We stayed at Tanzanite for 4 nights in January 2011; the hotel is very nicely situated with a pretty garden down to the water and pleasant bungalow accommodation. The power supply is a bit erratic and the water pressure pretty poor so don't expect a cool room or great shower but you make allowances when visiting far flung places! Our two points of major concern are the following: firstly the lagoon is very unsuitable for bathing as it is full of sea urchins - I would not recommend visiting without neoprene boots or sturdy reef shoes. To reach the reef when the tide is out is a long walk! Secondly, the food here is pretty awful. There are few options available other than the hotel restaurant at night and the menu very quickly becomes tiresome - after only two nights we were dreading a visit to the restaurant. The service is very slow and the choice pretty limited. I must say though that the staff during our stay were on the whole lovely, and especially caring, as my other half had gone down with a nasty case of food poisoning in Stone Town prior to our stay and they provided a very soothing sweet spicy tea which made her feel much better. Think carefully before booking here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tanzanite Beach Resort is situated on a beautiful beach in Nungwi, on the northwestern side of paradise island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Accommodation is in 18 tastefully decorated self-contained double bungalows, all with private balconies and magnificent views over the Indian Ocean. Whether you are looking for a special family vacation, a romantic getaway or business with pleasure, Tanzanite Beach Resort makes sure that your stay is comfortable, fun and relaxation.Karibu! Welcome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tanzanite Beach Hotel Nungwi
- Tanzanite Beach Resort Zanzibar/Nungwi