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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel ambience & location is extremely good. But the service is bad. It took me 20 min to complete check in formalities. Room was being cleaned when I went into the room. Food was also bad. When I asked for internet voucher after check in, I was asked to wait in reception and it took 15 min to get the... More 

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Thank Jagannath K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super polite and kind stuff! Great food, everyday you can taste another type of kitchen! Moreover the hotel helps society arround in Pwani Mchangani - they make purchases in the nearest village - not imports goods, they employ Zanzibarians not people from outside - this is very important. Be aware of the problems there and choose them! :)

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Thank Kamil J
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

14 of us arrived and had a small wedding celebration. we really couldn't fault the efforts from all the team there. Very clean and nicely laid out. the wedding itself was superb - the team made went the extra mile to make the whole experience very special. The food was also really good and a nice variation. The only suggestion... More 

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Thank deserteskimo
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So me and my girlfriend arrived here after hiking up Kilimanjaro and then a few days on safari. We dropped a couple of other people off at their hotels and had the anxious wait to see if we had picked the right hotel. Needless to say upon arrival we were met with hot towels and a freshly squeezed juice and... More 

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished a 5 night stay after our safari, we loved this hotel, the rooms are mostly arranged in circular bungalows with 2 apartments per bungalow, the rooms were spacious and clean and had your own private deck and seating area. We found the food very good quality, we were half board so had our lunch in the pool bar... More 

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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The resort is about 1hr from stone town by private transfer, and definitely worth a trip. The staff are very good and there are a lot of them helping make things run smoothly and professionally. The rooms are nice, well presented and clean. The even turn down service sprays for insects, but in our stay there have been hardly any... More 

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Thank James C
OPR_SMM, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear James C Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us a feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Honeymoon at at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa. We regret to hear that the food was not according to your personal expectation & taste. We provide for 15 – 30 different nationalities on... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finished our honeymoon with 6 nights at Ocean Paradise hotel. The place exceeded our expectations! The staff were wonderful, always so helpful and would always go the extra mile! The rooms were tidied daily and when they came in to drop the mosquito nets they would do another quick tidy. The food was lovely. themed nights meant there was variation... More 

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Thank Nick1989Dhillon
OPR_SMM, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nick1989Dhillon Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us a feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Honeymoon at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa. We will convey your feedback to our team. Thank you for choosing Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa. The Ocean Paradise team are looking forward to welcome you... More 

Coast Province, Kenya
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited Ocean paradise during Easter 2014 and recently was there in August 2016. My first thought is that it truly is a small paradise and truly spectacular. The staff are welcoming and this time round most of them have actually coped up with the English language which used to be a barrier some years prior. The house keeping... More 

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Thank hussein M
OPR_SMM, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear hussein M Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us a feedback. We are pleased to welcome you back for the 2nd time to Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa.. Thank you for choosing Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa. The Ocean Paradise team are looking forward to welcome your friends & family Warmest Regards Bernd... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot, buffet food quality and selection was amazing. A lot of beach boys directly outside the resort but nothing the resort can do about that. The resort has plenty of whitesand and beach chairs in it's property on the edge of the beach so you don't get bothered at all there. There is a massive reef (2km out) on... More 

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Thank Karl H
OPR_SMM, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Karl H Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us a feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa. The local “Beach Boys” and “Massai” which is part of the local community living in poor circumstances trying to make a living selling their handmade artifacts... More 

Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The rooms in Ocean Paradise are spacious thatched rondavels with own porch set in beautifully landscaped gardens right at the beach. The scenery and the sea are stunning. The rooms have air con, fan, minibar and a kettle with coffee and tea supplies. The beds have mosquito nets, very necessary! We were on the half board package, which includes breakfast... More 

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Thank Colleen H
OPR_SMM, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Colleen H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us a feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa. We are also pleased to hear you have enjoyed particular the live music the evening at dinner. We are located in a tropical climate and the... More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on Zanzibar’s picturesque North East coast overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is as the name suggests a little piece of paradise. From your arrival at Zanzibar Airport, the resort is a meandering 45 minute journey through un-spoilt scenery, passing typical African villages where the way of life has changed little for hundreds of years. At Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar, you will be greeted by a blaze of colour as you sweep down the imposing driveway, saluted by a Masai warrior as you pass through the entrance gate and be captivated as you arrive in reception and look out over the resort and the azure blue sea. Mature coconut palms swinging in the breeze, white sandy beach, beautiful landscaped gardens, traditional style round chalets with pitched makuti roof, a stunning waterfall feature and the largest swimming pool in Zanzibar are just some of the sights that await you. A big smile and the greeting of "Jambo" will be the first words you hear, as you begin to feel the warmth that the people of Zanzibar are famed for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa

Address: Pwani Mchangani | Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa 0000, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $165 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Ocean Paradise Hotel Kiwengwa
Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar
Ocean Paradise Zanzibar
Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
#2 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
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