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Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stayed for five nights, late August 2013. Initial impressions were disappointing: this is not a five-star establishment, even by Tanzanian standards (check out Serena in Stone Town for a comparator). Rooms were nothing special, beds firm and ok, but pillows awful and bed linen tired. Staff were almost all very friendly (reception staff were a bit sullen) and very helpful...

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1Thank Simon C
Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is by far the best resort I ever stayed at in Tanzania. I have been here 10 -12 times and I am always happy to be back. You feel welcome from the time you check in till you check out. Management and staff are making sure you feel welcome and they are all doing their best to ensure that...

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3Thank Per H
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 17, 2013

I spend a week with my girlfriend at this beautiful establishment. The rooms looked great and the different themed dinners tasted delicious. The kind and helpful staff, the large pool and stunning white beach made our stay unforgettable. We also tried kite surfing for the first time, which quickly became our newest hobby. Special thanks to the management and staff...

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1Thank DavidColoury
Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This hotel combines a wonderful beach location on the quieter east coast of the main Zanzibar island with good food, excellent, friendly service across all functions, hard working staff, cleanliness and security. Comfortable, large beds, aircon wherever needed - really can't fault the place. We took the opportunity of doing a little travelling around the island (Stone Town, Spice Tour...

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3Thank David W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We attended a wedding at Bluebay in June. We could not have asked for a more beautiful location. The staff were extremely obliging and could not do enough to help with looking after my 18 month old. The whole team especially the food and beverage manager, hospitality manager, waiting staff, domestic staff were great at organising all the events. We...

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3Thank Anjli
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed July 25, 2013

My wife and I visited Zanzibar first time and staying only for one night at this awesome serene beach resort made us calm and enjoyed every precious cherished moments. Our next visit is going to be in September whereby the whole family will be there :)

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1Thank karim_kassam
Cambodia
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Fantastic location on the most beautiful beach, spacious and confortable rooms, good food and facilities and great service...what more to ask for? Special thanks to the very friendly and professional management (the director is certainly not an Afrikaaner as mentioned in a comment below).

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed April 18, 2013

This place is hugely overrated. I wasn't going to be picky with a Tanzaninan hotel, but this one deserves to be picked on. Right from the start the service was terrible. Our baggage was left at the reception to be brought by the staff, while we marched to the most remote villa on the premises. When after half an hour...

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1Thank JasminaM270
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed April 11, 2013

i enjoy the sparkling white sandy beaches of kiwenga on the coast of Zanzibar, oh ....the wide range of amazing facilities while at the resort where so helpful to captivate the romantic magic of my stay in Zanzibar..the rooms where so tastefully decorated using traditional furniture. you cannot miss out on the makuti resturant's mouth watering meals and the modern...

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1Thank Asiimwe P
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Although the complaints of others do have resonance, we had a lovely sojourn here ourselves. I'm sure it helped that we were on a low off-season deal. There was a certain amount of confusion and lack of follow through but that was not unusual in Zanzibar and we really did feel that everyone at Bluebay was more than obliging. The...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Tennis Court
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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: $144 - $286 (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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
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“Take a lower placed room.”
DiFred, Apr 4, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the beachfront have beautiful view and flat accessibility. The far rooms are quieter but you have to climb some steps.”
Abuelsa, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“take a room upstairs!”
J637KBbarbaras, Jan 15, 2017 | Read review
“its your own fault to go there:”
peterschilhan, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
“Garden view rooms are very good value for money”
jkat26srn, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
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