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Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The booking procedure was a nightmare. I started my booking with the online chat service which I thought seemed all too easy. But then I never received my confirmation. I asked repeatedly for it and was aways told not to worry. Luckily we had no issues checking in, but for peace of mind I would've preferred a confirmation. The room...

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had reservations to arrive at Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel this morning.. On Sunday my friend had some health problems and on Monday we wrote to the hotel for cancellation. Exactly 3 days before our arrival. Nobody called, nobody replied to our email. We called the hotel several times to let them know that we will not be coming. At...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Myself and 3 friends visited Kendwa Rocks for 5 nights in March. This is known as their low season. The hotel was pretty quiet there weren't many guests at all which made the fact that service was very very slow a little annoying. All in all the service we received was great just slow. The restaurant was fab, we even...

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The room itself was beautiful very spacious, we even had our own plunge pool! The food was tasty, and the scenery was gorgeous. I have never seen a more stunning beach and the water was crystal clear. Hope to be returning very soon!

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Kendwa rocks hotel is located on the beautiful Kendwa beach. The hotel has a bar and restaurant on the beach with stunning views and great atmosphere for a cocktail at sunset. I stayed two nights in one of the reasonably priced rooms away from the beach. The rooms were basic but clean. When we alerted the front desk that the...

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2Thank Sara R
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The first night we stayed in a banda, but it was pretty stagnant and musty. If we hadn't gone during the peak of the summer, it would've been fine. So bad planning on my part. Luckily, we were able to upgrade to a room with more than a desk fan, and it was much better. The breakfast buffet is great!...

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Kendwa Rocks is somehow hippie, in a great way. It serves excellent food - even sushi, gives possibilities to water sports and parties, sailing, diving, walking around. Variety of different accomodation is big, and so is ways to relax: good massage and even finnish sauna can be experienced. Having romantic dinner at the beach was once-in-a-life-time experience.

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Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The hotel would take 3 stars maximum as they are lacking a lot of standards. We had the junior suite. The bed is not that big. It is fine. The room had good AC. However it smelled bad we checked-in so we had to let the air in and spray perfume. The staff is humble and nice, however they do...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Beautiful stretch of beach, but lots of cigarette buds in the sand. Young party crowd. Lots of tattoos; even a tattoo parlour on the beach. Terrible breakfast. Small room. Knackered sheets. Too expensive for what it offers. Never a good sign when you are asked to pay for a night's stay at check-in, rather than at check-out.

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We loved it over New Years!! The people are so friendly, kind and very helpful. The location is perfect, right on the beach and everything you need is around you: Restaurants; Water Sports & Markets. Definitely going back!! Asante Kendwa Rocks Hotel ;)

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel

Address: Kendwa Beach, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: £74 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Kendwarocks Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar
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“The rooms far from the beach are less noisy during the full-moon and Saturday night parties.”
sararU3308YD, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Kenya room was nice and quiet, great air con, great ceiling fan, good shower; avoid bandas in hottest months”
490alyssap, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms facing the beach are fantastic! Little jacuzzis outside each one.”
JessicaM799, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Full Moon time hotel is full”
56ay_ae, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Specificy a room furthest from the beach if you are a light sleeper- party music is ridiculously loud.”
christinepN4209BY, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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