We had read great reviews on the web, incl Tripadvisor, but when we arrived the place was grubby, looked neglected, and there was a dog in the bar/dining area which had hardly any fur left and was scratching madly, a cat too, just as bad. No one greeted us and we just sat around waiting for some attention. Eventually we were shown our room, the bathroom was just concrete and looked dirty.
We had not paid, just booked, and so had a very nice Spanish couple who had just arrive an hour before. They knew Zanzibar well and were surprised at the condition of the place, the lack of staff and the flea ridden animals, so suggested we walk up the beach and find another place. We ended up at the Cristal resort and this was clean, professional and excellent, what a relief.
No idea what is happening at this place, but in the UK they would be prosecuted for cruelty to animals, not to mentiion environmental health having a close look at the cleanliness of the place! We met someone who was staying there and said the japanese owner eventually turned up and made good food, but I'm glad we moved on.
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