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P.O.Box 2725, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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68 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Gorgeous location, rooms very dark and water very salty!

  • 12th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Perfect relaxing place, far away from loud party and touristic overcrouded places! Very local homy atmosphere with great people, food and cocktails!

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Best place ever.


You will be sure of a warm welcome from your cheerful host and his lovely French wife. Be sure to look out for Mr Happy who will sort taxis and excursions at unbeatable prices. Swam with Dolphins for almost 2 hours thanks to Mr Happy and his local knowledge. The rooms are a little basic but fine for a few days. Fresh water and better lighting in the rooms would have made an enormous difference however if you accept one or two shortcomings then this place will not disappoint.


The hotel was amazing. The owner, Shipi, was very nice and helpful, even allowing us to ride with him into Stone Town one day. The private beach had many places to lounge, including 3-4 hammocks which allowed unparalleled viewing of the stars at night. The only "problem" with the place is something that cannot be altered: because it is on the south coast, it's a 3 hour daladala (local mini bus) ride to the hotel from the harbor. But that also makes this place amazing, since it is so secluded.

  • 14th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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