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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation by booking.com and it was free cancelation till jan 29th 2017 on jan 24 they said they gonna cancel our reservation i spend 200 dollar calling long distance booking and the hotel after two days the hotel sent me email that fine if u pay us 800 extra u can stay with us so i had...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great hotel. Nice and clean bugalowes placed in beautiful garden. It is one complex with Bluebay Hotel so you can enjoy both Hotela. Wonderful food (seafood, Tanzanian food, wonderful fruits) helpfull and pleasent staff, beautiful swimming pool and beach.

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David A, Resident manager,Bluebay hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from One very Happy Spicy Island & happy 2017 We are pleased to read the review and thank you most sincerely for taking your time to write about us. It is always a delight to see our guests appreciating our tranquil ambiance and relaxing atmosphere which make us so special Our team is no doubt what makes us proud...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The room is very good spacious and well designed The lobby pool and dining room are beautifull The dinner is tasty but sometimes the staff dont fill the missing dishes The breakfast is to my opinion below standard and the number of selection is limited The service has to improve some time when they clean the room they forget to...

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David A, resident managers ,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you The Sultansands Island Resorts team is truly pleased by your compliments, We strive to be creative with our meal experiences and want our guests to look forward to every meal with a difference, We have indeed received overwhelming positive feedback and we will endeavor to make this even better with due allowances that certain dishes which you might...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The smaller version of the neighbouring BlueBay, this is another great hotel on this beautiful stretch of Zanzibar coast. Lost of foreign tour groups (Polish, Italian) can't spoil our pleasure. Good diving centre on the compound. The little round rooms near the beach are our favourites. Quite small but well serviced and lovely located. Won't get any better as far...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments that you had a wonderful time enjoying our manifold facilities and dedicated services from our happy Zanibari team We thank you for choosing our Sultan Sands and we do hope that we will be given the opportunity to offer our Bluebay Resorts hospitality to you soon again for...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nice and quiet hotel in a peaceful zone away from the city . The room was very good and clean like all the hotel . The staff was excellent and helpful and always ready to assist us . Its a twin hotel and that allow us to have some meals in the other hotel avoiding eat always in the same...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. At Sultan Sands we appreciate that our guests like things cool and well chilled – from the rooms, to the beers to our excellent selection of white wines everything is served at the perfect temperature. The atmosphere of Sultan Sands is equally well chilled. Guests relax, kick back and leave the rest of the world...

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This resort is amazing! We loved everything about it! Food was always delicious, the staff is always friendly and very helpful, the location is perfect, the small bungalows right in front of the beach are super...and if all this is not enough you can also use the services of the sister hotel next to it: the Blue Bay. Highly recommended...love...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to share your generous review and your kind comments that you had a wonderful time enjoying our facilities in well-kept beautiful resorts and the dedicated services from our team. We thank you for choosing our Sultan Sands and we do hope that we will be given the opportunity to offer our Bluebay Resorts...

Mannedorf, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Sultan Sands Island Resort after a great and interesting Safari for 12 nights. The resort - together with the Blue Bay Resort - is simply the best! Prices are very fair, location, clean, rooms big with a great view - but all this is nothing against the quality of food at Sultan Sands. For the first...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for your glowing and enthusiastic endorsement of our Sultan Sands Resort We understand – its easy to get excited about our Sultan Sands which has the atmosphere and friendliness of a small beach resort which makes our guests immediately feel at home and relax to the traditional Zanzibari hospitality. The food is excellent – fresh, varied well...

Nir Banim
Reviewed 24 July 2016

A charming hotel .Great location on the beach and very pleasant atmosphere, good food and very friendly staff. You will also enjoy romantic atmosphere at dinners served on the pool with some evening entertainment. Plan ahead carefully extra activities since we found that the hotels are relatively seculded and that the tours offered in the hotel by Zan tours were...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from One very Happy Island We are pleased to read the review and thank you most sincerely for taking your time to write about us. It is always a delight to see our guests appreciating, the ambiance of our accommodation, the beautiful gardens and the tranquil ambiance which make us so special Our team is no doubt what makes...

Galati, Romania
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The beach was beautiful , the rooms was also nice , food was good ,drink spirituous was cheap ,wine and beer was good , people who work here was friendly , internet connection was good...here i see the best smile....we love this island... a successful holiday.

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your most complimentary review. As you wrote you expect great food, delicious cocktails, beautiful surroundings and comfortable rooms when you book a holiday. But our team really do make our guests feel very special, their Zanzibari warmth and hospitality is genuine. However, what really makes them shine is a kind word and a smile in return to...

Oakland, California
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Sultan Sands is a jewel of a resort. Located on the eastern side of Zanzibar about an hour from the city, it has absolutely gorgeous emerald views of the Indian Ocean to greet you as soon as you walk into the reception area. The beach is right outside many of the rooms' front doors. The staff were incredibly helpful and...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to share your review and appreciate from your kind comments that you had a wonderful time enjoying our facilities and the dedicated service from our staff. We appreciate your positive comments regarding the food and your kind words on the hospitality and friendliness of our staff. Our team loves knowing that their efforts...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sultan Sands Island Resort is situated on the wide, sparkling beaches of Kiwengwa on the East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Sultan Sands is a resort with a unique character: an inspired blend of Swahili and Arab architecture and decor creates a relaxed ambience, while first-class amenities and facilities ensure complete comfort. The spacious rooms at Sultan Sands are built in the style of traditional African rondavels, each tastefully decorated with hand-carved Zanzibari furniture. All rooms are ocean-facing with some situated just metres from the beach. The resort's wining and dining venues are equally impressive, offering delicious local specialities as well as Far-Eastern and European favourites. Sultan Sands shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property - Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. Guests of the two resorts also share many facilities and amenities, including the famous Oasis Spa and the One Ocean Dive Centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sultan Sands Island Resort

Address: Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $212 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sultan Sands Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Sultan Sands Island Hotel Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island Resort Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
#5 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
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“The round rooms very close to the beach are the best!”
 of 5 bubbles Wim_Nairobi_Kenya, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“we had a nice rooms- baharis”
 of 5 bubbles raducos, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great, you will enjoy the size, quality and service!”
 of 5 bubbles vajkac, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be good located.”
 of 5 bubbles 702igork, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The beachvilla's are super,the regular rooms (2 in 1 villa) have mainly a beautiful gardenview. Beach is just minutes walk.”
 of 5 bubbles rafiki_12, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
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