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Offering an outdoor pool and a private beach area, Jaribu Beach Hotel is set in Paje in the Zanzibar Region, 24 mi from Zanzibar City. We found Jaribu Beach Hotel a perfect place to get away from the busy city routine: located right on the beach it is very peaceful and beautiful. The center of Paje is walking distance away (25 mins beach walk or 5 mins by taxi). The host Masoud and all the staff are super nice: we got help renting a scooter, advise about the places nearby and overall they made us feel cozy and welcome, like home. Breakfast was included - was full and tasty. Having decided to try dinner on the site we did't get disappointed: everything was very fresh and delicious. Our room was clean and spacious with big chairs outside to chill with the sea view. We had an amazing stay there, thank you!
Located in Jambiani, The Loop Beach Resort features an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a terrace. Among the various facilities of this property are a shared lounge and a bar. Good food, good music, so relaxing, so clean. Really pleasant place to be and the staff were lovely and welcoming.
Featuring a private beach area, a year-round outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, Mahali Zanzibar is set in Paje, Zanzibar. The hotel features a sun terrace and views of the sea. We stayed in one of the ocean view doubles, and the view was spectacular. The Mahali is on the nicest stretch of sandy beach. The staff are lovely, the breakfast buffet wonderful, the room spacious with a nice balcony, and AC and hot water worked well.
Offering a year-round outdoor pool ,a spa center and a diving center in the neighboring hotel, Zanzibar Queen Hotel is set in Matemwe in the Zanzibar Region. Staff were amazing, food was great, we stayed in the villa and it was very private and all you need. Pool and all facilities were clean. The hotel even does themed nights so BBQ or bands come to play. There’s also so many activities available to do snorkeling, diving, dolphins, turtles, island trips. The locals are extremely friendly and it’s safe to book trips with them too. We had an amazing time and would definitely go back! Paradise!
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, Zanzibar Bandas Boutique Hotel is located in Matemwe, 3.7 mi from Dove Spot. This hotel offers room service, luggage storage space and free WiFi. If you are looking for small, cozy boutique hotel on the beach this is the right place. Hotel has only 6 rooms, access to the beach, nice small swimming pool and a great food. You can have your breakfast, lunch or dinner on your balcony near the beach. Kitchen offer vegetarian meals as well which are very tasty. Staff is super nice and helpful.
Located in Jambiani, Sharazād Boutique Hotel offers a garden and plunge pool. Zanzibar City is 25 mi away. Some units have a terrace and/or patio. Each unit is fitted with a private bathroom. Beautiful beach front property with romantic villas, staff who went out of their way to accommodate (they created vegan menus just for us), two beautiful pools.
Located in Kizimkazi, 27 mi from Zanzibar City, Mnana Lodge features a restaurant and free WiFi. The hotel has a barbecue and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Wonderfully helpful staff. Beautiful grounds. Clean spacious rooms with excellent water pressure and heat (not easy to find on the island). A great quiet and relaxed vibe. Excellent meals as well. All around perfect.
Featuring a private beach area, Seasons Lodge Zanzibar is a hotel in Pongwe offering water sports facilities and garden. The property also features an outdoor swimming pool. Best freshly cooked food in any hotel I ever I stayed in
Featuring a seafront location in Zanzibar City, Park Hyatt Zanzibar offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant. This air-conditioned hotel comes with free WiFi access and has a spa and wellness center. Super friendly great location nice view from the room
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Pongwe Beach Hotel is located in Pongwe. WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a patio and a seating area. Everything was simply perfect, this hotel exceeded our expectations! Great location of the hotel, everything (not just the room) was clean, DELICIOUS food, super friendly, kind and helpful staff (reception, waiters, housekeeping), amazing views from the hotel and perfect "private" beach.
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Zanzibar Retreat Hotel is located in Matemwe, a 10 seconds walk from the beach. Free WiFi access is available. We had an excellent start of our trip to Zanzibar at Zanzibar Retreat.
