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Shooting Star Lodge

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P. O. Box 3076, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For part of our honeymoon we spent 3 days here and it was a great place, very intimate, we spoke to the owner each day to say hi. Unfortunately the rest of the staff weren't quite as attentive, good and friendly but not at the level many other hotels are in the area. We stayed in a monsoon villa which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lodge is a family-run paradise in the middle of the stunning coast of eastern Zanzibar. Food and service are both great, rooms are comfortable and well-decorated, the pool and beach areas are incredible. This is the perfect place to unwind after a non-stop safari vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights in July with three kids. Wonderful accommodation, very spacious and really nicely laid out. The pool was fantastic and the beach close by after a short descend by steps. Staff were really helpful and welcoming food was great and it was good value. Lovely place, all round, very much recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the second week of our honeymoon here in June, and had a very relaxing stay. The hotel is beautifully situated, with an infinity pool overlooking the sea and a long white sandy beach. We stayed in one of the Monsoon villas, which was beautiful - a stunning roof terrace with day bed and views of the sea; enormous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were in June few days in this hotel. Hotel is very nice, direct in front of the beach with nice view from the swimming pool on the beach. Restaurant and bar are very friendly. We had a room direct to the garden, missing some light but room clean, bed correct and bathroom ok. So enough to sleep well :)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful relaxing resort! Warm water, white sand and lovely food and cocktails! We went out to one of the islands for some snorkeling which was amazing! We had an absolutely amazing time and will definitely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Delightful locally owned small lodge on a beautiful beach, friendly staff, clean rooms, very private, must be the best value for money on the island, the food ranges from good to delicious, will happily stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Pros.... Beautiful location, great food, lovely infinity pool, nice cottage rooms with patios Cons.... Slow bar service and meal service, mosquitoes plentiful, rooms need to be air conditioned all the time due to lack of screens on some windows This is really a nice resort and is all about a slow paced, relaxing vacation. The beach below the resort is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a very relaxing three night stay at Shooting Star Lodge. It's not too large, which we like, and the feel is very informal. The food is served in an open air dining room, and the meals were very good. Definitely need water sandals for the beach, which has rocks and coral. We tended to walk on the beach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I passed by the Shooting Star Lodge almost every day during my recent 10 day trip to Zanzibar. Staying at the Sultan Sands, I used to walk the length of the Kiwengwa Beach every day and saw the Shooting Star Lodge as I strolled past. It looked really nice & quiet, set atop a cliff, so I decided to go... More 

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