After a great stay in Stonetown my friends and I ended up in what I can only define as a barn. We are rugged and experienced travelers, been to inhospitable, off the beaten track places but by far Jambo Brothers turned out to be the worst of the worst. First and foremost the rooms were not clean at all, full of sand, dirty and water. The beds smelled horribly, so horribly that it was nearly impossible to catch some sleep. We stayed a total of 2 nights. The first night was manageable but on the second night, the power cut out. Not a novelty for any of us, but the heat was not manageable in the least and we all figured out why the beds were so smelly. We were at this point bathing in our own sweat. In the morning we requested that our rooms be cleaned and sheets changed, came back to nothing. The staff loves to hang out, chat in Swahili (I knew what they were saying and they were being rude to visitors), fix fishing nets but seem to always forget that courtesy and a clean room are part of a hotel agreement with the customer.
Overall I would rate Jambo Brothers beyond horrible. We were treated like farm animals. We live in Kenya and know about African standards but even for those standards this was way sub-par. Unlivable. For a stretch...the place is good as the location is right near the beach...but as the previous reviewer pointed out...treat yourself to Baraka since it is only 10$ more per night and it is not a barn (AND they have a generator that works!).
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- Also Known As:
- Jambo Brothers Bungalows Hotel Nungwi
- Jambo Brothers Bungalows Zanzibar Island/Nungwi