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Samaki Lodge & Spa

653 reviews
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Uroa Road, Uroa 3508 Tanzania
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Samaki Lodge is a "boutique hotel" located on the beautiful Uroa beach, 30 km from the international airport.Samaki Lodge comprises 19 rooms, elegantly and originally furnished while retaining the style of old Zanzibar.A private beach, equipped with beds, tables and umbrellas is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing under the hot African sun.During their stay guests can make long walks on the beach, meet and socialize with the friendly local people, discovering the uses and customs. The area of sea that lies between the reef and the beach allows you to swim in a safe and wonderful language of coral sand that goes for dozens of meters into the turquoise waters.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Car hire
Fax / photocopying
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Spa
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
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  • HOTEL CLASS
    4 stars
  • HOTEL STYLE
    Quaint, Family Resort
  • Languages Spoken
    English, French, Spanish, Italian
  • NUMBER OF ROOMS
    19
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The hotel provided a taxi service so you were able to get around Zanzibar. Stone town is about an hours drive away. The staff were very polite and made us feel welcome. I liked the daily activities provided ie water gym classes and the evening entertainment including their own disco. The food was excellent. There was quite a lot to choose from. You did not need to add seasoning as the meat was marinated and cooked well. The cleaner of the room took extra care in changing the sheets and making special bedding displays with flowers. The hotel is near the beach so you could go for a swim in the sea or the pool. The excursions provided by the hotel were a reasonable price. It was a very safe area to stay. I felt very comfortable with the women in the Spa. They were very professional and courteous.
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we visited this very nice hotel for dinner, seeking pizza instead of the non-stop fish food that we enjoyed during our visit. everyone was extremely kind from the reception to the waitress. Highly recommended for a drink as well, but be prepared to phase a lot of tourists, Italians mainly (we prefer being somehow isolated, this is why i mention it).
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We were very disappointed that the small boutique hotel we thought we had booked has actually merged with the soulless Italian themed resort next door. Problems with front of house staff: We arrived exhausted from an early flight and check in took the best part of 2 hours. The staff had no appreciation of our tiredness and instead turned up the pushy sales pitch for half board and all inclusive packages that we weren’t interested in. Prices were picked from thin air, changed at random, but had one thing in common; the promise of “a special price for you”. We had to barter and negotiate for prices for pre-arranged taxi fares, and were aggressively accused of owing money for bills that had already been settled. Bills were arbitrarily produced in Euros with an inflated exchange rate, and card payments were subject to large surcharges. Food: The only options were the buffet (a vast, bland and poor imitation of Italian food) or an Italian a la carte restaurant that was apocalyptically deserted every night. If you’re looking for fresh, local, authentic food, you will be bitterly disappointed. We were aggressively told by front of house that there was no where else to eat nearby. Fortunately we found a local seafood restaurant of our own accord. Area: Apart from the aforementioned seafood restaurant the local area has nothing in terms of shops, restaurants or bars, so it’s easy to feel a prisoner at Samaki. A walk down the beach very quickly becomes hostile and full of hassle, as locals descend en mass on any tourists. At one point my group were targeted by a local brandishing a loaded harpoon, threatening to shoot us. Overall we regret choosing to stay at Samaki, and wish we had chosen somewhere more authentic.
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It was a honeymoon that i will never forget❤️. I cant thank enough all the team in Samaki, they were very kind, cheerful and professional. The lodge is unique in structure and position with luxurious accommodations and room service. Thank you chef Dawoodi and restaurant staff for the delightfull cuisine buffet and alakat and the good service. Thank you Mubarak and Fadili for the wonderfull trips. Special thanks for Samaki owner for the good hospitality and followup. The biggest thanks and appresiation is for my man Ali who made every thing came true, you just enjoy the stay and keep the thinking and preparation for Ali, and if you have a dream or a desire he will make it happen. I recommend Samaki lodge for everyone who wants to enjoy a peaceful stay and mind rest from the stresfull life , either you were couples, honeymooners or family😇.
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If you are looking for a cool play to relax while in Zanzibar then look no further. We stayed there for Easter holiday 2019 and it was epic. The environment is cool, the staff are more than helpful, the manager was really great. The food is delicious. Oh and the rates are extremely good for that kind of service. We will be definitely be visiting again.
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PRICE RANGE
$52 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandUroa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samaki Lodge & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Samaki Lodge & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Uroa Bay (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Samaki Lodge & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Samaki Lodge & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Samaki Lodge & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Samaki Lodge & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Samaki Lodge & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant, and Sai marce restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Samaki Lodge & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Samaki Lodge & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Samaki Lodge & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mtoni Palace Ruins (8.1 miles).
Does Samaki Lodge & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.