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Sea View Lodge

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Kibigija, Jambiani, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at the Sea View was awesome. The location is incredible, right on the beach. We could watch the ocean from our bed and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. The service is great, the staff is like a family in which everyone gives its best to make sure the guest feels at home. The food at... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Really nice small style getaway. Nice huts on the beach or located around a pool. It is right in the town of Jambiani which is nice, but the small resort is completely isolated, except for the beach view and entrance. Breakfast is included, with a lot of fruit. Also the staff is really friendly and the place is secure. Why... More 

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir / madam, We thank you for your feed back which is a very important instrument for us to better our weaknesses. Thank you again and thank you for having chosen Sea View Lodge for your break. We have in the meantime taken your feed back very seriously and have corrected the WiFi. It is now available throughout the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is one great place to stay with newly refurbished bungalow accommodation. The staff are very friendly and happy to help. Had a bungalow at the front of the place facing onto the beach with excellent views and direct access to the water. The bungalows are well set out with all you would need. Being a smaller place offers great... More 

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you very much for your wonderful feed back. It is truly very much appreciated; it is this that pushes us to better our services and do better business too. Thank you again. Frankly, as ours is a quiet hotel all I have always wanted to offer ( I used to travel the hole world three times a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had 5 fantastic days at the Sea View Lodge - extremely friendly staff, beautiful rooms and a nice pool. And, very important, .- they make the best banana milkshake. I've recommended the lodge to everybody I know. Thomas from Denmark

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you so very much for your very kind and helpful feed back. We at Sea View Lodge thrive on such feed back which pushes us to always try and do better. We hope to see yo and your family or your friends again at Sea View Lodge soon and hope to serve you better to your expectations.... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife and I have lived in TZ for five years now, and tend towards the Zanzibar side of things as opposed to the ubiquitous safaris. We've stayed at a lot of places in Zanzibar, and this is one of the best, if not the best. Jambiani is a quiet, vibrant seaside village, and Sea View is a reflection of... More 

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Many thanks for the wonderful feed back you sent us. we all at Sea View Lodge appreciate this ver much as it is this that keeps us going in the right direction and of course the real satisfaction. Having said this, thank you for bringing happiness and fun to Sea View Lodge, we all miss Nelson... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Having travelled around the island this was by far the best place we stayed. The location is perfect and service excellent. The interesting and personable owner went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable making sure we had fresh seafood from the local fishermen every day. When I return to Zanzibar this would be the first and only... More 

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Neil, Thank you ever so much for your very kind feed back. It is this that keeps us on the go so as to do better where we can. I have now available the beer you mentioned, thank you for the (feed back) and hope to serve you your favourite drink when next you decide to visit this piece... More 

Province of Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I spent a really nice and relaxing week at the Sea View Lodge and we loved it. The rooms are very clean and spacious and our bed was confortable. The staff is helpful and very kind and the owner welcoms you in a really friendly way. We liked the food so much: the menu is great and... More 

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful feed back. May I take this opportunity in saying that it was great pleasure in having you and your partner as a guest at Sea View Lodge..yes, it was fun too. Hope to see you guys again soon. Regards from the SVL Team, Farouk More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have just returned home from an amazing holiday in Zanzibar and had a wonderful stay at Sea View Lodge. The resort is situated in the quaint village of Jambiani, which is away from the crowds and considering it is now off-season we practically had the beach to ourselves! The resort is small (only 8 bungalows), which provided a very... More 

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ryan, Thank you ever so much for your feed back. It was truly a pleasure and a challenge for our kitchen to cook and satisfy you guys which I am glad you enjoyed what they prepared . We have since also tried out the new dishes you suggested that were Indian specialities in good restaurants in England and I... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have just returned from 6 night in seaview lodge - and it was GREAT!!! This is a small lodge, which makes everything very personal. The staff is very helpful and really tried hard to fulfill any request we had. The place is clean, well taken care of. Restaurant is OK. Breakfast was OK but you get the same each... More 

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Sea View Lodge Z, Manager at Sea View Lodge, responded to this review

Good morning Ziva, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad that you and your family had a good time at Sea View Lodge. We look forward to having you again in the near future. Thanking you, Sea view Lodge Team More 

Norwich
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I stayed here one night last week and we were looked after very well. They have eight rooms which are actually bungalows; three of these have a good sea view but are smaller than the other family bungalows set further back from the beach. The rooms are clean. Toiletries are not provided. The staff are very warm,... More 

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ziva, Thank you for your kind feed back. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again at SVL if you ever decide to come back to SVL. Yes, we do charge more than the beach boys, simply because our tours are meticulously selected, for example, exclusive boats for our guests only, clean and... More 

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