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Palumboreef Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Uroa, Uroa, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Uroa
Tilburg, The Netherlands
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Thanks to all staf which made this a wonderful stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed the week before X-mas in Samaki/Palumbo and got the holiday as wished.
Our bungalow B04 had an amazing seaview on a quite part of the beach. The bungalow was nice, clean, airconditioning and a pleasure to have this home for a week.
Samaki is great, smaller as Palumbo, but lovely resort and staff. We started always the morning there.
Palumbo is bigger, but really a good place and great to have this resort next to Samaki and you can use as well. Enjoyed there the beach the most, palmtrees, sea in front and nice staff walking around to have a talk. We always stayed here after having a good italian coffee on the swimming pool bar.

During the day and evening enough activities and entertainment for us as we really liked to relax. Thanks to the entertainment and animation which made us smile a lot.

We wish the staff working on both resorts an amazing, wonderful, healthy, lovely, lucky and sunny 2014.

Greets from Holland
Marjolein and Kim

Room Tip: Samaki bungalow B04 on a private beach and quite part of the resort. Between Samaki and Palumbo res...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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il P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palumboreef Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Morj,
thanks a lot for your wonderful feedback !!
We are glad that you apreciate both hotels enjoying all the area..and the rooms on the beach are simply special..good choice!
The staff wish you the best for 2014 and all of us hope to see you soon.
Please, if you wanna come back contact us and we are happy to keep the same room for you!!
greetings from all of us..
C.
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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
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English first
Verona, Italy
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

I am a flight attendant so ,as you can imagine, have stayed in some of the most exclusive and sort after resorts around the world. When on holiday my expectations are high.Palumbo reef didn't disappiont me. The warm welcome from the owner and help to settle in. The spacious and comfortable rooms.The FANTASTIC food, so much chioce, even italian cusine!! The cristal blue sea which I discovered thanks to the wide chioce of excursions this resort has to offer. I have recomended this resort to my colleges and friends and would recomend Palombo reef to you too!!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 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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il P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palumboreef Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Beautiful Samanta!!
We are happy to reed your feedback even couse you are expert after travelling a lot.
We miss you guys!!
When are you coming again? we are waiting you!!
Thanks for your kindness, we are pleased to welcome you again!!
come come come..
Greeting from all of us!!
C.
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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We have returned just recently after spending a week at Pulumbo Reef and ejoyed the stay at the hotel very much. The overall atmosphere, friendly staff makes the stay enjoyable. Animators Giacomo from Napoli and Iva from Prague make a great team. The beach at the hotel would be fine, if it weren´t for the seaweed. During low tide swimming isn´t possible, unless you walk far out. If you want to go on a trip, talk to Jerry at the hotel, who organizes reasonably priced trips around the island. The day trip "Blues Safari" with snorkelling and seafood lunch prepared and served on the beach is unforgettable and highly recommended! Be sure to visit Stone Town and have a drink during sunset on the terrace with live music of the Africa House. I want to go back!

Room Tip: Suites consist of 2 rooms facing the beach. The ones on the ground floor are shaded and cool.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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il P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palumboreef Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Martin,
thanks for your feedback that is really super!!
We are pleased that you inform all the future guests about the nice staff and about all the activities that the hotel can organize for them.
We offer a very rich program, full of activities like diving, quad adventure, hourse riding, excursions by boat or in town..or a very relaxing time chilling by the pool, in a quiet place, where guests can discover our spa and all the treatments.
Just to choose!!!
We thank you again and we hope to see you soon!!
C.
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Toledo, Ohio
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

