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Jambiani Whitesand Bungalows Reviews

Jambiani Beach, Jambiani Village, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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83%

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20 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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80%

Friendly atmosphere in natüre by the ocean...

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

We stayed 10 days over the Christmas in 2013. We got to know many other foreigners who stayed in Jambiani at that time. By comparison with the other resorts - I can honestly say that White Sands was the best in terms of the value for money. It is located in the middle of the beach in Jambiani village, everything is close. It has the reasonably priced restaurant with tasty food. And most of all - the owner is always around - providing very helpful advice on everything you ask.


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100%

very friendly staff and management! nice and relaxing place to stay!

  • 15th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to have you staying with us. I have passed the comments to our staff and they are grateful for your kind words. Best regards from the team here!

100%

The best way to have the bes holiday! The white Sand has a very professional staff, a beautiful smile everyday! Good Food. Quiet. Facilitation to do a lot of activities (if you want).

  • 9th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words about us. We are happy that you had an enjoyable holiday. Many regards from Jambiani White sands!

37%

Negative:Very expensive! For the money we payed for our stay we expected much more. The rooms did not have air condition, no fridge and no safe. The restaurant was pretty poor, i do not recommend eating here. The staff, especially the restaurant staff were rude and unhelpful. The beach had a very low tide for almost the whole day, from around 12 pm to 17 pm. Positive:The manager was helpful and a nice guy. Conclusion: Find a different hotell. There are better/cheap hotells in the area.


91%

We really enjoyed our stay at the Jambiani Whitesand Bungalows this October and would recommend it to anyone. A special mention has to be made of the manager, Mr. Hussein: He was always very friendly and extremely helpful, and he made sure that we always felt like most welcome guests. Besides that, the beach was very nice, the water just beautiful (though swimming is tide-dependent), and the surcharge for the seaview bungalows definitely worth the cost (they are literally on the beach).

  • 8th Oct 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

We didn't feel that the accommodation was what the website shows it to be and we were a bit disappointed as a whole especially the bathrooms which we felt weren’t very clean. Having said that, the location was pretty good and Jambiani is still a great place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thanks for your kind words about our beach location and Jambiani in general. We need to hear from our esteemed guests for continuous improvement. I would like to respond on the comments made as follows: 1) Website photos- I have taken them myself using my camera between Jun-2012 & Jul-2012 after major renovation and the same photos were posted on our website. 2) Bathrooms- Our housekeeping cleans rooms and bathrooms on daily basis unless our guests request not to do so. We are sorry that this issue was not raised for three days when guest stayed with us. Thanks again and best regards.

37%

I will NOT raccomend it, until the property hasn't changed the manager of the hotel, who creates a lot of problems

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review. I sent an email earlier but did not receive a response as what was the complaint regarding the manager. Please do respond so that we can improve to make our guests' holiday on Zanzibar Island more enjoyable. However, I got the feedback from our manager that the issue was that one of the Bank ATMs was not working and at the time the bank was closed. He did advise to try other banks. As you are aware, Jambiani is a laid back beach village and many banks are located about 30 minutes drive. We will try our best to assist in this situation and we have a meeting with other hotel owners coming up in early September-12, and we will raise this importation issue of having ATMs at our area for the convenient of our guests. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review and best regards!

97%

Great place to stay. It's on the quieter side of the island away from the party crowds which is great. As with all places on the island outside of Stone Town, there isn't an ATM, so come prepared. About an hour drive SE from Stone Town. Can get a taxi for 35-40 USD.

  • 12th Aug 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your kind words and about Jambiani Beach! We are happy that your stay with us was enjoyable. Thanks again.

94%

We choose this placero celebrate oír aniversary. We has just a Nice and romántic time... It Was excelente and all te staff Was so so Nice. And te Food..so so good

Owner Comment (Hide)
We appreciate your positive feedback and the generous words about us, and we are glad that you enjoyed staying with us and the food - again, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

94%

it was the perfect place to relax after two weeks of exhausting (but amazing!) travels through Tanzania and before getting back to exhausting (and not so amazing) work :) staff was very dedicated to make our stay enjoyable. breakfast was really good: pancakes, eggs, fresh fruit and fresh fruit juices!! yummy! dinner was also nice! rooms are large and clean, all with own balcony. bungalows are right at the beach which you got nearly to yourself! really wanna go back right now :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for you very kind words! We are glad that your stay with us was enjoyable. We hope that you also carried good memory of our Zanzibar Island. Thanks again (Ahsante Sana!)

77%

Jambiani is a great location to people watch and despite the tides we managed some good swimming. White sands is basic but the rooms were cool without a fan (the electricity was sporadic and there is no generator). Water was also a bit hit and miss when we stayed and the bathroom wasn't particularly clean. However, the really friendly staff compensated for the lack of luxury and the restaurant served good food at reasonable prices. A good budget option.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks Lindsay for your kind review. We bought the property a few months ago and we are trying to fix it including trying to get a clean energy through solar power due to elecricity shortage in Zanzibar. We are currently look into this option. Thanks again for staying with us. Said Baharoon Online reservation coodinatory



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