Can't say I enjoyed may stay here, although the location is great. I experienced the same problem as a previous reviewer with currency conversion when trying to pay the bill using cash. They insisted the US dollars were converted to Canadian dollars (the owners now reside in Canada but are locals) before that got converted to Tanzania shillings. Absolute robbery, this place deserves to go bankrupt for sharp practice like that.
Couple this with the fact that they are charging exclusive resort prices for a 3* experience, a creepy restaurant manager that indicated he would like to have a homosexual liaison, no free bottled water in the room - not one little bottle in a country where you dare not touch the tap water! This resort sucks and it does so as a result of owner and management policy. I even had to step over a dog turd when I walked past the manager talking to a couple of members of staff on the narrow path to the beach between the final row of huts. Of course, you would expect that the offending faecal matter would have been removed 5 hours later, wouldn't you? After all, it was on the main route to the beach that just about everyone had to use and the management could not have failed to see it. Of course, you'd be wrong. It was still there 5 hours later - sums the place up, really.
The ordinary staff that work there were very nice and I feel sorry for them having to work at such place.
I could write a really long review of this place but it doesn't deserve the effort. I'll just say Do Not Stay Here. If you decide to ignore that advice good luck.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kendwa Beach resort is located in the North Coast, Zanzibar and is also known as Eden Village. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eden Village Kendwa Beach Resort Zanzibar