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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

* 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Karafuu Beach Resort, on the east shore of Zanzibar is a wonderful place for a relaxed vacation where everything is taken care of for you. Accommodation is good. Regular bungalows have one big room and a bath. All is clean and african in style, although a bit worn. The staff comes daily, they tuck down, spray and arrange the mosquito... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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 July 25, 2014

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 July 25, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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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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Karafuu Beach Hotel Pingwe
Karafuu Hotel Beach
Karafuu Resort Beach
Karafuu Beach Resort And Spa Zanzibar/Pingwe

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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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