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Ras Kutani
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kutani
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 February 2012

From reception to check-out, thie staff at this resort did everything to cater to our wishes. The food, accommodation, service and side trips were all memorable and completely to our liking.
Pathways of beach sand connect all the facilities, so shoes are not needed nor recommended once you arrive. The room is spacious with an enormous bed, and with clean and modern facilities. The veranda had a beautiful view of the lagoon and the beach, an egret was parked outside our room most days to inspect the fish!
A fine restaurant and a beautiful beach added to the enjoyment.
Marc, Lana and their staff did a wonderful job in making us feel part of the family and added many insights in the Tanzanian experience as did a visit to a local village.
We highly recommend this resort.

Room Tip: Rooms 5-9 offer a great view of the lagoon and the ocean
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We were thankfully recommended this fabulous place as a pre safari unwind on our honeymoon. It was so the right thing to do.
This is the epitome of barefoot luxury. It had no pretensions at all, but just offered total relaxation, beautiful food, cheerful staff, and simple effortless authentic luxury.
We had one of the suites, with an incredible view over the resort out to the sea. It is not Four Seasons luxury, which would be so inappropriate here, but tasteful, immaculate and comfortable villas. We had bags of space (the bed would sleep 4) and an outside plungepool and loungers. Plus a terrace either side. Our window was a sheer panoramic mosquito net around the front 3 walls, so we would always have a delicious breeze and the sound of the sea. No wonder we unwound in 24 hours.
The kitchen were very aware of my wifes dairy allergies, and ensured there were no mistakes.
Body boarding in the warm sea was great fun, as was our hilarious New Years Eve with other guests and staff. Its an easygoing place so easy to get chatting to the other happy guests, many of who are regular expats living in dar es Salaam 90 minutes drive away.
We arrived on a small plane on a dirt runway which was great fun, especially considering I am not a massive flyer. Highly recommend the extra splurge for the experience.
All in all a perfect short getaway. They say 3-4 nights, though now back at work, I wish I was still there!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank adamcd19
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

What a heavenly place!.We visited Ras Kutani on our 1st wedding anniversary.
If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind,then this is the place to be.

We booked Ras Kutani through 'African Quest safaris in Nairobi for 4 nights.They did an excellent job in handling our booking.Thanks Mr.Taher for a job well done!

We took suite 1(i highly recommend this) which is on a raised ground with splendid view of the ocean.It has a plunge pool as well.
Ladies be warned,you dont need your shoes there.From the room to the lounge is pure white soft sand.

The service is wonderful and consistent.The staff were very knowledgeable about the food being served and would go to great lengths to explain each and every quiz asked.
The room is kept clean at all times and the facilities just awesome.

The only advise i can give is YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCED IT! it can be explained in writing.

Room Tip: Try suite 1
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank onekir
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

My husband and I recently stayed at Ras Kutani for the first 3 nights of our honeymoon and it was absolutely fantastic. We stayed in one of the bungalows overlooking the lagoon and the beach, which had an huge bed, a lovely bathroom and dressing area and a fantastic terrace which had two hammocks and a nice seating area.

Whilst we loved the cottages and the way in which they were decorated and constructed so that they were very cool and open, the best thing about Ras Kutani is definitely the staff and the small things that are done to make a stay at Ras Kutani truly special: Lana and Marc manage the hotel wonderfully and arranged some lovely suprises during our stay and the other staff around the hotel are really friendly and chatty; the beach hut contained lots of equipment that could be borrowed at no charge; the drinks and other extras (e.g. massages) were very reasonably priced (again, in contrast to other beach hotels we stayed in on Zanzibar) and the food was very very good.

In short, this was the best possible start to our honeymoon and we would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Lara W
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

We stayed in one of the suites.

The suite was large with 2 covered verandas at either end of the suite plus plunge pool and sunbathing terrace.

You can see the sea while lying on the bed.

The food is outstanding, and they catered for my wife’s dairy products allergy with flying colours.

The service is excellent

I would recommend the walk to the nearby village

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Just 30km south of Tanzania on a beautiful beach lies Ras Kutani. It is paradise. We enjoyed suite 1. The climb to the room was offset by the facilities you enjoyed on arrival. A huge room, beautifully decorated, an 8 foot bed ! ,and outside a large terrace with adjoining small private pool. If you are looking for seclusion and relaxation this is the place for you. The sea so warm and clear,the beach spotless and has comfortable screened sun beds. At no time in our five nights there were we ever bothered by a single hawker or the like, in fact there are no hawkers, merely the people of the village out fishing. Marc and Lana run Ras Kutani in a quiet very efficient manner but are very much on top of their game. Meals are of the highest quality and the presentation would grace any major international restaurant. All the staff here are so anxious to ensure you enjoy the experience of this little piece of paradise. A village walk to see the school and clinic the hotel sponsors is made more interesting thanks to John who doubles up as a waiter and is also the guide to the local African scene.

Room Tip: Suite 1 is as close to paradise as one can find, just a little hill to climb but well worth the effo...
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MalmesburyDave
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

We stayed at Ras Kutani 2 nights after our Selous Safari and our experience was marvellous.
We had a charter flight from Dar es Salaam to Ras Kutani (13 minutes) then 3 minutes by car to the Lagoon and some minutes boating to the lodge. Everything was perfect, the service, the food, the cottage, the beach, the ocean etc.

In our itenary a second stay for again 2 days at Ras Kutani after our Serengeti safari was foreseen and we really enjoyed to be back again before our return to Europe.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Josannen
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Additional Information about Ras Kutani

Address: South Coast, Kutani, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Kutani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kutani
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ras Kutani 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beach destination in Africa offers the visitor that increasingly rare commodity - long stretches of pristine deserted beaches, warm blue seas and an opportunity to experience the peace and tranquility long since swamped by overcrowding in more publicized tropical resorts. The setting ensures that feeling of being on one's own tropical island. The lodge is flanked by a fresh water lagoon abutting onto a coastal forest, which spills to the edge of the unspoilt and undeveloped beach. Accommodation is in nine spacious, charming cottages constructed of natural, local materials that harmonise perfectly with the wonderful surroundings. On top of the hill we have also four suites and a family house all with stunning views. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Ras Kutani Hotel Kutani
Ras Kutani Dar Es Salaam
Ras Kutani Tanzania - Dar Es Salaam

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