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Green's Guest House - Nungwi - Building
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9.5 Excellent (372 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Green's Guest House in Nungwi, you'll be in the suburbs, a 1-minute drive from Nungwi Beach and 5 minutes from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Cute, comfortable hut looking rooms with relaxing garden space. Good location to beach, literally 8 minute walk. Staff and manager were pleasant. Delicious and unique breakfast plus service!
Cons: No bathroom in rooms so must use communal shower and toilet.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property was amazing, the staff very kind and we had an amazing stay
Cons: Absolutely nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Ali and the whole stuff were super friendly. Ali took time to show us the area and give us recommendation about the best beach in the area, restaurants and markets. The guest house is made with style and almost all of the decorations are self made. The breakfast is super tasty and it has variety of fruits, local pancakes, eggs and veggies. The rooms and the guest house are clean all the time. We highly recommend this place, it's definitely worth the price :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really nice place to stay with family atmosphere.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Extremely clean.
Cons: I liked everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service was really good, the place was lovely, a little paradise.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly, relaxed and helpful staff. Short walk to the beach. Garden is an oasis.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We liked a lot this place!! The room is big, the bed is very comfortable, the shower is hot and the water as high pressure... The breakfast in the morning is delicious!! Last but not least, Ali, the manager, is very kind and helpful!! He showed us the beach, the nice restaurants, helped us to book a trip to Mnemba... I recommend this place!!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Ali was very nice and helped out with everything :)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean , comfortable, private surroundings / walled garden , friendly staff , good breakfast.
Diamonds Star of the East Zanzibar - Nungwi
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9.4 Excellent (317 reviews)
Nungwi House - Nungwi - Building
3
9.2 Excellent (542 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Nungwi, Nungwi House is by the sea, just a 3-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and a 4-minute drive from Mnarani Natural Aquarium. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, wonderful room and facility, everything was new and carefully managed. Highly recommended. The place was very quiet and silent and even in high season we had great night sleep which is not common in other facilities in Nungwi
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff made our stay great, Mariam and Tito took care of our every need. Breakfast was very good, especially the juice. It is located a short distance from the beach, maybe 3 minutes walk.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was absolutely perfect. Exceptional breakfast, great place, fast WiFi, friendly and helpful staff, cleanliness, you feel here like at home and always welcome, safe. If I'll come back to Zanzibar and Nungwi, definitely will come back.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff! They were so helpful! They gave us great advise on where to eat and even organized a very good priced taxi for us! The rooms are huge and very nicely decorated. You feel very comfortable. The breakfast! It was soooo much! Everyone saying here it was simple is simply nuts! You get a huge plate of fresh cut fruits, pancakes, bread, egg in whatever way you want, smoothie freshly made....delicious! We had to give a 10....it is the best you can get for that money in Nungwi....you get way more than you pay for.
Cons: There is nothing we did not like.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff and clean rooms with hot shower
Cons: Fresh towels after 2 days would have been Nice (not required of course)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff friendliness, ease of check-in & check-out, free breakfast included eggs, WiFi was strong, hot water shower, very close to the beach
Cons: No air conditioning, no security guard at the entrance
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our stay in Nungwi House was unforgettable. Everything was perfect. Position: very close (literally 3 min) to both beach and village. Room: large, clean, cozy and facing towards a beautiful and scented garden. Service and Sfaff: outstanding breakfast, one of the most kind and helpful staff ever and, above all, a suuuper manager making us feel like we were exactly where we would like to be. We couldn't have asked for more! Great job! :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Breakfast was lovely, the staff were so friendly and so helpful, would always make sure you are getting the best deals on trips and just ensuring you have a comfortable stay. The rooms were also really clean!
Cons: Nothing! It was all we could have asked for in Nungwi.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff very nice and ready to help! We were well placed in the city and the small internal garden is pretty nice. Everything is definitely very “simple” (the rooms)
Cons: The room are very simple, let’s say hostel style. But comfortable and silent!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts service was perfect, starting from the presentation , they took time to show us the room ، the house , the way to the beach and the good restaurant. The room was clean and confortable. The breakfast was excellent with fruits and a very delicious fresh juice . If you need taxi or to do boat trip or any activity , ask them because you will not find cheaper. They are very very helpful, we forgot some clothes in the hotel tito bring it to us by himself the next day. Thank you so much .
Cons: Nothing Rien
Riu Palace Zanzibar - Nungwi - Building
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9.1 Excellent (1,003 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Nungwi, this beachfront property is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also within 3 mi (5 km).
7.1 Good
Pros: The food is good
Cons: Check out at 11 am Check in at 2 pm
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent food selection and quality. Perfect location!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything really. The rooms are great, spacious and cleaned meticulously everyday! The pool area was clean, not too noisy and no fighting for sun beds. Food was excellent everyday and always something a little different. They did two speciality dinner evenings with entertainment and a different setting (beach area). I think what really makes this place is the staff. All staff from the gardeners to the managers are friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. All the staff are great, but Anna, Kadjadja (I think) and Ali from the entertainment team really helped to make our time special. Cocktails and all drinks were excellent too and all alcohol was branded not local copies like we have experienced in the past. Thanks to everyone at Riu Palace.
Cons: We had to leave.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel was the perfect choice for a romantic holiday. The food was consistently very good and dinner on the special event nights were excellent. We couldn't fault the service and it is clear that new management are striving to push standards even higher. There is a lovely stretch of beach which is good for swimming in the sea right in front of the resort. I just wish we didn't have to leave!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked the professionalism of the staff. The restaurants and the facilities. We come to Nungwi every year and this hotel is by far the best we stayed at. It exeeded our expectations and the management is beyond great. Recommend this hotel 100%.
Cons: Everything was perfect
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The best things about this place are a)the location and b) the native staff. The portion of the beach that the hotel is on is beautiful and the staff is incredibly attentive and helpful. The water pressure in the shower was also very strong and there is abundant hot water. The day trip to Mnemba for snorkeling was quite nice.
Cons: The food could have been better. Everything is buffet style and so there are many options, most of which are mediocre. I think they should plan on halving the amount of options and doubling the quality of the food taste-wise. I thought the check in experience could have been better. It was also a bit overwhelming in terms of how many people are staying there, so if you are looking for more of a secluded experience this is not the best place to stay (consider Tikitam Palms on the east coast of the island)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food, the employees and the facilities
Cons: Wifi signal was really bad at our rooms
6.3 Good
Pros: Great staff, good location.
Cons: the hotel needs update and refurbishing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: - The view... Is Just stunning - Special thanks to Mr Hamadi for making my wedding anniversary a beautiful memory. Special thanks also to Mr Narayan and Mr Ghosh.
Cons: One of the employees behaved improperly the evening I was celebrating my wedding anniversary. He wanted to express to me that he was not "happy" because I was few minutes late from my reservation time...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a lovely place with really nice people, good food and clean & confortable bedroom. This is a good place for relaxing. We highly recommend this hotel.
The Z Hotel - Nungwi - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (533 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Z Hotel in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, steps from Nungwi Beach and a 4-minute drive from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
6.7 Good
Pros: The pool had an amazing view. Staff was very nice and very helpful.
Cons: Disappointed with the food. Very poor breakfast and the two restaurants weren’t as great as I expected. I was badly surprised when I saw on the menu meals like burguers and pizzas instead of major extraordinary local food. Lucky we found nearby restaurants with amazing local food. Also pillows on our bed smelled bad due to humidity (I guess). Finally, and this isn’t directly related with the hotel, the beach was crowded with local people trying to sell you activities so at the of first day we were avoiding going to the beach.
