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Sazani Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   po Box 4200, Nungwi, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my family and loved (almost) everything about this place. Rooms are basic but very spacious, the seaside is amazing and staff are vey friendly. This place deserves a high mark because of its excellent value for money: set between two hotels where rooms cost between 700 and 2,000 USD, this place offers triple rooms at just... More

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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there as my partner had stayed there on numerous occasions, was always pleasant, very basic and staff friendly. Three years later it appears it has really gone down hill. The food was beyond basic, rooms shoddy and not that clean, hot wart was lacking, when you wanted to flush the toilets or have a shower you had to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Basic room but all you need; clean, hot water, privacy, comfy bed, bednets...... and the sound of the waves :) Its right next door to the huge & expensive, err, forgotten its name sorry... but that means you have decent facilities on day rates if you want it, and other meal options (the menu at sazani is a bit limited).

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Sazani was a great choice for me travelling on my gap year, more pricey than the obvious student appealing b&b's in the village, However worth the extra price, with amazing friendly staff, who make you feel like part of the family. I spent 10 days at the hotel and the time flew by before i'd even realized. the rooms are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is the perfect place to stay if you want to get away and hide from the outside world, it was first staying at Sazani Beach and I will definitely be going back. Beautiful beach and garden, clean rooms, helpful staff and nice food. There's a really friendly feeling about the place, highly recommended if you're the kind if person... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

As an experienced traveller it is a relief not to stay in a prison like hotel with a big wall and guards to keep us in buying overpriced drinks. My girlfriend and myself want to live here! Relaxed, great food and the most beautiful place we stayed on our 4 weeks in Zanzibar. No beach boys, lovely people, great coffee... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were a bit disappointed when we arrived at Sazani (I had read the reviews but I didn't think the place was so worn out) and saw the family bungalow that we had booked. The room itself was ok, very basic but ok. The beds were confortable. The bathroom was terribly worn out, when taking a shower you had water... More

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sazanibeach, General Manager at Sazani Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Anna for taking the time to submit a revue on Sazani beach We value honest ,constructive feedback and take guests experiences very seriously. I can only apologise for your less than satisfactory stay here with us. Unfortunately the problems with the water supply over the four days could only have exasperated things.The system simply could not cope with... More

Magdeburg, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We went there this spring because of the good reviews and the fact that the hotel was run by foreigners. However, it was all but a pleasant stay. The rooms where alright, although a bit dirty and not maintained well - especially the bathrooms with broken tiles and shelfs. The power was turned off most of the time. We had... More

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sazanibeach, Manager at Sazani Beach Hotel, responded to this review

We were just as disappointed to read your review as you appear to have been from your stay. Our rooms are clean, simple and quality checked daily. In our ambition to be as sustainable as possible we do not have or provide the services that other hotels do, such as AC or a pool and we do not promote our... More

Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The room is very humble. There's no AC, but the fan works really fine. It was amazing sleeping with the sounds of the tidal hitting the stones. It was the best beach that we've visited in Zanzibar, such a peaceful place for those who want to rest all day long. The hotel is located around 3km until the best point... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Staying at Sazani was great. Although a bit disappointed at first given a few run down parts, the staff quickly made us feel welcome. You won't get the luxury hotel feel, but you will get a great beach free for beach boys and other people trying to sell you things; staff that makes you a part of their "family"; and... More

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Address: po Box 4200, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sazani Beach Hotel 3*
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Feel like a castaway at our 10 room beach lodge, a perfect paradise for beach lovers, kite surfers and divers. An oasis of calm just five minute taxi ride from Nungwi's busy strip of music bars and hotels. Our bungalows are designed in a traditional Swahilli style with coconut thatch roofs in a tropical garden setting, each with a sea view and sandy path down to our secluded pristine beach and the turquoise ocean. Stay with us and help us to develop our sustainability ethos to be an environmentally and socially responsible hotel. ... more   less 
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