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Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa

Kiwengwa 3276 Tanzania
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#8 of 15 hotels in Kiwengwa
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A luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest white beach on the east coast of Zanzibar. The resort is one of the island’s most prestigious properties offering the ultimate in beach comfort: excellent accommodation; fine wining and dining; a host of sports and leisure facilities; the famous Oasis Spa; and our award-winning service. Bluebay’s rooms and suites are set within 30-acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees, some right at the ocean’s edge. All rooms are spacious, bright and beautifully decorated in Zanzibari style. Dining at Bluebay showcases Zanzibar’s celebrated local ingredients with an emphasis on fresh seafood and contemporary cuisine. As well as being a magical destination for holidaymakers wishing to soak up the sun and absorb the enchanting culture of Zanzibar, the resort offers excellent facilities for meetings, conferences and group incentives. And our weddings and events team can help you plan a private party, a wedding and, of course, a honeymoon! Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is Bluebay’s premier brand. The resort shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property – Sultan Sands Island Resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Head massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Yentl D wrote a review Mar 2020
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Fantastic experience for us and our family. Great food, great hotel, fantastic atmosphere, great staff, beautiful beach, geat pool, great service. I guess the biggest compliment I could give is that I am planning on returning next year, while in principle I always chose a new place/hotel, but this one was so good I will return.
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Date of stay: March 2020
P H wrote a review Mar 2020
Ellicott City, Maryland14 contributions2 helpful votes
To start, upon arrival, the General Manager, Jonathan Cox sets the pace and welcoming atmosphere and believe me it is reflected in each and every employee regardless of position or level. We were always greeted cheerfully, by the employees. This was our third stay at this resort and I can't say enough good things about this property. We had a superior room, for 8 nights, all-inclusive package and I must say this was the absolute best value for our dollars. Food was excellent and varied by cuisine, and themes each night. Entertainment was amazing. Our room was large with an ocean view, always cleaned perfectly. Air conditioning was fully functioning. We were given my preferred room and I really liked that. Special kudos to Makuti Restaurant staff, Jimmy, the Manager is awesome. Adonis, Martha, Elizy, Lizy, & Mahmud and numerous others are excellent . The restaurant staff goes above and beyond to create a pleasant dining experience. Aiden, is the most awesome restaurant person as he ensured that everything was perfect and that I stayed well. Kylie, a top tier manager was very keen on us receiving the best service; ensuring our experience was 5 star. Reception area, Benjamin and Concierge Masoud and Masai Thomas were all very helpful and attentive. To our surprise, the Owner was visiting on the day of check out and he kindly introduced himself which was a very nice experience. We will surely visit again if and when travel restricitions are relaxed. The environment is warm, welcoming and beautiful.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Superior rooms and suites are best choice if you have difficulty with inclines.
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Response from Jonathan Cox, General Manager at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear PH Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent stay with us in Zanzibar. We are overwhelmed about your comments which I will certainly share with our amazing team. We do hope that you will make it back for a 4th visit. Best Wishes from our beautiful Island of Zanzibar. Stay safe and well during this time.
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lahjakas wrote a review Mar 2020
Freiburg, Germany61 contributions107 helpful votes
We stayed in Zanzibar for three weeks in February and March 2020. One week at the Zanzi Resort on the west side of the island, two weeks at the 'Bluebay Beach Resort, which we already knew from last year. We had booked a Junior Suite there. The Junior Suites are highly recommended. In the Wifi distribution list they are not called "Luxury suites" for nothing. You enter them through a living room that has two doors to the terrace. The terrace is covered and well furnished, the same applies to the living room. Separated from the living room by two steps is the bedroom with a huge bed. From the living room one gets to a dressing room, a kind of walk-in closet. The most beautiful room is the spacious bathroom. Through a window and a French door it is flooded with light in the afternoon. It has two wash basins and a huge triangular bathtub. Separated from it are a shower and the toilet. From the bathroom the French door leads into a (not very useful) private garden, which has two more showers. The sanitary installations of the bathroom are in need of improvement. The washbasins are missing single-handed mixers, even more so in the shower, where an additional hand shower would also be appropriate. The walk-in wardrobe has far too few clothes hangers (you have to ask for additional ones) and no reasonable suitcase rack. Apart from that, the suite is very spacious, quiet, good for working and generally comfortable. The hotel staff is, as generally usual in Zanzibar, very friendly and obliging. A special praise deserves Simona, the Italian vice-manager, an example of practical thinking. The beach service is good (deck chairs, towels, mattresses). The catering is also good, but could be better, especially with regard to the fruits on offer. Wifi is often very weak. The guests come mainly from Poland (they are rather stuffy and not very polite) and Italy (very extroverted); occasionally also from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia. The range of special performances and the musical offer with changing bands is generally good (one band, however, plays every song to death by repetition). But there is no dance floor in the true sense of the word; of course there is enough space in the lobby with a nice smooth floor where you can dance well away from the crowd. The hotel shares a fitness room and a water sports offer with the neighboured hotel Sultan Sands. (However, it is better to avoid the kayaks because of insufficient back support). A place for volleyball is not available. For about 30 $ you can takeone of the outrigger boats towards the reef and snorkel there. The malaria prevention is very good: Around the beds mosquito nets are stretched everywhere, the walls have an anti-mosquito coating which is incredibly efficient. This is also expressed in a strong reduction of bird life. One year before there were two extremely lively colonies of weaver birds that disappeared (another one at the hotel entrance still exists). Now the omnivorous crows dominate among the birds.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: depends on you withes
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Response from Jonathan Cox, General Manager at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear Lahjakas Thank you for the wonderful detailed feedback on you recent stay with us in Zanzibar. It was great to have you back again. We will certainly take note pf the areas that we need to improve on and celebrate the things that we are doing right. I will share your sentiments with Simona. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards
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Sharron M wrote a review Mar 2020
Athabasca 4 contributions
Had a few days to relax in Zanzibar and found this great hotel. Manager went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable. Food was excellent. Nightly entertainment. Hotel was clean. Great Stay. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Jonathan Cox, General Manager at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Dear Sharron M Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent stay with us in Zanzibar. Best Regards
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NickyS29260 wrote a review Mar 2020
Clevedon, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
We've just returned from 8 nights at the Bluebay where I celebrated my 60th birthday. The hotel was lovely, the room large & comfortable, probably the biggest most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! The location is stunning but what really makes this hotel 5 star is the staff. Everyone is friendly, helpful & nothing is too much trouble. It seems a shame to name just a couple but Joyce in the main bar and Mudric in the restaurant were outstanding. The management also deserve a mention. The managers in the restaurant were always available & again nothing was roo much trouble. The general manager, Jonathan was also highly visible, always around making sure the guests are happy and the staff are on the ball. The smooth running of this hotel is no doubt down to him. A huge thank you to all the staff for making my birthday memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Jonathan Cox, General Manager at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Dear NickyS29260 We are extremely pleased to hear that you had a wonderful 60th Birthday celebration and stay with us in Zanzibar. I will certainly share your kind sentiments to both Joyce and Mudric and the rest of our amazing team. We do hope that you will visit us again in the not too distant future. Best Regards
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$170 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
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 Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Base JungleKite, Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar, and Zan View Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.