7.1 Good
Pros: Breakfast was large and inclusive
Cons: Expected the room to be bigger considering the price paid. No gym on site.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: + Location on the beach + Private beach with security + Very friendly and helpfull staff + Food in Cinnamon restaurant is great + Free honeymoon package (free lobster dinner on the beach, free champange bottle & free massage)
Cons: - Breakfast is ok but the same level as the evening meals
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location Pool area Perfect swimming spot (almost no tides) Clean Delicious food Complimentary honeymoon dinner and welcome wine
Cons: Drain smell in the room More towels needed for the pool and beach
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Destination Hotel!!! The Z hotel is a MUST! out of all the hotels we visited in Zanzibar, this is the only one we would return to. Everything was just perfect, rooms were immaculate, attention to detail and decor was out of this world. Thank you to the GM and her team, they were wonderful, helpful and did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The pool area is so relaxing and clean. The beach is great for swims, and security ensures you do not get harassed by beach boys. We will be back
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was super comfy! Rooms were super cool
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything about the hotel
7.1 Good
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: It was a bit crowded at the pool area sometimes I also was disappointed with the beach
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Hotel is really clear and very nice ocean view. You can feel safe in the hotel. Location is greay
Cons: It is really expensive and nothing much to do on the hotel. Also breakfast could be better.
4.6 Okay
Pros: The rooftop bar was great. Good drinks for a good price and the stuff there was really nice. It was my boyfriends birthday while we were there and I arranged some things for him in advance and everything worked out fine. Thank you. The breakfast was ok. The dinner was really good.
Cons: The pictures on booking don’t show how the property really is. It’s really small, loud and more like a hostel than a hotel. The beach was really small and not what you would expect from the pictures.
Makofi Guest House - Nungwi - Building
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9.0 Excellent (1,118 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Makofi Guest House is located in Nungwi, 200 metres from Spanish Dancer Divers. The property offers free WIFI in the common areas and is 100 meters from Nungwi beach. A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. Makofi Guest House features free WiFi. This property offers a 24 hour reception desk. World Wide Supermarket is 200 metres from Makofi Guest House, while Baobab Tree is 300 metres away. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 55 km from the property.
5.0 Okay
Cons: They didn’t clean my room even change my towels since have been there and the breakfast plus WiFi
9.6 Excellent
Pros: style of lodge,special offers to services and day trips,ability to pay with creadit card
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s an Original place, a different concept of hotel. Fanny, confortable and welcoming. The staff is very kind and helpful. The rooms are very Comfortable and cute and the breakfast is delicious.
5.4 Okay
Cons: 1. The hotel lost expensive sneakers. 2. When booking, the hotel must have a deposit of -50%. At the settlement paid in cash 100%. 50% have not yet been returned. They say this is a payment system. But the link to it was sent by YOU (!!)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean room, Hot water shower, Clean washroom! The management of the facilities was amazing. And good location, friendly staffs! I'm thinking of visiting again.
Cons: None.
7.9 Good
Pros: We had room with shared bathroom and it had hot water. Rooms are small but with nice size terrace. We had fan and mosquito bed net in the room. They have spray for insects on each terrace. Yard is huge, with space for dinning and chill out with swings around bar. You can cut fresh aloe vera "leafs" in the garden beside the reception and use it for sunburns. Beakfast (the one that we got) was delicious and consisted od fruit, coffee or tea, chapati, eggs, tost and tasty marmelades. There's barbecue night in the yard couple of times per week, which costs 12 usd pp. Buffet style, with fire show afterwards. They prepared a lot of fish, chicken, sea food, salads and vegetables. Everything was really tasty and we would definitely recommend it. We arranged snorkeling tour through accommodation. It was fair enough with good lunch. I have never eaten more delicious king fish with ginger and tomato souce and rice. Accommodation has no safety deposit box but they have a gate that can be locked, Maasai security guard and we felt safe there. Close to the beach.
Cons: We stayed in the room number 6 (which has unpleasant, mouldy smell). We asked the guy from reception if there's any chance to get fruit and coffee early in the morning, before regular breakfast time, due to the fact that we had arranged transport. He told to cook, in front of us, to prepare something for us earlier and told us that we will have breakfast before we left. But the following morning, we were waiting for 15 minutes for coffee and something to eat.. (staff was in the kitchen) and finally cook came out and told us that they can't give us anything to eat and that they don't have hot water for coffee. Really???? Totally not OK.. They could just say that they can't prepare anything the day before..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Makofi guest house organized the transfert from the airport to the hotel, which is appreciated in the middle of the night. The guest house is definitively a nice place to stay in Nungwi. Well located, very close to the beach. A great atmosphere, you can relax and listen nice music. Very good design also for the guest house! People are respectful to not make too much noise, as there is no glass window in the room. We had a private double room with our own toilets/shower, good for a couple ! Breakfast is excellent, you have everyday various fresh juices, toast and can have eggs. Bbq are often organized, it was really nice because food was good and you can meet other nice people. So I definitely recommend this place!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very chill and confortable place, with amazing details, good location and good music. I love it
9.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a great breakfast, very filling to get you through the day. The location was very close to the beach. Perfect location.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I loved the vibe and how easy it is to meet other travellers. All the staff are super friendly and helpful. There is hot water in the showers, the bar area is a nice place to chill on the swings, you get discount in multiple places staying here, you feel safe and secure, it's not far from the beach and there's a lovely hand crafted market even if the people there are super pushy (try to over look that). They do trips at a good price, it's rustic, the BBQ nights every other night are really nice with their fire dancer after who's an absolute doll and loves his job so you can't help but smile because he's such a performer and involves everyone - great guy. The breakfast is wonderful, a variety of fruits, pancakes, eggs and toast, nutella and jams etc. There is also a tent option located above the bar if the accommodation is full which I loved the idea of as I love camping although I didn't know this until the day before I left (I liked my room and room mates so I didn't move). It's also cheaper at $15 a night rather than 20 for a shared room. It's a lovely relaxing place where time doesn't matter (except for trips) and you lose track of the days which is wonderful. Everyone is very friendly and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone of any age. I also liked that the rooms were just shared with 3 other people. And they're a good size with a veranda out the front of each room which include a washing line to dry your clothes etc after a day on the beach. They have aloe Vera plants under the stairs if you have sunburn, you can just cut off a leaf and help your self. They also grow their own tea so they don't have tea bags, it's ready made in a flask in the mornings just ask which flask it's in. If you ask you can get clean towels.
Cons: There's nothing I didn't like just suggestions of improvements: An extra floor fan so there's one for each person on the bottom bunks, for the rooms to be cleaned everyday not just when a new person is coming in, however there is a brush outside the rooms though but maybe add some foot pools to dip your feet when coming off the sand to go into the rooms to decrease the sand inside, especially if people in your room wear their shoes inside.
Aluna Beach Lodge - Nungwi - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (517 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located on a beach front. The property features a swimming pool and free WiFi. Guests can relax on one of the sundecks around the pool or relax in the exotic garden, nightlife from Nungwi can be discovered after only a 20-minute walk along the beach. Guests can enjoy meals at the onsite restaurant, the property also features a bar. The newly renovated rooms are equipped with a mosquito net, air-conditioning, bathroom and access to a private balcony or terrace. Guests can enjoy sea and pool views from some of the rooms as well as the restaurant area. Aluna Beach Lodge has a 24-hour front desk and can assist you with the organisation of trips and excursions. An array of leisure activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including snorkeling trips, sunset cruises, cycling, paragliding, diving and fishing. Kisauni Airport is 64 km away and airport transfers can be arranged.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Peaceful relaxed atmosphere. Great swimming pools. Rooms very clean.
