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Jambiani 8244, 81874 Jambiani, Tanzania – Show map
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33 properties in Jambiani
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BBQ Facilities, Grounds, Terrace
Fishing, Windsurfing, Hiking, Cycling, Diving, Snorkeling, Massage, Private Beach Area, Beachfront, Bicycle Rental, Library
Food & Drink
Wired internet is available in public areas and charges apply.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Packed Lunches, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Tour Desk, Private Check-in/Check-out
villiges shops (219yrd)
Stone culture (109yrd)
in Vanilla house and Shadow bar (22yrd)
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 6 years are welcome.
One child from 7 to 12 years is charged 75 % of the room stay per night and person 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 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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Based on 20 reviews
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Situated along the white, sand Jambiani Beach, Blue Oyster Hotel features sun loungers along the beach with thatched Makuti parasols. There is also a rooftop restaurant and a beach bar.
Score from 125 reviews Excellent
Jambiani White Sands Bungalows are situated on the beach in the village of Jambiani. The resort has a restaurant and offers free WiFi. Activities include snorkelling, surfing and fishing.
Score from 27 reviews Good
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Demani Lodge Backpackers Zanzibar is located in Paje. WiFi access is available. You can enjoy garden view from the room.
Score from 26 reviews Very good
Located on a 300-metre long private beach, the Uroa Bay Beach Resort is set on the shores of the Indian Ocean. It includes a pool bar and a restaurant, and offers free WiFi in public areas.
Score from 178 reviews Very good
Beautiful house with friendly people. Is situated near ocean and there is beautiful viev. I like wooden beds, food was delicious! It's not five-star-hotel but it's a place that is good enough for rest and spend amazing time in Zanzibar and is not expensive.
The place is a dump. The one bed was smelling of dog urine (there are at least 3 dogs around the house - mainly next door). Vanilla House billed us wrong and wont repay us. The one bedroom could not be locked. There are no direction sign. We drove around for 90 minutes to find it, being sent from pillar to post. I suggest strongly, booking.com removes Vanilla House from its books to save it's own reputation.
Location and low tide on a sunny day
High tide and windy in The afternoon
the cold showers
The house was really cosy, furnitures were nice, the view of ocean was great. Perfect place for people who are looking for some rest, without noise and full of nature. Duwa and Mostafa were really friendly and taking good care of us. Duwa arranged a nice tour (dolphin, prison island & stone town) and the meals Mostafa cooked were very delicious.
The management charged the full amount as we made our booking from booking.com. We did not realise until the last moment. Another issue was that, the manager promised us to arrange a taxi to pick us up from the airport and take to the hotel. Yet nobody appeared. Since it was around 1am and there were no signs for the hotel, finding the house was quite hard. The surrounding of the house is a poor village with no-window and burnt houses, so in the middle of the night, arriving there after all the troubles, makes you question yourself 'was this house really a good choice?'. Thanks god there was the owner of the restaurant near the house and he gave us detailed information and helped us to calm down. On the other day, we made our complaints to Duwa, but all he could do was saying: manager is in Poland and she did not informed me.
lack of hot water for 5 days, dirty kitchen and bathroom, no person responsible for managing of house
There was some confusion about if the price was to be charged on the credit card or had to be paid to the hostel. I paid locally but was able to get it refunded by the manager Kassim Miliki after it was confirmed that booking.com has charged my credit card. The hostel is right at the beach. Some restaurants and shops are around.
The polish owner is not present at the hostel and the local staff maintains it "at good African standard". E.g. the water pump to the toilet on the second floor turned off every now and then. The stairway to the 2nd was missing a plank and moved when we walked on it. The toilet seat on the groundfloor should at least be fixed with 2 screws. The night we stayed we where not even given a key for our room.
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