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White Sands Beach Hotel

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Nairobi
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Variety of Foods at over lunch but not too much over dinner. The Standard Rooms are ok, issued standard room and negotiated for the rates. Good for business as the WIFI in the room is ok. The beach is nice and clean with no weird people walking around. Recommended for business

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Amazing Location on Kendwa Beach, Zanzibar. We negotiated a better price at White Sands than anywhere else on the beach. We also stayed at Kendwa Rocks but this place was cheaper, with private bathrooms, bigger & better bedrooms and quieter at night. Breakfast was fine, the staff were nice and the location couldn't be better.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 17 October 2013

The hotel is amazing? Great rooms, amazing open ocean views, good food selection, helpful management and attention to entail. But the front office s too slow processing visitors and sorting out bills. They need to avoid confusion on airport drop offs!

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1Thank Kiama2013
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We stayed for a week during Easter 2013. Negotiated the price down a bit and all in all it was OK. Rooms are spacious although with basic equipment. Hot showers with poor presure (quite common in simple hotels in developing countries by the way). One night we could hardly sleep because there is -at least once a week- a kind...

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3Thank HenryM-Stanley
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Run down, old, untidy and bad food. I would definitely not recommend this place. Although the surroundings are stunning (the beach is beautifully white and the sea is always swimable because there is no high and low tide), the accomodation is not worth the price and is all in all very disappointing. We heard the citchen was supposed to be...

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3Thank T_Koomen
Norrkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Stayed here a couple of nights, wouldn't do it again though.The rooms weren't that clean and we had a lot of ants in ours, especially in the bathroom. The staff didn't seem that interested in their guests which I think brings the place down a lot. Good and caring staff is a must when running a hotel/guesthouse or whatever.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 18 February 2013

I had stayed at Whites Sands before, in 2006, and rather enjoyed the laid back feel. I returned in February 2013 and found it a little grubby and lacking any managerial interest. We decided to place our valuables in the safe at reception, as one does, and discovered to our horror that $1000 had been removed from our travel wallet...

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Stone Town, Tanzania
Reviewed 7 February 2013

So this place doesnt have a website at the time of my writing, been there 5 days and enjoyed the literally white sand beach! Bungalows are spacious, had beach view apartment, which is very quite place in the evening. Hotel shares the beach with Kendwa sunset and kendwa rocks, all on the same area.... If you are after beautiful white...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Not in Stonetown, but Kendwa beach. We thought we got a good value here, as we stayed 3 nights here. Staff was helpfull and the room was very nice. We stayed in one with Air-con, and we think it was a good choice, as it gets quite warm at night. breakfast was decent, and it is only 20 m from...

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Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 March 2011

White Sands is not located in Stone Town, but in Kendwa on the north side of the island. The location is beautiful, the cottages are on a small cliff on Kendwa beach; which is just beautiful! We stayed in a 'room A/B' with ocean view. None of the rooms have an actual ocean view, since there's high trees on the...

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Address: Jangwani Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kendwa
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
White Sands Beach Hotel Kendwa, Zanzibar Island
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“Try get a room at the front so that you are closest to the beach!”
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 of 5 bubbles CatLoblaw, 24 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The upper deck rooms...”
 of 5 bubbles Kiama2013, 17 Oct 2013 | Read review
“In our opinion the best rooms are the ones right in the first line, because of the view to the ocean through the vegetation. These do not have however aircon, which by the way is not really necessary at night during most of the year, except for US-people, of course.”
 of 5 bubbles HenryM-Stanley, 30 Jun 2013 | Read review
“air condition might be a good idea”
 of 5 bubbles andeloke, 1 Feb 2012 | Read review
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