This is an excellent hotel by African standards. Very stylish, friendly staff, secure.
The food is good, however there was no a la carte option, and make sure you finish your set course dinner otherwise you will be bombarded with questions if you have enjoyed it and why you have not eaten everything.
POWER CUTS every evening remind you that you are in a third world country, but we got used to it by the end of our holiday.
The biggest let down was the shop. The prices are outrageous and the quality is as poor as it can be. We bought flip flops which broke on the 2nd day, goggles which leak water and impossible to use, and the sun screen which had to be re-applied every hour according to instructions. I dont mind paying a premium for good products but these were as bad as Chinese cheap products can be.
The beach is nice and the water is warm, but the tides are very strong and you can only swim for a couple of hours per day.
Having said all that, we had a very nice time at the resort, our villa was great and I loved the design. The same company owns a nearby hotel and I think that they should integrate them in order to offer more facilities and dining options for guest. That way this hotel could attract not only guests who are doing a safari before, but also people coming to Zanzibar for a beach holiday in a five star resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with beautiful arches, hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, hand made furniture and intricate brass lanterns, Baraza offers unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar. Baraza has set a unique standard of luxury accommodation on the island ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baraza Resort And Spa
- Baraza Hotel Bwejuu
- Baraza Resort & Spa Zanzibar/Bwejuu