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Sunset Bungalows

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 3546, 3546, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014
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    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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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay at Sunset Bungalows. As far as our experience in Tanzania was concerned, this was the place at which the most amenities worked without issue. The water was hot and didn't smell, the room was clean and everything worked. Hurrah! The restaurant was good. We enjoyed the meals we had there and the prices were... More 

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san jose del cabo
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Good value, not exactly beach front...but close enough. Threw down the backpack and camping gear and got into beach mode. Rooms were wonderful and clean with awesome verandas, ours had the tiniest of ocean views. Wasn't in the room much anyways! THE BEACH was amazing! I spent most of my time next door at Kendwa, as their restaurant food was... More 

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were recommended the north coast of Zanzibar and was recommended this hotel. It has a very good situation, close to the beach, nice restaurant, lot's of activities. The flat itself was spacious, had AC, but we did only use the fan, was clean, a nice veranda with view to the garden. We did have problem with the safe, but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We booked a beach front bungalow and got just that. Good value for money at $96 usd per night. Restaurant was good and lounging at the bar was a very popular past time for many. Lovely stretch of beach and close to other resorts if you feel like a different restaurant. Only complaint would be that the bathroom was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I stayed here last year in September (2013). After camping and backpacking, this was a majorly relaxing place. I will note that it is probably not sufficient for a business traveler, as they don't have good WiFi service. The staff struggle with English a bit, but enough to get through their jobs. The restaurant is slow, but you can order... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

we arrived at the hotel late at night after a long coach journey, so did not appreciate the view on the first night, although were very surprised when we were shown our rooms! we had a massive double bed, sofa seats and free safe and free aircon all in our room. We turned the 'please clean our room' sign over... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

By far the most awful place I have ever stayed. Not worth a $20 stay let alone the $120 they charge. Great location but that's where the positives stop. The 2 boys at reception did not introduce themselves. They were both particularly unwelcoming! The approach to our 'deluxe' room smelt of toilets. The room itself looked ok till we tried... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The room we had was just amazing. It was huge and very nice furnished with a big bed and mosquito net. We had a nice balcony with chairs and table as well as a nice bathroom with two sinks. Unfortunately, the room had no fan and the aircon didn't proper cool down and was additionally very noisy. A safe is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Sunset Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Beach Hotel Zanzibar
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#80 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar

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