Cons: 5% surcharge when using credit/debit card considering that’s how the majority of travelers pay. Would be great to have tea and coffee making facilities in room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s very rare that you find somewhere on holiday that feels like home - we found that at Aluna Beach. Caroline & Tom (management) along with their fantastic, friendly staff are there to make sure you get the most out of your holiday & literally nothing is too much trouble. The pool is so nice & refreshing when you want a break from the sea, the food is incredible (so much so the chef actually gave us a cooking lesson so we could take the recipes home!) and the bedrooms are nice and spacious. It’s not far to Nungwi centre (just 5,000 in a tuk tuk or 15,000 in a taxi) at night and it’s a lovely 20 min walk along the beachfront during the day. We will definitely be back.
Cons: The only thing I can think of is there isn’t a bin in the main room, and you have to use the bathroom bin.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hotel at Nungwi! Everything at the hotel is 5/5. I highly recommend it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was personable, helpful, and delightful.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The pool and rooms were great. All very clean and they provide pool towels everyday. The staff are all very friendly and always smiling and willing to help. We booked the mnemba snorkel trip from the hotel which I think could have been better in terms of the food provided. We also booked the cycling tour which I recommend the most.
Cons: The beach outside is not the best, you need to walk around 20mins further down the beach to see the better part, this is also where you will find the bars and restaurants. The hotel food and drinks are all in dollars which makes everything more expensive, especially since we only had shillings with us. The food was a hit and miss, for the starters at dinner the portions are tiny for the price your paying.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We just loved our days @ Aluna, and it might be the most fitting place for us we ever visited. The staff is super friendly and helpfull. The breakfast is served on the 1st floor with a nice view and is just excellent with fresh fruits, pancakes and all the rest. Diner is served from a different compact menu every day the and the quality truly surprised us, so we ended up eating there every evening of our stay (and some lunches too..;-)). Location is close to the shoreline which gives you direct access to the other, more beautifull, beaches within walking distance. Would love to go back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place looks amazing - like a small resort with everything you need. Food was delicious and different menu for every day. Rooms were clean and tidy. During night it was really silent and pleasant to sleep!
Cons: Food was sometimes bit pricey. No other remarks!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great and wonderful stay at Aluna. After some safari days it’s the perfect place to get into a relaxing mood and enjoy Zanzibar. The atmosphere is peacefully and makes you feel relaxed with all the commodities and the nice decoration all around the hotel (we are still in love of the swimming pool surroundings with all the plants, flowers and trees). Our room had everything we needed, was really clean and beautifully decorated. The balcony was great to read a book and enjoy the views. Breakfast was also complete and tasty with a large variety of things to choose. The lodge is located really close to a beach that is very lovely during sunsets. It is about a 15-20 min walk to the more crowded and touristy center. We really didn’t mind the walk along the beach (it also felt perfectly safe in the evenings) and rather enjoyed the local atmosphere around the lodge with a football court where local people often played. Most importantly, the staff we met was super friendly, always in a good mood and very helpful. We forgot some newly acquired presents at the hotel and everyone put a lot of effort, so that in the end we could get our things back (thank you again AlunaTeam!) – even though we were already at a different part of Zanzibar! We will be back :)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Room - wonderfully clean, modern and comfy. Facilities - 2 big pools, and as a result didn't feel crowded. Bikes available (although we didn't use them). Service - honestly incredible, and the staff were some of the friendliest people we met while we were in Zanzibar. The reception staff were ready to give advice on anything. Food - really very tasty. there's 3 dinner options each evening (fish/meat/vegetarian) also with appetizer and dessert options. It seemed that b/c the chefs were focused on only making 1 of 3 dishes, the food was really good. Lots of fresh fruit at breakfast. The kitchen even packed us some eggs and fresh fruit for our journey as we had to leave at 4AM on our day of departure. Location - mixed feelings. positive: Aluna is uniquely situated; the other resorts which are down on the beach in the main strip had kind of a vapid feel in my opinion, with security guards keeping the beach boys away from the tourists tanning next to the pools etc. At Aluna, there is a much nicer feel to the place as it is quieter and away off the main beach with all of the bustle and people selling you things. This is a place to go if you feel less like being treated like a tourist, and more like finding the ideal, relaxing base from which to go on your adventures.
Cons: Location - mixed feelings. Negative: for full disclosure, there is a big strip of hotels in Nungwi along the beach, then there is about 10 minutes walking without any hotels/bars, and then you get to Aluna. This means walking a fair amount to get to the nicer beaches/ other restaurants and tourist, and also walking along the quiet 10 minute stretch in the dark if you don't want to get a taxi. We did this many times over the course of our stay with no trouble whatsoever though and generally felt very safe. We were advised by reception to get a taxi if it's later than 9 or 10 PM. Breakfast - some lack of variety, and the coffee wasn't very good.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Big thank you for the whole Aluna staff for their hospitality, kindness and flexibility. From check-in to check-out every single person were kind and helpful. They managed all our requests and we had a great stay there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We wanted something different than your standard touristy resort on the beach and Anita's place was exactly that! Cute, clean and in a perfect location. Beach is 5 seconds away and I loved the short walk on the beach to the area restaurants. Anita was very helpful and nice; she told us about the locals, gave recommendations on places to go and eat and helped us with transportation.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar - Nungwi - Building
8
8.9 Excellent (400 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Essque Zalu Zanzibar in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, a 2-minute drive from Nungwi Beach and 7 minutes from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The beautiful localization of the property, the opportunity to have dinner by the pier and the crew members were amazing.
Cons: Wifi was not working properly during our stay, even in the room we couldn't have access to internet. The maintenance is something to care about, our shower was not working well through the whole stay.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: We arrived in the early hours of the morning, it would have been great if the receptionist was on the desk to check us in immediately.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We ventured here after safari, wanting to have a bit of relaxation time after being up at 5:30am for multiple days straight! The hotel grounds are quite beautiful and lush. The cottage we stayed in was very clean, comfortable, and well air conditioned! We really loved the room and it was comfortable for 3 adult friends, each with our own beds (two twins and a pull out couch). There were two dining options - a restaurant near the pool and one out the jetty walk at the end of the pier. It offered beautiful sunset views and a nice place to enjoy a drink! The pool was nice and didn't feel overly crowded while we were there.
Cons: For the half board option, we thought the dinners were just OK. One night we had to wait an hour to get our food and the restaurant was not full. The kitchen appeared understaffed that night as we weren't the only ones waiting. The first night, my kebabs were so over cooked I couldn't eat them. For what we paid, the food could have been better. Though if you don't do the half-board option, you are venturing out at night to another hotel/resort to dine, which we didn't want to do. For the convenience of it, it was better to choose that option. We also tried the spa and one of us had the unfortunate experience of having mildewy towels used on her during her facial. Disappointing when you are paying a lot of money for those services and that's the quality you receive. We also asked about specials when we went in and were told there weren't any, then after we paid for the services, found a brochure offering discounts.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Quiet location out of the hords of other tourists. Bike rental. Every evening the different location of dinner. Sometimes the entretaiment. Big pool. Nice green garden inside.
Cons: The hotel didnt accept our cc, so we paid by bank transfer, but hotel didnt get the money, the reservation was canceled....so the communication was poor. Sometimes we had to wait long time for the dinner, more than one hour.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Excellent spacious rooms
Cons: There was no beach
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: The gardens were well maintained. The gym had adequate equipment. the view was beautiful.
