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Fairytale Villa & Guesthouse

Jambiani, Tanzania
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Ranked #12 of 21 Jambiani B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014
johnfranklin65 Freiberg, Germany
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Freiberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Dear review reader, dear Karsten, dear Chagua if you're looking for a high-comfort hotel with all-in services, big pools, fast speed WiFi-conection and all the other so-called high important things, Fairytale Villa wont be the right place for you, BUT: but if you're looking for an ideal place for relaxing, really appreciating hearty hospitality beyond the usual tourist spots and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were extremely disappointed by our stay at Fairy Tale Villas, especially given all the good reviews I found on TripAdvisor and the Lonely Planet endorsement, which I do not understand. In a word, I would recommend to stay away from this hotel - there are a lot of better hotels in Jambiani (including some cheaper options!). Here are the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Fairytale lodge felt to us like a home away from home. We stayed just under week and found the owner and caretaker to be extremely accommodating. Whether it was with information on local places to eat, scuba trips or taxis into Stone Town, we were always given friendly advice and information. The lodge itself is not a luxury place, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

You immediately feel at home when you arrive at the villa, where the rooms are spacious with big beds and the kitchen inviting. The villa has an porch on the second floor and also a big garden. The house manager chagua is helpful in any matter and he makes a killer Spanish omelet! The Jambiani area is not overflowed with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We landed at Jambiani after spending some time in Dar & South West Tanzania, Ruaha & Mikumi National Parks. So we were more than ready for some much needed beach time. Fairytale Villa was ideal for our group, lots of space, just off the beach, with the village just at the back. Large airy rooms and plenty of relaxing space... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We had a wonderful week staying in this no frills guest house. Very good value for money and incredibly friendly owner and caretaker. Actually, Chagua is MUCH more than a caretaker - his cooking is superb and he can sort anything. The beach is stunning and unspoilt. Not to be missed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We went at the end of May, when the town is pretty empty of tourists, and so we had the house all to ourselves (married couple with a friend). The porch is a lovely spot to read, nap, or watch the rain storms in our case. I would live in a house like this! It's not right on the beach,... More

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Faaborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011 via mobile

Stayed there for three nights. Very nice place and helpfull people. Perfect for relaxing and getting litle closer to the locals. Remember cash before you go, there is no "moneymaschine".

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rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at the guesthouse in December and it was just perfect for us. Amenities were basic but we're Peace Corps volunteers - practical travelers on a budget - and it was more than enough for us. The rooms were clean and spacious and the property is located less than a minute away from the beach. The... More

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

In Fairytale Villa life is easy going. Everyone is very helpfull for any of your need, and if you like to do your one buiseness you are at the right place. If the owner is not there , you will have the whole villa for your one, dependend on the season, perhaps chared maximum with one or two other guests... More

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Address: Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
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