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Sunset Beach Resort Zanzibar

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, Nungwi, Tanzania
Sunset Beach Resort Zanzibar
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mombasa, Kenya
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed at the Sunset Beach Resort with friends in the busy holiday season in December 2013. The place was packed and therefore (I hope that is the reason although it shouldn't be), overall service was slow and not too friendly, the electricity was out so no aircon at night i.e. VERY sweaty, and the food in the restaurant in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Although they renovating it was a beautiful room well situated on the beach. Rain the first day but had a party in the evening at Kwenda Rocks. The Breakfast if include should have more choices but otherwise a special place to stay. Beachboys are notorius for the area but the security is there to stop them. We had a blast... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here - good value, right on the beach, great food and drinks! (try the coconut mojito) Wouldn't bother forking out on a room close to the beach - its a fairly small hotel so you are never far away and if you are travelling on a budget like we were then its not worth it (save... More 

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sukabumi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

we stay for workshop 2 weeks on december12. good room space. near salty water in the room for bath. must do water treatment. swimming pool good. food not bad. wifi internet connection poor and electric almost shut down every night. we have experience in one night sleep in the dark for many hour, electric current almost down everyday/night. and should... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We moved to this hotel from Ora Resort next door where our room was awful. This hotel was fantastic in comparison. We were given a sea view room at no extra cost. The resort is really picturesque, the rooms are clean and a great size with big verandas. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. Our stay... More 

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L.A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed at this resort, the sea is very nice but the service and cleanliness of this hotel really bad. eating more repetitive and difficult to get a table for 6 people. we have had pain in his stomach for 4 days due to poor quality of food. do not recommend this hotel

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Milton Keynes
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

I stayed here with a friend in Oct 2011. Upon arrival our room was well prepared and very spacious, however there was a banging noise we could hear that was quite distracting. After trying to ignore the noise we eventually went to the front desk at about 3am and the chap there helped us move into another room. This was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

I wish to express my satisfaction during our short stay a tZanzibar. I noted the welcoming response right from the time of my email inquiries which gave me an encouragement to give the hotel a trial. With all sincerity, the services did not disappoint us; the staff response time and cheerfulness are commendable. The meals were also nice and fresh.... More 

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lusaka zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

Wow!!!!!! What a lovely holiday. We had heard that there was no electricity in zanzibar and obviously thought OMG now what? Having booked and paid for the hotel online without knowing anything about it we did not know what to expect. The tour operators in zambia could not book it cause it is mainly sold to the Italian market. The... More 

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2009

We stayed at this hotel in the low season of november, and had a fantastic stay at this hotel. The rooms were very big, nice, clean and tidy, and was cleaned every day (with money, computer, telephone and other valuebles laying out). The hotel had a fantastic friendly staff, and manager. They helped us (or tried to help) whenever we... More 

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