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Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Great discovery in Zanzibar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Hideaway was a very pleasant surprise on Zanzibar. It is new (7 months or so), interesting and first class. The staff is learning quickly and offers friendly and good service. The rooms are clean, large and well situated on the rise above the ocean. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Lucie M, Guest Relations Manager at Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Greg S, many thanks for sharing your experience with us and for your recommendation. We are glad that you were pleasantly surprise by our staff and level of service. It was a pleasure having you around and the entire team would welcome you again with great pleasure. Warmest regards from the Spice Island, Lucie
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our stay at Hideaway was excellent. From the moment we checked in to the day we left the top management and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The room was large and beautiful with modern fittings, a large bathroom and a stunning view of the sea. Our son (2yrs) loved the holiday. He was well entertained with kids play area and the large baby pool. The hotel is located on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. The food was excellent. The buffet was good. However we had two vegetarians in our group who felt that there needed to be more vegetarian choice in the buffet. Having said that the chef was more than happy to make a meal on request. Thank you for a wonderful holiday experience. We will definitely be visiting again.

Room Tip: Choose rooms close to the restuarant and pool. The rooms by the reception are quite far.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Lucie M, Guest Relations Manager at Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Sc212014, We thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us and are very grateful for your kind words. The entire team was very pleased to hear that you and your family had such an excellent stay and that your son had a lovely time as well. As you mentionned our Chef is always happy to adjust to our guests' requests and we were happy that you were satisfied with our food offer. We hope to welcome the three of you again soon! Warmest regards, Lucie
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed at Hideaway for two weeks in January and was our first time in Zanzibar. It was absolutely beautiful and just before we left we read a few bad reviews about the food and the slow service but there was variation and very good food everyday and the service was outstanding - from the butlers to chambermaids to waiters and barment - nothing was ever too much trouble. We have travelled all over the world doing island holidays and will honestly say Zanzibar is the best!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Lucie M, Guest Relations Manager at Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
Dear Gillian B, We thank you very much for your review regarding your stay at the Hideaway of Nungwi and were delighted to hear that you appreciated the variety and quality of our food offer and that our helpful staff made you feel pampered. It was a real pleasure having the both of you around and we the entire team would be thrilled to welcome you again. Warmest regards from the spice island, Lucie
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

i spent a night before i left for other hotel inspections as a tour consultant,
i found hideaway the best of all, the butler is always there for your needs amazing view from the room, and the food was just amazing lots of varieties and mind blowing deserts, i spend a Friday night therefore there was a special gala candle light dinner which was well decorated in the garden facing the sea, everything in the room is so well organised as required for every one, they did a dance show near the pool where people went after the dinner, 99% of the people danced the African music show.

Room Tip: all facilities in the prestige junior room close to the restaurant and the pool, however the golf ca...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Lucie M, Guest Relations Manager at Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear MJaffer2911, We thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor and are grateful for your kind comment, which will certainly encourage our entire team. We were happy to hear that you had a nice time at our gala dinner and appreciated the quality and variety of our food offer. Looking forward to welcoming your clients and collaborate with you in the future! Best regards, Lucie
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Before going to Zanzibar (31 Jan-4 Feb 14), we went through a detailed search on web and took advices from friends. We are glad that we chose the best hotel among the ones we've checked. The location was excellent, even watching sunset from pool was worth the money. You can have nice walks on Nungwi beach when it is low tide. The best thing about the hotel was the hospitality and cheerful, always smiling staff trying to solve problems promptly.
The room was very spacey, clean and comfortable. The food was ok for me (was good for my husband - i guess i'm a bit spoiled on food living in Istanbul!). We couldn't rent a sailing boat as we didn't have enough time, but you can try it.
I already miss having a Safari beer on the pool on the sunset!
We will try to come again and recommend to our friends. Thanks to the staff for great time we had on the island!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lucie M, Guest Relations Manager at Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Idily98,
Many thanks for your kind words regarding our property and staff. We were delighted to read how much you have enjoyed the walks on the beach and the sunset by the infinity pool, as well as the facilities and atmosphere our team creates in our resort. We thank you for recommending us and hope to have the chance to welcome you again soon. Warmest regards from the spice island, Lucie
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for the second leg of our honeymoon in January following safari and our arrival at the hotel took our breath away. The hotel grounds are nothing short of breath taking and our room was no exception. We had champagne and fruit delivered on arrival and flowers on our bed and were made to feel really special.
We dined at Aqua every night bar one night when we went to Carnivore which was delicious, the food at Aqua was also very good with everything you could need, with live cooking stations changed every night. We loved the Tropical night with local curries. Breakfast was also pretty entertaining watching the raven type birds fly in and steal sugar packets. Annoying for the poor staff though!
We had a honeymoon meal one night set on top of the shisha bar, our waiter was brilliant and had set out a beautiful table for us. The food however wasn't great, we chose from a set menu and the main course was pretty awful. Fortunately we'd eaten lunch that day at Aqua otherwise I think we'd have needed to order some chips at the bar to put us on!
Staff were attentive and polite everywhere, we didn't find them intrusive as others have said.

