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Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Pwani Mchangani | Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ocean Paradise Resort in Zanzibar this past February after an 8 day safari (we were part of a travel group of 26). I cannot say enough about the staff especially the Guest Relations Manager, Elzilea. She went out of her way to talk with us and make sure our stay was the best it could be.... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heaven on earth, you made our honeymoon enjoyable and very memorable last Dec. Everybody we met was kind, Khamis, Omar just everyone! I loved the theme nights, my best was Swahili...I have never tasted such yummy pilau. And your head of Marketing...he is from South Africa, I cant remember his name, very kind man. Long live Ocean Paradise, the best... More

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West Sussex
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Africa and it would be easy to measure this location and hotel against similar star rated ones in other parts of the world! But don't, as it can't be done. You definitely miss the detail you would otherwise get in other continents and I did develop "Zanzibar way". Which simple means what you've been... More

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OPR_SMM, Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear TheSouthwickGrants Thank you for taking time to write a review and provide us with your detailed feedback. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and it has been a pleasure to be your host for your relaxing time in Zanzibar. We will relay our compliments to our team and thank them on your behalf. Thank you... More

Thirsk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This hotel is in an amazing location but is made into a paradise by its staff. Nothing is too much trouble and the management are constantly around checking with guests that everything is perfect. Special mention to Yaqoob, the FB Manager for whom nothing is too much trouble. If you can manage to get off your sun lounger go on... More

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OPR_SMM, Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear happyholsontour Thank you for your time to write a review and provide us with your feedback. We are pleased to read that you had a wonderful stay with us at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa. We will relay your compliments to our team and also thank them on your behalf. Thank once again for choosing Ocean Paradise Resort &... More

Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This place is fabulous. We were in one of the individual houses in the garden, just a stone's throw from the beach. The beach is fabulous, but only after 16:00 when the tide is in. Before that, we swam in the pool, took the water exercise class, and also walked up to the village for a tour of the school.... More

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OPR_SMM, Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear travel-hawthorne Thank you for taking time writing a review and providing us with your feedback. It was our pleasure to be your host and happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us in paradise. We trust you will share your fond memories with friend and family. Thank you once again for choosing Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa... More

ottawa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

After a gruelling 6 day safari the Ocean Paradise was the perfect place to get some R and R.We stayed 5 nights and everything was excellent.The food,the staff ,the weather ,the pool,the beer!!!The staff go out of their way to make you welcome.Highly recommend the hotel.Lovely beach cleaned daily.Lots of activities going on if so inclined.A visit to the local... More

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OPR_SMM, Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Davin Thank you for your taking time to write a review and provide us with your feedback. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Next time you have to try out our Spa after a grueling safari for a relaxing massage. Thank you once again for choosing Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa for... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We spent 5 nights here after 3 days safari in Saadani. Quite a contrast from that small, intimate place which I'd been very sad to leave. Very many positives and a couple of negatives. The layout and planting are beautiful though quite a lot of steps to climb if you're at the lowest level. However that's not at all a... More

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OPR_SMM, Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shirley Thank you for taking time to write an in depth review and give us your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Ocean Paradise Resort and trust you relaxed and ready for new ventures back home. We regret to hear that you had some trouble with exchanging money, which we seldom get... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We spent 5 nights in Feb at this hotel. The hotel is beautiful and well located next to the beach. The staff are helpful and polite. The evening food buffet was superb with something for everyone. Rooms are well appointed,clean and well air conditioned. We used the "One Ocean " dive centre and the staff were helpful and enthusiastic, taking... More

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OPR_SMM, Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Michael Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, however regret to learn about the money exchange issue, which we seldom get complaints regarding. However, your concerns have been noted and the matter has been raised to the Management... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The general manager Samuel Bond and his team run an excellent, friendly, efficient service for all guests ensuring that particular attention to individual customer service needs are met throughout. The staff- too many too name all; but particularly Mwini, Anthony, the Chef and Sous Chefs, guest relations managers from South Africa and Bahrain - Yaqoob, bar staff, waiters and waitresses,... More

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OPR_SMM, Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Richard Thank you for taking time to write a detailed review providing us with your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed a relaxing and entertaining stay at Ocean Paradise Resort. We will convey your feedback to the team and former Food & Beverage Manager, Mr. Bond. Thank you once again for your detailed review and... More

Aix-en-Provence, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We went at the Ocean Paradise in Zanzibar in mid january for 10 days on our honeymoon. The hotel service was EXCELLENT, the surroundings were beautiful, and we had the best time. The staff was very nice, available, and always ready to help. Since it was our honeymoon, the hotel not only upgraded us to an individual bungalow on the... More

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OPR_SMM, Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Aaaalice Thank you for taking the time writing a review and giving us your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and trust that you will share the great memories with your family and friends. Thank you once again for choosing Ocean Paradise Resort for your Honeymoon. Warmest regards The Ocean Paradise... More

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Additional Information about Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa

Also Known As:
Ocean Paradise Hotel Kiwengwa
Ocean Paradise Hotel
Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar
Ocean Paradise Zanzibar
Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa Zanzibar/Kiwengwa
Address: Pwani Mchangani | Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kiwengwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on Zanzibar’s picturesque North East coast overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is as the name suggests a little piece of paradise. From your arrival at Zanzibar Airport, the resort is a meandering 45 minute journey through un-spoilt scenery, passing typical African villages where the way of life has changed little for hundreds of years. At Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar, you will be greeted by a blaze of colour as you sweep down the imposing driveway, saluted by a Masai warrior as you pass through the entrance gate and be captivated as you arrive in reception and look out over the resort and the azure blue sea. Mature coconut palms swinging in the breeze, white sandy beach, beautiful landscaped gardens, traditional style round chalets with pitched makuti roof, a stunning waterfall feature and the largest swimming pool in Zanzibar are just some of the sights that await you. A big smile and the greeting of "Jambo" will be the first words you hear, as you begin to feel the warmth that the people of Zanzibar are famed for. ... more   less 
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