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Sunset Bungalows

3.0 of 5
P.O. Box 3546, 3546, Tanzania
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Ranked #112 of 143 Hotels in Zanzibar
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Nairobi, Kenya
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181 reviews 181 reviews
35 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the more affordable hotels in this popular area of Zanzibar.The beach is beautiful and the bungalows are virtually on it whereas the apartments are a bit higher. The entrance is a bit secluded, but 50000 TZS should be more than enough for transport from airport or port (though the taxi drivers at the port asked for... More 

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Trento, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here 4 night in February 2015. We got bad experience with Credit Card Payment: they accept credit card but they charge if you pay with it, although it is not written on the info. The reader of credit cards had problems, so they charged me 4 times the same amount of the restaurant, and the dispute with... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a perfect slice of beach, this is it. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, but who cares, because you're on the beach anyway. The only ding is that the bar and restaurant staff weren't that interested in serving us during the day -- there were a lot of employees(?) hanging out and you really had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Despite having one of the rooms the furthest away from the beach, I still can't fault the location of Sunset - it takes 2 minutes to walk down to the most beautiful beach. The hotel have their own sunbeds in a certain section of the beach that you can use for free, and both beach and shower towels are offered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Our room looked out over the beach and the view was beautiful. The rooms are simple, a bed, fan, aircon, mosquito net, and a big bathroom, but it was perfectly suited to our needs and was very comfortable. Although the shower only got to luke warm, the weather ensured that hot water wasnt needed. The laundry service was great, inexpensive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed for two nights at Sunset Bungalows. We found the rooms to be comfortable and value for money. Theyre not extravagant, but if that's what youre looking for head up the road and you'll find it at the resorts, you'll pay for it too. The restaurant served average food, well priced, but always slow to come out. Breakfast wasnt... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

though not so close that you can actually see the beach depending on your room. We stayed here as part of an Intrepid tour and as we've mentioned in another review, not knowing how much you've paid for your stay makes it difficult to put things in context (expecting five star value if you pay for a two star hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Could definitely be described as a paradise. Sunset Bungalows was a gorgeous hotel, the rooms were bungalows scattered across the hotel site. There was a bar with pool tables and a restaurants, hammocks and a fire that was lit every night. The bungalows are right on the beach, the rooms were clean and the hotel was also safe and protected.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place lies some place in most people dreams. Its a huge site with houses dotted everywhere, the rooms were clean and large, although little time is spent in them. One issue was the saltiness of the water, better filters are needed. The hotel is large, so there is much walking to be done from the hotel room to the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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