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Sea View Lodge
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kibigija, Jambiani, Tanzania   |  
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Wonderful Amazing Super Relaxing 5 star service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Our experience at Sea View Lodge in Jambiani was unbelievable. We paid exactly the same as at other resorts on the island, but we received the most fantastic service and care by the staff (Salum and Salum 2). They are so welcoming. Breakfast is beautiful and the dinner menu is impossible as there are so many lovely options at great prices. Lovely relaxing bar area for spiced tea or cocktails. Private sun loungers for each chalet. There are only 6 chalets so it is quiet with a lovely family feel. I felt like we were staying at a 5 star hotel. Just excellent service. They were kind enough to help us book local tours. It is also placed in the most beautiful spot of Jambiani. The chalets have charm and character and are cleaned daily. We moved on to Paje, but we wished we had stayed longer. It is unbeatable!

Room Tip: All rooms face the sea, no duffers!
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Sea View Lodge

Address: Kibigija, Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 Specialty lodging in Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea View Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small privately owned and run lodge which has had a further four bungalows built this year. Totalling eight bungalows with four facing the Indian Ocean; and four by the poolside. Home cooking which includes Italian cuisine 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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sea View Lodge Zanzibar/Jambiani

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