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Baraza Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Spa   |   Bwejuu, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Bwejuu
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Baraza is a beautiful resort immaculately clean with wonderfully kept gardens and reception rooms.
Our villa was an ocean view and it was stunning .The beds are very large and comfortable. There is a daybed perfect for reading late afternoon, the bathroom was fabulous with walk in shower and a lovely free standing bath, my only criticism is the temperature in the shower was very erratic.
The food is well presented and very enjoyable. The staff cannot do enough for you and are all very polite.
The man made beach was lovely with lots of shade if required and every hour or so staff would appear with lovely fruit punches or anything you required. It was rather annoying that jack Daniels was charged as an extra when it is an all inclusive and certainly not an economy resort.
My main problem with Zanzibar is firstly the airport which is horrendous they are in the process of building another so hopefully this will make travelling to Zanzibar a more enjoyable experience eventually.
Secondly we didn't feel able to leave the confines of Baraza as Zanzibar feels a somewhat volatile place.


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Room Tip: Wish we had gone for an ocean front villa.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 November 13, 2013

After an 8 day safari and desperately needing some R&R, I could not have been at a better place than the Baraza. The ocean front room, the incredible food, the wonderful staff, THE SPA… the only downside to this experience is that I had to leave. Its a long flight from NYC but I'm already dreaming of returning one day!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

wow, what a great place to relax. accomodation top notch, food very delicious, staff ultra friendly and helpful. beach gorgeous, swimming pool huge and private plunge pools even better!
perfect end to our honeymoon, thanks to everyone at the baraza. this place is truly stunning. want to go back now!

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  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Lets get the only negative out first ---its expensive and for most of us only for special occasions. We selected to relax after a safari and stone town( as had many others) and it was perfect. The rooms are fantastic,the service was outstanding and the layout means you have plenty of space by the pool beach or whatever you fancy. The beach is interesting as you can walk out to the reef at low tide and its very pleasant for a stroll albeit there's not alot to see
Its an all inclusive resort but top end for quality with plenty of selection on food --which varies between buffet style and normal menu's and decent wine and the management are visible and nothing is too much trouble. We had 6 nights which was for us about right --however we did have lunch at a restaurant called the rock just up the coast --you have to take a small boat and the views are wonderfull.

Room Tip: they are all good but if you get the option at no extra cost go for the 2 bedroom one's
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Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We have just come back from our second stay at The Baraza. Last year we had one week and at the end of that visit we immediately rebooked for this year for a full 2 weeks. The Resort itself is stunning, the buildings are all well maintained and make a big contribution to the relaxing atmosphere. The staff are exceptional, from the gardeners, housekeepers, waiters and managers - it is obvious that they all work together to ensure that every visitor feels welcome and special which they all do with enthusiasm and grace. They all seem to be able to read minds - offering you just the right thing moments before you thought you wanted it!! The villas are beautifully appointed with their own 'dip' pools, terrace, loungers and gardens as and incredibly spacious - our beachfront villa gave us the most breathtaking view of the beach and ocean every morning. Quite simply Baraza is faultless whether you are looking for a family holiday - there are plenty of water sports, a honeymoon the most romantic of settings, or a complete break to just unwind Baraza must be one of the top resorts in the world. We are already planning our third trip in 2014.

Room Tip: All the villas are fabulous but obviously the beach front is the best option
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Lisboa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

We have a wonderful honeymoon in Baraza! From the room, to the beach, pool, restaurants, food, fantastic service and most important...fantastic people...everything was perfect and delicious!!! hope to return one day :)

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We arrived in Zanzibar following five days on Safari and this was the perfect hotel to relax and unwind in. The setting was beautiful and our villa was better than we expected. It is without doubt the most luxurious hotel we have had the pleasure of staying in.

The food was simply incredible and every meal was always a great experience. The staff were very welcoming particularly Katarina who could not do enough to ensure we were happy.

The beach/swimming pool were great although we did not use the pool much as could be difficult to get a seat whilst we were there. This was no issue as we preferred to be on the beach where it was cooler. The spa was also excellent and definitely worth a visit.

All in all we had an amzing week here and would love to go back in the future for another break in paradise! Thanks to all the staff there who made it a perfect finale to our honeymoon!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Address: Bwejuu, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Bwejuu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bwejuu
#1 Family Hotel in Bwejuu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bwejuu
#2 Spa Hotel in Bwejuu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bwejuu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Baraza Resort & Spa 5*
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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Baraza Resort And Spa
Baraza Hotel Bwejuu
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