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Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 71 Zanzibar, Pingwe, Tanzania
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dundee, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have nothing but praise for this wonderful resort. On arrival we immediately felt welcomed by the staff and as we were a bit late for lunch they very obligingly stayed open for us. Our rooms were very comfortable (43 and 44) and we loved the Masai guards whom we saw often with a friendly "Jambo". The resort itself is... More

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Midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here following an amazing Serengeti safari. We booked this from the UK as a 5 star resort but it doesn't come close to any 5 star resorts we have stayed at in the past. Rooms are not checked before being allocated to guests, 3 faults in ours 2 of which the maid should have noticed and reported -... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 days at this resort at the end of our safari holiday in Tanzania. It was the perfect way to unwind before heading home to face a Canadian winter. Apparently we were there at low season, as we were told the resort was only 30% filled. We had a junior suite directly on the beach. Our only complaint... More

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a seven night all inclusive package. This included three meals a day and selected drinks. The booking form the travel agent indicated that we would stay in the garden rooms, however we were booked into one of the cottages which was a nice surprise.The staff were at all times friendly and willing to assist us with any... More

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Henley
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for our honeymoon, my new husband had upgraded our garden room to a junior suite with sea view as a surprise but upon being shown our room the view was mostly blocked by a massive tree and spa facilities! After complaining they finally upgraded us to a suite which was very pleasant indeed. The beach was nice... More

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Dakar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

* Facilities themselves were very nice. The resort has a large compound and all accommodation is in separate little bungalows, no high rises and long corridors. They keep up the grounds well. * We had an insect issue in our room the first night, and after much complaint, were moved to nicer accommodation and given a free seafood dinner and... More

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haifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 6 nights on August 2014. We were 5 persons. We stayed at the second raw cottage. The cottage was located 2 min from the reception ,pool and beach. I don 't think you have to pay for better location. The cottage is big and spaceous, it is clean and the staff is doing their... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read the reviews prior to finally deciding on securing the booking at Karafuu, I now get the impression that the European travelers are easily "wowed" or my husband and I are far too fussy. We booked a Fully Inclusive trip through Africa Stay and stayed at the Karafuu from 26th July to 09 August 2014 (14 nights) clearly expecting... More

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Johannesburg
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Where to start? On arrival, you are required to listen to a briefing about the hotel. As the rooms contain NO written information whatsoever about the hotel facilities or policies, you are required to memorise it. One important thing to know about this hotel is that if you lose your room key (as I did on the first day -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed at Karafuu for 11 nights in June/July 2014. We stayed in a sea view junior suite. The room was lovely. Huge comfortable bed, a lovely veranda with comfortable chairs to look out over the sea. Then a small step off of the veranda and you're on the powdery soft beach. We were also close to the main pool,... More

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Address: PO Box 71 Zanzibar, Pingwe, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Pingwe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa 4.5*
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Also Known As:
Karafuu Beach Hotel Pingwe
Karafuu Hotel Beach
Karafuu Resort Beach
Karafuu Beach Resort And Spa Zanzibar/Pingwe

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