The Kilwa Pakaya has a great setting almost right on the beach. All the hotel rooms have a great view out over the bay and you can hear the waves crashing through the night. The rooms are quite clean and comfortable, with good AC, hot water, and fridge. The TV is super small and I actually couldn’t get mine to operate. The bathroom is a bit tight and the sink and the toilet are jammed together such that your knees are underneath the sink when you sit on the toilet. There seemed to be a few mosquitos hanging around, and with no mosquito nets, I was bitten during the night. A week Wifi signal can be detected in some of the rooms, but best to go down to the restaurant for a better connection.
The restaurant is set back from the beach a bit and doesn’t really have a very “resort-y” feel. However the food is quite good - I had a delicious grilled tuna and chips. They even went to the effort of providing us box breakfasts for the morning as we were planning on an early departure. Good friendly service in general, although a bit slow.
For $95 I felt this was good value, especially as it included breakfast and dinner in the price. I would definitely stay here again and I recommend it to other travelers.
- Also Known As:
- Kilwa Pakaya Hotel Tanzania/Kilwa Masoko