Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.8 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
2.8 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveler from England

NEVER stay here!

Posted Jul 23, 2013 on Hotels.com
Management had a similar style to Faulty Towers. Fully unaware of what they had promised and unwilling to fulfil it, even when our issue was fully supported by our booking site. The hotel name itself is a con, there is no beach, it is not paradise and is barely a resort. The food is aimed solely at Scandinavian culture and was of a very poor quality. Minimal selection. All hotel amenities are added extras and are dated. Generally, a total let down on all fronts. Don't go in the pool after 8pm as they throw neat Chlorine in as your sat having a pre-dinner drink, avoid the splash!
4 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Afro Traveller from Africa

Decent stay

Posted Jul 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel was generally well run. The rooms were clean and everyone was quite attentive. My room smelled a little moldy and I noticed there were cracks in parts of the walls. There was no fan in the washroom and it steamed up and stayed foggy for hours despite opening the window and door (which is probably why it smelled moldy). The staff were kind though some of the male front end staff were much too flirty for my liking, and the maasi... weren't all actually maasi. My biggest complaint is the food. Buffets three meals a day, and if they ran out of something, they wouldn't restock. Not even the fruit which is super inexpensive in Zanzibar. It seemed rather cheap of them, and it was quite annoying if you wanted a specific thing but didn't want to get up early to eat. People were friendly and helpful and in general it was decent.
2 out of 5
by Holly

Completely Underwhelming

Posted May 15, 2013
Pros: The pool
Cons: See above description. That could be a start.
Location: You are an hour away from Stonetown, which is where all the great shopping is and night entertainment. The taxi ride is expensive as well.
I was underwhelmed by everything: the rooms, the gym, the spa, the food and the entertainment. There is a great pool, but no beach plot there. You have to take a shuttle to the beach. The room decor was outdated and honestly looked like they had a staff arts and crafts day and that is what they decorated with. They also said because I got the Expedia deal on the rooms, breakfast was not included. No coffee pots/water kettles in the rooms. I would never pay full price to stay here.
2 out of 5
by Piret from Estonia

Posted Mar 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
We spent our holiday in Paradise Beach Resort 9 days with friends.We did 2 booking, one room was luxury villa and other suite, but rooms were similar, only price was different.Our friends were very disappointed because they booked luxury villa , but it was just simple hotel room, nothing special.There is wrong info about beaches on the hotel website, they write that they have 2 beaches, it is not true. We decided to book this hotel because we wanted that hotel is close to beach. The nearest beach to this hotel is about 5 km, hotel has bus for that, but it is not true information for clients, because hotel beach is terrible, it is smells badly and there is not possible swim at all. We spent 9 days there, but only 2 times was something , 2 times Masai evening. There is very boring at evening, no programs , nothing to do after dinner. We travel a lot, we had been in 63 countries. Tanzania is interesting country, people are friendly and nature is great, also all safaris are great.But we didn't like that hotel, we are sorry.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by angela from oman

mini paradise

Posted Mar 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
Our stay was short but the staff were incredibly friendly, the room had a rustic atmosphere to it and was very comfortable, the beach was everything you see in a traveler's magazine, although the water is quite shallow for a long distance. Wish we could have stayed more.