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“Wonderful hotel just by the beach!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Arabian Nights Hotel
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Paje
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful hotel just by the beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

We stayed at Arabian Nights hotel for 5 nights on our honeymoon. We had a beachfront bungalow with a great view of paje beach and the ocean.
The bungalow was great, big and spacious. AC in the room, warm water heater. Cleaning was done every day, fresh towels every day. The hotel had beach towels that the guest could use.
A pool in the back which was great during low tide. Free wifi in the hotel lounge.
The manager was wonderful, helpful and very nice. He really looked after his guests and help us come in contact with reliable people for dolphin tour and spice tour.
Just on the beach in front of the hotel was Paje by Kite, a kitesurfing place owned by hotel Paje by Night. Many kite surfers, a lot of people on the beach. Many kite surfers stayed at Arabian also, probably is Arabian a lot more quiet and calm atmosfer than Paje by Night. Paje beach is perfect for kitesurfing, but it'll cost you 300 euro to be in a 10 hour kite school if you haven't tried kiting before.

All in all, the beach is great, the hotel was amazing. I warmly recommend Arabian Nights Hotel on Paje beach to everyone.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Arabian Nights is situated right next to the beach.
Unfortunately the manager did not give us a room with two separate beds as booked.
He also did not stick to his promises to change the room after a few days.
The room next to the pool had a fan and was very hot at night.
We also had the chance to look at the newer sea view rooms that have aircon and are much nicer, but also more expensive.
Breakfast and food ist reasonably good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

We stayed in the sea view rooms, which as promised had amazing views of the sea! The beach is literally on your door step. The rooms are very spacious and clean! They have their own restaurant but there are quite a few others along the beach to try. We arranged massages through Arabian nights annex but I would give that a miss! Everything else was great. I would stay there again. Its also great value for money considering the views.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Shameema
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Dar es Salaam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Arrived late in the evening and had some confusion with booking, which was sorted out nicely. We got fantastic rooms and manager himself showed rooms and taught all details, starting with where to find light switches. It was great, because my mother has seeing disability, and new places is always a little bit struggle. I did diving course and during days rest of the family had great time. Breakfast had been great. There were lot of different kind of travellers, which was nice. Lively, but still quiet and relaxing place. We ate at diving center the lunch which was fantastic and supper at local place just outside the hotel, also fantastic. "Paje at night" did not have great food ( at least compared to other 2 places), though was more busy and fancy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank PeacockDSM
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

The sea view room was spacious and right on the beach.
The man who checked us in showed us how to set the password on the safe and told us to keep our valuables there.
After returning from lunch a few hours later we opened the safe to find a good portion of our US cash stolen.
We confronted the manager and he denied that this had happened and refused to believe us. He asked us to leave the next day (which we were extremely happy to do). When they refunded us for the remainder of the nights we had prepaid for we were 'cheated' again!
Two of the US100 bills were pre 2003 (not the new crisp bills we prepaid with) and are not accepted in Zanzibar.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank HogwoodBBQ
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Travelers are raving about these Paje hotels

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

At the end of april begining may myself and fiance visited zanzibar we stayed at paje beach arabian nights. Upon arrival we were picked up by a tour operating company from the airport. We were abit sceptical and nervous at first but once we arrived at our hotel and met masood the manger at arabian nights we were extremely happy. The manager and staff gave us world class service through out our stay, we really formed a 2nd family as we were given the best treatment ever. thanks to miraaj (waiter) and kayumba (cook) the food was phenominal. They arranged All tours,transport and food for us :) I would defenatley go back to arabian nights masoods manager is a great guy and he did a great job to keep us happy and satisfying our needs, his a gud magician aswell lol thanks arabian nights keep up the great hospitality
From adil & nadia south africa

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank adilnadiasouthafrica
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

it was our last 2 nights left in Tanzania and this place was good enough to have a nice and relaxing moments on the beach .Good food it has good value for the money .we never knew how these 2 days went by . we will definitely come and visit Tanzania next year and our kids also enjoyed this place .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Erwin S
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Property: Arabian Nights Hotel
Address: P.O Box 791, Paje, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Paje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Paje
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arabian Nights Hotel is a small hotel located in Paje, on the South East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Located only fourty minutes from Stone Town of Zanzibar or Air Port, this is the perfect place to go and find your self in another world all together. There is nothing better than feeling the waves of the Indian Ocean lapping at your feet, and only at Arabian Nights can you feel this when you step out of your hotel room. ... more   less 
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