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“Make sure you visit the bellevue !” 5 of 5 stars
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Bellevue Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   P.O. Box 364 | Stone Town, Bwejuu, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Bwejuu B&B and Inns
Den haag
1 review
“Make sure you visit the bellevue !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Very nice management , friendly staff, excellent food! The rooms are very comfortabel and the lounge/restaurant is very cosy and inviting. Of the five places we visited on zanzibar this guesthouse was one of the best.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We have stayed at Bellevue for 12 days during the last week of December and the first week of 2013! If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, next to the beach, with friendly staff and comfortable rooms, THIS IS IT!
Trips can be arranged anywhere you like to go. We enjoyed kite-surfing, diving, scooter trips, and a SUP-tour in the mangroves! The food is great and the menu changes every day!
We can recommend Bellevue to anyone! Asante!!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We've been here for a week after 8 days safari in Kenya. It's a nice, charming guest-house with very nice rooms. We had a standard room in tropical style, with a nice place outside to sit with an amazing view on the sea. The restaurant serve very good meals, every day the menu changed. We rent a scooter for 3 days to day, walked along the beach and even there was time for kite-surfing. The local staff was always kind and smiling. We want to come back ! Rien & Jose Idema

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights during NYE. Very relaxed, small size guesthouse with just a few rooms.
Stayed in a standard room which has a spacious bathroom, rooms are sprayed nightly and have 2 fans, so had no issues wiht the heat or mosquitos.
Enjoyed both lunch & dinner in the restuarant a few times, all freshly prepared, enough to choose from and very tasty! There are also a few bars/restaurants directly left and right on the beach if you want some change.

The local staff takes great care of all your needs/wants and does so with a smile.

The management offers a variety of tours, of which we did quite a few. All were delivered on time and as agreed, and were reasonably priced. Can highly recommend renting a scooter to go around the southern end of the island. Stand Up Paddling (SUP) in the Mangroves is fun as well.

The properry is away from the big resorts so you get to see a lot deserted beached :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We just came back from the Kilimanjaro and went straight from Moshi to Bellevue Guesthouse in Zanzibar. It is a charming guesthouse with cozy bungalows. The rooms are well furnished and clean! The restaurant serve good meals with a daily variation of the menu.

It is a really nice place to relax, but the guesthouse also offer a lot of trips and the staff is willing to help you with all your questions. The European staff is excellent. They really know the places to go to and they help you with even the smallest things. They even managed to send my lost watch back to the Netherlands! I would definitely recommend bellevue guesthouse!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kandahar, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

After a disaster at a nearby place we found this charming little collection of neatly kept guest bungalows, with a cozy open air restaurant perched above the beach. The rooms are clean and basically bug-free; no easy fix in Zanzibar. Rooms are simple in keeping with tropical style but the European hosts make sure you have everything you could need.

When planning your Zanzibar trip, decide what part of the island you want to be on first, then select the hotel. If you are coming to the East Coast I heartily recommend Bellevue Guest House and restaurant.

- Christopher, USA

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zanzibar4, Manager at Bellevue Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Christopher & Natalia,

Thank you very much for all your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you and to help you spend your last days of your holiday with a good feeling!

Warm regards,
Bernard, Nicoline & Bellevue Staff
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I have stayed in Bellevue Guesthouse last february (I forgot to post my review, sorry!). From the moment I arrived, I felt at home. The welcoming and beautiful decorated restaurant is a great and comfortable place to sit and read a book or use the wifi. You also get easy in touch with other travellers and before you know you share a big table at night having dinner together.

The rooms in Bellevue are spacious and all you see inside is made on Zanzibar, what a great thing to do. I am sure local crafts people are happy with the work they can do for Bellevue.
Food in Bellevue is great both fish and meat. Together with a cold beer every evening is a small party!

Trips around Zanzibar are quickly arranged by the employees of Bellevue. There is lots to do! Snorkling, visiting a spicegarden, going to Stonetown and so on. My best trip was the walk around the beach and in the sea, where local women are harvesting seaweet and working with coconuts. Part of the money for the excursion goes directly to the women.

Cycling on the beach was great to do and having a look at the kitecentre the belongs to Bellevue owner Dim as well. I am not a kitesurfer, but I met many people having a great time at the kitecentre and on the water.

I stayed 2 weeks at Bellevue Zanzibar and I enjoyed every minute of it. Melanie and Dim created a small paradise where you easily feel at home, they are doing a GREAT job together with all other staff.

Bye!
Debby

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Address: P.O. Box 364 | Stone Town, Bwejuu, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Bwejuu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Bwejuu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bellevue Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and enjoy the hospitality in our cosy Guesthouse, north of Bwejuu, on the southeast coast of Zanzibar! The area of our guesthouse is a great place to relax and just 50 meters away from the beach. Wake up every morning with the beautiful sunrise and a fresh fruit juice. Discover the delicate food from our restaurant. With local fresh sea food and other fresh ingredients we serve local and international orientated dishes on a daily changing menu!Enjoy our green garden, where you read your book in the lounge area, hammocks or on your own private terrace. Take a nice relaxing walk on the stretched white beaches, and enjoy the spectacular colors and tide changes of the ocean.After you done relaxing go for a kitecourse on the amazing beach and waters of Paje. If this is too hectic let our professional tour guide mr. Mussa reveals Zanzibar's secrets in a Spice Tour, Stone Town City tour or a Dolphin Tour. Go on a Safari Blue, Sea Safari or let our partners take you on their professional organised dive and snorkel trips.We support the local NGO, by organising the Sea Safari where this income directly benefits the local projects organised by the NGO.Bellevue is a small personal Guesthouse, we hope to give you a homy feeling...There is always staff around or one of our management to assist you with any question you may have!Karibu Sana!Melanie & the Bellevue staff ... more   less 
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