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Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

4.5 of 5 PO Box 71, Pingwe, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It might be considered as typical high class for Zanzibar; the food is mediocre, but nobody goes to Zanzibar for the food. Location is very good (away from anywhere on the beach), the service is very attentive and friendly, the rooms are sufficient and OK; the SPA is very good and the price is right - good value for your... More 

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Mevaseret Zion, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the hotel was very good to excellent except the food & bavaradge system. i was on hb basis. you are limited to the main restaurant only. if you want to book one of the other restaurants (especially the eatalian and the seafood) you have to pay extra as if you loose your hb for that day. this is my first... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay here. Dominique the resort manager was very friendly and helpful, so too were all the staff there. Food was good , fresh and enjoyable. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. Resort is on the beach , which was fantastic. The pool over looks the ocean with a 180 degree sea view. No doubt... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A nice, simple quiet holiday. Pool on the white beach, great poolbar, nice friendly staff. Very warm and clean bright poolwater ( salt water ) Great divinginstructor !! Food; buffet or a la carte. 3 or 4 restaurants ( needs reservation a day before ) Ok seeing that you are on an island in the Africa-zone. Weather: lovely, hot. Only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have mixed emotions about this resort. We were very excited at first, they upgraded us, and we were happy until the Aircon didn't work, and the drain in the shower filled up. We saw a lady that looked like a manager and asked to speak with her, she was the director, and was too tired to see us. This... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is very beautiful and you have The Rock Restaurant in a walking distance (it is in the same beach, about 20min walk). That was a happy surprise! The resort has good rooms (very big) and clean. Don't waste your time with buying wi-fi access... 10USD per day is very expensive for a very bad bad bad connection (not... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nice venue, great pool but rude staff. Found it frustrating every time i had to speak to staff, gave up looking for the manager, ended up quietly suffering in silence, not a nice way to enjoy a holiday

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carmeloZanzibar, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We apologies about your experience but, honestly speaking, kindness and helpfulness are since ever our added value. We work hard to give the best service possible to our customers. Our Front Office Manager, Guest Relation Manager and General Manager are at your disposal throughout the holiday, and many clients through letters, comments and reviews have shown the opposite... More 

Galway, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in Karafuu when we first arrived in Zanzibar. It was a lovely beach hotel resort with clean rooms and friendly staff. Our rooms looked out onto the turquoise sea and white sand - an idyllic place. If you want to relax and soak up the sun this is the place to do it.

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carmeloZanzibar, Reservation Dept. at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your comment and we hope to see you again in the future. I wish you all the best for you and my best regards. Andrew More 

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We spent 6 nights in Karafuu and this has be fantastic. The place is amazing, the colour of the beach and sea is just unreal (see the pictures). Staff is really nice and helpfull. Freddy at the restaurant, Zakaria the GM, Oary the executif chef,... Front sea view rooms are just perfect with spectacular view. You can stay hours on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Terrible Service, mould in the shower, drinks arrived after everyone was finished eating every single time. Food wasn't good and almost every single waiter/receptionist/concierge was unfriendly and did not want to help. Internet very slow if it was working at all and extremly overprized.

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Address: PO Box 71, 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*
Number of rooms: 94
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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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