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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service provided by the reception after I requested reimbursement of my night because there was a disco that blasted the music next to our bungalow until 3 am was awful. The employees gave me all sorts of excuses for not being able to reach the manager for the two following days. They even suggested it was my fault if...

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Hi pj00122, Thank you for your review. Lately, we have adopted new guidelines regarding entertainment activities that forecast an alert in advance of the customers that might be involved or affected in some measure by such activities by verbal alert including the showing of adequate signs around the hotel area. I apologize for your case and please be reassured that...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed October 28, 2016

First the good: the rooms are large and spacious, the beach is heaven, plenty of hot water, nice sofas around bar area, staff friendly Needs improvement: the grounds are in need of repair; broken lights, chips in cement railing, stairs, paving rocks on footpaths, paint worn, mess under staircase. rooms could use finishing touch up - cover holes ion ceiling...

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Hi SJP9093, Thank you for your review. We are planning to start this month doing some renovation job especially in the common areas and we have changed our supplies to have top quality fresh food. We invite you to come back in order to see the change we have reserved for all our new and returning customers.

Belgium
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Basic but great location and wonderful food. The price/quality ratio is correct !! The food is so delicious and very cheap. Great hotel for a low budget trip to romantic Zanzibar. Very friendly staff ! At a few steps from the restaurant you can walk in the surf of the ocean. Great spot to dive too, just a few 100...

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Hi LolaPalooza18, Thank you for your nice review and for choosing Sunset Bungalows for your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the near future.

Fort McMurray, Canada
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Good: The beach was amazing! White sand, clear blue water. Couldn't have been nicer. Room was ok. A lizard stayed with us the last 2 nights though. Bad: Service was slow. We were staying for a few days and wanted to charge drinks to our room so we didn't have to carry cash on the beach, they were extremely slow...

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Hi Jenandsherm, Thank you for your review and for having your stay with us. We have just implemented our new POS System for payments so that in the period of your stay slow down might have happened as it was for your case. We apologize for the incovenience on your half board choice; this is quite a new formula for...

Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This hotel seems like a ship slowly sinking. Our room was mediocre and the walls were quite filthy, plus the bathroom sink leaked onto the floor. The service is very slow and lacking, and the restaurant/bar employees treat you like you're an inconvenience to them. Even the security guards were rude to my friend and I. We ended up going...

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Dear Treeniefewer, Thank you for your feedback. At this moment we are undergoing general mantainance work in the whole hotel. I apologize for any inconvenient you have undergone with our service. Our staff comes from "The tourism and Hospitality college in Dar es Salaam" and we are improving our service offering more training on a daily basis.

Stavanger Municipality, Norway
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 7 days in september. Lets start with the positiv sides: Close to the beach A/C avaliable. If you like to party - you can have party til 4 in the morning. Downsides: In need of renavation. Hard bed Mosquito nets with wholes Bad breakfast Unorganised workstaff Feels dirty Music till 03-04 o clock - very loud.

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Hi CathrineD88, Thank you for your review. We are to start general maintenance work in the whole hotel. As for breakfast we have changed our menu introducing some new dishes like "pane al latte" (bread with eggs) Our staff comes from "The tourism and Hospitality college in Dar es Salaam" and we are improving our service offering more training on...

Reviewed September 11, 2016

A stunning hotel with fantastic rooms at very reasonable prices. The beach was gorgeous, well maintained with security guards and plenty of sun loungers. Although the bar and restaurant were very reasonably priced, the service was extremely slow so we often went to other hotels next door to eat (Kendwa Rocks & Essence).

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Dear Penny S, Thank you for your nice review and for having chosen Sunset Bungalows. As for the service we are improving our quality offering more training on a daily basis to our staff which is chosen directly among "The Tourism and Hospitality college" in Dar es Salaam.

Kandy
Reviewed September 2, 2016

The good: the beach is really beautiful, the food is not bad and reasonably priced, and I enjoyed the accommodations. Our room was spacious with AC, good bathroom, good fan. The bad: Probably the most annoying thing was all the parasitic fly-catchers that scavenge the beach, trying to get you to buy their cheap goods/travel excursions/whathaveyou. One guy tried to...

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Hi SmokyJoe2114, Thank you for reviewing Sunset Bungalows. At the moment being, we are investing in internal training on our guards on how to behave with non customers and fly-catchers. Our restaurant and bar staff comes from "The tourism and Hospitality college in Dar es Salaam" and we are improving our service offering more training on a daily basis. As...

Nungwi, Tanzania
Reviewed August 27, 2016

I have been visiting this hotel many times when I am in Zanzibar and I enjoyed a lot their Friday parties. Yesterday I realized that the management of this place changed and they introduced racist rules. It was only allowed to enter the party when you are a foreigner. My husband and his aunt from Dar were not allowed to...

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Hi Lydia K, Thank you for your review. Please be reassured that our hotel has always been welcoming all kind of tourists and visitors and always been free by racial discrimination. Our guards have undergone a more focussed training in order not to let this kind of facts happen.

Reviewed August 14, 2016

The service at reception and the restaurant was excellent, you can tell they read all the reviews and do their best to improve. The location is great, maybe the best beach on the island for swimming and snorkeling. The snorkeling might have been better at Mnemba, but we were delighted with all that we saw right out front. The snorkel...

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Abdul S, Front Office Manager at Sunset Kendwa, responded to this review

Hi Trevor L, Thank you for your nice review. We look forward to welcoming you to Sunset Kendwa in the next future.

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Sunset Kendwa, your place to stay in the tropical paradise of Zanzibar's north coast. Fringed by powdery-white sand beaches, azure waters, and thriving coral reefs, the exotic spice island of Zanzibar is the most idyllic of tropical destinations. We offer a wide range of brightly decorated traditional rooms and bungalows, as well as all the facilities you will need to help you ease into Zanzibar's relaxed pace of life. Right on the perfect sands of Kendwa beach on Zanzibar's north coast, this is the perfect place to unwind, spend your days swimming or sun-bathing, snorkelling, scuba diving with our award winning on site water sports centre Scuba Do Zanzibar ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunset Kendwa

Address: P.O. Box 3546, 3546, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: $92 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Kendwa 3*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Sunset Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Hotel Zanzibar
Sunset Beach Hotel Zanzibar
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#104 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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“Go somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles pj00122, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We chose a room for 4 (as a couple) to have more space but that was a personal choice.”
 of 5 bubbles LolaPalooza18, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Get a beach room to be close to restaurant/bar. But be warned of the Friday night party that is very loud.”
 of 5 bubbles Jenandsherm, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“Make sure the surfaces in the room are clean, I doubt they ever scrub them”
 of 5 bubbles martlume, Jun 4, 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe beach bungalow ocean view (no. 47)”
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