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Sea Cliff Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Mangapwani, PO Box 1763, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #49 of 141 hotels in Zanzibar
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Top Star Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

The Sea Cliff was one of those resorts that I can say was a top star resort! The hotel is beautiful, rooms sufficiently spacious and the pool area immaculate at all times. The service was out of the top draw. Special thank you to Lameck, who became our friend very quickly! Amazing sun sets sipping cocktails at the jetty where spectacular! The different themed suppers where a treat. I celebrated my birthday whilst on leave and was treated to an incredible seafood meal, with loads of lobsters and prawns. Possibly the only negative was the positioning of our room. We opted for a superior room which should have given us a sea view. This wasn't really the case and next time, we'd definely go with the standard room.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The grounds are gorgeous. A tropical plant specialist must have designed the landscaping. So many beautiful flowering plants, hedges and bushes. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff are so helpful and gracious. The spa was excellent. The location of the resort is a quick 30 minutes north of Stonetown.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Spent a week at Seacliff with my family and loved every second of it. Free Babysitting Service for my 2 kids from 7am - 5pm. Cant wait to go back. Looking forward to those amazing welcome slush drinks.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Spent a week relaxing in this very comfortable hotel after three days in the Masai mara. Had a delux room with whirl pool bath. Sea view rooms looked a little small and only had a shower. Staff very friendly and helpful. Glad we stayed all inclusive , but what was included was open to debate, especially the ice cream ! Food was good quality and all areas clean. The hotel pools were great. The beach was small and the sea tidal so swimming in the hotel pools was a must. A super location to relax and unwind.

Room Tip: Delux rooms definitely the best ! Especially if you like a bath
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The first four days of our stay on island of Zanzibar were at Seasons Lodge on Pongwe Beach, which we highly recommend for a stay at a private, personal paradise! The next three days were at Sea Cliff Resort & Spa. At Seasons Lodge, we were two of about 12 people enjoying the accommodations of the hotel (it truly is small and private). At Sea Cliff, we were two of at least 150 people, yet we never felt like we were lost in the crowd of vacationers. We received first class attention from the staff, from housekeeping to valet services. We highly recommend renting a kayak to float along the shoreline as well as spending relaxing time on the pier reaching over the waters, especially for the beautiful sunsets. All pools are warm and relaxing - I swam in each one. We visited Stone Town, which was scary, but a trip to the local Spice Farm was a lot of fun. If we go back, I'd do the all-inclusive package as lunch, beverages and snacks added up quickly money-wise. I rated Sleep Quality a little lower as our air conditioning unit was very noisy - kept waking us up all night long. Enjoy your visit!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

The stuff stolen my iPhone and htc phone at the hotel, and the client manager was bad at dealing the case. I called the police,and talked to the police. When they were about to search the staff rooms ,one of the staff turned my phones out. My phones are all wet,screen is not working, sounds is not working,and I missed my flight. I would not recommend u stay here,unless u want to lost your valuables

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cam, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed for two weeks in February 2013 and thought the hotel was excellent. It was our first trip to Zanzibar so were unsure what to expect. We were not disappointed. The hotel is set in really beautiful gardens with wonderful shrubs and flowers and all kept immaculately, as was the restaurant and bars. The staff were always attentive and never failed to serve quickly. The food was just the best. Lots of variety, well cooked, delicious and often lobster was served, even on the all inclusive. Our room was a superior room and was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The house staff each evening arranged lovely flower arrangements on the bed. We loved walking out on the pier and jumping into the sea or taking out the catamaran and the private beach just a few minutes walk was great. A lovely sandy small beach set out with beach beds and umbrellas, a bar, an open lounge area and loos. The management team with Kerry, Maggie and Dean were amazing and make sure that everything is run smoothly and efficiently. A brilliant team and we cannot wait to visit again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Address: Mangapwani, PO Box 1763, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Zanzibar
#23 Spa Hotel in Zanzibar
#30 Luxury Hotel in Zanzibar
#36 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sea Cliff Resort & Spa 5*
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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