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Diamonds Star of the East

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Ranked #2 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014
Douglas A Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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158 reviews 158 reviews
39 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The villa we stayed,villa #1,has the most beautiful view of the sea and the garden around the villa is approximately 400 sq m.(4000 sq f).The villa is spacious and beautiful.The butlers Abdallah and Rahma,were around 24 hours,polite and very helpful.Renata the hotel manager added her very special personal touch which made our stay even more memorable. David

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Flower Mound, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

All eleven villas are very private and picture perfect. You enter into a sitting area with a wall of water and a fully stocked bar. Off to the left is the butler's kitchen with a full size refrigerator and any other appliances you may want. Then you enter into a large bedroom with kingsize bed, glass walls to the patio... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The villas are beautifully decorated and everything in the rooms are first quality. There is a waterfall in the foyer area, two bathrooms, two flat screen t.v.'s and an outdoor shower, huge patio and an infinity pool. There is even a small kitchen for the butler. The beach is white sand and the water crystal clear. You have a choice... More

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Durban, South Africa
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27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Luxurious one or two bed villas, which include an indoor lounge, a huge thatched patio and water feature in the entrance. Bedrooms are large with Moroccan style floor seating overlooking the patio. Bath area boasts an indoor and outdoor shower. A large enticing outdoor jacuzzi leads of the bedroom. Two butlers are available to cook meals in the kitchenette when... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This resort is just amazing. We spent the last 5 days of our honeymoon here and to be honest we never wanted to leave. The villa was bigger and better than we had imagined (the website photos don't do it justice). 24hr butler service that will bring you anything you want. The staff were amazingly friendly. We ate at the... More

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Also Known As:
Diamonds Star Of The East Zanzibar/Nungwi
Address: Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#7 Family Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Diamonds Star of the East 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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