Ratings based on 103 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom uk

Amazing setting and views

Posted Apr 18, 2015
Went off season so had the hotel almost to myself and looked after really well. Best sunsets I've ever seen.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

The true hotel experience

Posted Apr 11, 2015
Pros: The layout of the hotel was well designed from the infinity pool to the room locations.
Cons: Improvements could be made in the watersports equipment which is starting to look tired although well-managed.
Location: The location offers opportunities to take a Dhow to Prison island from the hotel. This included a tour guide and an opportunity to snorkel.
As a frequent worldwide traveller, I would place this hotel in one of my top 10 favourites. The views are second to none, the rooms are extremely comfortable and quiet and the staff are extremely attentive to all requirements. From the arrival to the departure everything was smooth and ready. If you are going to choose a hotel in Zanzibar, this is the one that you want to go for.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great Location but run down facility!

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Pros: Just the view
Location: We didn't feel safe leaving the hotel as the driver drove erratically and the people in town were tourist hungry and aggressive
We booked the Deluxe Room and it was dirty all throughout. The shower had mold/mildew stain and the water in the tub would not drain so we had to call maintenance we removed strings of hair from the drain; There we even spots on the towels and dirt marks on the outside of the jacuzzi tub. The refrigerator was dirty on the outside as well which they cleaned after we complained, non the less it was only stocked with two measly bottle of water. For almost $500/night I was shocked and disgusted and would absolutely not recommend this hotel to anyone. As a note management have us a bottle of sparkling wine for our problems but I would rather have had a discount instead a $20 bottle of wine for staying in a dirty room which we paid $438 for! Also we didn't leave our hotel as the driver drove like man men and the the people in Stone Town is very aggressive towards tourist.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom southsea england

Beautiful hotel amazing veiws

Posted Feb 16, 2015
Very beautiful location and near most things. Although dissapointed the free shuttle bus was only running at 9am and back at 1pm. The hotel advertises that there is one at 2pm which is not true. Which meant getting a taxi there and back was very expensive $30 each way and stonetown. is a must for afternoon and evening. But the staff are super friendly a the rooms lovely as is the pools etc would recommend
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom アブダビ、アラブ首長国連邦

景色が素晴らしい

Posted Jan 2, 2015
Pros: 景色が素晴らしい。 スタッフのレベルが高い。
Cons: ビュッフェの種類、味が少し残念です。
Location: スパイスツアーとストーンタウンツアーは、少し日焼けした身体を休ますには、よいです。
空港から30分、遠くなくてよいです。 部屋がカビ臭く、マネージャーが2日目に記念日でもあるということで部屋の変更でグレードアップしてくださいました。 また、他にも色々とお心遣いいただきました。 ほとんどのスタッフが笑顔でいつも声をかけてくれて、また来たくなるホテルです。
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Bath, UK

Fantastic Hotel in Zanzibar

Posted Dec 21, 2014
Pros: Everyhting
Cons: One tiny criticism and that would be that a number of the waiting staff in the restaurant and on reception were not particularly strong at English.
Location: No shortage of things to do: either visiting Stone Town, the Spice Farms, snorkelling, scuba , all water sports (powered and otherwise).
For the first time in 35 years of travelling, I found a hotel that not only met all my expectations but exceeded so many of them too. A truly wonderful hotel, with amazing views, beautiful rooms, great food options and wonderfully attentive but not intrusive staff. Large enough to offer variety but felt small enough that you were being personally cared for,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom new zealand

Relaxing stay after safari

Posted Nov 20, 2014
Pros: The standard of equipment in the gym and the infinity pools
Cons: Nothing
Our stay at Sea Cliff was fantastic, right from the welcome iced drinks at check in. Completely lived up to our expectations. The food and staff were excellent and the Executive sous chef pointed out all the foods I could have for my gluten free diet.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom San Francisco

Great hotel close to Stone Town

Posted Nov 18, 2014
Pros: The staff were extremely service-oriented and helpful.
Location: Watch the sunset over the Indian ocean from jetty while you enjoy a drink. Swim in the infinity pool. Paddle a canoe. Take a sunset cruise.
I booked this hotel because we wanted to spend a couple of days exploring Stone Town followed by a couple of days' relaxation by the ocean. This hotel is about 14 miles from Stone Town, offers half board, full board and all-inclusive rates, has a daily complimentary shuttle to Stone Town, and a sunset cruise to Stone Town for a fee.The hotel rooms are on a cliff but they have a sandy beach on their property. It is definitely worth paying a little more and getting a deluxe room. These are corner rooms, 50% larger than the other rooms, have french doors on two sides and a bathroom with a very large window and a bathtub. The other rooms do not have bathtubs or windows that open to the outside. Request one on the upper floor if you want more light and privacy though even the downstairs unit provided privacy because of thick foliage outside the bathroom. Food is quite good with a lot of choices for breakfast. For dinner they have a theme each night. The first night it was flavors of the Caribbean (I would rather have had local food) and the second night and the second night it was Asian food when they set up a clay oven outdoors and made great tandoori chicken. Dont know what lunch is like because we got half-board and after a hot breakfast did not feel like having lunch. Did get slightly hungry mid-afternoon and found they had tea, coffee, pastries and light snacks in the bar - self service and complimentary.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom London, UK

Fantastic Place with superb 'chill out' effect

Posted Nov 18, 2014
Pros: Location, attention to details, space, food and calm.
Location: Great trip to the spice farms and Stone Town
3 night at the hotel enjoying the food, the beautiful bars and rooms. Massive infinity pool and all very calm and peaceful. A perfect place to escape for a few days from every day hassle and stress,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom amiens

hotel accueillant

Posted Nov 16, 2014
Pros: la navette pour se rendre à la ville, la vue sur l'océan.
Cons: appliquer la formule tout inclu jusqu'au départ. Les horaires de navette 9h a 13 h sont un peu court pour découvrir la ville
Location: nous étions éloigné de la ville a la campagne. Visite de la ferme aux épices, la forêt et ses singes et la ville stone dow
nous avons passé un excellent séjour au Sea Cliff Le personnel est accueillant, la nourriture est digne d'un bon restaurant. La propreté des chambres