We stayed here after a Safari (although with hindsight we would probably have stayed at the Arusha coffee lodge for three days relaxation and saved a flight).
We found the staff to be friendly and always keen to respond to our requests. We had a beachfront bungalow (no 7 i think) and the location was perfect. We were happy to sit in the garden or on the day sofa and enjoy the view and the warm breeze. It was very quite and relaxing. The room was basic and comfortable with a few issues on maintainance, loose wires on the bedside lights and the shower head was broken. The bedding was in good order and clean as was the room. We enjoyed the food, it was tasty and well presented and the outdoor restuarant was nice for the evenings and breakfast. The wine was too expensive for me but the beers were well priced.There was a beach bar and hammocks along the deserted beach but we hardly saw anyone use them. We were happy on the clifftop garden.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shooting Star Lodge is a small family-run lodge set on a cliff on the North end of the stunning Kiwengwa beach. Famous for its good local food and intimate atmosphere, the lodge has 3 different types of accommodation: 3 Garden Lodge Rooms, 11 Sea View Cottages, and 2 Monsoon Villas (suites). The fantastic infinity pool has one of the best views on Zanzibar and is the perfect place to cool down. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shooting Star Hotel Zanzibar
- Shooting Star Lodge Zanzibar/Kiwengwa