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“OK for a post-safari stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fairmont Zanzibar

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Fairmont Zanzibar
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Unguja City
Brussels, Belgium
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“OK for a post-safari stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2008

The place creates mixed feelings.
Our room (deluxe seeview) had a good size and a quiet location though close to swimming pool and restaurants. When booking, one should be aware that the rooms differ a lot in size and location; some are quite far from the beach and very small, with obstructed view.
The room is finely decorated; no luxury, but good taste; bathroom is ok with bath and separate shower; airco + fan + mosquito nest create good comfort. There is also a comfortable balcony.
There are two pools, each serving one part of the hotel; the pool was never crowded during our four days stay.
The food in the main restaurant (buffet) is very good; quite large selection of wines, the red and rosé wines unfortunately served too warm; however an ice bucket solves the issue.
On the negative side, service is totally amateur (they simply do not seem managed); this is a pity, because there is a lot of staff and they are very kind; you can observe four servants talking together while you wait for somebody to take your order.
Idem for the check-in : more then 10 minutes playing with the computer with little welcome words.
One should know the hotel has a deal with an Italian travel agent and that 90 % of the patrons are provided by this agent; hence personnel seems to consider everybody speaks Italian and greet you with a "come stai ?".
As a whole, not bad to relax after a safari.

  • Liked — Garden, room, food
  • Disliked — Service
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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Additional Information about Fairmont Zanzibar

Property: Fairmont Zanzibar
Address: PO Box 4770, Unguja City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Unguja City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Unguja City
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 109
Also Known As:
Fairmont Zanzibar Hotel Unguja City
Fairmont Unguja City
Fairmont Hotel Zanzibar
Zanzibar Fairmont
Fairmont Zanzibar Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

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