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Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant

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Bwejuu, Zanzibar, Bwejuu Tanzania
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#2 of 13 Specialty lodging in Bwejuu
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Leave at home all things superfluous as at Twisted Palms you will find all you need to spend the holiday: the long beach of white sand for endless walks; a hot shower to cuddle yourself after a swim in the ocean. Also a meal that merges Zanzibar's materials with professional Italian-style service awaits on our stilt house beachside restaurant Find just one good reason not to catch up with us!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Diving
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
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Ocean view
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, Swahili
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Jaxstu wrote a review Feb 2019
Eastbourne, United Kingdom9 contributions7 helpful votes
The place was not as the pictures. It was badly in need of repair and replacement. No toilet seat in bathroom. Shower broken and we had to fix ceiling fan. The pool area was derelict and unsafe. The numerous steps to the pool are were in a state of disrepair and handrails come adrift and unsafe. They did not collect us from the airport and at 4 in the morning we had to pay premium rate for a taxi. On arrival nobody to meet us and when someone did arrive they didn't know we were coming and so had to ring manager who did not come down but left for poor man to sort. Even though we had paid in full for 7 nights we only stayed 1 and on leaving explaining that we were bitterly disappointed and felt that the place misrepresented itself online we were not offered any refund other than we could eat there for free, which we declined as we were unsure of the whole place by then. We had to then pay for elsewhere for the rest of our stay which speaks volumes fir this place.The staff we friendly and tried to help us but with an absentee owner who obviously doesn't care or bother with the place or the customers they have their work cut out
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David M wrote a review Jan 2019
Keerbergen, Belgium1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed for four nights, and the staff were not planning on changing our towels . When we asked for two fresh towels, it was apparently mission impossible. So was getting a cold bottle of water. Or cleaning the tables at breakfast. Basic stuff. Overall, the staff didn seem to care much, and the property is poorly maintained and doesn't get the care it needs. Staff would rather sit on their phones all day than fix the broken beach chairs, stock the fridge, or any of the million other fixes/improvements they could be making. From the other reviews, we get the impression that things might be better when the European owners are around, but we gather this is pretty rare these days. So I wouldn't take the chance and definitely avoid! There's much better options nearby, at the same cost or cheaper. PS: the hotel offers a transfer service from Stone Town/airport for $45. We took a regular taxi from Stone Town for $30. If you do this, do note the hotel isn't signposted. The correct turn off the main road is the one for 'Evergreen Bungalows'.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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ZeljkoRadonjic wrote a review Jul 2018
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Great position, clean, sleeping with sound of waves, beach perfect with sand like flour. Food tasty and fresh. All stuff-crew in command of Capt. Zlatko will make your vacation perfect. Big thanks for them😀
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mcpropp wrote a review Jun 2018
Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
After weeks of travelling and safaris we finished off our travels with some rest and relaxation at the Twisted Palms. The staff was warm and welcoming, the food was great and the massages were excellent. We really enjoyed the pool area when the tide was out. Tibu, our driver was extremely helpful and came with a lot of local knowledge.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We had ocean view and we had a beautiful view. Close to the restaurant and library.
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LW64 wrote a review Apr 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom102 contributions40 helpful votes
The food at Twisted Palms was very good and extremely good value. This does mean that people from surrounding hotels choose to eat here so it can get very busy. Remember to book a table. The rooms are either by the beach or set back by the pool. Beachside rooms can be noisier , particularly the rooms in the block in the middle which I would avoid. Poolside rooms miss the sea view but are much quieter so take your pick. At New Year the hotel becomes party central so based on your love of decibels make your choice.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandBwejuu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Paje Beach (3.3 miles), The Village Market (3.2 miles), and Hi Skybar (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Dongwe Jetty, Poa Restaurant, and Delight Zanzibar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant have airport transportation?
Yes, Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Croatian, and Swahili.
Does Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.