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P.O.Box 3361 North coast, 00 000 Nungwi, Tanzania – Show map
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Fishing, Pool Table, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Snorkeling, Water Sports Facilities (on site), Spa, Massage, Beachfront, Bicycle Rental, Library, Evening Entertainment
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Air Conditioning
From 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child from 3 to 10 years is charged USD 30 per person per night in an extra bed.
One older child or adult is charged 100 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Situated along Nungwi Beach, Z Hotel features an infinity swimming pool, a small spa and, a restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean. The hotel also offers a champagne and cocktail bar.
Score from 50 reviews Wonderful
Situated on a private sand beach overlooking the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar House in Matemwe features a swimming pool and bar. Scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities are also available.
Score from 38 reviews Wonderful
Located on Kendwa Beach, the oasis of luxury that is Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa offers guests stylish, individually decorated accommodation with a terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean or garden.
Score from 93 reviews Excellent
Situated a private stretch of Nungwi Beach, the refurbished Smiles Beach Hotel features sun loungers and hammocks, as well as a large tropical garden.
Score from 56 reviews Very good
Great hotel! The view from the balcony is fantastic . You can relax there all day long. The breakfast and Tuesday's buffet in the evening is delicious . At first we got the garden view room, and had no hot water in the shower. We called reception and was immediately upgrated to a beach view room.
Prices in the bar are a little higher then other hotels. No WiFi connection in the rooms (at public areas it works fine).
remote location, quiet and peaceful place, friendly staff, very nice beach (not many people walking around, no sellers, safe), very nice territory
no wifi in the room, shower sink wasn't working properly, no good coffee
The staff was excellent. The food was fantastic. The beach was great for wading in the tidepools at low tide and swimming as the tide came in more. The excursions through the watersports shop were great.
Suppers were great especially the Seafood Platters and BBQ's. Professional Team that handles the water sports and excursions. Admin and restaurant's staff were excellent.
The service at the bar was very reactive and the rooms were a bit small. Will upgrade next time to a larger room/cottage.
Whilst in a location to get to anywhere else in Nungwi with ease, it has a sense of isolation and calm that is not generally found in other resorts. Great and various seating options and good pool for all ages.
The bar was a little expensive, but that is by Tanzanian prices and not tourist ones.
Very nice place, beautiful view and garden. The staff is great.
The food is not on the level of this place, breakfast is always the same and the diner should be always a bife and not just two times on a week.
The waiters and kitchen staff were very good especially Salum, Jina and Neema. Silvie at Reception was very helpful. All Bar staff were good like Sebastian. Chef Bila cooked us the best lobster
Pestering by sellers of tours etc. At Reception Khamis wes not efficient with giving change or a service and took advantage of us - charged 20$ for 2 jars of Cadbury Cocoa!!
Place, atmosphere, friendly staff
proximity of the ocean, a desolate place, friendly staff
Breakfast is very poor, lack of opportunity to drink a cup of natural coffee during the day
the resort is very pretty, the personnel was just VERY-VERY freindly and helpful, they can even book your tickets, the dinners/suppers and even breakfasts here were very interesting, delicious and tasty; the beach really "works", of course, only between high/low tides, but it's Indian Ocean and Nungwi - it's a feature of such rest, the pool is quite good, not very large, but clean and deep in one part, so, suitable for adults who like water and swimming a little
the room is quite small, and there is no TV (but actually there was no need in it at all for us, but probably some travellers will need it if they are going to stay her for more than 5 days), wi-fi works good at reception, in our room it works weakly and the speed was slow, but walking thru the garden with many rabbits ("bannies") is quite pleasant as well
Loved the family apartment. Stayed with our teenager and pre-teen children-- it was great! The staff was really pleasant and the hotel was great- they helped us with everything we needed. The place is secure and serene-- would definitely stay there again.
Everything was perfect The beach at the hotel has a lot of seaweeds and other sea creatures (sea urchins, hermit crabs, starfish, etc) which are very cool to look at during low tide but make swimming less pleasant during high tide (I walked on a sea urchin barefoot-- ouch!) However, Kendwa beach is just 45min walk away or 15000 tsh (less than $10) by taxi.
