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Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Kendwa Beach | P.O. Box 1543 Kendwa (north coast) Zanzibar, Kendwa, Tanzania   |  
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“great, great, great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed in the hotel in november for 2 nights. It was a really pleasent stay. The beach is great, the staff very friendly, animation program also cool. But watch out on the beach volleyballcourt, there is a hard electric box in the midle.
The food is very good, we especialy liked the menu diner, which was beautifully decorated and well served.
The only thing, which wasn't our cup of tea, was the behavior of the staff at the buffet dinner - they were too helpfull. As soon you filled your plate with food and went for the table, the staff took the plate and caried it to the table. It is really nice, but it was a little too much for me.
The rooms are just great! Big, with nice interior, teamaker and cosmetics. It is definetly a honeymoon destination.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramdeo B, Directeur général at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for having chosen to stay at Gold Zanzibar and for having taken time to write your views.We are pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay.We take note of your comment regarding the volleyball ground and wish to inform you that the needful has already been done.We hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you again in the future for another Gold Experience.Best regards from all of us.RamdeoB.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I went to Gold Zanzibar for 2 weeks in October. The hotel, in Kendwa is one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed at. The hotel reception with thatched roof leads down to the stunning golden sandy beach, with clear blue sea. Constant attention is given to the gardens around the hotel with beautiful flowers. Within the room was a huge comfortable four poster bed, built from traditional local timber, with patio doors leading to a veranda where you could enjoy the sea views and evening sunset. All the staff were friendly, helpful and professional. The food was delicious with a wide choice of chicken, local fish or beef dishes served in one of two restaurants. The Spa offers massages by attentive staff who left leave you feeling totally calm.and relaxed Overall a first class hotel, amazing location, with every attention to detail, to provide guests with a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ramdeo B, Directeur général at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Martyn,
I remember having met you on several occasions during your stay.Thank you for having expressed your views and we are indeed very pleased that your stay with us has been great.We are happy that you liked the comfort of our spacious room, the food, the location and the quality of our food. Your comments motivate us to go further looking for greater guests' satisfaction.Thank you.We hope to see you again at Gold. Best Regards from all of us.RamdeoB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Positives:
- Rooms are big and very confortable;
- Internet is good;
- Breakfast is good;
- Beach in front is fantastic;
- Staff are very nice.

Negatives:
- Toilet does not give you privacy;
- Because of the tides, you can not walk much on the beach around, but that's not the hotel fault;
- Food is ok, not great.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramdeo B, Directeur général at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Dear aleksvp,
We value your comments and wish to thank you for having stayed at Gold Zanzibar. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.It will be another pleasure hosting you again in the future. Once more, thank you so much.
Kind regards.
Ramdeo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have been in Gold Zanzibar for 10 days in August 2013. I have travelled quite a lot around the world (either for business or leisure) and I must admit that this hotel ranks among the best I have ever tried.
Location is amazing, straight on the sea with romantic ocean views (stongly suggested the ocean views rooms).
Service is impeccable with a touch of nice courtesy from every member of the staff.
Excursions are very well organized and let you discover the little secrets of Zanzibar...the real plus on top of the total-relaxation offered by the hotel.
Thinking of returning there for the honey-moon.

Frank

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramdeo B, Directeur général at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Franco I,
Thank you very much for having taken time to share your views following your stay at Gold.
We are pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and that you are thinking of coming back here for your Honey Moon. We,at Gold, will be so delighted to welcome you again and make sure that your next stay be even more wonderful and memorable .Kind Regards
Ramdeo.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I went to Gold Zanzibar just a few months after its opening and had a great experience.First of all, the location: Kendwa is the best beach on Zanzibar, the tide is much less strong than on the other sides of the island, there is white perfect sand and from there it's possible to enjoy the wonderful sunsets on the ocean with the characteristic fishers' boats passing by.
Gold is right on the beach, we spent our days enjoying the beach and the huge swimming pool.
The resort is beautiful, we stayed in the deluxe ocean view room and we loved it: it's new, elegantly furnished, quite large and the decorations are well refined. Of course, getting a room with ocean view in that setting can make the difference, but the whole resort has very high quality standards.
The staff is very professional and helpful, we appreciated especially the spa and the restaurant. Talking about food, the owners are Italian, and they make sure you have a good experience also during your meals (there is international and local food, fresh fish etc).

Overall we loved staying there and we would definitely go back there. we had a special and relaxing week after our 4-day safari in inland Tanzania and staying at Gold was the perfect end of our trip. Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramdeo B, Directeur général at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Stefania C,
Thank you for having chosen to spend your holiday at Gold. It has been a pleasure hosting you. We are so pleased that your stay was enjoyable, that you like our spacious comfortable rooms and the great beach of white sand and the other facilities we offer. .We look forward to seeing you again at Gold. Thank you again.Kind Regards from us all.Ramdeo.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Gold for our honeymoon, and had a fantastic time. The hotel had less than a year before, so everything was brand new. The rooms are very spacious, with large bath tubs, huge, incredibly comfortable beds. There is a massive pool and a well spaced out sun loungers on a stunning beach.
The great thing about Kendwa beach is that there is always water (in contrast to some of the East Coast beaches) and you get stunning sunsets. There are also a bunch of nice bars and restaurants along the beach if you dont want to stay the whole time in the hotel.
The rooms are in modern bungalows that do not have a particular Zanzibarian feel, but we liked that because it is not pretending to be something it is not.
They also have a nice spa where we had some great massages.
The staff was incredibly friendly and very professional.
The one criticism I would have is that drinks are quite expensive in comparison to the other places around (we ended up going for sunset drinks to the bar at the Kendwa Rocks, which is a really fun bar!) and that the dining area lacks a bit of personality (it is quite big, and too brightly lit). However, the hotel compensates for that by doing dinner around the pool and on the beach on some nights which was great!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ramdeo B, Directeur général at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guests,
We have been very pleased to host you at Gold and thank you for having chosen to be among us. Your comments bring encouragement and motivation to all of us and we will keep on searching for the satisfaction and well being of our guests. Thank you again and we will be more that delighted to welcome you for another Gold Experience. Kind Regards. Ramdeo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The resort was really beautiful. The front desk person (Ayesha) remembered my name 2 days later. The public spaces were immaculate and beautiful. There were not many people there, I guess because they had only opened 6 months ago. The rooms were very spacious and clean. Nice bedding. The pool was gorgeous and the little huts on the beach were perfect. The security guard kept hawkers at bay, which I really appreciated. The food was good, not a buffet for dinner, which I appreciated . Some food was very good, but in Tanzania, I did not have any outstanding food, which is just the way it is! I'd recommend this resort to anyone

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ramdeo B, Directeur général at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear nancy 072260,
Thank you for expressing your views following your stay at Gold Zanzibar.It was a pleasure hosting you and we are pleased that you have had a pleasant stay here, enjoying the spacious room, the gorgeous pool of this beautiful resort.We hope to welcome you again for another Gold Experience. Regards from all of us at Gold. Ramdeo
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Address: Kendwa Beach | P.O. Box 1543 Kendwa (north coast) Zanzibar, Kendwa, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kendwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Kendwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEACH SUITE WITH PAVILLON- NEW ROOM CATEGORYLocated directly on the beach and have a easy access to pool area and to the beach. They have a private pavillon with comfortable sofa, chair and table. The perfect place to read,to relax,to get a rich breakfast and for romantic ones to get unforgettable romantic candle light diner. ... more   less 
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