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“Little piece of undiscovered paradise” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Echo Beach Hotel
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Bwejuu
Certificate of Excellence
potters ba
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Little piece of undiscovered paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

We were quite nervous about travelling to Zanzibar but can't praise Andrew and his amazing team enough for making us feel like a guest in their house. Amazing beach, totally remote location ( do be warned if this isn't for you) excellent food and the surroundings were blissful. Would have liked little bit of an update in the rooms but it really was total rest and relaxation -loved it!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Echo Beach is stunning, a truly idyllic setting. My bungalow was beautiful, with a spacious room, comfortable bed and en-suite shower room, and very close to the pool and beach. The owners Sue & Andrew are lovely, attentive but not obtrusive, as were the staff, nothing was too much trouble. I felt like family instead of a visitor. And last but not least, the food, it was absolutely gorgeous, worthy of a Michelin star.

Room Tip: I stayed in room 3, but I think they were all very good and close to the pool and beach.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Echo Beach was quite simply stunning, from the moment we arrived we felt right at home.
The room was incredible located right on the beach I did not even wear my flip flops most of the time. The food was fantastic and all of the staff went out of their way from the get go including Ben the new manager who we met on the plane on the way to Tanzania a week beforehand! Highly recommend this hotel to anybody looking to do absolutely nothing, strangely over a month later I am still fairly relaxed so Echo Beach did wonders for me! Thanks to Sue, Andrew and Team in a word Echo Beach is Perfect.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

We explored several hotels on Zanzibar and Echo is a true gem. Upmarket yet cozy family-run feeling, boutique interior design blends lovely with beautiful nature.

Excellent food makes you wanna stay longer, no desire or need to go to any other restaurant during your stay.

Echo has made our Zanzibar stay so memorable as you'd hope, thank you.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bremen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was our second big family journey (we are from Germany) and we felt like a part of a big family in Zanzibar. The two rooms were so beautiful and you can see how the staff loves the detail in everything. I have loved it that there is sand on the path that leads to our rooms and not only on the beach, that was a big plus point for us.
We sometimes spotted the two little dogs in front of our rooms and it was so sweet to see they played so much during our vacation. The whole family loves dogs and it added to the family feeling we had at Echo Beach.
We have booked a half board vacation and wanted to go to other places in Zanzibar on the coast during lunch but then we tasted the food and we threw the planes overboard because it was so amazing. I don't think anywhere in Africa you taste better food (we were in South Africa earlier). The food is like a taste explosion and different everyday with different menus and innovative cusine ideas. This alone should receive a extra star in your traveller choice.
My mother is allergic to certain things and the South Africa chef asked us about our food taste and she afterwards only prepared delicious meals that my mother could eat with her allergy. She also came out after dinner and lunch and asked us about our stay, that normally doesn't happen everywhere else we have travelled. We were so well cared for.
The other staff members did not really speak English well that we could have a chat but there is a German speaking girl who conversed with us and cared for us during our whole vacation. She knew everything about the hotel and trips and how we can travel in Zanzibar. We could chat to her every night but we also wanted to chat to the Zanzibar staff.
Our rooms were so clean every day and the beach was clean too. We were in Australia before and thought this was the best beach but Echo Beach and its white sandy beach is topping it by far. We felt so relaxed that it was so hard to think about home and work.
We want to come back next year again. Thank you for this amazing time, Echo Beach!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Just returned from a fantastic holiday at Echo Beach Hotel, Sue and Andrew ( and the dogs )could not have been more hospitable. Without prior warning they produced a surprise birthday cake and Happy Birthday sung in Swahili by the friendly staff for my wife. All the meals were varied, beautifully presented and tasted even better.
The relaxed atmosphere and lovely setting makes you very reluctant to leave. We're now planning our next trip there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

I spend a lot of time travelling and staying in hotels with work and I can definitely say that this was the perfect antidote. It is an intimate hotel full of charm and character with superb hospitality. It is somewhere where you feel at the end you have been so well looked after by Sue and Andrew, you have to remind yourself this is a hotel and not someone's home (especially with the friendly dogs). The food was fantastic (the chef was kind enough to share some recipes with me) and one night for our anniversary they made a special meal just for the two of us which was served in the boat next to the beach.If you want a piece of paradise where you can really get away from it all this is the place for you.

Room Tip: All rooms have good locations and being honest the only difference appears to be your taste in furni...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Family Hotel in Bwejuu
#6 Romantic 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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