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Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar - All Inclusive

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9.8

Excellent (72 ratings)

Dongwe, Tanzania - 

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1 km Pingwe Beach

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3 km Bwejuu Beach

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5.5 km Michamvi Kae Beach

Hotel Overview

Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar - All Inclusive, located in Dongwe, is celebrated for its exceptional service, tranquil ambiance, and magnificent ocean views. Nestled along a pristine coastline, this hotel offers guests a luxurious and intimate retreat. Based on guest reviews, it stands out for its unparalleled location, quality of accommodation, and attentive staff, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful and indulgent escape.

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Hotel highlights

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  1. Stunning Ocean Views: Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean from various points throughout the hotel, especially the rooms and the dining area.
  2. Exceptional Service: The staff's attentive and personalized service ensures guests feel truly pampered during their stay.
  3. Luxurious Accommodations: The rooms and suites are praised for their comfort, elegance, and cleanliness, providing a serene haven for relaxation.
  4. Exquisite Cuisine: The hotel's dining options feature a variety of delicious dishes, accommodating different tastes with both local and international cuisine.
  5. Private and Peaceful: Its location and layout offer a sense of privacy and tranquility, making it a perfect getaway for relaxation and rejuvenation.
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Area for improvement

  1. Remote Location: Some guests find the hotel's secluded location to be inconvenient for exploring local attractions and amenities outside the resort.
  2. Limited Activities: There are comments about a limited range of activities available, which may affect guests looking for more adventurous or varied holiday experiences.
  3. Pricey: The all-inclusive package, while comprehensive, is considered by some guests to be on the expensive side when compared to other options.
  4. Wi-Fi Connectivity: A few reviews mention challenges with inconsistent Wi-Fi service, which can be a drawback for guests needing reliable internet access.
  5. Seasonal Seaweed: Depending on the time of year, the presence of seaweed on the beach can detract from the otherwise pristine beach experience.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

All inclusive

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Pool

On private beach

On private beach

Breakfast included

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Total 72 Reviews

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9.8

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9.8

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34 Reviews

9.8 / 10

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expedia

38 Reviews

9.8 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Food was mentioned 19 times

5% Negative89% Positive

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Erica Wilkerson4 months ago
5/5Google icon

Zawadi is truly a gift! My husband and I spent the first part of our Zanzibar vacation here and it was six days of pure joy! The property and rooms are well appointed and exactly as pictured online. The staff, our far away family, welcomed us from the very moment we arrived and treated us beyond amazing. We got in quite late and were very hungry. No worries, as they had an entire delicious feast laid out in our room! I never wanted for anything during my entire stay. The food was fresh and delicious, wayyyy more than generous portions with different options to choose from daily. Our favorite was the Swahili night dinner! Everybody works hard and seems to truly love being a part of the Zawadi family, which makes it all the more enjoyable for guests. Transportation and excursions arrangements were easily made on our behalf making the trip truly stress free. We really enjoyed every single moment, especially my beautiful birthday surprise-a memory that I will cherish forever! I was not well pleased with my second accommodation of the trip and immediately wanted to return to Zawadi, filled with regret that we left! A huge thank you to the entire team: Evelyn, Isaack, Noa, Iddy, Razza, Bernard, Ali, George, Msengi, Innocent, and many others whose names escape me as I type. We absolutely cannot wait to return!!

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Alexander Feo7 months ago
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My wife and I stayed at Zawadi in early August after our safari and it was exactly what we needed to end our Africa honeymoon: scenic, relaxing, and intimate. When we arrived, we were greeted with smiling faces which is all you’ll find at Zawadi - everyone is genuinely friendly! We didn’t check in until after 10pm but the staff was nice enough to prepare a dinner for my wife and I knowing that we had been traveling all day and were hungry, which was such a thoughtful touch. The villas here are beautiful and the views cannot be beat (see pics) - you’ll want to wake up early every morning just to catch the sunrise. There are plenty of fun activities that are included in your stay such as sunset cruises, snorkeling and scuba diving. And don’t forget to check out Zawadi’s farm and all its animals (especially Sylvester the donkey). The food was also great and I absolutely left a few pounds heavier. To the entire team at Zawadi - thank you for helping to make our honeymoon feel special and for being such great people! We hope to come back and see you all again. Alex & Julia.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 9

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What's nearby

Pingwe Beach

1 km

Bwejuu Beach

3 km

Michamvi Kae Beach

5.5 km

Paje Beach

8.5 km

Jambiani Beach

11 km

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Airports Nearby

Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ)

48.5 km

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Restaurants

The Rock

1 km

Bar of Breezes

2 km

Safari Bar @Breezes

2 km

Kae Beach Bar

4 km

Lemon Tree Restaurant

4.5 km

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Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.4 - $0.4

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Coffee

$1 - $3.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.1 - $1.4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$2.9 - $10

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.2 - $2.2

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.5 - $0.7

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$21.7 - $35

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$4.3 - $10.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$3.6 - $4.3

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.4 - $1.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$10.8 - $10.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$18.1

Weather In Dongwe

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Precipitation In Dongwe

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Traffic around property

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Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 13:00

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Check out until 10:00

Children welcome

No pets

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