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Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights at the sea front room Kima. WE WOULD NEVER COME BACK!!! go somewhere else nearby: OysterBlue or Mwezi (excellent resturant, we went three times and could use the pool for free). We were very badly welcomed at the reception, they asked for the confirmation print out or proof for 15 minutes without which they hesitated to... More 

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Thank vic0538
Sea View Lodge Z, Owner at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Victoria, Please be informed of the following: 1) you did not have to wait for 15 minutes but were simply requested to bring us the proof of reservation as we are instructed by Expedia to do so.We however let you in the room without the confirmation risking not to get paid. infect you kept saying you could not... More 

Hogland
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not stay here, but only had lunch. Nice location on the beach. Menu a bit limited. Prices are high compared to other spots close by. Staff nice, but "Big boss" was strange, not wanting us around

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Sea View Lodge Z, Manager at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I would however like to clarify that our menu is not by any means limited, we have 3 cuisines- Zanzibarian, Italian and Indian, the menu is divided in 5 categories- seafood dishes, beef and chicken, vegetarian, pasta, sandwiches and burgers. All of which amounting to some 60 different dishes. Hardly limited for fresh cooking. As... More 

Covington, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sea View Lodge is a hidden treasure. This was my very first trip to Africa. I was in awe of the beautiful beach and weather. The ocean view is amazing! The lodge has only about 11 units, which made it more personable. The staff made you feel right at home. Beautiful and clean accomodations both in and outdoors. The weather... More 

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

Dear Lisa, Nothing could make our day nicer than reading your wonderful feed back to start of the day. Thank you, we hope to well come you or / and your friends in the near future. Hopefully we will succeed in bettering our small hotel and its services. wishing you happy travels, Kind regards, Farouk and the SVL Team More 

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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch and it was quite good. We ate some vegetarian local dishes. The amount of food was right and the price was fair. Overall a good choice if you want to eat something outside your hotel. Most of the guesthouses or hotels in this area are ownly serving food for their own guest and you have to preorder.

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

Dear Sebastian, Many thanks for your feedback. We look forward to serving you our other delicacies in the near future. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Nice clean and cosy quiet place. Excelent and sensitive service. They can arrange whatever you need. The hotel, like many other ones is relatively isolated but in a sense this is an advantage. Slow but reasonable resturant. I strongly recommende this hotel.

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

Dear Davide, thank you very much for your feedback. we truly appreciate it. we hope to well come you or and your friends in the near future. Wishing you safe journeys and happy holidays, kind regards, Farouk More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Second time I stayed here, love this part of Zanzibar and was looking forward to experiencing some of the improvements the owner had referred to last time, but rooms still musty, smallish and with random oldish furniture. Pool area is alright. Much better places can be found not far from here!

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

Good afternoon, I would hereby like to thank you for your feed back which is obviously by far over criticised by yourself and further more incorrect in so far that, we do not have any records of you having stayed at Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel during the month of February. It is also most unusual to get a feed... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We had such a lovely time at this lodge. The owner was very welcoming and gracious. And my son loved the pool. It was wonderful seeing the tide come in and out and the food was stupendous. Very family oriented.

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

Thank you Nita for your very positive feedback. We are all so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for choosing to stay at Sea View Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you, Sea View Lodge Team More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 23, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights on honeymoon after going on safari. It was exactly what we wanted - a great place to relax in a beautiful location. We've never felt so at home whilst on holiday and we were very sad to leave. The beach is beautiful, the room was comfy and had everything we wanted,... More 

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

Dear Jeremy, Thank you, Thank you very much for your kind words. What more could a hotel owner wish for than such kind words from a honey moon couple. I only hope to see you both before, your return to celebrate the 5 year anniversary. Thank you again and keep well. Happy travels. Farouk and the SVL team. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
Reviewed August 19, 2016

If you can get one of the view amazing rooms/houses - GO FOR IT ! We enjoyed a wonderful holiday and will come back for sure. Hotel-Staff, local people of Jambiani and the owner-couple are simply unique. If you are looking for the real Zanzibar experience, located DIRECTLY at the white beach (which is actually starting right from the doorstep... More 

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

Dear Mr.Thomas, Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback. You all have been wonderful guests and it has been a pleasure serving you and your Family. A big hug to the kids from the SVL team. Hope to see you again soon, Kind regards, Farouk and Team. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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82 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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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 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • 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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $101 - $162 (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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Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
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“good view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles vic0538, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid the beach side rooms, very musty and worn out!”
 of 5 bubbles MarNL, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
“Couples can enjoy the SeeView, Families have Pool View - both are perfect”
 of 5 bubbles V8206LVthomass, Aug 19, 2016 | Read review
“Family rooms are bigger but two bed rooms have ocean's view and of course smaller”
 of 5 bubbles 142haleh, Apr 4, 2016 | Read review
“Both the pool area and ocean view is great.”
 of 5 bubbles mkinell, Mar 28, 2016 | Read review
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