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Fumba Beach Lodge

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PO Box 3705 | Fumba, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very friendly and could not have done enough for us. Unfortunately the food was not well cooked or presented. Our room was a few metres from the sea line when full tide. Rooms and amenities were relatively run down.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fumba beach is quite different from most Zanzibar places in that it is not part of a long stretch of adjoining resorts. The entire bay is there for Fumba beach alone, and while it is not the longest winding white beach on the island, having a piece of Zanzibar all to yourself is definitely worth it. The resort is one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great relaxing stay at Fumba at the start of July. It was very peaceful and quiet which is just what we were looking for after climbing Kilimanjaro. The lodge staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and we were looked after very well. We spent our days walking the beach, relaxing by the pool and exploring the rock... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most perfect place to be if you want peace and quiet ...The staff were amazing nothing was to much trouble...the food was excellent they will give you a table in the most special places....the room was beautifully decorated and cool I even had a story left on my bed after the turn down service...just went to sleep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We spent 3 nights here after a safari and greatly enjoyed it. We stayed in a Baobab suite, with an outside bathroom! In front of the suite there was a large veranda with a hammock and steps leading down to the beach. In the morning you can have coffee/tea brought to your room. The food at the restaurant is of... More 

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ManagerFumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear M0rrighan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to post pictures on our tripadvisor page, We hope you have enjoyed your stay at Fumba Beach Lodge. Your review motivates our staff to keep offering the best service possible to all our guests. If you are planning a return visit to Zanzibar, please let us know;... More 

North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What an amazing location! We arrived after a fantastic two weeks on the mainland -- certainly not ready to go home yet. There were 6 of us and we were warmly greeted even though arriving late in the day. The rooms were fantastic! Hammocks on the porch overlooking the beach -- what a view! Throughout the stay at Fumba we... More 

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ManagerFumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chris M, Thank you so much for your stay at Fumba Beach Lodge during your visit to the Spice Island. We deeply appreciate your nice words and feedback on our page, we cannot thank you enough. If you ever feel that you need to relax, recharge your batteries and unwind, please don't hesitate: come end enjoy at Fumba! We... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A nice, quiet place to come after spending time in Stone Town. We were there in low season so it was fairly empty and very quiet which made it a great place to end a 2 week long adventure holiday. It's not as polished as some of the other places we stayed but for a beach holiday it was great.... More 

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ManagerFumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ernyc2015, Thank you so much for your stay at Fumba Beach Lodge, it was a pleasure having you here as guests. We hope you have enjoyed your stay, the beach and the sun. We are looking forward to your next visit! Yours sincerely, Michiel Coolen General Manager Fumba Beach Lodge More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I found myself clicking on ‘confirm’ to purchase an airline ticket after a last minute decision for us to celebrate my birthday in Zanzibar. Next to book was the accommodation. Coming highly recommended was Fumba Beach Lodge and now it was my chance to experience this peaceful hideaway just 30 minutes drive from Stone Town. A quick look at the... More 

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ManagerFumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Julienne H, Thank you for taking the time for writing such a wonderful review on our Tripadvisor Page, we are very honored that your all your comments are so good! It was a pleasure having you and your friend at the lodge, we are looking forward to your return visit. We hope to see you, your friends and your... More 

Brighton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Fumba Beach Lodge is located at the end of the peninsula south of Stone Town and the International airport, adjacent to the small village of Fumba. It was a good base from which to take a number of island tours. Making use of the scenic location, the grounds are beautifully landscaped with local flora, interspersed with pathways to the various... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After 5 days on safari, we came to Zanzibar for the 2nd half of our honeymoon to relax and recover. We could not have stayed at a more perfect place. Even during the quick tour around the lodge with the manager Michiel- we knew we would enjoy our stay. The pool with views out across the sea, the open fronted... More 

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