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Bellevue Guesthouse - Bwejuu Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
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Bellevue Guesthouse

South East Coast, Bwejuu - Map
 
 
4.5 out of 5 (36 reviews)
Nestled on the beach, this Bwejuu guesthouse is 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from Paje Beach and 10.9 mi (17.6 km) from Jambiani Beach …More
Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel - Jambiani Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
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Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel

Kibigija Beach, Jambiani - Map
 
 
"Excellent hotel, stunning location, great staff!"
I have just returned from a seven day holiday in Zanzibar and can positively say that Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel was excellent. Upon arrival we were instantly made to feel welcome by all staff. As this is quite a small boutique hotel, the manager was very interactive with guests and was very informative about things to do in the area and accommodated/organised any day trips etc that we were interested in doing. We had a lovely sea view room which was ample in size, had a good sized bathroom and was maintained/clean throughout the entire of our stay. The A/C was in good working order and the room also came equipped with mosquito nets around the bed, which we found to be essential in this part of the world. In comparison to many other restaurants in the area, Sea View Lodge offers an excellent variety and standard of fresh food - ranging from locally caught seafood to an Indian inspired menu.
Traveller from Dubai, UAE
Nestled on the beach, this Jambiani lodge is 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from Paje Beach and 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from Jambiani Beach …More
Kilima Kidogo Guest House - Paje Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
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Kilima Kidogo Guest House

Jambiani Road, Paje - Map
 
 
"Beautiful facilities, great food, awesome owner"
Across-the-board-5s aren't something I give out easily, but for this wonderful Zanzibar spot, it's a no-brainer. The hotel is beautifully designed, the main foyer opens up to a nice pool. In Paje, the tides recede a long ways, so the pool is a great option for when the water's out too far to swim. The place is perfect for a relaxing beach vacation. The owner, Dina, makes the hotel a cut above. Like host at a classic & classy establishment, she takes true care in her facilities and her guests' experience. She engaged with every patron I saw, and took time to help with any travel, food or accommodation questions people had. This level of hospitality is rare and special. The food and drinks are excellent. The host's special (coconut-crusted fish) was one of the best meals I had during 5 weeks in Africa. The rooms are clean, with big beautiful beds and nice bathrooms. Good hot water. Prices were reasonable for nice facilities. The location in Paje is relatively good, a little South of town, but a nice beach walk or quick cab ride to other hotels or bars. Paje itself is a bit isolated, and there's not much to do. Kite surfing seemed popular, but nobody looked to be enjoying themselves, very serious faces. I preferred relaxing on the beach, swimming, and eating seafood for a couple of days, which this spot is perfect for. If you want to go to Paje and experience Zanzibari relaxation, Kilima Kidogo is an ideal hotel.
Traveller from Vancouver, BC
Nestled on the beach, this Paje guesthouse is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Paje Beach and 6 mi (9.7 km) from Jambiani Beach …More
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa - Bububu Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
$160
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Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa

Chuini Ruins, Bububu - Map
 
 
"Incredible lodge in an idyllic setting!"
My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights after a long safari in mainland Tanzania and 7 nights in the quiet, restful Michamvi. We wanted to stay close to Stone Town, but not in the center as we wanted to relax before the long flight home. Hakuna Matata did not disappoint - it was a beautifully kept lodge, respectful to the natural environment and showcasing the ancient ruins. The owners and staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the bungalow we stayed in was stunning with a view over the private cove. One of our best nights in Tanzania was having a cocktail on the terrace overlooking the sea, watching thousands of bats fly overhead from Prison Island to Stone Town - a real spectacle! Can't recommend highly enough for a peaceful, luxury break just outside Stone Town.
A Traveller
Located in Bububu, this beachfront lodge is in the historical district and within 9 mi (15 km) of Chapwani Island, Shangani …More
Sunshine Marine Lodge - Matemwe Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
$230
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Sunshine Marine Lodge

