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Casa Umoja

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found Yoga Zanzibar online and wanted to book immediately so they recommended a few locations for accommodation and I chose Casa Umoja and I'm delighted that I did! This private walled compound is a little slice of paradise. It has a very relaxed and homely feel which is what I really enjoyed the most. It felt like me and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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207 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The room was spacious but set up at Casa Umoja is most everything is dark and there's not enough air or light that comes in the rooms to air it out. I looked at 4 other rooms. My room smelled of mold and I had to take allergy meds the 3 days I stayed there. I tried to find someone... More 

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Thank TravellingHK
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small quiet place, good to relax in but it has alot of flaws. One thing they fail to mention is that you cant pay by card so you have to have alot of money on you but the nearest atm is an hour drive away. The owners seemed really nice though but they left the day we... More 

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Annecy, France
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Casa Umoja for 10 days. Even if this guest house is not on the beach, it's very close, only 30sec of walking. I really enjoyed my stay, the staff is really nice and helpful, plus the owner's wife is lovely. The building is really nice and the breakfast is very good with fresh fruits and bread. My... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I was on a private holiday. Narrowed on Casa Umoja after reading quite a few reviews in Tripadvisor and Bookings.com. I must say it was well worth the money i paid. God a big spacious room with good linen. The assistants Haji and Saif were very friendly and helpful. The property is less than 500 meters from the Nugwi Beach.... More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

We stayed at Casa Umoja as part of a yoga retreat package. Our room was huge and clean. It was basis but that didn't matter. We did have an ant problem but they gave us some spray which solved the problem immediately. Breakfast was the freshest fruit I've ever tasted. The location is brilliant… 30 seconds walk to the beach!

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Thank zoewilso
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I’ve been there for four days to practice yoga . The place it’s absolutely wonderful, you don’t have sea view but you’re just few meters close the beach. I had a big room with lovely decor, big matrimonial bed, chairs, closet made in traditional wood and nice shower. The different buildings and bungalows are in the middle of a garden... More 

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St. Thomas
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

This place was absolutely wonderful for our family. It is only a few steps off of the beach but is close enough that you don't feel like you are missing any of the Nungwi action. Being set back however does give an extremely sense of tranquility. When you walk through the Casa Umoja entrance you are brought into a little... More 

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Thank Genevieve S
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed staying at this idyllic little slice of heaven. A block from the beach, it was a very nice & quiet place to lay low and recharge my batteries. The staff is tremendously friendly and helpful. The room was nice. And Nungwi is a fantastic little Eden.

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Thank John G
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8 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

The owners are nice by email but they are not there most of the time I suppose. The staff doesnt speak English. The place looks like crap. Dirty and dilapidated. I was meant to stay there for yoga, but I didnt like it at all.Also the area is sketchy. Maybe the price solo is worth it, but as a very... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa Umoja is a quiet and comfortable place to stay in Nungwi, North coast of Zanzibar island located in the Indian ocean, East-Africa. Situated just a few steps from a beautiful white sandy stretch of Nungwi beach you will find everything the amazing spice island offers to its interested travellers. It is our aim to create a cosy local atmosphere for our guests in order to enjoy the marvellous surrounding and setting of Zanzibar island by indulging in Swahili culture apart from big hotel chains. Our big tropical garden invites you to rest in tranquillity and to make new contacts whatever your interest will be ... This is why we have chosen the Kiswahili expression 'Umoja' for our guest house: 'Umoja' means Unity and Community! Make your stay a special experience! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Umoja

Address: Nungwi 3796, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: $108 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Higher floor if you want the cool sea breeze, the chalets are also very good surrounded by trees”
 of 5 bubbles ajaychopra67, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are generally nicer, although even downstairs ones are great.”
 of 5 bubbles 718hollyc, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the bungalow. It is really comfortable!”
 of 5 bubbles joel2305, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Make sure toilet and shower works. Check for bedbugs.”
 of 5 bubbles annoeee, 12 Sep 2011 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are bigger and more private.”
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