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“Fantastic place to relax!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea View Lodge
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kibigija, Jambiani, Tanzania   |  
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“Fantastic place to relax!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

This is a wonderful place if you want to relax!!! We really recommend it!
In the morning you wake up and you see the sea; bungalows are located –almost- on the beach. Peaceful place, good food, clean rooms, a very nice host man,… Along the beach there are many restaurants and bars so very easy to go elsewhere if you like. Possible activities: snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, mountain biking,... High value; we would certainly return!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We spent 4 great nights at Sea View. This small lodge has the "back to nature" feel with its simple rustic settings. There is no need for shoes as the sand in Jambiani is not only the whitest I have ever seen, but is also very soft. Thanks to the staff at sea view (Mohammad, Cacao, Abdullah and Masai) who were very welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much to ask including orgainsing fishing trips etc, which made our break very special. The chef is also excellent, so dont miss out on the fresh octopus salad, pilawo rice and swahili chicken!! The rates were very reasonable, for such a fantastic experience which is priceless and we look forward to visiting again in the next year!!! Oh....do try the beach massages by the local women while you relax on the bed loungers at the front of each banda.

Room Tip: All bandas are sea front so you cannot go wrong!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

What else could we say...
This place was our first spot in Zanzibar and we must say we felt like starting with the best we could see and experience during our 2 weeks trip. Staying 3 nights we finally stayed 5 because the place and people were so nice, so peaceful and so beautiful!
After 5 days, we felt like at home with friends and enjoyed their lovely seafood (the best we had during our whole trip), feet in the sand.
Bungalows are very nice and clean, all with sea view and very comfortable, all with mosquito net and fan.

Thank you Mohammed, Abdul and all the team for your kindness, your help and for giving us so precious memories!

And thanks again for this divine food experience we had!

We wish you all the best !

Caroline and Jonathan (France), stay from July 18 to July 23, 2011

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kibigija, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea View Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small privately owned and run lodge which has had a further three bungalows built this year. Totalling eleven bungalows with five facing the Indian Ocean; and six by the poolside. Home cooking which includes Italian cuisine, Indian cuisine ( prepared by our resident Chef Sanjay from Dehli ) besides local Zanzibarian cooking. Ideal place for a totally relaxing holiday . Clean, quiet and peaceful. No request is out of place; please ask and we will endeavour our best to comply. Perfect place to relax to and detox. ... more   less 
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Sea View Lodge Zanzibar Island/Jambiani

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