Stayed at L'Oasis for 3 nights, we arrived and were greeted by friendly staff who carried our stuff to our room. The room was basic but clean (and if you've ever travelled round Africa on a budget, this is a plus!!) and had a heater for hot water which was a bonus :) We had a lovely time lying on the artifical beach (nice touch) as it's on top of a cliff so nice views at high tide and you could head down to the actual beach at low tide and have a picturesque walk round to the village and beyond if you wanted. The two pools were clean and refreshing. The fresh fish was excellent and the food on the al a carte menu was good but the buffet needed some work. We paid an extortionate amount for swimming with the dolphins trip through an expedition guy that was to include boat, guide, soda and snorkelling equipment. What we got is all of those things but not as you would have imagined. The wooden boat had the tiniest engine in the world and could barely fight it's way through the waves, there was no soda on board, the snorkelling equipment was not in great condition which hampered swimming and they spent half the trip trying to plug a big hole in the front of the boat. When we did get to the dolphins, the guides were good and had an amazing experience chasing after the wild dolphins. They also had run out of petrol so we had to wlak back to our hotel. My advice would be if you want an expidition, go and negotiate with the village locals, one of the guests we spoke to got it for a 3rd of the price and a much better experience. The staff made this hotel for me though, amazing people and would love to go back for some more fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peaceful location, no salesmen, no loud music, clean and secure less-touristic part of Zanzibar. Large rooms, beds in Zanzibar style. Verandas with perfect sea view. Two swimming pools with natural salted water. Lots of fresh water in showers (not always on Zanzibar). Beautiful garden. Many excursions can be arranged from the hotel. Best place for dolphin tours, if lucky you can even see some while sitting outside your room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- L'Oasis Beach Hotel Kizimkazi Zanzibar