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Diamonds Star of the East Zanzibar - Nungwi - Bedroom
1
9.5 Excellent (337 reviews)
Overview
The Diamonds Star of The East Zanzibar offers a pleasant stay in Zanzibar for those traveling for business or leisure. The nearest airport is Zanzibar Airport, approximately 66km away. The hotel is located close to many of Zanzibar's attractions including Nungwi Beach and Zanzibar Watersports. This hotel makes a great place to kick back and relax after a long day of sightseeing.
Riu Palace Zanzibar - Nungwi - Beach
2
9.1 Excellent (946 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Nungwi, this beachfront property is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also within 3 mi (5 km).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Aside from waking up to the incredible ocean every morning, every single member of staff went above and beyond at every single minute of every single day.
Cons: The food quality was always amazing but The buffet food could get a bit samey, especially in the morning for breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The all inclusive, the beach and friendliness of staff
Cons: The mosquitoes at night
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Food, beach, swimming pool , cleanliness of resort
Cons: Bar service slow , and to separate the smokers from non smoking.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about this place is amazing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The resort was absolutely beautiful. The beach was easily accessible. The food was awesome. The RIU isn't really close to any of the main attractions. Therefore you will need to rent a driver/tourguide to help you to get around to the attractions. Stone town is 1.5 hour away from the resort. However, wouldn't have chosen to stay anywhere else. The staff were very nice and helpful. I highly recommend staying at the RIU.
Cons: I don't think the RIU has anything to do with this small problem, but the roads leading to the resort were horrible. Very bumpy and uncomfortable.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were comfortable, most of the staff were helpful and friendly, the beach and pool were very nice and there was a good selection of food. The entertainment was very good and there’s plenty of activities on offer. There are also plenty of bars with good service and selection of drinks. The pool is very big, it’s infinity looking over the sea and there are two more smaller ones. Even though the hotel was fully booked it never felt crowded, it was all laid out nicely.
Cons: We could only eat at the speciality restaurants one of the nights as they were fully booked, we couldn’t sit outside and the service was poor in this restaurant (steakhouse). We couldn’t get the lobster and there were no vegetarian options. We were on honeymoon and told to bring our marriage certificate however we weren’t offered anything (apart from Prosecco at 10pm when we arrived back from dinner). When we checked in they said there would be a surprise dinner but we were never informed further on this or received it. At the main restaurant you can’t order spirits it’s only wine and beer (one of us doesn’t drink wine or beer).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was fantastic! The hotel was stunning, the staff so friends and the facilities were fantastic! I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The hotel is so safe with strict security at the gate. They have thought of everything and have lovely little touches like providing a packed breakfast for your flight home if you miss breakfast! :)
Cons: nothing :)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Accomodation fantastic and so was the setting
Cons: Service was not as good as you would expect. Procedure and rules should be improved. We were presented with a bill for a bottle of wine that was clearly not ours. Additionally, why have a dress code if it isn't enforced or towels on sunbeds.
7.0 Good
Pros: The location was lovely. Pool was good.
Cons: Food was terrible and extremely bland. Had no taste whatsoever.
Aluna Nungwi - Nungwi - Bedroom
3
8.9 Excellent (556 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located on a beach front. The property features a swimming pool and free WiFi. Guests can relax on one of the sundecks around the pool or relax in the exotic garden, nightlife from Nungwi can be discovered after only a 20-minute walk along the beach. Guests can enjoy meals at the onsite restaurant, the property also features a bar. The newly renovated rooms are equipped with a mosquito net, air-conditioning, bathroom and access to a private balcony or terrace. Guests can enjoy sea and pool views from some of the rooms as well as the restaurant area. Aluna Nungwi has a 24-hour front desk and can assist you with the organisation of trips and excursions. An array of leisure activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including snorkeling trips, sunset cruises, cycling, paragliding, diving and fishing. Kisauni Airport is 64 km away and airport transfers can be arranged.
9.0 Excellent
Cons: bit far from main hotels/bar area necessitating dark walk back to hotel or taxi ride.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff is super friendly and they understand English better than what we had seen before in Zanzibar. We liked the recommendations they had about where we can go out at night so we really had a good night's out. The beautiful beach in Nungwi is only a 10min Tuk Tuk ride away.
