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Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel

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Kibigija Beach, Jambiani, Tanzania (Formerly Sea View Lodge)
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a bustling week in Northern Tanzania, this place is exactly the place we needed to relax and recharge. The hotel is very welcoming with its boutique charm and personal touches. The grounds are very well kept, and the pool is awesome. The fine white sand beach makes an incredible picture. The rooms have all the basic needs, but didn't... More 

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Thank Jahir D
Sea View Lodge Z, Front Office Manager at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good Evening Jahir, I thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. It and is this sort of feed back that keeps us all at sea view lodge to always try to better ourselves and endeavor to satisfy our guests so as to well come them back again. We hope to serve you again in the near future. Thank you... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After several weeks of travelling the dusty roads of Africa the Seaview Lodge was the perfect place to take a breather for a couple of days. Farouk and his team made us feel very welcome and no request was too much trouble. We had seen a few pools on our travels but this was by far the best and cleanest... More 

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Thank Orangelion19
Sea View Lodge Z, Public Relations Manager at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback, we are so glad to hear that we made your holiday experience with us awesome. We do our utmost best to ensure our guests get more than what they expected, your feedback gives us the strength to thrive more and more. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Thank you,... More 

Mauritius
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I stayed only one night in this hotel before travelling to Pemba the next day. Sea view lodge is a very small and cozy hotel with very nice beach. The rooms are basic with a local touch. My early breakfast was great the next day, the staffs are very hospitable, good service with a smile.

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Thank Ashok B
Sea View Lodge Z, Front Office Manager at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You Ashok, Although your visit was short, we are glad you had a good time. We hope and look forward to having you at Sea View Lodge again. Sea View Lodge Team More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We visited at the wrong time of the year but Jambiani was still a lovely place. My advice is, stick to the high season period. Though lodges and hotels around us had guests, Sea View was deserted. It occasionally got rather boring so unless you have to travel in April, just don't! The reception was not great, nobody ever asked... More 

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Thank 167maggie
Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maggie, Thank you for your totally inappropriate and incorrect review. I would like to reply all your stated points as per below. April is low season and Jambiani is deserted. Perfect for clients who want peace and quiet. It is the raining season and most hotels are closed; thus your saying that hotels around you had guests.. Incorrect. Reception.... More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

It's not very often you have a hotel where it all comes together, fantastic location ( the most beautiful white sand beach and when the tide is out, it's a working beach, seaweed being harvested), cosy rooms, not too many rooms and hence people, the atmosphere which sets you into a truly relaxing pace, fantastic and attentive services and staff,... More 

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Thank FlyingBiggels
Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Our Dear Guest, First of all kindly accept my heart felt Thanks for your wonderful review; this is what gives us such a very big sense of satisfaction and the feeling to want to do better every day without overwhelming our clients to a point of being annoying. Thank you again and I hope to serve you yet again in... More 

Sweden
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55 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The atmosphere, location, personnel, facilities and surroundings makes Sea Vie Lodge a perfect little haven for visitors like us. We got a nice welcoming on arrival with all necessary information. We chose a sea view room at the beach and wouldn’t have it any other way, the perfect way to meet a new day. The hotel area is small and... More 

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Let me start of by saying a very big Thank You for your very kind feed back. It really was a pleasure serving you, ( could not be any other, for such wonderful, kind and simply perfect guests a hotel could wish for ) I hope you will consider coming back to Sea View Lodge and also recommend us to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

It is good hotel and I don't want to compare it with big resorts in other part of island .its very clean ,cozy with small clean pool . It's area is not busy at this month of year . surrounding this area are amazing places and also you can go for sail boating opposite hotel in the low tide sea... More 

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Sweden
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We picked this hotel by looking at Zanzibar on Hotel.com. It seemed to be a good hotel by reading other reviews. At first when arriving at the hotel, we were a little confused where are we?... However when entering the hotel, we were in paradise! It is a Beautiful hotel in a Beautiful area. The personell are very nice and... More 

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Thank mkinell
Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Let me start of by saying I feel blessed for being the owner of the hotel where you got engaged. This means that Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel and its team will always be with you. Our family has grown. Thank you. Thank you for your kind feedback too and as for the finishing on the downstairs of the room... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Hospitality and friendliness with great enthusiasm! I have to say it was one of the best experiences I have had thus far! There are a lot of activities close by and the receptionist is more than willing to book and organize the activity including the taxi fare. Locals play soccer and catch small fish during sunset on the beach and... More 

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Thank Quinpretoria
Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed feed back. Much appreciated. I am very glad to read of your satisfaction and look forward to welcoming you again. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Farouk P.Shivji. More 

San Salvador
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49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This boutique hotel in Jambiani provides a refreshing alternative to the bigger hotels in the Island and the most commonly visited and congested beaches, such as Paje and Nungwi. This eleven-room property is the perfect size beach escape from Dar es Salaam and Stone Town or as tranquil endpoint to a safari. The hotel size provides an intimate space for... More 

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Farouk S, Owner at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much is perhaps just not enough to convey my gratitude for your detailed feed back specially referring to the village kids...Thank you again. It is such satisfaction that pushes my team and myself to better our services and I hope to well come you again with a positive difference. Kind Regards, Farouk P.Shivji More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small privately owned and run lodge which has had a further three bungalows built this year. Totalling eleven bungalows with five facing the Indian Ocean; and six by the poolside. Home cooking which includes Italian cuisine, Indian cuisine ( prepared by our resident Chef Sanjay from Dehli ) besides local Zanzibarian cooking. Ideal place for a totally relaxing holiday . Clean, quiet and peaceful. No request is out of place; please ask and we will endeavour our best to comply. Perfect place to relax to and detox. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel

Address: Kibigija Beach, Jambiani, Tanzania (Formerly Sea View Lodge)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: $102 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
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