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 Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
87%
Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janike O Bergen, Norway
  • Overview
  • Reviews (337)
  • Photos (544)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (22)
  • More
true
Write a Review

337 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    181
    114
    26
    7
    9
See reviews for
65
202
11
4
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
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
Bergen, Norway
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sultan Sands is the best hotel ever. We stayed for two weeks after safari. The staff are so serviceminded and friendly- Only the best is good enough for their guests. You really feel welcome. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Every night the staff put the mosquito netting around the beds and spray the rooms with insect spray. No bugs... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Copenhagen, Denmark
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Sultan Sands with beach view and it was the perfect place to relax after a week of safari. Everywhere you look the view is beautiful: the beach, the pool, the buildings, the interior and the gardens. The food is really good, I had the best Indian food I have ever tasted. It is tasty, spicy and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hässleholm, Skåne Län, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sultan Sands Isalnds Resort have everything you could ask for. It´s like paradise. The staff there is very helpful and they really want you to enjoy every minute of your stay. As a vegetarian I can say that the buffé gives you a lot to chose from. I didn´t have to ask for special food but if I did I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sultan Sands on Zanzibar is a beach and holiday paradise. It is a very exotic and nice hotel perfect for relaxing, swimming and sun bathing. The bungalows are all high quality with a lot of space, nice good beds and cooling air conditioned. The staff is friendly, polite and extremely service oriented. The security was handled by charming Masai warriors.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hadsten
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the resort. Everything was perfect (food, service, rooms). Every evening there was live music or a show. The only thing that was not perfect was the the Internet which was very unstable and not easy to upload.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I lovely hotell, with great service. The fascilities are at a very high standard, clean and properly, and the employees are very service motivated. The beach is nice, food is super great+, there is a gym there, beach volleyball and a lot more. The area is inside safe walls, so i recommend to go on some guided trips. There are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We were at Sultan Sands Beach Resort in july 2014. It is a super place to stay. Rooms, food, staff and location are perfect. Perfect value for the money. Tips and tricks: When you want to go on a trip it's best to book it at the Sultan Sands than to book it with your own tour operator. The prices... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful hotel. Food not up to standard. Fried eggs turned to charcoal. Buffet badly organised. Guests lost temper due to waiting long in queues. Never any supervisor visible or available. Bahari rooms seaview, but not worth the price. Description of "Each Room (in the both room categories) offers a spacious bedroom, separate dressing room, en suite bathroom and a verandah... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Franeker, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Best hotel ever!!!! Never got no for an answer! A hotel is just a building (although this one is a lovely building in a lovely environment) but the great staff made this a home far away from home, such lovely people. As were the Masai people! Great to have met them! Dinner was a surprise every evening: dining in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The resort is excellent, beach and sea are beautiful. Rooms lovely, the staff fantastic, i felt like home. The landscape is fabulous. If i come again, i'll stay in the same resort. Habari nakuwashukuru :)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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.
Manage your listing

Been to Sultan Sands Island Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sultan Sands Island Resort

Address: P.O.Box 3276 | Kiwengwa Beach, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > 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, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Tingo, Otel, BookingOdigeoWL, HotelsClick, Expedia 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.
Also Known As:
Sultan Sands Island Hotel Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island Resort Zanzibar/Kiwengwa

544 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (540)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (156)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (61)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (56)
Viewed
Dining (40)
Viewed
View from room (17)
Viewed
Other (201)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Kiwengwa with
any amenities

Amenities

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
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa #4 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa #5 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa #7 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
Hotel Class
Number of rooms
76

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sultan Sands Island Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer