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Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Paje, Tanzania
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Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty lodging in Paje
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place by accident while driving in Paje. The beach is stunning (at high tide tough only) with the restaurant and cafe right in front. The place is very cozy with sand. The food was always succulent as the chef changes the menu based on fresh products. Try the Swahili food but also the pizza. Was disappointed by... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning island stunning beach lodge stunning food - everything was just awesome! Owners were friendly, approachable and so relaxed! See you again in December 2014 for more sunshine, tourist attractions and more importantly fun and relaxing !

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Velenje, Slovenia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just came back from Tanzania and Zanzibar trip. I was travelling with my friend from Uganda and by coincidence we came to Ndame Beach Lodge. Wow! We weren't sorry even for a minute! Such a nice place to stay at! Rooms are nice and big, clean. Houses are spaced enough from each other people can't disturb you (this is... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

I would first like to thank the entire staff of Ndame. I really felt like I was right at home. I travelled to Zanzibar with an open mind and it helped a lot. From the day I set my foot in Ndame Beach Lodge to the day I left I have nothing bad to say. My room was clean at... More

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I stayed here with a friend for 5 nights in April. We had a really lovely time there. The location is amazing, right on the beach and our room was lovely. We had a twin room, very clean, and on arrival there were fresh flowers on our bed, which was a really nice touch. The room was cleaned every day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed at Ndame Beach Lodge for three nights over the New Year holiday and it was bliss. Ndame has everything you are looking for in a place to stay in Paje: great location on the beach, beach bar, decent food in the restaurant. The hosts are very helpful and responded to our many email questions. There are a few... More

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Hanseh, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review - we are happy to hear that you have had a lovely stay with us! You seem to have enjoyed all our key features, such as the great beach, overlooked by our beach bar, and the yummy food, served by our lovely team. We are a tiny bit surprised that Ndame seems to... More

Devizes, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stumbled upon this place by chance having got a cab from Stonetown to find another place in Paje. How lucky were we? Simple, beautiful, delicious food and friendly staff. Couldn't have asked for more. We were supposed to stay a few days we stayed for about ten. Breakfast on the beach in the morning served up by a smiling... More

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Hanseh, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to review our place, and we are happy that you stumbled upon our place. We are glad to hear that you have had a relaxing and enjoyable time in our little paradise on the beach, and appreciate your comments. Our chefs still like to flower up the breakfast buffet - one of... More

Lahaina, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

First, I don't think it's right to charge $75 for twin room and $95 for double bed. Whats the difference if it's still two people?? Second, I will never understand why owners in the year 2014 still allow smoking in restaurants! How do you think your nonsmoking paying $95 a night guest feels when they sit down in the morning... More

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Hanseh, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review Ndame Beach Lodge – we appreciate the feedback, but it is unfortunate to hear that you’ve had a biased experience in our establishment. First of all, regarding your comments of different prices of rooms – all our rooms are very different and there are hardly two rooms alike. Our prices are not... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The lodge seemed not well managed.When we 6 persons arrived at 9PM,the receiption was cloased and only some handymen helped us to find our room.One of the room was different from what we booked,not twin beds, no sea view. When I complained on the next morning, the offical answer was "room was recoded"(!) and since ours were prepaid by credit... More

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Hanseh, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your experience at Ndame Beach Lodge. It seems that you made your blackmailing threat true and left a review on TripAdvisor, despite the fact that we tried to accommodate your unjustified complaints. TripAdvisor is under the impression that your review follows their guidelines, but from our perspective, your review has major... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I had booked a room via email and drove here with my family from stone town. Unfortunately the manager had messed up our booking and the only other room available in paje was very dodgy:/ however, we did get lunch on the house but it was a very long drive for nothing :/

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Hanseh, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review the hotel, and we appreciate any feedback. While there has been some internal miscommunication regarding your last-minute reservation (which unfortunately can happen during the busiest time of the year), it is unfortunate to hear that it has influenced your experience in such a way that you did not enjoy the stay in... More

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Address: Paje, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Paje
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar 3*
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Ndame Beach Lodge in Paje Zanzibar has been a dream beach holiday destination for more than 8 years. Sun-seekers and Indian Ocean lovers from all over the world come to stay with us. Our 14 bungalows with 31 rooms are strung along in lush tropical gardens on the shores of one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Stretching more than 250 m along snow white beaches, where the warm, turquoise waters caress the shores. From Ndame you can start a variety of activities like swimming with the dolphins, kiting, diving, visiting the local markets, snorkeling, learning about local culture and the spices which grow here in abundance. The Arabs called it the Spice Island. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in our restaurant and bar, have a chat with interesting people from all over the world. At times we accommodate guests from more than 20 countries. A much loved highlight is our bonfire grill below the sparkling stars of the southern hemisphere. In our local style beach bar we serve you fresh fruit juices, tasty cocktails or exotic local drinks for the daring. ... more   less 
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