Cons: I think the breakfast could have been better. Only had eggs, fruits, pancakes and bread. Would have been nice if there were beans, sausages etc. The water in the shower was a bit low pressure. Everything else was good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s hidden away in its own little piece of paradise in an intimate setting with only 18 rooms.
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had our best stay in Zanzibar at Aluna. Very cozy and beautiful place, breakfast was good and chicken papaya salad from lunch menu was very delicious
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean room, friendly staff
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff were the best we had in Zanzibar Food was great. Lovely pool.
7.1 Good
Pros: Nice people
Cons: No boiling système to have a cofee in thé room They want us to paie in avance when de arrive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We wanted something different than your standard touristy resort on the beach and Anita's place was exactly that! Cute, clean and in a perfect location. Beach is 5 seconds away and I loved the short walk on the beach to the area restaurants. Anita was very helpful and nice; she told us about the locals, gave recommendations on places to go and eat and helped us with transportation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I really enjoyed my stay in Aluna. It was nice, cozy hotel, made me feel like at home. The room had nice sitting area at the balcony. Pools were nice, just few minutes walk to the beach. Food was the best I had during my whole Zanzibar trip. I would recommend visit their restaurant even if you are staying in different hotel! The staff were lovely and attentive. One of the owners, Caroline was really lovely and seemed to really care about the guests. She gave some great advices and was always ready to answer for any questions asked. The Aluna team are caring about the environment and are giving their great effort to clean up the surrounding areas as well (beach, roads etc.)
Cons: Nothing bad to say, loved my stay!
Essque Zalu Zanzibar - Nungwi - Building
4
8.9 Excellent (397 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at Essque Zalu Zanzibar in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, a 2-minute drive from Nungwi Beach and 7 minutes from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Overview Reviews
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Nungwi is located on the northern tip of the spice island of Zanzibar, between swaying palm trees, pristine beaches and the historic fishing village of Nungwi. The resort is 90 minutes from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport and the historical city of Stone Town. Our hotel boasts a traditional Zanzibar style with Makuti palm leaf roofs and offers spectacular sea views and direct beach access. Feel at home as we welcome you with our signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies. Relax and be spoiled by 100 years of hospitality blended with a genuine Zanzibari experience, from the moment you book till we bid you farewell with a friendly smile. Relax on white sand with sun beds and shade umbrellas and explore the tropical waters while scuba diving or snorkeling. Plunge into the outdoor, freshwater pool or sip on cocktails and fresh fruit juices from Dolphin’s pool bar. Stay in shape with our modern fitness center.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staffs are friendly. The reception welcomed as with cold beverage and freshly made cookies. The Filipina staff was very helpful. She gave us aloe vera for our burnt skin. There were security guards specially near the beach area. The food was great. The breakfast buffet and lunch buffet had many selections. On dinner, they had themed nights. Our favourite was the African night which was on a Sunday night. It was a romantic setting by the beach with a live band. On the other nights, the buffet setting were in the restaurant area.
Cons: The beach area has plenty of seaweeds specially during low tide. We booked a room with a pool view. They did give us the room facing the pool but covered by the tree. We wished we just opted for the garden view instead.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent Services all around 1. Bar service 2. Room Servive 3. Waiters 4. F&B Manager : best ever
Cons: Personal attention
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Restaurant and the rooms
Cons: The location.
5.1 Okay
Pros: Beach front,To get to location from Airport will take 1hr 30min.Roads are not good ,you go through village not great travel at night roads are very bumpy.Not worth $250 per night with breakfast only
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff very friendly, can’t do enough for you. Great location
Cons: Rooms & bathrooms in serious need of refurbishment
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: Booked Doubletree Nungwi but the Kayak stuffed up the booking and created a reservation with a hotel in a different city.