Cons: The room was not clean. I found previous guests dirty slippers in the couch. There was no internet in the room - and any internet in the common areas had really weak connection. The phone in the room was not working. had to complain 5 times before it was properly fixed. how can you offer room service when there is no phone in the room. had to wake up my kid to go and order room service at the bar 2 times. Both times wrong food or incomplete food arrived. had to go up again and complain. Sate arrived without sate sauce. and the club sandwich without the potato wedges which were substituted with crisps. generally the food was sub par. had received wrong orders in the restaurant a couple of times and one time had to leave the restaurant at the jetty without dinner because it took too long to get served. other people were receiving their main courses even though they arrived 20 minutes after us. some staff don't speak any English and when approached would not make any effort to direct you to someone who would help. many facilities in the hotel were not functioning. the jacuzzi doesn't work. the ladder into the pool is broken and is a health and safety hazard. the kids pool is not sufficiently protected. the kids can jump into the big pool from the small pool - a drop of about 1.5 m. the kids club - awful experience. although there are plenty of toys majority are broken. the broken plastic bits are left on the floor and are a hazard. the whole place looks like has never been cleaned and I found bits of old food mixed with children toys. There is no sign-in procedure so even if you tell them that you are at the restaurant should your kid need you they will not come to get you if your kid cries. staff left kids unattended even though there is a swimming pool right outside the kids club. other staff were found napping on the floor. when approached they didn't speak English and would not be able to assist the kids should they require help.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was fabulous with a lovely beach. The tide tends to go high and low quite often. It’s better to wear water shoes while walking on the beach as it’s quite rocky and full of sea urchins. The rooms were very spacious with clean bathrooms. Nice big pools. They had a nice play room for kids with a separate pool. We enjoyed walking around the property with its lovely walkways and lush greenery all around. The staff were very courteous especially the lady in the kids play area.
Cons: The pools were huge but unfortunately had salt water in them, so I didn’t enjoy it much. There were too many flies during breakfast and lunch; they need to find some way to keep the flies away from the food or keep the food covered. The breakfast spread could be better.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Stuff were super nice
Cons: There is no beach near the hotel , there is only rocks and water, the pool wasn't so clean, hotel incerage you to ask for a taxi to the beach which is 15 mins away, and just an average beach as well. The rooms are not more then fine and not clean enough for 5 star rating in my opinion.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the service, location, cleanliness, amenities and really accommodating staff all around. We had zero complaints and were treated to a very special time by everyone. Turn down service was always on point as well, everyone with a smile. The food had variety and a grand buffet dinner under the stars on the night we arrived and a stunning intimate crayfish dinner when we departed. Very special. The views are simply to die for.
5.4 Okay
Cons: The receptionist was extremely rude to us! He was shouting at the top of his voice and was being very aggressive. We felt very intimidated and not safe
Game Fish Lodge - Nungwi - Bedroom
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9.0 Excellent (60 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Game Fish Lodge in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, a 3-minute drive from Nungwi Beach and 8 minutes from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and coffee/tea in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: quiet and lovely place directly on the sea. perfect for relaxing and recovering. A lot of restaurants, bars and opportunities for any activities or boat trips are close to the hotel. The service is amazing. Good and fresh food every day. This hotel has a lot of character. The owners make sure that you can get everywhere safely. Thanks for a successful stay :)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The hosts, the feeling of being at home, the food
6.7 Good
Pros: Had I written this review after 2 nights I would have been raving about the lodge. It is a husband and wife run establishment and like a bed & breakfast rather than a resort. Free shuttle service was a bonus and the taxi driver they use was a wonderful man. Food was wonderful & service was great BUT come the third night we were left very disappointed and would unfortunately never stay here again.
Cons: One of the owners (not Lesley, she was great) lost his temper with us and turned what could have been sorted out with a simple conversation turned into an aggressive tirade. Nothing like you would ever expect from anyone especially not someone providing ‘hospitality’. This experience left us feeling extremely uncomfortable, disappointed and really destroyed the few nice days we had experienced.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We like staying in small places with friendly hosts and so for us, staying with Colin and Lesley was perfect. Overlooking a stunning turquoise sea, the accommodation was simple, with very comfortable bed, air con, fridge and lovely shower. The breakfasts were absolutely enormous, home-cooked and delicious, as were the evening meals which you can have at a very reasonable cost. We just loved Colin and Lesley's company. They helped us enjoy our stay so much, providing a free mobile phone and taxi service to go out in the evenings, and booking a beautiful snorkelling trip. We had the pool, a lazy hammock and the whole place to ourselves. Swimming in the sea is easier at high tide, at low tide with some rocks, take beach shoes and you can walk out. An aquarium where you can swim with giant turtles is 5 minutes walk away.
Cons: The Zanzibar roads could do with a bit of TLC!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Where do we even start with this paradise? This is without a doubt the best place we’ve ever stayed. First of all, the hosts... Colin and Lesley are honestly two of the most wonderful people we’ve met who totally go above and beyond for their guests. They welcomed us with open arms and genuinely made us feel part of their family. Craig fell ill at the end of the holiday and Colin made sure he went to the best hospital on the island, personally drove him there and waited for him- he also made sure I was fed on the evening and drove me into the village to get food. The food is incredible - we had snapper fish on our first night and wow, what a feast and fantastic cooks these two are. The breakfasts are amazing - two courses of the freshest and most wonderful food which leaves you full so you don’t need lunch which to us is an absolute bonus on holiday (shout-out to the omelettes in particular which are the best we’ve ever had) Colin and Lesley genuinely care for your safety, drop you off and pick you up from the village when it gets dark without you having to worry about finding a legit taxi. They also provide you with a phone which was fantastic as we knew they could be easily reached if we needed them- it’s little touches like this that make you feel so safe and secure in an unfamiliar country and it’s something that the bigger and more in-personal hotels just don’t offer. They also ordered us a taxi to the airport the next morning and Colin got up at 2am to make sure it arrived for us. They both offer advice on excursions and the best places to visit in the area so made sure we were going through legit tour operators and not being scammed, they also dropped us off at the best beaches on the island (special mention to the sandbanks right outside the lodge which are the best sandbanks in Zanzibar) The rooms are spotlessly clean thanks to Lesley and she even washed our clothes which was such a nice touch. We 1000000% recommend
Cons: Absolutely no negatives at all!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect! Best food we got in Zanzibar and whole Tanzania. Best hosts I’ve met when travelling around in whole world. Colin and Lesley, you made our stay special.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Intimacy of this wonderful place, feeling at home, in a family atmosphere. No staff, only the very friendly owners manage the place. everything is easy, nothing is a problem. Delicious and huge breakfasts, fresh Fish for dinner, (almost) private Beach, pool looking on the sea. FANTASTIC!
Cons: Maybe some parts of the property could benefit from a little fresh painting... But nothing disturbing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It is extremely difficult to describe in two or three sentences the state of satisfaction that we received as a guest of this wonderful family: Colin and Lesley. Ocean surf, breakfast, green area, dinner and dinner place, always sincerely ready to help the hosts, what else?)
Cons: There is no air conditioner, but after a month this problem will disappear, because during our stay a new electric transformer was installed and Colin now ready to install air conditioners.
