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Chuini Zanzibar Lodge

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Private beach, sun loungers, beach towels, beach massages
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Chuini Zanzibar Lodge

VIP Access

Chuini Zanzibar Lodge

4-star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Chuini Ruins, Bububu

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKidichi Spice Farm21 min drive
  • Popular LocationChapwani Island25 min drive
  • Popular LocationPrison Island40 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)48 min drive
VIP Access
Curated for quality and service, VIP Access stays consistently receive our highest guest ratings.
  • Expect exceptional service
  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

Room options

About this area


Located in Bububu, Chuini Zanzibar Lodge is in the historical district and on a private beach. Livingstone's House and Old Fort are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Masingini Forest and Chapwani Island. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Kidichi Spice Farm - 21 min drive
  • Chapwani Island - 25 min drive
  • Livingstone's House - 32 min drive
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 37 min drive
  • Prison Island - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 48 min drive


  • Zenji Cafe - 12 min drive
  • Mercury's Restaurant - 12 min drive
  • Zanzibar Coffee House - 13 min drive
  • Lukmaan - 13 min drive
  • Ma shaa allah cafe - 13 min drive

About this property

Chuini Zanzibar Lodge

4-star lodge by the ocean
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a beach bar, and a poolside bar at Chuini Zanzibar Lodge. With a private beach, beachfront dining, and beach massages, this lodge is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in a Swedish massage, a manicure/pedicure, and a facial at Sultans Spa, the onsite spa. The onsite international cuisine restaurant, Restaurant, features ocean views and al fresco dining. Enjoy onsite activities like snorkeling, boat tours, and fishing. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a terrace and a coffee shop/cafe.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, tour/ticket assistance, and a gift shop
  • An elevator, a front desk safe, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews say good things about the pool, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 14 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, as well as perks like air conditioning and separate sitting areas.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Patios, separate sitting areas, and ceiling fans


English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Restaurant

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 160
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 85 (from 4 to 9 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Children under 6 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
Children under 8 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Hakuna Matata Beach
Hakuna Matata Beach Bububu
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge Bububu
Matata Beach
Hakuna Matata Beach Hotel Bububu
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa Zanzibar/Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge Spa
Chuini Zanzibar Lodge Lodge
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge
Chuini Zanzibar Lodge Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Lodge Lodge Bububu

Frequently asked questions

Does Chuini Zanzibar Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Chuini Zanzibar Lodge?

As of Oct 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Chuini Zanzibar Lodge on Nov 2, 2022 start from $139.6, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Chuini Zanzibar Lodge pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Chuini Zanzibar Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Chuini Zanzibar Lodge?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 8 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Chuini Zanzibar Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Chuini Zanzibar Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs 8:00 AM–7:00 PM at scheduled times. A fee of USD 30 per vehicle applies.

Where is Chuini Zanzibar Lodge located?

Located in Bububu, this beachfront lodge is in the historical district, 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Masingini Forest, and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Kidichi Spice Farm. Nakupenda Beach and Shangani Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 49 out of 83 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 83 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 83 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 83 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 83 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was spectacular, the workers are so friendly and kind. Probably the best guest service I’ve ever experienced, they were very helpful and understanding. The rooms were nice not that big and not that small, I also liked that they do housekeeping service twice a day. The food was delicious and the portions were good for one person, I don’t know why most reviews say that portions were small! They weren’t small at all. But to be fair prices of drinks and food were not cheap, they were average. Thank you for everything i had an amazing stay and definitely an unforgettable memory.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff are great All is good
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were very friendly and helpful
Stayed 13 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was very clean and up To standard . The staff were very welcoming and did not hesitate to ask with our needs. The hotel manager offered lots of recommendations and Made sure we were comfortable during our stay. We stayed at the hotel for 7 days and spent our new year there. We were very happy and super satisfied with everything. Thank you to the team and hotel manager. Highly recommended place right by the water :)
Stayed 8 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff at this Villa — like resort were the nicest people I have ever met in my life!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I want to take this moment to thank the entire staff at Zanzibar Palace Ruins, from the security team up to General Manager Jagath Meyn. Ana & I have stayed in many 5 & 7-stars hotels around the world. Whenever we take a vacation, we carefully review and measure the level of customer services, as we use this time to really catch up in our day-to-day life goals and also work on pending projects. Without any doubt, this is one of the best resorts we have stayed in a long time based on theoverall level of customer service. Upon arrival we were immediately & warmly welcomed by the staff and general manager JM, and we were upgraded to PREMIUM ROOM w/ Oceanfront. The staff was extremely friendly, the restaurant very flexible (appreciate this!) and we can’t forget to mention our morning bartender-guy “ REMMY D.” His morning smile and level of positive energy are out of this world! Every morning we looked forward to seeing him and suck all the energy that we need for the rest of the day. He’s definitely a character for any movie. We love him! – He’s a keeper and deserves the HIGHEST level of recommendation. But again, the entire staff there had such a warm personality and they were always highly motivated & willing to help whenever we needed. We felt we were the only ones there – actually we felt like ROYALS! We truly enjoyed how well you guys kept the property, and walking through the scenery of the resort was beautiful and it was a relief to walk in such a quiet and pea
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We absolutely love the layout and beauty of the grounds, room and views. Our masseuse was top notch and made us feel reborn. The food was very tasty, but the meat tends to be a bit more well done than you order it. All of the staff gave us top notch treatment. There were just a few detractors we could mention among the scores of great experiences. We found insect bites about 5 days into our stay. They would magically pop up each remaining morning. The closest I could equate them to is flea bites. She got way more bites than I did. They didn’t itch much but they were annoying all the same. Also the billiard table was in the worst shape I’ve ever seen. It should be replaced or removed. Lastly, the resort based car service was way too expensive. We used an independent taxi to get to the resort, and the in house service to return. The return trip was more than twice the price. There was also another patron who had a large amount of her money turn up missing. Hmm... Overall, we had an very good time. I recommend the place.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A lovely stay at Chuini, the staff looked after us well and couldn’t have done more for us. There was even a nice surprise on arrival in our room decoration wise for our honeymoon. You could quite happily spend your entire holiday at the hotel, alternatively the hotel will organise tours outside. Be aware Zanzibar is very expensive and you will pay tourist prices for everything.. taxis are the most expensive, and the levels of service you may expect to receive for the price you are paying on the tours may not live up to your expectations.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Fatemah, Saudi
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
the view is amazing, staff are so friendly, i will sure visit the place again
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019