Cons: Wasted over an hour on the phone to Kayak who refused to find us an alternate hotel in Nungwi. Still waiting for a refund. Terrible booking experience. A good way to ruin a holiday.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Cleanness Staff were very friendly and showed all the help they could offer namely: salah, ali mousa, mloja mfgale
Cons: Beach area was small
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Had the best experience at this resort. Staff was super nice. They remember uour face and make sure you are comfortable and part of the group. Room was stunning and right on the beach
Cons: As a vegetarian, i didn't have too many options. It was either rice with veggies or potatoes. Maybe add more options
8.8 Excellent
Pros: This is a great resort, the pool was great & the cocktails and food was amazing. The restaurant changes the food up enough that it stays interesting.
Cons: We did an all inclusive package. We didn’t realise that you could get the ‘better’ cocktails at different bars so bar hopping was a good thing to do because they don’t advertise that u can (the pool bar was limited but at the beach bar you could get spirits etc on the all inclusive). It was disappointing that when the staff saw u had a ‘red’ wrist band meaning all inclusive, they delay the service and u basically have to hunt them down for a drink. Our friends who weren’t all inclusive continually got haggled to buy drinks. We had 2 days were our shower water was cold.
Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est - Nungwi - Building
6
8.5 Excellent (288 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi property is within a 15-minute walk of Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also within 3 mi (5 km).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Upgrade on a private villa with swimming pool, waiters, private restaurant!!! Wonderful stay!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything..thank you for upgrading to a better room..Thanx
Cons: Everything was perfect..All staff were freindly and met our expectations..keep it up..!!!
9.4 Excellent
Pros: הצוות במלון נהדר המלון עצמו מטופח ונראה מדהים האוכל מעולה ומגוון מאוד ממליץ מאוד היתה לנו חוויה מצוינת!
Cons: אין מה לעשות בערב מלבד שהייה במלון, לנו זה היה מתאים
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The attention to detail with their customer service. Our rooms where cleaned twice daily. The free water activities
Cons: Couldn’t get a reservation at their Jetty restaurant
5.4 Okay
Pros: Breakfast was great - but the hostage was a disaster. We could not even choose available tables as they want to set them up for lunch which was 3 hours later. At the same time other guests were sitting in the same area. Hostage showed minimum service and gave us a table in the dark area of the restaurant. If you pay 400 USD per night - it is OK to require Seaview if tables are available. And they were.
Cons: I was very unhappy with the general service at the hotel. Safety box not working at arrival. Internet did not work in the room. Gym was not manned with staff to explain the machines which were in Italian language. I called for assistance which never came. Room service did not respond when calling. When I asked to talk to a manager they did not call back or show up. Disaster service to the price - not 5 star at all!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The beach is wonderful and staff at the bar and restaurant on the beach were lovely. Breakfast and dinner at main pavillion were great. Room was spacious.
Cons: A small thing but lunch at the beach bar could be more varied as it's pretty much the same thing everyday however the food is very good! I could hear music most evenings from the Kendwa Rocks resort which didn't bother me but it may do for some people.
The Zanzibari - Nungwi - Building
7
8.5 Excellent (148 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Zanzibari in Nungwi, you'll be a 3-minute drive from Nungwi Beach and 8 minutes from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: From the very first moment we fell in love with this surreal place. - beautiful colourful beach in front - staff is amazing! they go extra mile to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable; from the cleaning ladies to the manager assistant people are extremely friendly and caring. You are feeling here as a part of a family, which makes it hard to leave this place at the end - delicious food. Special 5 course menus for dinner if you want to diversify your meal and spoil yourself :) Apart of classical menu of the restaurant we tried as well the local traditional food which is not on the list, but they can arrange it easily
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Limited food choice
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff were outstanding. They went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely time. Particular thanks go to Hellen who even arranged a birthday cake and other treats for my husbands.Nothing was too much trouble! The location and views were fantastic and the food freshly prepared and delicious.
Cons: The pillows were a little uncomfortable for us but may suit others
2.5 Mediocre
Cons: Wi-Fi did not work at all, the quality service absolutely insufficient. It did not match with our expectation especially because the price is very high.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was really friendly, the place was so beautiful and the food were really good.
Cons: You might need to make sure to be available for breakfast and dinner before getting hungry because it takes them a while to prepare. Beach is good as a view but many Sea urchins.
