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Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is one amazing place, very quiet, off town. We had an amazing time, we were always entertained. Those three days were completely magical and sure as heavens we will recommend this place to all our friends. It was also recommended to us. The staff are nice and helpful. Check out this place people!!!!

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HakunaMatata1, Leiter Front Office at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this nice comment. We are pleased to hear you had a good time here and you´re always welcome. More 

Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Well situated about half an hour from Stone Town. Situated amongst some old ruins with splendid views overlooking the ocean. Lovely private beach located in a bay. Delicious food and friendly service, but rather expensive.

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Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed September 7, 2015

It is the lodge with the very friendly staff, delicious food and spaciously arranged rooms with the strategic location to make stay far from crowd and urban movements yet it is not far from main bus and ferry stations. I strongly recommend it for whoever wants to enjoy stay in Zanzibar.

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HakunaMatata1, Leiter Front Office at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, responded to this review

It is always nice to hear that the guests enjoyed their time here at Hakuna Matata. Thank you for this nice comment and remember, you are always welcome. More 

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

The hotel is placed in a beautiful environment. It is on a lovely beach with a lot of character. They put a bar of soap in your bathroom for your stay that smells really good. We were sitting under a hut on 1st morning and the entire structure COLLAPSED on us! One of us escaped, and looked back at the... More 

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Reviewed August 18, 2015

We honeymooned over Christmas 2014-15 and after a week of non-stop touring safari, our week of luxury and relaxation at the Hakuna Matata was perfect. The whole place had a relaxed, exclusive feel to it due to the small size and quiet location and from the minute you arrive you are made to feel very welcome. The staff at the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed July 28, 2015

When I arrived at the lodge, my stress level was through the roof. Prior to getting into any activities, I just needed to disconnect. Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa offers patrons a calm environment and a space to completely unwind. It's off the beaten path and allows you a chance to reconnect with the basics. The highlights for me... More 

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Thika, Kenya
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Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice place to visit the staff and owners all friendly and most amazing thing is the directors themselves are cooks and servants, they have given their own land to the locals and have employed them plus their family grows vegetables and sells to the hotel fresh.their sea food BBQ is the best in i have ever had. Don't miss it...They... More 

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Saarland, Germany
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at this wonderful lodge in June 2015. We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and the warm welcome by Rose, Fritz and Heike. The cleanliness is outstanding and the selection of Food of high Quality. We had one night a three-course menue and the other night a beach BBQ. The only reason to give four instead of five... More 

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Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at the lodge for three days with check in on 3rd Aprip 2015 and check out on 6th April 2015. Rooms were clean with all amenities as indicated in their advertisements and meals were excellent. We feel it was worth to pay what we paid and is a place we can consider for a second visit. Staff was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at this lodge for 7 nights and I must say this place is outstanding. It is situated in a great location, close to Stone Town and has all the amenities expected of a hotel. We had an unfortunate situation on an excursion which required emergency medical attention and both Rose and Fritz did their utmost to take the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

Address: Chuini Palace Ruins, Bububu, Tanzania (Formerly Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Bububu
Price Range: $110 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hakuna Matata Beach Hotel Bububu
Hakuna Matata Beach Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Zanzibar Island/Bububu
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“We stayed in "Tabora" (executive bungalow, air conditioned) which was excellent, with a nice view over the bay from the terrace .”
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles BugraC86, Sep 1, 2015 | Read review
“Any...all rooms are worth the luxury”
 of 5 bubbles Arfanz4444, Jul 23, 2015 | Read review
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