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Dudes Guesthouse

Mwendawima, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Ranked #5 of 26 Jambiani B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We spent there 5 days in the second half of January 2015. We were travelling as a group with 2 kids so Helle proposed us to rent the whole ground floor just for ourselves. We enjoyed the place so much: the rooms are basic, but clean with hot water and fans. The living room and the kitchen are spacious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed with Helle and Dude for ten days. The house is perfectly located in the second row from the beach. While beach view might be something that people enjoy here it is impractical because of the strong winds that blow in from the sea and bring tons of sand. The rooms are basic and clean. Two of them got... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Dudes guesthouse was a great base for our week in Zanzibar. It was very comfortable and relaxing and felt just like being at home. Dude and Helle were incredibly friendly and helpful. Dude organised fishing, snorkelling, bike rides and a spice tour for us. The included breakfast was delicious, especially the French toast and fresh juice. It had a full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Dude's guesthouse is situated 15m from the beach, you can see it from the veranda. The location is perfect nestled very close to the heart of Jambiani - which had about 3 stores, selling water, basic cooking items and clothes. It is also near to many different restaurants - Coco beach was by far the best for sea food and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is the best place in Zanzibar, beautiful village, close to the beach, actually you can see the ocean from the garden, the owners Helle and Dudes are so kind and hospitable, make the best breakfast in the island, Helle's French toasts are second to none!!! Fresh juice, fruits, they care so much about their guests, meet all needs, I... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you want a beautiful and relaxing holiday then this is your place. We were a group of 4 people and stayed 1 1/2 Week at Dude and Helles Guesthouse. We had such a great time staying at this beautiful house, it was outstanding. Dude and Helle are such great and nice persons, we loved going snorkeling and fishing with... More 

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Kiev
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

If you like a laid back, low key, relatively simple place to stay then this is the place to be. We were a group of 5 and we stayed for 2 weeks and would have stayed longer if we had the time. Accommodation: The house is simple but cozy. The kitchen area is of good size and offers the opportunity... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Very close to the beautiful Jambiani Beach, we stayed 5 nights should of been less but nevermind very quite part of Zanzibar. We found the Guest House very basic in terms of room facilities very small and no safety deposit box. Showering was okay, however we were not offered fresh towels by the host of the house (Dude). Kitchen available... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A really nice place to stay! Dude is friendly and just enough present if you need him for informations. The house is beautiful, have a complete kitchen to cook, the beds are confortables and we had hot shower. I spend a lot of hours in the hammock. Refreshments in the fridge for cheap price. Dude cooked really good breakfast and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Dude was a fabulous host during our time in Jambiani. The breakfast is to-die for and beers from the fridge are on the honor system (and the same price as the store). The front yard is fenced and is a great place to read a book or just relax while the beach is just steps away.

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