We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 11 Kiwengwa hotels

Sultan Sands Island Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   P.O.Box 3276 | Kiwengwa Beach, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Sultan Sands Island Resort to your Saves list
Sultan Sands Island Resort
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
A recent review
Write a Review

310 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food is really expensive for what you get (quality and quantity) with fairly poor service. We were most disappointed by this aspect of our stay. The service was also very spotty, great by some servers terrible by others. The pool area and facilities were wonderful though, and almost to the point where we could overlook the terrible food situation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, great food, nice and clean rooms and very friendly personnel. Outside the resort there is not much to do, besides the beach. But we had a great personnal tour guide for three days. He showed us everything we wanted to see on the island and we had a lot of fun. Ask for Ali Siraji Suleiman at the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Trondheim, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice rooms/huts, great food, entertainment every night and a quiet place to stay(in march that is). It was easy to book trips for Stone Town etc from the hotel. Although their lunch is very expensive and without a good selection, the breakfast and dinner/supper makes up for it. Exellent food! The only thing we chose to complain about was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My family and I vacationed in Sultan Sand and the service was awesome. The room service was good,they provided child minders,they provided variety of food in the buffet setup, the pool was clean and the staff friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My boyfriend decided to treat me on my off days to come to Zanzibar.Right from the entrance of the hotel you can see the architectural buildings,artifacts which was just incredible. The rooms are spacious with a lounge and balcony plus the shower is what I needed. We had great food,entertainment,water sports and so much more. I would like to specially... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Milan, Italy
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Xmas Holidays 2013-2014 - we spent a wonderful week at Sultan Sands! Nice rooms, wonderful pool and gardens area and friendly staff to help us and to support us! The rooms are nice and clean and the food is good. Every day we had a wide choice of fruits, vegetables and local and global selection of food! If I have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gothenburg, Sweden
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
47 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

At our arrival everything was promising... ad there were some good things; + out door environment + the pool and it's cleanliness + friendly staff + rich buffet + sport facilities Yes, but - Internet connection; the free wifi was very poor, the payble one was OK but very expensive considering that is was valide for only one device -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is a small attractive resort, whose staff work hard to keep guests happy. Our 1st room was not good, but we were moved on request to one on the flat which was also much nicer. The gardens and pool area are well kept and attractive and most sunbeds overlook the beach, which does have quite a bit of seaweed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

we had a happy and fun time at sultan sand the staff are very nice and very helpful entertainment every night during dinner Wi-fi is not so good and when every you ask about it the staff from the guest relations will tell you that we have too many people on it at the same time !!! so we visited... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pune, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Having spent a rejuvenating 17 days at The Sultan Sands, I can say with a smile that they deliver everything that has been promised. Right from the warm and friendly staff to the variety to multi cultural cuisines that are served for every meal, it has all been managed with great finesse. There was not a single day that I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Sultan Sands Island Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sultan Sands Island Resort

Also Known As:
Sultan Sands Island Hotel Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island Hotel
Sultan Sands Island Resort Zanzibar/Kiwengwa
Address: P.O.Box 3276 | Kiwengwa Beach, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kiwengwa
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sultan Sands Island Resort 3.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Tingo, Expedia, HotelsClick, Otel, Hotels.com and Venere so you can book your Sultan Sands Island Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sultan Sands Island Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.