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Coral Rock Zanzibar

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Certificate of Excellence
Coral Rock is one of the most popular small to mid-size hotels in Zanzibar. We offer incredible views and an authentic Zanzibari experience that encourages local and cultural interaction within a functioning Swahili fishing village. Our aim is authenticity & value for money. The unrivaled view and location has been home to international fashion shoots by the likes of Sports Illustrated and FHM, as well as almost half a dozen reality TV shows on account of the striking and unusual natural beauty and panoramic vistas that can be enjoyed from every room and facility at the hotel.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Absolutely stunning location. One of the most untouched, beautiful places on earth. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful and the tours operated from the hotel were very good. Tour organiser Kassim is very helpful
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This hotel has a beautiful location! The views were amazing! Room was comfortable and modern. We were lucky enough to book a room which looked out to the beach. Most of the staff were friendly but sadly there were a couple of members who did not have great customer service.
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This is a tough one. So many great points but then there’s the issues. So: The great Location is superb. That emerald green outlook from the room upon waking cannot be beaten. Staff are friendly, courteous and always eager to assist. In particular the manager Shura was always
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After an amazing snorkelling experience we had lunch at the Coral Rock restaurant, being from South Africa we opted for the bunny chow. It was not a typical bunny chow. Definitely not to our taste. The chowder however was divine as well as their ice tea drink. The views fron the
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When we arrived we were greeted by Janette , the owner's wife. She seemed very friendly and also arranged a room for us early as we arrived early morning and our room was not ready till lunch time. At first the place looked beautiful, it has a lot of potential, but the attention
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The Double Room at the Coral Rock Hotel
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Infinity pool from roof terrace
As a non smoker one doesn’t watch out for such stuff ;-). But I think there are two tables just outside the little restaurant overlooking the beach and the sea where most of the smokers hang out. I saw ashtrays out there. Nevertheless it’s all fairly small but you are always outside, so smoking won’t be any problem.
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hi there. it offers a private terrace. not shared. thanks
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hi there. you can snorkel at low tide at the reef in front of the hotel. initially it is best to take an ngalawa and a local captain yo show you where the best spots are and what to look out for. ask for Captain chicken to guide you on times, tides and ngalawa ince you get to the hotel.
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I actually rented a car but the going rate from the airport should be from $60 to $70 U.S. and it will be a least an hour drive if not longer. Safe travels
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hi there. we do offer airport transfers at $60. the journey is 70 minutes long. you can pay by card with your room bill. to book this please mail us your flight details.
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"Do yourselves a favour and go to the Blue Reef Lodge. Food is superb and staff really friendly. We definitely felt welcome there."
"Ask for a room with a covered balcony/verandah for a bit of shade in the afternoon."
"All the rooms are on the sea side which you can see from the beach, some rooms have beach terraces and rooftops."
"Superior ocean front rooms have a private deck right on the water with AC and a ceiling fan."
"Room nr. 8 is too close to the generator."
US$81 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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