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Dream of Zanzibar

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Kiwengwa, Mahonda, Tanzania
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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is an excellent holiday destination depending on which resort you choose. My wife and I stayed at the Dream of Zanzibar Holiday Resort where we celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary. The hotel gave us a special anniversary cake accompanied by indigenous singing by the staff in Swahili. Food was available three times a day and drinks all day long... More 

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Raanana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have just spent a week of glorious rest and relaxation in one of God's special places on Earth. A paradise of turquoise sea, white beaches that you can take long walks on and outstanding service from the dedicated attentive staff at the Dream of Zanzibar resort. It felt as though the only aim of the Team was to give... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful Resort with friendly staff. Rooms are quite big with excellent amenities. good Pool and pool bar. Beach approach is excellent. Food & drinks are too good. Some room is having Jacuzzi inside the room. We enjoyed that too.

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Thank arupgargi67
Michael F, Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for your great review. All the team is very happy to read your comments about them and to know that you had a wonderful relaxing holiday with us. Looking forward welcoming you back to the Emerald Collection Hotels. Sincerely, Michael Francis Resort Manager More 

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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a week with the family. Junior suites. Request 1901 to 1905. Well placed with a sea view. Excellent service and good variety of food. Theme nights and entertainment was good. Only downside is that at low tide cannot swim. Would recommend this hotel.

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

Dear Afzal, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for your beautiful review. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful holiday with us, enjoying the food and the view from your rooms. Looking forward welcoming you back to the Emerald Collection Hotels. Sincerely, Michael Francis Resort Manager More 

South Africa
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for a week on the all inclusive package. List of choice of food and drinks. Best coffee ever "kahawa masiwa moto, tafadali". I was in awe of the staff putting together the theme evenings. Sebastian - the executive chef can be commended for having such passion still after 21 years at the hotel and it... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for sharing your wonderful experience on Trip Advisor. All the team is very happy to read your comments and to know we were able to make your holiday memorable. Looking forward welcoming you back to the Emerald Collection Hotels. Sincerely, Michael Francis Resort Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! This is a must stay. The grounds are beautiful with huge rooms and amazing views. We walked up and down the beach front a few times and both of us agreed that we were in the best resort! The all inclusive was fantastic. 5 different restaurants to choose from so you never got bored. Our favourite was the sushi... More 

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

Dear Emma, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for sharing your wonderful experience with us. we are delighted to read that you had a lovely holiday enjoying especially our rooms and our all inclusive package. Looking forward welcoming you back to the Emerald Collection Hotels. Sincerely, Michael Francis Resort Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jambo!! What a beautiful Hotel. Exceptional staff, beautiful beach, pool & dining areas. The food was great & always more than enough... especially the sea food! The phenomenal staff always attentive to assist where they can, from the reception on arrival to the porter taking us to our beautiful room to the pool side waiters / waitresses & Barmen A... More 

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

Dear Nicolette, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for your beautiful review. All the team is very happy to read your comments and to know you had a wonderful family holiday in our resort enjoying the resort varied facilities especially the dinning options. Looking forward welcoming you back to the Emerald Collection Hotels. Sincerely, Michael Francis... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Dream of Zanzibar for two nights last weekend and were not happy with the hotel at all. We have been to other resorts in Zanzibar which are rated lower than Dreams but which we loved, so I don't think our expectations were too high. Our first clue that things were a mess there should have been when... More 

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

Dear Munira, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While we wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for our honeymoon and got upgraded the 2nd day of our visit to a junior suite straight away with a sea view. We also had complimentary massages and the most delicious seafood meal at Blue Vanilla. Every meal was perfect. The Staff were very friendly and we felt like king and Queen. They made us feel very special.... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar for your honeymoon and for sharing your amazing experience. we are very happy to read that we made your holiday wonderful and you enjoyed our rooms and the Blue Vanilla restaurant. Looking forward welcoming you back to the Emerald Collection Hotels. Sincerely, Michael Francis Resort Manager More 

Johannesburg
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing holiday at Dream of Zanzibar. The resort exceeded our expectations and we were treated very well. We went for our honeymoon and got upgraded to a junior suite straight away. We also had complimentary massages and the most delicious seafood meal at Blue Vanilla. Every meal was perfect and there was something for everyone, especially... More 

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

Dear Daniella, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar for your honeymoon and for sharing your amazing experience with us. All the team is very happy to read you had a wonderful and memorable holiday, enjoying our rooms and our varied restaurants. Looking forward welcoming you back to the Emerald Collection Hotels. Sincerely, Michael Francis Resort Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • 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: $224 - $347 (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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