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“Enjoyable stay, can do better.” 3 of 5 stars
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Nungwi P.O.box 1766, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #57 of 125 Zanzibar B&B and Inns
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay, can do better.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed here for six nights, it is a nice place, with beautiful gardens, less noise compared to the areas along the beach and very clean. Good for relaxing and is affordable compared to other hotels around. Breakfast was very nice, the room had working AC and nice balcony but aren't very spacious though.
About 3mins away from the beach where you can organise for sunset cruise and day trip to go for snorkelling at mnemnba island. The staff are very polite and kind, always smiling and ready to give you information.
However had some small areas been looked into they would've made our stay better: a few things had broken down in our bathroom and even after notifying the management they weren't fixed. Only 2 or 3 tv channels were available, we were asked everyday to wait for subscription to be renewed until when we left, safe wasn't working and only had a manual in chinese, wifi was only available in the dining room. We had to ask for an extra towel and bedsheet almost every day.
There's a few of restaurants in the area with good food and fairly priced.

Room Tip: All the rooms are fairly the same, with ground floor, 1st floor and bungalow options.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

if you plan to stay in nungwi, zanzibar star will be the best place to stay at. the rooms are very clean, the breakfast delicious and the staff friendly and helpful all the time. there is a nice swimming pool with a wonderful garden to relax. the location is perfect because you are far away from the noise of the music in the night on the beach and it takes only 3 minutes to walk to the beach. asante

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Me and my friend stayed 8 nights at the star resort and had a fantatisc time! super service (24hours) beautiful and well equip rooms. even though its not directly at the beach, you have a beautiful green oasis with a pool and only a few minutes walk to the beach.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Zanzibar Star resort is a very nice hotel to stay at. I spend one night there after fleeing the neighboring hostel “James Guest House” (-which is true nightmare).
Zanzibar Star Resort is a new hotel. The rooms are beautiful, clean and comfortable. The staffs are well educated and knows how to provide excellent service to their guests. My experience on Zanzibar is that most people in the tourist business talk highly of their tour but it does not live up to this – feels like they just want to rip people off their money without giving a good experience in return. This is not the case with Zanzibar Star Resort. You get something for your money and the resort is managed very professionally. The breakfast is amazing and the surroundings are beautiful.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

After having a nightmare at the James Guest house (very arrogant owner, very filthy rooms and bathrooms, holes on mosquito nets, non-working fans) we moved to this Hotel, which is situated next to it. It was like coming to a paradise.
The Staffs were very friendly, charming garden, breakfast was super delicious and top quality with freshly squeezed juice and a good restaurant for meals. The AC was working 24 hours and we could have a cool sound sleep.
Cheap and clean and friendly. If you are going to Nungwi, don't miss this Hotel. I bet you wont find a better hotel (in the whole of Zanzibar) at this price.

Room Tip: We stayed on the ground floor and it i was quiet and very nice. The first floor rooms must be nice a...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Arusha, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Such a beautiful setting. The staff really make this hotel...so helpful, friendly and go out of their way for you. The breakfast is really good...always ready within 5 minutes of sitting down. The pool is a beautiful spot to relax. Wifi is available in the eating area...just ask for the password. It is about a 3 minute walk to the beach but we loved this because it put us just far away enough from the crowds... Our own little secluded spot. The hotel is secure and the rooms are incredibly clean, spacious and well fitted with everything...a/c, towels, and a balcony!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed here for Valentine's 2013.

Our room was on the second floor, corner suite, very spacious, clean, lots of closet space and spacious balcony. Wifi, AC and TV in the room. Toilet has lots of towels and good lighting.

Pool was nice in the afternoon- just ask for pool towels. The hotel and pool are fully secure and gated. Very clean grounds and still has the "newly built" feel.

Breakfast was included and was made to order with tea, fresh juice, choice of eggs, sausages, toast, butter, jams, sweet cake, complete in open air breakfast area.

The walk to the ocean and beach front bars, restaurants and entertainment is about 5 minutes. It does get dark in some parts especially when there's no power so always bring a torch. Luckily the hotel has a backup generator when the power goes out (quite common on the island- almost a daily thing).

I would recommend staying here. The area is nice and the staff are very friendly.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Zanzibar Star Resort

Address: Nungwi P.O.box 1766, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 125 B&Bs / Inns in Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zanzibar Star Resort is located at the northern tip of Zanzibar, one hour of scenic ride from Zanzibar International Airport. The hotel is set at 100mt from the vast white sandy beach of Nungwi. Zanzibar Star Resort blends the cultural rhythms with the nature, enhanced by the warm Zanzibar hospitality.If you are looking for comfort and inspiration, Zanzibar Star Resort is the best place to be: the riot of colors, the smell and beauty of our rooms creates a peaceful atmosphere.The hotel has a large garden with swimming pool, fully furnished with sun beds, beach umbrellas and beach towels.Facing the swimming pool there is our small and private restaurant/bar area, where you can find refreshment with our fresh juices and cocktails, surrounded by tropical plants.Zanzibar Star Resort has a total of ten deluxe garden rooms furnished with high quality design furniture, obtained from the unique Zanzibar wood, spacious bathrooms, hot water, Air-condition, fan, mosquito net, LCD satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Each beautiful room is unique and you will always feel at home.Zanzibar Star Resort is a welcome retreat from the pressure of life. It is a place of warmth and relaxation, a home of comforts and little luxuries, a paradise you will never want to leave. ... more   less 

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