7.9 Good
Pros: We stayed in delux room with a small private pool and easy access to beach. The room is extremly lovely with good decoration, always fresh and clean. The hotel is located a little bit remote to social life, suiatable for couples. Food and drinks are OK and fairly priced.
Cons: The staff is very slow and very quite, they say do it in 15 minutes, becomes 45 minutes. The barmaid does not know how to make coctails. The cleaning in the restaurant is not enough (the ash trays are full for 2 days)There is tide season in early August so can not swim, pools are small
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location and beach very nice with amazing view .Rooms were very clean and more than enough,Also pool bar and restaurant has very good service.Location and hotel is better than we saw in the photos highly recommeded!
Cons: The location is almost 50-60 kilometrea from airport its not far away but the roads are terrible we came with our vehicle that 50 kilometers taking around 2 hours and google map is not working properly in nungwe village.
Warere Beach - Nungwi - Building
8
8.3 Excellent (715 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Warere Beach in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, just a 1-minute walk from Unguja and 14 minutes by foot from Mnarani Natural Aquarium. This 4-star hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Nungwi Beach and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Kendwa Beach. Make yourself at home in one of the 21 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily. Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at the hotel's restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: view from the pool during high tide - service at the restaurant + bar - the room was cleaned every day
Cons: WiFi - slow connection and gets disconnected very often - 15-20 min walk to Nungwi city center
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I loved the rooms, staff, and pool. It was a beautiful little spot. The WiFi connection was great, the breakfast was delicious, and the poolside bar and spa were wonderful.
Cons: The only downside, was the location and ability to swim in the ocean. While I was able to walk into Nungwi and even Kendwa during low tide, I missed being able to walk out of the resort and into the ocean. You also have to walk over rocks and such to get over there.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything ! Was perfect ! Location design and dear people !
Cons: Small basic breakfast not many options And the walking allies that was with send no very comfortable for walking
7.0 Good
Cons: Do not go for the single room with garden view. The room has parking lot view. The garden in on the other side of the building. And it's very small. You literally have to step into the shower to close the bathroom door.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are very nice, the location is very good! Loved staying ❤️❤️❤️
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The setting is beautiful and the grounds are kept immaculate. The viullas are very spacious and the views are stunning. We had a beach front villa and it was in the most fantastic position for privacy. The young staff were friendly and tried so hard to please. They really put their heart and soul into what they do and the resort management is very encouringing to helping them "climb the ladder"in the industry. The pool is very nice and clean and some of it is shaded by trees so you can escape the sun. The rooms too are clean and very comfortable. Good bed and shower. When you enter the area nearing the resort be prepared. The roads are terrible and you wonder what on earth you are getting yourself in for. The surronding resort owners have paid the government to fix the roads....well you can guess the rest! Trust me. The roads lead to paradise. :-)
Cons: The smokers. They smoked at breakfast time, lunch time; dinner time, pool time. They even smoked IN the pool!!! I suspect they smoked in their sleep but at least it did not blow in our faces then!! there was little, correction, no consideration shown to non smokers who just had to suck up their disgusting addiction. I would leave breakfast smelling like them. It would be lovely if this was a non smoking resort as so many are doing now. Credit to the staff who kept cleaning out their piled high ash trays from around the pool area. Sadly because the smokers took over the pool area we never had the opportunity to lounge under the trees by the pool which we would have like to have done as the days were so hot and balmey. This is not a criticism of the resort or its management. But We wish people would be more considerate of others who dont share this habit/addiction. It is not pleasant to suck up 2nd hand cigerette smoke or to smell like a smoker when youré not one.
Smiles Beach Hotel - Nungwi - Outdoor view
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8.3 Excellent (496 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Smiles Beach Hotel in Nungwi, you'll be by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort - Nungwi - Building
10
8.3 Excellent (314 reviews)
Overview
Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nungwi Natural Aquarium, Nungwi Beach, and Kendwa Beach. Mnarani Natural Aquarium is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.
