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Overview of Albatross Ocean View

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On the beach, snorkeling, fishing
On the beach, snorkeling, fishing
On the beach, snorkeling, fishing
Outdoor pool

Albatross Ocean View

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDongwe Beach2 min walk
    Popular LocationBwejuu Beach5 min drive
    Popular LocationPingwe Beach6 min drive
    AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)63 min drive

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Honeymoon Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 592 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Traditional Double Room

  • 377 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 430 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Family Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 646 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Economy Double Room

  • 215 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Dongwe

Located in Dongwe, Albatross Ocean View is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Pingwe Beach and Paje Beach. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dongwe Beach - 2 min walk
  • Bwejuu Beach - 5 min drive
  • Pingwe Beach - 6 min drive
  • Paje Beach - 10 min drive
  • Michamvi Kae Beach - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 63 min drive

Restaurants

  • Echo Beach Hotel — 4 min drive
  • The Rock — 6 min drive
  • Upendo — 6 min drive
  • OIH! — 11 min drive
  • Utalli Restaurant — 11 min drive

About this property

Albatross Ocean View

Beachfront hotel with relaxing spa services
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as massage/treatment rooms or barbecue grills. All 18 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Guests will also find balconies, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.
Albatross Ocean View offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Albatross Ocean View are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

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

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Treatment room

Accessibility

  • 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)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2317.75 per person, per night

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TZS 315000 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: TZS 0

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Dongwe Ocean View
Ocean Hotel Dongwe View
Dongwe Ocean View Hotel Zanzibar
Dongwe Ocean View Hotel
Dongwe Ocean View
Albatross Ocean View Hotel
Albatross Ocean View Dongwe
Albatross Ocean View Hotel Dongwe

Frequently asked questions

4.4
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 70 out of 127 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 40 out of 127 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 127 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 127 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 127 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very cosy place, amazing stuff & just an amazing perfect long beach .. Best part is the owner Yana is always around to show you everywhere & help you around! Such a legend! .. Was planning for 4 days stay ended up with 10 days & definelty coming back again!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel has brilliant staff who go above and beyond to make your stay really lovely.
Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This boutique hotel has a beautiful pool, ample seating and a great restaurant right on the beach. The whitewashed buildings are stunning. The beach is public but there are never a lot of people on it. The beds look deceivingly hard but are actually very comfortable. The rooms are pretty and clean, and all have ocean views. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced compared to other resorts we’ve stayed at on the island. The staff were friendly - Youngman and Samson in particular. Right next to the hotel, you can find Dongwe Sport, who have a range of water sports and activities close to the hotel. We recommend them. Overall, enjoyable stay and great value.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
A prosaic place
A prosaic place that is functional for the purposes of the plain, frills-free, undisturbed beach holiday. The rooms are plain but functional, the pool site is pleasant and fun, and the beach naturally exquisite.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
May/June 2018
Great hotel,but nobody has mentioned the rather important fact that if you have mobility issues then in my opinion you couldn't stay here. If wheelchair bound then probably impossible.We enjoyed a really good holiday but as one of our party has MS and needed to use a travel wheelchair ,movement around the hotel was very slow due to all the paths being sand, and lots of steps.Apart from this the hotel has a great character and the location, for us, was perfect. Sure the food was a little samey, and we couldn't visit the Fisherman shack, as we went out of season, but the staff were friendly and the locals happy. If your fit and mobile, i would highly recommend a visit.
Stayed 8 nights in May 2018