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“Home in Africa! Excellent service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Del Mar Hotel Jambiani
Zanzibar, Jambiani 4146, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #5 of 22 Jambiani B&B and Inns
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Home in Africa! Excellent service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

A very warm welcome and super friendly staff.
The staff and management is very focused on offering excellent service to its clients, the local staff is well trained, accommodating and always smiling. The rooms are clean, spacious and beautifully decorated with handmade furniture. The bar/restaurant is cosy and again beautifully designed and decorated. The food they serve is excellent. Try out their traditional Swahili courses, fresh and very tasteful!!!!
Casa del Mar is located on the beautiful beach of Jambiani and has also a small swimming pool. Via the hotel you can book various snorkeling trips and tours. I would definitely recommend a trip to Stonetown if you haven't already planned to spend some time there. And the Jozani forest is also worth a visit (half day) to see the red colobus monkeys.
The Casa del Mar was definitely the best hotel we stayed in during our trip through Tanzania & Zanzibar. Especially the friendly staff, excellent service and quality food exceeded all our expetations!! We very much enjoyed the Casa del Mar and would definitely come back here!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

after 4 dyas Safari on the mainland we came to Zanzibar. located directly on the Jambiani beach, the hotel is a great experience. I spent there 3 nights with some friends and really enjoyed it although it was low season. Food was excellent. snorkeling was also nice experience and the fact that our visit coincided with full moon gave us an idea about see weed planting in the area. friendly smiling staff and manager speaks German and English. The staff is extremely friendly and organized a dance party every night. I love that place

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

It was our first trip to East Africa Tanzania Zanzibar. we spend 5 days of our stay in the first week of April. Me and my family really enjoyed our stay here at casa Del mar. you will receive a warm welcome on your arrival to this small excellent hotel. friendly smiling faces of Casa Staff makes your stay more comfortable. food is nice menu is pretty good with Africans food. rooms are nice and well decorated .hotel organised for us dolphins,jozani and spice forms trips.during low tied you can swim in the cool fresh pool.on our last night the the hotel management arranged for us a small musical party, the restaurant staff performance on the afrcian music was nice specially the chef dance wow.we can never forget our stay at casa and will defiantly come back next year.we would highly recommend this hotel for all families and couples.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We (two mature couples) stayed here for five days following our safari. Delightful place in all respects!!! It does not pretend to be an air-conditioned luxury hotel, instead a very homely and comfortable, albeit modest, 14 room hotel/guest house. The upper level rooms had lots of space, a loft for sleeping and a balcony overlooking the central gardens. With the loft window and the balcony door left open at night (there were no monkeys), a cool sea breeze provided confortable sleeping conditions. The central restaurant/lounge is well laid out and tastefuly decorated. Ample lounges and shady spots are available between the beach and the pool. But what really makes this place stand out is the fantastic staff. In the restaurant, Omar, Alex, Fred, Mary and Anna will go to all length to ensure you are comfortable and happy. Anna is the ultimate star among the great team. Likewise, two of the three front office staff, Wilhelmina and Masoud, also do their utmost to make your stay enjoyable. We encountered great staff and service at most of the other places we stayed at, but the Casa del Mar staff are exceptional.
On one of the evenings, a Swahili menu was served and dinner was accompanied by live music and dancing.
We did the spice tour and found it very worthwhile.
One little improvement should be undertaken, namely to install Wifi in the main lounge area. Many people now travel with smartphones and tablets, let alone laptops, The modem available at the front office does not support Apple products and besides, always seemed to be in use whan I visited the office.
Thanks for the graet stay!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed here for a week in December. It is a lovely peaceful place. We had heard that Zanzibar was overrun with tourists - not Jambiani! It still feels very much like the kind of place where locals and tourists cohabit nicely. This may not be what everyone is looking for but for people that want an authentic experience Jambiani will ofer you this.
This place is very well done, rooms are spacious, clean and nicely furnished. It has an intimate atmosphere and is keenly priced. It offers a great location and has the benefit of a very nice pool area. Good food, again well priced. The staff, particularly in the restaurant were genuine and friendly.
The only negative point was that the rooms were a bit too hot (though December is a very hot time of year here) though when we asked we were given an additional fan straight away. If the ceiling fans were upgraded though this would probably make the extra fan unneccessary. Also the trips offered by the hotel seemed too expensive to us, so we went with the guys on the beach instead who provided a good service. Minor points though and I would gladly return here and loved my stay at Casa del Mar.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of days around New Year’s Eve after a one-week safari. It’s a nice hotel, very beautifully located right at the beach. The sea is amazing here… with ebb tide you can walk towards the water for ages and make great pictures of local fishermen and women working, and with flood tide the sea starts right outside the hotel. The water is extremely warm, about body temperature, which we found pretty amazing too. We had a room on the ground floor. It was simple but clean, it really had all we needed. There is a nice, spacey dining area with good food. The staff is welcoming and helpful. We really enjoyed the New Year’s Party with campfire and live music. At some point everybody was dancing, including all personnel, and we just had great laugh. I would warmly recommend Casa del Mar to relax and unwind for a couple of days.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mamoudzou, Mayotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you like nature and you want to take a real break, this place is for you. The hotel is built with natural materials made locally, the rooms are large, big beds, rooms cleaned everyday. The view on the sea is beautiful and you will enjoy long walks on the beach in the evening.
The staff is helpful, especially the manager who was a great help to help us save a personal problem.
So, I recommend this place with no doubt to every nature-lover!
Elisabeth from Mayotte

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Zanzibar, Jambiani 4146, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Jambiani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 14 rooms are located in two buildings. All rooms have sea view and are tastefully decorated and equipped with East African art and furniture built from eco-friendly local materials. The eight rooms on the ground floor have bathrooms with shower & WC and a private balcony. The six second floor suites are all double-story with a spacious living room, bathroom and balcony on the first level, and with a king-size futon bed with mosquito net under the thatched roof. For families, additional beds can be placed on the first level. All rooms have ceiling fans. Casa del Mar has its own emergency generator, as electricity blackouts are not unusual in Zanzibar. Furthermore, we have invested in a 60,000 liters underground freshwater tank with three powerful water pumps, providing the rooms with hot and cold water. ... more   less 
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