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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My family, 8 of us, from 7- 65years old went to DoZ for 7 nights all inclusive. 1. Rooms We stayed in a deluxe suite sea-facing with bath jacuzzi, and other family members stayed in the standard rooms, non sea-facing, we paid more for our room but you can barely see the sea through the palm trees, so would recommend...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've spent there 8 days over new year's eve. The hotel itself is well kept (rooms and green areas), it might need some refreshing soon. It is definitely not 5 star, probably around 3.5. Staff is the highlight of this hotel, everyone is very polite, smiling and ready to help you. Pool area is too small for a hotel of...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a family holiday for a week to this hotel. Our children are 11, 14 and 17. It is a 45 minutes drive from the airport to the hotel which lets you see the island but it does sadden you when you see the poverty and lack of facilities the local people have. The hotel has everything you...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is about an hour from the small Zanzibar airport. We arrived at night and it was a harrowing ride with Fisherman's Tours to the hotel along pitch black streets and poor roads. The driver hit and killed a dog on the way which was alarming. I wouldn't recommend using this tour company for your transit. The resort is...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Christmas and New Year. Friendly staff. Lots of shade on the beach area. Nice choice of restaurants. The theme nights are excellent. A BIG Thank you to Issac,Rihab, Magambo, Tawahiri, Kwao for looking after us so well.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and kind comments about your stay at Dream Of Zanzibar!!! I am glad to know that you had a relaxing stay with us and an enjoyable time in Zanzibar. I have passed on your wonderful comments to the team and this will surely serve as an encouragement for all of us. Once...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! Beautiful beach! Very nice rooms - we ordered junior suite and got extra with jacuzzi ! Very nice gift for our honey moon. Tasty food, very good seafood prepared by Chef from Indonesia - really amazing ! I really recomnded this place, we just come back today- weather was really good. Place is clean , stuff very friendly....

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

Dear Agnieszka, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback following your stay at Dream Of Zanzibar!!! It is with great pleasure to know that we were able to meet your requirements and thank you for highlighting our excellent facilities, clean rooms, good variety of food and colleagues’ hospitality. Rest assured that your compliments have been shared with the team. Once...

South Africa, JHB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spread out in such a way that no one place is crowded. Good exercise from the rooms to the restaurants and pool. In the shower, I would put a door as the floor is forever wet. Rooms are lovely with a/c and fans. Fridge is stocked everyday. Pool is beautiful, lots of variety in restaurants. Spa is lovely and relaxing.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable comments regarding your stay with us. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback from our guest as this goes a long way in motivating our team in our aim to provide the highest quality service and facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dream of...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good, self contained all inclusive resort. Broad set of facilities ranging from a wide range of restaurants, good food, several bars / poolside areas to hang out in, water activities and a location right on the beach. Rooms are good as well with all the conveniences one would expect. We were there over Christmas and the Christmas Eve banquet was...

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

Dear Mukund, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback following your experience at Dream Of Zanzibar. It is with great pleasure to know that we were able to meet your requirements and provide you a memorable stay with us. On the other hand, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience you have had with regards to the some of...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Full board. Excellent variety of food and drinks. Free mini bar. Shower pressure great. All supplies in hotel room. Hairdryer, shampoo and shower gel. Xmas eve dinner buffet was incredible. Don't dress casual for that night. Staff wonderful 10/10 Volume of TV was a problem but everything else was heaven. Would definitely return.

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

Dear Christine, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable comments regarding your stay with us. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback from our guest as this goes a long way in motivating our team in our aim to provide the highest quality service and facilities. Thank you for highlighting our colleagues’ hospitality, dinner buffet and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 12 great days at the Dream of Zanzibar Hotel. Nice staff, clean rooms (it is africa...), good food and lovely hotel facilities (pools, garden,...) really made this vacation unforgettable. Public beach flooded with annoying beach boys while tide, however we recommend to book trips (snorkeling, stone town,...) with them since it is three times cheaper and the trips...

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Dear Marco, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and kind comments about Dream Of Zanzibar on Trip Advisor. I am glad to know that you had a relaxing stay with us and an enjoyable time in our resort. I have passed on your wonderful comments to the team and this will surely serve as an encouragement for all of us....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • 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
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: $195 - $338 (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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“Junior suites offer a bit more space.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkLaurence, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for rooms near the pool, saves t walk”
 of 5 bubbles Alvia1977, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Junior suite with spa bath has most amazing views over the resort and ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Femque, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“Pay for all inclusive..well worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles KathrynM3149, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“They call rooms ocean facing, some just that,another block between you,the ocean on the horizon if you want a real sea view stress that.”
 of 5 bubbles KENTTRAVELLERAA, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
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