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Spice Island Hotel Resort Zanzibar

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O Box 2484, Jambiani 10777, Tanzania
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Jambiani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014
monkspeas San Francisco, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and I got married in Zanzibar in October 2013 and were joined by 30 friends and family. We had guests traveling from the USA, Europe and Africa and we wanted to find the perfect place that would be comfortable for all guests, non touristy, private, affordable and that had enough space to fit us all and had a/c,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I was staying in spice island with my wife after wonderful safari and it was just perfect for us to relax on the beach and this wonderful pool. the food was very nice ( maybe more fish options or changes) wine list was good ( staff have no idea about wine) but wine service was very nice. Rooms are ok,... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The Spice Island Resort, near Jambiani Village is quite Remote. 1 hours drive from Stonetown and a further, from the airport. This means transfers for tours such as the spice farm, and stonetown tour are expensive. I would highly recommend doing the rainforest tour/walk, which is relatively close by (20mins drive) where you can see the local wildlife. The reception... More

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Cambridge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

After problems at another resort, the Spice Isle came to our rescue in a heavily booked period. They prepared a room (had been out of service for want of a mozzie net and lamp shade - both of which were found) that could accommodate five of us (we were used to camping on safari so this was no problem) and... More

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Leuven
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed 6 nights at Spice Island Hotel and absolutely enjoyed it. Rooms are very clean and very spacious. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The beach in front of the hotel is not the most ideal for swimming or snorkling but we did not feel that as a problem, as you can snorkle at other places nearby. The swimming... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We spent 4 nights at this resort and we loved it. The restaurant was nice, the BBQ amazing. The portions were huge. Rooms were clean and the service impeccable. For us, this hotel was booked as an all-inclusive but the only drinks that were included in our package were the beer and the house wine. This was clarified one the... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Nice restaurant area with good food, their pool barbeques are amazing. Clean roons with good service and a personal touch. very friendly personnel. Location is a bit far out, you have to travel quite long to get anywhere. The transportation they offer at the hotel is pretty pricey.

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Paris, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We didn't sleep at Spice Island but it was our hotel by adoption. No comparison possible with our hotel which was horrible. We spent 2 days and nights Spice Island where we have been overwelcomed by each member of the staff (management and employees). We could relax thanks to all the services : pool, massage... The food is very good.... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Not a great choice. This was the end of our safari, we spent 4 nights and found the staff very polite and helpful but were disappointed a few things. Showers were salt water, as was the pool. I could understand the pool, but prefer fresh water. The shower, however, is just not right when salt water. What really got me... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We staid at the hotel 3 days in July 2013. This was our last days in Tanzania for our honeymoon. At last we were very disappointed by the hotel. First, the floor of our room was dirty and sticky when we arrived. Then there was a permanent awful smell in the room, due to a bad sewage system... very annoying!... More

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Address: P.O Box 2484, Jambiani 10777, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Spice Island Hotel Resort Zanzibar 3*
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