Seles Bungalows are located in Matemwe. The open-air restaurant has views of the ocean and serves local Swahili cuisine and fresh sea food. Free WiFi access is available. Clean rooms, quiet, laid back, beautiful setting.
Located in Zanzibar City, the unique and historical Zanzibar Coffee House offers individually designed rooms and suites. It features a coffee shop and a roof top terrace, overlooking Stone Town. Friendly staff, great location, clean and comfortable. Food and coffee were really good.
Set on its own stretch of white sand beach, The Residence Zanzibar is a 55-minute drive from Zanzibar City. The property features a garden and offers free WiFi to its guests. I like the stuff well mannered and helpful and the place itself it’s beautiful and clean
Located along its own private sandy beach in Matemwe, Villa Kiva Boutique Hotel features large gardens and an outdoor pool. It is 28 mi from Stone Town, and offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Everything was perfect! The huge room, the bathroom so calm and nicely furnitured, the bottle of...
Set in Kiwengwa, 6.8 mi from Kichwele Forest Reserve, Melia Zanzibar has a private beach area, an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. The private beach was quiet and beautifully maintained.
TheSpot is offering accommodations in Jambiani. The property features a bar, as well as a restaurant serving Italian cuisine. The property has sea views and a year-round outdoor pool. The Beach is better than in photo. The staff was very friendly and entertaining.
Set in the Nungwi Beach district of Nungwi, Pasha Nungwi Hotel offers a garden, a terrace and a shared lounge. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Hotel is in a fantastic location and the hosts are super friendly. I would love to come stay again!
Located on Zanzibar’s Michamvi Peninsula, Kikoi Boutique Hotel is 40 mi from Stone Town. Kikoi Boutique Hotel has a private beach area and a garden. Location, very peaceful and lovely staff
Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort and Spa is located in Zanzibar City, 3.3 miles from Peace Memorial Museum. Excellent breakfast in a long, long time!
Featuring a garden and terrace, as well as a restaurant, The Island - Pongwe Lodge is located in Pongwe. The property provides an outdoor pool and a 24-hour front desk. The beautiful pictures of the Island don't do it justice - when seeing it with your own eyes and...
Featuring water sports facilities and outdoor swimming pool, as well as a restaurant, Driftwood Beach Lodge is located in Jambiani. I had a fantastic time at the Driftwood after a busy few weeks working in Dar es Salaam.
Set in Jambiani, Blue Moon Resort offers its guests free WiFi, private beach access and an outdoor swimming pool with a solarium. The staff were absolutely amazing, right from the staff to the management especially Francesca.
Featuring a private beach area, Jafferji Beach Retreat is located in Matemwe and is 2.8 miles from Dive Spot. Among the various facilities are an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Honestly nothing; everything was so perfect.
Featuring a sun terrace with a swimming pool, as well as a private beach area, Royal Cliff Zanzibar is located in Zanzibar City. The people working there are excellent and very welcoming.
Located on Bwejuu Beach on Zanzibar's east coast, Anna of Zanzibar is set in a tropical garden and offers an outdoor pool, spa and shared lounge area. Stone Town is 1-hour away. everything , the location , the beach , the food , the services , the kidness of the people and of...
Located on the beautiful Bwejuu Beach on the South East Coast, Breezes Beach Club and Spa features an outdoor pool, restaurants and water sport facilities. The Villa, the dive center, the staff are amazing from all aspects. The whole hotel is great :)
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. The place is in amazing location, is next to stone-town and old fort, really cool location.
Located in Zanzibar City, 1312 feet from The Zanzibar Curio shop, Al-Minar Hotel has a terrace and a shared lounge. Great staff, good location, I would recommend!
Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel is located in Matemwe, 4.3 mi from Dove Spot and has an outdoor swimming pool. Each accommodations at the 4-star hotel has sea views and free WiFi. The staff were all extremely attentive going above and beyond to give you a wonderful experience.
