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Zanzibar House

Matemwe

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.

The spacious rooms have views of the palm grove garden or the Indian Ocean, and include terraces with seating areas. Free Wi-Fi is available is all areas. Attention to details 😊Very helpful and friendly staff Delicious 4 course dinner.

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9
Awesome
122 reviews

Villa Kiva Boutique Hotel

Matemwe

Located along its own private sandy beach in Matemwe, Villa Kiva Boutique Hotel features large gardens and an outdoor pool. It is 45 km from Stone Town, and offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the Villa Kiva Boutique Hotel. Its restaurant offers a menu based on the rich and variegated Zanzibar tradition, fresh seafood dishes and European specialties. The staff (which was lead by the Italian manager) was fantastic - every single one of them from the cleaning ladies to the bar men. I will definitely be back.

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9
Awesome
337 reviews

Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Zanzibar City

The bright, air-conditioned rooms feature Zanzibari décor and feature a private entrance. They come fitted with a seating area, mosquito net draped over the bed, a flat-screen satellite TV and a safe. The private bathroom come with a uniquely designed bathtub or shower. Fantastic breakfast with a varied spread for all tastes.

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8.7
Excellent
1,614 reviews

Tembo House Hotel

Zanzibar City

Offering a pool and restaurant, the historic Tembo House Hotel is located in Zanzibar City, a 3-minute walk from the Old Fort and House of Wonders. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Decorated with wood carved furniture, and offering a Swahili four-poster bed, each room features a seating area with TV, air conditioning and a bathroom with shower and traditional hammam bath. Most of the rooms feature a balcony with sea or pool views. The manager did everything to make our stay perfect! Highly recommended!

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8.5
Very Good
1,712 reviews

Moonshine Uroa Boutique Hotel

Uroa

Offering beach front accommodation in Uroa, on the eastern coast of Unguja, Moonshine Uroa Boutique Hotel is privately owned and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant.

With sea or garden views, the spacious rooms at Moonshine Uroa Boutique Hotel include air conditioning and a bathroom with bath or shower. The beds are draped with a mosquito net. 1. Room is very spacious and very well equiped with African style beds, wardrobe, adaptor, glasses and ammenities for coffee and powder milk. 2. The view is amazing. You practically see the ocean, hear the waves, just beautiful beach, cleaned daily and clean pool in front of the room view. 3. I left the staff at last, because I could write a novel about these friendly people who made us feel VIP guests. The restaurant staff are there for you, they played a lot with Eva and Alex and always with their smile upon made us feel like in a friend's home. The service is prompt and all orders are placed by room. You pay at the end of your stay. I would appreciate various dishes at the restaurant, coffee drinks and cocktail menus. We tested all other places on the beach to eat and Moonshine restaurant was the only one serving tuna fish. Well done, with coconut rice or grilled vegetables. Really tasty. Ibrahim, Eva and all the staff there are really amazing people whom I'll miss a lot.

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8.4
Very Good
339 reviews

Forodhani Park Hotel

Zanzibar City

Offering a rooftop terrace with outdoor pool and cafe, Forodhani Park Hotel in Stown Town is conveniently located at the Old Fort and just across the road from Forodhani Gardens.

Rooms at Forodhani Park Hotel are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom. Most of the rooms have a balcony facing the Old Fort. They have beautiful furniture, helpful staff, and they are right near the beach and ferry.

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8.4
Very Good
785 reviews

Mchanga Beach Resort

Pwani Mchangani

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Mchanga Beach Resort is located next to Pwani Mchangani village. Free WiFi access is available.

Each room here will provide you with air conditioning, fan, a patio and tea-and-coffee making facilities. Everything was perfect on this location. This resort it's perfect for budget, wonderful view, beach, breakfast, dinner.

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8.5
Very Good
189 reviews

Indigo Beach Zanzibar

Bwejuu Beach, Bwejuu

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Indigo Beach Zanzibar is located in Bwejuu. Free WiFi access is available in this resort.

The rooms contain Swahili-style furnishings and the bathrooms come with a shower and free toiletries. Extras include a fan. Everything else! The staff are incredible, super friendly, lovely and sweet, and go above and beyond to accommodate every need you may have.

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8.4
Very Good
133 reviews

Pongwe Bay Resort

Pongwe

Pongwe Bay Resort is situated on Pongwe Beach. This beachfront resort is surrounded by a lush and tropical garden, white sand beach and a swimming pool.

With a private entrance, the units at Pongwe Bay Resort feature thatched-roofs and Swahili elements of décor. The rooms are air-conditioned and have a mosquito net draped over the bed, a sofa and a patio offering views of the pool, garden or sea. - Rooms, especially bathrooms are beautiful. - Dining & Bar staff are amazing, so friendly & open to conversations about their lives growing up in Tanzania. The included nibblies at the bar before dinner were wonderful, the variety of food was good. - Last-minute bookings made through the front desk for taxies were great. - Property is really well maintained & clean always. - Security at front gate 24hrs. - Stunning spot, gorgeous place to go for a lengthy beach walk. - The hotel guide Mr Armani, dropped everything on the day & took us on an amazing trip snorkelling to Mnemba Island. - If you are a confident city driver I would recommend hiring a car for your time here, the location is stunning but quite far from everything else so having a car would have made for ease of travel. A family who we met staying a Pongwe had hired a car & were enjoying the freedoms involved. - Part of the reason we stayed here is that it was equal distance for day trips from Stone Town & then also for day trips to the north.

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8.9
Excellent
372 reviews

Kiwengwa Bungalow Boutique Resort

Kiwengwa Beach, Kiwengwa

Kiwengwa Bungalow Boutique Resort is 40 km away from Zanzibar Airport and offers a private beach area, an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Free WiFi is available.

The apartments come with a terrace and a bathroom with shower. Some units feature air conditioning while others offer a ceiling fan. Each bed is draped with a mosquito net. Cleanliness Decor Soundproof room Service Security

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8.8
Excellent
232 reviews

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