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“Best chillout spot in East Zanzi” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Evergreen Bungalows
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Bwejuu
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best chillout spot in East Zanzi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed here for 10 days and almost changed the rest of our long-term trip so that we could stay here longer! Falling asleep and waking up to the sound of waves crashing was a huge plus; the chef made AWESOME and very affordable food and, above all, the staff was so amazing and friendly. Our room was cleaned every day and the mosquito net was actually big enough so that we wouldn't get bites through the netting. We also got massages in our room for very cheap [we went during low season, not sure about high season prices].
Overall, a great experience- you're lucky if you get to stay here! Can't wait to go back, this is the only place I'd want to stay.

Room Tip: The bungalows in the back are bigger and better than the double ones closer to the beach.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank acoacoaco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

It has a really relaxed atmosphere and nice bungalows with expetionally white soft sand beach. The staff is friendly and the restaurant is pretty good.

A bit overpriced though. But what isn't at Zanzibar?

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank pwillen
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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

I also stayed at Evergreen very recently. It is completely idyllic, beautiful and peaceful. Please don’t let the bad review below put you off, I’m guessing that was a one off bad experience and totally wrong expectations. This place is not 5*, it is simple yet comfortable and very clean beach huts, on a beautiful Indian Ocean setting.

The food here is also extremely good. I would say that the longer you wait for the food the better and more flavoursome it is. I recommend the chili calamari and coconut octopus.
The staff here are awesome, friendly, helpful and not at all pushy. But they can help you out will all Islands trips, bike hire and also have their Diving centre onsite.
But don’t take my word for it, check it out yourselves!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Helen S
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

My fiancé and I just returned from 11 nights at Evergreen Bungalows (we had initially planned on staying for 3-4 nights) and I cannot recommend it more highly. We were initially concerned having read the previous, non-balanced and thoroughly unhelpful review but those concerns turned out to be unfounded. This is not luxury accommodation but if you're looking for a relaxing stay on a beautiful, quiet beach in quirky fun beach huts then look no further.

And then there are the people (I was going to write 'service' but these guys are so warm and helpful that they seemed like friends by the end): warm, welcoming, helpful, fantastic. There is quite a lot of seaweed during some parts of the year but the Evergreen guys rake it away every morning so you’re left with flawless white sand. A small difference which is indicative of the level of effort these guys put in. They also make the beds up every day and lay flowers next to the fresh towels.

I miss Zanzibar and Evergreen a great deal. Thanks guys

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Ben C
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Hebden Bridge
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

We couldn't believe the location when we arrived - perfect white sands, turquoise sea, hammocks - all yards from our bungalow door. Quirky fun accomodation - very comfortable. Booked only one bungalow (room) - but they gave us a second room (upstairs) for the children when we asked (no extra charge - but quiet season). Very helpful staff. Comfy bar area - open to beach. Good value.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jennifer B
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Devon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

The staff was friendly and always had smiles. They were very accommodating with the children even to the point of entertaining the kids (even the owner)! The price is excellent especially considering the fact that you are beach front. When the tide is in at night you fall asleep to the sound of the waves hitting the shore. Magnificent phosphorescence light up like stars in the sand. There are wild Red Colobus Monkeys quietly swinging in the trees outside our room. Jozani Forest is a quick trip (and organized by the hotel) from Evergreen Bungalows. My kids talk about Evergreen Bungalows because they can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Rachel H
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London
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

A hidden gem, nicely isolated from bigger towns. Beautiful palm-tree coastline, very nice rustic accomodation and a cosy bar with a very good restaurant offering locally-caught seafood. Idyllic. It's a nice bus trip from Stonetown, too.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Albionrovers
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Property: Evergreen Bungalows
Address: Evergreen | Zanzibar, Bwejuu 483, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Bwejuu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bwejuu
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bwejuu
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Bwejuu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel has 14 rooms in 9 bungalows. 5 Double storey bungalows direct on the beach offer 9 self contained rooms, each with a different touch. Furthermore there are 3 garden bungalows. All the rooms have been decorated using local materials to give them a unique Zanzibari feel and come complete with mosquito nets and fresh running water. Coconut wood fixtures and fittings give an exotic feel to the suites. Each bungalow has its own balcony with chairs and a table and all rooms have their own en-suite bathroom hot water.We accept credit cards and we have free Wi-Fi for in house guests. ... more   less 
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