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Imani Beach Villa

Bububu, Stone Town 3248, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madison, WI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over Christmas, 2014. Overall, the hotel is a small, charming place with attentive and very friendly staff. If you're expecting a generic, sterillized mega-resort and pristine beach, this is not it, but if you want a good hotel that feels like Zanzibar, this is the place. The good: -The Staff here are great. The Chef is as... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually stayed here back in October 2011, but it was so memorable I feel the need to sing their praises still. My friend and I kicked off a month long stay in Tanzania here, for only 2 nights (regrettably), but it set a nice tone for the trip. Our luggage was lost by the airline and Simon took it... More 

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Galway, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights to finish off our holiday in Zanzibar. Imani was a beautiful place to stay with lovely views of prison Island. The treetop restaurant had beautiful views of the sea and the food was nice. Imani have their own driver and the price of trips are charged by the hotel. All costs were really reasonable and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I just returned from 4 nights at Imani Beach Villa, which was a wonderful haven after our climb up Kilimanjaro. The Villa is tucked away down a bumpy road surrounded by fishing villages, but is a peaceful, comfy place to relax and enjoy the sunsets from the treehouse! I could have spent all day in the treehouse, from a delicious... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Perfect place to sit back and relax, staffs are very informative, friendly and are really helpful, the hotel is located a bit off the stone town (about a 10-15mins drive). Suitable for people who are looking for a place to stay away from the hustle and bustle. I spent a night there had a lovely time although the WIFI is... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here. Staff were friendly and organized a nice trip to the nearby islands for us. The beach is not great (highly affected by tides) but it is a nice and quiet place just outside Stone Town. Rooms are small and do not have cupboards or shelves for clothes, you basically have to be ready to leave... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My friend and I stayed there for 7 days back in June. It was a great little guest house that is fairly close to town. We really enjoyed the stay there; mainly b/c of the AMAZING staff members. There are some pros and cons in which I will list them below; more PROS than CONS! Pros: •Close to town, about... More 

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Nice hotel, loved the treehouse, they had excellent drinks. The bartender and waiters were really nice. The owners were friendly. We had a good room. Its a small, cozy, fun hotel. Just fyi, if you are looking to spend your days in the beach and on the water this is not the right place.

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I visited the Imani Beach Villas for three days of recuperation after summiting Kilimanjaro this past September. All I was looking for was a place to rest my head at night, a beach to bake on during the day, and all the food and drink I could put away. Imani met these modest goals with aplomb. I literally spent my... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed at Imani Beach Villa in August 2012, and what a wonderful choice we made. The staff were truly professional and the rooms were exquisite and always beautifully clean. They have the most beautiful tree house were you can 'wine and dine' whilst looking out onto the beach and into the sunset. The food was delicious and their cocktails... More 

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Address: Bububu, Stone Town 3248, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Imani Beach Villa Hotel Stone Town
Imani Beach Villa Zanzibar/Stone Town

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