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Queen of Sheba Beach Hotel

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and intimate hotel with a tropical well kept garden. Almost Maroccan style. The originally german owner and her staff is very willing to give you everything you want. The information on activities is very good. Tip to the owners is to provide free water, coffee and tea (which is often the case at other hotels).

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Stayed here for 6 nights in July 2016. The accommodation is simple but pleasant. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms too. Water needs to be preheated before you can run hot water. The decor of the bathrooms could be improved, but was good enough. The pool area and terrace over the waterfront is great. Lots of deck chairs and sun beds... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

So, we arrive and the room is not prepared, no towels, no toilet paper, no soap, even no bulblights outside. So after a few hours, and after asking 3 times they solved it. Ok. Then we have lunch. Mediocre pasta, asked for penne pesto and they serve us tomato fusilli. Ok. Then the dinner. We asked for a seafood platter... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Our room: not prepared when we arrived (no towels,no soap, no bulbs...),but they cleaned everyday. Exchange rates: try to pay in schillings.if you pay in dollars, they change the rate 1dollar-2000tsh (the don't care about current exchange rate), so you will lose money. Food: avoid seafish To sum up, you pay more than what you get ,overprized, no trusty management.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The location of the hotel was on the East Coast of Zanzibar. I was greeted very warmly on arrival. I was travelling alone and before any admin stuff was finalised, I was shown to my room. I was offered a beer and had many wonderful exchanges with the staff who were all incredibly friendly. The hotel is situated on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

The Location is Fantastic. You have low and high tide. During low tide the Beach just great. You can walk endless in the Sea and just enjoy. During high tide you have a classic beach. There are not many people around, so you can really enjoy your time there. The Rooms are really nice with a great view. The Staff... More 

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Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I have to start out by saying than many hotels in Zanzibar seem to get good reviews because the location and beach is wonderful. Yes, the beach is wonderful in Queen of Sheba as well, but this is a review of the hotel, not the destination! There are way better options than Queen of Sheba, and I cannot recommend it... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Just an FYI: if you are traveling with someone of the opposite sex, you will need to be married if you want to stay at this hotel (it might be like this at all Zanzibar hotels). Queen of Sheba was a bit pricey for budget travelers, but had a classic Eastern Zanzi ocean view and a hammock. Good swimming down... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Appalling and would never recommend this hotel to anyone. First impressions do count and what a nightmare. The owners are not credible. So beware before you book into this place. Not Queen of Sheba at all. Don't be conned like we did. A total misrepresentation of the rooms.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Originally I planned to stay at this hotel. When I finally got into it, I did not expect anything extraordinary. Three-star hotel, which is on Zanzibar lot, I thought. But I must admit that I was wrong. Queen of Sheba Beach Hotel has a very pleasant atmosphere of a small friendly hotel. Spacious rooms with good views (although the bathroom... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Queen of Sheba Beach Hotel

Address: Annex of Santa Maria Coral Park, Pongwe P.O. BOX 4115, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Pongwe
Price Range: $87 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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