7.9 Good
Pros: Secluded and family oriented
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We came to the Game Fish Lodge after 10 days of safari in Kenya and would like to rest near the ocean. Our hosts are very nice warm persons, with a big open heart and mind, they wish to get us really happy during our stay. They advised us about all possibilities to trip, to take tours, to go everywhere in the village and on the island. They give free taxi service every day for different locations - beaches, shops, specials places. There breakfast is fantastic! Home made fresh jus, pancakes with fruits and main dish - choice of 3-4 types of eggs or american breakfast. They offer also a wonderful and delicious supper at the evening, you have to compare to the other restaurants to see the difference. Colin is a real great cook, especially, for soupes and fish menu, and the fish comes from the fisherman the same day. The area of the Lodge is very quiet, all touristic and noisy area is on the other side of the beach. You can stay all day alone on the beach or near the pool in front of the beach. In the time of low tide you can walk on the ocean's bottom, it is an amazing walk, absolutely unique. Colin and Lesley are very delicate persons, never disturb you and always listening for your wishes and questions, very helpful and smart. Rooms are only 6, clean, bright and with fantastic view on the ocean. We'll never forget this stay in the Game Fish Lodge and will try to come back.
Casa Carlotta & Villa - Nungwi - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (183 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set less than 1 km from East Africa Diving, Casa Carlotta & Villa offers accommodation with a shared lounge, a garden and a shared kitchen for your convenience. Complimentary WiFi is featured. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with hot tub and free toiletries. A terrace is available for guests at the villa to use. Popular points of interest near Casa Carlotta Houses include Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium, Spanish Dancer Divers and Nungwi Beach.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The yard was so so beautifull . We had a very nice time reading, playing cards or just relaxing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really pretty villa with good facilities. Priska was very friendly and helped sort our travel to our next destination.
Cons: Priska and Mauricio were not there when we arrived therefore we were unable to get into our room. The lock on the gate didn’t work properly which made it difficult to get into the property, especially at night!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property is in great spot close to everything. Priska is very nice girl, even on arrival we have had small misunderstanding she did everything to comfort us and after 2 days was everything perfect for us. We were group of 8 and we really enjoyed staying. We would go back to this property again. Thank you so much!
Cons: Just misunderstanding we had at the beginning with our rooms. But it was solved after 2 days so everybody was happy then.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location is perfect..3 mins walk from beach, the villa super clean and very humble hosts.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: 2 minutes from the best beach in Zanzibar. Close to many shops, restaurants, etc. Super safe area! Hosts are very kind and helpful, arranged an airport pick up for a good price. Would recommend to anybody looking for a place to chill and be care free:)
Cons: Ceiling fans are helpful but are not enough for the hotter nights. Still, great value for price.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very close to everything! The team is great!
Cons: No air conditioner.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic stay, Maurizio and Prisca were incredibly friendly and helpful, would strongly recommend their place and look forward to staying again!
7.5 Good
Pros: The hosts were very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. They were warm and welcoming. We had full access to a kitchen which was fantastic because restaurants in Zanzibar are very very expensive and eating in the village, while being much, much cheaper, takes its toll on your stomach. The Wi-Fi is good too. There are 3 supermarkets right near the house so that was very convenient too.
Cons: We would have preferred to be closer to the sea. It's a 5 min walk which isnt far but being closer would have been good. Nungwi is much more expensive than other parts of the island and if I were ever to return I'd avoid Nungwi. We found cheaper and better beachfront accommodation in Paje Jambiani right on the beach and with a pool. The Nungwi beachboys are also very very persistent.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is my second stay to Casa Carlotta, In this time I found all bathrooms are inside the rooms, are all private, New beds and mattresses, I congrats to Maurizio the owner who led these changes , now the Villa is more beautiful and clean as usual, his wife is friendly and their baby Mike ... I will be back again
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everyone in the hotel was super friendly, we really enjoyed the atmosphere there. Room was clean with a comfy bed. It’s cca 3 minutes to the beach, local supermarket cca 200 metres. Everything was amazing! Next time definitely choosing Casa carlotta again. :)
Nungwi Dreams by Mantis - Nungwi - Building
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8.7 Excellent (226 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nungwi Dreams by Mantis is a luxury boutique hotel situated on the northern tip of Nungwi, the highest rated and most pristine beach on the island. The design elements embody contemporary architecture alongside local Swahili and Arabic flair giving you a complete experience on the Spice Island. Guests are provided with all the modern luxuries demanded today. Everything has been designed with your comfort in mind without compromising luxuries and conveniences you receive at home.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was nice, clean room, beautiful pool and the staff were super friendly and very helpful. Amazing chef who makes delisious grilled lobster ! Very calm and great atmosphere, enjoyed an amazing show at one of the nights with african dance/music and buffe :)
Cons: Very small gym with few equipments.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Its right by the beach. Great rooms, the rooftop bar/restaurant is nice. Its very clean and the room had everything u could want from a hotel room.
Cons: Its a bit far from the town. The road to it is also still dirt road that could use with fixing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It’s secret hide away...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We (two families) had an absolutely wonderful stay. The location was beautiful, the service brilliant and we just loved Zanzibar and the hotel. We will definitely be back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, the hotel itself was nice and the rooms were spotless.
Cons: I loved everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was excellent. Staff great and location was fantastic.
Cons: We had to pay to be able to use the gym facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a beautiful stay. The staff was super friendly and always willing too assist The pool was well maintained
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The place is fancy with their nice swimming pool overlooking the turquoise water of the beach. The place has a sense of privacy because there are only few guests in the property. Our room has a terrace with both pool and sea views. Dinner is by the beach with a nice live acoustic music. The rooftop also has a nice view of both the pool and the beach. Breakfast is great!
Cons: We waited for one hour before we were accommodated in our room. Standard check-in is at 2pm and we were only able to get inside our room at 3pm.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were great and welcoming and the seafood was good. The infinity pool was amazing and the proximity to the beach and the sea view was breathtaking
Cons: They can improve the breakfast.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Peacefulness very friendly polite helpful staff Location was just what we wanted just out of town within walking distance of restaurants
Cons: Main bar up on the roof top no happy hour round pool! Not great choices in restaurant
Nungwi Garden Boutique Hotel - Nungwi - Building
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8.7 Excellent (105 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Nungwi Garden Boutique Hotel in Nungwi, you'll be by the sea, within a 15-minute drive of Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff was caring and great :)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent facilities Lovely and clean Friendly staff Nice location Bravo!!!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We had a very pleasant stay at the Nungwi Garden. Room was very spacious and clean. Room service is done every day if you want/need it and also you get beach towels. The whole team was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Especially Veronica who organized all transports, tickets and tours for us. Very reliable drivers from and to airport. THANK YOU AGAIN :) Food at the hotel restaurant was good, breakfast is basic with bread, eggs, pancakes, different kind of fruits.
Cons: Location is very close to Nungwi Beach where there is a lot going on. 20 min walk south there is Kendwa Beach which is way more calm and relaxing.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The stuff was nice and smiling and very kind They arranged a visit to the village for us They didn’t have yogurt and cereal but they bought them for me (as I asked for them(
Cons: Bedsheets not changed daily (I killed a mosquito and I slept with its blood for the entire vacation... they just changed the orientation of the bedsheet) Some days they just put the shampoo and no shower gel (so we had to have the shower with a single piece of shower gel in 2!) Breakfast very basic and to be improved
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect, just a two minute walk to the beach. The breakfast was great, I particularly loved their fresh fruit juices. The food was honestly the best we had while in Zanzibar! All the staff were exceptionally kind and helpful, especially Veronicah who went out of her way to make sure we had a memorable experience.
Cons: Dinner orders took quite a long time (almost an hour). But the wait was definitely worth it!
7.9 Good
Pros: Very very close to the best accessible part of Nungwi beach where one can swim.
Cons: Almost inexistent breakfast taking into account the room rate which was not cheap by European standards (however Nungwi seems to be the most expensive resort in Zanzibar). The room had two small beds instead of one big double bed. Furthermore, the bed was quite short for an average man of 1,85 m tall, although there was enough place for bigger and thus more comfortable bed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very close to the best beach of Nungwi. Lovely staff. Best value for low price. We can highly recommend.