Flame Tree Cottages - Nungwi - Pool
11
8.3 Excellent (191 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Flame Tree Cottages in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, and a 3-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and 6 minutes by foot from Nungwi Natural Aquarium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The quiet and safe oasis of those wonderful gardens have made our stay a marvelous one. We stayed in the Desert Rose Suite and had a wonderful time. The toasters on the balcony are such a sweet touch. The staff are very friendly and well trained. We thank Elizabeth and Seif for their warm welcome and the safe and beautiful haven they have created.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staf. Always ready to help. Great location. Daily Yoga classes - provided by Tara South - were fantastic. Enjoyed every minute.
Cons: Nothing. All great.
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: Very little except reasonable location
Cons: Dirty and dilapidated! The bedding was dirty and the welcome drink was full of midges and insects. The first room had a dirty toilet and the second room not much better! The sink did not work! Lots of mosquitoes due to overgrown hedges surrounding the rooms. Would have checked out immediately had they not already taken monies from my bank account. Overpriced and much better options. Needs a complete makeover and a LOT OF MONEY invested in the property.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location is great, right on the beach, close to restaurants. The pool is great (we used it at low tide) and the staff is very friendly.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very friendly and so is the owner of the hotel. This property has a nice bar, cool pool, good breakfast and great rooms.
Cons: The wifi signal could have been slightly better.
7.9 Good
Pros: The staff, specially Suleman were very kind and helpful Spacious room and bathroom. Good basic breakfast.
Cons: The internet connection was poor as older reviews mentioned, just a couple of sun beds by the beach along the sidewalk, too public.
4.6 Okay
Pros: our room was big. the location is good and the stuff is friendly and helpful.
Cons: if you are taller than 1,75 don't stay here. the bed is really uncomfortable for tall people. internet is not working at some part of the hotel. breakfast was not good for a 4 star hotel. at the check out when we asked to pay by credit card, we were asked to pay %5 comission.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The staff were very friendly and helpful, the location was great
Cons: The facility was very tired and needed a good spruce up. At first glance it did not look like the photos, The gardens needed a lot of work, lawns wern't mowed and the pool was dirty. It's a expensive place for what it was. They also charge 5% for the use of your credit card. The breakfast was ordinary. The entrance to the facility was through a shanty town with terrible roads if you could call them that.
Mnarani Beach Cottages - Nungwi - Building
12
8.1 Excellent (314 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Mnarani Beach Cottages in Nungwi, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 15-minute drive of Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The facility is away from the beach hustle as it is located at the near end of Nungwi beach. However it is close to other popular beach, Kendwa. It is very tranquil place to enjoy ocean.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff and quiet place to relax
Cons: More facilities and vibe
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was spectacular. We really enjoyed our stay at Mnarani.
7.5 Good
Pros: They upgraded my room
Cons: Breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location (the quiet side of Nungwi beach), perfect staff (book tours with Mustafa, he's the best!), wonderful food, lovely swimming pool and area. I loved it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel area was really big, with really beautiful garden. Hotel offers everything you need on holiday - massage, water sport equipment, pool, even darts and billiard. Food was very good, breakfast always freshly made once receiving orders. As super bonus for me - hotel is located bit further from main hotels in Nungwi - so if you want to have quiet neighborhood, it is exactly the place you need. Super big thank you for the staff - very helpful, friendly and almost invisible.
Cons: Cannot find any
6.7 Good
Pros: The Zanzibar house room was very nice, we had own balcony with hammock, a kitchenette area with kettle and teas and coffees and fridge. It was always clean, the cleaners look after the resort well. The pool was decent, nice to lounge around. The resort is very green with lots of trees and plants around. The gardens are well maintained. The best feature of our stay were the staff. They were always friendly and welcoming.
Cons: This place is on the other side from where all the exciting activities are such as beaches, restaurants, bars etc. If you are looking for peace and quite then this might be a good option but otherwise look closer to the main resorts. The dinner was hit and miss and the portions were tiny. We had to book our room with half-board as that was the only option. As there's no local restaurants close by it was convenient but not very tasty and satisfying. On top of that you were always required to purchase a drink with dinner for extra costs including just water which was massively overpriced. Water was $2, the shops sell it for 1000 shillings. Beer was $4 which is the most expensive we have seen in all of Zanzibar. Half board should include at least a water in my opinion, they try to extort as much money as they can. Half board is definitely not a good value for money. There's no sandy beach around, there's a tiny bit of beach as you walk down the stairs but it's not what one imagines a beach to be like. It's full of pebbles, sharp rocks, seaweed and garbage. The closest sandy beach is half an hour walk away through the village.