Located in a lush green garden on the beach in the center of Paje, The Waterfront Zanzibar Beach Hotel features a sun terrace with an outdoor pool. The photos match the experience I had. The breakfast was wonderful. The rooms were superb.
Aya Beach Bungalows is located in Kizimkazi, within 1.7 miles of Old Mosque and 1.9 miles of Dolphin Diving. This 3-star hotel offers a shared lounge. Love the style of Aya! The stairway down to the beach is heavenly...
Located in Nungwi, within less than 1 km of Ras Nungwi Lighthouse (Hog Point) and a 12-minute walk of Mnarani Aquarium (Marine Turtles Conservation Pond), Nungwi Dreams provides accommodations with an... beach view is fantastic the staff at the receiption two the two ladies were very warm and helpful
Offering an outdoor pool and views of the city, Annex of Tembo Hotel is located in Stone Town in the Zanzibar Region, 1.4 mi from Zanzibar City. clean pool, Nice breakfast, Nice facilities
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Zanzibar was great. However, my expectations nd what I got were very different, not in a bad way, just different. Things don't function as efficiently in the rain so either don't go during the rainy season or hope it doesn't rain while you are there. It's a great city though. The people are really friendly and everyone knows each other which gives it a really homey feel. The history was also super cool to learn about. The sunsets were definitely the best I have seen in the world and white sandy beaches were up there as well (although, Diani in Kenya, still have my favourite beaches). Snorkelling was amazing and even had the unexpected chance of swimming with Dolphins. My suggestion would be to fly directly to Zanzibar. The ferry from Dar es Salaam was really long and as far as I am concerned, you're not missing much by not going to Dar es Salaam first.
I fell in love with this place! The people, the charm of the old buildings, the food, the ocean. It's an amazing place to visit. Just beware of the local street peddlers trying to sell you things. Some can be aggressive. All in all, I look forward yo visiting again! Try staying at the Doubletree or Zanzibar Serena. For indian-inspired cuisine and fresh cocktails, try The Silk Route.You'll be glad you did!
The village is small and the people welcoming. Though there are very few amenities (basic store, small post office, basic bakery, restaurants) it has everything you need for a stay on the beach. The beach is lovely and less occupied then other areas of Zanzibar. Perfect place to chill, but don’t expect much nightlife/activity in the village itself. You can arrange dive trips/island tours/dolphin watching in town or with hotels
I really enjoyed my stay. Zanzest was wonderfully relaxing inexpensive and the staff were super helpful. It is quite a distance away from the center of Zanzibar and of everything taxis were the most expensive part of the trip. Did a lot of sight seeing, swimming, drinking beer shandy and generally catching a great tan!
Beautiful tides and beaches. Must see location in Zanzibar. Unfortunately there is a huge difference between the real life outside vs what they offer in hotels. Common problem in Africa... still amazing local people!
The city exudes charm filled with centurie old buildings boasting Arabian architecture, as well as eastern influences entwined with African culture. People are friendly but at times can be overwhelming with so many offerings of tours. Zanzibar offers the most amazing beaches you will ever come across. The Safari Blu is a must on the tour list. Make sure you bargain before you do any shopping prices are always hiked up especially if you are a tourist.
