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Reef & Beach Resort Zanzibar

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Road Jambiani - Makunduchi | Big Delphin on the Road, Jambiani, Tanzania (Formerly Ras Shungi Beach Resort)
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Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Jambiani
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since i am not a luxury traveler, I found this hotel to be exactly what i was looking for- comfortable and less is more. The travelers staying at the lodge during the same time as me were all helpful, spoke great english and gave me great tips for local shopping. I would definately stay here again.

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Goes, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get what you pay for. I did not pay much (800euro’s pp (ALL IN), including the flight from AMS) so I did not expect much. My room was on the top floor or a 3 storey building (standard room). The view of the ocean was spectacular. Decoration is very basic: lightbulbs hanging from ceiling without any cover. It makes... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived in the late afternoon to Reef and Beach Resort. I got shown to my room and went for a walk to get my bearings and it was soon time for dinner. Dinner (and breakfast and lunch) are in what can only be described as a school canteen style room. The food was OK but it's "buffet" style and... More 

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22Alberto, Owner at Reef & Beach Resort Zanzibar, responded to this review

Sorry to read that you was not happy to stay in our nice hotel. Specialy Allessandro was on that moment our guest relation and now he is promovated to hotel manager from Reef & Beach. If you have any problem, or not happy we will try to change it. We are a resort and our guest come to relax and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel at the end of January. The hotel itself is good with very friendly staff. It is however overrun with dutch guests; making it very difficult to "fit in". Tours and excursions were done on the Dutch terms. The food is average but edible. The beach and views are incredible and would come back just for that!:)

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I booked two rooms for two nights at Reef & Beach through Agoda.com for a family vacation. The reservation was confirmed and pre-paid a few weeks in advance. We took a taxi from Stonetown to the resort and when we got there, the gate was closed and the guard at the gate refused to let us in. A discussion took... More 

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22Alberto, Owner at Reef & Beach Resort Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Im very sorry that when you came your Agoda booking was not in our system. The booking was not confirmed to Agoda and we are sorry that this online booking company not did informed you about this. And of course we have help you were is possible, and find a other hotel for you not far from Reef&Beach.... More 

Den Haag
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22 reviews 22 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

You get what you pay for. I did not pay much so I did not expect much. My room was on the second floor or a 3 storey building. Size and view from the room and balcony were good. Decoration is not my style and very basic: lightbulbs hanging from ceiling without any cover.It makes the room look cheap. Food... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Myself and two friends stayed for a total of six nights in this resort. Upon arriving, we were all stunned by the superb scenery, topped only by the amazing African themed (we were not sure if they were real African buildings, however the comforts inside made us all dismiss this minor worry instantly). We were graciously welcomed by the staff,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stayed here as a family of 4 during Dec 2014 for 8 nights. The resort looks good and our welcome was efficient and friendly. Unfortunately the room was not made up for 2 adults and 2 children (the bunk bed for the kids had to be made). Also the toilet had a leak and the paint seemed to be peeling... More 

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Oujda, Oujda, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Like the title said this place is amazing especially for a couple. I went their with may fiance last summer, we had a special time together we really had fun. We have been always dreaming of a safari trip in Selous, it was very amazing. The view was beautiful, the room service was great, the people were hospitable and very... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The place is truly amazing,their service is excellent.They also offer a lot of exciting excursions during your stay.They have a massage room,unlimited wi-fi for the entire stay & a delicious selection of food for the all inclusive package but there's also an option for a La Carte for those tired of the buffet.This place is a must for couples looking... More 

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Address: Road Jambiani - Makunduchi | Big Delphin on the Road, Jambiani, Tanzania (Formerly Ras Shungi Beach Resort)
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Reef & Beach Resort Zanzibar 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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