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Cristal Resort Ltd

P.O. Box 3917, Tanzania
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Ranked #103 of 141 hotels in Zanzibar
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion this place deserves a much better rating than it has. I looked at over half the hotels in paje and this was by far the best value for money (facilities for the price). For kitesurfers it's an ideal location, next to two shops if you need to rent gear and in a prime location for kiting and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the resort is very nice with a beautiful beach right in front of the rooms. Unfortunately, the hotel and eco lodges are awful. Ever since we arrived at the hotel we have had stomach problems, the rooms had very wide holes between the wooden planks that formed the wall which fills the room up with mosquito's and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Excellent resort located beachfront. Accommodation is in twin bungalows. It has a nice pool and a private beach with sun loungers and umbrelas. The staff is friendly and very attentive. The meals are good and varied. WIFI only available in the reception area and restaurant. Some bungalows do not have air conditioned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Spent three wonderful nights in this comfortable lodge on a wonderful stretch of beach. After painfully expensive safaris, this place was an absolute bargain. My private "eco-hut" was charmingly furnished, the food -- with an accent on fresh fish -- was very good, and their Thai restaurant down the beach was the best Thai food I have had during my... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at cristal resort for 3 days in one of the eco rooms. The price is very affordable and the staff is very friendly and helpful. For a budget resort this place is perfect you get real value for money here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This place is just not worth at all, Firstly - we had to pay extra 20 dollars for my booking to what they agreed first over the phone, saying that " reservation rates are higher than reception rates" secondly the guy at the cafe was so rude and unhelpful. Thirdly - in the deluxe room we stayed, not only it... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have just had a four night stay at Cristal Resort with a group of 12 people. It was amazing to say the least, and after climbing Kilimanjaro in it was just what we all needed. Staff were very friendly and accomadating. Unfortunatly I can't say the same for the owners who were very rude and didn't see smile once.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed in Cristal beginning of February. It was our second visit in this establishment . We came back because of the beautiful beach and affordable price. Pros: 1) Beautiful white sandy beach 2) good food for lunch and dinner 3) sushi in kinazi upepo restaurant was always fresh and tasty Cons; 1) very impolite owners- we strongly feel that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The place is authentic, the sea view marvellous. For people who are looking for silence & beauty. great massage and swimming pool. The rooms are comfortable but quite simple and nicely decorated. Nice and various breakfast

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We arrived at the hotel after staying in another one for 3 days, it was very hot when we arrived, but there is a water shortage for more than 2 hours. We approached to the French lady owner asking when the water could come, she replied with a numb face that they have tried, but it depends on how soon... More

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Address: P.O. Box 3917, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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