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Uroa Bay Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Uroa Bay, Uroa PO BOX 2675, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Uroa
Cornwall, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I stayed here for Christmas 2012 for days , my first choice (more rustic/local) was booked up and had made day trips here before and liked. The friendly staff, tasty, Italian-inspired bood, cheap wine ($8 US/ltr) and very well maintained lush property, were big sellers. The rooms are airy and nicely decoareted Zanzibari style, a/c, fan, sat. t.v.v fridge, hot water, commode. Very much recommended. Of course we had to pay more for the holidays, but in low season, as late as mid-Dec. They were going to only charge me $63 US/night single for the same garden view room as I was booking direct (was living in Zanzibar) Christmas was double for a single and then more for my boyfriend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I just came back from a 4 day holiday at the resort (my selection was based on reviews on Tripadvisor) and I must say that it is a place where you get value for your money. The architecture is amazing and has great ambiance. The rooms are also spacious, clean and well maintained with big bathrooms. The staff are really friendly but gave conflicting information at times, like when guests can swim in the pool. The breakfast buffet was awesome but the dinner buffet could use some variety. However the food was good. Had problems with accessing internet at the internet cafe once but that was quickly sorted out. Overall it is a clean, beautiful and comfortable place to stay that's only about 40 min away from Stone town. You are assured a good stay. Thanks tripadvisor for the reliable information.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

we stayed in the uroa bay beach resort for 4 nights in nov, the resort areas and room were clean and inviting, and the flowers on the bed were a beautiful touch, the beds are comfy and the dark curtains are great.
All the staff were friendly and chatty and very welcoming.
The breakfast had a good variety and the evening buffet and restaurants food was good and reasonably priced. lots of variety with daily specials. My boyfriend was really impressed with all the fresh fish dishes.
The pool area is great and having the beach on the door step is fab.
Our only downside to staying here was theres not alot near and the beach and sea has alot of seaweed.
But if your looking for a nice relaxing time then this is a great place to go, you can always book excursions and go and explore.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Salzburg, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Spent 5 wonderful days on short notice in this splendid, little "family resort".
One has not to forget, that this is Africa, but beside that the whole team, some more, some less, try to add a very personal touch to the Uroa experience. It starts with complementary Welcome drinks, fruit skewers offered at the pool, theme buffets and invitations at the bar by the Italian owner, which, depending on yourselve, can end late.

The whole resort was in my opinion the best at Uroa beach, because of its small scale, compared to the neighbours, max. 5. rooms per bungalow. Rooms clean, with an extra touch as flowers or little letters.

The pool is clean and great for real swimming.

The food preperation is ambitious, my advise, beside the wonderful spaghetti all aglio e olio, leave the beef, go for the fish!

Beer 3.-, buffet 15.- (always a better deal as the a la card menues), coffee 1.-, water free with the menue, nice SA wine list from 12.- to 25.-, house wine at 3.- per glass.


On the evenings quite proffessional shows, like acrobats or bands.

Bravissimo

I will be back, thanks a lot for the warm welcome and nice time


Wolfgang

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

We checked out most of the hotels on Zanzibar and found Uroa Bay Beach Resort the best quality for what you pay for in comparison to other hotels. Management and staff do their utmost best to keep your stay as pleasant possible. Most visitors are Italian so if you are in to good Italian food this place is not bad.

Only advice for hotel management is to train their staff a bit better. At the end of your stay expect staff to be like vultures expecting a tip. Furthernore fluency of English must be improved as most of the staff is not able to communicate properly.

Also watch out for the beach boys. They stay a long the beach in front of the hotel. Sometimes they are a nucence but than again this is typical of Zanzibar.

In general a fine hotel which needs some slight improvements but I might consider coming back again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Beautiful hotel with a lovely pool and gardens. Cannot fault the facilities at all. Appreciated the tea and coffee station in the room, replenished daily. The tap water is briney, so use bottled water. The staff are great, very friendly, and we enjoyed dancing to the band one evening. Excellent band, the best I’ve ever heard at a beach resort. The food is good, and we really enjoyed the buffet breakfasts and dinners. Good value overall.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

My two friends and I stayed here for a week in August. We had a lovely triple room - a real triple, not a double room with an extra bed. It was clean and in good condition. The grounds of the hotel are absolutely beautiful, as is the pool area. The staff were really friendly, helpful, and effective - especially the manager who was very helpful when we had problems with our hired jeep. They understand the importance of little touches to make you feel welcome - such as a welcome drink, arranging mosquito nets and spraying the room at night.
I'd agree with those who say the food lets the hotel down a bit. It was just a bit erratic - sometimes very nice, and sometimes bland or bizarre!
However, despite the food, I'd definitely really recommend the hotel, which was an absolutely lovely place to kick back and relax.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Uroa Bay Beach Resort

Address: Uroa Bay, Uroa PO BOX 2675, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Uroa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Uroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Uroa Bay Beach Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand New 4 Star Superior Resort, on wonderful Uroa Beach, on the East Cost of Zanzibar. Italian management and maintenance, with smiling and professional local staff, working all together to make you enjoy at best your stay here. Big pool, pool/beach towel service, great beach, excellent Italian inspired Kitchen, more then 40 square meter rooms fully equipped and furnished (individual A\C, mini fridge with daily refill mineral water, TV with satellite channels, telephone, fan, mosquito nets on beds, safe, internet connection, private furnished terrace, private services with shower box and bidet). Relaxing and easy-going atmosphere. Ideal for everyone who wants to relax and have a great time in a wonderful location. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Uroa Bay Beach Hotel Uroa Village
Uroa Bay Beach Resort Zanzibar, Tanzania

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