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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're planning to go to Zanzibar, go to Karafuu. Great value for money. We had a fantastic bungalow right on the beach. It is obviously not as the ones you see in the Far East or the Caribbean but it was really nice and very charming. The restaurant is incredible and the staff exceeded our expectations. It is located... More

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Central Serbia, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Karafuu is the best choice on Zanzibar! We were group of 16 people all different ages, characters, wishes , interests ...and Karafuu was revelatori for all of us. STUFF was very friendly and helpful. FOOD is great, ROOMs all just great... If you are disappointed because of the tide you can enjoy in 3 great pools and watch something you... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Karafuu offers a great location right at the sea but the service is very disappointing - especially the reception are very rude and are not service-minded. This is primarily due to the head of reception not being very nice. Elsewhere in Africa I traveled staff is very friendly so this was a surprise for me. Guest should also be aware... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karafuu exceeded all our expectations. We enjoyed every moment of our time there and wish we could go back already! The resort is beautiful - it is laid-back, authentic and alive with natural beauty. The rooms are large and neat (even the garden rooms). We only went to our room to change for dinner and to sleep so we really... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karafuu was an absolute paradise on the South East coast of the island. We were transferred from the airport by our travel company, and the taxi driver was extremely friendly and knowledgable. It took about an hour and 15 minutes to get to Karafuu. The drive was beautiful, winding through the dense tropical vegetation. Once we arrived at the hotel... More

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Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived here on the night of 17th April greeted by friendly staff and refreshing cocktails. It's about an hour and 15 minutes from the airport, and the cab from the airport cost $70. Our room was lovely, we had a sea view cottage on a cliff with a great view, though it was quite a long walk from the restaurants... More

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed staying here. The place is beautiful. our rooms were always clean. the food was great and we were especially catered for as a yoga group with specific dietary requirements. The chef came and organised everything according to our needs, always sporting a big smile. We also had the most beautiful spots to do yoga. We made use... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're planning to go to Zanzibar, book at Karafuu. Great value for money. The Junior Suite is on the beach and really well maintained/serviced. The restaurant staff are incredible. The hospitality exceeded my expectations. I would like to specifically compliment Freddie, Moses and Emmanuel for their excellent service. Freddie, you are such a special dude, thank you for being... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a beautiful place. I fall in love with Karafuu. Everything from the hospitality to the beautiful views, rooms and people. I can't wait to go back. Best place for a peace of mind and amazing fresh food . You feel welcomed from the moment you arrive, welcomed by the staff and the owner. See you soon! Thanks for everything!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a wonderful stay we had at Karafuu Beach Resort. The bungalows are spacious and very comfortable and nothing is too much for the staff. They go out of their way to please you and they take pride in their work. We had a wonderful time and the hotel is very well situated. The food is excellent. Eduardo was amazing... 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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On a deserted white sandy beach, at 65 km from Stone Town, lies Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, an international five-star hotel, winner of the World Travel Awards as Tanzania Leading Resort and Africa Leading Beach Resort 2011 .It is one of the most luxurious hotels on the east coast of Zanzibar, where, even during low tide, it’s possible to enjoy a comfortable swim in the ocean. ... more   less 
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