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“Beautiful lodge on the beach”
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Kimte Beach Lodge
Ranked #13 of 41 Jambiani B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights with friends whilst travelling around Zanzibar. Jambiani was my personal favourite area in Zanzibar. This beach inn was superbly located with just a 30 second walk from bedroom to beautiful white sandy beach! Very relaxed atmosphere and the owner 'chubby' was very chilled out and welcoming. Bar and restaurant situated on the beach, as well as bonfires at night where locals sit round singing and playing African drums..what more could you want! Rooms basic but comfortable and spacious with mosquito nets, we had an en suite which was huge. Breakfast is included in the price which is incredible, fresh fruit, homemade pancakes and eggs done to our liking. Lots of activities available on the beach snorkelling/ sailing/cycling. The perfect place to stay for a chilled out break!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Where do i start?

I found this place through lonely planet which described it 'Reggae Run'.Rasta's the most layed back people mixed with a beach,well that sounded good to me!
Me and the girlfriend arrived intending a 4 day stay,first impressions-staff friendly,amazing turquoise waters feet away from the bar/restaurant,room's were standard,good bed(although the couple we went with their bed when we arrived was being slept on by a baby scorpion collapsed 1st night which was funny!Mosquito net ,an and warm water and just 20 seconds away from the beach,the bar and the restaurant,what more could you ask for?

The beer was good(kilimanjaro/safari),the food was great,not the quickest but who's in a rush here?We slept quite good until the sound of the dala dala about 6 in the morning but I did'nt mind.

Before we left we had a seafood platter,caught the night before,cooked on the barbie on the beach lobster,crab,octopus prawns,best meal i ever had!Followed by wine and cocktails chilling out listening to reggae-Amazing!

Overall we were sad to leave after extending our stay to 14 nights,never been anywhere and felt this welcome even if we did spend quite abit on safari's and kili's day and night down at the beachy fire!

Thank's to Said and the rest of the Kimte staff x

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

We stayed at Kimte for 8 nights over Christmas and we had the most amazing time! A great place to kick back and relax, its a home from home! All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar is very chilled out with a great atmosphere and great music and the fish barbecues were delicious. So thanks everyone at Kimte for making our Christmas in Jambiani so special. Love to you all, Nicola and Brian xo

Room Tip: We stayed in double room, which had the most comfortable big bed.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We reserved for 16 people at the restaurant and when we arrived on time they told us another group was coming and we had to free the table in one hour.
Food arrived after 45 minutes and portions were halved becuase the had to satisfy a double number of people on the food availability.

When we protested they aswered it were normal portions ... but we left without paying!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank MikeGambino
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

We didn't spend the night in the Kimte Beach, but could enjoy their bar! I think is the most popular bar in Jambiani: relax environment, good music, fires on the beach every night, and real rastafari men!
Nice and friendly staff, good drinks and food. I have to say that our food took two hours to appear on our table... but, no hurries and Hakuna Matata, this is Africa! :)

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 February 2011

We stayed ther for 4 days.The stuff is wonderfull and helpfull. The view from the bar is incomparable.The stuff will help you with to organize excurtions (like swim withdolphins).
The place is inside Jambiani village.
The restaurant menu is simple but tastefull. Must Try pasta with seaurcins.
Thanks to anyone there in Jambiani!
Davide e Sabrina

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2010

me and my girlfriend are here in jambiani now for 3 months... the first month we stood at KIMTE!!! ...right now we rent a house near to KIMTE...and we stay nearly every second evening at kimte... we like it very much!

the rooms maybe not perfect, but good! the most of the people who come here for a day or two stay longer than they wanted to...

and we like KIMTE, because they are supporting the locals! not like the other hotels...which only interested in business. they pay to their staff good sellery. and this why there is a really nice atmosphere.

they have a nice bar straight on the beach. with a fireplace and nice music... (reaggy) and we see allways people from other hotels spending their evenings at the bar...

so after 3 month in this small village we know what is going on here... and we can really recommend KIMTE BEACH INN. ...or maybe if you stay longer than a month, you can rent a small house at the beach....

you can also organize all the tours from kimte. for a very fair price!!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Urban West | Mfumbwi, Jambiani, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Jambiani
Price Range: £32 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kimte Beach Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karibuni sana Kimte Beach Lodge! You are very welcome to Kimte Beach Lodge! Located on the amazing white sandy beach of Jambiani and sourrounded by the real Zanzibarian village life, Kimte Beach Lodge is happy to welcome you in one of its comfortable rooms. A relaxed and easy-going environment, great restaurant and bar and the pristine Indian Ocean just a few steps away. It’s a great place for couples, friends and families looking for a laid-back holiday, with plenty of things to do if you feel active and adventurous or with nothing to do if you feel lazy and want to get away from it all! And if you are a solo traveller, this is the best place to meet people and make new friends! Kimte Beach Lodge is located in Mfumbwi, a neighbourhood of Jambiani village, one of the oldest and more traditional fishing villages in Zanzibar. Take a walk through its streets, get to know the local lifestyle, talk to the friendly locals and taste the best tropical fruit and freshly caught fish! Since April 2017, Kimte Beach Lodge is under new management and has gone through extensive renovations. Your hosts are Simba, a Zanzibari young men, and his Italian wife Michela. They are very familiar with the area, having lived there for quite a long time, and they will be happy to give you suggestions on things to do and places to go to enjoy Zanzibar at its best! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kimte Beach Hotel Jambiani
Kimte Beach Lodge Zanzibar Island/Jambiani

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