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Coral Rock Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mfumbwi, Jambiani 4125, Tanzania
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Jambiani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good, clean hotel; great staff amazing food. A little far from Stone Town so exchange the money you will need while still in the capital as the rate is less favorable there. The beach is breathtaking (although a little rocky during low tide) with amazing snorkeling also. Good value for money overall

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very pleasant, right on the beach, the little chalet rooms with terraces are particularly nice. Also had monkeys on the terrace in the trees which saved me a trip to the monkey forest. Not a luxury resort but clean and pleasant. Recommended!

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start with the one and only thing what I disliked. I was so "ingenious" and "circumspect" that I choosen only hotel on a 20 km long beach whick is built on a 6-7 meter high rock. This also would not be a significiant problem (better view on the ocean, protection from tsunami hahaha) but there is no fence... More

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JambianiNeil, Manager at Coral Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind feedback and your choosing us to host you and your family. As the father of a 13 month old lightning quick child that is yet to develop an understanding of gravity I can totally understand what you're saying :o) We get a lot of young families staying with us, and I can honestly assure you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Really enjoyed slow relaxing Saturdays and Sundays during my 6 weeks volunteering trip to Jambiani. Good food, free wifi, beautiful views of amazingly green ocean, friendly stuff, nice pool area. Club nights were fun, too! Highly recommended if you live nearby and looking for places to hang out with friends.

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New Haven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Coral Rock Hotel in Zanzibar is a stunning gem on the Zanzibar coast. About an hour's drive from Stone Town, transit from the airport/seaport was easy, once you get past the throngs of porters and illegitimate taxis. The whole staff at Coral Rock was friendly, and chatting with them was a highlight of the trip. On our last day,... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was my second time to Zanzibar, previously I stayed further up north at a big resort and wanted something more low key. Coral Rock was absolutely great! It had a cozy feel, the room was a good size (we had one with a private patio), and Neil helped us arrange a few good tours. The food was overpriced, but... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were staying next door at one of the small hotels but wandered up to Coral Rock for dinner one night and than to use the pool and have some drinks one afternoon. It didn't disappoint. We made a friend staying there and took a look at her room, it was gorgeous just out of our budget. Jambiani is such... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Coral Rock although not that cheap was a nice place to stay a few days in Jambiani. Staff is very friendly, room conditions are ok maybe the toilet needs a little restoration only. I had some sort of tiny private beach in front of my room which was very nice especially to watch sunrise. Restaurant is also ok however beer... More

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at Coral Rock and for sharing your experience with other travelers. Your feedback is much appreciated. Potential guests should be aware that the timing of the tides changes by an average of 40 minutes every day and sometime completely switch over during spring and neap tides. A low tide on one day can arrive... More

Corfu, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I stayed at Coral Rock for a week, travelling solo. From the first day I felt welcomed from everybody working there, but most of all from Neil, the owner, and Paul who was the man for everything. The view is simply breathtaking, photos can't do it justice. The scenery changes during the day, so it can be low tide in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

An absolutely stunning property, set in the best location in Jambiani. Private and peaceful days, with weekends livening up with their weekly Saturday Night Party* Staff are friendly and welcoming, rooms are beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean, food is delicious. There is a generally good and comforting vibe to this property...you suddenly feel safe, at home, and at peace once... More

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Address: Mfumbwi, Jambiani 4125, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Rock Hotel 3*
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Coral Rock Jambiani
Hotel Coral Rock
Coral Rock Hotel Zanzibar/Jambiani

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Coral Rock is one of the most popular small to mid-size hotels in Zanzibar. We offer incredible views and an authentic Zanzibari experience encourages local and cultural interaction within a functioning Swahili fishing village. Our aim is authenticity & value for money. We have arguably the biggest menu in Zanzibar. ... more   less 
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