If you are reading this review than you have probably figured out that Zanzibar is a fairly expensive place for accommodation. I chose this place based on the price, reviews and promise of a private beach and it delivered all this and so much more. The current manager Nikki is a carefree & vivacious Irish woman who also teaches yoga (upon request) for a small fee overlooking the beautiful private beach. The whole island is fairly busy with loads tourists, as we were two 30 something couples, we wanted some privacy and we got it here...although the main town is only a 20-30 min walk along the beach in low tide or a 10 min taxi ride, which costs about $10.00. The rooms are clean and a great size with fairly comfy beds (keep in mind most of Africa have harder mattresses unless you are staying in luxury hotels). Each bed has a mosquito net (although I didn't notice many bugs) and they are all covered in lovely clean white linen. The bathroom shower pressure is hit or miss, but it gets the job done! The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast (which is included) is great, they provide free coffee & tea all day & a fresh fruit plate as a starter then a choice between 3-4 breakfast options which are served plated. If you chose to eat at the hotel for lunch and/or dinner make sure you order it in advance usually right after breakfast, otherwise the wait can be really long if you don't order in advance (ie: 60-90 mins). This is because they are a little short staffed and have to prep everything well in advance. Every time we ate here the food was good sometimes excellent. I would also recommend the resort next door (the the right of Sazani, 2 min walk on the beach) for lunch (however dinner is usually full as it is reserved for their guests, we got turned away for dinner). Also if you decide to go in to town then make sure you have the lobster at Paradise or the curry at Lang Lang! Enjoy you stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feel like a castaway at our 10 room beach lodge, a perfect paradise for beach lovers, kite surfers and divers. An oasis of calm just five minute taxi ride from Nungwi's busy strip of music bars and hotels. Our bungalows are designed in a traditional Swahilli style with coconut thatch roofs in a tropical garden setting, each with a sea view and sandy path down to our secluded pristine beach and the turquoise ocean. Stay with us and help us to develop our sustainability ethos to be an environmentally and socially responsible hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sazani Beach Lodge Zanzibar Island/Nungwi