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“Excellent stay at Uroa Bay Beach Resort” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Uroa Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Uroa
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Miri
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent stay at Uroa Bay Beach Resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed 5 nights in Uroa Bay Beach Resort. The rooms are lovely - overlooking the garden and the sea with private terrace. Family rooms - two connecting bedrooms are nice, decorated with taste and very clean. Garden is beautiful: full of birds, coconut trees and flowers. Hardly no mosquitoes in the garden - garden well maintained and probably sprayed. Large pool. Beach is fantastic, cleaned from seaweeds everyday and a nicely signed small path brings you to the close by sand bed at low tide - a dream place! Dinner buffet is good and varied with good mix of local and european food. Quiet place, not overcrowd, no loud music - very relaxing!
We rented a car for 3 days and had no trouble at all with police checks (we had the temporary Zanzibar driving licence worth 20$).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

I recently spent a week with my partner and his mom at Uroa Bay and we had a wonderful time there. The rooms were amazing - cool, clean and spacious. There were a few ants on the patio but that was only due to the hibiscus flowers in the vacinity
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The resort itself was kept clean and tidy - from the bars to the swimming pools to the dining areas. The staff were friendly and the food was lovely and varied; there was something for everyone!
The beach was clean, aside from seaweed, but that can't be helped - the locals farm seaweed in the area and the currents sometimes mean that seaweed is washed up. But in the resort itself is a sandy area complete with sun loungers, so you do not feel that you are missing out on the beach.

The only real problem that we encountered was that you need to have cash to do anything. The resort has a spa, boutique and excursion shop, but you are unable to pay on card. You are also not allowed to put any of these on your tab and pay the hotel at the end of your stay, you have to pay cash. There is no facility in the hotel to get cash back and there is no ATM so to get cash, we had to get a cab to Stone Town ($50) and find a working ATM (3rd time lucky!) to draw money. It's a shame, as we would have done more and spent more in the boutique if we were able to etiher get money from the hotel or put things on our tab.

However, overall it was a great holiday and we had a wonderful time!

Room Tip: As for sea view rooms - spectacular!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Michskev
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in Uroa Beach Resort, the place looks fantastic, it's very tastefully decorated and welcoming, the staff and management were friendly and efficient so we had a very nice time. The food was good and varied, the pool always clean and sparkling and the rooms are large and comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ioana_Te
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great rooms, very welcoming flower cards, excellent facilities and helpful staff. The food was good, especially the dinner buffets. The beach was full of seaweed when we were there but it was because of the ocean currents and staff were removing it.

I recommend staying in this part of Zanzibar away from the hustle and bustle of Stone Town, which is still easily accessible through taxi or dalla dalla. We enjoyed the 45 minute taxi as you go through many villages and get a glimpse into island life.

The sand in Zanzibar is so soft. Great beaches.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kleinburg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were really happy with the service and cleanliness of the hotel. Our door lock was stuck but when we told them about it they were right on it and had it fixed within an hour. The beach was beautiful but you had to contend with locals always trying to sell you something when you went to the beach. However when you told them no thank you, they left you alone. We felt very safe walking the beach and being on the resort. They had activities around the resort to keep us busy since it is rather isolated. We would have liked a fitness room but we made use of all the facilities they had instead especially the 44 ft pool.This is not a bad thing especially if you don't want to be near the city but rather in a quiet beach location, which we did. The beds are hard but we found this to be the same in all the places we stayed in Tanzania. The food was good - enough variety at the dinner buffet that we could always find something we liked.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank maggie42013
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Richards Bay, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

This place suits honeymooners, friends or family travelers alike. Friendly and helpful staff. Everything you need for an island vacation. Free wifi. Safe and secure all around the resort and beach. Clean and sparkling pools and right on the beach.
They could however add some English books and magazines to their library.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Natash2013
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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

This review is for fellow wheelchair travelers as the hotel indicate on the website that the hotel is wheelchair accessible. First of all Excellent resort!
Wheelchair accessibility on the ground very good, angles of ramps is perfect. Difficult to get to beach, but not impossible. Swimming pool not wheelchair accessible. Room is spacious, bed approx. 15cm higher than wheel of chair. Bathroom - no grab-rail at toilet, no shower-chair, your travel shower-chair will work perfect as the bathroom is spacious.

Negative : wheelchair rooms is family rooms, thus you will pay for 3 persons even if you are 1 traveller. Maybe the resort can urgently work on this aspect.

Positives: Numerous - food, service, friendliness, relaxation.....

Room Tip: Contact the manager directly for a better rate, otherwise too expensive if you pay for a "ghost...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeonPotch
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Property: Uroa Bay Beach Resort
Address: Uroa Bay, Uroa 2675, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Uroa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Uroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Uroa Bay Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new 4 star superior resort, on wonderful Uroa Beach, on the East Cost of Zanzibar. Italian management and maintenance, with smiling and professional local staff, working all together to make you enjoy at best your stay here. Big pool, pool/beach towel service, great beach, excellent Italian inspired kitchen, more then 40 square meter rooms fully equipped and furnished (individual A/C, mini fridge with daily refill mineral water, TV with satellite channels, telephone, fan, mosquito nets on beds, safe, internet connection, private furnished terrace, private services with shower box and bidet). Relaxing and easy-going atmosphere. Ideal for everyone who wants to relax and have a great time in a wonderful location. ... more   less 
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Uroa Bay Beach Hotel Uroa Village
Uroa Bay Beach Resort Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

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