The open nature; Not too many tourists; peacefulness, the colour of the water so distinctive of Mnarani, the closeness of the waterfront; the wonderful layout of the setup with numerous hangmats & hammocks & hanging beds etc. It really is as indicated on the marketing video ! Good administrative abilities of management before arrival. Ideal for couples of all ages that want to forget about normal live and its worries ! We'll certainly visit again
The so-called "self catering" house had no stove connected and no crocery, nor pots & pans - we chose this more expensive option for the sake of travelling with babies ! the geyser and aircons had to be repaired (also TV) but quick responce was appreciated (although the batteries of aircon of main bedroom lasted onloy 24 hours ! Daily cleaning is contribuiting to stay in routine instead of forgetting about time. Settling the account was not desirable - nearly double charged for services if not controlled carefully ! Double checking is crucial. This resort is not really catering for babies (no baby chairs in dining area; no playground for babies - staff not aware of baby needs) Food portions are not always adequate for the amount of diners - rather too little food that too much !
Loved really everything! The location was fantastic as was the view. (Great spot to see the sunset) Loved the dinners that were included in the price - everyday was something new and different and the meals tasted fantastic!!!!! The owner and his staff are so wonderful! They really made us feel welcome! The swings and hammocks are to die for! Rooms are basic but very clean. The village is a short distant walk but in the heat if feels farther. Would return in a heartbeat!
service was very good and staff friendly and very helpfull
rooms are small not much place for Luggage if you stay longer period I would that a problem,
Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. Beautiful location. Bar tenders were great.
I did not like the menu. The food was mostly curried and not the fresh sea food that I had hoped for. There are a few staff members that do their colleagues a disservice by being rude and not helpful. I would have also appreciated a receipt upon check out.
Nice (if a bit isolated) location if you don't mind walking (was advised not to walk after dusk). Beach vista with local fishing vessels very nice to look at.
Room required insect killing spray to be used liberally due to many bugs and mosquito. I suspect this was due to the doors being left open during cleaning as there were screens on the windows). Dangerous watercraft (sit on top kayak) was provided which sank due to a broken seal cap to the storage compartment which resulted in gradual filling with water in less than calm conditions. We (two experienced kayakers) were rescued by rope from patrons at an adjacent resort as we were pushed by the current near their pier. Fortunately we were wearing different life jackets to the one's initially offered (on our request). Staff at no time (including the resort owner after seeing a photo of the sit on top kayak completely submerged) acknowledged any responsibility, and only issued an insincere apology on direct request. Given the potential consequences (high tide meant there was no beach available for landing, only rock walls), I consider engaging in water activities a potential risk. I would closely supervise any minors engaging in such recreational activities at this hotel. As with some (not all) resorts in the area, the indifferent attitude of staff extended to the hospitality staff.
Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful location and grounds, delisious and well prepared food for dinner
too small portions for the food-specifically the dinner (although the food was top notch), too small lunch menu, bar was not well-stocked
The food does leave a lot to be desired. The Sawhili dinner was excellent though. The chef was helpful in serving
The staff really have a great rapport for accommodating the guests and Margaret does go out of her way to help with details. Genuine!
The food was limited and portion size was quite small for what you though you were getting. Need to have a resort store or something to get additional snacks. This may be a factor of not being there during high season. Please keep the bar stocked!!!
The staff were all friendly and helpful. The taxi came on time to meet us at the ferry port and the driver was very friendly and helpful. The facilities are great. We particularly liked the swinging beds outside our cottages and the pool. Everything in the room worked..safe, air-con, shower, lights etc. They made a lot of effort with the presentation of the food. A very enjoyable experience and would recommend this hotel.
Nothing to dislike!
competent multilingual staff at reception, friendly service, ecological conzept regarding 'mass of food', good food, house very clean, accomodation sufficient and secure. i was well treated and felt 'at home'. extended my stay as i didn't think i could find a better place. Lydia with thanks.
The manager and all staff were excellent. The chef cooked some of the best meals we have had in a restaurant. Great value for money, would definitely return.
The view of the sea
There was no direct access to the beautiful white sand.
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