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Sunset Bungalows

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 3546, 3546, Tanzania
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Ranked #111 of 141 hotels in Zanzibar
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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
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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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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We booked 3 nights here and enjoyed each of them immensely. The rooms were well decorated, spacious, boasted large balconies. The bathrooms/showers are very modern, clean, and the water hot. It is technically fresh water but it has a high slat content. Not a problem, just don't be surprised. All the hotels in this area experience the same type of... 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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Sunset Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Beach Hotel Zanzibar

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Welcome to Sunset Kendwa, your place to stay in the tropical paradise of Zanzibar's north coast. Fringed by powdery-white sand beaches, azure waters, and thriving coral reefs, the exotic spice island of Zanzibar is the most idyllic of tropical destinations. We offer a wide range of brightly decorated traditional rooms and bungalows, as well as all the facilities you will need to help you ease into Zanzibar's relaxed pace of life. Right on the perfect sands of Kendwa beach on Zanzibar's north coast, this is the perfect place to unwind, spend your days swimming or sun-bathing, snorkelling, scuba diving with our award winning on site water sports centre Scuba Do Zanzibar ... more   less 
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