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“Excellent experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi

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DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nungwi Village P.O. Box 2651, Nungwi 2651 , Tanzania   |  
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Excellent experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Located at the northernmost point of Zanzibar, right next to Nungwi village, with a view on all the fishing activity. Comfortable and clean room, kind and professional staff, very tasteful food -both buffet and set menu's: fresh fish, excellent curries... we're spoiled Belgians, and we loved it. We passed a very nice and peaceful week there. Recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Doubletree Hotel accompanies a white sandy beach on the tip of Zanzibar. The entire experience is first class with attentive staff, luxurious furnishings, and great food. Although Stone Town is interesting to visit, stay at this hotel for a very memorable experience. Taxi driver Yousef Juma at 255 777 419 127 is reliable for transportation around the island.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stephan S, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Traveldudworldwide,

Congratulations!! You posted review Number 200 thank you so much!!! We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay so much. Please visit us again, you're always welcome.
On the round number, a drink is of course on us :-)

Sunny regards!!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Hotel was great - Hilton - good good fine, Food not fantastic, but not bad either. Service... so so.

TIP - If you've come to Zanzibar looking for broad, white sandy beaches and peaceful tropical island paradise - DONT GO TO NUNGWI! There are sooo many tourists, hotels, bars, discos, restaurants and beach salesmen!!!!

I'm no expert in Zanzibar, but I've been there 3 times and there's a beach nearby called Matemwe(southwest of Nungwi) which is REALLY nice! The hotels there are smaller and private and there a NO SALESMEN on the beach.

(IF YOU'RE A DIVER - MNEMBA ATOLL has the best diving I've ever experienced. This can be reached from both Nungwi and Matemwe.)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

we had a fab stay at Nungwi even thou its not a fancy 5 star property , the raw beauty of nature made it for us the hotel grounds small but nice ,staff very attentive and rooms spacious . there is on the right hand side of the hotel "restaurant" i mean it looks like a HUT but the chap is most friendly man on earth , we seriously took a p..s out of that place at first until we tried food there , i dont think i ever ate tastier fish steak in my life! as simple as that every night after we ate there for 17 days!!!!! During the day he was just simply asking what we fancy tonight to eat so he can get it fresh from sea and cook for us . honestly dont be put off by hygienic factor , we still alive .

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This was the perfect place to stay after 3 weeks of roughing it in the bush. It was clean, comfortable and in a great location. Our children really enjoyed it here and never got bored. It's right on the beach, has a pool,on-site water sport rentals and pool/ping pong tables. The food was good most nights. It's a buffet so we were always able to find something the kids would eat. The staff was friendly and helpful and even took us on a tour of the local village.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Nice view, on the beach, and surroundings are very interesting, getting to know the local villagers. Food not that great but you can get other meals within 10 min walk. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Rooms clean, big and comfy. Nice pool area with bar ordering within the pool. Gym equipment good except for cardio equipment, not working. Overall good.

Room Tip: Pool view or sea view, both very good but with the pool view you can still have a view of the beach...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stephan S, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Marius,

thank you very much for choosing Doubletree by Hilton Zanzibar for your Business Trip.
Our Gym will be upgraded soon as we are expecting the shipping to arrive Tanzania in the near future.
Thank you also for the catalogue, good to know a supplier!!

Sunny Regards!!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I spent eight days here split into 4 days either side of trip to Dodoma in the country so I had 2 different rooms- they were both lovely. the rooms are huge, nicely furnished and have a real old style feel to them. Food is good here too and you are just 1 5 minute walk down to a little shopping area with restaurants, ATM and shops. Whats so breathtaking about this hotel is the outdoor veranda.. its huge and stretches across to give a stunning view of the sea... enough to revive a tired soul!

Room Tip: Ask to be in building 2, close to the sea if you like a view..
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Address: Nungwi Village P.O. Box 2651, Nungwi 2651 , Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#10 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#10 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unwind at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar-Nungwi, set on the most northern tip of Zanzibar in Tanzania. Feel valued and cared for on arrival with a freshly baked DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie. Relax in a spacious guest room with a private balcony and ocean panoramas or upgrade to a two-room suite and feel pampered with a 30-minute house massage, fully stocked mini bar, and daily fruit basket.Boasting a traditional Zanzibar style with Makuti palm leaf roofs, this Nungwi hotel offers spectacular sea views and direct beach access. Relax on pristine, white sand with sun beds and parasols and explore the tropical waters while scuba diving or snorkeling. Plunge into the outdoor, freshwater pool or sip on cocktails and fresh fruit juices from Dolphin’s pool bar. Continue your exercise routine in the modern fitness center or enjoy morning yoga on the beach.Savor innovative international and fusion specialties at Fisherman Bar & Grill before admiring the Zanzibar sunset and trying authentic Shisha aromatic tobacco. Enjoy traditional, live entertainment at Ngalawa Restaurant and savor delicious local cuisine next to the beach.Celebrate your dream wedding with stunning, exotic backdrops, host your special event on the beach, or choose from three flexible function rooms for your next corporate meeting of up to 100 guests. Stay productive in the well-equipped business center and enjoy complimentary parking and WiFi throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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