Relaxing Hotel, Super Staff, Lovely Breakfast
Posted Aug 29, 2016
My wife and I stayed 5 nights on our special and first ever trip to Zanzibar. Staff were absolutely great and room staff went out of their way to decorate our room nicely and lovingly for our celebrations.
The approach road to the hotel is absolutely terrible, a nightmare ride for about 10 minutes each way. The free shuttle to/from Stone Town was useful
The room was comfortable, but the shower was tiny. The shower water pressure was not brilliant.
They should provide additional water bottles as tap water for kettle is not very clean. Extra daily sachets of milk powder, sugar and tea bags would be nice.
The location is very pleasant, with lots of amazing plants and trees (Including their own coconut trees). Many trees are labelled, many are not. A short local horticultural map / catalogue would be very useful indeed. The Mbweni Ruins within the Hotel grounds are interesting.
With lots of trees / vegetation and being directly on a lovely beach (with beautiful daily sunset experiences) the place does suffer from lots and lots of insects and mosquitoes. However housekeeping do spray the room and bed daily (inside and outside the Four Poster Mosquito net). Nevertheless the Hotel should consider providing additional insect repellents and sprays inside every room.
Breakfast (included) was brilliant and for us pure vegetarians, the lunch / dinner menu options were fine. The chef even cooked a special request meal for us a couple of times.
Overall we had a wonderful stay