Ratings based on 76 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 16, 2017
Great hotel. Would definitely recommend. Never felt like it was overcrowded. The staff were friendly and very helpful.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Recommend resort

Posted Oct 5, 2017 on Hotels
Great service and each night entertainment at dinner.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 5, 2017 on Hotels
This place is perfect for vacation.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Ocean paradise 2017

Posted Sep 4, 2017 on Hotels
I stayed here after climbing Kilimanjaro to recover. Nice hotel with spacious rooms. I stayed on a half board basis and the food was great and there was a wide selection on offer at breakfast and dinner. I like to try new cuisines and liked the themed nights especially Swahili night. I thought the drinks were pretty expensive if you're not all inclusive. I wanted to go diving and partly chose this hotel as it had a well rated diving centre (One Ocean). I wanted to dive around Nmemba Atoll but after filling in the diving centre's medical form they would not let me dive which was really disappointing and kind of ruined my trip. I stayed here on my own so got a bit lonely with nothing much to do except lounge around and wait to be fed really. There was nothing much around outside the hotel so ended up going to Nungwi on the last day to meet up with a couple of friends. Another irritating factor was that every time I ventured out on to the beach past the hotel fence I was approached by the many locals trying to sell me anything such as guided tours, snorkelling, massages, bracelets etc. The tide goes right out on the beach here and I wanted to go out to just look around one day by myself but got some locals trying to guide me down to the coral reef. Just wanted to discover stuff for myself but they ended up walking with me when I didn't even ask them. Transfers were really expensive I thought, $60 for hotel to arrange transfer from airport.
5 out of 5


Posted Aug 25, 2017 on Hotels
Ocean paradise it's a true paradise. It was amazing 8 days, everything went smoothly from first to last day. All staff was very friendly and so helpful, every one in all resort corners is ready to help you. Our superior garden room was excellent, spacious and very clean with beautiful views. The breakfast and dinner buffet was excellent. All in all was great stay, In Sha Allah we will be back. I recommend it too all.
4 out of 5
by Martin

Posted Aug 15, 2017 on Hotels
Good family orientated hotel, catering for larger groups, we stayed 4nights in a first floor garden view apartment, with large viewing balcony. Decor a little dated but functional. Gardens beatifully maintained and the beach area superb. Only pain were the numbers of hawkers on the beach. A walk at low tide to the reaf is a must. Catering and entertainment was of a reasonable quality. A hotel of this size should provide free wifi throughout.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Germany

Deserves the name Ocean Paradise

Posted Jun 29, 2017
Pros: Cleanliness, staff friendliness, spacious and truly 4 star buildings and grounds. Very international crowd from all over Europe plus Africa and Asia
Location: About 45 minutes from the airport and Stone Town which positions it better than some other locations at the far ends of the island
Stayed a long weekend at this gem. Wonderful spacious premises, lush greenery, great food and courteous staff. The German GM is hands-on and visibly motivating and directing his staff to deliver beyond expectations for East Africa. Very clean rooms and public areas, friendly atmosphere and decent distraction. The park-like grounds are well kept an in spite of being almost full to capacity, I felt during the day as if only 10pct of the guest were around. Beach is nice during high tide, during low tide the pool is the better option. Will certainly consider to come back to Zanzibar and to this property
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovely hotel

Posted Mar 14, 2017
We just came back from spending 10 days at the Ocean Paradise Resort. Really pleased overall. Our room was large and furnished in an African colonial style with a four poster bed. We really liked our room. Decent a/c and not a single mosquito bite in 10 days. They come and spray your room every night when you are at dinner. Beautiful, lush, green grounds and all the staff are lovely, at reception, in the bars, in the restaurant and the animations team (Hassan was fab) and guest relations (Ellie, a lovely South African lady) who were always around to have a chat during dinner. For those reviews complaining about the level of English spoken by the staff...keep in mind some of the staff haven't all had access to a great education, but they are trying their hardest. The staff all try really hard and have such positives attitudes. Just speak slowly and be patient. Nice breakfast with pork sausages and bacon every morning with an omelette/egg station and lots of fresh fruit. Lunch is served in the pool restaurant. The menu is good; selection of starters, sandwiches, wraps and pizzas,all reasonably priced, and main courses like fish of the day, curries and pasta. Reasonable prices and drinks are not too expensive. Happy hour between 3-5pm where cocktails are half price. Dinner had a different theme every night: Indian, seafood, BBQ, Swahili, oriental, Mediterranean, Asian/oriental, Italian). My favorites were seafood (lobster!), Indian, Mediterranean and Swahili (try the Zanziba
5 out of 5
by Alissa

Amazing honeymoon and Christmas stay!

Posted Dec 27, 2016 on Hotels
Amazing staff! The hotel went out of their way with many extras. Honeymoon lobster dinner by the beach. Many Christmas festivities and even a little Christmas gift! The staff was wonderful! Everything was very organized. Will be back!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Dubai

Beachfront with Big Pool

Posted Dec 13, 2016
Pros: Grounds, proximity to beach, food
Cons: Internet, English-speaking staff, cleanliness of beach
Location: Stone Town, Nungwi Beach, Diving Mnemba Atoll
Overall, our five-night stay was very relaxing. I chose the resort to be close by the Mnemba Atoll where I would be diving for two days. Our room was spacious, if a bit tired. There was a nice balcony as we were on the second floor. We had hot water almost instantly at all times. The grounds were well kept and the pool was clean. They had a fence which kept the touts out -- a feature I love. The breeze throughout the day was simply amazing. The beach was a mess though -- at low tide, it was an eyesore. At high tide, it was swimmable. Barely. However, my main source of frustration was with the lack of English speaking staff. I knew we were in trouble when I asked where the concierge was located only to be given stares of misunderstanding. I asked another, "Would you kindly show me where the dive center is located?" This got me nowhere. Only after pointing at the SCUBA diver on my log book did he understand. I understand I'm in a foreign country, but clearly, this resort caters to the Westerner. My other frustration surrounded the internet. We paid to have internet in the room and I paid for two plans as we had two devices. If it worked at all, the internet required us to login every couple of hours or to restart our devices to get a connection. Often, we would get a message saying something about simultaneous connections and we couldn't connect at all. If you are making me pay for a service, I certainly expect the service.