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Shooting Star Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P. O. Box 3076, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Shooting Star Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cajamarca, Peru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I stayed here for a week in October 2010 and couldn't have been happier. The rooms were beautiful and airy, the pool is stunning with a view of the ocean, the staff treats you better than family. The food at the lodge is great, they even make their own baked goods. I also thought it was a nice touch that... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

After spending 4 nights at this hotel I have only good recommendations. First, it is in front of a stunning and peaceful beach. It has a nice swimming pool, great food and drinks, helpful staff. Some small details make the friendly atmosphere of the hotel even better, such as a range of board games to play at night.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the lodge in febr -14 and found it to give very good value for money. The feeling is familiar and friendly. The houses are nice and well maintained and cleaned. The staff is very attentive and helpful. The location is maybe not the best. the beaches close to the lodge are not that inviting for... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Wow! The food, the staff, the pool - everything was awesome. The grounds make use of natural materials for decorations, which I think is an amazing extra touch. The public washrooms use washable towels for drying your hands, which I also really appreciated. The pool was lovely with slightly salty water, but no smell of chemicals. We had some services... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have just returned from Christmas and New Year at the Shooting Star Lodge with our family. Three generations all exhausted from work, school etc and so relieved that we had chosen exactly the right location for us all. We had a good cross selection of cottages as we were a party of nine and all are beautifully decorated with... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

We started our African honeymoon here and it was the most wonderful place to do that. It was so relaxing and beautiful. It was recommended by our agent Rose Hipwood of Africa Rose Travel (africarosetravel.com) and we were delighted, and relieved, to end up at this small, intimate hotel rather than one of the enormous resorts in this area. We... More

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Alameda, California
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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Shooting Star is a beautiful, quiet place in which to relax after a safari. We chose it after reading about the sea view cottages and were not disappointed in the least. The views from our cottages were nothing short of spectacular, and most of the time we got an ocean breeze on our porches which made for very comfortable sitting.... More

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Wangaratta, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had finished our African Safari. Dusty, parched, filthy. The Shooting Star was a great place. Low key small resort with great food. It was a needed break. Staff, location, pool, bar, laundry were all much appreciated.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spent 4 nights here after Mt Kilimanjaro trek and Safari. It was just what we wanted, a secluded top quality resort. We were there at the start of the low season and the island was not as busy. As we were on our honeymoon we got an upgrade as well as a free Indian Head Massage each. Our accomodation... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Shooting Star is in a lovely situation on the East coast of Zanzibar main island and was probably one of the first hotels in the area. Up and down the coast are much larger, foreign-owned resorts, but this boutique hotel has retained its sense of remoteness and simplicity. There are various types of room; we had a semi-detached bungalow but... More

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Address: P. O. Box 3076, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shooting Star Lodge 3*
Also Known As:
Shooting Star Hotel Zanzibar
Shooting Star Lodge Zanzibar/Stone Town

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Shooting Star Lodge is a small family-run lodge set on a cliff on the North end of the stunning Kiwengwa beach. Famous for its good local food and intimate atmosphere, the lodge has 3 different types of accommodation: 3 Garden Lodge Rooms, 11 Sea View Cottages, and 2 Monsoon Villas-suites. The fantastic infinity pool has one of the best views on Zanzibar and is the perfect place to cool down. ... more   less 
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