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The Palms

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Bwejuu Beach, Bwejuu, Tanzania
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There aren't enough words to describe the wonderful experience we had at the Palms. Upon arrival you are personally greeted by Siriak, the Operations Manager, who takes you to your luxurious villa and makes sure that you are looked after every moment from that first moment. You immediately feel like this is your own private resort. There are only 6... More 

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GM-TZC, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Sophie, Please allow me to congratulate you both once again and we wish you joy and happiness together. My sincere thanks to your husband for choosing The Palms and we are all very pleased that you had a memorable honeymoon. I have passed your kind regards to Siriak and his team; they really are our "best feature." We all... More 

San Francisco, CA
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really easy to say that The Palms is a wonderful little resort on the Indian Ocean with great people and amazing food! The harder part is to convey how truly excellent The Palms is and how phenomenal the experience is to stay there. We've been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel a fair amount visit a lot of... More 

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GM-TZC, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

Our sincere thanks for your very generous review... quite frankly we are almost speechless and very grateful for the pleasure of hosting you at The Palms. You have managed to convey exactly what my family and i intended when we opened the Palms and we are very pleased that your stay was so memorable. Once more we say Asante Sana!... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were privileged to spend one night at this intimate, beautiful place and we both left feeling truly sad that it could not have been longer. The staff, the villa, the food, everything was truly very special. A truly great and romantic place for a honeymoon

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GM-TZC, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Joy, Thank you once again for taking time to review us. We are very pleased that you "Zanzibar Collection Experience" was positive and we look forward to a longer visit in the future. Best regards Adriano Fusillo More 

Tahlequah
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place to shake off the dust of safari and relax with a view of the Indian Ocean and walkable reef at low tide. A true delight that exceeded all expectations! The villa was the size of a comfortable home, with multiple options for lounging indoors and out. Food was amazing, with a chef's demonstration for lunch one day, and... More 

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GM-TZC, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Tahlequahlity, Thank you very much; it was our sincere pleasure to be your "beach home" in Zanzibar and we do look forward to your return visit! Adriano Fusillo | Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After a Safri of 8 days, this place is excellent place to rest. The beach is great, the staff is wonderfull and the food is a great experience every day. We also enjoyed the yoga class. The place have may be 7 villas, but you get acces to the service of 2 resorts that are aside (tennis, spa, etc..), so... More 

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GM-TZC, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Bruno & Sylvie, Thank you for your comments above. Out of our three family owned hotels; The Palms has a special place in my heart and I am very happy that you stayed with us and experienced it. We look forward to your return. Adriano Fusillo | Owner More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was our second visit to the palms and it won't be our last. On entering the bungalow it still had the wow factor. We don't really have words to describe how superb the place is, only heaven we cannot imagine heaven being any better. Clearly this hotel must be an excellent work place, because the staff had not changed... More 

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GM-TZC, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

We started the day by seeing your comments above... what a wonderful start to any day! Our staff really are our "stars" and we value everyone's contribution. We promise not to change and we also promise to keep your sundowner bubbly on ice and ready for next year! Thank you very much! Adriano Fusillo | Owner More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On arriving at The Palms, after a lovely few days Safari for our honeymoon, we were gleefully surprised at just how impressive our bungalow was. It was far better than we were expecting and the welcome form the team was excellent. The agent had of course done a sterling job selling the place but one never expects it to be... More 

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GMBaraza, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs Mill Firstly thank you so much for trusting us with the first few days of your life together; we wish you joy and happiness! Thank you also for taking time to review us; Siriak and his team were absolutely delighted to see your comments. We definitely look forward to your return trip! Adriano Fusillo | Owner... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Services Excellent, villas wonderful, food amazing. Siriak and his team are extremely professional with lot of services. Villas are so big and beautiful. It's a perfect place for honeymoon after 6 days of Safaris in Serengeti park!!!

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GM-TZC, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Jean-Marin, Thank you for your excellent review; I am very pleased that we were able to meet your expectations. I have also passed your comments to Siriak and his team and they are delighted. Adriano Fusillo | Owner | The Palms Zanzibar More 

Zermatt
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The Palms is an small and exclusive place located on the East Coast of Zanzibar. All staff members are absolutely lovely and their highest aim is to make your stay an unforgettable one. And they succed! The service is close to perfect and totally focussed on being "made to measure". One staff member is responsible just for you and will... More 

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GMBaraza, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Zya81, Greetings from The Palms and thank you for this detailed review. It was truly our pleasure to welcome you to our little corner of paradise and we are very happy that your visit was a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to the spice island. Adriano Fusillo | Owner | Palms Zanzibar More 

Yaounde, Cameroon
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place owes a lot to its manager, Siriak, and the attentive service that he and his staff provide. The rooms are huge, the food amazing, and you can't beat the view from your private banda. We particularly enjoyed the lunch on the beach, which they timed beautifully to end as the incoming tide lapped at our toes. If you... More 

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GMBaraza, Owner at The Palms, responded to this review

Dear Sheena, My sincere thanks for this very kind review. Siriak has been with The Palms since our first day and we feel privileged to count him among our staff. At The Zanzibar Collection we feel very strongly that our staff are our best feature and we are delighted that you feel the same way! Thank you and we say... More 

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