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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P. O. Box 3076, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Shooting Star Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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242 reviews 242 reviews
45 hotel reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After spending several weeks travelling across Africa & staying in tents & travelling by bus, this was the end of our trip & what a way to finish! The staff were brilliant & couldn't do enough for us. The food was incredible, & we were so grateful for the peace & relaxation. If you need to be entertained or want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Zanzibar is geting crowded with resorts and hotels that we all know. But the SSL retains that african charm, with all the necessities one needs but without the extravagancy that nowadays abound. The service is attentive, the rooms comfy, the food tasty. A place to relax.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at shooting star, as soon as we arrived we slowed our holiday pace even further! The restaurant / bar / pool area were lovely, we would have liked to spend a bit more time down the beach bar as well but it seemed that no one was ever serving down there, we asked a couple of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and could not recommend it more. The rooms (more like suites) are spacious, beautifully designed and clean, with their own private outdoor area. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding - the waitresses were extremely kind and attentive and Emilie, the manager, was a welcoming host. Great bar area for playing scrabble, reading... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My partner and I stayed at Shooting Star for 5 nights. We wished we could stay forever! Amazing views, comfy rooms, good food, and just an overall great atmosphere. It feels luxurious yet down to Earth at the same time. We stayed in the sea view cottages which were gorgeously furnished with Zanzibari decor. One note about the rooms is... More 

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Somerset, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We spent five nights here as a family of four with our two teenage sons (19 and 17), on the recommendation of Aardvark Safaris. The hotel's position is fantastic on a cliff above a beautiful beach, set in attractively landscaped grounds. It has a reasonable sized pool which is good as when the tide is out you can't swim in... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I stayed 5 days at Shooting Star about 6 weeks ago on our trip to Zanzibar and Tanzania and very much liked it. The room we had (Seaview) was really very nice with a huge bed covered with flowers when we arrived and a mosquito net all around that made it very romantic actually. The room was... More 

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Address: P. O. Box 3076, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kiwengwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shooting Star Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Shooting Star Hotel Zanzibar
Shooting Star Lodge Zanzibar/Kiwengwa

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