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Zanzibar Star Resort
Ranked #95 of 209 Zanzibar Island B&B and Inns
Uppsala, Sweden
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3 reviews
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“Excellent staff, food and rooms!”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

After having a nightmare at the James Guest house (very arrogant owner, very filthy rooms and bathrooms, holes on mosquito nets, non-working fans) we moved to this Hotel, which is situated next to it. It was like coming to a paradise.
The Staffs were very friendly, charming garden, breakfast was super delicious and top quality with freshly squeezed juice and a good restaurant for meals. The AC was working 24 hours and we could have a cool sound sleep.
Cheap and clean and friendly. If you are going to Nungwi, don't miss this Hotel. I bet you wont find a better hotel (in the whole of Zanzibar) at this price.

Room Tip: We stayed on the ground floor and it i was quiet and very nice. The first floor rooms must be nice a...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Such a beautiful setting. The staff really make this hotel...so helpful, friendly and go out of their way for you. The breakfast is really good...always ready within 5 minutes of sitting down. The pool is a beautiful spot to relax. Wifi is available in the eating area...just ask for the password. It is about a 3 minute walk to the beach but we loved this because it put us just far away enough from the crowds... Our own little secluded spot. The hotel is secure and the rooms are incredibly clean, spacious and well fitted with everything...a/c, towels, and a balcony!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed here for Valentine's 2013.

Our room was on the second floor, corner suite, very spacious, clean, lots of closet space and spacious balcony. Wifi, AC and TV in the room. Toilet has lots of towels and good lighting.

Pool was nice in the afternoon- just ask for pool towels. The hotel and pool are fully secure and gated. Very clean grounds and still has the "newly built" feel.

Breakfast was included and was made to order with tea, fresh juice, choice of eggs, sausages, toast, butter, jams, sweet cake, complete in open air breakfast area.

The walk to the ocean and beach front bars, restaurants and entertainment is about 5 minutes. It does get dark in some parts especially when there's no power so always bring a torch. Luckily the hotel has a backup generator when the power goes out (quite common on the island- almost a daily thing).

I would recommend staying here. The area is nice and the staff are very friendly.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

The hotel had just opend when we visited and it was very good. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean. The only issue was if you ordered food it took a long time to arrive. It is a nice quiet hotel, five minutes from the beach. On one of the nights the hotel provided a band and a camp fire.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Zanzibar Star Resort
Address: Nungwi P.O.box 1766 | Dirt road leading towards the beach, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 209 B&Bs / Inns in Zanzibar Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Zanzibar Star Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zanzibar Star Resort is located at the northern tip of Zanzibar, one hour of scenic ride from Zanzibar International Airport. The hotel is set at 100mt from the vast white sandy beach of Nungwi. Zanzibar Star Resort blends the cultural rhythms with the nature, enhanced by the warm Zanzibar hospitality.If you are looking for comfort and inspiration, Zanzibar Star Resort is the best place to be: the riot of colors, the smell and beauty of our rooms creates a peaceful atmosphere.The hotel has a large garden with swimming pool, fully furnished with sun beds, beach umbrellas and beach towels.Facing the swimming pool there is our small and private restaurant/bar area, where you can find refreshment with our fresh juices and cocktails, surrounded by tropical plants.Zanzibar Star Resort has a total of ten deluxe garden rooms furnished with high quality design furniture, obtained from the unique Zanzibar wood, spacious bathrooms, hot water, Air-condition, fan, mosquito net, LCD satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Each beautiful room is unique and you will always feel at home.Zanzibar Star Resort is a welcome retreat from the pressure of life. It is a place of warmth and relaxation, a home of comforts and little luxuries, a paradise you will never want to leave. ... more   less 
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