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Zanzest Beach Bungalows

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Mfumbwi, Jambiani | Mfumbwi, Jambiani, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 1 night on Business, great value for money. Really good food, so peaceful in a really beautiful cove, with good service, the staff want to engage, their happy, there interested in you. That makes the difference service wise. The room are clean, simple, but so many nice finishing touches......

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Italy has come to Zanzibar! The beach is incredible and the food is even better! My girlfriend and I stayed here for almost a week in the Lion Room, which I strongly recommend. There's a great energy at the place. The owners, David and Annalisa, and the staff are all helpful and great to be around. We had a few... More 

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davilis2013, Direttore at Zanzest Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for your kind words, encouraging more and more to move forward and improve.We love this place because we have the right energy.The monkeys are at home here at Zanzest, ...... alas instead my kittens are tremendous, i know, you can not 'keep the bedroom door open that the jump inside and asking them to cuddle.Thanks for your... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Wonderfully relaxing beach location. You won't have air-conditioning and a few bugs will probably find their way into your room, but if you don't mind that it's the perfect location. The entirety of Zanzest is sand and like walking on the beach. It's two rows of little bungalows with no other buildings immediately nearby (walking down the beach a little... More 

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Frankfurt am Main
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Zanzest Beach Bungalows and can only recommend this place! It's just perfect and within minutes after your arrival, you'll feel this hakuna matata atmosphere which makes this place a little paradise on the island. It is true, it is at the very end of Jambiani, but if you're looking for relaxation, this is where... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Zanzest is great for a basic and fairly affordable place to stay on the island. Although Jambiano is not the nicest of beaches due to the tide, it is still beautiful and relaxing. We arrived at Zanzest in the early hours of the morning and it was very easy getting picked up from the airport and into the room, although... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were so blessed to have had an amazing family holiday at Zanzest. The quiet, secluded beach and resort, made time go slow and it felt like and we spend long days with lots of quality time as a family. The owners, Annalisa and Davide were attentive to every need and request we had, transport, information and contacts for trips,... More 

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davilis2013, Direttore at Zanzest Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear family simply say...... that we are left in the heart, for me and david you were a great company, you are a family fantastic.I hope one day to be able to come and visit. Thank you for the gift you gave me .... and wonderful and I hope to protect not only ourselves but also the Zanzest and his... More 

Nairobi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This hotel may be the best part of the beach on Jambiani! For swimming, this location is wonderful. The restaurant is also good. However, the location of the hotel made us feel a bit trapped. You have to plan your day and meals around the tide if you wish to eat at a different hotel or restaurant. Because you are... More 

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davilis2013, Direttore at Zanzest Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear customers , we live 24 hours on 24 at zanzest, we're here to solve any kind of problem where there is possible, we are clean people, attentive to the needs of our customers, we want cleaning the rooms and both in the kitchen.Lack of hygiene!!!!!!!!!. I think it is very offensive this judgement..probably where you live you and do... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I'm very happy that we have choosen new Zanzest beach bungalows! The location is a dream! The food is amazing ( I hoped to lose weight - failed!) He staff is super friendly and you have a familiar feeling all the time. Also I felt very safe!!!! Annalise arranged lots a nice trips for us, and helped in all situations.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Zanzest, before heading north and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were given a really warm welcome by the owners who are very kind and always available. The rooms are basic, comfortable and the main areas well positioned. We swam in the ocean every day from morning until night which was incredible! The Restaurant is pretty good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is an Italian run beach bungalow resort which is right at one end of Jambiani beach so was very quiet, calm and peaceful. The rooms are named after wild African animals Lion, Leopard etc which I thought was a really nice touch. The food includes a daily menu of Italian and Tanzanian dishes. The food on the first night... More 

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