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“The breez and sound of the ocean is just outside.Beach is longer and more white.”
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Savanna and Ocean
Ranked #7 of 20 Paje B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Its a familly hotel has a cosy authentic African atmosphere and a tremedously friendly staff whom soon will tune you into a relaxing and distressing holiday mode.The hotel and its private beach is build in natural materials and with beautifully gardens and flowers who surround you.and two minutes walk to the beach from your room.

Room Tip: Rooms full air conditional,larger bed and more comfort,very cool hotel stuated in a secret hide way.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Its not luxury or an extraordinary place compared with other places, but on the other hand its better than many average places. All in all its a very nice little hotel that works just fine, everything is clean and the place is lovely with a calm and relaxed atmosphere - a mix of young and old people - mostly scandinavians. The staff is really kind and helpful and easy to get in contact with and in general good service.

You can get better food many other places along the beach, but the food is okay - especially the Burger with chilimayonaise and spicy chicken :-) But like almost every other restaurants in Tanzania you must be patient, because it takes maybe an hour from your order untill you get your food. "Pole, pole" (langsom), but don't stress about it, just make sure, you have enough time. Make sure to visit "The Rock" and other restaurants along the east coast (Paje by Night). (The rock is one hour ride on bicycle - easy to find from the main road up north)

The beach nearby is used by many kite-surfers, but the beach is in general not crowded at all (late december-beginning january). There is bars, but not annoying if you just walk along the beach without listening to bass rhythm from the bars.

A tip: There is no ATM's (money-machines) in Paje (or anywhere else outside Stone Town) and you can't pay with Visa many places (you can do it at Savanna Ocean for 5 % comission) so remember cash!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We stayed for a small week in Savanna and Ocean. It’s a small hotel in Paje. It’s not a luxurious 5 star hotel but more like a really descent bed and breakfast. They don’t have so many rooms and because of that its really cosy and peaceful. They have a small private beach in 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel and it’s really relaxed over there. There are also bars close by the beach (1 minute walk to the left and to the right 5 minutes’ walk, the bar to the left serve allot of alcohol in the cocktails for a good price :-) ).

The food at the hotel is good but after a week you tried almost everything on the menu. However Paje has enough to offer to get some variety. The personnel is really helpful and friendly. If you want to do activities, they will help on a professional manner. I also want to mention that Eddy is great :-) !

For Kite surfers and scuba divers this can be a good hotel to stay because it’s close by the Diving base Buccaneer Diving and close by Paje by Kite.

Price quality ratio is good so I can recommend Savanna and Ocean. What I also liked about Paje was the relaxed way you can walk into other small hotels and eat something or take a dive in the pool if you drink something over there. Paje is also not the biggest tourist place in Zanzibar and because of that it’s really relaxed and authentic. If you want to go to Paradise, go to Paje Zanzibar.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We are a family with four children, 5,7,8 & 11 years, and the kids love the place, the beach, the staff and the food. Safari arranged by Savanna & Ocean, in Arusha, was great experiences for life, the Safari guide Peter was such a good guy. He knew all about the animals, plants and local people, he was very nice to the kids, a good man, you are lucky to meet him if you take this trip!
The staff, at Savanna & Ocean, are very friendly, the rooms are for sleeping, and the social areas are cosy and relaxed.
We love this place, and we are definitely sending our kids to the Danish Adventure School, when they are old enough (If they want to)..
Regards Ingela & Thomas

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

I stayed here a little less than a week and really enjoyed it. The place has a really nice atmosphere and the location so close to the beach is great. Most of staff is attentive and helpfull. Bathroom standard over the top of what you can expect in east africa!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

De had a nice stat at the Savanna and ocean hotel. Furtheremore, we used their traveling agency to book safari and the Kilimanjaro trek from home. The payment was done via. Bank transfer to a Danish account, which is beneficial to Danish costumers.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We loved that the rooms are a very short walk away from the beach and all face in to a small, sheltered court yard. They are all clean and have working fans and good strong showers. Paje beach is spectacular - a long, white stretch of powdery sand. It is cleared of debris every day by hotel staff. There are vendors on the beach who try to sell trinkets and souvenirs but they were all polite and understood what "no thank you" meant. My son had a game of football with some of them. We understand that the beach selling situation is very different in Nungwe in the north where high pressure selling is the order of the day. It's a great place to watch the kiting from early afternoon on. There are a lot of beach dogs around the S&O beach loungers but they were friendly and mostly slept.
There is a very nice upstairs area in the hotel with low, slouchy sofas and a tv and mellow music playing. The menu is a bit limited but there are other places to drink and eat along the beach. This hotel is a relaxed, pleasant place to stay - thank you for having us!

Room Tip: We stayed in rooms C and G and C was definitely nicer. Note that electricity goes off for some of t...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Paje east coast, Paje 0915, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Paje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Paje
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We warmly welcome you to Savanna & Ocean Hotel in Paje on the beautiful east coast of Zanzibar. Here you can relax in the peaceful surroundings, while you are being swept away by the adventurous Zanzibar with its countless senses of impressions. When Zanzibar a few years back was given an honour by the BBC for being the world’s best holiday island, this was mainly because of the combination of paradise, adventure, history and the grand hospitality. Words that we do not just agree with 100 %, but also really believe meet the values of what we have to offer here in our little paradise hotel. We wish to inspire our guests with an authentic atmosphere and give them the opportunity to experience the many facets of Zanzibar and Tanzania. Our friendly and obliging staff will make sure that you get exactly what you wish for, out of your stay. We offer you one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, where you can relax and just dream away for a while, we are specialists within a big range of experiences for those who wish to explore that inner adventurer, we have local African art visible everywhere in the hotel area, and we offer short afternoon courses for those who would like to be introduced to the local language, Swahili or if you simply have interest in the Swahili culture in general. ... more   less 
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