Cons: Everything was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean and beautiful. The staff is always ready to assist you and help you to enjoy your holiday. Veronica, the manager, is kind and friendly. The kitchen staff amazing. The food is delicious and the position of the hotel is perfect. I recommend this hotel and for sure I will come back.
7.9 Good
Pros: Room was nice and spacious, clean. Balcony is nice. Only 7 rooms so pretty quiet. We’ve booked transfer from the airport and we’re happy with the service. Staff at the reception is really nice and helpful. Mattress was firm and very comfortable.
Cons: Breakfast was really simple with limited options and same every day. Service in the restaurant very slow.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The administrator, Veronicah is very nice and friendly, it was refreshing to find a good English speaker in Zanzibar. The room was very clean, and the property territory is well-maintained. The Wi-Fi was mostly good. The breakfast was good, with some vegetarian and even vegan options. The beach is 3 minutes away and located on the other hotel's territory.
Cons: It was hard to figure out how to turn off the lights and the fan. It was already late to ask someone, I managed to find the lights, but the fan stayed. In addition, I had problems locking the door, and I saw other guests struggling with it too. Yet, these are minor things.
Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est - Nungwi - Building
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8.6 Excellent (270 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi property is within a 15-minute walk of Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also within 3 mi (5 km).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I fell in love with this hotel. Professional and caring reception staff , amazing experience with waiters who gave a good service and remember guest's name and food/drinks preferences, had amazing unexpected cake surprise on my birthday, 13 of September with special Zanzibar birthday song from friendly staff, that showed how much they do care about guests. Very beautiful and big hotel territory, clean and spacious rooms. "All inclusive " system so comfortable for guests. Viriocity of restaurants and food is very good: grill and pasta stations, alcohol and N/A drinks, sweets, icecream. Nice evening entertainments with disco. Location is perfect. Beach is clean, long coast for walk. Special attention to SPA ( thank you Ms. Ami for very professional spa treatments). I am very picky person but have to confess, I didnt had any single disappointment by staying in La Gemma dell'Est Thank you for unforgettable hospitality in Zanzibar. Will be back soon and definitely will recommend others. P.S. special thanks to reception and Hotel Manager Ms.Jessica for daily care and follow up about my stay and needs. Hakuna Matata!!!
4.2 Okay
Pros: The only positive thing I have to say about this hotel is the beach. The water was clear and clean. It was nice having free drinks included and the entertainment was good even though no one participated in dancing except me and my 2 friends. The only person we liked was Ian Ian from animation crew. He was a breath of fresh air and made us feel happy despite all the negative things. He deserves recognition for being an outstanding employee.
Cons: I had my iphone stolen out of my room while it was on the charger. We had only left for 1 hour to eat. All our other valuables were in the safe, thank goodness. There is instructions stating no staff are allowed in the room if any valuables are left out. Obviously that was not followed. I suspected it was the butler who replaced the waters because that was all that was different when we returned, other than my phone missing! I had to spend my last day of my vacation checking my luggage 3xs, turning over every surface to no avail. Then filing reports with security. I tried to use findmyiphone app but it had been switched off. This wasn't the only security issue we encountered. After going to the beach for sunset, the housekeeping was just leaving the room after turndown and they left our door unlocked!!! I missed lunch that day I was so upset even the next morning before departure I couldn't stomach another meal. The food was terrible. We had just come off a 10 day budget safari tour where we were served buffet every night and I expected the hotel food to be MUCH better than what was provided on the tour, but it was instead VERY below average. We tried to make a reservation at the Italian restaurant at the Pavilion (as we were instructed to do) and they never wrote our name down so we waited 20-30 min for a table! We are lucky they didn't just turn us down completely. The staff did not communicate effectively. They barely understood English. Our check-out was a nightmare. We were charged EXTRA for double occupancy room when we might as well have just purchased our very own rooms at a lesser rate! The pool had padding at the bottom which was coming loose made you feel like you were stepping on a bath mat. The beach staff did not come around enough to ask if you wanted anything. It was lucky to get them to come over ONCE all day. I would never recommend this property for any reason.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: הצוות במלון נהדר המלון עצמו מטופח ונראה מדהים האוכל מעולה ומגוון מאוד ממליץ מאוד היתה לנו חוויה מצוינת!
Cons: אין מה לעשות בערב מלבד שהייה במלון, לנו זה היה מתאים
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location! Beautiful beach and beach bar.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Food is amazing. Service is truly great. Location the best. Staff amazing from Mariam and Olga from Reception. Pavilion restaurant, Phillipe and Ambrose are the best! Muhidin was our best waiter. John is amazing with all our special requests for our babies. Beach bar Freddy and Steve the two beat barmen!!! Entertainment was hands down the best by Ismail and lead by Stephanie whom always was involved.
Cons: No bath tub for our babies
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous resort and you really feel like you're in paradise while you're there. The entertainment team on the beach were amazing and included us in all of the activities - even if we thought we didn't want to! Their energy and enthusiasm was infectious! Food in the buffet was good and there was always a good selection however the Pavilion was so hot that sometimes it was difficult to enjoy your food. Staff all over the resort were friendly and always smiling. Definitely would stay again if we could afford to!
6.3 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Bars and restaurants didn’t follow the hours of being open as the resort had on their paper work instead some of them would open later and close earlier Also the food was not good quality
7.1 Good
Pros: Beach supervisors and beach staff very good Restaurant staff very good.
Cons: Communications at reception..not listening..communications regarding payment of room, them saying it hadn’t been paid when it was paid 6 months prior
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff friendliness and their attitude towards their services.
Cons: The food & drinks were not like when I visited last year. The bar in the room reduced beverages and snacks.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location and beach, staff really friendly and helpful, quality and choice of food, comfortable rooms.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location Staff Facilities Spa
Cons: Food
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel - Nungwi - Outdoors view
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9.5 Excellent (16 reviews)
Goasis Nungwi Zanzibar - Nungwi - Building
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8.6 Excellent (225 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Goasis Hotel is based in the heart of Nungwi Zanzibar, five minutes from the beach, Goasis provides simple, clean accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool set within beautiful gardens. Guests can relax in our chill-out lounge take a cocktail at the bar or enjoy a meal in Goasis restaurant. The property provides on-site all the Island tours, massages at a cost, bike and car hire. The historical Stone Town can be reached in 57.5 km and the Zanzibar International Airport is 63 km away.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great value for money. Location: 5-10min Walk Away from NW section of Nungwi Beach Resort: Lovely resort with everything you need! People: Tracey and George are a British couple who have lived in Zanzibar for more than 10 years. Having them as our host was very comforting as they know the area very well and can advise on do/donts/prices/recommendations etc so you’re in safe hands! A huge positive/benefit for first time travellers. The resort feels like a family home! All the resort staff were really friendly and well trained (even in culinary practises). Rooms: the room came with all the basic amenities.
Cons: There wasn’t much not to like but would like to give a fair review. Location: Walk to/from beach can be a little intimidating at night due to the lack of lighting at some sections. Resort: breakfast is different each day with what seemed like little choice - for creatures of habit this may be a bit irritating. People: Honestly not a bad word - genuine people! Rooms: Have to switch hot water on and allow 30mins, which sometimes was only enough for one person so you had to wait another 30mins. Shower pressure could be better however not great across Zanzibar.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Really lovely relaxed atmosphere. Staff were amazing, very welcoming and helpful. Location was great and the facilities were perfect for when the sun was shining and when it was raining. Breakfasts were good. It felt very secure and safe.
