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Dolphin Bay Resort Zanzibar

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Reviewed March 22, 2016

Great place for a trip for people, who like discovering abandoned places. It had to be a very expensive hotel in the past. There are few guards (Maasai) by the gate, but no worry, they are very friendly. Next to this place is other ghost hotel builded in traditional way, where you can meet some monkeys. :)

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1Thank Agnieszka B
St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Was there at July 2013. Resort was closed though I was let inside to take a brief look. Nobody anywhere except several guards: the place is closed but the owners are taking the base actions to keep it in semi-conserved condition. As far as I can understand now the place is on sale. The resort itself looks very interesting to...

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1Thank Alex-124
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed December 11, 2013

Visited Dolphin Bay Resort in December 2011 - January 2012 along with 2 other friends. This property is at the extreme South corner of the main island, a good 2.0 hour drive from the airport. First look of the resort was imprssive. Huge entrance gate, guarded by the Masai warrior clan. we were welcomed by the manager and offerred welcome...

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3Thank Sarin N
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed March 22, 2012

The first impression of this lodge was fairly good, nice view, huge chalets/houses, private pools... The feeling however deteriorated fairly quickly. There isn't much to do, can't swim in the ocean due to the reef, not much of a beach to walk on, electrical and water issues, nothing but cupboards in the kitchen and reception staff who overcharges at every...

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3Thank LillyS99
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed February 7, 2012

We spent 8 days there from 28 Dec 2011 to 4 Jan 2012. It has the potential to be a good resort but is lacking in many areas. The buildings are in dire need of maintenance. Our baths and basins did not have plugs. The basin overflowed back into the bath. There were electrical problems with parts of the cottage...

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1Thank Karl E
Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed January 16, 2012

New name of this resort is 'Dolphin Bay Resort'. Although we have paid for our accommodation almost 3 months in advance, upon arrival we were told that the hotel is overbooked (oversold in fact!!!) and that we have to share the villa with another family for the first 2 nights of our 5 nights stay. This was attributed to old...

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2Thank Sinatg
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 7, 2012

Although a beautiful hotel there were some glaring issues.An uncleaned room was given to us with dirty nappies on the floor, it took 4 requests for the room to be cleaned. That was a real theme for us - there was no sense of urgency to get things done by the hotel staff. A stunning infinity pool but no parasols...

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2Thank carolinem137
Tortola
Reviewed January 4, 2012

We booked a '3 bedroom prime pool villa' for our family of four, for 4 nights on a bed + breakfast basis for the New Year. We had our first problem on arrival, as we were given a villa with an empty pool at the back of the resort - we were told it was the only villa available and...

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Reviewed December 4, 2011

My husband and I just returned from one week's excellent holiday at the Dolphin Bay Resort (new name). The Resort consists of 30 large, two-storeyed villas each containing three bedrooms ensuite, two large verandas, private swimming-pool and a beautiful garden. Furthermore there is a small beach, a jetty and a magnificent large pool overlooking the ocean. The housekeeping is thorough...

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1Thank Lonegle
Thirsk, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 8, 2011

This was meant to be a dream holiday but was let down by the reality not meeting the descriptions: No fitness centre - the room was empty No Tennis courts - the tarmac was down but no nets or lines No choice of restaurant or bar No childrens club at all!! we had taken 3 small children with the hope...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dolphin Paradise is designed in respect of the Zanzibari culture to meet the increasing demand of travelers seeking for an authentic atmosphere within comfort, leisure and intimacy.The resort offers 30 stunning Zanzibari Villas with a perfect view on the Indian Ocean. The place remain simple, incense the natural treasure of Zanzibar, friendliness, amazing scenery, historical architecture and offers the advantages of a service minded boutique hotel combined with the extended facilities of classic Resorts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Bay Resort Zanzibar

Address: P. O. Box 2622, Kizimkazi, Tanzania (Formerly Zanzibar Dolphin View Paradise)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kizimkazi
Price Range: $200 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Bay Resort Zanzibar 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Zanzibar Dolphin View Paradise Hotel Kizimkazi
Dolphin Bay Resort Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kizimkazi
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“Choose the rooms that are ocean facing towards the jetty. A view to kill for! Ask for upgrades.”
 of 5 bubbles SarinN, Dec 11, 2013 | Read review
“All villas are large and have at least two bed rooms on the ground floor. Large living area is located both on the ground floor and the first floor of the villa. I suggest villa with a private pool.”
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 of 5 bubbles Sinatg, Jan 16, 2012 | Read review
“Stay at a different hotel. Negotiate your own prices with different nearby hotels on the trips as you can grab a bargain and rest assured they are safe and reliable.”
 of 5 bubbles carolinem137, Jan 7, 2012 | Read review
“3 bedroom prime pool villas are spacious and private - the ones near the beach are best, rather than towards the back of the resort.”
 of 5 bubbles SMJ5, Jan 4, 2012 | Read review
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