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Sazani Beach Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   po Box 4200, Nungwi, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #14 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“perfect getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I stayed at Sazani Beach Hotel with 3 colleagues. We couldn't have been happier with our choice! The food was excellent and the beach was amazing.

Unlike many of the (much pricier) hotels further north, the beach in front of Sazani has plenty of dry sand even during high tide. (At other hotels the water reaches all the way to the rocks, leaving no beachfront.) Having walked all the way around the western to eastern side of the northern peninsula, Sazani truly has one of the best beaches around. We found no need for a/c in the rooms.

The rate was unbelievably affordable especially compared to other hotels.

Nikki was also a very attentive, considerate hostess.

YOu won't regret staying here!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I came here last year and returned this spring with my boyfriend. It was just as peaceful, beautiful, and relaxing as I'd remembered. Sazani's owners and manager are working hard to make the property environmentally low-impact, which is a rarity on Zanzibar with huge resorts. The staff goes out of their way - we got an impromptu free cooking class after my boyfriend commented how much he loved the calamari. Highly, highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

I came here after 2 weeks of volunteering in Arusha. It was perfect! A quiet gem off the beaten path of the center of Nungwi. There are several other resorts around it but if you don't want to leave you don't have too! They can arrange day excursions and tours if you like. My biggest decision every day was where to read my book. The owners are wonderful hosts and are doing great work in the Zanzibar community. Its affordable, has wifi, good food, a great little bar, and really nice guests. The rooms have nets, ceiling fans and are simple but comfortable. The beach is just steps away and you are far enough away that the salesman do not bother you. I cannot wait to return here!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Stayed here 11.2.12 for 2 days with a group of work colleagues. This is Zanzibar at its best. Excellent food served and a lovely bar selling reasonable priced drinks. Omar the barman was an asset to this establishment. Great beach jist like the photos of perfect beaches and more. I hope to return.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Sazani is a fantastic hotel with amazing oceans views from its bungalows. The beach is only a short walk from Nungwi but far enough away from the town that there are no touts or hawkers so you can enjoy your slice of paradise undisturbed. There is also a kite surfing school at the hotel. Having walked around the entire northern peninsula I believe the views are unsurpassed and for a fraction of next doors establishments prices. Staff are excellent, headed by the absolutely fantastic manager Nikki who did all she could to make my stay as enjoyable as possible.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Quiet, beautiful hotel on a gorgeous beach. This is not for people who like lots of activity but are looking to truly relax and receive excellent service. The staff is wonderful, the food delicious and the beach is the best around.
And best of all it is affordable on an otherwise expensive island!
Having an individual bungalow was so special and then joining fellow travelers for meals was such fun. We met great people from around the world.
You can walk to a neighboring fishing village but there really is nothing to do there.
Perfect for getting away from it all!

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Me and my girlfriend stayed here just after new years 2012. The hotel has idyllic views out over the ocean and is run by a wonderful Irish lady called Nikki.

The staff are friendly and happy to organise any excursions you're interested in.

The food is freshly prepared every day and I didn't have a meal there that I didn't like!

Much quieter than some other places in Zanzibar, ideal for those who want to get away from it ALL.

Also was quite interesting watching the kite surfers on the beach!

  • Stayed January 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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Additional Information about Sazani Beach Hotel

Address: po Box 4200, Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sazani Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Feel like a castaway at our 10 room beach lodge, a perfect paradise for beach lovers, kite surfers and divers. An oasis of calm just five minute taxi ride from Nungwi's busy strip of music bars and hotels. Our bungalows are designed in a traditional Swahilli style with coconut thatch roofs in a tropical garden setting, each with a sea view and sandy path down to our secluded pristine beach and the turquoise ocean. Stay with us and help us to develop our sustainability ethos to be an environmentally and socially responsible hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sazani Beach Hotel Zanzibar/Nungwi

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