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Chwaka Bay Resort

Village Chwaka, Chwaka, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Zero WOW Factor. We paid US140 for family of four for one return transport to Stone Town. Food and rooms were good, but nothing special. We regret choosing Zanzibar, instead of Langebaan, Wester Cape.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Wow! What an awesome place with great service and beautiful views! My heart melts when I think back to the kind of warm and genuine welcome we got from the staff at this place. The place was a bit tough to get to, but we had the entire resort to ourselves which was amazing and made us feel even more... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Being aroud the world I finally have found my SHANGRI LA! For me this is a resort with good energy and I feel very free, secure and happy. I just love the staff and Mr. Yadav because of their friendliness. Everything goes smoothly and all my wishes have come true. I also love the place because the staff keeps it... More 

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Kigali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The owner/GM was very approachable and made sure personally that we are comfortable. Stay on the top floor rooms which have a good view. Food was great and so was the entertainment on the last day. To top it off, a complimentary bottle of champagne was offered to bid farewell. Would definitely visit again..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The resort is located right next to the fishing village of Chwaka and so allows easy interaction with the local people and local transport system. It is the only resort in the area. The rooms are clean and comfortable with air conditioning and no TV. The rooms we stayed in are right on the beach. With it being as far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We liked it very much. Clean room and no mosquito, very good food and pool. Nice people and safe place. Quite beach and good location. We recommend Paradise beach, Blue Safari. The owner Ajay is very helpful and friendly, we had a great time. We will come back for sure.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Really DO NOT stay here whilst it is under the current management. From the manager, to his mother often hanging around with her feet up on the table in reception to the poorly staffed and severely under trained staff they clearly are to stingy to pay and train up. Out of the 147 hotels on Zanzibar - this place could... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Chwaka Bay Resort is a strange place, but we will keep good memories of it. Of this rating of 4, at least 3 have to go to owner and manager Ajay. The beach is nice but the seabed is flat and water disappears at low tide. Pool is small but enjoyable. Rooms are comfortable and well kept with all the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very bad experience Beach- No water, and when tide is high is so dirty. Kitchen- our worst experience ever!!!! Activities- nothing organised from hotel, but we find in the village so we got around, but hotel sabotaged these young boys doing first class tours. Hotel manager told us after 12 days when leaving 3.30 in the morning, that they had... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Meals were totally overpriced - double that of other hotels, and the food was not nearly nice enough to justify this. Service was really slow and apathetic. Hard to get anyone to communicate with us on any issue Room was basic, bathroom was run down... More 

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