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Spice Island Hotel & Resort

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Main Road, Jambiani 00255 Tanzania
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#9 of 30 in Jambiani
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Escape from your everyday life and spend a relaxing holiday in Zanzibar! We are situated in the southeast of the island between the two traditional villages Paje and Jambiani. Indulge yourselves in the beauty of the exotic archipelago that offers both relaxation and culture. For your unforgettable stay, we provide you with a choice of 34 bungalow rooms in four different categories. The complex is surrounded by a large botanical garden. The generosity of the plot allows you to experience an undisturbed family, recreational or active holiday as well as a perfectly romantic honeymoon. The hotel boasts a 33-meter-long and up to 4-meter-deep pool, a Watersport Centre and a Spa. Closely integrated into the local structures of Zanzibar, at Spice Island Hotel & Resort you can also experience both international and local cuisine. Our accommodating staff will furthermore be glad to organize individual day or half-day trips to the most beautiful sightseeing spots in Zanzibar.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Mid-range
Family

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Grade: 42 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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liz b wrote a review Mar 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom37 contributions58 helpful votes
great hotel, rooms lovely, staff great the only draw backs, the pool is looking a bit tired and bad parenting from other guests letting their children run riot all day and well into the evening, but its there holiday too, its just the noise ! saying that I would go back, the view form the jetty bar is amazing
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Date of stay: February 2022
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ibrown395378 wrote a review Mar 2022
Alnwick, United Kingdom1 contribution
It was nearly three years ago I spent 16 hours at The Spice Island Hotel and resort, I help the dawn that morning in my heart and vowed to be. Ack with a significant other. This we did last week and my girlfriend and her 4 year old daughter had a fantastic week. It’s a great base and we had a lovely balance of fun trips and poolside rest
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Date of stay: February 2022
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ortzoz wrote a review Feb 2022
Diekholzen, Germany10 contributions14 helpful votes
Hotel with a lot of potential but unpleasant, tasteless and outdated. This could be acceptable unlike not working toilet with stinking filling or insufficient cleanliness. The breakfast was not much better. The staff was not so kind and helpful as in other hotels we had on the island. Probably the opinion is influenced from the experience we had in already mentioned hotels but in comparison it was way worse than the others. We don’t recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Cornelia L wrote a review Jan 2022
Oetwil Am See, Schweiz5 contributions
Hotel, rooms and very nice pool surrounded by trees. No fridge in the room. Perfect place for christmas with a dinner with 5 plates. Monkeys in the trees very cool just in front of your room but not aggressive at all very nice ones. The beach was nice but to walk in the sea had rocks everywhere. So you could only snorkle by high tide and get in the water under the jetti with a very nice bar. Perfect place to be before dinner.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Valentin819968 wrote a review Sep 2021
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Extremely chill and stylish beach / pool area. Very lovely staff always ready to help. Great F&B offering during the day and in the evening. Simple but nice and clean rooms. Very close to good diving shop.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Mbali Nkosi wrote a review Aug 2021
Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates9 contributions5 helpful votes
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This resort is absolutely amazing. It’s rustic and beautiful. You’ll have all the comforts you’ve come to expect while feeling like you can unplug from the hustle and bustle of city life. The food at the restaurant is delicious and there are also plenty of other hotels along the beach if you are looking for some variety. Paolo, James, Gertrude, Miriam, Jonas, Petro and Adam made our stay so comfortable and were always available to help us whenever we needed. I think the people we met at Spice Island were the highlight, which is saying a lot because the place itself is so beautiful. A big thank you to the Spice Island team because they made our first trip since the pandemic one to remember.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Taking the ferry to Zanzibar gives you a great view but the additional drive from the ferry to...
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Sophie S wrote a review Aug 2021
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Lovely hotel by a quite and beautiful beach between Paje and Pangiani! Very helpful and friendly staff! Great massage! (thank u Asunta). Beautiful swimming pool and rooms! Breakfast was also very good.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Laurence D wrote a review Jul 2021
Ballaison, France20 contributions16 helpful votes
a wonderful stay. the rooms are large, clean, quiet. staff is smiling, always helpful. food delicious, great breakfast buffet. everything was perfect we enjoy each moment in this amazing place. and what a beach!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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rojascoppari wrote a review Apr 2021
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Good location, nice staff and very good accommodation in beach front Jambiani. A big swimming pool, a lot of nature and big room. Good breakfast and a wonderful deck bar. The only problem was that there are some insects in the room (ants and crickets), and the crickets at night don´t let you sleep well.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Notos Sailing wrote a review Mar 2021
Chania Town, Greece75 contributions154 helpful votes
I only stayed two nights in this hotel but I was completely satisfied very friendly staff and the manager also good food good service and very super pool the rooms are big and clean I highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$83 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandJambiani
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spice Island Hotel & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kuza Cave (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poa Restaurant, The Stone Culture Restaurant, and Pompetti Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Spice Island Hotel & Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Spice Island Hotel & Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Spice Island Hotel & Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Spice Island Hotel & Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Spice Island Hotel & Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.