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Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

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PO Box 71, Pingwe, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barberton, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned a 21 for my daughter to Zanzibar and choice Karafuu as the best location for diving and snorkeling the all inclusive package and because of burning of hotel we where moved to another local with out giving us a choice of hotel or location and that busted the 21 total. We could not have a special diner for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is amazing but if you want to travel the agency inside the hotel is very expensive and taking advantage of the fact that there are almost no alternative near by. So if you want to travel you can get all the trips you hear about in half price at the hotel right next to karafuu (going South). Another... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not bad but not what was expected. The service in general lacks well behind the scenery and the friendly staff. The food was OK but not whaauw. The resort is apparently 20 years old and it is time for serious renovations. Quite clear that time and nature has been taking its toll on all man made stuff.

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review. Very unfortunate that your expectation was not fully met. Both positive and negative comments help us measuring our standard and lead us to improvement. We appreciate your stay with us and to have mentioned areas that need to be improved. We are now doing serious renovation in some of our rooms and... More 

Eilat, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed a week in the Karafuu resort, HB deal. the place is beautiful, very relaxed, very nice and helpful staff. they have 3 pools so you can always find a quit one or a crowded one, depend what you are looking for. the meals are good, you can choose from 3 different restaurants on the premises. the beach is... More 

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We do appreciate your concern in regards to your review which touches your satisfaction during your stay with us. Thank you very much for the positive comments in areas of facilities, beauty of the environment, good staff even though there are some areas which need to be improved on in terms of Excursion arrangement and prices. We are... More 

Johannesburg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Came here for business for three days. Upon arrival we had to wait four hours for our room in the sweltering heat. Although the manager did his best to help us out including a free lunch it set the tone. The hotel also gives a very bad rate when settling your room bill. If you pay in dollars be prepared... More 

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and comments. I and my Team believe that both negative and positive comments are the way forward to know the bad ones that always lead to rectification and improvement. I would like to inform you that our check in time is 14:00hrs but always trying our level best to give room out as... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We've been to several island holidays around the world and this one is truly in a rustic class of its own. Water like you've never seen. A turquoise endless bath on a shore of powdery white sands in a beautiful tip of the world. A privilege to have stayed here. Stunning rooms, superb service ! Genuine time out. Thank you... More 

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. As you have mentioned, Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa is the True Paradise that one can relax and calm down any stress to enjoy Holiday. We do believe and have everything for Holiday makers. Thank you once more and really very happy for your satisfaction. Yours sincerely, Dominic Ouko Assistant... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I - fresh newly weds - travelled to Zanzibar for our honeymoon, now in February 2015. We stayed at Karafuu Beach Resort which was just amazing!! On arrival, we were welcomed with friendly smiles and shown to our room - which had the most incredible view - straight out onto the beach! We stayed at the resort... More 

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much to have chosen Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa and it was the right decision. We are very pleased that we met your needs, requirements and expectations and your general experience was wonderful. We always strive to deliver quality services to maximize guests’ satisfaction. Thank you for your review and we ready to welcome... More 

Howick, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I stayed with Karafuu Hotel in November last year. The views are amazing, rooms clean and love the variety of the restaurants. I went on my own just to have a short break and when i left i felt i was part of the island..i was just unhappy about one thing, the last i had sunburn on my feet and... More 

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to start by thanking you for your Feedback by identifying your negative experience which eventually going to help us more to improve our team to offer good quality services. It was very unfortunate to get negative answer at the Reception that did not meet your expectation. I am sorry and really apologize for all... More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Karafuu Beach Resort and Zanzibar was our first Island experience. We travelled to the island in April 2014 for 7 nights. We were blown away by the beauty of the island and the crystal clear waters. The rooms were nice and spacious and clean. The food was good and nice variety to choose from. We enjoyed the Italian restaurant on... More 

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, I am very pleased to have received your feedback which is very vital for us. It is our privilege to serve you to your satisfaction and always our Friendly staffs are at guests’ disposal to make sure all their needs, requirements are met to their contentment. Thank you once more for your satisfaction in everything as per... More 

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Stayed here in May 2014 with a friend of mine to relax from a safari and to play beach volleyball. The good gym and the nice empty beach gave us the perfect training conditions. All of that was sourounded by great food and nice staff. I recommend to book all inclusive as the food variety is so huge!

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest, I take this opportunity to thank you for taking your time to put across your positive review to us. It is with much appreciation and concern to realize the satisfaction of your vacation with us reached to its identity by assuring us that most of activities carried by our dedicated animation Team really made your holiday perfect.... More 

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