First, I did not stay at Palumboreef Resort, but I stayed next door and the two lodges share a beach, restaurant, and some employees. The beach was very overrun with black seaweed and the lodge only made one path to the water. The meals were served buffet style and cost $15 USD for lunch or dinner. However, some folks must have had their meals included in their lodging. I only received breakfast with my lodging. There is a little pizza place on the grounds but it opened at 10 PM. The pool was great and the Masai "security" were a great addition. I thoroughly relaxed during my time in Zanzibar.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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il P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palumboreef Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Marie,
we thank you for the feed back and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay!
Our guests can decide the treatments they want regarding meals.
We offer b&b, half board and full board.
If someone want to eat pizza, he can advise the restaurant few minutes before and they will provide for it.
It's not necessary to wait the pizzeria opening.
Anyway, like you said all our staff is kind and at guest disposal for any request.
We thank you and we hope to see you again here with us!!
Greetings from everyone!!
C.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We came in the middle of the night, 03:30 A.M, we were given the worst room ever, shower was designed for midgets, you cannot stand straight while showering and the room wasn't clean, bed was FULL OF BUGS. We notified the reception and they woke up the cleaning lady at 4 A.M, she cleaned the bed and changed the sheets. The next morning, we decided to leave, the hotel manager WAS EXTREMELY NICE AND MOVED US TO A GROUND FLOOR SUITE, CLEAN ROOM, BIG COMFORTABLE BED, CLOSE TO THE POOL.

From that point forward, we had a really good time, the hotel feels like a family with all the Italian guests and the super nice staff, good dance pool music, good shakes.

We did find out later that the same prices goes for Uroa Bay Resort, which US MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL, but the guests are more diverse and a little more snobbish, not sure about the nature of the staff and food.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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il P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palumboreef Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear travellers,
We thank you for the feed back you left us...
We are very sorry for the small inconvenience but how you said, here we are always ready to arrange quickly the best for our clients!
We offer Italian and local dishes, nice rooms all located near the beach or the pool area and many facilities like spa, diving, kite surf, hourse riding...
We hope to host you again with friends!!!
In case please contact us to have good offers!
Greetings from all the staff!!!!
C.
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My 3-night stay at Palumbo reef was relaxing and problem-free. It was lovely to be greeted with a glass of fresh mango juice and fresh flowers in my room on arrival. The staff is very friendly and helpful, especially manager Mohamed. My room was large, comfortable and clean, with a great view of the sea from my balcony. There is AC in the rooms, but with the sea breeze, it wasn't needed. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of hot water in the shower. The sound of the surf lulled me to sleep each night. The food is plentiful and of good quality, with both Italian and traditional Swahili dishes. There are plenty of activities organized by the hotel and associated tour operators, but no pressure to participate if you don't want to. The pool is gorgeous as is the beach. I particularly appreciated being able to walk the beach without being bothered by local touts. I recommend the traditional Zanzibar massage at the spa. All in all, I enjoyed my stay very much and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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il P, Guest Relations Manager at Palumboreef Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Friend,
It was really nice to meet you and to have you here with us at Palumboreef Beach resort.
Your review is a great reward, we really appreciate your feedback for all the services and the rooms,

We wish to see you coming back soon!

Greeting from all the Staff

Giuseppe.
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed here with my girlfriend and another couple for 4 nights. Palumbo reef resort is a very nice place to chill out and relax for a few days. The very helpful staff go out of there way to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. We made good friends with the entertainment staff Jacho and Somea who looked after us and definately kept us entertained. As there is nothing to do in the surrounding neighbourhood this is essential. Each night they offered to bring us to where ever that nights party was taking place..sometimes this could be up to 30mins drive away. The resort hosts mainly Italien customers and thats the primary language spoken there but most of the staff have a good level of English. The room was spacious and clean and the whole resort is nicely designed and fits in well with its surrounding. The pool is very nice and is handy for when the tide is out. My only complaint would be that the wi-fi is very slow and you have to pay for it. They also do not have a desktop for customers to use. Overall a nice quiet place to spend a few days.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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il P, Guest Relations Manager at Palumboreef Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Evan,

Thanks a lot for your fantastic words!
They real give us the right energy to stay focused, and keep improving. A Wi-Fi is little bit slower because we are to many in use and here in Africa a connection isn't like Europe, but I am pretty sure next time you will find an Internet point for customers.

You'll always be welcome here.

All the best.
Giuseppe and All the Staff
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Address: Uroa, Uroa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Uroa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Uroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Palumboreef Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Ora Resort Palumbo Reef Hotel Uroa Village
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Palumboreef Beach Resort Zanzibar, Tanzania

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