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New Teddy's Place
Ranked #1 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Paje
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Kiev, Ukraine
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Place where you can find people all around the world”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Nice staff and restaurant. Very nice atmosphere. Beautiful territory inside. A lot of friendly people all around the world. Nice food and nice mojito party on Sundays. Good music in the evening. Bungalows with a sand floor Toilet and shower one is situated on the territory. You must go 50 meters to the beach but this way is very nice and not worry you at all. Excellent beach, like everywhere in Paje.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Teddys P, Manager at New Teddy's Place, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thanks for the good review and we are happy that you had a good time at New Teddy´s Place. Welcome back again. Cheers your New Teddys Place team
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Possibly my favourite place in Tanzania by far! What a laid back atmosphere. The staff are great fun and very friendly, the best I've met in three months of Tanzania. The food is good for the price, make an effort to try their Swahili BBQ. The bungalows are well spaced out and comfortable. The best thing about this place is the view from the raised chill out area...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Teddys P, Manager at New Teddy's Place, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
we are happy that you had a good time at New Teddys Place and would love to see you again. Thanks for staying with us. Your Teddys Team
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

The staff is very friendly, and when I was there the other guests were also awesome - world travelers with very interesting stories. The spice tea they serve at breakfast is my new favorite tea. The whole area has sand floors and plenty of hammocks. Less than a minute from the beach. Breakfast is included, but there's no kitchen.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank sydneybennet
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Teddys P, Manager at New Teddy's Place, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Thanks a lot for the lovely review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at New Teddys Place and can only say karibu tena.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

its beach is being cleaned every morning, dorms are clean, private huts are good. People who work there speak fair english (although Hassan ("Genious") was the one who resolved most of our problems when needed). Credit card is accepted -i was able to pay- but the machine doesn't always function. In restaurant Paje by Night, they have cash back service (no ATM on Paje). you can ask about shared taxis to go there from stonetown. Owner (manager?) Tobias is helpful but he is not always there and the person who supposed to be there (Muzu? ) might not be always there as well. This being Africa I'll be there at 2 doesn't mean he will be. The reason I am writing this, is to say, if you keep your money in the safe of Teddy, you need to ask him the key. (He is the only one with the key); so if he is not there when he supposed to be, you might not get your money when you need. This doesn't devaluate the place, we've checked other hotels/hostels as well, this one had the best price/service ratio. Just act smart, always keep enough cash with you. (worst case scenario you eat at teddy's restaurant and pay later.but this takes away your option of going to a party. Sunday barbecue is recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank exclea
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

we spent beatiful hollydays there!!! it was a great place, and the staff good vibes!! the beds are really comfortable like the place in general. the beach is a paradise!! cold beer!! and delicious caipirinha!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lu_Trindade2013
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Teddys P, Manager at New Teddy's Place, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Thanks for the lovely review. we enjoyed having you as our guests and are happy that you had a good time at our place
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Charleston, South Carolina
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

New Teddy's is not a bad place to stay, the rooms are funky and good value. The bar and lounge area on the platform are really cool too. Only thing I would say is not a complaint but just to say to the managers that the staff use NewTeddy's as a home and the problem with this is it feels slightly uncomfortable. We saw staff sleeping on the platform sofas daily.The music is loud and not really the right atmosphere when there aren't many guests around and are just trying to have a relaxing dinner. It seemed the music was chilled and great when the managers were there in the morning but changed drastically when they left and the staff had control. I understand as a manager myself it is difficult to always be at your place and checking the staff and end of season you want some time off but just to give a heads up that the way the staff treat New Teddys doesn't make a great vibe for others.

  • Stayed September 2013
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2 Thank gbrown_12
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Teddys P, Manager at New Teddy's Place, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
we are very thankful for your comment as we always wanna improve. I am really sorry if the musik was disturbing you sometimes and we will work on making the stay in New Teddys Place for all our guests to an unforgettable time.
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22 reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

New Teddys was a nice cool place to stay. We were on a budget so stayed in dorms, they were clean with lots of space.
Bathrooms were ok, cold shower with bad pressure but large.
Fans kept you cool. Breakfast (inc in price) was good, on till 11am, with 2 choices.
Food was expensive but in line with all other restaurants on the beach.
Nice bar/ veranda/ hammocks to relax and a fire at night If you want to sit around.
Sunday is the night they host the party so loud music, but music stopped about 12.
Overall, highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: New Teddy's Place
Address: P.O. Box 3564, Paje, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Paje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Paje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — New Teddy's Place 1*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect accommodation for all who want to travel on a backpacker's budget and experience real Zanzibar vibes. Stunning Zanzibari food, cooked by one of the best chefs on the island, cozy bar with chilled music and plenty of space for relaxing, traditional makuti bandas and of course the breathtaking beach of Paje.Our aim is to make it possible for everyone to enjoy this beautiful island. Especially for backpackers it is really hard to find cheap accommodation on Zanzibar. So we have adjusted all our prices for a backpacker budget.All prices include our delicious Teddy’s breakfast. Choose from yummy pancakes or delicious eggs and famous chapati, both served with fresh fruit, juice and tea/coffee. ... more   less 
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