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Red Monkey Beach Lodge

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Main Road, Jambiani 0000, Tanzania
Red Monkey Beach Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to staying in the Red Monkey lodge. Having heard wonders about Zanzibar in general and Jambiani in particular I had high expectations to say the least. At arrival I was greeted with a view that would sum up my entire stay: an open wooden gate that lead into the sea - I felt welcomed and at... More 

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Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red Monkey Lodge does really live up to its tagline "barefoot and lazy". If you want to relax, enjoy good food, feel at home and gain insight to the African/Zanzibari village life this is the place! The lodge has the perfect location with a sandbank outside ( amazing when full moon). The villagers play football at the beach, children play... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

KARIBU - Loved this place, exceeded our expectations particularly as we had just come from the 5 star Park Hyatt in Stone Town! A small well kept casual resort with excellent beachfront location! Absolute beach front rooms with friendly local staff who are very pleasant & helpful - Asanta Sana. Small bar with good restaurant choices, unique tiered seating with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommended the Red Monkey by friends in Kenya! While it is beautiful, well maintained, has great rooms and well located I was disappointed by some staff issues and the atmosphere. The lodge has a great beach, and the community has open access which is lots of fun. But we had a couple of issues, including that we arrived... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in ZANZIBAR and needed a place to chill after a week of aeroplanes. I found Red Monkey a great find very relaxed atmosphere good dinner and it was a Monday where they have local musicians play ..was fun .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

When in Jambiani, pay a visit to this place. Or if you are into kiteing this is your place. A friendly, welcoming location in south of Zanzibar, right on the beach. Te menu is changing every day, you can choose from 3-5 dishes, the coffee is good, the wifi is working, the prices are fair. The atmosphere is a cool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What a blessing this place is! The food is delicious, the rooms spacious (at least the one we were in), the beach beautiful and the owners very helpful and friendly! We love Zanzibar for it's authentic afro/arabic vibe and culture and it's a must to see, if you're in that part of the world. My husband and I have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited Jambiani earlier this month looking for a nice relaxing beach holiday. The area definitely delivers; its stunning. Red Monkey Lodge itself is in a little cove walking distance from Coral Rock Hotel, but worlds apart on service. We didn't stay there but ate there twice. Both times the food was delicious and promptly arrived within 15mins (this was... More 

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Margarita Island, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The place is in the middle of a small village in front of the beach. They have jam sessions with local musicians and the place is full of people from everywhere. Nice to chill out with friends. Almost everyone without shoes relaxing and dancing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we stayed in jambiani , our hotel food was not as much impressive as the price they charged. so we hang around for the food all in jambiani during our stay in this lovely sandy village. Red Monkey was our first choice for its great food and perfect service. later on our friends arrived who had booked here for their... More 

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