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Vanilla House

Jambiani, Zanzibar, Tanzania | Jambiani PO Box 8244, Jambiani, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed on the ground floor and had both the rooms there and shared a bathroom. The rooms were lovely and spacious and clean. The bathroom left a little to be desired but as there was no hot water and you couldn't get more than a trickle out of the taps in the sink. However, this is Africa and the... More 

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dorota30, Owner at Vanilla House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. It pleases us when we hear that our guests had a fantastic time with us. We are really sorry for your unpleasant situation in Kenya, hopefully it didn’t intervene your overall feelings toward this journey. We are also happy that our staff occurred to be so helpful. You are warmly invited to visit... More 

Pavia (Italy)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have just left Vanilla House, where we stayed 1 night in the 1st floor room, in the terrace. We have few comments. Jambiani is amazing, the view from the terrace of Vanilla is wonderful. However, we were not satisfied at all about the room and, above all, the toilet! We know that we are in Africa, but we walked... More 

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dorota30, Owner at Vanilla House, responded to this review

I personally also love this place. Jambiani with its beaches is but a paradise. We do our best to provide a nice atmosphere also in Vanilla House itself. Most of our guests are very pleased when staying with us. We are very thankful for your remarks. Our guests' opinion is always valuable for us. Unfortunately, the very day of your... More 

Castelldefels, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My family together with our friends were there during 3rd week of May this year. Vanilla house was under general refurbishment so we were placed in the semi-detached hour next to Vanilla. House we stayed in looks almost the same like Vanilla (you can find that on the pictures). The place is just unreal. The sound of waves wakes you... More 

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dorota30, Owner at Vanilla House, responded to this review

It is very nice to read that our Clients felt with us like at home. It is our main goal to make your vacation unforgettable and unique. As you said, it is not a hotel, and you will not experience here hotel-service and every amenities connected with it, but you can experience here a real Zanzibar life – and this... More 

Genoa, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I stayed here at the end of the year 2012 and the first day o new year (3 nights) The house is just close to jambiani village (nice to take a walk in village to see real life of jambini). My room was on second floor, I think better that the first floor so you can see the sea and... More 

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dorota30, Owner at Vanilla House, responded to this review

Vanilla House is indeed rather like a homelike place, and not as a hotel. I am sure that all those who wants to exeprience real Africa's life will appreciate the atmosphere of Vanilla House. It is small but nice and friendly place. I am sure you have already noticed this. I invite you again to Vanilla House. You are always... More 

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