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Arya Boutique Resort

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ARYA.. the thin border line between Earth and Paradise… Our Resort is a unique Pearl in the middle of the Indian Ocean.. Let yourself be captured by the African Atmosphere, by the gentle breeze and the 50 Shades of Blue. Our concept: Nature, Enjoy & Relax! Maybe you could be a Mermaid, maybe you could be a Fish.. Or maybe you could simply take a sunbed and read your favourite book.. We don’t mind.. BE WHAT YOU WANT!
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Personal trainer
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Street parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Boating
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Bath / shower
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Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili
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molson1981 wrote a review 6 Feb
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed one night at tha Arya Boutique Hotel. Beautiful oasis only steps from the beach. Staff went above and beyond to accommodate and Laura the owner was easily accessible and very professional. Breakfast was amazing ! And the resident cat was very cute and cuddly. Well situated location to do all of your excursions!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Rosscojnb wrote a review Mar 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa66 contributions57 helpful votes
I have to agree with the review of RE. This is a small boutique resort, which appears wonderful on the internet but the reality is very different. It felt to me like the property has fallen into a state of disrepair: - the generator did not work; - the pool area was untidy - beer bottles and ash trays were not cleared up and were left by the pool over an afternoon and whole night in spite of several staff being on site. The cushions on the deck chairs were dirty as they are permanently left out and some were torn as they had perished due to exposure to the elements; - the pool needs resurfacing and has been “patched up” in several places; - the hotel restaurant seems to have closed. There is a beach bar across the road with a space for hotel guests, however it does not have wifi and there is limited hotel staff on-site, which meant that I was disturbed by hawkers several times trying to sell me their wares. There is no shortage of staff on the property, and while they are well meaning they seem to sit around as they are not being managed or supervised hands on. In spite of the above: - The breakfast is good - The rooms are clean, albeit basic. After a lengthy power cut I concluded that this hotel was not for me. Therefore I decided to check out early. I politely advised the staff that I was unhappy and wanted to check out and requested a refund for the nights I did not use. I was offered a 50% refund which I accepted and never contested. What I did not appreciate was that in finalising my refund, the staff handed me a mobile device on which they asked me to fill in my email address in a WhatsApp conversation they were having with the owner. While I was doing that messages from the owner came up to say that she will not tolerate me being rude or difficult and to tell them to tell me if I am I will get no refund. I did not raise this at the time as I did not want to inflame the situation, however I found this extremely offensive and unprofessional as I had been polite and factual in every interaction with the staff. Furthermore, there was no attempt by the hotel to own the issues I raised.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Žiga H wrote a review Feb 2023
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We have stayed here for 4 nights in February 2023 (Suite with a pool terrace). The room was nice and clean, the terrace in front of the pool was absolutely amazing. We had the pool practically for ourselves and it was a heaven for my 7 years old daughter. The staff is super nice, helpful and full of warmth. Highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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R E wrote a review Jan 2023
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We recently stayed at the Arya boutique hotel in Zanzibar, and unfortunately, we were extremely disappointed with our experience. Although it seemed wonderful on the internet. We are a family of 4. * Hotel advertised as boutique hotel, but did not feel like it, it felt like we are staying in someone’s property. Due to the level of service. * Poor first impression due to disinterested staff not wearing uniforms and didn’t help with the luggage. As any hotel staff would. * during the day you would find the cleaner sitting always at the reception seating area. We’re you can sit and have a coffee. * there was no kettle in the room for coffee and tea, instead at the reception area, where you needed to pay for espresso, (tea was free). * The driver who picked us up from the airport, changed the root during the trip to hotel & said he wants to pick up his wife on the way & took us to a very condensed area, I was frightened to be honest, especially that the streets in Zanzibar didn’t have lights. And picked this lady who sat with us in the car. * Poorly designed rooms with no functional storage and no AC in kids' room. The room was a mess bcz our stuff was lying around both rooms. The bathroom sink area had no space to put our stuff. So it didn’t feel relaxing in the room at all. * When we arrived the bathroom bin wasn’t empty. And the shower head and handle had rust. * No direct access to the beach, no beach view, you have to cross a street full of supermarket and other store workers to go to a small beach area with no Wi-Fi. Which is very important when on holiday. If we needed internet we had to go back to stay in the room. * The eating area was very small and depressing. Although the responsible staff there was very nice. And he customized a breakfast for us. * Poorly maintained pool area with guests leaving garbage and cigarette packets on ground. Hotel staff would not