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Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great place to hang out for a single day or two, away from the buzz of Stone Town. Bay and beach is shallow watered but the hotel offers a very nice swimming pool. Nice, calm atmosphere and very kind staff. If going for a walk along the beach, go in the morning and return by road, since the tide will... More 

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We checked out 8 days early after 4 terrible days of moldy rooms and pillows, awful service, and terrible food that would make your high school cafeteria meal look like a 3 star lunch. A refund was not provided... Now the detailed version: Once we arrived we were asked to pay the bill for the whole stay up front in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Don't eat the food. There are better places to eat if you do decide to stay in the hotel. It's over priced and of very poor quality, my friend had a lot of stomach trouble after ever meal.... the rooms are fine, but bring insect repellent- lots of it- the mosquito nets have holes in them and there's no netting... More 

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Thank Elsa R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

The Hotel is priced very cheap for Zanzibar. There is a reason for it though. Its far from everything and we paid almost 250$ just to get to stonetown and a proper beach. Food and drinks were ok but the breakfast was boiled eggs and vieannas. We did ask for scrammbled eggs. Not very apatising. Staff are friendly and nice.... More 

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Salzburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

The resort is a bit worn down but for the price you pay it is a 5 star luxury resort!! The staff is very nice and helpful although there is room for improvement with their English, the breakfast is ok but the dinner buffet is really good and I never left hungry, on the contrary everything was delicious so we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

My first impression of the place was good and it almost stayed like that the two weeks I stayed there with a friend. The atmosphere is very chilled and the staff is very helpful, friendly and smiling all the time. We stayed in one of the chalets and it was very cozy. The only problem was that you had to... More 

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Thank Camilla K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

If you're looking for a really laid back and peaceful vacation, this is the place in Zanzibar to go. We spent there 12 nights at a bungalow with a view on the ocean. Even though Chwaka is not a tourist village, it was a great starting point for all of our trips. In the village there's not much to do,... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We booked this hotel as a one or two night stop from Nungwi to Pajé. And didn't expect much as we got a ridiculously good deal on the internet. When we arrived it turned out to be the only hotel in the village of chwaka. It was big.. There is a new part that consists of apartments and there is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

We booked online at Chwaka bay to spend 8 nights over New Years. The place was very disappointing from the moment we got there and saw the surroundings. And the fact that there was no beautiful beach made it worse. We decided to be positive and enjoy our family holiday with our two young kids but when we were shown... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

This was a hotel boked by default, due to the peak season. But it was decent. All rooms have great views on a good provate beach. But as all have said, this is not a sea where you can swim because of the strong low tides. But you can be taken to paradise island - low tides there as well,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Serene & Peaceful Chwaka Bay Resort(Chwaka Beach Resort) is located on the central east coast of Zanzibar on the Chwaka Beach near the fishing village of Chwaka and next to the Jozani National Park.Here under the Gentle sways of Coconut palms towering over immaculate garden Zanzibar influence reigns supreme. It offers everything from palm-fringed, white-sand beaches and clear waters to gentle winds and an abundance of sunshine. Elevate your senses with a refreshing swim in the sea, hunt for the sea shells on the beach, soak up nurturing sunshine or enjoy one of many water sports activities. The resort seeks to provide with outstanding services in a warm and friendly manner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chwaka Bay Resort

Address: Village Chwaka, Chwaka, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Chwaka
Price Range: $31 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chwaka Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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