Sultan Sands

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On the beach, white sand, snorkeling, 2 beach bars
On the beach, white sand, snorkeling, 2 beach bars
On the beach, white sand, snorkeling, 2 beach bars
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas

Overview of Sultan Sands

Sultan Sands

5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 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
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
PO BOX 3276,KIWENGWA, NORTH EAST COAST, Kiwengwa, Unguja North Region

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKiwengwa Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationKiwengwa Pongwe Forest7 min walk
  • Popular LocationMapenzi Beach7 min drive
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)46 min drive

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About this area

Kiwengwa

Located in Kiwengwa, Sultan Sands is on the beach. Cheetah's Rock is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and Kiwengwa Beach.

What's nearby

  • Kiwengwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 7 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 7 min drive
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 12 min drive
  • Pongwe Beach - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 46 min drive

Restaurants

  • Mwambao — 1 min walk
  • Kivuli Bar N Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Local — 8 min walk
  • La Villa — 9 min walk
  • Amour Beach Restaurant — 16 min walk

About this property

Sultan Sands

Upscale resort on the beach, with 3 outdoor swimming pools
At Sultan Sands, hit the beach, dine onsite at Mwambao, or enjoy a drink at one of the resort's 2 beach bars. All 76 rooms offer free WiFi, memory foam beds, and sitting areas. Other amenities available to guests include TVs, minibars, and rainfall showerheads.
Sultan Sands offers 76 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature memory foam mattresses. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, slippers, and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a health club.

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

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include facials and body treatments.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Sultan Sands 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
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 beach bars, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Parasailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa services
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Memory foam mattress

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service
  • Window screens

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 16

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special 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

Pets allowed for an extra charge

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 90
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 45 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

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: USD 50 per vehicle (one-way)
  • A pet fee will be charged

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Sultan Sands
Sultan Sands Island Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island Resort
Sultan Sands Island Resort Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island Hotel Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island Resort Zanzibar/Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island
Sultan Sands Island Resort Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Resort Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Resort
Sultan Sands Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Resort
Sultan Sands Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Resort Kiwengwa

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 31 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 31 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 31 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Not a 5* hotel, but nice location and beach
Hotel is NOT a 5* as shown on hotels.com Hotel is 4* so check again before book I paid for 5* but I realized soon that its not the case. Dinner mediocre boring food buffet, some fish and some beef cooked for guests but nothing special. I ended up eating pasta 3 days in a row. No wine list, only one available lager beer. Breakfast had limited options, Juices not fresh, some deserts were ok. Pool service not available. When asked for some food at the pool around 15-15:30 bcz our kids were starving they sent us to go to next hotel. When we asked for advertised kids room they sent us to next hotel. Even spa massage etc are done in next hotel (Blue bay). Only option at pool was to stand in line with all the ALL inclusive guests to order something. Asked for baby crib twice, reception said they had no cribs available (too many families) but later a cleaning lady saw my wife with babyand offered to bring a crib Expect some locals to try sell trips/coconuts/souvenirs on the beach, but for me its part of the experience, so nothing to worry, just smile and avoid them. Security always around so not worries. Wifi was not good in room, but worst was that our room was connected with next room by a locked door, so we could hear almost all noise from next door guests. Live music everynight and good atmosphere in general ! Personal was happy to help and with smile. When asked at receptiona at checkout about not being a 5* as advertised, they ignored me unfortunately...
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property and location are both great. Really enjoyed our stay. All staff and bar tenders was amazing. Dass really went out of his way to ensure our stay was extra amazing.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019