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Ras Shungi Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Jambiani, Tanzania
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Ranked #8 of 8 hotels in Jambiani
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Wroclaw, Poland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 weeks in Shungi. The place itself is nice, with nice beach bar though sea is not there often (low tide) and there is only tiny tiny beach (to be used only if high tide - no that often..), be prepared for that. It is on the south-east of the island a bit far from things but you... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Had we been afforded the opportunity to make an informed decision we would much rather have paid more money to stay at a decent resort. Upon arrival we were escorted to our premier bungalow which we chose to upgrade to when confirming our trip. The room did not have a tv (as advertised and still being advertised this way), none... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Staff were friendly and consistent, buffet food was satisfactory although we all lost weight over the week. On Christmas Eve there was a semi compulsory dinner at $100 a head which was a disappointment. The tours were very good and memorable and the setting of the bar is magical

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Sweet: This hotel is on an amazing piece of property with breathtaking views. The staff was very friendly. The prices reasonable. Sour: Rooms need attention. Walls need painting, AC's need to be cleaned and repaired, in need of new mosquito nets, towels and sheets, need to completely update bathrooms. Note: Need transportation to sightsee or dine elsewhere.

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Bring snacks and be prepared to stay at the pool. The restaurant only serves big meals and buffet. The crisps in the shop were rancid. The beach is shallow with rough, rocky ground and strong waves and currents. There is now a stage built just outside the main buildings so bring ear plugs. During new year celebrations we could not... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Although the location is lovely the hotel was a complete disappointment. We should have gone to the Paradise Beach Hotel but was told in September it had closed and they offered us the Ras Shungi Beach Resort Hotel as an alternative. Having checked trip advisor we thought it sounded good but the reality was terrible. We arrived having asked for... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The site is incredibly beautiful, but the hotel's facilities, food and service are very bad. We were harassed from arrival to take excersions, the food was dry and we had to constantly inform staff of our full board rights, the bathrooms have extractor fans that don't work, and bring in mosquitoes inside the rooms, showers that aren't properly attached to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Its a wonderful place to spend your vacation, honeymoon etc. Its privacy very far from the village so no disturbance and no noise. The rooms have a/c which perfect for a country like Tanzania. Big swimimg pool. The so called boardwalk is a magnificent piece of art.

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1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

I am currently volunteering with an NGO in Dar es Salaam, it was soooo nice to take a weekend break from the city and go to the East Coast of Zanzibar. I heard about Ras Shungi Beach Resort from a friend, so me and fellow volunteers gave it a shot. The place is huge, everywhere you look there's a breathtaking... More

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Additional Information about Ras Shungi Beach Resort

Also Known As:
Ras Shungi Beach Resort Zanzibar/Jambiani
Address: Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ras Shungi Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ras Shungi Beach Resort is a beautiful property located on South East of Zanzibar Island, just outside Jambiani. We offer multiple accesses to our private beaches, giving a much more intimate experience with the wonderful Indian Ocean and the nature around. All of our rooms include view to the ocean, large traditional Zanzibar hand crafted wooden beds, A/C, room service and high speed Wi-Fi throughout entire resort.Our guests can chose between our different size Bungalows Rooms and the Suites with views to the ocean and pool. We also can accommodate guests who wish to have a longer stay and provide our special Apartment Suit, which includes a fully equipped kitchen, hydro massage shower/bath and spacious sitting area with private terrace and front line view to the ocean.Guests can take long walks around the resort and enjoy juice cocktails at our incredible Boardwalk Bar. The Boardwalk Bar is a great place to chill out, listen to nice music and enjoy the spectacular view. The Restaurant offers fresh ingredients obtained from the Indian Ocean and from local farms around the resort and a menu inspired in traditional Spices found in the island and also includes International comfort food.We provide transportation from Stone Town, Ferry Port and the Airport. ... more   less 
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