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“Basic, Simple, Perfect!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paje Beach Bungalows

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Paje Beach Bungalows
Gizenga Street | Behind Oldfort, Paje, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Paje
Dubai
2 reviews
“Basic, Simple, Perfect!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

We had one of the Bungalow rooms facing the beach. It was beautiful. The room however was a little shabby. The bathroom was not the cleanest and the shower was unreliable. The bed was comfy and it was pretty quiet so sleeping was not a problem.
If you are someone who doesn't need creature comforts and can live with just the basics, this place is ideal for you. However I know plently of people who would have turned their nose up at it all. It has so much potential but they seem content with spending their days playing pool.
The staff are so friendly and the breakfasts are fantastic. If you do order dinner (which you have to do about three or more hours in advance) it's great, really basic tasty stuff (we stuck to fish and calamari). They only serve beer and soft drinks. The fact that they don't readily serve food is quite nice as there's no perssure to eat there all the time, instead you can explore the other restaurants Paje has to offer.
Aziz, the manager is great too, can organize anything for you.
After a short stay elsewhere they we happy to give us a garden room (a little nicer although without the view) for our last few nights.
I really like this place and if we are going to go back to Paje I think this would be the place to stay.

  • Liked — The friendliness of the staff and the fact it was right on the beach
  • Disliked — The unreliable shower
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2008

We just turned up in Paje and managed to get a room here.

It was a basic room (bed, a mossie net and ceiling fan) as well as its own bathroom but did the job and faced beautiful Paje beach (which is pretty great so long as you don't mind a few people trying to flog you things).

Friendly staff with a nice eating area to have a beer (sometimes cold if the power had been on) at sun set. Breakfast was included in the rated (we paid $60 a night for a double) and was basic but tasty.

Be careful with possessions. We had some money stolen from our room. Only discovered this after we had returned to Stonetown and found the some of the money put aside for the ferry had been taken. A disappointing end to a nice stay,

  • Liked — The 30 second walk to the beautiful beach
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Paje Beach Bungalows Hotel Paje
Paje Beach Bungalows Hotel
Paje Beach Bungalows Zanzibar
Address: Gizenga Street | Behind Oldfort, Paje, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Paje
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Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Paje

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