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Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel - Jambiani Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel

Kibigija Beach, Jambiani - Map
 
 
"Short break in paradise"
My friend and I had the most amazing time in Zanzibar staying at Sea View. Unfortunately it was rainy season so had limited time to spend sunbathing. However, the staff were very helpful and arranged for us to do tours into town and the spice farm. Had an excellent massage by the resident therapist. Food at the restaurant was very good and fresh, as was breakfast. The staff made the experience for us, they looked after us and took us out to the local parties and we had so much fun. Definitely recommended for everyone- families, couples and young travellers like us. Thank you everyone at Sea View!
C & J from london
Nestled on the beach, this lodge is in Jambiani, within the vicinity of Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Regional attractions …More
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa - Bububu Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
$160

Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa

Chuini Ruins, Bububu - Map
 
 
"Relaxing, romantic and right next to the beach"
Our five nights at Hakuna Matata were amongst the most comfortable and relaxed we have spent abroad. From the welcome drink on arrival to the daily assortment of flowers strewn around the bungalow every last detail was cared for. The onsite excursion desk arranged our numerous activities in Zanzibar, from sunset cruise to tour of historic Stonetown, and were accommodating and understanding when we provided our own agenda. The lodge itself shows so much attention to detail, and being sited amongst the historic ruins meant romantic nights in the Sultan's minaret or swimming in the (refurbished) old baths were daily activities. Our private beach was the setting for morning and evening swims, and walks during the day when the tide was out, as well as memorable dinners. The food is exquisite and again the attention to detail is obvious. The staff are friendly and welcoming without being obtrusive. All in all I do not have enough good to say about Hakuna Matata and would recommend this beach lodge and spa to anybody staying in Zanzibar. We had initially considered staying for one night on arrival due to its proximity to Stonetown and the airport before relocating to one of the resorts in the North or East but having visited those areas on excursions I can honestly say we lacked nothing by being on the West coast, and had the added benefit of seeing stunning sunsets every evening. Not only this but our relatively central location meant the whole island was within our reach.
Tom from Gloucester, UK
On a private sand beach in Bububu, this lodge is within the vicinity of Chapwani Island, Prison Island, and Livingstone's …More
Michamvi Sunset Bay - Michamvi Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Michamvi Sunset Bay

Michamvi Kae, Michamvi - Map
 
 
"Great hotel:)"
I stayed with my two boys here for 6 days. Excellent stay. Anton is a perfect person for all the activities. Do snorkeling trip and the dolphin trip together with Anton:)
A Traveller
This hotel is by the ocean, nestled on a beach in Michamvi within easy reach of scuba diving and snorkeling. Regional …More
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel - Nungwi Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
$271

Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel

Nungwi Peninsular, North Region, Nungwi - Map
 
 
"Lovely Hotel with lovely staff"
We stayed in room 15 and were really pleased with all the staff and facilities. This hotel is really nice and all the staff were so attentive at all times.
Ian and Julie from Brigsley England
On the northern most peninsula of Zanzibar Island, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel overlooks a sparkling expanse of iridescent Indian …More
Mashariki Palace Hotel - Zanzibar Town Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
$288

Mashariki Palace Hotel

PO Box 3904 Shangani, Zanzibar Town - Map
 
 
"Great Location in Stone Town"
Wow what an enjoy stay. I would definitely stay there again if/when I return to Zanzibar. Makila the manager was super and her stay extremely friendly and workful. Asanta Sana
leo from Dubai
This historic hotel is located in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), near the airport, House of Wonders, Old Fort, and Forodhani …More
Kichanga Lodge - Michamvi Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Kichanga Lodge

