The Sea View Lodge is a very relaxing place to stay. The atmosphere is very honeymooney, and the clientele seemed to all be couples. It's very quiet. The lodge looks out directly over the beach, which was deserted. There are plenty of sun loungers The rooms are of a good size and have decent bathrooms. The food at the restaurant was reasonable (try the seafood pizza) but the restaurant next door serves better though more expensive food.
Three slight issues that took the shine off the experience. Zanzibar suffers from regular power outages, and the hotel does not have a generator. This meant the air con would go off, and the restaurant was limited in what it could serve. Also, the wifi was down for the entireity of our stay (5 days). We were promised every morning it would be fixed tomorrow, but this never happened. Finally, the price quoted for a taxi from the hotel back to the airport, or to other destinations, was twice as much as you could negotiate with local taxi drivers directly.
Overall, I really enjoyed my stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small privately owned and run lodge which has had a further three bungalows built this year. Totalling eleven bungalows with five facing the Indian Ocean; and six by the poolside. Home cooking which includes Italian cuisine, Indian cuisine besides local Zanzibarian cooking. Ideal place for a totally relaxing holiday . Clean, quiet and peaceful. No request is out of place; please ask and we will endeavour our best to comply. Perfect place to relax to and detox. Wi-Fi is only available to hotel residents. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Island/Jambiani