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Tamarind Beach Hotel

2.0 of 5 East Coast, Uroa, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was in a terrible condition in fact the place is badly maintained. Blood stained walls, brojen mosquito nets, no shower doors and the shower drain is next to toilet. Very unhygienic to say the least. If you a frequent traveller, then this is an absolute waste if money. I spent one night of my planned 6 nights and the... More 

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Dear Guest, I understand you had many grievances at our place, we are sorry for this. The reason I did not want to talk to you on the phone is that you already had told our manager that you want a refund or else.... bad review! Guests who use bad review as a threat I will not listen to. 2... More 

Bradford, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked and paid for prior to arrival for 6 days. The hotel is beyond run down and is truly DISGUSTING! There was blood on the walls, old, dirty linens, rusted out refrigerator, no shower curtain and the drain for the shower located on the opposite side of the bathroom. All curtains were hung by a rusty nail and some broken... More 

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Horten, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is terrible and we would not recommend it to ANYONE! No value for money what so ever. One of our rooms were occupied when we arrived and we had a hard time getting another one. The rooms we got were filthy and the sheets dirty. The rooms are in serious need of renovation because they have not been... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited Tamarind Beach Hotel with a friend in August 2014. First things first, I was very impressed by the level of service provided. Starting from the quick response to my e-mail queries (by Trond) to being provided with clear directions to the property. The hotel is perfect - amazing food (the best we had in Zanzibar), the location is... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We arrived here to Tamarind Beach Hotel, Uroa Beach, Zanzibar yesterday and it is absolute heaven! The hotel is deserted as it is low season (still cannot understand why no-one else here???? - this must be the best place in all of Zanzibar!!!!) The beach is stunning - much much better than Nungwi! - clean white sand for for the... More 

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Avoca, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We've been coming to this beach guest house for years and love it. It's for travellers not tourists. If you don't need soul-less five star luxury - where you could be anywhere in the world - and you're happy to live simply and save your money so that others can simply live this is a great place to be. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There was no security gate,Windows & screens broken, so did not feel safe to leave valuables in room. the grounds/rooms were not maintained & in need of serious renovation.The bathroom smelled and our toilet had no seat. The manager on duty did not seem concerned even after we changed rooms 3 times -he also hassled us about booking tours.Mosquito nets... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

When we stayed in Tamarind, we were the only guests in the hotel and it was raining. So it was probably not the best timing! But the staff was friendly, and the food was great, especially the chicken in mushroom sauce. Don't get the pizza though, far too greasy. The location is great: very calm, right on the beach, and... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Great location, right by the beach and very quiet and safe. Rooms are spacious but are in lack of renovation and general maintenance. Sheets were not clean and I should not have looked under the bed... There is no AC which indeed is needed at night. The staff is very welcoming, friendly and service minded, especially the driver, mr. Rama.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We had booked the Tamarind for 9 nights over Christmas, however we left after 5 nights so we could explore Stone Town. The location is great for those who want a quiet relaxing beach holiday. Lovely sea breeze and quiet beach. Friendly staff, especially Haji the bar-man. Rooms need updating. One of our windows was blown off by the strong... More 

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Address: East Coast, Uroa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Uroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tamarind Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Tamarind Beach Hotel Zanzibar, Tanzania

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