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Kendwa Rocks Hotel

Nungwi Kendwa Beach, Tanzania
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Ranked #50 of 104 Specialty lodging in Zanzibar
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
PercyPatel Vadodara, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vadodara, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is one of the best party locations in Zanzibar, rooms are basic we stayed at the Beach House 1 one of the finer rooms in the hotel. Rooms were kept clean and maintained well. Water bottles were just given on the first day and weren't replaced. Breakfast buffet was very basic and nothing to look forward to. All in... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, as a TZ resident, you stay at Kendwa Rocks quite frequently since there are not that many other places to stay on the beautiful Kendwa beach. They have an excellent lounge area with friendly kitchen/bar staff and a reasonably priced menu. However, my advice is that you try to stay somewhere else and visit KR for drinks or dinner.... More

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Heather M, Front Office Manager at Kendwa Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us again, apologies if your second stay didn't live up to the first visit. We love that you enjoyed our location and lounge area, apologies that some aspects didn't live up to your expectations. Changes in our system are underway; it is through honest feedback such as yours that allows us to see where... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very basic but fair for the price. Had to keep asking for towels and service very slow at the reception. Overall food and drink more expensive than other places we stayed. In quite a remote location so take all the cash you need as most ATMs are in Stonetown.

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Heather M, Front Office Manager at Kendwa Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review, all our different rooms come with different amenities, apologizes that you had to wait for your towels. For our future guests the only ATM’s in Zanzibar are in Stone Town. More

3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotell is ok and the restaurant has good food. The bar is crappy. On saturday they call it beach party, but there is no difference from the rest of the week. They serve really bad drinks from pre mixed plastic bottels in disposable plastic glasses. Turn up the price since its "beach party" and the bartenders are mostly busy... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Kendwa Rocks for our honeymoon last June and stayed in one of the upstairs room with an amazing ocean view. I have never been to such a beautiful place! We wanted to relax and that is what we did. The staff were lovely and made you feel really welcome. A special thanks to Moses the manager, he... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a shame that the service here is to terrible because it really is a beautiful property. Food was delicious, beach was nice, and the room was comfortable. However, the Kendwa credit card they encourage you to get is a huge scam. Upon checkout, several people in our group of 8 had charges that didn't add up on the cards.... More

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Heather M, Front Office Manager at Kendwa Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurant and other facilities, we hope the lapses you encountered didn't disturb you too much. We are sorry about the issues you experienced with our card (volante) system, we are aware it’s not perfect but I am sure you can appreciate that at times, such as our Full Moon parties it is... More

Greenville, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the "garden view" room with my friend while we were in Zanzibar for the weekend and the room itself was fine (the bed was comfortable but shower was oddly placed in the middle of the room and the bathroom was missing a lightbulb so we had to use our flashlights to use the restroom after dark). The... More

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Heather M, Front Office Manager at Kendwa Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on our Hotel, all comments are appreciated and help us improve our service. I would like to apologize again for our error with your pick-up and the problems with the light. Regarding your return transfer, we try arranging our transport through our trusted drivers, this helps us maximize security and reduce opportunities... More

Helsinki, Finland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place looked great! The rooms were quite dated and oldfashioned but I think that's the point. The beach was awesome, white sand and lovely warm water! Private resort with decent staff, restaurant and beach bar. We took snorkling trip which was also great!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi there I did not stay at this hotel; so I comment purely based on some thoughts surrounding it ! I did pop in and view the hotel, it is probably more geared to the younger or laid back group. You will want to read the other reviews based on people staying there. My comment is that it has to... More

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kampala, uganda
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I took my parents who stayed in a beach bungalow and my boyfriend and i stayed in a coral bungalow. Both had clean bathrooms and good airconditioning. The place was clean and maintained daily. We had no complaints about the room. The place works on a card system. U out your passport at reception and they give u a credit... More

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Address: Nungwi Kendwa Beach, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
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Kendwarocks Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar

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