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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The resort and the rooms are nice and clean. The premises seem to be kept in good condition. You could not ask for more at this price point. Breakfast was ok. We did not have dinner or lunch there, because judging from the quality of the breakfast we felt the prices for the meals were to high.There is not much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This cost effective resort offers service service service. No fuss accommodation at very affordable price. AJ and staff do more than what is expected to ensure a pleasant stay. Daily trips to Paradise island with gr8 rustic beach pub and swimming included. Perfect location to explore Zanzibar from and reliable taxi service to all island attractions available. A gem!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a really nice stay here. It's not 5 star, but we were certainly happy with our chalet, being by the pool and the beach (when the tide is in) The food was okay, I'd recommend the resort to expand their meal offerings in the buffet. Also consider lowering the prices of alcohol, water and soda. We would have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Good accomodation for a really nice price. Stayed 4 nights in one of the chalets which are really comfortable with airco, fridge, water cooker and nice bathroom. Poolarea and beach is nice and spacious. Breakfast is good with enough variety. Dinner is buffet which is of a reasonable quality; fresh and serviced well. Its 15 dollar per person, which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We weren't sure about the location however this ended up very quiet and peaceful. It is 45 minutes from airport on other side of the island. The rooms are clean although tired. The owners are gradually renovating so we would love to go back in the future. The staff were excellent and wanted to learn English. The food was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a really attractive spot to relax for a few days. Quiet and scenic. AJ and his wife are very friendly and helpful, and all the staff are efficient and courteous. The pool is a treat on hot days, and the beach is fun for long walks because of the enormous tides. Highly recommended. Only TSH1000 on the calla-dalla... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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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: $29 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chwaka Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Chwaka Bay Hotel Zanzibar Archipelago
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