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Dream of Zanzibar

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing can explain and describe how amazing hotel it is. Food, people and service wonderful! Big Foot (Person in yellow Tshirt) from the beach (Office just opposite Dream of Zanzibar) organized all the trips for us! I really recommend him!

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 8 nights in the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar. We stayed in a spacious room with a balcony with a nice view into the hotel garden. The hotel has got 2 pool areas, each was nice and had a pool bar (great cocktails). The beach was clean and watched by a security (there are a lot of beach boys... More 

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Tel Aviv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They say Zanzibar is paradise and i can completely agree. Like all other hotels on Zanzibar island this place is beautiful with amazing sights. Rooms are very specious and the view from the balcony worth several pictures at least. The variety of restaurants and bars together with the nice swimming pool makes this hotel a very good hotel. The downsides... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned after an amazing 5 days at this beautiful resort. Everything was near perfect. But a special shout out to the staff at this resort, what incredibly friendly helpful caring people. They go far and beyond a normal resort. My beautiful friend Sia, I will always remember you with fondness, Every night something else was going on. Tuesday nights... More 

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Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 10 nights with my husband and 2 children at the end of August. Check in was reasonably well conducted and we were shown to our room quickly. We had a junior suite with a sea view which was lovely. They had put a cot in for our two and half year old which seemed a bit small and... More 

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

Dear Claire, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for sharing your experience with us. All the team is very happy to read you had a wonderful holiday at our resort enjoying especially our food options and beach area, we are appreciate your feedback about the housekeeping and entertainment and be assured your comments will be used... More 

Wilderness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dream of Zanzibar most certainly lived up to our expectations of a perfect island holiday. The setting is magical , food 5 star, accommodation perfect, and service is the best in the world. Truly one of the best experiences we have ever had and a tremendous privilege .

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely hotel. Beautifully positioned overlooking the reef with manicured gardens and a wonderful feeling of openness, even for a hotel this size. Staff were exceptional with constant smiles and friendliness! Rooms are adequate but some aspects are a let down. Bath towels and beach towels need updating as they are thread bare and frayed. No wash cloths are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 14 nights in room 805 which overlooked the Zanzibar fruit garden which was nice and quiet. We enjoyed the service, attentive staff and the access to eight different restaurants which are included in the all inclusive scheme. This means that you have plenty of variety of food during your stay. The quality of the food was consistently... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our trip. The only downside for me is the way you have to book your dinner a full 24 hours in advance. It was never really properly explained to us how to do it either, however I must say the staff were really friendly and food was pretty good if not excellent most nights. We never left the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure how people rate this place 5 stars. I traveled here after a Safari trip. To start off, we arrived late at night/early morning and were greeted and served warm mango juice. The next day a strong sewer smell was coming from the bathroom. I notified Reception, and they sent a maintenance worker who put Chlorine pellets in... More 

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

Dear Justin, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While we wish that you had a better experience with us, be rest assured that all points raised by you will be addressed immediately. we hope to have the chance to welcome you back to provide you with... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $213 - $353 (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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