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Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kendwa
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Villetrun
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“The paradise”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We went here in familly, the staff is so friendly, with a lot of happiness, always available, you will feel at home.
Level of room, equipment so high.
Food quality excellent, really fresh, cooker always ready for special wish.
Really all familly enjoy this stay
Thank you so much

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Gold Zanzibar did not fall short of its name. It was simply a wonderful experience. Its located on the most beautiful part of Zanzibar ( Kwenda, Nungwi). We walked the whole stretch and Gold has the most beautiful beach. We booked initially for 2 nights but just had to extend to another 3 nights. As we checked in we were greeted by the wonderful Aisha, cold towels to freshen up, fresh juice and cookies. She is lovely and was very accommodating. She even went the extra mile to speak to hotel management and the wonderful financial controller to upgrade us to a beech villa room for free. I would like to mention Lillian for her wonderful smile and hospitality, she literally brightens the reception desks with her smile. The rooms are A.M.A.Z.I.NG. and my husband loved that we had the espresso machine in our room.

The service and hospitality received throughout our stay was great. Every day was different and the food is great. The breakfast service was my favourite. With fresh pancakes/omelettes made to order. Giuseppe the food and beverage manager is very helpful and made sure we enjoyed each meal.

The pool is lovely and Ally Chota works hard, attending to all guests needs.

In short we had a wonderful honeymoon and it felt just like been home with a 5* service. Thank you GOLD!! And keep up the good work.. See you in 5 years’ time Lillian :)

Pity we did not get our souvenir :(

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We have had the most amazing experience at the Gold Zanzibar this past month. I went with my father to visit ym sister who is currently in the Peace Corps in Tanzania and after a few long days of travel and camping in the Serengeti our arrival at this hotel was surreal. It's complete paradise and there is no need to leave the hotel for the duration of your vacation. The service is five-stars all the way. We were greeted by the most friendly and helpful staff upon our arrival and were given ice cold towellettes, and delicious juice and cookies as we checked in. The rooms are absolutely amazing, it is a dream vacation resort. The food is amazing, the staff was amazing, the beach is amazing. As you can tell, I cannot recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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ajaccio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Finished my trip in Zanzibar at the Gold. We stayed three nights there. The hotel is new and perfectly located on the best beach on the island (no tides) I can't say more than "May N" (another member) who wrote an excellent complete review below which shows exactly what I think about the Gold Zanzibar. I couldn't say better.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

We just enjoyed 3 nights at the Gold Zanzibar Hotel & Spa. The beach room that we had was very big, clean and had a beautiful bathroom and an amazing view of the beach. I know there has been some negative reviews, but rest assured, this hotel was lovely and the location is without a doubt the BEST on Kendaw beach. We walked the entire stretch of Kendwa and Gold Zanzibar is the only luxury hotel on this stretch that enjoys a wide, soft white powdery sand beach in front of the hotel that is not affected by the tide. At high tide, the water can rise up to 7feet high. All of the other luxury hotels in the area don't really have a beach front during high tide.
The Gold Zanzibar had cushioned loungers under thatched shade right on the beach that can be used all day without worrying about high tide, and they have a fantastic beach service. They bring ice cold scented towels and fresh cut fruit to you on the beach in the late morning and then again before sunset, the beach staff will serve fresh cold coconuts that they crack open in front of you to drink and you also get some little pizza snacks and lovey cold towels to freshen up.
There are security guards on the hotel beach front so its safe to leave your things on the loungers and go for walks or swim at any time. This stretch of beach will allow you to walk for over 4 km during low tide and you can actually end up on Nungawi beach up north.
The public power supply in this area is not reliable, and the hotel does experience black outs a lot during the evenings, but they have a generator that kicks in, so you just have to wait for about 30 seconds and the power does come back on. Bring a flash light with you if you are afraid of the dark!
Hotel menus items are all in Euros.
Peter the head waiter was very helpful at all times. Lucy is lovey and smiles a lot.
The breakfast menu was a buffet and was lovey with options of having eggs done anyway you like it, and they also did crapes but no maple syrup, only chocolate sauce and honey!
Dinner menu was either buffet style or a limited options menu, but there was always a fish and a meat option and soup or starter and lots of salad dishes to choose from. There was also a live duo that sang every night.
The price of the room sounds expensive at first glance, but as the rate includes breakfast and dinner it was really OK.
Nice hotel to enjoy some rest and relaxation.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2013

The first week of January 2013 we stayed in this amazing resort called Gold Zanzibar. The location is magnificent differenciated by excellence from all the other hotels, moreover the only one really corresponding to the 5-star hotel level located in the area that is not affected by low tides and has over its own long and white beach. GOLD resort is newly built, all the details speak of a very high level: the refinement in details is the rule applied in thespacious rooms, elegant restorant, large pool area for children and adults, SPA / 5 senses, as well as the beach.The cuisine is sublime and absolutely deserves 5 stars of the resort. We were pampered by very friendly and well prepared staff. A truly relaxing and luxurious vacation!!!

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms on the highier levels offer a breathtaking sunrises as well as sunsets.....
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Gold Zanzibar beach house and Spa is open since end of november 2012. The resort belongs to an Italian family. At the time we were there it was not all completed. We booked for a room with sea view and paid $ 50 on top of the normal rate for it, but we could not see the sea , only the grass roof of the restaurant. Even the room was far from clean. We refused to take the room, but with the very good help of booking.com ( chapeau ! ! , they were working during x mass! ) we got an up-grade.
The prices for the food and drinks in the restaurant near the beach are very high, but there is another neighbour resort with restaurant where we got a perfect lunch and drinks for a very good rate.
The breakfasts and dinners are very poor, and during the 5 nights we were in the resort, 2 times
the juice was spoiled and i have to inform the staff about it. The staff is very un-experienced.
The Spa is far from a Spa what you should expect. The masseuse is a local girl and works in open simple huts, where there is also a very poor wrongly designed and equiped gym.
We were very disappointed in this high rated and expensive resort.

The rate for the resort is far far too high.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa
Address: Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kendwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kendwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the beach with easy access to pool area and to the beach. They have a private pavillon with comfortable sofa, chair and table. The perfect place to read, to relax, to get a rich breakfast and for romantic ones to get unforgettable romantic candlelight diner. ... more   less 
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