Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A Bit Remote but OK

Posted Oct 24, 2016
Location: Have to take a taxi to town.
Nice guest house, but unreliable running water. Great staff and good food, but a little expensive.
5 out of 5
by Chris from Denver

One of the best hotels we've ever stayed

Posted Mar 14, 2016 on Hotels
Great experience and one of our favorite stays anywhere! Dina, the owner was extremely friendly and helpful and every one of the staff members went completely out of their way to help us in any way possible.
4 out of 5
by Viktor from Sweden

Posted Jan 17, 2016 on Hotels
Everything was excellent except no aircon. This made the rooms really hot.
5 out of 5
by Marjorie from Jackson

Perfect Place on Zanzibar

Posted Dec 5, 2015 on Hotels
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Kilima Kidogo for 4 nights after a tent camping, adventures safari trip in Kenya. Dina met us upon arrival late in the evening which started our stay at the Kilima Kidogo off great. We loved the personal touches of staying at the Kilima. It was easy to meet the other guests and become friends with all there. Our room and service was great, everyone was friendly and helpful and the stay was fantastic. The Kilimo Kidogo is located between Paje and Jambiani, which made for perfect beach walks in either direction. Kilimo Kidogo was the perfect place for us after our tent camping safari!
5 out of 5
by Eva from München

Tolles Guesthouse, sehr persönlicher Service

Posted Oct 26, 2015 on Hotels
Das Kilima Kidogo ist ein kleines und sehr persönlich geführtes Guesthouse mit nur 10 Zimmern. Genau das macht es auch aus. Dina, die Managerin begrüßt und kümmert sich persönlich um sämtliche Belange. Alle Zimmer sind im ersten Stock des Hauses, unten sind Gemeinschaftsräume inklusive Billardtisch, TT-Platte etc. Unser Zimmer war sehr schön, mit offenem Fenster zum Meer. Die Sauberkeit war sehr gut mit tägl. Reinigung. Insgesamt ist die gesamte kleine Anlage sehr gepflegt und ziemlich neu, da das Guesthouse vor ein paar Jahren mal durch einen Brand zerstört wurde. 1 Woche Barfußurlaub mit freundlichem Service und Publikum. Nicht ganz günstig, dafür sehr persönlich.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from strasbourg

Hôtel de charme

Posted Sep 26, 2015
Pros: L'ambiance générale et l'immense lit Kingston size
Cons: Les problèmes d'eau
Location: Ballade en bateau, sur la plage Kite surf Baignade
Hôtel de charme situe entre paje et jimbiani, personnel agréable et toujours disponible Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour et nous garderons un souvenir ému de zanzibar
5 out of 5
by Elie from lima, peru

Excellent stay

Posted Aug 10, 2015 on Hotels
Dina and her staff were wonderful with us. They made everything easy and convenient for us to enjoy our days at the hotel. The beach was great, the massage facilities very convenient, the pool perfect for a quick dip after the beach, etc. No complaints at all and we will definitely go back there is we visit Zanzibar again.
5 out of 5
by Katherine from Arlington, TX

Posted Jun 24, 2015 on Hotels
Absolutely wonderful stay at this charming and friendly guest house. Owner and manager Dina was gracious and helpful all the time. One of the best places we have stayed. Highly recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 25, 2015 by Dina, Hotel Management
Thank you so much Katherine! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you soon again, especially with all new changes after our recent renovations:)
4 out of 5
by Akruti from Brooklyn, New York

Cute, no frills guesthouse

Posted Feb 15, 2015 on Hotels
Kilima Kidogo is a cute beach rustic bungalow. It's not a 5 start resort but it is a great guesthouse with a fabulous owner, Dina, who is more concerned about you having a great vacation than you yourself are! From my understanding it has just been rebuilt after a fire and so there are some tweaks that are still required (my toilet didn't flush every time but that doesn't bother me). The wifi is spotty but I think that is the same everywhere in the area. Only thing I would recommend improvement on is having some sort of barricade between the ocean and the outdoor restaurant. As beautiful as it is, the amount of wind kicks up a lot of sand into your face and food.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 30, 2015 by Dina, Hotel Management
Thank you Akruti for your comments. Thank you to all our first guests that had to help us to identify all the building problems and we have this now all sorted out. Unfortunately Zanzibar also have 4 seasons like any where else in the world. Twise a year (2 months out the 12th months) we have wind to entertain all the Kite surfers. We have put curtains in the Restaurant and bar to make sure the guests do not eat sand. This is now pleasant . Thank you Akruti for your advise.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Entspannende Tage

Posted Jan 23, 2015 on Hotels
Es war ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt, ist sehr Ruhig genau richtig zum entspannen. Ist alles sehr neu (eröffnung August 2014). Die Eigentümerin Diana ist sehr nett und Hilfsbereit wie der ganze Personalstaff. Das Essen war sehr lecker. Ein Nachteil ist die starke Ebbe und Flut was ein Bad im Meer sehr erschwert. Aber zum abkühlen hat es ja einen Pool
Comment from Hotel Management
May 30, 2015 by Dina, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comment. It is now 6 months later since our re opening of the new guest house. Renovations are now completed and all systems in place. It is important to guests to know that our lagoon is a natural lagoon and sea currents all depend on the high and low tide and the Lunar cycle. This lagoon is one of the best in the world. Just follow the tides.