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Shooting Star Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P. O. Box 3076, Tanzania
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Shooting Star Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending 4 nights at this hotel I have only good recommendations. First, it is in front of a stunning and peaceful beach. It has a nice swimming pool, great food and drinks, helpful staff. Some small details make the friendly atmosphere of the hotel even better, such as a range of board games to play at night.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the lodge in febr -14 and found it to give very good value for money. The feeling is familiar and friendly. The houses are nice and well maintained and cleaned. The staff is very attentive and helpful. The location is maybe not the best. the beaches close to the lodge are not that inviting for... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Wow! The food, the staff, the pool - everything was awesome. The grounds make use of natural materials for decorations, which I think is an amazing extra touch. The public washrooms use washable towels for drying your hands, which I also really appreciated. The pool was lovely with slightly salty water, but no smell of chemicals. We had some services... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have just returned from Christmas and New Year at the Shooting Star Lodge with our family. Three generations all exhausted from work, school etc and so relieved that we had chosen exactly the right location for us all. We had a good cross selection of cottages as we were a party of nine and all are beautifully decorated with... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

We started our African honeymoon here and it was the most wonderful place to do that. It was so relaxing and beautiful. It was recommended by our agent Rose Hipwood of Africa Rose Travel (africarosetravel.com) and we were delighted, and relieved, to end up at this small, intimate hotel rather than one of the enormous resorts in this area. We... More

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Alameda, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Shooting Star is a beautiful, quiet place in which to relax after a safari. We chose it after reading about the sea view cottages and were not disappointed in the least. The views from our cottages were nothing short of spectacular, and most of the time we got an ocean breeze on our porches which made for very comfortable sitting.... More

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Wangaratta, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had finished our African Safari. Dusty, parched, filthy. The Shooting Star was a great place. Low key small resort with great food. It was a needed break. Staff, location, pool, bar, laundry were all much appreciated.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spent 4 nights here after Mt Kilimanjaro trek and Safari. It was just what we wanted, a secluded top quality resort. We were there at the start of the low season and the island was not as busy. As we were on our honeymoon we got an upgrade as well as a free Indian Head Massage each. Our accomodation... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Shooting Star is in a lovely situation on the East coast of Zanzibar main island and was probably one of the first hotels in the area. Up and down the coast are much larger, foreign-owned resorts, but this boutique hotel has retained its sense of remoteness and simplicity. There are various types of room; we had a semi-detached bungalow but... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at Shooting Star Hotel and it was marvelous. The best things here are helpful staff, friendly management, excellent service, nice food, spacious rooms and of course an amazing location. From far one of the best boutique hotel we have ever experienced.

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Also Known As:
Shooting Star Hotel Zanzibar
Shooting Star Hotel
Address: P. O. Box 3076, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 103 Specialty lodging in Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shooting Star Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shooting Star Lodge is a small family-run lodge set on a cliff on the North end of the stunning Kiwengwa beach. Famous for its good local food and intimate atmosphere, the lodge has 3 different types of accommodation: 3 Garden Lodge Rooms, 11 Sea View Cottages, and 2 Monsoon Villas-suites. The fantastic infinity pool has one of the best views on Zanzibar and is the perfect place to cool down. ... more   less 

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