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“The worst hotel ever!” 1 of 5 stars
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Blu Marlin Village
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Kumba Urembo | Kumba Urembo, Kiwengwa, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“The worst hotel ever!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We chose this hotel for our honeymoon based on the price and the reviews on here but they are very misleading. At every stage we were required to pay more money. The lunch meals were extremely overpriced and we were ripped off on the pick up and drop off at the airport. The drinks are more expensive than we'd paid in london!

The room was fairly clean but there was limited water and the bedding was not completely clean. However the worst part was the food. The breakfast was toast and juice, nothing else really. For the evening we had to give our order in after breakfast but there was no menu and all we were offered was meat and chips every day. Even though we'd already paid for this we ended up eating in a different complex, which gave a three course meal for the same price as the meat and chips we had to have each day for lunch.

None of the staff spoke English, just Italian and they made us feel really unwelcome. We had chosen Zanzibar because we are keen scuba divers but the hotel didnt make any accomodations for us to have breakfast before we left (only 15 mins before breakfast officially opened at 8am) and becasue we were not there during the day they wouldnt make us dinner. The diving was amazing and if we had been able to save any more money we would have definately swapped hotels. Whatever you do DONT STAY HERE!!

Room Tip: just dont stay here you wont be made welcome. We were kicked out at 12 and driven to the airport 7 h...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kumba Urembo | Kumba Urembo, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kiwengwa
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blu Marlin Village 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BluMarlin Village is in the most peaceful area of the splendid beach of Kiwengwa Zanzibar with its coconut palms and tropical plants not far away is the villafe of Kumba Orembo all around is a scenario of transparent crystalline water and a white beach where one can encounter children who live in the beach huts. ... more   less 
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