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Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chuini Ruins, Bububu, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved everything about our stay at Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge and Spa. From booking our reservation to the moment we left for the ferry,our every need was met with personal and generous attention by the courteous staff and owners. Fritz and Rose manage a lovely establishment with great attention to detail. I can't decide which aspect was my favorite,... More

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner spent 7 nights at Hakuna Matata and also got married whilst there which had all been easily arranged directly through the owners. The location is quiet, serene and the private beach is perfect for getting away from it all. From arrival we were treated like royalty from the owners Rose &Fritz and their very attentive staff.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving up to Hakuna Matata was not what we expected, but getting out of the Taxi, we were greeted by the most wonderful sights. Ruins of old Arabic castles, an old aquaduct with restored ponds, now used for swimming, most amazing private beach, deck over the ocean and a kitchen and staff you will remember for a long time, one... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed 5 nights at Hakuna Matata and loved it. The location is a bit removed (~12km) from Stonetown, so you are dependent on taxi's or the driver services of Mohammed to get to town or anyplace else on the island, but that's easy to arrange, and the location is just beautiful. You get a sunset view every night and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is a feast to the eye and all your senses. A week after my holiday the image captured from the veranda of Kilimanjaro II was still lingering before my eyes... We arrived late and were welcomed by the reception manager Vera. She gave us quick tips, pre-paid mobile phones to keep in touch with her, with the hotel driver... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Hakuna Matata came highly recommended by a colleague and he was absolutely right. From our hibiscus cocktails(historic) on arrival to afternoon tea and cake, proceeding to superb evening meals and breakfasts we can only praise Fritz, Rose and the team for making our stay so fantastic. We stayed in a comfort room which was well appointed with lovely views over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I booked our last night in Zanzibar at Hakuna Matata as a treat! And it did not dissapoint. What a beautiful location and resort. Hidden away from the hussle and bussle of the main road this lodge is located on its own beach with magnificent views over the ocean from the resturant area. Hakuna Matata is not a large resort... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed 5 nights at Hakuna Matata Lodge and had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The service was excellent and the staff just can't do enough for you which makes you feel rather special. The food here was exceptionally good, there wasn't a meal we didn't love. We decided to go in to Stonetown a couple of times for... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have been working in Zanzibar for a few years and really know the resorts and operations on the Island quite well. I had the privilege to stay in Hakuna Matata a few weeks ago whilst on a business trip. First off, the staff is absolutely brilliant and they all make such an amazing team, the owners Rose and Fritz... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This August was my second visit to Hakuna Matata. It is private ,wonderfully positioned with most amazing views in the location creating calm and piece from busy town. The staff is extremely well trained ( suppose by Rose) the most amazing food ,which is not only innovative but using the freshest ingredients and creations of spices and flavours which are... More

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Address: Chuini Ruins, Bububu, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Bububu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa 4*
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Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa Zanzibar/Bububu

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Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa. Located on the west coast of the exotic island Zanzibar under shady age-old mango trees, bordered by a secret private bay you will find our 4 star hotel Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa. Our beach hotel offers 13 comfortable bungalows - all with a spectacular view to of Indian Ocean. The new Villa Zanzibar is the highlight of all bungalows. Weddings and honeymoons - are you are looking for a romantic place to get married under palm trees, on the beach or next to historical palace ruins? Here, your dreams will come true. In our unique Day Spa you may revitalize your body and soul. Enjoy the breathtaking African sunsets. Let your eyes wander to the south, see the skyline of Stone Town, the small Chapwani and Prison Island, and just ahead the silhouette of the African continent. You will feel enchanted. The hotel is managed by the German owners Rose and Fritz. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon. ... more   less 
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