This is the first time we have put a review on trip advisor but we recently got married and trip advisor played a huge part in booking our honeymoon so we felt we would be doing it and the hotels we stayed disservice if we did return the favour.
We booked Makuti based on the info and pictures we saw on this site and we have to say it turned out to be everything we hoped for and more!!! From the very start being met at the airport by our lovely driver Lucas who could not have been more helpful. He pointed out many places of interest on our drive to the hotel and even went out of his way to help us find an ATM that was working so we could get cash.(it can be difficult to get cash from ATMs in stonetown especial toward the weekend when they seem to run out, and there are no ATMs at any if the resorts.
When we arrived at Makuti we were greeted by Hassan the manager who looked rafter booking us in and gave us a juice cocktail to welcome us.Madja also tended the bar and kitchen and both are a great asset to the place
The Accomadation at Makuti is exactly as it looks in the pictures on the website. It is clean and simple exactly what we were looking for. The service was excellent without being too 'in your face' as many resorts can be. We were left to our own devices and if we want something all we had to ask. The owner of the resort Peter found be a lovely friendly guy who help us out with advice and transport many times. He is very relaxed from what we saw and nothing was any problem for him. Unfortunatey his wife Mabel was away while we were there but we might meet on a return visit :-)
We had no problems with ants but because the resort is literally ' on the beach' the odd one mite get under the door. We solved this by putting a towel across the bottom of the door at night
We had the front beach bungalow and really you could not be nearer the sea it was just amazing. You never even have to put flip flips never mind shoes.the room itself was big enough and the bathroom the same.
We really thought this place was paradise and would recommend it to all couples and honeymooners alike who are looking for something that little bit different from the 'usually run of the mill' beach resorts.
Thanks Peter, Hassan and Madja and all the staff for make our honeymoon one we will always remember. Hopefully we will return for the ' anniversary ' ;-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small and fine, the Makuti Beach Hotel, with only 10 different bungalows located directly run on the white sandy beach of the Indian Ocean.Shoes off and relax, that's the motto for us.Own restaurant, bar and lounge. Daily fresh fish and seafood.Quiet and relaxing atmosphere.To the lively Paje with kite and dive shops, bars and supermarket you walk 15min. along the beach.See you on the beachKaribu Sana - Makuti Beach Hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makuti Beach Hotel Zanzibar/Bwejuu