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The Lighthouse Beach Resort

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Kidagaa Village, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've stayed 4 weekends in a row....maybe even 5 time. It's a wonderful place to get away from Dar, surf and relax. Easy to get to taking 1hr 40min (with no traffic). Accommodation is in line with the surroundings and blends and always clean, comfortable and cool, getting afternoon sea breeze for always the perfect sleep. We get asked what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 12 friends that, after climbing the Kilimanjaro Mountain, stayed at the Lighthouse Beach Resort, during February of 2015. A perfect place to rest and settle down after all the amazing expressions of the mountain trip. A rare, relaxed atmosphere, that makes you leave the world behind and enjoy life. The bungalows are tastefully decorated, and... More 

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Eivind T, Owner at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Rine! Thank you for your wonderful review - it have all been forwarded to our hard working team at Lighthouse. You and your friends are welcome back anytime - all hope to see you soon! More 

Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Lighthouse Beach Resort was the perfect getaway and really gave me an opportunity to relax. I was warmly welcomed by the charming staff wearing beautiful african prints, they gave me a refreshing glass of passion fruit juice and a cold towell. They showed me to my room, Dolphin House, a double room bungalow with the perfect sea view, my... More 

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Eivind T, Owner at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Efflyn! Thank you so much for your review - it have been prodly forwarded to our staff. We appriciated your visit and we like to welcome you back. Thank you for your support! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed a relaxing weekend at the Lighthouse early January. The beach is wonderful and idyllic. Over night a turtle laid eggs on the beach but unfortunately local people were taking them in the morning. Also the second day, there were some locals dynamite fishing and thus destroying the reef, a real shame. Service at the lighthouse is perfect and... More 

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Eivind T, Owner at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guy - thank you for your visits to Lighthouse, and for your kind review! We all share your feelings about dynamite fishing and the need for strong conservation and awareness to conserve coral reefs, sea life and the Sea Turtles of our area. We are working with Sea Sense - a NGP for conservation of Sea Turtles and other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had a lovely weekend away from it all. The beach is stunning, water crystal clear cool and refreshing. Good for long interesting walks. The food was exceptional. Nothing was to difficult, we were served on the beach and on the roof top.

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Eivind T, Owner at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest! Thank you for taking the time to review our lodge, and for your kind words. We always try to improve, so I'm specially happy to meet your requirements during the months of rain, which is a challenging periond somehow. Thanks again - Karibuni tena! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is our second time visiting Lighthouse. Since our last trip, a few improvements have been made, including the addition of solar lighting, which helps in the late-night hours and before the generator is turned on. It is impossible to overstate the kindness of the staff and their willingness to accommodate our family. Even the beach guys were friendly and... More 

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Eivind T, Owner at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tim - thank you so much for your second visit, and for your kind words. Both owners and staff highly appreciate it. We try our best to improve service, facilities and surroundings - and hope you will find it even better at your next visit. Karibuni tena! More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have reviewed the Light House many times and want to let people know the subtle changes I see happening there as I am a frequent visitor. This time my dog Murphy and I stayed in Ras Kaz which is one of the rooms above the kitchen area. It has a spacious veranda that is very pleasant and cool to... More 

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Eivind T, Owner at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Julie! Thank you for possibly beeing our most loyal visitor, I know our staff love having you and Murphy the favorite dog visiting. We appreiciate your review - and i'm glad to inform that some better and more fitting furnitures will arrive soon to upgrade the rooftop terrace amongst other. Karibuni tena! More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I stayed at the Lighthouse Beach Resort for the second time in a few months and it was very nice. The property is not big, it's quiet and overlooking the beach and the sea. There are several nice, clean cottages spread out. It takes less than 5 min to walk to the deserted very nice beach, you can also swim... More 

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Eivind T, Owner at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Marina! Thank you for being a loyal visitor to our little establisment, and for taking the time to write this review - it surely help us! Look forward to having you back! Karibuni tena! More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just spend a night at the lighthouse with two friends from Dar es Salaam. t is an ideal place to feel away from a busy job in Dar and having the idea of being miles away from it al. Only 40 km after the ferry (just plan your time to pass the ferry) and you are on a 2,5 km... More 

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Eivind T, Owner at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear valued guest! Thank you for your visit to our lodge, and for the time of posting your review. I sincerly hope to see you and your friends back soon - and that you will notice us working hard for continious improments of services and facilities. Karibuni tena! More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was our first time to checkout the Lodge at Lighthouse Beach and we definitely hope to come back. Main thing is the very friendly and thoughtful service throughout our stay by all members of staff. Lovely food with plenty of fresh fish and vegetables and homemade breads. Best of all, it can be served at one's terrace or even... More 

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Eivind T, Owner at The Lighthouse Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Josie! Thabk you for helping us out by taking the time to post your opinions. We always hope to show a slight improvment for the ones returning to stay with us again, and without the words from our guests this is difficult. So thanks again and welcome back - it's good to escape Dar's hectic life and loosen up... More 

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