The Sea Cliff in Zanzibar is in essence a brilliant resort. What you get here is a 4* star hotel and spa with literally all the amenities one would need on a beach holiday. The rooms are new, well maintained and of decent size. The bathroom was actually great with ample space.
The resort is also coupled with tennis courts, a squash court, pool tables, spa, full fledged gym, a long infinity pool (albeit a little shallow) and an even better secondary pool that overlooks the ocean. The kids also have ample activities so its all good for you to drop the little buggers while enjoying a sun downer by yourself.
The not so good include the lack of a proper beach (the beach is a good 15 min walk and isn't exactly the cleanest on the Island, not to mention the abundance of nosy fishermen) and the food. The food was basically very average buffet style coupled with some a la carte lunches. The chef seemed somewhat confused when making a few dishes: Chicken Tika Masala on American Night? Think he confused Indians and Native Americans there!
Finally, there seems to be a "lack" of activities to do at night. Don't get me wrong, during the mornings, you will be spent but at night things get a little boring. There's a fantastic jetty right on the sea but its empty. Why not put a coffee bar there? The whole resort feels like its lacking potential but nevertheless still a very safe bet if you don't mind the lack of beach access.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Driving into Sea Cliff Resort & Spa you know you have found something special. The 4 km road through a coconut plantation that leads to the hotel is a reminder of the Zanzibar of old. Peace and tranquility, no other hotels or busy roads just open space and palm trees.As you enter the courtyard filled with tropical flowers and palms the view of the ocean stands before you. With our traditional makuti roofs and Arabic towers lit by brass lights you know this is not a typical hotel. Its an hotel built with our location in mind. It is a unique combination of modern facilities mixed with the original exotic architecture of historical Zanzibar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea Cliff Hotel Zanzibar
- Sea Cliff Resort And Spa