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Arabian Nights Hotel
P.O Box 791, Paje, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Paje
Dar es Salaam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Arrived late in the evening and had some confusion with booking, which was sorted out nicely. We got fantastic rooms and manager himself showed rooms and taught all details, starting with where to find light switches. It was great, because my mother has seeing disability, and new places is always a little bit struggle. I did diving course and during days rest of the family had great time. Breakfast had been great. There were lot of different kind of travellers, which was nice. Lively, but still quiet and relaxing place. We ate at diving center the lunch which was fantastic and supper at local place just outside the hotel, also fantastic. "Paje at night" did not have great food ( at least compared to other 2 places), though was more busy and fancy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The sea view room was spacious and right on the beach.
The man who checked us in showed us how to set the password on the safe and told us to keep our valuables there.
After returning from lunch a few hours later we opened the safe to find a good portion of our US cash stolen.
We confronted the manager and he denied that this had happened and refused to believe us. He asked us to leave the next day (which we were extremely happy to do). When they refunded us for the remainder of the nights we had prepaid for we were 'cheated' again!
Two of the US100 bills were pre 2003 (not the new crisp bills we prepaid with) and are not accepted in Zanzibar.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

At the end of april begining may myself and fiance visited zanzibar we stayed at paje beach arabian nights. Upon arrival we were picked up by a tour operating company from the airport. We were abit sceptical and nervous at first but once we arrived at our hotel and met masood the manger at arabian nights we were extremely happy. The manager and staff gave us world class service through out our stay, we really formed a 2nd family as we were given the best treatment ever. thanks to miraaj (waiter) and kayumba (cook) the food was phenominal. They arranged All tours,transport and food for us :) I would defenatley go back to arabian nights masoods manager is a great guy and he did a great job to keep us happy and satisfying our needs, his a gud magician aswell lol thanks arabian nights keep up the great hospitality
From adil & nadia south africa

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

it was our last 2 nights left in Tanzania and this place was good enough to have a nice and relaxing moments on the beach .Good food it has good value for the money .we never knew how these 2 days went by . we will definitely come and visit Tanzania next year and our kids also enjoyed this place .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I have stayed in 3 different places along the beach at Paje now. We stayed here in November 2011 so apologies for only getting round to reviewing now. We had booked an ocean view villa and the room was very spacious and generally clean. The cleaning ladies made a great effort every day creating different flower arrangements on the bed which my G/F loved.
The check-in was very easy and the staff very helpful. The private pool was a lovely retreat when we wanted some quite time off the beach and we would happily sit here with a cold Safari in the early evening.
We only ever ate breakfast and the food was a very typicaly Zanzibarian breakfast which usually consisted of some eggs (spanish omlette, fried or scrambled) and some bread / toast. It did the job without being spectacular and we never had any reason to complain.
We loved watching the cows walking down the beach and that coupled with the fact that we had an unhindered view from our room straight out on to the Indian Ocean was pretty special.
I would happily stay here again; it was certainly value for money although it wouldn't be classed as luxurious. I love the people and Zanzibar so I may be a little biased but I have been to Zanzibar 3 times now and stayed in 6 or 7 different places.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sunshine coast qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I left StoneTown Zanzibar with the thought that i would just go to Paje for 2 days with no accommodation booked . Checked out a few hotels and found The lovely Masoud the manager of the Arabian nights hotel i decided this was the perfect place for me. I booked in for 3 days and now i'm still here booked another 3 days I just don't want to leave.
So now about the hotel
I have booked mid range room poolside its just beautiful clean and spacious and the staff are something else . So attentive helpful and honest. The restaurant food is fantastic I had the best spiced prawns ever and so fresh nothing is a problem to them just ask.
Masoud the manager should be proud of the way the place is running he is doing a wonderful job . Well done Masoud and hope the new season is wonderful to you and your amazing staff. I will be back .

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  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed at Arabian Nights for seven nights March 2012, Suite room closed by to the sea. The room was Amazin!! nice location, very clean, and have it's own private beach! My husband and I we were like at home, early in the morning wake up, and watching the sunrize!!...It was fantastic. Foods at the restaurant was wonderful and the staff was lovely to us, and helpfully. We will deffinitely go there again to have fun. Is a small hotel, but there is a lot of things that you will never experienced them before. I recommend this hotel to anyone who would like to enjoy Zanzibar!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Arabian Nights Hotel

Address: P.O Box 791, Paje, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Paje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Paje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arabian Nights Hotel is a small hotel located in Paje, on the South East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Located only fourty minutes from Stone Town of Zanzibar or Air Port, this is the perfect place to go and find your self in another world all together. There is nothing better than feeling the waves of the Indian Ocean lapping at your feet, and only at Arabian Nights can you feel this when you step out of your hotel room. ... more   less 
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