Uroa beach, where Tamarind is located, is astoundingly beautiful, much less touristy than the beaches on the north coast and more "wild". Tamarind is located right on the beach and has a well kept swimming pool for swimming when the tide is low, definitely a bonus!
However the rooms when we stayed there in August 2011 were appalling. The access to the rooms is adjacent to open steps leading to an open terrace (no railing or anything) very dangerous for small children. Inside the room is musty and mouldy and dark. The decor leaves a lot to be desired, and isn't even of the standard of a "local local" hotel. We never had hot water although we asked for it to be turned on repeatedly. The shower was filthy and rusty and only trickled (cold) water the toilet moved when sat on. Also the light didn't work in the bathroom and was never fixed despite me telling them repeatedly The pillows on the bed are not very comfortable. We had originally booked for three nights but after the first uncomfortable night and lack of showering facilities we checked our and moved on.
Breakfast was good and hearty but we were disappointed by the quality of the food at dinner, everything tasted the same and we didn't feel great after eating there.
The staff were lovely and the manager was very disappointed when we decided to check out early. We told him he really needs to invest in his rooms to charge $90 per night b&b.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bungalows by the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. Tamarind is affordable paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tamarind Beach Hotel Zanzibar Island, Tanzania