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Dolphin Bay Resort Zanzibar

P. O. Box 2622, Kizimkazi, Tanzania (Formerly Zanzibar Dolphin View Paradise)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Was there at July 2013. Resort was closed though I was let inside to take a brief look. Nobody anywhere except several guards: the place is closed but the owners are taking the base actions to keep it in semi-conserved condition. As far as I can understand now the place is on sale. The resort itself looks very interesting to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Visited Dolphin Bay Resort in December 2011 - January 2012 along with 2 other friends. This property is at the extreme South corner of the main island, a good 2.0 hour drive from the airport. First look of the resort was imprssive. Huge entrance gate, guarded by the Masai warrior clan. we were welcomed by the manager and offerred welcome... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

The first impression of this lodge was fairly good, nice view, huge chalets/houses, private pools... The feeling however deteriorated fairly quickly. There isn't much to do, can't swim in the ocean due to the reef, not much of a beach to walk on, electrical and water issues, nothing but cupboards in the kitchen and reception staff who overcharges at every... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We spent 8 days there from 28 Dec 2011 to 4 Jan 2012. It has the potential to be a good resort but is lacking in many areas. The buildings are in dire need of maintenance. Our baths and basins did not have plugs. The basin overflowed back into the bath. There were electrical problems with parts of the cottage... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

New name of this resort is 'Dolphin Bay Resort'. Although we have paid for our accommodation almost 3 months in advance, upon arrival we were told that the hotel is overbooked (oversold in fact!!!) and that we have to share the villa with another family for the first 2 nights of our 5 nights stay. This was attributed to old... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Although a beautiful hotel there were some glaring issues.An uncleaned room was given to us with dirty nappies on the floor, it took 4 requests for the room to be cleaned. That was a real theme for us - there was no sense of urgency to get things done by the hotel staff. A stunning infinity pool but no parasols... More 

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Tortola
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

We booked a '3 bedroom prime pool villa' for our family of four, for 4 nights on a bed + breakfast basis for the New Year. We had our first problem on arrival, as we were given a villa with an empty pool at the back of the resort - we were told it was the only villa available and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

My husband and I just returned from one week's excellent holiday at the Dolphin Bay Resort (new name). The Resort consists of 30 large, two-storeyed villas each containing three bedrooms ensuite, two large verandas, private swimming-pool and a beautiful garden. Furthermore there is a small beach, a jetty and a magnificent large pool overlooking the ocean. The housekeeping is thorough... More 

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Thirsk, England, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

This was meant to be a dream holiday but was let down by the reality not meeting the descriptions: No fitness centre - the room was empty No Tennis courts - the tarmac was down but no nets or lines No choice of restaurant or bar No childrens club at all!! we had taken 3 small children with the hope... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

We just been to Dolphin View "Paradise" as part of our honeymoon. First we were shocked that the taxi cost 50USD one way from the airport, They said it is because the petrol is very expensive - don't need to say it's cheaper than in Europe. The villa was nice, too big actually as we had it all to ourselves... More 

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