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Jambiani White Sands Bungalows
Reviewed January 10, 2012

I recommend staying at White Sands for a few nights, but not for too long.

The price suited our budget, the staff were helpful and friendly, and the beach was beautiful and quiet.

Jambiani White Sand's weakest points are their breakfasts - small and boring, and the cleanliness/upkeep of their rooms.

We struggled to have even cold showers, as we had to ask for water to be pumped everytime we needed it. Our basin permanently leaked water onto the floor, and the celing fan made a terrible noise!
There were a few power cuts, and the wifi was out of order for a few days.

However, the friendly Jambiani local people made up for it, and we will definitely return to the area!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Jambiani-Whitesand, Owner at Jambiani White Sands Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2012

Thank you for your kind words and for your honest and constructive criticism, which is a positive feedback for us to continue improving. I would like to comments as follows:

On breakfast: We are in the process of hiring another chef experience with varieties of dishes to server our diverse customers request, which including much broad range of breakfast items in the menu.

On power cuts: We had some problem with the grid that supply to our property, which affected also the internet. This issue has been resolved. However, we are looking at other alternatives such as solar energy and a generator to provide electricity in case of any power cuts in the future.

On basins: We have started the renovation of the property after purchasing it from the previous owner.

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Reviewed September 14, 2011

This is a relaxing place to stay. The owner and staff are laid back and very helpful.The bungalows are good for a budget place in Zanzibar and certainly a lot better value than many in the surrounding area.The bungalows really are right on the beach and when the tides up, the water laps the grounds!
Jambiani itself seemed safe (compared to some places) and the villagers welcoming.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jambiani-Whitesand, Owner at Jambiani White Sands Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Thank you very much for the time you have taken to write a review. We are glad that you have enjoyed our beach location and Jambiani in general.

Yes, as you noted the villagers are welcoming.

Thanks again for staying with us! "Ahsante Sana" - Thank you very much!

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Reviewed July 12, 2011

Staying in this place was a great experience for us, we had a bungalow just in front of the beach, we could enjoy the sun-rise every morning from our bed, walk directly to the sea, swim when the tide was high, and enjoy the beautiful nature of the island. We stayed there 8days/7 nights paying the all-inclusive fee, which is extremely good value, we could relax after a tirening time in Africa with safaris, did not need to worry about finding a place to eat as they would cook whatever we wanted and serve it whenever we asked for it. The free internet was excellent, our host was amazing, together with the staff helping us, advicing and arranging everything we needed. The place is not 100% ready yet, as they are improving it every day, with satellite, volley ball, ice-cream offering, etc. It is an excellent budget place to relax, you have it all there! We did not have a hot shower, but we for sure did not need it at the beach! ;-)

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jambiani-Whitesand, Owner at Jambiani White Sands Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2016

We appreciate the time you have taken to write a review, and thank you very much for your kind remarks about us! We are happy that you have enjoyed our beach location and the food. We thank you for the comment about the hot shower. We have now installed new heating system and hot water is available all day long.

Many thanks for choosing to stay with us.

“Karibu Tena” – You are welcome again!

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Jambiani White Sands Bungalows

Address: Jambiani Beach, Jambiani 254, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Jambiani
Price Range: $58 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jambiani White Sands Bungalows 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jambiani White Sands is located right on the beach in the quiet tropical village of Jambiani on the South- East Coast of Zanzibar Island. About 30 to 40 mins drive from Zanzibar Airport, the Ferry and the Stone Town. Situated on the picturesque white sandy beach washed by clear azure waters, Jambiani White Sands is the place to enjoy the sun, the sea and the tranquility of nature the Spice Island of Zanzibar has to offer. ... more   less 
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