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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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Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars NEW via mobile

wonderful huge white coconut beach food is really good, the owner arnaud is so friendly and makes everything to make you happy and spoiled. I really recommend the sahimi and maki at the restaurant service is really good. location so close to shops and the village is perfect. space and freedom I will come back for sure and tell my... More 

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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Cristal Beach in Zanzibar in Sept 2013. We stumbled across the resort when we were out exploring the island and were lucky that the had a free chalet. Our chalet was great and really rather cheap in comparison to the price of other accommodation in Zanzibar, particularly considering the resort has a pool and is on the... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cristal resort is terrible. My friend and I booked a 20night stay in an "eco bungalow", from 4th to 24th of January 2015, back in august. We pre paid the entire stay (usd1620) via a secure payment page (3d direct pay). When we arrived, the receptionist could not find our payment. After sitting in the reception all day, the owner... 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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Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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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
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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
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Paje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
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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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