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“So close to excellent” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar

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Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Bwejuu
Certificate of Excellence
Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“So close to excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

I cannot praise Breezes highly enough because of what could possibly be the best beach I have ever seen along with the incredible friendliness of 99% of the staff. In addition, the general aesthetic and feel to the entire complex is perfect for relaxation by the pool or on the white sands and light-blue ocean. The main reception and bar is a great place to hang out before dinner and lounge around on the day-beds in a mix of middle-eastern and African decor. The food is good however not outstanding by any means. It's a factor that personally didn't bother me though as like I said, it was still of quite high quality and the main hotel restaurant had lots of different varieties on special themed nights (Arabian, BBQ, etc.) along with live entertainment each night (acrobats, bands, bonfires, etc.) My one and only real criticism is that prices are perhaps a tad steep (e.g. $10 for wifi per day and drinks bills soon add up) but in a way they can be excused because you are in absolute paradise. One could say the rooms are small but with the beach and grounds looking the way they do, who cares? They're comfy but you wouldn't find yourself spending hours in them...instead there is ample space in the main reception and bar to chill out. Overall i highly recommend this hotel to anybody willing to fork over the cash for it...you will not be disappointed I promise.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Crossgates, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

My son,daughter and I stayed at Breezes for three nights and had a wonderful time. The resort was very well maintained,the food and entertainment were great. There was loads to do; My daughter loved the snorkeling and the kite surfing and my son and I had a great time walking the reef and watching the colobus monkeys. What really made Breezes for me was the great staff. All the staff were just so helpful,they could not have done more to make our holiday a great holiday.
I'd reccomend Breezes 100%.
Steve Murphy

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

Spent four nights here following our safari holiday in Tanzania. Food and accommodation were amazing. Taxi to Stone town was extortionate though and taking the slightly less expensive 'package' via the hotel not one we would repeat. The driver used his mobile while filling up with fuel en route, stopping off in both directions for driver's own errands seemed a bit strange too when we had paid so much.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

We enjoyed our recent stay at Breezes. It was a nice place to go although I am not sure I would rush back or recommend others to visit.

The rooms were nice, the bathrooms were a bit shabby and there was no water pressure. the mosquito nets had a few holes in them.

It was expensive to eat, drink and go to the spa. a mani pedi was around 80USD , bottle of wine around 50USD and most times we had pool snacks the bill was around 100USD (2 kids, 2 adults)

You really cannot swim at the beach. It is tidal and unless you are up at 8 then by the time you make it to the shore the tide has receded. You can swim in a lagoon but its about 5 k away. I want to swim in the sea at my hotel. This was a big downside for me and the main reason i would not return.

the pool was good - if the hotel was full (only half full at our stay) it would have been crowded.

Ally the organiser of games etc was great and the kids really enjoyed his activities.

Food was pretty good - only had one bad meal.

Staff were general excellent, Christian at the bar was super!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

We stayed here for 7 nights in June 2012 (half board) and loved every minute.

The staff were all super friendly, helpful and professional and I would recommend this hotel very highly.

Our standard room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable (enormous bed, lovely bed linen, comfortable day bed and good showeroom (note no bath in case that is an issue)). We used the gym (small but always quiet) and tennis courts (book a slot the day before) and the spa (lovely treatments and staff - European prices however). The pool was clean and cool and the sun loungers comfortable. Drinks & snacks were served by the pool if you wanted or on the beach (lots of sun loungers on the beach also) as well as in the pool side bar. We paid for wi-fi access most days which you can get in the main hotel areas (including by the pool) but not in bedrooms - it was inexpensive compared to other hotels we have stayed in. There is a large shop that stocks a wide variety of clothes and gifts etc which is open for a couple of hours a day.

The food was really really good. I was a bit wary about it being buffet style but in fact there was a mixture of set menu style themed nights and buffet nights. Dont be put off if you think this sounds 'tacky' or 'resorty' - it was all really good quality, fresh and tasty. The buffet nights are actually a mixture of different stations where chefs prepare fresh food to your specification - so lots of choice and unlimited quantity - beware of weight gain! The breakfasts were good too - plenty of fresh fruit, bread, pastries, cooked buffett, eggs made to order etc etc. Although I think they do this for all couples staying here, the complimentary bottle of fizz and daily complimentary bottled water is a nice touch. We also got a 'surprise' of complimentary sundowners one night (canapes and wine delivered to our room) - again, I suspect everyone staying a few nights gets this but it was still a lovely touch.

On the recommendation of another guest, we walked down the beach and booked a boat trip to go swimming with dolphins with a local man called Mr Azizzi - he is at a small art gallery and gift shop about 200m up the beachfront. It was excellent. The beach is lovely - a bit choppy for swimmers but great temperature. Take reef shoes if you have them for low tide.

The thing that was most surprising was the overall value of this place. The service and quality is really high (the last place we stayed was a Four Seasons hotel and whilst not quite that good, Breezes was very very close and way more relaxed) but it is relatively inexpensive. Go and enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

We've spent a 08-day of MAGICAL and UNFORGETTABLE vacation at Breezes Beach Club in Bweeju Zanzibar this May 2012 and I have to admit that our expectations were exceeded in every possible way. I have travelled the world and stayed in numerous hotels but never has a place made such an impression on me. The staff is very friendly, well-mannered/trained and helpful. Great spa, I enjoyed the Sultan Bath and the dry Thai massage. Delicious food, not to talk about the beach and the swimming pool. Our Tour Expert - Mr. Nizar (Chuluu) - went above and beyond anything his job description could've possibly been. Our special thanks go out to him for making our holiday most enjoyable. Also Special thanks to Mr. Steeve Austine, Ms. Mary Mukani, both Indian Chefs, Sous-Chef Sadien, and Miss Winifrida, the cleaning lady who did not spare any efforts in making this holiday a MAGICAL and MEMORABLE one.

Martine M.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

We spent the final 7 nights of our honeymoon at this fantastic resort.

We were collected by the hotel from our hotel in Stone Town at the exact agreed time. We were introduced to management on arrival and provided with cold towels and refreshments.

We stayed in a deluxe room. TIP- the brochure claims all rooms are identical in dimensions and decor with the only difference being proximity to the sea front. If this is the case it would be advisable to book a standard room over a deluxe as only the suites have a sea view.
The room was well decorated with effective air conditioning and a large patio area.

As we were on honeymoon the management really went that extra mile to make it that bit more special. A complimentary large bottle of sparkling wine was left in our fridge on arrival. Also we were given complimentary vouchers for a massage each, sailing lesson each, free lunch for 2, yoga lesson each, and Henna body art. They also surprised us with sundowners one evening.

Drinks are reasonably priced. The food is outstanding and would cost upward of 100USD in a city restaurant in the UK. Over 7 nights we had 4 buffet meals and 3 set menus. There was a different theme every night which made it interesting.

The staff were always pleasant and helpful. It is clear they are professionally trained.

The beach is nice and the tidal changes actually add to the charm rather than detract from it in my opinion. Low tide is superb for marine wildlife hunting on a reef walk.

I would definitely recommend Breezes as a place to stay for a relaxing visit to Zanzibar.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar
Address: Bwejuu Beach, Bwejuu, Tanzania
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Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Bwejuu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bwejuu
#3 Spa Hotel in Bwejuu
#4 Luxury Hotel in Bwejuu
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bwejuu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bwejuu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zanzibar's most romantic hotel, featuring the Frangipani Spa, highest attention to detail, and personalized service second to none. This family owned and managed resort has set high standards for Zanzibar, and continues to lead the others in the right direction. ... more   less 
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