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    Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

    Chuini Palace Ruins, Bububu, Tanzania
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    Overview
    • Excellent73%
    • Very good19%
    • Average3%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
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    “hakuna matata” (87 reviews)
    “private beach” (25 reviews)
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    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 190 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Far away from the tourist beaches this sweet little place resembles more a guest house than an anonymous hotel for the masses. You will feel right at home with the fantastic management and staff. The premises are well kept, with lovely furnished and very clean...More

    1  Thank lkalt
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We just spent 2 days relaxing and unwinding from mainland work and safaris and Rossana and team are amazing! World class service, excellent food and incredible views make this a 5-star resort. One of the best I've ever been too. Highly recommend if you're looking...More

    Thank WorldTraveler2_19
    Response from Neil M, Owner at Chuini Zanzibar Beach LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Neil

    Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

    Chuini is by far the best place I've stayed in Zanzibar!! I'm Tanzanian and very much recommend this place to anyone wanting excellent service and the privacy this resort has to offer. They also host AMAZING weddings! Loved it!!

    2  Thank Libby R
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    Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

    Best staff, well kept , excellent service, they made us feel like royals , 3 days, was short wish i could stay more , stayed in other beach hotels in Zanzibar but these is best so far. Just 12 km to stone town , local...More

    1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed March 21, 2017

    We stayed here for three nights and on first approach you wonder where on earth you are going, but bear with it and soon you pop out in a beautiful location, perched on the edge of the ocean with spacious bungalows dotted around. We wanted...More

    2  Thank Hillpudlian
    ZanziResort
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • Hot Tub
    Details
    • Price range
    • $188 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Bububu
    • Also Known As
    • Hakuna Matata Beach Hotel Bububu ,
    • Hakuna Matata Beach Bububu ,
    • Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Zanzibar Island/Bububu
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    Traveler (452)
    Room & Suite (91)
    Pool & Beach (74)
    Dining (33)
    Hotel & Grounds (295)
    Bathroom (11)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (4)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
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    Beatriz O
    December 18, 2016|
    Answer
    Response from HakunaMatata1 | Property representative |
    We are sorry that you couldn't reach us yesterday. Our number for the reception is +255756144605. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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    Veikko_Valila
    November 29, 2016|
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    Response from Marnie33 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, it is incorrect. The resort is in Bububu--about 25 minutes up the road from Stonetown. Cheers!
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    "The Villa is fantastic. Make sure you add in tax when you figure the nightly rate."
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    "We stayed in "Tabora" (executive bungalow, air conditioned) which was excellent, with a nice view..."
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    "Ask for the rooms closest to the beach. Or the ones in the private little bay area."
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    "Request a room far from construction if you want to sleep."
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