Here is our experience with Simba Beach:
We went to Simba beach hotel second week of January.
We wanted to stay for 2 nights, but finally we left the next day.
The place is not bad, with really good food. Chantal the manager is very nice.
Is not really expensive for what you get. This hotel is really new and everything is clean.
But... few points: everything begins with coming in. you come in in a patio full of junk, broken chairs, bicycles, hanging laundry... Chantal, if you read this.. the first impression is the must important. Decoration is not bad. It is a pity from the tiles they put on the flor of the rooms and terrace. They are the kind of tiles you find in a second hand apartment in the out squirts of Napoli. Colored concrete is so much nicer in a place like Zanzibar!!!
They have 3 dogs that are following you everywhere and pissing on the beach where you go bare foot to swim of walk. They bark you awake in the middle of the night.
The manager was watching tv very load the whole time we where there.
When electricity cuts ( this happens at least once a day in Zanzibar) they have a really noisy generator just besides the bedrooms!!! Nice to get sleep...And then the location... The beach is nice bad so full of tourist as Benidorm beach. You don't do such a big trip to find the same than at home!!! OK, you can say that for 50 dollars you can't expect more. It's maybe true, but again with a little effort from the manager would be much better.