My Blue Hotel - Nungwi - Pool
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8.0 Excellent (373 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at My Blue Hotel in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The beach and the sunbeds area were very nice. Staff were nice and kind
Cons: They say it's a ocean view room but all you can see is a bit of ocean behind the palm trees. Most of the water at the shower go out to the room instead to the drain. The food was not that good, vegetables were not cooked enough. At breakfast Pastries were Not fresh.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Restaurant, bar and cleaning staff were very friendly. Beautiful grounds, very relaxing
Cons: Front desk staff weren't very helpful/friendly. If you ask for directions somewhere they will try and arrange an overpriced taxi (we asked about langi langi restaurant and they offered a $20 round trip when it is 5 min walk away). Were also quite abrupt when it came to payment, didn't apologise for almost overcharging us.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing beach and room facilities. Staff was extremely polite and friendly. Special shout out to Idris at the pool bar who climbed up a tree, broke coconuts and cut them open for us. Best hospitality. Even the chefs have cooking experience from Asian countries like China, Japan and India
Cons: The variety in buffet could have been a little more.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean environment and friendly staff . Proximity of everything the beach , the restaurant
Cons: The beds were hard , and room we were checked in on arrival had just been recently painted so not conducive although we we able to get another room same day .
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Langi Langi Beach Bungalows in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, a 1-minute drive from Nungwi Beach and 5 minutes from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Pool area great, plus sun deck looked over ocean.
Cons: Bed was very hard.
6.3 Good
Pros: Very nice restaurant, great place to swim in ocean, nice terrace over beach to stay during day, but I can imagine in high season may be challenge to find place to lay down.
Cons: We got room just by the entrance to complex, it was very much noise very early in mornings when all personal gathered (=wake up around 6 am in morning by their conversations, phone rings and cigarette breaks). When we asked reception if we could change room, we were informed they are full booked, but we actually checked and there were rooms available through booking still. Room was very dark, we had to use light all day round, and humid, no chance to dry swimming suit or towel during week. Maybe it’s better if you have the ocean view rooms, but garden view was very poor.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location just on the beach. If you have a room on the ocean site you can watch beautiful sunset from your balcony. Top experience! All the restaurants are close by. Nungwi supermarket 6 minutes walk. If there is a high tide you can jump from the restaurant stairs straight to the ocean
6.7 Good
Pros: The territory is very green, you live in tropical garden with beautiful plants, some animals, birds and very nice smells.
Cons: Linen was really old, it had been using for many years, not neat and fresh. It’s rather old bungalows, so some stuff there was really old, the refrigerator was too old, hairdryer was looked very, very old, and didn’t work properly and some things were broken like one of the lamps. The breakfast wasn’t good at all. Especially fruits. In Russia I have better pineapples in spite of the fact that pineapples aren’t growing in Russia.
7.5 Good
Pros: Great location and clean rooms. Standard breakfast but tasty. There is no beach at this hotel but there is a nice beach a short walk away. Some places to relax on the decking area.
Cons: Beds very hard and uncomfortable!
6.3 Good
Pros: Good location and restaurant (many options and tasty).
Cons: Very expensive for what you get, l insisted on double bed but got twin and they couldn’t change it. Half things in room were broken - telephone never worked so l had to walk to reception for all issues, lamp they changed and fixed, fridge they had to change wires so finally it worked. Internet was so-so.
