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Indigo Beach Zanzibar

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Bwejuu 00000 Tanzania
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#2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Bwejuu
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A Barefoot paradise!

As you step into Indigo Beach Zanzibar, you will immediately feel that your holidays have started.. Barefoot....This is how you will spend your holidays. Forget everything, free your mind and spirit! Relax in our cozy "boutique Hotel"!

The resort shows simplicity & informality.  The turquoise of the lagoon melts into the background of an immaculate white sandy beach, planted with coconut palms close to the small fishing village of Bweju, near Paje Beach.

With its whitewashed walls, marine blue roofs and cozy bungalows, Indigo Beach Zanzibar, is full of coastline charm. The garden is planted with coconut palms and exotic trees rustled by the cool sea breeze. From the deck of the pool you'll find a direct view on the lagoon, that spreads its color less than 30m away.

Stylist boutique hotel based on the barefoot concept

9 bungalows typical of a beach lifestyle, each with a private lounge area ("baraza" in Swahili) and garden, an external bathroom, with 3 of these bungalows offering 'Family' rooms option.

• 8 Romantic sea view bungalows & one garden view

• 1 Restaurant and bar overseeing the pool

• 1 guest house with 8 traditional & simple rooms & bathroom

• 1 kids corner- Mtoto Club

• Free Wi-Fi in dedicated areas

• Check in :14h00 & check out :11h00

• Reception(souvenirs, excursion desk and other products)