Michamvi, Po. Box 4242, Michamvi - Map
 
 
"A gem of a beach lodge - scenic & friendly!"
We have just come back from our stay at Kichanga and had a wonderful time, we would recommend to all! We stayed for 4 nights after a week long safari and then stayed for 2 nights in a lodge near Stone Town. Our stay here was a highlight of our trip, the lodge is near a lovely quiet beach that is very hot in the morning-afternoon and then shady in the late afternoon (when tea & cake is served at the beach bar!). The beach is sandy and swept clear of seaweed every morning (unlike some of the beaches further along...), the walk to the sea to swim is a little dangerous though as the sea bed here is coral and sea urchins - you'll need water shoes, the lodge do also provide them. We arranged x2 excursions with the reception - I would avoid the people selling excursions on the beach as they aren't insured - and they were both very reasonable priced & excellent. We went snorkeling after lunch at The Rock & saw the red colobus monkeys at Jozani Forest. Highly recommended! We had beach bungalows with ocean views: 10 & 11. Our bungalow (10) was great and had a stone roof, but 11 had a wooden roof in the traditional style and unfortunately it was pretty noisy at night and let in a few mosquitoes. The owner, Nigel, was welcoming and gave us some good advice for our onward trip to Stone Town. The staff were friendly & attentive, the receptionist had noticed that it was my birthday during our stay and arranged a very lovely surprise on the day!
Sophie from London
Situated on the South East coast of the Island of Zanzibar, in a privileged quiet position, Kichanga Lodge faces a stunningly …More
Ocean Paradise Resort - Kiwengwa Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Ocean Paradise Resort

Kiwengwa Beach, North East Coast, Kiwengwa - Map
 
 
"Great experience at Ocean Paradise"
We had a great 4 night stay at Ocean Paradise Resort in Zanzibar this December. The service was excellent, rooms were perfect, and the resort is set against an amazingly beautiful white sanded backdrop. The staff did everything from arrange a private beach dinner for us to pack us a snack pack for our early morning departure to the airport. You won't have to travel out of the resort for much - the facilities really do cover most needs. Three drawbacks come to mind - the ever annoying beach-boys and shopkeeper Masai that hound guests who walk the beach pretend to be friendly when they just want to get money out your pocket. The price of drinks at the resort is high. Going full board may save you lots of money. The resort is also on the eastern side of the island. So expect 60min trips to and from the airport or Stone Town. The Safari Blue and Slave Market tours are a must. Take your own hat! If you have to buy one on the beach the starting price to foreigners is $17.50 for a cheapie. Other than that, I'd recommend the resort to anybody.
Eugene from South Africa
This Kiwengwa resort is located by the ocean and situated on the beach within walking distance of Mapenzi Beach. Area …More
Ras Michamvi Beach Resort - Michamvi Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
$208

Ras Michamvi Beach Resort

P.O. Box 635, Michamvi, Michamvi - Map
 
 
"Great place"
If you want somewhere just to relax and enjoy the beauty and scenery this is the place. Plenty of jaunts to see the island. Great location, staff and rooms. Food was excellent!!! Totally enjoyed my stay and would go back and highly recommend.
Rich from uk
On a private white sand beach, this hotel is by the ocean in Michamvi, within easy reach of scuba diving and water skiing …More
The Z Hotel - Nungwi Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

The Z Hotel

Nungwi Beach, Nungwi - Map
 
 
"Fabulous location, great view, highly recommended."
A great spot for relaxing and relieving jet lag. Beautiful beach and location. Food was good and rooms were well maintained and serviced. Loved it!
gavin
This Nungwi hotel is located by the ocean, nestled on the beach a short distance from Nungwi Beach, Kendwa Beach, and Mnarani …More
Dongwe Ocean View - Dongwe Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Dongwe Ocean View

Dongwe Road, Dongwe - Map
 
 
"If you looking for isolation this is the place"
Stayed two days of shear relaxation. I like the idea of no TV in the rooms. Great white sanded beach. Staff very friendly at times it appeared they outnumbered the quest. About an hour from Stone Town.
leo from Dubai
Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar, Dongwe Ocean View Hotel is a new boutique resort vacation hotel …More

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