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Waikiki Zanzibar Resort

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Kiwengwa Road, Pwani Mchangani 2210, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't stay here but wandered upon it while looking for an afternoon meal. It's a laid back surfer styled hangout which doesn't aspire to be more than that. It's authentic and true to itself which I appreciated. I recommend it for anyone just looking for a simple base while looking to explore Unguja or enjoy water sports. The pizzas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 3 nights in a domino deluxe room. The Waikiki resort has a chilled atmosphere with great music and tasteful Italian food. Service was very helpful and the beach is quiet and pretty. The rooms are comfortable for a 3 star hotel but the bathroom is a bit old. Overall, we had a great time and we would... More 

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Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Peaceful and familiar atmosphere in this small resort. The staff is vey friendly and you can get good food at the restaurant and an excellent pizza cooked in a traditional italian wood-fired oven! But the real gem is the private beach where you can rest or enjoy the amazing tropical water. The rooms are very close to the beach so... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Unless you are desperate, don't waste your time with this place. It's badly designed, badly equipped and badly managed. I am well acquainted with running a beach hotel in a developing country. This leaves just about everything to be desired. Except for a/c in the rooms, I thought I was on the set of Gilligan's Island. Stay away.

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ManagerZanzibar, General Manager at Waikiki Zanzibar Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thankyou for your second review of our property. We have already responded to your other review and we feel that it is not necessary to leave another comment like this. We clearly see that Waikiki wasn't the right place for your group and that the 5* Park Hyatt in town suited you much better Most of our guests... More 

Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were staying in the nearby hotel Next Paradise Boutique and wandered down the beach to eat somewhere new. Thank goodness we found this place! We had the pizza here and it was simply DIVINE. I have spent years in Italy and I can tell you that this is THE BEST PIZZA I have had outside of Italy. Absolutely amazing.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were scheduled to stay at Waikiki Resort in Zanzibar for 2 nights before heading home however after spending one night we decided to leave and return to Stone Town at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar because Waikiki Resort was horrible. The resort had nothing to offer, when we tried to order something from the bar such as wine they had... More 

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ManagerZanzibar, General Manager at Waikiki Zanzibar Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thankyou for taking your time to review our hotel. I would suggest in the future that you should check very clearly with your travel agent before you arrive in a hotel as you may be disappointed The Park Hyatt hotel in Stone Town is a brand new 5* hotel opened just a few months ago with prices starting... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We arrived at Waikiki today and are planning to stay here for three days. Before we booked this hotel, we were looking for a family-friendly hotel and Tripadvisor led us to this hotel. The hotel itself looks ok and we had a pretty good time until we saw them putting up speakers in the late afternoon. We found out then,... More 

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ManagerZanzibar, General Manager at Waikiki Zanzibar Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest I find myself quite shocked at having to reply to this review as everything was resolved during your stay and you were personally grateful with how I handled your requests A few months have passed now since your review was posted on Trip advisor and I would just like to clarify a few points Waikiki has been hosting... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I spent a couple of days at this resort to relax after a tour from South to East Africa. I couldn't have been in a better place than at this little piece of paradise. Staff were absolutely amazing and extremely helpful. Seemed like anything you ask for they can make it happen or at least give it a fair try.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wonderful time in Beatiful place. Staying Waikiki February 2015. Resort is located in marvelous beach (the best one I have seen in Zanzibar). Very Nice and kind stuff (customer orientated). Good italian food (especially pizza), could be a little more cheaper 😄. Very kind Italian owner. Rooms are always clean. Every friday there is Cannibal Party in Waikiki, very interesting... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The location and layout of this littoe oasis is unbeatable.We booked b and b and the breakfastbuffet is stunning.So is the lunch and dinner options. Service team is incredible professional and friendly I have to congratulate the italian owner and his team. 2 thinks are a bit anoying. 1.pizzas are with 12 to 14 us dollars ridiculous overprized. 2.fridays is... More 

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