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Coral Rock Hotel

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Mfumbwi, Jambiani 4125, Tanzania
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Jambiani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a perfect location - near the Red Monkey (live music, different food) and walking distance along the beach to anywhere in Jambiani. We had a blast and enjoyed having the full service restaurant and bar on site to enjoy anything we needed. The pool makes the whole property! You can't take in the views from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in mainland Tanzania since 4 years, I often go relax in beach resorts in Zanzibar. Coral Rocks Jambiani is by far my number one place for that purpose. Value for money at its best, no management pressure, and an ocean view that is hard to equal. The friendly staff makes you feel at home the minute you step in... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week in February and very much enjoyed it. It is a beautiful spot, and the hotel is clean and comfortable, however basic - but you must keep this in perspective as you are in Eastern Africa. The rooms had AC and were mosquito free, in fact we didn't see any on the property. The pool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best vacations I have EVER been on! After the first day I spent in the hotel, I didn't want to leave for the rest of the trip. The hotel staff was extremely accommodating and they were quick to help out with any of our requests. The food at the restaurant was amazing. My friends and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall we very much enjoyed our time in Jambiani. The rooms at Coral Rock are nice, though missing some finishing touches (e.g., no bath mat, no mat at the door to avoid tracking sand around, towel rack was rusty and loose). The food at the restaurant was pretty good; service was a bit slow and haphazard. We chose to stay... More 

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

Hi Jay, thanks for choosing to stay with us and for your feedback. Our watersports equipment has indeed taken some beatings and abuse over the past few seasons and we've been waiting on repair material and an expert to come in from overseas for some time now as we can't source these locally. The equipment should have been packed away... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not a place for a family holiday with young children, we stayed only one night and only managed about 3 hours sleep. The hotel seems to be a local hotspot for backpackers and low budget travellers. There was some kind of disco / very loud music until after 3:00 am. If you do intend to stay here keep a record... More 

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

Hi there, thank you bringing up this incident and allowing the opportunity to thoroughly look into it and follow up for the benefit of other travelers. I'm sorry your experience was not what you had hoped for. There is quite some reference and info on TripAdvisor given to the music events we host 2 to 3 times a month, specifically... More 

Bergen, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Beautiful hotel, located at the cliffs of the east coast of Zanzibar. I didn’t stay at the hotel, so I don’t know about the rooms, but for the restaurant, the general area, it’s very very beautiful! The infinity pool is very nice, there is a hammock and several sunbeds available. It has a fantastic view over the indian ocean. And... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We spend 10 nights at the CBH, the choice was based on the Tripadvisor reviews. Compared to some of the places in Zanzibar and more in Central Africa it was a great choice. Pros: enclosed place, friendly environment. The rooms are clean and cleaned on daily bases, hot and cold water with normal pressure, splendid view of the beach and... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for providing constructive feedback. I'd like to answer a few things mentioned. Firstly, we have the best internet service on the South East coast which we now because we use the top service provider on the island and we pay $750 a month for 6mb dedicated line and we have benchmarked/speed... More 

San Francisco, California
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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

During our stay at the Coral Rock, my husband and I walked along the length of Jambiani beach, looking into and visiting many of the other lodgings along the way. We decided that we'd chosen the best place to stay. --The tide goes out extremely far on the east side of the island, so for much of the day you're... More 

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Mamoudzou, Mayotte
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We didn't stay at this place, but we came a few times for lunch, the view, the free wifi and the amazing pool. The food is correct but not the best on the beach in my opinion. We enjoy a lot staying at the pool and looking the ocean. The hotel has free wifi, that's a good point. There is... More 

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