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Sultan Sands Island Resort

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#3 of 22 hotels in Kiwengwa
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Sultan Sands Island Resort is situated on the wide, sparkling beaches of Kiwengwa on the East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Sultan Sands is a resort with a unique character: an inspired blend of Swahili and Arab architecture and decor creates a relaxed ambience, while first-class amenities and facilities ensure complete comfort. The spacious rooms at Sultan Sands are built in the style of traditional African rondavels, each tastefully decorated with hand-carved Zanzibari furniture. All rooms are ocean-facing with some situated just metres from the beach. The resort's wining and dining venues are equally impressive, offering delicious local specialities as well as Far-Eastern and European favourites. Sultan Sands shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property - Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. Guests of the two resorts also share many facilities and amenities, including the famous Oasis Spa and the One Ocean Dive Centre.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mickelle H wrote a review Oct 17
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We just got back home from a badly-needed 6 nights family vacation at Sultan Sands. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff who were all so pleasant and accommodating made sure of it. Special shout out to Daas the manager, who made us feel so special by his attention (Chloé still wants to be your assistant!) The grounds are beautiful, the room is spacious and very clean and the pool and beach were always inviting. We can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tamari K wrote a review Oct 13
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In Sulatan Sends we spent 2 unforgettable nights. The staff is very friendly, food is excellent. It was always sunny and the beach is clean and beautiful. The hotel is very cosy and relaxing. The hotel had an very interesting performances at night. Rooms were bigger then expected and room service was perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Vincent Harth wrote a review Oct 9
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My Wife and I had a great time at Sultan sands, friendly staff and made us feel at home always making sure everything is ok and that we were enjoying our time off. A great place to relax and unwind from everyday stress. The manager is extremely friendly and went out of his way to please us. Highly recommend you visit
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kent J wrote a review Oct 1
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it was an amazing holiday here ! most amazing staff and best management ever (Dass) kindest people always had a smile on their face! beautiful holiday ! definitely recommend the hotel ! going to miss it.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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TumiK wrote a review Sep 2021
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The Sultan Sands is am amazing resort....from the welcoming, friendly and attentive staff....resort layout with the authentic Zanzibar buildings, rooms, furniture and decoration....the authentic cuisine and customer experience. The staff went out of their way to make my birthday really memorable. The hotel manager, Daas, is amazing....ever available, present and caring. You cannot go wrong in choosing to stay at Sultan Sands....I truly recommend it. Best value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$171 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sultan sands island hotel kiwengwa
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKiwengwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sultan Sands Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (0.6 miles), Kiwengwa Caves (1.5 miles), and Cannibal Party (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, La Base JungleKite, and Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Sultan Sands Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sultan Sands Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sultan Sands Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Sultan Sands Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.