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Cristal Resort

P.O. Box 3917, Paje, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Avoid this resort at any cost. If thats the only sentence you read, then that sums it up good enough. There is an interesting backstory to it, though. This is a story you don't hear every day, and even if it seems unbelievable, It is 100% true. Here it is. We booked a 20 night stay in an "eco bungalow"... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Cristal Resort at a basic but beautiful Bungalow. The knob of a cupboard was missing and the mosquito net of the door to the terrace was totally broken and letting in the nasty insects. The pool was full of alga and needed serious cleaning, what wasn't done at all unfortunately. Hence, no one was using it. At... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Cristal Resort is set on the most beautiful part of the Paje beach. Great value for a deluxe bungalow with a/c, and very pleasant to rest after a walk in the heath. No mosquitos which was great, as the place was air-condition. We had Half Board (HB), which we would really recommend, 3 course dinners: (3 choices for starter, main... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have been to cristal resort once and i was not amazed by the rooms nor the food but the location was ok bungalows facing the sea and by lack of time i choose that one by default to take my family and used online booking which is in fact useless as they say they would call you back but... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The good: - Cristal is in a beautiful location right on the beach. - The rooms are also perfect for the location - they are beach huts on the sand, with great beds and showers. The sea breeze comes in through the big glass front doors. Absolutely no complaints there. - The price is also good for that part of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Good food, not always ice cubes available in the cocktail bar. Very fine beach - snorkeling, kite surfing, diving, fishing and long walkings. Never met a hotel before where not only one staff member asked if we enjoyed our (5 days) stay. The managements' attitude of indifference and not communicating reflects in its staff.

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Minden, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After having been on a safari in Tanzania we needed a place to relax. Cristal Resort was a good choice. The check in was quick and information was immediately provided at the check in desk. With any other questions the staff were always helpful. Although the room maid only spoke Swahili, we were able to communicate (I only speak basic... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Basic, clean and comfortable accommodation. Rooms all have sea views and catch the breeze. Located right on Paje beach and so very central and easy to walk to other restaurants. Food was simple but tasty. Very good value for money. Stayed in an Eco room, that was fine in July but could be a bit hot in December.

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Lyon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We spent 5 nights at Cristal Resort and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. The location of the resort is great. The eco bungalows are simple but comfortable. The food is very good and varied. The staff is friendly (not always reactive - Pole pole! i.e. rather slow - but very nice people). There is much to do there in the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In my opinion this place deserves a much better rating than it has. I looked at over half the hotels in paje and this was by far the best value for money (facilities for the price). For kitesurfers it's an ideal location, next to two shops if you need to rent gear and in a prime location for kiting and... More 

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Address: P.O. Box 3917, Paje, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Paje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Cristal Resort Ltd Hotel Zanzibar
Cristal Hotel Zanzibar
Cristal Hotel Ltd
Cristal Resort Zanzibar/Paje

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