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Cristal Resort

P.O. Box 3917, Paje, Tanzania
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Manama, Bahrain
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've spent 8 days in this little piece of paradise and this was one of the most beautiful experience we've ever had. The hotel located by the stunning Paje beach is very cosy and the lovely,friendly staff will make sure that you will never forget this trip to Zanzibar. It's as well a very good value for money. Don't hesitate... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had booked this hotel and was due to go after staying in Stowntown. Whilst in Stowntown i became very sick, and was then concerned about another report i read about lack of cleanthiness at Cristal. I called and spoke to the manager who assured me this was not a problem, and insisted i go and look. So after paying for... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for four nights in Feb 2016 and I have mixed feelings. Pros: gorgeous beach, private huts, relaxed atmosphere, welcoming reception, tasty food, relatively clean, food and accommodation reasonably priced. Cons: huts poorly built (no u-bends on sewerage, our hut was sinking on one corner, many holes to let in bugs) and exceptionally poor service at the restaurant (an... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights in January and really enjoyed our stay. Our rooms were cozy, the pool was great and the location to the beach was superb. Breakfast was nice as well, but the location was handy to visit other nearby restaurants. Definitely one of the better, if not the best, accommodation on Paje beach.

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Resort have the Best location in whole Zanzibar, Beautiful People new management is so welcoming. All the staff are so helpful. The food is Amazing. Overall the whole experience is great. Also great place for kite Surfing. If you in Zanzibar must visit this place. All the Rooms have Sea View.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Beauty of Cristal is by the way this resort kept as much as possible the natural beach and didn't touch it with extra side walks, gardens end all the additional luxury resort style when you reach the reception area immediately a "WOW" exertion is on your face so beautiful. Beside the natural beauty, the staff starting with the Massai'... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We booked a "beach room" and from the pictures on booking.com it looked really nice. When we arrived at the resort and entered our room, we were shocked!!! See the pictures attached.... Dirty bedding, thick layers of dust on the window frames, the whole bathroom looked liked it's in a prison (we didn't dare to shower without sandals on), towels... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I went to Zanzibar from 1 to 5 Dec 2015, and book this resort on a recommendation of a friend and found out she was right about the excellent experience. Staff is really polite and helpful. Housekeeping is excellent. Restaurant and bar and good. all the rooms have sea view. Private beach is clean with beach umbrellas and chairs. AWESOME

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Only there a few nights but staff were very friendly, rooms tidy and comfortable and food and drinks great! Great location on the beach and easy to get transfers anywhere you need to go. Would recommend! Pool was also great, best location in Paje!

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We visited this place in the Summer of 2015 and it is a great family resort with friendly staff and comfortable accomodation in the their bandas located a few minutes walk to the waterfront of the Indian Ocean. Really quiet and serene atmosphere but with quite alot to do with swimming and kite-boarding facilities. My child of 6years loved it.... More 

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