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Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

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Adelaide SA
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Three nights in this amazing resort and could have done more. Room was a good size with a nice bathroom and a massive bed. So that ticked the box. Common areas of the resort have the ocean front so a bit of walking from the rooms to the pools/beach/restaurant are required and a bit of a hill to the deluxe... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review, we appreciate that you enjoyed our spacious, clean and comfy rooms at the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa We are renowned for our excellent choices and quality of the freshest of food and excellent themed dinners not only in our two Main restaurants but also in any of our four a la carte choices... More 

Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After two weeks of African Massage (pounding in a open-top jeep on bumpy roads) and African Powder (all the dust, everywhere) while on safari in Tanzania, spent 5 days at Bluebay in Zanzibar. We were supposed to stay at a different resort, but it just didn't fit our needs, so I called up Bluebay to see if they had any... More 

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

Dear rkhurzman, Thank you for having chosen Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa as your last minute choice and that we did not disappoint you after having moved from another hotel which did not meet your requirements. Thank you for your most positive comments. We are very pleased to read that our staff made your stay extra pleasant and that the... More 

Toledo, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

PROS: - Really beautiful hotel - Good location - Clean and nice beach CONS: - Whenever we asked for a towel, they were out of them, every day - Slow service at restaurants - FULL DRESSED PEOPLE INSIDE THE SWIMMING POOL. This was shocking: muslim people swimming in the simming pool while fully dressed with dirty clothes on. None of... More 

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

We are delighted to read your review and thank you most sincerely for taking your time to sharing your positive thoughts about us. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated and we are so pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We have taken note of the towel issue as this is not acceptable as per our standards and my... More 

Amsterdam
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and the beach front makes you feel like you are in paradise. The staff is very welcoming and warm, going the extra mile to look after the guests. A must do is sit at the beach restaurant and eat at the grill...delicious food. Every nite the dinner was a different theme supported by some fantastic song and dance... More 

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

Greetings from One very Happy Island We are pleased to read your review and thank you most sincerely for taking your time to write about us. It is always a delight to see our guests appreciating the ambiance of our resort - the beautiful white sandy Kiwengwa beach and the tranquil ambiance which make us so very special We are... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How do you top a weeks Safari in the Massi Mara? Spend the second week at the Bluebay beach resort and Spa in Kiwengwa Zanzibar. What a fabulous place to unwind after the Massi massage beats you half to death (great fun though). Situated on the beautiful Indian Ocean this hotel was the perfect way for us to end our... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback on your recent stay with us. We value our guest comments as it enables us to continuously monitor and improve our services, and thus we try to exceed our guests’ expectations. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we managed to excel. What better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bluebay, the hotel that makes dreams come true. I got married at Bluebay on the 23rd of July 2016 and all I can say is going above and beyond was their moto. I am an itinerary/spreadsheet kind of person and they fulfilled every request on the list. The hotel is beautiful and clean, the staff are amazingly friendly, the food... More 

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

Thank you for taking your precious time to tell the world about your wedding experience at our Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa on famous Kiwengwa Beach. Our team are the biggest asset we have and they make the resort what it is. It’s a joy to know that they exceeded your expectations and made your wedding so very special. It... More 

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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic accommodation , very clean and comfy, food very nice with a big variety. Close to the beach. No complaints at all. Staff very friendly. Several trips to do from the hotel, would definately recommend going to Cheetahs Rock if you are an animal lover, it's amazing. Pictures are view from our room

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

Thank you for your nice review, we appreciate that you enjoyed our spacious, clean and comfy rooms at the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa We are renowned for our excellent choices and quality of the freshest of food and excellent themed dinners not only in our two Main restaurants but also in any of our four a la carte choices... More 

Lusaka Province, Zambia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic resort, lovely and professional staff members. Being a single traveler i had the best experience ever. The food was amazing, the rooms well appointed. Different types of entertainment by the local people on each day which made it even so memorable. A visit to stone town was the highlight of my stay, such a beautiful historic town.

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

REPLY Wow!!! What a fantastic review to wake up to. Thank you very much, The team at Bluebay is so pleased and encouraged by your kind words……we promise you it will only get better. Our staff remains the greatest asset the BlueBay resorts have to offer and they have made this a great place with excellent services they constantly deliver... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic locale, very accommodating hotel, outstanding service. Went there for a destination wedding. The staff were amazing, right from check-in. Rooms were comfortable and well maintained and food was excellent. Highly recommend

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London
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the experience of a light aircraft transfer from the Serengeti we arrived at the hotel. First impressions were good as the gardens were lovely and reception welcomed us warmly. However, our rooms were not ready even though it was 4pm and there was a frustrating wait. Surprised that there were no bathrobes or slippers. Then went to the pool... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us at our Blue Bay Resorts & Spa. We do appreciate you taking the time to compliment us with your positive feedback on Trip Advisor . We pride ourselves on being more than a destination but rather an unforgettable experience. We sincerely apologise for the delayed check-in and the slow service on the first day.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $178 - $1,102 (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 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
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