I enjoyed my stay at Coral Rock immensely! The daily snorkelling, fishing, boat tours, swimming with the dolphins and other arranged trips were great. The rooms were clean and simple, there was a power cut for a couple of hours one evening but that's hardly surprising considering the rural location. The manager explained that the hotel where in the process of having electrical generators installed to alleviate the problem, along with other improvements initiated by the new management.
The staff were always friendly and helpful, especially the hotel manager. The restaurant service was a little slow at times but I wasn't in a hurry and the food and cocktails were great. The swimming pool was ideal for relaxing and watching the sunsets but this hotel’s best feature has got to be its location - directly on the beach. At high tide the azure waves break on the rocks just below the restaurant and the receding tide exposes sandy beach most of the way out to the coral reef. The view was phenomenal!
All in all it's a beautiful place and the hotel facilitated my visit to Zanzibar wonderfully, from the moment the hotel’s driver met me at the airport upon arrival until departure two weeks later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coral Rock is one of the most popular small to mid-size hotels in Zanzibar. We offer incredible views and an authentic Zanzibari experience that encourages local and cultural interaction within a functioning Swahili fishing village. Our aim is authenticity & value for money. The unrivaled view and location has been home to international fashion shoots by the likes of Sports Illustrated and FHM, as well as almost half a dozen reality TV shows on account of the striking and unusual natural beauty and panoramic vistas that can be enjoyed from every room and facility at the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coral Rock Jambiani
- Hotel Coral Rock
- Coral Rock Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Jambiani