Cons: The only thing which is small was the pillows were quite uncomfortable. Everything else was great.
7.9 Good
Pros: Friendly staff, nice private room with AC & very good wifi in the room as well as in the common hang out area! When you order the main dishes here make sure to be starving, cause the amount is almost good for two! The legendary french zanzibar restaurant Le Macis is only literally 2 minutes from here! 3-5 min walk from the beach. So if you absolutely want to stay on the beach you could find somewhere for the same price, but you wouldn't get Tracey & George & that makes the difference!
Cons: -
7.5 Good
Pros: The location is very good - 3 minute walk from two beaches. Tracy and George were very helpful and the staff and very kind. The hotel had a very nice vibe to it. Breakfast was very good and tasty.
Cons: The room was poorly maintained. The bed is not comfortable at all. The bathroom smelled after taking a shower and there wasn’t enough hot water even after turning on the water heater for some time. There are neither hand towels nor foot towels in the bathroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are really friendly and helpful. Breakfast is freshly cooked when you arrive and is lovely. We tried eating out a few times but nothing beat the food at GOasis. It’s all freshly cooked when you order. I honestly can’t fault GOasis.
Cons: N/A
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Room was clean and spatious. The pool was well cared of and Nice for swimming. The owners wery hepfull and talkative.
Cons: Not on the beach, which is also good side, since at the beach can be quite noisy.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Cozy and comfy. Simple clean rooms. Staff was amazing and always very helpful. Nice pool area. African vibe was definitely there. It felt more like you were visiting a friend than staying in a hotel.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place, really good location and nice pool! The owner is so welcoming and friendly and willing to help you with anything you need.
Cons: Restaurant prices are expensive!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Goasis is a MUST stay in Nungwi! Tracy and George are such incredible hosts and their staff went above and beyond to take care of your every need. You truly feel like you are at a home away from home when you stay here!! It is a short walk to beautiful beaches, sea turtles, and other tourist attractions. The breakfast is phenomenal and they serve exceptional lunches and dinner as well (we ate dinner there almost every night, it was delicious and there were a lot of options). We stayed with our 3 kids and they had a blast playing in the pool and running all around the property. It is extremely safe and GREAT for families!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: great host secure enviroment close to the beach. My daughter had a great time in the pool and been pet friendly we loved the hotel dog Gizmo!
Kidoti Wild Garden - Nungwi - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (40 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Kidoti village, 6 km from Nungwi, Kidoti Wild Garden is an eco solar powered homestay. The property features rooms with sea views and free WiFi. At the hotel all rooms have a terrace. Some rooms have a private bathroom with a bath or shower, while some rooms also feature a balcony and others also boast garden views. At Kidoti Wild Garden each room is equipped with a seating area. Guests can grab a bite to eat in the in-house restaurant, which serves African cuisine. The accommodation provides water sports facilities, as well as a garden and a shared lounge. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. Guests at Kidoti Wild Garden will be able to enjoy activities in and around Nungwi, like cycling and canoeing. Local points of interest like Baobab Tree and Spanish Dancer Divers are reachable within 6 km and 6 km, respectively.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good, out of evverywhere in a very quiet place and in front of the see. The hostel has many equipments and propose a lot of activities. the staff is very friedly
7.5 Good
Pros: The hotel is very isolated and this is the charm of the place. The area is fully natural and beautiful. The room I had was not very confortable (small and very hot). This is perfect place to relax but don't expect too much confort. The great values are: the beauty of the area, no tourists around, canoe at disposal to visit a beautiful wild small island in front of the coast, beautiful sunset. I loved also the ecologic functionning of the place (solar pan, natural soap)
Cons: It was hard to charge mobile when not sunny and the room was very hot, no air and the fan was not working well
8.8 Excellent
Pros: the breakfast was great, staff were helpful, view was amazing. Some fun materials available (kayak, water shoes, etc) lovely dogs, etc. Electricity is a bit limited at times but staff help with external batteries for your cellphone and the fans mostly held out all night. I also loved how they helped me get a moto taxi :-)
Cons: The place was hard to find as there is no very clear signage. Regrettably the room we had booked had been given to someone else (and we only found out when we arrived. We agreed on a discount for the inconvenience (we had already paid the full amount) and that seemed fair to all people involved. However the last day when settling bills it caused tension between the owner and us (before all seemed well).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was so nice in this place. The food was very good and there is a nice garden in this place. The owner gave us a little tour and a lot of maracujas. Not far away there is a little island where you can walk or kayak to and then spend a few hours snorkeling. It was perfect, the owners provided all the equipment for free and very extreme friendly and helpful. I would definately recommend this place.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The vibe was just great. Private, quiet and relaxing.
Cons: Bigger rooms and a better shower
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet, secluded place, with excellent, if basic facilities. Free bicycles and kayaks with life jackets and water shoes to borrow. Really laid back place with small bar & Restaurant area, plenty of seating to chill, and a beautiful sunset. At low tide you can walk out to a nearby island in about 30 minutes. We swam/walked out at high tide, much to the amusement of passing fishermen, spent an hour or so exploring the coral island, then swam/walked back, and recovered with a cold beer or two. It is all solar powered, with storage batteries for night time, so you are advised to charge anything you need during the day. As there were only two rooms occupied on our visit, the power lasted all night, so the fan in the room kept us cool throughout. There is no sandy beach, but walking out on the flat rocks watching the crabs and other wildlife is great, and if you want a beach, Nungwi is about 20000/30000 shillings taxi ride away, depending on your haggling skills. The dogs, cats and chickens wandering around are also all laid back.
Cons: Nothing not to like here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was beautiful every morning, came out fresh and hot! Rooms were clean and Mwamba was incredibly accomodating with whatever we wanted to do.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A well designed beautiful, quite, relaxed place. At night you cold hear the waves, night birds and see fireflies. One of the most relaxed paces we were. We liked the peace and quite, the design and staff. The sea going in-and-out is surreal and fascinating. The staff are cool and nice
Cons: It is more like a clarification rather than a complaint. The place is solar driven (this is good, we are pro-earth and environment), so if there is no sun (heavy clouds) there is very little electricity. They try to save on that matter, so the light in the rooms is somewhat weak. This is cool, just a little corner.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely and peaceful. The staff were lovely and accommodating. Excellent service.
Cons: I mistakenly didn’t read the bit which stated the bathroom was SHARED! Not too much of big deal though as it was lovely and clean.

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Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar - Nungwi - Building
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9.4 Excellent (162 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Beach. Kendwa Beach is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect. Thank you for everything, Sandies Baobab !
Cons: No door at the bathroom
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hotel and very helpful staff. Food is excellent with all inclusive option
Cons: The only bad thing is the road to the hotel is in very bad shape. Someone has to do something about it urgently
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Set on a beautiful part of Nungwi beach that makes perfect Zanzibar pictures..... just amazing for a chilled out holiday. The staff were very helpful and happy and the resort Manager Chris was a credit to the company. We would definitely recommend for a few days and the food was good too.
