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Kendwa Rocks Hotel

Nungwi Kendwa Beach, Tanzania
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Ranked #48 of 107 Specialty lodging in Zanzibar
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Lloydrayner Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel during a 3 weeks travelling trip. The hotel was a nice change from the rest of Tanzania, we were able to relax. Once a week the hotel has a 'clubbing' night, they turn the outdoor restaurant into a dance floor. It is a great laugh and a chance to meet some locals.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went with friends during april 2014 it was an amazing expirience! the staff is very nice and helpfull and really good for young people almost everyday there is a party in the hotel.. you never want to leave the beach and the food in the restrant is very good! I really really reccomend :)

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly i would like to highly recommend Debra at the reception for her warm and professional and attentive manner. Also Phillip, bar supervisor, very friendly, warm and great customer service. We stayed in Africa 6, an upstairs private room with a nice balcony for $90 a night. We felt ripped off from our previous hotel at Nungwi beach where we... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very very expensive to stay there.. There is a small guest-house right behind this hotel, named "kendwa coffee house" and it's so good! A mixed couple- Nadine is from Australia and her husband is local. They have two rooms they rent for 35$ with a great breakfast! They made us feel at home all the time we stayed there..... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Kendwa rocks for ten days during my birthday. We had not reserved when we arrived and so ended up staying in the dorm room which was quite spacious. We then relocated to a banda for two. I was not so impressed by this one as it was rather cramped with a low roof. We moved to a... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights. Unfortunately my wife sprained her ankle on the second day. It was surprised that reception did not have any bandages and we subsequently found out they had them at the restaurant on the front, by which time we had bought some. Having said that ?Voight? the maintenance manager was very helpful supplying a walking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked this place and stayed here for about 4 nights. The atmosphere was fun and we really liked the bar at the front where you could have sunset cocktails and watch the boats pass by. The beach itself is really gorgeous, one of the prettiest I have ever seen. We found the place a bit overpriced compared to other... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is mostly to give praise to the food and beverages manager of Kendwa Rocks - Sal Kindi. He was super helpful and kind and helped my friend and I to find a room very late in the evening (we came from Sunset Bungalows, which was nice but a little too expensive for us). He made phone calls, researched... More

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Vadodara, India
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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Address: Nungwi Kendwa Beach, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
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