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Diamonds La Gemma dell' Est
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nungwi Road, Nungwi 2019, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #8 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Diamonds La Gemma is great. it is so beautiful and large.
We went at a quiet time of year and the hotel was not fully booked. i can imagine that when it is fully booked then it gets a little cramped and a bit much. but we loved our stay.
The food is incredible, especially the lasagne.
The staff are very friendly.
The rooms are large with a large garden at the back with beautiful views of the beach and sea.
We met some lovely people on holiday who we have stayed in touch with and still see a year later.
We had a fantastic time
The Safari Blue tour is a definite must!

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

La Gemma is wonderful although they could improve on food and activities. There are 4 different restaurants but only 2 are included in their Fully inclusive package. The other 2 are extra restaurants and totally under utilized. Food it a key experience in a foreign world and unless you are willing to pay extra you are limited to basic eurpoean food. Another aspect to improve are the watersports - again extra. The boats etc remain unused and dry on the beach when in fact these could give holiday makers thrills across the beautiful zanzibar ocean. The hotel remains wonderful and the staff friendly and a major highlight in our stay - however le Gemma could learn a thing or two from Mauritian resorts which all inclusive truly is all inclusive, waterskiing and all!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Large beautiful grounds surround this hotel which has a delightful pool complex right on the edge of the beach.
The staff are all excellent - always cheerful and extremely helpful.
The bedroom was very good, although my wife would have preferred a bath as well as the excellent shower.
The food is good but with only two restaurants available for the all inclusive price tag, one's eating options are limited to the main restaurant which is buffet style - breakfast, lunch and dinner- and the poolside bar/restaurant which has a very limited menu. The two other, pay, restaurants were empty most of the time we were there and so my own view is that the hotel would be better to scrap these and increase the offering in the poolside restaurant - a BBQ would not be difficult to arrange.
I would also liked to have seen some senior members of management walking around just talking to the guests but I didn't.
Having said all this, and having lived and worked in Africa, this is the best hotel I have stayed in in Africa - just a bit more effort and choice and I would have given it 5 stars.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Having read some disappointing reviews of La Gemma, we were not sure what to expect. The hotel is in a great setting and the gardens are beautiful and well maintained. It is a large site but we enjoyed walking through the grounds. (Buggies are available for those who do not wish to walk)
We received a warm welcome and were pleased to find that our room (on level 1), overlooked the beach and was well appointed and very clean.
All the staff were truly excellent - friendly and eager to help.
Buffet breakfast was situated in the main restaurant and offered plenty of choice.
The choice at lunch was either buffet style in the main restaurant or, our preferred option, in the beach bar with waiter service where the limited menu offered fish, sandwiches, pasta etc.(A couple of daily specials would be a welcome addition) The Swahili dinner on Friday evenings was good.
Although the staff were, without exception, excellent,we did not see the Manager at any time during our stay and felt that a more visible approach would be beneficial.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt that this was a four star hotel that with just a little thought and improvement, could be outstanding.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Newtown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

For Zanzibar standards quite a large hotel, but very well run by a Swiss company PLAN hotels.
Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful, accommodation excellent and facilities very good in a stunning location overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Restaurants were varied but although fully inclusive you still had to pay extra for two of the restaurants on the jetty.
Entertainment was good with an African feel to it and the weather was mid thirties just about bearable while we had minus temperatures back in UK with snow and frost. Yes I would return.

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  • Stayed January 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We have just had a week in the Samburu & the Masi Mara on safari . It was the most fantastic holiday,

Our week in Diamonds was a very pleasant time , great food, good location, lovely grounds , very friendly, but they do have a problem with a very strong sulpher smell coming from the sea/ beach.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We spent five days here after a 9 day safari - the aim was to switch off and relax, not to see Zanzibar which we had done before. The place was beautiful, spotlessly clean, and very well staffed. The staff were the friendliest, and most helpful I have ever encountered, and the place never seemed crowded although it was at full occupancy. We stayed as a family, but would be equally happy to spend a few days there for a romantic couples break.

  • Stayed August 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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Address: Nungwi Road, Nungwi 2019, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Diamonds La Gemma dell' Est 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Near the Kendwa Rocks on NW coast. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Diamonds La Gemma Dell` Est Hotel Zanzibar
La Gemma Dell Est Zanzibar
Gemma Del Est
Diamonds La Gemma Dell' Est Zanzibar/Nungwi

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