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Aarau, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice resort, a bit big. Sometimes you could get lost finding your room. The room was good, clean and a nice view - if you have a room upstairs. The food (buffet style) was OK and with a good variety. But the staff was not really service-minded and not friendly.Sometimes we had to wait very long for our order...

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David A, Resident Manager ,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Bluebay Beach Resort & spa and have taken time to post on trip advisor We are pleased you enjoyed our room facilities and our 14 day themed cycled dinners with live entertainment . We apologize for the at times slower but this is rather the exception than the norm given the...

Graz, Austria
Reviewed 1 week ago

service staff untrained,meals under average,seawater sandy with a lot of seagrass,bathrooms moldy,much too expensive.the houseband plays very well,the acrobatic showgroup performs very well,if you want to have an espresso or icecream you vave to pay extra!!!

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent holidays Thank you also for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize for we did not live-up to your expectations. We take guest feedback very seriously whether positive or negative as it helps us in...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Bluebay for 8 nights and it was the most excellent expirience ever. Was there with my daughter, originally I booked the Sultan Sands, but at our arrival, they were fully booked (don´t know how that happened) and they put us at Bluebay. We were more than happy with this arrangment. Bungalows are spectacular, rooms are very big,...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Happy and a Peaceful new year Thank you for choosing to stay with us on famous Kiwengwa Beach. Thank you also for finding time to post your feedback. We are humbled that you scored us tops in all the areas. I would like to assure you that we will continue to raise the bar so that we continue to exceed...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bluebay resort for 4 nights and what an amazing holiday it was. The resort is located on a lovely stretch of white sand on the North East coast at Kiwengwa. Places on the North East coast like Kiwengwa, Pongwe, Matemwe have lesser tourist crowd and have practically untouched empty beaches. During low tide, one can walk...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotel at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Bluebay Beach Resorts & Spa are indeed authentically traditional Zanzibarian with its warm atmosphere and welcoming ever smiling staff. There is nothing corporate or impersonal about us from the management to the chefs, gardeners and room attendants and everyone is geared to make your stay with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible. With almost...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In June I spent almost 2 weeks here together with my mom. The minute we arrived we felt right at home. Our room was excellent and comfortable. We fell in love with this huge bed the terrace with ocean view and the shower immediately. There are a lot of people at the beach trying to sell things, but that doesn't...

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David A, Resident Manager ,Bluebay Hotel at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for having chosen the spice Island of Zanzibar and our Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa on famous Kiwengwa Beach as your preferred honeymoon destination – no better choice than to come and stay with us on One Happy Island It is always a delight to see guest appreciating the ambiance and atmosphere of our...

Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Bluebay having tagged a long weekend onto the end of a work trip. Not being a fan of all-inclusive holidays, I was dubious at first - but I have to say that the buffet food was very good and I loved how the hotel mixed up the seating arrangements so that on some days you sat and...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for having chosen our resort for your stay on Zanzibar -the Spice island. Your positive comments are well received and most appreciated. To read that you enjoyed and appreciated our daily changing menu cycle confirms that we are on the right track in what we offer as culinary journey round the globe. Our All Inclusive drinks are not...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Title grab you? Good. It needs a bit of explaining. The hotel is beautiful with an array of features and goodies you can look up on it's website. It's all true, and yes, the beach is just as amazing as it looks. The buffet restaurant offers really good food (for a buffet), with super friendly and skilled chefs preparing your...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa as your preferred hotel during for your recent holiday Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and we are sorry that we obviously did not live-up to your expectations. We take guest feedback very seriously and most of the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to spend our 10 days of the honeymoon trip to this Hotel and we are very satissfied with our decision . Hotel is located by a wonderful white sandy beach . Please keep in mind that you have to walk enough within the sea in order to be able to swim . Either wise , you have the...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for having chosen the spice Island of Zanzibar and our Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa on famous Kiwengwa Beach as your preferred honeymoon destination – no better choice than to come and stay with us on One Happy Island It is always a delight to see guest appreciating the ambiance and atmosphere of our...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed December 13, 2016

The moment you arrive you feel like in Paradise. Lush gardens, open bars and restaurants, white fine sandy beach with turquoise waters in the backdrop. The rooms are fully equipped, the food left no desires ( every night different theme and sometimes served in a different location - Highlight was the Zanzibari Night )and the landscaping stunning. But even more...

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David A, Resident Manager at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on famous Kiwengwa Beach. Thank you also for finding time to write your feedback. We are humbled that you scored us tops in all the areas. I would like to assure you that we will continue to raise the bar so that we continue to try and exceed the expectations of our...

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We spent a week in the Bluebay. It is an absolutely beautiful hotel, our sea view (not beachfront) room was stunning, spacious and the outside shower with two shower heads was splendid. We very much enjoyed the evening buffet dinners as the food was very good and the staff in the restaurant extremely friendly. Initial problems with the shower were...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotel at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

We at the Bluebay Beach Resorts we are all geared towards ensuring that our guest experiences are excellent and a true reflection of the great Zanzibar hospitality with the friendliness of its people It’s always pleasant and heartwarming for all of us when we receive such positive feedback. We are renowned for our excellent choice and quality of the freshest...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Address: | North Coast, Kiwengwa 3276, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $169 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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Also Known As:
Bluebay Beach Hotel Kiwengwa
Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
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“Garden view rooms are very good value for money”
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“Not sure We had a superior room and wifi was spotty and TV did not work and only had 2 English speaking stations”
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