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KartKallaste wrote a review Mar 2021
Tallinn, Estonia4 contributions
Public spaces and the rooms look nice, however there are no ACs anywhere in the hotel: not in the public spaces (as they are all open air), but also not in the rooms. As the temperatures in Zanzibar can be very high, even during night, than it is not advisable to stay in this hotel if you are travelling with small children. However, if you are travelling without children, then the place is ok: the staff is warm and the houses look nice. Families with children, please note: there is absolutely nowhere to escape from the high temperature and the sleeping temperatures during night can be dangerously high for infants. After two nights of staying awake, opening all doors to create any air in the room and as a consequence getting multiple mosquito bites, we decided to leave. However, I admit that I should have double checked before booking to be sure that they have any AC. I just expected that a nice place like Indigo would have AC if it operates in such a hot climate. However, the hotel looks nice, the houses are nicely decorated, big and spacious, pool is good enough, beach is right at your doorstep. The staff is friendly, welcoming and cooperative - they made us feel welcome and tried to find solutions for us. Three other minuses (besides AC) from our experience: 1. It was impossible to enjoy the beach freely as we were constantly bombarded by beach boys. Some even start calling for you as soon as you open your room door. In the end I didn't go swimming in the ocean, cause I couldn't get 1 minute to myself without being approached and being offered tour, souvenirs etc. 2. Breakfast had rather limited options to choose from. Fruits were always running out. 3. It is in the middle of nowhere, so if you want to eat you have only two options: in the hotel or book a driver to go to the nearest town. There is nothing in the walking distance.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Families with children should prefer houses with two floors - there's more air on the second...
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Response from Maelle Collot, Comptabilité/Finance at Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Responded Mar 17, 2021
Dear Kart Kallaste, Warmest greeting from Indigo. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel. We are really sorry not to have meet your expectations by not having A/C in the rooms, but we did our best to find a solution which could fit you. We would always provide extra fans if required. We are glad that you enjoyed our little barefoot. Concerning breakfast, we offer plenty of things as a base, every day, such as cereals, fresh fruits, yogurt, several bread varieties, and some hot dishes and pastries that change daily. It is also possible to order eggs, bacon and sausages from the Chef. And of course, if you may have any special request, we are always pleased to assist. As we are located in the village of Bwejuu, you do need a taxi to go to Paje (5min) or Jambiani (10 min), where there are a lot of shops, restaurant and activities. Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for all your feedbacks as we are truly committed to giving our customers the best possible service, we are sure it will help us to improve the experience at Indigo. Best regards, Manel Frikech
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Annar wrote a review Mar 2021
Tallinn, Estonia4 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked Indigo for a week in February, but had to leave after two nights due to no AC in the room. We had a 4 months old baby with us and it was too hot. My recommendation to the management is not to accept bookings with babies under 1 year of age. And to book families to villas with second floor, I heard that there is much more air. They did propose to move us to another hotel with AC, but they offered a 4 times smaller room which was not acceptable for the four of us. So we left with no refund to Park Hyatt which was outstanding. Otherwise Indigo is a cool place to stay with nice staff and friendly guests. If they would have refunded us or offered similar size room with AC I would put 3 or 4 stars to them. Location is a little bizarre with not much where to go, so most lunches and dinners are to be had there.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Maelle Collot, Comptabilité/Finance at Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Responded Mar 17, 2021
Dear Annar, Thank you for your comment. We regret that you couldn’t stay with us until the end of your booking and were really sorry for your baby. We tried our best to find a solution which could fit you. Once again we thank you, and apologize for the inconvenience. Best regards, Manel Frikech
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Anna C wrote a review Dec 2020
Tbilisi, Georgia1129 contributions470 helpful votes
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Stayed here for seven night during Christmas time. The location is stunning and the hotel is beautiful. The booking and payment was easy via email. Margot was super nice and helpful and accommodated our special request. We had beach front villa which is nicely decorated. Bathroom outside was a nice feature and we liked it. The food in the hotel was excellent - always freshly cooked and nicely served. They also have a nice selection of South African and French wines. The staff at the restaurant is a special highlight. Mary, Gottfried, Agnes are wam and amazing people and they made our stay very cosy. We had birthday celebration and Musa organised a lobster and beautiful celebration for us - it was truly special. In terms of the beach - it’s a stunning long beach however the tides can be very low. If you plan on snorkelling it is uninteresting as there are no corals but just seaweed where you can see lots of urchins, some fish, crabs but not much else. For us the main down side was lack of aircon in the bedroom. For us - northern people it was quite hot at night. Otherwise we are incredibly happy about our stay and would highly recommend this place for peaceful and beautiful stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Maelle Collot, General Manager at Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Responded Dec 31, 2020
Dear Anna, Thank you very much for your amazing feedback! It has been our pleasure to have you as our guests, and all the staff were extremely happy to make your day to day so special. We will show your message to all of them, starting with the restaurant employee and we are sure that they will be absolutely glad to hear this from you. Once again thank you for your kindness and we are looking forward to welcoming you back at Indigo Beach Zanzibar. Best regards Maelle Collot
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Sarah.92 wrote a review Dec 2020
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I booked in this hotel for 6 nights! I hot to change my flight for urgent matter and go back to my home country after only spending 3 nights. They refused to give me my money back! Was almost 700$ i asked for discount of F&B she was more than rude to say no! They even rented the room for another customer before i leave and forced me to leave my room at 6pm after a bog fight with them. While my flight was at 12:00am Not only this! They didn’t clean our room in the check out date while i asked for this. They put the bottle of water infront of the door from outside and left!!! Overall this, after 6pm all the room will be full of ants and mosquitoes, lizard because all the windows are closed with bamboo, so it’s all open! Toilet is outside as well because they don’t want to pay for ventilation and exhaust! There is no AC for sure! The only benefit in this place was the beach and local people around! But definitely not the hotel or the small swimming pool. 3*7 meters maybe.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Maelle Collot, General Manager at Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Responded Dec 27, 2020
Dear Sarah, Let me first of all express my amazement when I read your comment concerning your stay at Indigo Beach Zanzibar as the information are not correct and clearly unfair - as the other comment concerning another hotel of the island where you were asking about refund too. You booked Indigo Beach Zanzibar through an agency with an initial booking of 4 nights - from 21 to 25/12/2020. The agency made the payment to us knowing the conditions of cancellation or changes (which are by the way very flexible as per the covid-19) and I am sure they shared them with you and probably recommended you to take a travel insurance - even more necessarily given the world pandemic situation. On the 16/12/2020, we received an email from the agency asking to change the dates from 21-25 December (4nights) up to 18-21 December (3nights) - while you were already on the island, staying in an hotel in the north. We accepted this last minute change politely and prepared the bungalow for you after making change on our planning - Christmas is a busy season in Zanzibar and no one is allowing last minute free cancellation or change usually. As I said earlier, there is a procedure when you book vacation with an agency - the cancellation or change conditions are signed between the agency and the guests. If you wish to get a refund from your agency or your insurance, do not hesitate to contact them directly as we are not responsible. Concerning the check out time, the new reservation was made only for 3 nights so you were supposed to leave the room at 11am - like all the other guests. Mussa, the manager on site explained to you several times and even decided to offer you free of charge the late check out until 6pm. As you can imagine, the housekeeping is coming every day to clean the rooms (2 times in fact) and they are not supposed to clean the room the day of the departure as the check out time is normally 11am. Moreover, when the housekeeping came to drop the water, they knocked several time and you did not open the door so they decided to leave the bottle for you outside as they could not enter in the room. Concerning the fauna & flora of Zanzibar, lizards are everywhere on the island, very friendly and great for the guests are they eat the mosquitos. Moreover, as you can see on all the platforms (TripAdvisor, booking.com, Instagram, our official website) we have unique outside bathrooms protected by Casuarina wood - providing complete privacy - offering an amazing experience - being able to take a shower under the stars of Zanzibar of the bougainvillea. in the idea of respecting this amazing nature and environment, Indigo Beach doesn't have AC but all the constructions have been built in order to let the fresh air coming through - this information is also well shared on all the online platform. I will also rectify the last wrong information that you are sharing here, indeed as you can see again online, we are a small boutique hotel with a small swimming pool, (4m by 12m and not 3m by 7m) which by the way is the perfect size as we can accommodate maximum 40 persons in our lovely place and most of the guests are enjoying the ocean more that the pool. I would recommend you to check the hotels online before in order to book a place suitable to your needs and avoid being disappointed and disrespecting the team on site who were trying hard to improve your stay. We hope you are safe trip back home Best regards
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Ahlam R wrote a review Dec 2020
Leicestershire, United Kingdom29 contributions7 helpful votes
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I spent 2 nights here as a solo retreat. It was a perfect spot. The hotel is very well kept. Loved the decor of the place and the little details. My room was a walk across the beach, but as I was alone it wasn't too bad. I enjoyed the beautiful views in the morning. Food was good, although limited and portions were a quite small. WiFi connection was very poor in the room. Staff were excellent, especially Adis and Musa who looked after me very well. 😊 Note: The ocean is beautiful, although the tide can be very low sometimes and only reach waist height. Seaweed also grows here so expect that too.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Dec 3, 2020
Dear Alham Thank you very much for your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to know that you had an amazing stay in our small paradise and that you enjoyed the beautiful garden and the small attention from the staff. Please be sure that I will share with comment with the team and especially Ades & Mussa. We do understand your comment concerning the Wifi. Indeed we provide free wifi in the common areas (restaurant, lobby and pool) and it might be a little bit slower in the rooms - which allow our guests to have a real break and enjoy the calm of Zanzibar. Thank you and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards Maelle Collot, General Manager
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$46 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandBwejuu
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15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Indigo Beach Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Paje Beach (2.5 miles), Kuza Cave (4.9 miles), and Hussein Tourist Guider (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Dongwe Jetty, Delight Zanzibar, and Kijiji Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Indigo Beach Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Indigo Beach Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Indigo Beach Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Does Indigo Beach Zanzibar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.