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Sultan Sands Island Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   P.O.Box 3276 | Kiwengwa Beach, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
InekevanV Franeker, The Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Franeker, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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Belgrade, Serbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 :)

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Geneva, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort is nicely located on the East coast, and has a beautiful view on the ocean. Quiet environment. Clean rooms. Lovely gardens. Unfortunately, it's about an hour away from Stone town, so if you want to go it's a day trip.

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Sandnes, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is the Perfect timeout from the rest og the world and a great location if you want the best out of your stay on this island. The rooms where nice, tidy and clean. The staff was always friendly and helpfull. The Food was just Perfect. Each night had it own theme for the Food, and you could choose from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
39 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I love Zanzibar. I have been coming to this same spot every 4 months for the past 2 years. It is pure bliss. Lovely water, warm and blue, little or no waves, tides that go out leaving miles of sand to enjoy...sheer pleasure. The staff at the resort are great. The restaurants are fine, but the Spa is the star... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I had the joy of visiting Sultan Sands and Blue Bay Resort with my wife and colleagues from East and Central Africa in February. The rooms were great and the staff very helpful in organizing our conference facility. The buffet menu was only fair, but the beach side restaurant was better than most hotels I've been at in the region.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
19 reviews 19 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 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

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

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

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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*
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Sultan Sands Island Hotel Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island Resort Zanzibar/Kiwengwa

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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
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