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Sunset Bungalows

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 3546, 3546, Tanzania
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Ranked #112 of 141 Hotels in Zanzibar
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms and the location is good. The problem is the customer service! They started to charge money for wifi in the middle of our vication. They ask for a lot of money for the wifi which is wrong when the rooms are expensive. In addition, in the last day we found out that other people paying a cheaper price... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location. We got our room with a nice view to an open area with palm trees. Only 100 metres from the beach, which is very, very nice by the way. But... The service in the reception was not anything special. The breakfast was the most boring we experienced on all the 7 hotels we stayed on in Tanzania. Cold... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent beds with mosquito nets, rooms include air con and an overhead fan, and electronic safe to store valuables (recommended as the maids appeared to leave our balcony doors unlocked after airing the room). Fantastic bathroom with strong, hot shower. Breakfast and dinner at the restaurant was excellent. We tried further down the beach one evening but other restaurants did... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

have been staying here since 2006 on several occassions, as it's right next door to the Scuba-Do dive center, but also because of it's loaction (right on the beach), it's easy-going atmosphere and because Kendwa is just the best beach on Zanzibar

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Langley City, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After camping for many days, this place was heaven! Beautiful / clean / comfy rooms Air conditioning, clean showers and toilets. Close to the beach with lounge chairs (get their early) The restaurant was good, but very slow at getting food. Order early. I would return to this place.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for three nights at the beginning of July 2014, as part of a trip to Africa with a group of students from the UK. We visited Zanzibar as part of our independent travel after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity and then going on safari in various national parks in Tanzania. After a lot of travelling,... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I stayed here based on a recommendation from a friend but found it rather disappointing. The place tries to be luxurious, but falls significantly short. The first room we were shown smelled horribly of cigarette smoke and must. The room we switched to was only marginally better. Although the site we booked through advertised Wifi, this service must be purchased... More

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5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Sunset Bungalows should not be confused for anything other than the budget beach accommodation it is. The beach is beautiful and Sunset Bungalows offers a good price to experience it, however it is rife with areas to improve Pros: - the rooms (we stayed in the Deluxe Beach Bungalow) are actually quite lovely, large and well furnished - operating electronic... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took a two week holiday to Zanzibar. We were planning to stay at various hotels but after the first few nights we just decided to stay put as it was such a lovely place. The beach is very wide at this point in Zanzibar, which added to the beauty. There are comfy loungers on the beach where we spent... More

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Doha, Qatar
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I love this place, the gardens are beautiful and it is such a beautiful beach. Rooms are clean, love the turquoise sheets! Mosquito nets, fans and a/c. Second visit. They are building a new restaurant but the old one was still open and many more vegan friendly local Swahili dishes. I loved the food there (it was off season so... More

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Address: P.O. Box 3546, 3546, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Bungalows 3*
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Also Known As:
Sunset Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Beach Hotel Zanzibar

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