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Safina Bungalows
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Safina Bungalows
Ranked #20 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Nungwi
Reviewed August 31, 2010

I want to be fair and will therefor say before I write the review I don't know if they were busy renovating the bungalow or not, and no one could asnwer me.
So I'll just state the facts:
It's close to the beach
The room was dirty
There were not toiletseat
The toilet leaked
No hot water
The floor was in a terrible state
Paint splatters covered the floor
The view was not nice
The breakfast was the usual fruit, an egg, coffee and tea

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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Thank Liela M
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Reviewed January 30, 2010

Not a bad hotel by any means when you consider the price.

I went to Nungwi to see the nightlife because there are a lot of hotels in the area, some bars and some restaurants. Coming from the East coast of the island where the beaches are pristine, quiet and very spread out it was just what I was looking for.

Safina is tucked in amongst quite a few of the lower end hotels of the North. No beach front as its behind the Z Hotel but if you are in the hotel room just to sleep, hakuna matata.

The room and bathroom are both spacious and the space provides you with everything you need at the price point... AC, water, mosquito netting, towels, etc. Staff seemed friendly though I imagine its just the front desk and housekeeping as there are no dining facilities.

Being ZNZ, I suggest calling ahead to find out how the hotel is dealing with power outages - sometimes the island goes without power for quite sometime and hotels are forced to shut off their generators for extended amounts of time. Safe to be aware of this before getting the key to your room!

Overall a safe bet, especially if you are looking to check-in, hit the beach and bars and only use the room to sleep.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled solo
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Thank SandyBeachMonkey
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

Me and my wife stayed for two nights at Safina Bungalows right next door to Z Hotel. We visited Nungwi during low season and the second night we were alone on the hotel and the last night we was going to "celebrate" on the Z hotel restaurant. But it turned out that they missed several of their premium meals, so we went a couple of complexes north and had beef..again.

Nungwi is all about the beaches that during low tide stretch for miles. You can walk fairly long distances along the shore line. But remember that when the water returns the beaches shrink and you should seriously consider heading back. Getting lost in the village is not ideal, especially if you are alone, white and wearing beach wear.

Our overall thoughs of Nungwi is that it is somewhat overrated. Yes the sunsets are amazing and so are the beaches. But the food choices is somewhat limited and we were glad to return to Stone Town.

The best part: Dining while looking at the sunset.
The worst part: The minivan ride from and back to Stone Town.

2  Thank restillzanzibar
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Reviewed January 2, 2018
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marion M
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Reviewed November 21, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Thank Gilles P
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Reviewed August 6, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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2  Thank valeri263
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Reviewed April 30, 2016
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  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled with family
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Thank loramamsic
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Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
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Ranked #20 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Nungwi
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