Zanzibar Star Resort - Nungwi - Building
15
7.9 Good (117 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Zanzibar Star Resort in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, a 4-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and a 4-minute drive from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Close to the beach and kelvin was very helpful the food was very good
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Formerly staff and it’s location is 5 mins from the beach nice pool area and in-house restaurant
Cons: Wifi was a bit of a hustle but they wer working on it and bathroom ventilation it needs extractors
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about our stay here was perfect. The staff really made our trip extra special. Seb, Angel and Calvin were always approachable and always went out of their way to help us. Also, the location in Nungwi is great. Perfect for a beach stay and easy to walk into the village.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I cannot say enough about the customer service. Calvin and his team were amazing from start to finish. I'd been calling him since before we arrived and he was always so helpful. He got us a tacit from the ferry to the hotel which was there before we arrived and our driver, Cassim, was great. Helped us with our bags, stopped to let us buy some things along the way and told us about the area as we drove. When we arrived, anything we needed the staff went above and beyond to help us with like advising us about our activities options, tips for the beach, organising taxis for us, helping me fix my broken shoe, getting us a scale for our bags when they didnt have one, helping us get our ferry tickets for our return trip and a lot more. The view from our room was beautiful and they provided a safe in our room.
Cons: The stray cats would come and meow whenever we were eating which freaked my aunt out- she's not a fan of cats. The kitchen staff tried to keep them away but they'd just keep coming back. Id suggest they either adopt and feed them so they dont bother the guests or find a better solution than waiting for the them to come back so they can chase them away. The wifi didn't reach our room but sometimes reached our balcony. We liked that they told us this as soon as we arrived. Breakfast croissants were a bit hard and there were a few flies on the food for our first breakfast- juice, eggs and pancakes were great, though.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very attentive and helpful, especially Calvin and Sebastian. They offer excursions cheaper than anywhere else. A new building and another large pool will open soon. Good air conditioning. Clean rooms, relaxed atmosphere. Three minutes walk to the beach.
Cons: Satellite TV does not work, only one channel. Did not refill coffee, tea and sugar in the room when cleaning. Dim light bulbs in the shower. However, it doesn’t matter if you come to relax and have fun on the beach.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to the beach ,food,shopping and activities. The staff are really nice especially Sebastian who is always there to help .
Cons: They didn't have wifi in the rooms only common area .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet, new and clean. Really pleasant stay, about 3 minute walk from the beach.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Friendly and available staff whom arranged for boat trips to very reasonable price.
Cons: The urgent request to pay for the full stay at check-in, even before shown the room. The cleaners shut off air condition and hot water when cleaning. There were no cushions or blankets for the beds, only sheets, and the pillows were too big and uncomfortable. The breakfast was very simple with buns, chapati and fruits and only instant coffee 2 of 4 mornings.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Quiet and peace, perfect to relax ! 200m from the beach (you can walk to kendwa during low tide (20 min of outstanding beach and crystal blue water). Lot of bars and restaurants on the beach (5 min) Welcoming and helpful staff. We booked a nice tour to Mnemba Island at reception (very good price, during sailing we've seen lot of dolphins) Good fresh seafood for dinner. Eggs and pancakes live station for the breakfast, the new swimming pool is also amazing ! Thanks to everyone, we spent 10 beautiful days with you !!! We'll definitely come back next time !! Asante Sana !!!
Cons: Nothing
Amaan Beach Bungalows - Nungwi - Building
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7.8 Good (1,927 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Amaan Beach Bungalows in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, a 3-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and a 5-minute drive from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Good value for money, Great location, loads of restaurants easily accessible from the hotel. Beautiful beach at the hotel. Entertainment really good
6.7 Good
Pros: The view from the balcony
Cons: The shower pressure was poor.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: View from the room
Cons: Washrooms. Rooms too old school
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was amazing and really made our stay; Special thank you for Tina from the restaurant, Oscar, Agnes, the maasai at the restaurant entrance, the cleanness rooms ladies were also amazing; the staff from the reception that attended to all our requests, the from the swimming pool; in general all the staff was smiling, you could feel a good vibe; please continue like this !!!! The location is very good; The views from the bar are incredible, special for the sunset; The swimming pool was clean; The service at the restaurant was quite fast and the food was so good ;
Cons: At the breakfast they bring you a plate with 3 different pieces of fruit; for those that like to have a good quantity of fruit for breakfast this option is not good; also the variety of fruit does not change to much; I did not expect that special because you are in a tropical island; The mattress in our room;
5.0 Okay
Pros: Absolute fabulous location; a view from the restaurants here that are amazing! Good food Nice beach
Cons: Internet slow Poor roomstandard One night we were disturbed by noisy neighbours, without the nightwatch did anything about it before he was told. They sometimes served milkshake with 9/10 parts filled with ice...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was stunning. The food was great everything was within the property.
