Booking and payment was flawless. Owner responds very promptly to queries. House is exactly as described.
Very spacious, clean and comfortable.
If you wish to cook for yourself, the kitchen is well equipped. Does not have a microwave oven though.
All the staff are polite, respectable and very helpful. The home manager, Fahmi, went out of his way to get whatever we required for Halaal meals. He even went to the supermarket with us.
The chef, Rajab, provided sumptuous breakfast every morning and other meals were also tasty and well presented.
Will definitely stay here again in the future.
Needs a microwave oven.
We went in the rainy season, so there's a lot of mud if you walk in the village behind the house. But that's got nothing to do with the property.
High and low tides have a SIGNIFICANT impact on the water level in this area of Zanzibar. At high-tide, the water is less than 10 metres away, and playing in the ocean is great. At low-tide, the shoreline recedes to about 1km away. It's a short walk but you have to be extremely careful not to step on sea urchins! If you having diving boots, bring them along.
Everything and everyone about this place is SUPERB. We stayed in the 3br/2br property on the bottom floor for 5 nights. This was our first family international trip, with the grandparents(2), children(2) and grand kids(2). There are the master bedroom with its full bathroom and 2 other bedrooms. The kids bedroom had a bunk bed, but the bunk beds were big enough that one can sleep 2 kids. There is also a second full bathroom. This home had everything you could ask for from a fully functioning kitchen to nice patio to lounge on. The home even had a PlayStation for my two boys to keep them entertained. The kitchen is well equipped except it doesn't have a microwave which we told the owners and they've made a note of that for future improvement. Also the property is right on the beach. We couldn't have asked for a better home to stay in.
As for the meal, the property doesn't have a restaurant, but they've a very friendly chef that cooked for us a daily fresh cooked breakfast from his tiny kitchen from the back of the property. For breakfast we'd fresh juice, eggs or pancake, toast, and a platter of fruit. By the way, this was included in the rental. Also on request, the chef can cook a gourmet meal from the menu for a very reasonable price. I only ordered one dinner (shrimp pasta) for my son and it was delicious.
What we loved the most about this place and left us impressed was the level of hospitality by the owners and the staff. We were lucky to have access to the owners (couple) because they were there during our visit, they were staying just 2 floors up from us. The owners and staff were just a finger tip away every time we want a ride to a near by market or if we want our family beach picture taken by the owners (by the way, the owner (the husband) is an amazing photographer). They gave us good recommendation on things to do around the island. Every time we ran out of little things like oil and spices while cooking the chef was kind to give us (this is not included, we were just bold to ask). We really felt like we were at home. Just amazing group of people!!!!
Negative about this place....there are NONE! I can't wait to go back. Thank you Amani Homes!
Just got back from this place, was really a wonderful experience ...the location is outstanding with the best part of the beach of Kiwengwa in front of us.
The House was perfect, brand new, they opened in December and therefore the furniture and decor are excellent.
We had full breakfast every morning during all the week, and every day we had different fresh fabulous fruit and the best Cappuccino !!!
All the Staff did a great Job, they were always present and gave us all their Kindness.
We would love to come back for sure soon !
Me and my Family of 4, had the luck to find this amazing House, and had the best 10 days of vacation of our life!! (since now)
We decided to book the Private beach Suite , Moja , and the Comfort was really beyond our expatiation, everything was just perfect.
The Room service was a great plus so we really have enjoyed the sea, (which is unique in this location) all day long with no problem of timing or rush at all, and this is really what makes a holiday special !
The Staff there was just unbelievable we could't ask for more...
See you soon AMANI HOME!!