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Dream of Zanzibar

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall, a great experience in chief because the staff are super friendly and really helpful. The hotel has a number of restaurants to give you some variety. 2 pools (1 quiet and 1 main pool). Both pools are great. They also have bar areas, beach and pool chill areas and plenty of space to enjoy some lazy days relaxing. The...

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Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Visited the hotel during easter and spent 3 nights.the resort lies on the east coast of zanzibar.its a tarmack road all way from airport.we checked in on the all inclusive plan.check in was swift.room was junior suite which was spacious and comfortable overlooking the sea.meals were delicious with a variety.it was all buffet with a la carte also possible in...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Expectations were met. The overall condition of the property was good. The variety at meal times was excellent, and staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel also makes and effort to keep guests entertained by providing different activities throughout the day. There are also different events at dinner times which makes the overall dinner experience enjoyable and fun.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The Dream of Zanzibar is a tropical oasis situated on the far east coast of the island. Its best to get there early as the road leading to that area is very bad and you want arrive during the beautiful daylight. We opted for the all inclusive package so drinks flowed and food was in abundance all over the resort....

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest's, Thank you for staying with us and sharing your wonderful feedback on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to know that you had a memorable holiday with us and thank you for acknowledging our effort in ensuring your stay is nothing short of outstanding. Your kind words have been passed on to the team, particularly to Melanie. It will be...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 5 ladies who stayed at this awesome place in april 2017. The service was excellent. The theme nights especially the Arabian night was truly outstanding. The effort put into creating the best ambiance was very appreciated. Special thks to the managers Shams Riyab Alli. They went to great lengths to ensure that the guests were...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest's, Thank you for staying with us and sharing your valuable feedback on this platform. We are delighted to know we were able to exceed your expectations which you have highlighted for our amazing service. Meanwhile, it will be our pleasure welcoming you back in dream for another memorable stay with us. Yours sincerely, Sudeep Billava Front Office Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Resort: marvelous, oh what a beauty and breath of fresh air. Very clean and properly maintained. Service: top notch, staff extremely sweet, operations respond quick to requests. They have learnt the art of an effective value chain; all departments are in sync. Food and drinks: variety and plenty, you will come out bigger than you went in. But they take...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Bomkazi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We very much appreciate your wonderful comments about the hotel and thank you for positively highlighting our excellent service, cleanliness and good food. Once again, thank you for your feedback and for highly recommending us to the other TripAdvisor travelers. We look...

Alphen aan den Rijn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire management and team of highly-trained staff at the Dream of Zanzibar made our short stay a very successful and enjoyable trip because of their hospitality, courtesy and friendliness, coming from the heart, something which we have never experienced anywhere else. Their genuine politeness and friendliness, their attitude of always putting the guests first and, being completely dedicated to...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Gandhi, We are pleased to read your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay with us and thank you for sharing this on TripAdvisor. It warms our heart to know we were able to exceed your expectations and you were impressed with our colleagues’ hospitality, food and beverage, rooms, pool and beach facilities. Your compliments have been shared with...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are currently staying at Dream of Zanzibar and have tried to organise a babysitter on two separate occasions - both of which have been a complete disaster. Yesterday around 3pm, we organised a baby sitter from 7.30am to approximately 3pm todat as we were planning on going diving. We were told to make sure we were on time. We...

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Michael F, Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for reaching out to us with your concerns through TripAdvisor. As per our conversation we apologize for the incident as we explained to you the hotel have the full babysitting service and what happened is exceptional and not our standard of service therefore we are offering the service...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four friends and I went on this island getaway. The service from every staff member we encountered were par excellence. They were extremely friendly and efficient. Every request was attended to expeditiously. The Food and Beverage managers (Shams and Mr R) were incomparable. They had acceded to our request for our favourite dishes on our last night. Shams actually opened...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine, We would like to thank you for staying with us and sharing your review on Trip advisor. It is with great pleasure to know that you had a memorable stay with us and thank you for highlighting our great recreation facilities, excellent location, and colleagues’ exemplary hospitality and customer service. Your feedback has been shared with the team...

Tongaat, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful resort and very friendly staff. Overall a memorable and enjoyable stay. The entertainment on all the themed nights were amazing. If any criticism, it would be that the reception and hpusekeeping staff would be better equipped for attention to detail and turnaround time for requests from guests.

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Dear Yugen, Thank you for staying with us and sharing your wonderful feedback on this platform. We are glad to know we were able to exceed your expectations and provide you a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for your flattering comments on our location, colleagues’ hospitality and customer service,and recreation facilities. Moreover, we regret to know that you were...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dream of Zanzibar is a superb 5 star all inclusive Resort, proud member of The Emerald Collection. The Resort is nestled in the midst of exotic gardens on the beach front at Pwani Machangani overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Dream of Zanzibar offers 104 deluxe gardens rooms, 40 ocean view junior suites, 10 additional junior suites with Jacuzzi and 3 beach villas with private pool. The 5 Restaurants offer guests an exceptional variety of dining options and 3 bars feature relaxing environments to enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dream of Zanzibar

Address: Kiwengwa, Mahonda, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Mahonda
Price Range: $183 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dream of Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 157
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Also Known As:
Diamonds Dream Of Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
Dream Of Zanzibar Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for more/new/different pillows. The second set were much better”
dgpb, yesterday | Read review
“Most rooms have air-conditioning, some with good views out to sea...”
  • Very clean and comfortable room with airco
  • Beach - South view
  • Beach - North view
Pramil, 1 week ago | Read review
“None to comment.”
lorrainet647, 1 week ago | Read review
“As a 5star resort, more effort should be put into the comfort of the beds and pillows. After all a relaxing sleep is needed on holiday.”
yugenp, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All excellent”
391stephenf, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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