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Jambiani Road, Paje, Tanzania
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Demani Lodge
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Paje
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bloubergstrand, South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have stayed here two times previously and can highly recommend Demani Lodge in this price category. On our return visit this year, the improvements that have been made are obvious! Last year it was the pool and this year the bathrooms have had a serious upgrade which makes the stay here even more enjoyable. Don't forget the weekly barbecue,... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in you feel welcomed and feel the friendly, relaxed vibe that is Demani. You don’t have to be a “backpacker” to fit in and enjoy this place. The staff is amazing and are genuinely invested in making your stay enjoyable. The food is great and fairly priced. We’ve been traveling around the world for 7... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second backpackers I stayed at in Paje (the other was New Teddy's) and by far the better one. Slightly further away from the beach than some other places but easily made up for by the extremely chilled and friendly people who work there. They go above and beyond to make sure you have a good time. Can thoroughly recommend to... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in a dorm for three nights in June. It was the third place we stayed in Zanzibar and the second place we stayed in Paje. The atmosphere at Demani lodge is great! The staff are really welcoming, friendly and helpful! The pool and gardens are gorgeous and a lovely place to chill. The shared bathrooms were really... More

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Initially from the photos i thought this place would be too expensive however upon viewing their website i was totally wrong. We had a upstairs double room bungalow which had nice views over the gardens. Did not need the fan on as the wind came through the mosquito net windows. Best Backpackers we have found in East Africa. Food is... More

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Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We didn't stay at this place but we went there very often to have a drink and dinner. Lynn and her husband are very kind and welcoming people. When we arrived from Germany, it was late and dark, we had a nice first dinner and we were sure to come back. Almost every night! :-) It´s an relaxed atmosphere around... More

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Stavanger, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I can highly recommend Demani. Great staff and service. Nice rooms and its a little paradise. I will go back again in 1 month as i enjoyed it so much last time I was in Zanzibar.And the prices are so cheap for the rooms. The drinks served in the bar is Perfect. I would recommend the drink called "Peace Bomba"

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Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were lucky that we chose Demani Lodge for our Zanzibar holiday. Comparing with other accommodation that are sky-high expensive for what they offer, Demani´s quality is quite good. It has relaxing atmosphere, nice personal, great cocktails. The beach near Demani is not so beautiful as you may expect from Zanzibar but as we were on holiday we had enough... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We did not stay here. We stayed across the road at Domokuchu Bungalows but at present they have no restaurant so we frequently popped over the road and came here. We were always well looked after and the food and service is excellent and the hammocks and setting makes for a very chilled afternoon and evening and is well worth... More

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Durban, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Wonderful new established backpackers. Large area with a pool which is not common in this price category in Zanzibar. Apart from the very lovely premises (which include meals and the bar) the place is a bit far away from everything. The first beach which you can reach in 3min. is not really a beach (more stones and corals than beach)... More

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Demani L, Owner at Demani Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tilmann F And thank you for your review! I am really sorry to hear your room didnt have a fan as all our rooms are suppose to have fans! Did you ask the management about this? Cause if we had known we would have provided you a fan straight away!! And for all the rooms with bathroom there are... More

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Address: Jambiani Road, Paje, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Paje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Demani Lodge Zanzibar/Paje

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Now also with swimming pool!!!! Backpackers, Kitesurfers and barefoot beach-lovers will adore the easy retreat oasis of Demani Lodge. Situated just a kilometre from Paje on the Jambiani Road, Demani's lush garden and easy access to the beach are topped off by flexible accommodation options with doubles, singles, family room and traditional Makuti dorm rooms, and nice, big rooms with wooden floor and bathroom en suite. Pick-up's can be arranged for extra cost. ... more   less 
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