Ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5
77% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by alida from Vancouver


Posted Dec 26, 2014 on Hotels
I should have heeded the more negative reviews or read through the lines of the others. I have been quite disappointed with this hotel. The windows have no latches at all and can't shut at all - anyone can climb in if they want. I asked for it to be fixed on the first day and it has never been fixed. The towel rack broke and I asked politely that it could be fixed - the manager said he would have it fixed, he didn't. It was the cleaning woman who got the repair man to do it. The general manager is usually laying in a chair at the front talking on a phone. I really don't know how all these other reviews say that the manager and the staff are great. The driver and the guy working the bar are the friendliest people there. Swimming has been difficult due to the wind and seaweed. The east coast has a lot of seaweed farming. So if you are looking for crystal clear water to swim in, it is better to try the west coast. The good things are that it is very quiet - there are no beach boys at all on this part of the beach. Lots of locals fishing etc so it feels more "authentic" than other parts of the country (or even near the italian resorts). It is pretty - the typical palm trees on the white sand beach. he food is good. The prices are high but consistent with other restaurants and hotels. I would not come back here. i would pay more for a better place and have a slightly shorter vacation.
3 out of 5
by Phyllis from Wyoming

Lovely view

Posted Sep 1, 2014 on Hotels
The view from this hotel is fantastic ! If you want a quiet, natural setting, this is it!! The staff are helpful and work to please guests The hotel is right on the edge of excellent. They just need to do some basic maintenance. Fix outside broken lights, replace broken windows , etc. the biggest problem we had was no water pressure. The shower just dribbled. We talked to the manager and he said he would turn on the pressure tank when we wanted a shower. But the pressure tank should be on all the time. Just a little tweeking would make this an outstanding place to escape noisy crowds and enjoy a lovely place in the Indian Ocean!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Mar 23, 2014 on Hotels
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Dec 23, 2013
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by GO from UK

Great location with beautiful sea views

Posted Sep 16, 2013
Pros: Just a few sea urchins but fairly easy to spot near weed. Most of the sea is clear so fine.
Cons: Useful to rent a car - we didn't try local transport. Trips can be organised locally. It can be cooler in the evening but still pleasant.
Location: It was great having a car to explore on our own or with a guide from near the hotel. Our hotel food was fine and better value than local hotels.
Good quiet location. Lovely rooms with beautiful sea views from the windows- we could see the sunrise from bed or on our balcony and walk straight into the sea later in the day. Beautiful extremely soft pale sand and clear turquoise sea. The pool is great too. Food is good and the menu of specials changes each day with a good range. The fresh milkshakes and juices are expecially good, but everything was great. Breakfast includes a good choice eg omlettes, pancakes other eggs, fruit, juice and bread etc
5 out of 5
for Families
by Greg from Ottawa

Great place to relax

Posted Sep 5, 2013
Pros: Delicious food, beautiful surroundings, great place to relax
Cons: They could have fixed our bathroom door
Location: East coast of zanzibar - Snorkelling, diving, rent bikes
Took the dalla-dalla from Stone town to Tamarind for very cheap. This isn't a party area.. From what I've heard Page is the party hotspot for Zanzibar, also on the east coast. But Tamarind is absolutely gorgeous with lots of palm trees, hammocks poolside and on the beach... Rooms were great - had oscillating ceiling fans above each bed. Bathroom door was broken but we weren't too upset. You can rent snorkel gear for 10 bucks and keep it for 24hrs. The manager can also arrange for snorkelling outings depending on your budget. We had fun just snorkelling of the beach shore - you can see lots of urchins and some coral. Free buffet breakfast that includes an ommelet and all you can eat fruit and crepes. Pretty extensive dinner menu - I had Maharagwe (beans) and chapati and it was the best meal I've had in Tanzania. This place has amazing value for the price. They take american $ but don't expect change.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Cape Town, South Africa

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Feb 28, 2011 on Hotels
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Decent place but isolated

Posted Nov 24, 2010 on Hotels
The staff at the hotel are friendly, and rooms are decent with your own porch, but not much else to the rooms. No hot water and no A/C, just ceiling fans, so rooms were minimal despite the price. The beach area and surrounding area is quiet and peaceful. The location is nice if you want to be isolated, but Uroa is a small village with friendly people but not much traffic going by. Arranging taxis through the hotel is expensive, and we often went into the village to get a taxi for half the price, but this took time and to go anywhere such as Matemwe usually cost a minimum of $20. The hotel also arranges tours, although these are expensive as well compared to arranging on your own, and the options in Uroa are practically non-existent. We met one person, Ricardo, who said he could arrange Spice Tours, Stone Town Tours, Safari Blue, etc. However, after completing a tour with him he will ask you for more money for petrol, say his driver needs more money, etc. (even after tipping). We refused and he still came back the next day asking if we wanted to do another tour! Wow.... The food at the restaurant is a little pricey for what you get, but the breakfast always included fresh fruit and eggs. Overall, I would recommend the hotel only if you don't mind staying put in one location for several days. However, if you want to go out and about around the island, or have certain comforts to the room, there may be better choices.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Danmark

Bra hotell nära stranden men långt till sevärdhete

Posted Oct 24, 2017
Här handlar det inte om solen,stranden och boendet utan om den UNDERBARA PERSONAL. Se upp med all inklusive för det är det inte. Vi fick argumentera kraftigt för att få en lunchpizza. Rödvinet som serverades var endast drickbart om man spädde ut det med något. Kl 22 00 fick man börja betala full pris? Inte bra.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from brendola, vicenza

Nr 1

Posted Aug 21, 2017
Assistenza sempre eccellente. Hanno capito subito dov'era il problema quando dipendeva solo dall'operatore telefonico che mi aveva detto andava tutto ok