Its lovely and quiet. You get a glimpse of the community, and it’s less expensive than up North. We lazed at the beach. Drank cocktails, ate prawns. Kite surfing is a big sport in this part of Zanzibar. Jambiani is just an hr drive from the airport. There isn’t much actuvity for kids to do in this part that is why we had a daytrip to Kendwa
Zanzibar City is a natural choice as either a destination or a stop on the way to one of the beach areas. It is full of history, plenty of lodging choices and lots of friendly waterfront or water-view bars and restaurants. We had only one full day in the city, and it was not enough for a good orientation. Two to three would have been much better. We took the halfday Stone Town walking tour and found it extremely informative and a good overview. It was arranged through our hotel (Al-Minar). We also took an short spice tour arranged by our hotel and wished we had done some research to choose one more to our liking or skipped it altogether. The tour we were on (perhaps all of them?) went to a sort of demonstration plantation, where we did get to see lots of our kitchen spices as nature supplies them. This is interesting. However, our tour included no history of the industry, no exposure to the processes of spice production (such as drying) or anything other than the plants themselves. Along the tour were many entrepreneurs, selling or offering products (oils, fruit) or demonstrations (shimmying up a coconut tree), for tips. We would have preferred something more informative and less commercial. Again, though, this is likely a function of the tour operator or even the individual guide. Because we were on a timetable, our tour was private ($40), including transportation and a local guide at the plantation. There are organized tours that last all day and include additional activities, which might have been more interesting. Overall, though, a worthwhile stop en route to the beach.
I read that Nungwi has more nightlife than other areas in Zanzibar, but it was still pretty lacking. There are several beachside bars, but it's definitely not a party place... Which was just fine for us. Nungwui has fine, white sand with clear turquoise water. Perfect beach and one of my favorites!
Zanzibar is a beautiful set of islands. Stone Town (in Zanzibar City) is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with plenty of beautiful sites to visit. Other islands with beautiful beaches, snorkelling, giant tortoises and peacocks are a short boat ride away. On the culinary side, plenty of seafood and spices are available. I stayed in Stone Town (expect for a short trip to Prison Island), where all is in a walkable distance.
9.5 Exceptional 210 reviews
First of all, the resort is wonderful. There are 7 bungalovs and that's it. That is what is needed. Simple as this. You can watch the sunrise right in your bed, looking at the beautiful ocean. It is so quiet and clean. The staff is polite and helpful. Nobody is disturbing you. It is like a heaven on Earth. Besides, the hotel owner Gabriel is a wonderful man. He really gives a lot from himself to make you feel at home. You will understand why this resort is one of the best in Zanzibar.
9.0 Awesome 486 reviews
Amazing hotel with very friendly staff. The location of the hotel is unique as it’s amongst the few in Zanzibar that has a direct beach access and the beach is the best since the tides are mid/low. Rooms are very clean and we had a nice view of beach and pool (room #30) where we enjoyed sunset and sunrise views from our balcony. I would definitely recommend this hotel. You can also ask the reception to help you organize activities if you’re interested to go around.
8.8 Excellent 994 reviews
The hotel facilitates, set within a beautiful historical building, made for a wonderful start to our Zanzibar adventure! The staff were pleasant and helpful; the location and views are great. Wi-Fi worked wonderfully! The regular room rates are quite expensive but, with a deal found through Booking, we had great value for our money. I'm probably forgetting something but, all-in-all, a wonderful stay. One of our best accommodation-memories of Zanzibar!
8.7 Excellent 1,063 reviews
This hotel has a great location in Stone Town. Price was reasonable. Room, bed and toilet are clean and comfortable. Breakfast was also great. The hotel manager was really helpful in recommending things to do, where to eat, etc. The hotel arranged for our pickup and dropoff at the Zanzibar airport (both ways) with no issues. The hotel always answered our questions prior to arrival within 24 hours which is great. We spent 3 nights with 2 rooms. Great hotel.
8.5 Very Good 181 reviews
The location was right in the heart of Stone Town. Easy access to Forodhani and surrounding shopping and sightseeing. I chose this hotel to give my parter a taste of Zanzibari culture and history and it did not disappoint. It would have been interesting to see a couple of the other rooms (if they were vacant) as they are all uniquely decorated to commemorate a famous Zanzibarian personality. Something staff could offer when checking in perhaps?
9.6 Exceptional 265 reviews
You feel like home! Very quiet, charming and relaxing hotel, close to the beach. Nicole and her staff are really nice and helpful: we had one pair of glasses sucked by the swimming pool and we forgot one paint souvenir at the reception when we left, they helped us and managed to gather the glasses and bring our stuff to the hotel at Zanzibar StoneTown. We enjoyed the Baladin beers, especially the spicy “Rock’n Roll”. Get there with no doubts.
