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Kena Beach Hotel (Formerly Azanzi Beach Hotel)

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  • Excellent63%
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  • Average5%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
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3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

We wanted an authentic Zanzibarian experience and that is exactly what we got. The hotel had started their renovation programme but we loved the two very spacious rooms, with bathrooms and patio, four poster most comfortable beds with mosquito nets, the spotless covered pool, the...More

3  Thank Gilda18
Response from Asmaa B, Director of Sales at Kena Beach Hotel (Formerly Azanzi Beach Hotel)Responded April 23, 2018

Dear Gilda, We are thrilled you chose us for your Zanzibarian Experience, and that your stay was fulfilled with everything you wished for. Thank you for your fantastic review, we shall hope to welcome you with us again once the new hotel is up for...More

Reviewed February 26, 2018

We arrived at Azanzi not quite knowing what to expect following some of the reviews we had read, but we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, the road to the hotel is more than rough (but we had already experience the African massage on our safari the...More

7  Thank Corinne W
Response from Maurizio A, General Manager at Kena Beach Hotel (Formerly Azanzi Beach Hotel)Responded March 12, 2018

Dear Corinne W, I don't even know how to start, I am really touched by your kind words and thoughts! it's been a privilege having you around, thank you for understanding the situation and being such awesome guests, I do hope you'll get a chance...More

Reviewed February 3, 2018

What an incredible place to stay. What most people don't understand is that the entire island of Zanzibar is rural and they don't often do renovation. As you drive to your hotel (normally takes about 1.5 hours) is that building are not completed, paint is...More

1  Thank LMojito22
Response from Maurizio A, General Manager at Kena Beach Hotel (Formerly Azanzi Beach Hotel)Responded February 6, 2018

Dear LauraMay22, Thanks for taking the time to drop us such delightful feedback! We have been working on more vegan and vegetarian options and it is rewarding to hear your appreciation for our menu, it means our efforts are not going unnoticed! I would like...More

Reviewed January 21, 2018

Family of three, originally we wanted to stay at Azanzi over Christmas and New Year. We travel a lot, live in Africa and didn't expect 3-4* as per South African or European standards, but our experience was so bad, that we changed hotel after a...More

2  Thank Tachauch77
Response from Maurizio A, General Manager at Kena Beach Hotel (Formerly Azanzi Beach Hotel)Responded January 21, 2018

Dear Björn F, Thanks for your review and I am very sorry for your experience. The property was sold a couple of weeks ago and the new owners, a Tanzania-based construction company, will be looking into renovating the building during the two months closure planned...More

Reviewed January 17, 2018

The website pics are deceiving. The hotel most definitely needs attention in many areas. There is a serious lack of general maintenance starting from the entrance . It does not offer the appeal that one looks for when booking into a good hotel. - if...More

Thank O8212QNdang
Response from Maurizio A, General Manager at Kena Beach Hotel (Formerly Azanzi Beach Hotel)Responded January 21, 2018

Dear O8212QNdang, Thanks for your feedback. I apologies for the poor conditions of the Hotel and in agreement with what you have described. The property will be closed for two months in April and May, in which the new owners will be looking into renovating...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair access
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Outdoor pool
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Price range
$119 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
$119 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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Michelle M
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Asmaa B | Property representative |
Hi There, Apologies for the delay, I'm just taking over the sales and marketing of the property. You do not have to if you are landing in Zanzibar, the hotel is an hour drive from the airport. If you are landing in DSM... More
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Kristin H
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Asmaa B | Property representative |
Hi There, I am Asmaà the new Sales and Marketing manager of Kena Beach Hotel. Maurizio is no longer with us. We will be reopening the hotel on the 1st of August, as we have been going under major renovation work, I will... More
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Leonora F
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Mau A | Property representative |
Hi Leonora, it will be closed for two months in April and May and reopen in June. karibu!
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"Rooms close to the beach"
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"Don't go there until it is renovated."
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"Go for the deluxe rooms, its worth it"
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"Jacuzzi Room, No Rooms have Sea Views."
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