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Diamonds Star of the East

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous stay. Villa magnificent, service brilliant . Nothing too much trouble. It's pricy, so manage your expectations there. The butler ensured that any thing we wanted or might want was taken care of. A romantic dinner on a private beach, diving , day trip of stone town, etc. lovely. B

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Krakow, Poland
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The opinions about that hotel are usually as "one of the most luxury hotels around the world". In my opinion, it's not in 100% true. The surroundings and infrastructure is impressive but it is only the first impression. The villas are amazing, huge, with beautiful terrace. However, there are many inconveniences around. First of all, the butlers are around all... More

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Kuwait
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

The first impressions of the hotel makes you say wow but within the first day you can notice the flaws. For a hotel of that rating and price, the details of the room need work - equipment in the kitchen are old and towels feel old and rough. Although the staff want to be helpful, they are very slow. They... More

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
37 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our room was sooooo beautiful that we didn't feel like leaving it, which of course is also totally possible as you have a private butler service that will serve meals on your patio. You walk into you room and are met by an indoor water-fall which immediately relaxes you. You then walk into this beautiful bedroom that is totally private,... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We spent a week at the fantastic resort in May and apparently we had brought in the good weather with us. We had good weather overall and the odd shower to cool things down a little. Nothing that got in the way of any plans we had. The resort is world class and we especially enjoyed the 24 hr butler... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights in March 2014. The villas are as lovely as the pictures but the service was absolutely terrible, as was the food. The food at the restaurant at Diamonds was never fresh, particularly the fish and seafood which is quite shocking for this region… and for an Italian owned hotel, the pizza was atrocious. Our butler... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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41 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had the rare opportunity of our lives living in a perfect place. Beautiful beaches, extremely cheerful environment, infrastructure of first line, impeccable service, butler at your disposal, ie, all conspired to make our passage through Zanzibar was perfect and I can say it was mainly for this hotel provided us incredible moments. I'd ever seen in over 40 countries... More

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Somerset
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I spent six nights here in February 2014 at Villa 4. The eleven villas are absolutely beautiful with huge indoor and outdoor areas, large but shallow private pools, indoor and outdoor showers and are totally private. 24 hour butler service is provided and our butlers, Ali and Salum, were attentive, polite and very willing. Restaurant options are... More

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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We traveled from New York and stayed in Villa #4 at Diamonds Star or the East. A few thoughts: - The resort is split into two sections; a slightly more down-market hotel/resort and the much higher end "Star of the East" villas. - Guests of Star of the East have access to all facilities whereas hotel guests do not have... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Totally Amazing Experience, a working Holiday it was. The food was exquisite, the staff and butlers ever too concerned about our needs and comfort, we couldn't ask for more!! The clear waters with white sandy beaches made a stroll down at the beach a joy!

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Address: Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Diamonds Star of the East 5*
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A magnificent private sanctuary of eleven exclusive villas with their own plunge pool and a tastefully furnished terrace, a covered Makuti patio and a large tropical garden to enjoy exclusive privacy and the supreme view over the Indian Ocean and the famous Zanzibar sunset. The villas are named after eleven of the most precious gems in the world to match the modern and contemporary African style architecture. Personal butler service, a private beach and unmatched all-inclusive services accommodate the most discerning traveller with ultimate comfort, privacy and luxury. Literally everything and anything you could dream of is catered for at the very highest level of all-inclusive services including access to all facilities, restaurants and bars of Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est. Diamonds Star of the East is member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. ... more   less 
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