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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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This resort has a perfect beach! The setting is just lovely, too, with the main pool built overlooking the ocean. Everything was kept very clean. The spa is the prettiest I have ever visited. Service could have been better-- the staff was overly familiar with the guests and often there were employees standing around with nothing to do. Sometimes it... More

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Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After having heart from several people that the food in that package tourism place is supposed to be good, I was willing to give it another chance. I had one previous bad experience, where the rather unfriendly reception staff could not answer me any questions. Being a Zanzibar resident, living and working on this beautiful island, I know how difficult... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Karafuu exceeded my expectations completely. I normally pay more for a resort but this visit was price sensitive so I was unsure what I would be going to at this great price and was extremely pleasantly surprised on arrival. There were a few issues with wrong beds in rooms which were sorted out by Beatrice (front office manager) who was... More

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Dundee, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 August 23, 2014

* 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 August 21, 2014 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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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*
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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