Our only issue each night was that the only place to go was the one bar where a duo sang the same stuff each night. We like a bit of nightlife and could hear music from the bars up the beach in Kendwa but were worried to walk to them as we'd been told it wasn't safe to walk the beaches at night. We wish we'd just given it a try on reflection!

Overall a stunning place to stay with good food, good service and a beautiful pool and beach.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lucie M, Guest Relations Manager at Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Dear hoteve9, We thank you so much for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor and were absolutely delighted to hear that you had such a nice Honeymoon at Hideaway of Nungwi. Our Chef was glad to hear your compliments about the variety and quality of our food at both Aqua and Carnivorous. We were so very sorry to hear that the main course at the romantic dinner was not to your liking. As our Food and Beverage team continuously strives to meet our valued guests' tastes, they would have been happy to prepare something else for you. Regarding our entertainment, we are currently looking at more options for the coming season. We are very grateful for your feedback and the entire team hopes to have the chance to welcome the both of you again. Warm regards, Lucie
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

Just got back from our stay in Hideaway. We booked a Luxury Junior Suite to this 5 star hotel to celebrate our Honeymoon. We had a wonderful time; the site was extremely clean, the room was spotless. The staff was extremely nice, always asking us if everything was alright. After 2 days, half of them knew us by name and would try a few words in our native language (French). We read a few comments, some complaining about the level of English for some of the staff - this is true, but this was only a minority; their smile and kindness completely overshadowed this small handicap. We really enjoy the buffet, and the A la carte restaurants. We thought though that the Japanese one was not up to par with the rest - probably since we have excellent Japanese restaurant back home. In any case, we had no problem booking for the time we wanted on any given day. Beach wise, the site was being partly re-constructed following a significant storm - what can you say, you can't predict how Mother nature will react. Despite this, we thought that it was clean, and the staff was also always on the look out for any request - drink, towel, anything really. The pool was amazing. The orientation giving perfect sunset views from the pool is quite something - we made it a rendez-vous place to end our days... We highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to have a quiet time, and enjoy luxury.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lucie M, Guest Relations Manager at Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Benoit M, The entire Hideaway Team thanks you very much for your encouraging and kind comments. We were delighted to hear how much you have enjoyed the service of our thoughtful staff as well as the amazing sunsets from our bar. Rest assured that your feedback has been passed on our team. It was a pleasure hosting you during your honeymoon and we hope to have the chance to welcome you or your friends and family soon. Nous vous souhaitons beaucoup de bonheur! Warmest regards, Lucie
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Property: Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa
Address: Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#7 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, part of the Emerald Collection Resorts, is located in Nungwi, on the North West coast of Zanzibar, a sensational island setting. Every evening the resort is charmed by dreamy sunsets, where hues of burnt orange and blushing rose are spectacled as Africa`s sun drops into the Indian Ocean. Wander through 10 hectares of enchanting tropical spice gardens, fondly tendered by softly-spoken Zanzibaris and rabble of soaring butterflies. The sense of space is absolute, inspiring freedom, seclusion and quietude: Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa is a the perfect playground for the tired minds of discerning guests seeking the ultimate relaxation and nourishments for mind, body and soul. ... more   less 
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