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Chwaka Bay Resort

Village Chwaka, Chwaka, Tanzania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked online at Chwaka bay to spend 8 nights over New Years. The place was very disappointing from the moment we got there and saw the surroundings. And the fact that there was no beautiful beach made it worse. We decided to be positive and enjoy our family holiday with our two young kids but when we were shown... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a hotel boked by default, due to the peak season. But it was decent. All rooms have great views on a good provate beach. But as all have said, this is not a sea where you can swim because of the strong low tides. But you can be taken to paradise island - low tides there as well,... More 

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1 Thank Aboudy G
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort and the rooms are nice and clean. The premises seem to be kept in good condition. You could not ask for more at this price point. Breakfast was ok. We did not have dinner or lunch there, because judging from the quality of the breakfast we felt the prices for the meals were to high.There is not much... More 

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2 Thank LaLu259
South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This cost effective resort offers service service service. No fuss accommodation at very affordable price. AJ and staff do more than what is expected to ensure a pleasant stay. Daily trips to Paradise island with gr8 rustic beach pub and swimming included. Perfect location to explore Zanzibar from and reliable taxi service to all island attractions available. A gem!!!

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3 Thank Gerrit V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a really nice stay here. It's not 5 star, but we were certainly happy with our chalet, being by the pool and the beach (when the tide is in) The food was okay, I'd recommend the resort to expand their meal offerings in the buffet. Also consider lowering the prices of alcohol, water and soda. We would have... More 

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4 Thank Gareth N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Good accomodation for a really nice price. Stayed 4 nights in one of the chalets which are really comfortable with airco, fridge, water cooker and nice bathroom. Poolarea and beach is nice and spacious. Breakfast is good with enough variety. Dinner is buffet which is of a reasonable quality; fresh and serviced well. Its 15 dollar per person, which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We weren't sure about the location however this ended up very quiet and peaceful. It is 45 minutes from airport on other side of the island. The rooms are clean although tired. The owners are gradually renovating so we would love to go back in the future. The staff were excellent and wanted to learn English. The food was excellent... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a really attractive spot to relax for a few days. Quiet and scenic. AJ and his wife are very friendly and helpful, and all the staff are efficient and courteous. The pool is a treat on hot days, and the beach is fun for long walks because of the enormous tides. Highly recommended. Only TSH1000 on the calla-dalla... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

what a beautiful setting, you don't get bothered by touts, the hotel staff and management are excellent. rooms are big and cleaned well and you get a big bottle of water everyday. beer is way over priced. wifi free but intermittent. to do, nice pool, day trips to spice farm, wander to the village and check out the locals and... More 

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2 Thank filip l
Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

it was a wonderful honeymoon we had. the staff is very welcoming and the rooms are breathe taking. The activities are so refreshing, the breakfast and supper are well cooked. its the best place to be for a refreshing and peaceful holiday.

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