Cons: The poverty outside the resorts are on full view. The roads are dirty tracks with massive pot holes. It’s a shame the hotels can’t use some of their income to tarmac their approach roads . If you can get past this and just enjoy the piece of paradise then choose Sandies Baobab
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food, room and sea were amazing! The staff was so nice especially Abdullah.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is perfect. Nice beach and clean sea. Staff were very kind and gentle. Thanks to all. Food is good and delicious. We like it very much
Overview Reviews
Nestled between swaying palm trees, pristine white beaches and the historic fishing village of Nungwi, the beautiful Doubletree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar-Nungwi in Tanzania is situated on the northern tip of Zanzibar - only an hour's drive from the Historic Stone Town and Airport. Our exotic and elegant hotel features modern amenities suited for both business and leisure travellers. * Free form swimming pool and built-in pool bar * Fitness center * Tour desk to assist in planning your leisure activities and excursions * Wireless internet access in all Guest Rooms * Wireless internet in all public areas * Variety of restaurants and bars onsite * Beach sports and activities * Variety of massages and beauty treatments available * Live Zanzibari music The Doubletree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar-Nungwi offers a memorable culinary experience, ranging from fresh seafood BBQ's on the beach to fusion cuisine served in the Ngalawa restaurant, with impeccable service and an extensive wine selection. Plan the beach wedding of your dreams or renew your vows under the starry night sky, Nungwi style. Welcome and 'Karibu' to the magic of Doubletree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar-Nungwi. Our staff look forward to welcoming you upon arrival with a warm, signature Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff courtesy,prompt service and quality continetial dishes and entertainment
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, Front of the beach, located in tourist safe area, perfect breakfast, different daily menu for lunch and dinner with life band
Cons: The hotel located at beautiful beach front but don't have a private beach,, the locals at the beach are too disturbing and annoying, most of tourists try to avoid heading the beach because of them, hotel front beach has no privacy and relaxation.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The all inclusive was really good. If you want to lay in the sun, look at the beach and have refreshments, this is the place. The staff was also very attentive and accommodating.
Cons: The mattress is very soft.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It was a combination of African tradition with a modern style, it was also clean.
5.1 Okay
Pros: Beach front,To get to location from Airport will take 1hr 30min.Roads are not good ,you go through village not great travel at night roads are very bumpy.Not worth $250 per night with breakfast only
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: Booked Doubletree Nungwi but the Kayak stuffed up the booking and created a reservation with a hotel in a different city.
Cons: Wasted over an hour on the phone to Kayak who refused to find us an alternate hotel in Nungwi. Still waiting for a refund. Terrible booking experience. A good way to ruin a holiday.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The stuff was extremely friendly and kind and gave great service. The hotel is very clean.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: My partner and I transferred here from a lesser hotel in Kendwa where we did not feel safe at all. The small bumpy roads through Nungwi were uncomfortable but when we arrived at the gates of the hotel we instantly felt safe. There was security checking who and what was in the taxi before we entered and when we got out of the taxi we were greeted by the extremely friendly staff. We received a lovey fresh fruit juice and a warm cookie on arrival and were checked in by a lovely guy called Hamad. We were upgraded to a pool view room and decided to go for the All Inclusive (extremely good value!!) It is a short 15 minute walk to the natural aquarium which was very informative and a nice experience. All hotel facilities were top notch and could not have been made feel more safe. There was so many friendly staff to tend to our needs at any moment
Cons: The only deterrent is the abundance of beach boys at the beachfront of the hotel. They are loitering and constantly hare adding tourists begging for money and trying to sell you souvenirs. The beach was also full of algae
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff are very friendly and helpful.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everything was Hakuna Matata. People who serve were absolutely friendly, kind and nice to us. As honeymooners, we love their surprises very much and recommand to every couple who would like to come Nungwi Zanzibar. The sea is Indian ocean and has wonderful colors and clean water.
Cons: Nothing
5.4 Okay
Pros: stuff are very good
Cons: too old
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Had the best experience at this resort. Staff was super nice. They remember uour face and make sure you are comfortable and part of the group. Room was stunning and right on the beach
Cons: As a vegetarian, i didn't have too many options. It was either rice with veggies or potatoes. Maybe add more options
Mnarani Beach Cottages - Nungwi - Building
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8.2 Excellent (327 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Mnarani Beach Cottages in Nungwi, you'll be on the waterfront, a 2-minute drive from Nungwi Beach and 7 minutes from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: We stayed with the half board option and the food was good, breakfast was the standard Zanzibari fare of fruit and eggs, All very good. Situated away from the hustle and bustle Nungwi beach clubs. Great views from deck.
Cons: Rooms slightly on small side, but one only needs it for sleeping. A kettle in the room would have been a good idea.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was spectacular. We really enjoyed our stay at Mnarani.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Calm and hospitality. Very friendly staff. Clean rooms and whole area. Excellent view from terrace.
Cons: Nothing to say. Everything was great
6.7 Good
Pros: The management was very flexible with changing check out date. Great swimming pool and amazing view
Cons: Bar closes very early (like 9pm) Internet only available in public places No entertainment, and also no babysitting services for couples that want to seek entertainment outside.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay here. We had stayed on the north coast before but this resort was much nicer. The place was away from the crowded beach resorts, the price (which included breakfast and dinner), the rooms were very nice. Service was also excellent.
Cons: No beach during high tides that are directly at the hotel. It's a short walk down the street to a public beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was amazing. So friendly and accomidating. Made me feel very welcome and at home.
7.9 Good
Pros: Located at the edge of the cliff and in a nicely landscaped area. All staff at the hotel were helpful, cheerful and friendly. We enjoyed our stay in this hotel, though it was short.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff and quiet place to relax
Cons: More facilities and vibe
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's peaceful but you can access all around. Amasing place as very very safe and stunning. You'd be mad not to book!! it's best place ive been in this side of the world!!
Cons: I didn't like to leave!
5.4 Okay
Pros: Staff were nice
Cons: Very poor in low season
Amaan Beach Bungalows - Nungwi - Building
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7.8 Good (1,778 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Amaan Beach Bungalows in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, a 3-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and a 5-minute drive from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
7.9 Good
Pros: Location, great pool, free breakfast albeit a bit meagre friendly staff
Cons: Shower had terrible pressure
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place to stay at an affordable price. Centrally located with easy access to the town and kendwa beach.
Cons: Would have loved a kettle with coffee in the room.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location and direct access to the beach. Very tasty breakfast (croissants were just great) Staff is nice
Cons: We would have liked to have a bit more fruit selection and portion for breakfast
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Large and beautiful pool. Breakfast is in a perfect sea view location. Accomodation is on the beach and near to lot of bars and restaurants.
Cons: It would be nice to have a kettle in the room.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Only location
Cons: There were insects in the room and also bathroom Security seems not enough
5.4 Okay
Pros: Location was great. And food at the restaurant was delicious and value for money.
Cons: The WiFi was absolutely horrendous. I’ve been many 3rd world countries but I’ve never had WiFi this bad. No signal in my room and I struggled to even just make voice call to my family. I also waited 40-60 mins for my lunch that I ordered at the restaurant... every time
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The bungalows are basic, but there is no need for anything more in Zanzibar. The beaches and the ocean are the main attraction. The location is perfect for enjoying the beach and there is a lot of choice for restaurants nearby. We liked the fact that there are no restrictions on external food and beverage so we could enjoy a glass of wine on the privacy of our own balcony. Efficient and reliable taxi service from airport.
Cons: The pool was heavily clorinated, turned my swimsuit a bit green.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location, clean. Great value for money. Good breakfast.
Cons: No comfy area to chill out in the rain!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: All the staff are amazing , from Regina the waitress to to the pool boys, cleaners and management. Nice big clean pool and allways a sun lounger available. The selection at breakfast was ok but the evening meals and nightly entertainment was excellent. Spent 8 days here and loved every minute. Thanks to all
Cons: Didnt like the fact that i was in a room and still living out of a suitcase all it needed was a chest of drawers and a bedside table and lamp and it would have been perfect.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Good location, clean rooms, decent breakfast
Cons: very arrogant staff, slow wifi