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Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved my 4 nights at Ndame. My little bungalow (6) was basic but spotlessly clean and with a huge and comfy bed. The beach is a few steps away and is stunning. The room was quiet - could only hear the ocean - and breakfast and dinner was delicious and freshly prepared. If you want hot water, constant wi-fi,... More 

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed during Christmas time with whole family and we enjoyed a lot the stay. Beach bungalows are very simple with no air con but with 2 sleeping rooms and a terrace located right on the white beach. Breakfast is simple, mostly the same all days, but includes fresh juice, fruits and other healthy things. They also prepare pancakes and... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 586 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Ndame beach lodge absolutely has the unbeatable beachfront location, the scenic looks and the great food as generally reported. The rooms are rather basic and at night we heard disco music and smelt smoke of burning waste both somewhere in the distance. The mattress was not great. Of course the comfort level is also duly expressed in the price.... More 

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Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I had a very pleasant but basic room. The bathroom fittings were all there and worked well. The room was clean and quite attractively furnished. No air conditioning, but when I visited, it was cool enough. I really think a small bottle of drinking water in the room isn't too much to ask, but there was none. Wifi only works... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Ndame beach hotel is a perfect spot for young travellers looking for a very good place with high quality vis a vis the price. You will stay in small bungalows in a very green setting, only meters from the beach. The restaurant is very good, definitely the best breakfast we had on the island. Only problem: the structure should... More 

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Hans E, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely words and review - it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the value-for-money, food and our natural environment. It is only regrettable to hear about the heat - it was a very hot season this year! However, we are not planning to include air conditioning in our... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Had a really bad meal here. It looked the busiest place to eat in Paje but I can't see why. The pizza was not very enjoyable and the Greek salad was inedible. I recommend Ocean Restaurant or Summer Dream Lodge highly above this place. Can't comment on the accommodation but if you stay here, eat elsewhere!

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Hans E, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Hi Gaz. Thanks for taking the time to give us your experience. You are right, we are by far the busiest restaurant. Obviously for two reasons. One the stunning beach location and the other our good food. We are very sorry you did have an unsatisfactory food experience. Maybe you should have brought it to our attention while you are... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Located close to center of Paje and straight on the beach! loved hanging out on the beach chairs! The bungalows are nice as well - we stayed in the family bungalow which was very nice size. No issues with anything, maybe since their was no A/C in the bungalows it was bit too warm at nights. Wifi not working very... More 

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Hans E, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time to write such a lovely review of our little paradise on the beach - we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately, temperatures can be very high in January, but our ceiling fans do their job to keep some cool at night. And yes, Wifi can be pole... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

12 years ago, Paje was very different: then not a single kite surfer was to be seen on the wide white beach. Now, they can be counted in hundreds and has taken over this once serene beach. Like it or loathe it, it is a fact. It is also a fact that Ndame Beach Lodge is a basic bungalow lodge.... More 

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Hans E, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and taking time to give us some feedback on our lodge. We are glad that you enjoyed the location and beach as well as the natural environment of our lodge (which is unique in Paje). It is a shame that the rest of your experience seem to be below your expectations and that... More 

Stone Town, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Enjoyed my stay at Ndame beach Lodge. Having spent there 5 nights have no complaints. Bungalows are newly renovated and spotlessly clean, no bugs, hot water, mosquito nets, all up to my expectations. Location of Ndame is right on the white sandy beach which was never too crowded. Loved the all you can eat breakfast buffets, free tea, coffee drinks... More 

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Hans E, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review of our lodge, we are happy to hear that you had no complaints for your stay in our little paradise on the beach! Our location and our food certainly makes it a great spot for a relaxing holiday. We hope to see you here again one day, sunny greetings from the Ndame... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Very friendly staff. Nice decoration with flowers on our bed every morning. This part of the beach seems to me the best as we where biking the beach up and down. They don't have a pool, but you really don't need a pool at this part of the beach. Meals are good and variety is fine. The only negative I... More 

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Hans E, Manager at Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write a lovely review of our place, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in our little paradise on the beach. We also like to think that the beach in front of Ndame Beach Lodge is one of the finest and whitest around Zanzibar, and yes, the... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ndame Beach Lodge in Paje Zanzibar has been a dream beach holiday destination for more than 8 years. Sun-seekers and Indian Ocean lovers from all over the world come to stay with us. Our 14 bungalows with 31 rooms are strung along in lush tropical gardens on the shores of one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Stretching more than 250 m along snow white beaches, where the warm, turquoise waters caress the shores. From Ndame you can start a variety of activities like swimming with the dolphins, kiting, diving, visiting the local markets, snorkeling, learning about local culture and the spices which grow here in abundance. The Arabs called it the Spice Island. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in our restaurant and bar, have a chat with interesting people from all over the world. At times we accommodate guests from more than 20 countries. A much loved highlight is our bonfire grill below the sparkling stars of the southern hemisphere. In our local style beach bar we serve you fresh fruit juices, tasty cocktails or exotic local drinks for the daring. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar

Address: Paje, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Paje
Price Range: $78 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar Hotel Paje
Ndame Beach Lodge Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Paje
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