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Cristal Resort

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time in Africa, and I'm very happy that I found such a nice place. The first thing that you look when you are abroad is to stay among friendly people, and in Cristal the staff is great! If you have a question, looking for tips or recommendation, feel free to ask the staff. Very good management...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed meal at restaurant and the cocktail. Reasonable and wifi and music and good shanti atmosphere. Good friendly service. Good breeze. I had fried calamari and rice with great sauce and spinach. Very pleased

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bruxelles
Reviewed February 9, 2017

In a group of 30 adults, I've spent a marvelous week at the Cristal end of january. The food was delicious, evening meals served at diversified buffets. Our rooms were individual comfortable wooden huts with a stunning view on the beach and the ocean. Daily cleaning service was perfect. Paje is a good location for those who like kite-surfing. The...

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Lisboa
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Location is excellent right on Paje beach for kitesurfing. Lovely little exobungalows although quite hot inside. Good food and drinks served in the restaurant althought maybe breakfast could be improved and also the service is sometimes quite slow. Staff are incrediibly nice and really always ready to help. Lovely hotel in a spectacular location.

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Reviewed February 6, 2017

Thanks to the team, very pleasant, eco lodge with unbelievable view but without air conditioning (not a big problem), large beach, nice pool, good restaurant (tried to ask a buffet in place of "à la carte", timing in very long in the last case)

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed February 5, 2017

If you look for a simple but very good place to stay, this is it. The accommodation, the restaurant and the staff are very nice. The staff is especially smiling and very helpful. The food is excellent. I recommend it without a doubt.

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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Very charming hotell at the beach perfect for kiting but also very good for those who just want to relax and have a swim. If you expect total luxury, find a hotel with more stars, but for me it was perfect. The food is very good and the staff local, attentive and charming! As typical for the eastcoast swimming means...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We booked and prepaid an eco bungalow with sea view and we stayed there without any problem. The staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was fine (try poached eggs) and the room was being cleaned every day. The maasai (security guys) were nice and overall we had a good feeling of safety both at the hotel and the beach....

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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the eco cabin with no a/c and it was perfect ! My score is based on the whole experience of living here. From what I saw it has one of the best beach frontage locations - your view is through the palm trees to the ocean beyond - really wonderful ! It is right next door to...

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Reviewed December 8, 2016

Thanks to the locals in Paje village I had a great three weeks' stay at Cristal Resort in July. The people in Paje are very friendly, and I spent most of my time with them. They have their local café, and I recommend that you take a trip into the village to meet the "real" Zanzibar, not only the beach....

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Cristal Resort

Address: P.O. Box 3917, Paje, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Paje
Price Range: $79 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cristal Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Cristal Resort Ltd Hotel Zanzibar
Cristal Hotel Zanzibar
Cristal Hotel Ltd
Cristal Resort Zanzibar Island/Paje
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“excellent place, good price, good holidays!”
luissT8878KO, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Wifi only available in the main restaurant, pool, lobby and bar. Not in the rooms.”
rousserolle, Feb 9, 2017 | Read review
“Eco bugalows have more charm but no A/C and other rooms do have AC. Depends what you want.”
SSBLisboa, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“Book a bungalow, not a room. No luxury in the bungalow either, but it is more private, and it is closer to the beach.”
eudnes, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms near Teddy's Place can be noisy when the start the disco. Definitely eco over deluxe.”
sgolamco, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
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