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Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed at the beautiful Baraza hotel in Zanzibar for 10 days, following a safari in Kenya, for our honeymoon. All I can say is: wow. Over the years, my husband and I have been lucky enough to stay in some fabulous places because of my job in travel, but this hotel is honestly one of the best I’ve visited....

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GM-TZC, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear KNutkins, Congratulations once again and thank you for choosing us for such a special occasion. We read your comments above with joy and we are very happy that you enjoyed your Baraza and Zanzibar experience. We look forward to your return (anniversary hint) when we will have some fresh caught lobster on ice for you! Jaume Vilardell i Margarit...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We had spent 2 nights here..Very personalized service .. Luxurious villas.. Constructed in Middle eastern- Omanese style.. Private beach & big swimming pool.. Villas are HUGE...tastefully decorated.. Absolutely luxurious by all means.. Very good food..our package was including Breakfast, Lunch, high tea & dinner.. They paid special attention as we had requested for Vegetarian meals.. Beer & Wine are complimentary...

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GM-TZC, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MukeshShah Thank you for this detailed review; we are very pleased that you chose to be our guest. Our aim is to evoke the feeling of living in a Zanzibari Sultans Palace and we are very happy that you enjoyed Baraza. We look forward to your return! Jaume Vilardell i Margarit | Group Manager

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights at this wonderful hotel. Have travelled extensively in past 20 years & this is one of the best hotels we have had the pleasure to stay in. Staff were fantastic & on the final day they allowed us to have an early lunch & also gave us a packed meal for later on. Brilliant location.

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GM-TZC, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MiltonKeynes13, We are always humbled when we receive positive reviews from seasoned travelers because they rightly have very high expectations. Thank you for your comments and for choosing Baraza; my team and I were very pleased to welcome you... We say... "Karibu Tena!" .. (welcome back!) Jaume Vilardell i Margarit | Group Manager | The Zanzibar Collection

Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Part of my 50th birthday celebration and after visiting the Serengeti, we ended our Tanzania vacation at Baraza. What a fantastic way to end our vacation! I cant say enough about the experience. We upgraded to Ocean front room and Nash was most accommodating. The restaurant manager greated us every day with a warm friendly smile and lite conversation. The...

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GM-TZC, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

What a wonderful review and what a wonderful way to celebrate your 50th! It was simply our pleasure to welcome you and and reading your review gives us great joy. I have passed your sentiments to Nash and to the service team and we are grateful that you chose Baraza....here's to many more birthdays ahead! Jaume Vilardell i Margarit |...

Boston, MA
Reviewed July 15, 2015

This hotel reminds me of the Four Seasons Hotel in Maui. The smell of flowers and the layout of the property is pretty much the same. In the morning you can take a walk during low tide to find coral, shells, etc. Local fishermen collect crabs...When the tide comes in, the color of the water is spectacular!!! You can lie...

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GM-TZC, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Maggied00dle We are all smiles after reading your comments above... Thank you! As a private family owned and run hotel we are vet happy when seasoned travelers appreciate our offering and it really does give us the confidence to keep improving. Happy travels and you are very welcome back to Baraza! Jaume Vilardell i Margarit | Group Manager |...

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed July 15, 2015

I had a tour of the property and was very impressed with the accommodation, especially the spa. The décor is stunning and beautiful in the buildings - the buildings are deceptively simple. The lunch was delicious and buffet style and the staff excellent - 80% are from Zanzibar.

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GM-TZC, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear "Thehellen" Thank you for visiting us recently and for your very kind review. Yes; the majority of staff at The Zanzibar collection are indeed local and we take great pride in this. Hopefully your next visit will be a longer one Jaume Vilardell i Margarit | Group Manager | The Zanzibar Collection

huddersfield
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful location, staff couldn't have been more helpful, every detail taken care of, including a surprise rendition of happy birthday by all the staff and a lovely cake.A interesting tour around Stone Town and later ,reef walk and very quick exit to airport after change of flight, by carrier, with a lunch provided to eat in car.

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GMBaraza, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Janethyg, Thank you for this review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Baraza. I am also glad to note that the challenges with your flights did not detract from your holiday. We were privileged to host you! Jaume Vilardell i Margarit | Group Manager | The Zanzibar Collection

Zermatt
Reviewed July 4, 2015

Baraza is an amazing place located on the East Coast of Zanzibar. All staff members are absolutely lovely and their hightes aim is to make your stay an unforgettable one. And they succed! The service is close to perfect, the food is at least 5* quality, the drinks are all you wish for when spending a relaxing holiday. The Spa...

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GMBaraza, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nya81 I fully agree with you that our staff are our greatest asset. We are very happy that we succeeded in providing with a relaxing Zanzibar experience and we hope to see you on our beaches again in the near future. Jaume Vilardell i Margarit | Group Manager | The Zanzibar Collection

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stayed here for a week in May (rainy season) after the end of a month-long job in Dar es Salaam. Overall it's hard to fault the Baraza and I would go back again -- actually I'd love to experience the place when it's not raining! The facilities were immaculate, both inside and on the grounds, the setting is beautiful, they...

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GMBaraza, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear UK_Gator_67, We are delighted that you took time to visit us during our short "winter" season and my team and i were happy to have met your expectations in spite of the rain. We definitely hope that you find the time to come back in the sunshine months when the beaches are even more magical! At Baraza we say...

Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 22, 2015

having had a rough old year it was great to return to a Baraza welcome at 0130 Hrs.We absolutely adore the magical mix of the Omani,Arab,Swahili influence in the design and decor of the buildings and villas. As usual the food is superb,the set menus get better by the year and the sweets are fantastic. The staff in all areas...

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GMBaraza, General Manager at Baraza Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Terri, Your few words have put smiles on very many faces here at Baraza! Thank you very much for this much appreciated review from a very seasoned traveler. We promise not to change and we certainly look forward to seeing you in 2016 (hopefully it wont be on the red-eye this time) Best wishes from a very happy Baraza...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This beautiful resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with beautiful arches, hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, hand made furniture and intricate brass lanterns, Baraza offers unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar. Baraza has set a unique standard of luxury accommodation on the island ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baraza Resort & Spa

Address: Bwejuu Beach, Bwejuu, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Bwejuu
Price Range: $572 - $1,074 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Baraza Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Baraza Hotel Bwejuu
Baraza Resort And Spa
Baraza Resort & Spa Zanzibar Island/Bwejuu
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bwejuu
#2 Spa Hotel in Bwejuu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bwejuu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bwejuu
#2 Family Hotel in Bwejuu
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“Rooms 1 - 7 are seafacing and rooms 8 - 14 are seaview”
  • The private plunge pool in all the villas
  • The Sultan's bed in the room
 of 5 bubbles Shaheentherani, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms on the beach front get pre reserved sun beds. However there was always plenty available.”
 of 5 bubbles Sammie1988, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Stick to the 2 bedroom villas..they're lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles X5654EWpaulh, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“The seven beach villas although have a view over the beach and sea, they are less private.”
 of 5 bubbles edwardt983, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“I'm glad we didn't pay extra for the ocean view - we liked being more private further back.”
 of 5 bubbles Teally23, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
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