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Sunset Bungalows

P.O. Box 3546, Tanzania
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Sunset Bungalows
Ranked #110 of 143 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sunset Bungalows was a fantastic break for us. After weeks on an overland truck we arrived to be amazed by the large clean rooms with four poster beds and big bathrooms. Each room also had a large balcony with nice outdoor furniture. We had several plumbing problems with our room. The hot water hose to the sink burst twice and... More

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New Delhi, India
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my colleague were on a business trip to Dar Es Salam....went to Zanzibar island on a weekend....we enquired about the best beaches in Zanzibar...Most locals suggested this place...It was one among the best beaches I have seen...the hotel is just average but the beach was amazing...the restaurant in the beach called bikini bar served drinks and food on... More

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Lusaka, Zambia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let me start off by saying, ''When the deal is too good, think twice"! We wish we did. Rooms are nothing to write home about, nothing fancy. Breakfast, the worst we have ever come across. The coffee was tasteless and just looked like coloured water. Our rooms had a terrible stench from the bathroom. The staff are permanently in... More

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Edmonton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The reception at the beach bungalows makes you expect that the rooms will be incredible. The room, while nice, and very spacious, had the huge four poster bed in an area which left one side of the bed searing hot at night because the fan does not cool it. We had to move the bed to a more central fan... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

For reference, I am a 30 year old female, travelled with a group tour and stayed here from 22-25 Dec 2013. Unfortunately for that reason I can't tell you how much it cost per night! Staying at Sunset Bungalows gave me a great first impression of the accommodation standards in Africa. This place is set on a massive piece of... More

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Initially my opinion of Sunset Bungalows was quite high, decent rooms, nice beach, things seemed alright. A group of us were booked to stay two nights and on the afternoon of the second day 3 of our rooms were broken into and our belongings searched through. Overall approximately $500 US was stolen and two mobile phones. The rooms were locked... More

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Appiano sulla Strada del Vino, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Sunset Bungalows in Kendwa is one of the worst accommodation I have ever seen . We came from a one-week safari in Tanzania mainland and slept there in tents , but that was better than this "hotel" by far. It was the last stop on our Tanzania trip , before we visited the east coast of Zanzibar and Stone Town... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Large clean rooms with mosquito nets, air con makes such a difference with a good bathroom and shower. Great bar on the beach and good food served at the restaurant, the bar does stay open late into the early hours which is great, but may not be to everyone tastes.

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Vienna, Austria
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Yes, there are other hotels on this beach- but this beach is one of the few swimmable any time- we came at New Years and it was fun to wander from one restaurant/activity (fireworks, disco, Reveillon) to another

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the sunset bungalows as part of our intrepid tour from Nairobi to Zanzibar so we don't know how much the rooms cost but we were very happy with our room and the bar and beach out the front. The room was clean and well appointed and quite large. The bed is very high so you kind of... More

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Additional Information about Sunset Bungalows

Also Known As:
Sunset Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Bungalows Hotel
Sunset Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Beach Hotel Zanzibar
Address: P.O. Box 3546, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#66 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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