Cons: There was no bath only showers and the bathroom is 2 small
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Called "bungalows" but it is a fully equiped hotel.
Cons: Not much space to keep your clothes and stuff.

Best rooms in Nungwi

Diamonds Star of the East Zanzibar - Nungwi - Bedroom
1
9.5 Excellent (337 reviews)
Overview
The Diamonds Star of The East Zanzibar offers a pleasant stay in Zanzibar for those traveling for business or leisure. The nearest airport is Zanzibar Airport, approximately 66km away. The hotel is located close to many of Zanzibar's attractions including Nungwi Beach and Zanzibar Watersports. This hotel makes a great place to kick back and relax after a long day of sightseeing.
Nungwi Dreams by Mantis - Nungwi - Building
2
8.8 Excellent (364 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nungwi Dreams by Mantis is a luxury boutique hotel situated on the northern tip of Nungwi, the highest rated and most pristine beach on the island. The design elements embody contemporary architecture alongside local Swahili and Arabic flair giving you a complete experience on the Spice Island. Guests are provided with all the modern luxuries demanded today. Everything has been designed with your comfort in mind without compromising luxuries and conveniences you receive at home.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was great and the views from our room were breathtaking. The bed was super comfy as well. With the number of rooms at the hotel it felt very exclusive and not overcrowded. The staff were extremely friendly.
Cons: The local cuisine was better than the hotel food. The specialised "burgers" from their menu sounded delicious, however the beef & chicken patty meat was extremely processed, it didn't taste great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything in this place is high quality. From the amazing pool that continues visually to the sea, to the food, the huge, sparkling clean and new rooms (not to mention the bathroom). The staff is super helpful and professional, attentive 24/7. We felt great and enjoyed our honeymoon a LOT!
Cons: It is located in a quiet place of Nungwi, which was great for us, but it should be taken into account that in order to go to the restaurants in the center of Nungwi, a taxi is needed, and the roads outside the hotel are in a poor condition. It is possible to eat at the hotel but depending on the day it can be a bit pricey.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: view, pool, room service, staff
Cons: They didnt pick us up form the airport as agreed to, we waited on hour and took an expensive taxi
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Just perfect
Cons: It needs some love
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very cozy with ever smiling and welcoming staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is safe and well maintained. Very beautiful with breathtaking views. The staff are friendly. The service for breakfast and dinner is 5 stars.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Amazing pool; great staff; good breakfast.
Cons: Nothing.
Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar - Nungwi - Building
3
9.4 Excellent (200 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Beach. Kendwa Beach is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect. Thank you for everything, Sandies Baobab !
Cons: No door at the bathroom
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Giant baobab tree at the entrance... meals with a view... the most stunning sunset
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything else, the staff, the food the beach the pool the activities. This place is amazing and for me I prefer here over the Maldives. The staff make this place a very special place and they are so kind and friendly. Special thanks to Youssef, Patricia, Atigon and Lydia for making our stay an unforgettable one. Also the chef deserves a big congratulations, usually an all inclusive they quality and taste are sometimes compromised but not here, well done.
Cons: Cocktails and spirits are only served as part of all inclusive package after 6pm.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful gardens and great ocean view. Food was excellent Staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms very comfortable and clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect, from the location to the staff, food, service... it just doesn't end... excellent!!!! Best holiday experience in a very long time
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Pool, beach very good, everything clean, people friendly and helpfull. I would return and recommend this place. Quite during nights, privacy in rooms and in front of the room
Cons: Evening entertainment and pop music in the common area
Essque Zalu Zanzibar - Nungwi - Building
4
8.9 Excellent (397 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at Essque Zalu Zanzibar in Nungwi, you'll be on the beach, a 2-minute drive from Nungwi Beach and 7 minutes from Kendwa Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.