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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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Just got back from a one week vacation at the Reef and beach resort in Zanzibar and would like to compliment the management and staff for their outstanding service,warmth and hospitality.The staff are friendly,always smiling and willing to go the extra mile to ensure you have a memorable stay.Special thanks to Happy,Nicholas,Jasmine and Omar who were wonderful.The hotel is cosy... More 

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East London, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Zanzibar in October for a 5 night stay. On arrival we were taken to our room. We noticed the mattress was at a funny angle so investigated and discovered the bed slats were totally broken. How was this missed by housekeeping?? The manager asked us to be patient for an hour or so while they fixed it!... More 

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Thank Janet v
22Alberto, Owner at Reef & Beach Resort Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Janet, Thank you that you took time to write your review, this is helping us a lot to do it next time better. I spoke with the head of the housekeeping and also the hotel manager. They have to do it better, and they will do it for sure after reading this review. We understand that you was tired... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a 2 week stay at reef and beach resort. I think it is a nice African style 3 star resort. Luxury may not the word for this resort (though it has everything you need), it is a great place to relax and enjoy the views. Looking over the reef we often said it is beautiful here.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the worst value for money I have ever spent, when we booked in the March of 2015 the website said newly renovated, by the time we got there in December it was a complete lie, there was even rust coming down the walls in the showers, food was unsanitary, we had to transfer to another hotel, NEVER EVER... More 

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22Alberto, Owner at Reef & Beach Resort Zanzibar, responded to this review

Hello guest, Thank you for your review, but did you stay in Reef & Beach Resort? The hotel is in good condition and about food there is not complain. Guest are always happy about the taste and daily choice. But if you stay in the resort and you did not enjoy it we are sorry for that. Important is that... More 

Herentals, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This resort isn't big and there were only a few other guests which made it very pleasant, even cosy... The beds are too small but that is about the only negative thing i can say about it.. you know beforehand what to expect and it's just that: everything is ok, not super, not bad... worth its price.. staff are friendly,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Recently back from a wonderful and relaxing week at Zanzibar. The resort is really nice with ocean view rooms and a bar on the ocean where you can enjoy perfect sunsets. Staff is really friendly and the restaurant provide with a good choice of food, the resort is clean and well maintained. To sum up, an excellent choice for holidays... More 

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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Absolutely everything is fantastic! but i need to give an extra compliment to the staff! Wow! the service is beyond expectations, from Management right thru. The resort is beautiful, food is excellent and once again service is fantastic. We swam with dolphins, soaked up the sun, relaxed, and met wonderful people. I would recommend this to anyone!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went for our honeymoon and was booked in the hotel, when we got there they upgraded us to the bungalows, what a nice surprise! Loved every minute of our stay, the staff are so friendly and helpful and all the facilities are very neat and tidy. The beach and the water is amazing! Will definetly go back! The most... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Room (7/10): We were placed in the standard room on the ground floor.We could still see the beach from our patio so we were happy. The room itself was satisfactory - the bathroom is nothing fancy but it was nice that the toilet worked, the shower was (usually) hot, and there was a hairdryer. The bedroom itself is pretty bare... More 

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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We've been back for 2 days but already want to book another holiday at Reef and Beach! People are sooooo friendly and helpful, management went out of their way to make our anniversary special and the view and resort is just stunning! Food was great, especially lunch and dinner. We just looooooved having cocktails at the jetty bar, view is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recently build 45 bungalows and rooms resort and taken over in June 2014 by the AtoZ resort and safari group. With international managment is this a perfect place to enjoy your holiday. The location is beautifull with a private beach and close to the coral reef. The restaurant is serving a international and local kitchen with buffet and a-la carte service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Reef & Beach Resort Zanzibar

Address: Road Jambiani - Makunduchi | Big Delphin on the Road, Jambiani, Tanzania (Formerly Ras Shungi Beach Resort)
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: £39 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Reef & Beach Resort Zanzibar 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Reef & Beach Resort Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
#6 Romantic Hotel in Jambiani
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“Ask for a sea-facing bungalow, far from the dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles 502janetv, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ocean view is always nice...”
 of 5 bubbles LiefT_13, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were in a standard room (210), but the view was spectacular!”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a great view. The bungalows are a bit quiter though if you prefer that.”
 of 5 bubbles alettad555, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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