8.1 Very Good 440 reviews
This room was almost its value and that is hard to find in zanzibar. It was a simple room with all the important amenities. Mosquitoes were very few. It is very staregically located. Its both near to the ocean and the city center. Although there was a lot of activity going on outside the hotel...the inside was very quiet. I did not see mosquitoes in the rooms too. The resturant upstairs was pleasant and food was also fine
8.5 Very Good 312 reviews
This place is beautiful with eye-catching gardens. The rooms are clean, breakfast on the rooftop each morning overlooking the water is an inspiration and staff go out of their way to help meet your needs. Oh, and there is a lovely massage room within the hotel for extra relaxation! Good value for money - I recommend it to anyone visiting Zanzibar. Perfect for solo travelers and couples alike.
8.8 Excellent 116 reviews
I think the best part about Hotel Verde Zanzibar is the staff. The people they have are excellent in all aspects. Starting from the people that picked us from the airport, we experienced excellent service. The facilities are excellent and always clean and well kept and maintained as well. Everything about Hotel Verde Zanzibar is excellent.
8.8 Excellent 213 reviews
Oh my, restaurant at the hotel! We were coming back even when living at distant beaches - to enjoy chef's cicade lobster and octopus salad!! 5 min to one of the very best beaches on Zanzibar, calm and nice garden location, nicely decorated rooms - this hotel is obviously THE BEST (and more) you can find in Nungwi for this price!
8.1 Very Good 594 reviews
This hotel is in a good location and it was quiet. They have a great rooftop restaurant, which is where breakfast is served. We were only here one night but enjoyed the decor with the Zanzibari furniture and ambiance. They also made sure we could get the transfers and tours we wanted, easily booked right near reception.
8.8 Excellent 316 reviews
The room was nice and big, the bed super comfortable. The hotel is in old zanzibari style, quiet and placement is great.Staff is helpful and friendly. The breakfast is huge, don't get too excited or you might have to go back to your room for a digestive nap before leaving to explore the city!
7.4 Good 128 reviews
I enjoyed calmness of the location in contrast to any public space in Zanzibar. The room was very spatious, equiped with shelves, small table and two chairs (not common in Zanzibar hotels). The food they prepared for us was delicious. In the garden we could dry our swimming suites and towels.
8.1 Very Good 920 reviews
The hotel was very comfortable, the room was quite spacious and neat, the service was very on point, the staffs were very friendly and helpful, especially Jacqueline in the front desk, i loved the welcome drink she gave us. i will definately go back there when next i'm in zanzibar.
6.8 Review score 61 reviews
the location is perfect. the building is very old, but that gives a special charm to the hotel. Surprisingly! The breakfast was he best we had tried in Zanzibar's hotels. Good daily cleaning, free water, tea and coffee in the rooms.
9.4 Awesome 241 reviews
Nothing to say other than WOW! Hotel feels very cozy and safe. I have stayed in approximately 10 different hotels all over Zanzibar over the last three years and this one is by far the best. I can only recommend it.
8.1 Very Good 434 reviews
we were in many places in Zanzibar during our journey and this hotel was the best. we really enjoyed from everything, from the staff and owner to breakfast and cleanness.
8.8 Excellent 594 reviews
The backpacker central of Zanzibar. Centrally located and has all the amenities you might need. Having double beds in the dorm is something more hostels should have!
8.1 Very Good 70 reviews
Excellent location, food and service. Heaven in Zanzibar to relax and enjoy tide. Best hotel in Nungwi.
8.9 Excellent 68 reviews
Very friendly and easy-going atmosphere, staff is not in a hurry but this is general mood "Hakuna Matata". By the end of our stay we made friends with most of the staff. Nice room with excellent view of the ocean, various pools of different shape, plenty of fruits, music and dancing - what else you need for relax!