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Echo Beach Hotel
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Bwejuu
Certificate of Excellence
northants, england
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“still can't cope with leaving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

I would echoe (!) Everything that has been said: wonderful food, perfect setting and fabulous hosts. The sea is a private turquoise bath..the island was a welcome relief from Kenya loved Stone Town too. Taxi driver was so trustworthy you knew exactly what you were paying for. Prison Island great too.
The island vibe is so much more pleasant than Kenya. I have to go back, I have to!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Trondheim, Norway
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a great hideout for couples or small families, but I'd like to make a couple of modifications to recent reviews: bathing in the sea is ok at high tide, but most of the time you must wear bathing shoes (used ones available). At low tide it is too shallow; stick to the pool. A previous review said the pool was unclean, we found it in good conditiom. Oddly, the water in the shower was salt, not as salt as sea water though, it worked for us. Finally, you ought to like dogs! There, all negative details on the table. But the main message remains: a beautiful beach hotel, excellent service from dedicated owners and staff, great.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed at Echo Beach Hotel in October and absolutely loved it. The property is beautiful - the grounds are well manicured, the rooms are spacious with lots of attention to detail, the bar/lounge overlooks the beach, and the beach and ocean are stunning. The food was delicious (we ate breakfast and dinner there everyday). The staff was incredibly attentive and could take care of just about anything - we had meals brought to our porch and the manager arranged for a moonlight boat ride with champagne and appetizers to celebrate our one year anniversary. What made this hotel really special though were the owners Andrew and Sue. They are incredibly warm and made us feel like family. We would recommend Echo Beach to anyone going to Zanzibar.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed here over New Year as part of our honeymoon to Tanzania. It really was a fantastic place and nothing was ever too much trouble for Sue, Andrew and Zoe.They even arranged champagne and canapés on our first night and a private dinner another night. The food is of a very high standard and uses the most of the fresh local produce. It is in a perfect location with views of the beach from your room and a white sandy beach to enjoy evening strolls along. It was like staying in paradise! We stayed there 7 nights and wished it could have been longer. This really was a perfect place to spend our honeymoon.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Karatu, Tanzania
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is an ideal spot for an affordable getaway in Zanzibar. The drive from the airport is only about an hour. The beach is exquisite and the service 5-star. With only 10 rooms you can be sure that you will not feel overrun by other guests. Sadly the pool water was not terribly inviting (murky and dirty) when we were there but with the ocean right there - no problem! The food was fabulous. My only complaint - I wanted to stay longer!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

A big thank you to everyone at Echo Beach for the best holiday my husband and I have ever had. We stayed in room 3 which was decorated absolutely beautifully, I loved the paintings and antique furniture all very stylish. The location is idyllic pure white sand and turquoise ocean that is as warm as a bath tub, quite surreal. The pool is gorgeous as are the mature tropical gardens.

I can not fault anything from my treatments in the beauty spa to the delicious food and drink. Thank you to all the wonderful staff for attending to our every need this place makes you feel really indulged and relaxed. Will definitely be back again.

Room Tip: All rooms have a sea view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We loved the hotel, staff were excellent and food was fantastic as were the happy hour cocktails!! Definitely a must visit for Zanzibar! A very small hotel, so we received very personalised service which was great! The rooms were tastefully decorated and very well equipped!
And to top this off, this is where I got engaged!! A beautiful moonlit beach dinner with champagne was set up and everything was just perfect! I highly recommend this hotel, and particularly this part of Zanzibar is beautiful and quieter than the busy northern coast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Echo Beach Hotel
Address: Bwejuu | East Coast, Bwejuu 3109, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Bwejuu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Bwejuu
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Bwejuu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bwejuu
#6 Family Hotel in Bwejuu
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Slice of ParadiseThe new Echo Beach Hotel resort offers visitors a slice of paradise on the dreamy tropical island of Zanzibar. The very name Zanzibar evokes a sense of mystique and adventure.Sue and Andrew Page, the owners of Echo Beach bought a 5 acre stretch of unspoilt beach to create a unique boutique hotel. There are now 10 individual villas combining unpretentious African architecture with state of the art technology, interior design, fixtures and fittings.Beach Villasin Unspoilt SurroundingsThe individually designed Bandas are constructed from local stone, capped with Makuti roofs .Each dwelling boasts exquisitely hand carved balconies and verandas where guests can enjoy a drink in the shade. The Bandas are completely private and not overlooked, allowing visitors to relish the unspoilt surroundings and uninterrupted views of the beautiful Indian Ocean.Beachside diningDining in the beachside restaurant, decorated with designers guild fabric, in the white and turquoise of the seashore is a highly pleasurable experience, with discreet and efficient service.With a refreshing breeze blowing in from the sea, guests can unwind and relax with a decadent cocktail in the stylish bar area, where designer fabrics are teamed with Zanzibar carved furnishings. Or wander down to the unique bar on the beach, and enjoy refreshments by the sea shore.Local Dishes & International FavouritesFor those who want to get the true taste of Zanzibar there is a wealth of fresh local food on the menu, not to mention some carefully selected International favourites.The ultimate in fresh fare, produce is purchased daily, including lobster, crab, prawns and squid straight from local fisherman who come to the beach.Relax at the Beauty SpaZanzibar is the perfect place for a complete break from the hectic life most people live nowadays. If you want professional, unobtrusive service, peace and privacy to relax, then why not try our professional beauty spa and treat yourself to a complete pampering.Tours and TransfersEcho Beach is happy to arrange transfers to and from the hotel.Whilst on your holiday why not let us arrange for you to explore the magical island taking in the legendary Spice Tour. While spices no longer dominate Zanzibar's economy as they once did, there are still numerous spice plantations in the centre of the island, which make an interesting visit.Friendly and informed guides will escort you on a walking tour of the spice farms, picking bunches of leaves, fruit and twigs from bushes and trees, inviting you to smell or taste them to guess what they are.Swimming with Dolphins is also a magical experience that will not be forgotten and can easily be arranged. The Jozani Forest Tour with the colobus monkeys that are unique to Zanzibar. These are just some of the adventures you can enjoy as well as diving, fishing and snorkelling in one of the most unspoilt areas of the world. ... more   less 
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