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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Kandy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Nungwi, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here at first with my tour group and then had two nights on my own. The room I had first was far from the beach and definitely not a 'beach bungalow'. I had to walk up a huge staircase to get there. Once my tour group left I was upgraded to the beach rooms and this was much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Room was great, location couldn't be any better, prices reasonable. Drinks on the beach can't be beaten. Breakfast is pretty mediocre, other food OK but surpassed by nearby Kendwa Rocks. The 'Party' on friday night was entertaining but marred by one aggressive, coke-addled local - they clearly knew who he was (he was barred from everywhere) but no-where has any... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed for three nights last week. The location of the hotel could not be any better - a wonderful beach just in front of the hotel and a more natural/local touch than the hotels around. There were a few troubles during our stay: The waiters' English was very basic so they hardly ever got our preferences right (e.g. salad... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed with a group recently. The rooms were fantastic- very clean and comfortable, also very close to the beach. The beds were huge and very comfortable. The bar/restaurant however had the worst service I have ever seen. The food was great when it eventually came out but it took nearly 2 hours for food to arrive on more than... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We rented a bungalow on Kendwa Beach for 3 nights. The volley ball court on the beach is nice, the bar has some good drinks on the menu (although sometimes late at night it runs out of alcohol?) and the WiFi works occasionally, if not then the neighbouring hotel has a better one. The Sunset Bungalows are spacious, have a... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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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
Hotel Style:
#94 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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