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Kendwa Rocks Hotel

Nungwi Kendwa Beach, Tanzania
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Ranked #50 of 101 Specialty lodging in Zanzibar
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Greenville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Fantastic location and glorious views. The accomodation is a basic banda standard and it is worth taking your own mosquito net as the ones in the Bandas are a little ripped up. The beach has beautiful golden sands and the bar is good with a reasonable day time happy hour on cocktails (which are toxic!). The food is good and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

The hotel itself was very basic and, although it was priced quite reasonably in comparison with the big resorts nearby, could do with some upgrades like the mosquito nets in the bedrooms.The food menu was limited. On a positive note, the place does not need selling as Kendwa is just stunning. Would definitely recommend, especially if on a budget.

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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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