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“Oh Wow what a heaven on earth !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dream of Zanzibar

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Dream of Zanzibar
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mahonda
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Oh Wow what a heaven on earth !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

I had the best holiday of my life. I have not been to any other hotel in Zanzibar but I would go to this one when I visit again. There is the highest level of efficiency from organizing transfers to reception and to the service offered by waiters and the staff in general. If I had to tip every time the waiters served me, I would be broke by now. There was such a touch of excellence that made me think all my expectations were exceeded. The activities and the live perfomances were just perfect and captivating on their own. That pool area keeps you glued from after breakfast till you go to change for the evening.... I have run out of words but if fantastic and exquisitely perfect mean this is the great place to be. I suggest you put it on your bucket list because it was the first time I saw my wife becoming restless with the itching feeling of getting onto the dance floor to dance. So we danced.....

Room Tip: We took Deluxe but may be you should not worry becaus the hotel will keep occupied the whole day tha...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Perfect hotel and service, nice beach, pool, restaurants with good food.
Only negative point is that they charge money for WIFI which is not 2013 anymore for a hotel and beds are hard. Further no comments only TOP service and people!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed at the Diamond for a few days with my grown kids after a safari in Tanzania. The property is huge and if you are in knelt the lower number rooms (100 - 600) you wil be quite a distance from the beach and restaurant area. In additon, the tide in Zanzibar is crazy, with the sea receding hundreds of meters so you could get stuck for full days without the ocean. But none of this should reflect on the hotel that provides simply wonderful service in a beautiful setting! The food is plentiful and diverse and there is always someone nearby on hand to cater to nearly every whim. The all-included system works here really well and is recommended. Loved it and would come again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Wonderful hotel and beautiful beach.The restaurants serve excellent and varied food, and amazing dessert buffet !Waiters are kind. A very special thank to the wonderful barman-Alawi- and to our "Beach" waiters Jeremia, John, Ezka, as well as Ali. They have made us fell like princesses:-) thanks a lot for your kindness.

Remarks: no free wifi available. expensive rate if you wanna be connected!
The gym could have better machines, taking into account that we have to pay to use it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

3 days in this resort was fantastic and it was great to enjoy the excellent hospitality from the management ( Daya and Shams with their team ) they gave us the best service, the hotel was perfect and the food was delicious all in all a great place to visit absolutely worth it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had the perfect stay at diamond dreams of Zanzibar. Weather, pool, beach and food were great but especially the top service we will always remember. A special thank you to Alawi, John Mahavile, Ezra and Aly Salam and Ester of front office!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Hello my name is dudi from samsung
I was with the group in zanzibar, from date 22/8-28/8.

I want to thank Zachariah musima and amos
They gave the best service!
Once the group arrived they did not stop worrying that the vacation will be perfect.
The hotel was perfect,the food was delicious and the service was the best!!!
Thanks for everything!
I will return to this hotel!

Dudi :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Dream of Zanzibar
Address: Kiwengwa, Mahonda, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Mahonda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mahonda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dream of Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dream of Zanzibar is a superb 5 star all inclusive Resort, proud member of The Emerald Collection. The Resort is nestled in the midst of exotic gardens on the beach front at Pwani Machangani overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Dream of Zanzibar offers 104 deluxe gardens rooms, 40 ocean view junior suites, 10 additional junior suites with Jacuzzi and 3 beach villas with private pool. The 5 Restaurants offer guests an exceptional variety of dining options and 3 bars feature relaxing environments to enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails. ... more   less 
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Diamonds Dream Of Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
Dream Of Zanzibar Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

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