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Dhow Inn

#5 of 7 Hotels in Paje
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Paje Beach, Paje, Tanzania
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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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Bungoma, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at the airport an hour later than expected but our shuttle driver had waited patiently for us. Along the 45 minute drive to Paje, Emanuel told us about places to see during our visit, the history of the island and pointed out the monkeys hidden in the trees. Upon arriving at the hotel, reception did an excellent job... More 

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siena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I stayed at this beautiful hotel, very close to the beach of paje a beautiful place very clean gardens and dreamy pools the restaurant offers international cuisine, everything was very good affordable restaurant prices restaurant manager is a very helpful person helped me a lot and I explained a lot of things on this fantastic island. The only thing that... More 

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Petawawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is lovely and the rooms are spotless. The pools are perfect and even though the pool chairs area a bit worn, just put your towel over it. The service is very friendly, but do not expect Western standards for speed of service - it's just a slower kind of lifestyle. Supper is a daily changing table d'hôte style... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Last November we had a reunion with our children and grand children . In total 20 people. We could arrange with the hotel management that we had full privacy. They had given us all the cottages around one of the the three swimming pools. All of us had a fantistic time. There was enough to do in and around the... More 

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Roche, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The hotel is quiet and very clean. The rooms are spacious and we had a nice pool. The beach is beautiful and there is a lot of kite surfing. Friendly staff. A bit pricey, this hotel is perfect to spend some days with nothing to do

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went in a group with 3 rooms. Some of us were sharing, the room layout is not good for non-couples to share as there is not separate bathroom to change in, the shower has a curtain, the toilet is separate but a very small room and the sink is open in the middle. The restaurant service was probably the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The atmosphere of Dhow Inn is pleasant and relaxing. The welcome at reception was with a juice and friendly smiles! All rooms are at ground level, set around small and quiet swimming pools, in beautifully kept tropical gardens. Each room has a small balcony with a built-in sunbed for relaxing and a coffee table with chairs. Rooms are great, very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This has been my 5th time to Dhow Inn with my family and will definitely come back again!! Rooms are clean, with comfortable beds and great AC! Pools are right in front of the rooms and are fantastic with restaurant service all the time! The beach is a paradise! With restaurant service all the time and a great spot to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Sure, the hotel is beautiful outside and has potential. I love the arrangement of rooms around individual pools, and I do like the gardening and nice walkways and relatively easy access to the beach. However, that doesn't make a place. My list: Positives: nice setting, amazing beach (must walk 3 minutes), good pools, relatively clean. Negatives: absolutely terrible restaurant (we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Dhow Inn is a glittering gem nestled inside the extremely poor Paje Beach village. Inside the hotel's walls you'll find a really nice looking hotel but outside you'll find a place that doesn't feel safe after dark. We stayed several nights with a bed & breakfast deal arranged by our travel agent. The Dhow in driver took us too and... More 

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Dhow2013, General Manager at Dhow Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mr. FeetSlashBirds, Good Day, Thanks a lot for your review. As you could see, the island is still suffering a really slow development and, at night around Paje you could feel the same way as walking in a city such as London. Please kindly note we spoke with our driver and he felt disappointed as his intention after your... More 

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