pick up towels of other guests , even when I called him to, I removed the towels myself and removed the cigarette packets , and it stayed thr on the table till the next day. Together with pizza plates that we ordered from another restaurant. Stayed there and was never picked up. * We also had a negative experience on an organized excursion, which didn’t deliver at of its promise and included unhygienic restaurant. On a positive note, after complaining we were compensated with another excursion the day after and a lunch at a good normal restaurant. And the owner apologized. Yet still we wasted a full day with the disappointing first trip, which left the kids very upset and us as well. * Overall, we felt that the hotel did not offer good value for money and the level of service was very poor. * In contrast, we had a much better experience at the nearby Mvuvi boutique hotel restaurant, which had a nice atmosphere, very nice and professional workers and good food. In conclusion, we would not recommend staying at this boutique hotel in Zanzibar. We expected a relaxing and pampering experience, but instead, we had a bad experience and would not return to Zanzibar. We talked to friends who had a completely different experience at other hotels. Please ask before you go.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Harriet Jones wrote a review Dec 2022
7 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed a couple of nights in Arya Boutique after an unexpected change of plans in Stone Town. Laura, the owner, was incredibly helpful and responsive, chatting with us via WhatsApp, answering all our questions and putting our mind at rest. The resort itself is beautiful. Perfect location only 60 paces from the beach, with a private area for you to sit on the beach if you don't want to speak to the tourist-hawkers. The resort staff are warm and friendly, and very helpful. They're always happy to chat and they're very kind. The chef made delicious food with an Italian focus, as the area is dominated by Italian tourists. All in all, a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Ervigio R wrote a review Jul 2022
Logrono, Spain59 contributions42 helpful votes
You feel like home. Amazing people all the staff is wonderful. The area is nice and the people of the hotel so helpful. Extremely recommendable. All you need, they will help. We could park our car. Enjoy late check in. Plenty of excursions. Great breakfast. 10 out of 10.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marta G Dubai wrote a review Apr 2022
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A hidden gem just next to the beach, a few quiet rooms surrounded by a very well taken care garden and a pool, a kind of magical atmosphere, perfect for couples or even solo travelers. Rooms well equipped, neat and clean, I would definitely recommed it to anyone who wants to take a break in a small paradise.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Vik K wrote a review Jan 2022
Ljubljana, Slovenia114 contributions18 helpful votes
Arya is a cute smallish resort in Kiwenga, in a part that seems to be dominated by Italian investors. Rooms are cosy, beautiful, clean. Staff is very friendly and honest. Owner Laura was fantastic in welcoming us and arranged a wonderful surprise for us. The pool was warm and inviting. Breakfast is not on par with European (italian) breakfasts, however better than most others in Tanzania. The breakfast “dinning room” is fantastic though. They have a deal with local owner on the beach, where you get a free loungers for the day… The beach itself is pretty and there are much less beach boys comparing to Nungwi. But it is subject to tides. Definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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psbcs wrote a review Sept 2021
UK43 contributions4 helpful votes
Set in a quiet location with access to a lovely pool at the back of the room and a beach not 20m away. The gardens are lush and provide nice privacy to the room and pool. The room was clean and well-maintained with good Wi-Fi. The staff were very helpful whether it was the driver taking us out to day trips or the reception being flexible about any requests that arose.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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pearl wrote a review Aug 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
intimate hotel a few rooms, very neat, cleaned daily. The most amazing staff you’ll ever come across. fantastic beach views at breakfast. had my 10 year vow renewal the way they organized everything was absolutely amazing my husband and will cherish the memories forever. an absolute gem. Thank you so much 🙏🏿 .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£112 - £194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKiwengwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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ARYA BOUTIQUE RESORT - Updated 2024 (Kiwengwa, Tanzania)

Frequently Asked Questions about Arya Boutique Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Arya Boutique Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (0.2 miles), Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (0.1 miles), and Kiwengwa zanzibar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arya Boutique Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Arya Boutique Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Arya Boutique Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arya Boutique Resort?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arya Boutique Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Base JungleKite, SI BurgerS, and Moby Dick Restaurant & Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arya Boutique Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Arya Boutique Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Arya Boutique Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Arya Boutique Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arya Boutique Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Arya Boutique Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (0.1 miles).