Off Mnemba Island Road, Matemwe 4749 - Map
 
 
"Wonderful stay at a relaxing and comfortable lodge"
The Sunshine Marine Lodge is a great relaxation escape! The grounds and setting are beautiful and all the rooms enjoy great views. The restaurant is reasonably priced with attentive, polite staff and good food at all times of the day. We sampled a wide range of drinks from the bar which were great. There are plenty of places to relax like hammocks and loungers round the pool. Room furnishings are very comfortable compared to other places we stayed in Tanzania (although this was a higher price range than those others). The snorkelling trip to Mnemba atoll was well worth it even in the rougher weather and we swum with dolphins! We did walk to the beach at low tide and explored the rock pools but spent most of our time chilling out. Allow 3 nights or more as it is a reasonable trip from Stone Town. I recommend that most of your Zanzibar excursions are done from a Stone Town base and then you should come here mainly to relax.
Emily from New Zealand
This family-friendly Matemwe hotel is located by the ocean, 0 mi (0 km) from Mnemba Island, and within 16 mi (25 km) of …More
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa - Paje Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Paje Beach, Paje - Map
 
 
"Excellent hotel with private access to beach "
On arrival we were greeted by the manager Tony who was great throughout the trip. The check-in was hassle free. The property is nice and upgraded. There is minor renovations going on but without any inconvenience to guests. The resort was very private and feels like you have the entire staff and property all to yourself with minimal visibility of other guests except for the dining area. There are no nearby restaurants to venture off to but the hotel food was excellent and no complaints. There is a kite rental shop on the property, an outside gym, and a ping pong table. No other activities noticed or used. The set up on the beach is nice with each room having its own cottage and beach chairs with food and beverage service. The excursions from the hotel are more expensive than those offered by the beach boys. The trip booked to stone town by the hotel was less than impressive so manager gave us time to look at town on way to airport. Must see the dolphins while in Zanzibar its truly one of a kind experience.
Traveller from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Nestled on the beach, this Paje villa is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Paje Beach and 6.2 mi (10.1 km) from Jambiani Beach. Kizimkazi …More
Michamvi Sunset Bay - Michamvi Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
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Michamvi Sunset Bay

Michamvi Kae, Michamvi - Map
 
 
"Great hotel:)"
I stayed with my two boys here for 6 days. Excellent stay. Anton is a perfect person for all the activities. Do snorkeling trip and the dolphin trip together with Anton:)
A Traveller
This Michamvi hotel is on the beach, 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from Paje Beach, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Jambiani Beach and Jozani …More
Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive - Kiwengwa Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
$433
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Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Pawni Mchangani, Kiwengwa - Map
 
 
I admire a big and green territory of the hotel.The food was very good,enough fish for lunch and dinner.A bungalow is quite cozy and nice.The beach is good,but a lot of sea grass and tide.
A Traveller
This Kiwengwa hotel is on the beach, 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Mapenzi Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Kiwengwa Beach and Mnemba …More
Unguja Lodge - Kizimkazi Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
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Unguja Lodge

Kizimkazi Mkunguni, Kizimkazi - Map
 
 
"Lovely Unguja"
A little piece of paradise - enormous, comfortable villas with amazing views across the ocean and the added excitement of extremely cheeky monkeys swinging through your room in the morning and trying to nick your sunglasses! Great food and lovely staff - thank you for a super stay.
Traveller from UK
Nestled on the beach, this Kizimkazi lodge is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Kizimkazi Beach and 12.1 mi (19.5 km) from Jambiani Beach …More
Anna of Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Bwejuu Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
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Anna of Zanzibar - All Inclusive

South East Coast, Bwejuu 3185 - Map
 
 
"Incredible."
We arrived in Zanzibar late at night with our college aged son after a week in the Masai Mara. The best resorts are on the far side of the island (East) away from Stone Town so expect about an hour drive. When we got to the Anna around 10:30pm, the proprietor, Michael, was waiting for us and had the chef fix a late dinner (typical of the service we received). The staff was incredibly friendly, kind and attentive as was Michael and his wife. This is a small boutique resort with 5 individual villas which are very spacious. Very large (500') bedrooms and large sitting rooms (400') and very large bathrooms. Essentially small houses. My son slept in the sitting room (which is sealed with doors) and there was not a cot but a full sized bed there waiting for him. The villas are beautiful with carved wood everywhere and excellent internet throughout. At each meal we were asked when we wanted to eat the next meal and where it should be set up (on the beach, on our Villa veranda, by the pool or on the lodge porch. The property is very private, has an on-site spa and the beach is an endless vista of white sand for walking or running. This is an amazing property, incredibly well run with a staff that will arrange or do anything for you to make sure your stay is great. The Anna is a gem of Zanzibar.
Traveller from Detroit, MI
This Bwejuu resort is on the beach, 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from Paje Beach, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Jambiani Beach and Jozani …More

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