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“Magical place!”

Creative Solutions Center
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Owner description: We are an arts experience, focusing on creative recycling of glass and bottles. Visitors have the chance to participate in creating their own art objects as souvenirs. There are several options available from a one hour tour to an entire weekend!
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Magical place!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've stayed at Creative Solutions several times for several projects and it is an absolutely magical place with wonderful people and a great atmosphere. It is focusing on sustainability without being "hippie", it is creating and reflecting on art without being pretentious nor "arty-farty", it is involving local communities without being too exotic for a Western person to reside..
The host Aida is a warm and welcoming lady with lots of good stories and knowledge.
I usually didn't come to stay the night, but just to get away from the hustle and bustle from Stonetown or the beaches. Here I could relax, read a book, sip some sweet tea or just chat away. RELAX!
This is in short one of the best places I've stayed in Tanzania so far! It's a well kept secret few people know about.. and I'm not even sure if I want to share..
:D

Visited May 2013
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Granville, Ohio
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“Gem in Zanzibar”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I have stayed at Creative Solutions multiple times over my stay in Zanzibar. It is an absolutely beautiful property and blends an exciting mix of art and sustainability. As Mangapwani is not in the city, Creative Solutions is just a km walk to a beautiful beach to swim and relax. Aida, who runs Creative Solutions is amazing. She is a wonderful cook and absolutely breathtaking artist. You will be pleasantly surprised by the homey feel this place has, and will enjoy the small library, yoga mats, and overall environment. Check it out! It would be much better than a hostel and would be a great travel location for part of your trip, get out of Stone Town for a few days!

Visited April 2013
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