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Upepo Boutique Beach Bungalows

Bwejuu Village beach, Bwejuu, Tanzania
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Upepo Boutique Beach Bungalows
Ranked #4 of 7 Bwejuu B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mansa, Zambia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed at Upepo over Christmas 2013 and it was exactly what we had booked: there were four of us travelling so we got the two-storey bungalow on the beach. Nice and breezy, food was good, sangria was flowing and we even got the few extras we requested for (goat for christmas dinner). Very quiet, very relaxing and very much... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

After 5 weeks of traveling through East Africa, I was looking for some peace and quiet on a gorgeous beach and Upepo fit the bill! I had originally planned to stay for 3 nights, but my reservation at a different hotel fell through at the last minute and the staff at Upepo graciously accommodated the additional nights with less than... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Complex and conflicting place to stay. At first sight of video I thought 'perfect', contacted owner Shareef who politely responds quickly over approximately 5 emails. I asked to reserve the single detached bungalow for 5 nights. Shareef said he knew exactly the bungalow, asked me to confirm my dates and then everything is confirmed by their "honor system" we agree... More

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Debs1923, Manager at Upepo Boutique Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

We are very sorry your expectations were not met and we appreciate your feedback, both your negative experiences and your positive ones. We generally try and accommodate a guest’s request if they prefer a certain bungalow over another. We only have four bungalows at Upepo all of which provide privacy and the same amenities (and are all the same price).... More

Piedmont, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We LOVED our few days at Upepo on the gorgeous island of Zanzibar. Here are the reasons: 1. It's remote and very quiet. A real getaway! You won't see or hear many other people. 2. The food was fresh and lovely. Fish, fruit, amazing lobster! 3. The service was above and beyond what we expected. The manager Mohammed (and his... More

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Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The bungalow I stayed in was perfect. It's just what I was hoping for. Surrounded by windows and full of fresh ocean air. You'll only hear the rustle of palm fronds and waves crashing as you fall asleep. Bwejuu was quite when I visited, but it made for the ideal Zanzibar experience. I can't recommend it enough. Here are details... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is absolutely one of the best places we've ever stayed hands-down. A review could not even do this place justice. Pictures can not do it justice. Now, if you like fancy all-inclusive resorts, then do not stay here. If you like hidden gems, local flavor, peaceful, the real Zanzibar experience, then this is for you. This is a true... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The only problem with Upepo was that I didn't arrive 3 days earlier. I had decamped from Kendwa which had really not been my dream of a quiet Zanzibar paradise. Upepo and Bwejuu were exactly that. I was lucky enough to get the above ground floor room at Upepo (there are only four rooms) which has a big balcony facing... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My sister and I stayed at Upepo during our staying in Zanzibar and were instantly in love with this magical spot. The lovely tropical gardens, the white sands of the beach, the OUTSTANDING food (seriously, I've never eaten so well), and the fantastic staff all made this the trip of a lifetime. Our hosts, Fatma and Shareef were attentive, warm,... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I was completely in love with this hotel. Really beautifully done rooms, right on the beach if you request, wonderful hammocks to lie in, yoga mats to use or lie on, gorgeous sunrises, great beach to walk or bike on at low tide. The staff are incredibly attentive, friendly, and helpful - they can take care of anything you need,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a 10 day stay at Upepo near Bwejuu and had an amazing time there. It was the perfect holiday. We loved it and are officially in love with Zanzibar, Bwejuu and everyone at Upepo!! The owners, Shareef and Fatma, are lovely genuine people who are there if you need them but also... More

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Address: Bwejuu Village beach, Bwejuu, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Bwejuu
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Also Known As:
Upepo Boutique Beach Bungalows Zanzibar/Bwejuu

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Upepo Boutique Beach Bungalows offers the convenience of a hotel with private bungalows on the beach and a great breakfast included in the price. Set on a long white sand beach on the East Coast of Zanzibar, we offer a quiet safe environment to relax. Enjoy opportunities for snorkeling, diving, kite-surfing, or rent a bike and explore on your own. Our restaurant uses fresh local ingredients and serves Zanzibar dishes as well as International favorites. ... more   less 
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