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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks and it exceeded all our expectations. The owner, Karsten, was so welcoming and became a friend during our time there. They took us out swimming with dolphins, octopus fishing (which they then barbequed with us in the garden). We had a great breakfast every morning and there are good local restaurants...

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Freiberg, Germany
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Dear review reader, dear Karsten, dear Chagua if you're looking for a high-comfort hotel with all-in services, big pools, fast speed WiFi-conection and all the other so-called high important things, Fairytale Villa wont be the right place for you, BUT: but if you're looking for an ideal place for relaxing, really appreciating hearty hospitality beyond the usual tourist spots and...

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2Thank johnfranklin65
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We were extremely disappointed by our stay at Fairy Tale Villas, especially given all the good reviews I found on TripAdvisor and the Lonely Planet endorsement, which I do not understand. In a word, I would recommend to stay away from this hotel - there are a lot of better hotels in Jambiani (including some cheaper options!). Here are the...

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1Thank EdmondDantes_10
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Fairytale lodge felt to us like a home away from home. We stayed just under week and found the owner and caretaker to be extremely accommodating. Whether it was with information on local places to eat, scuba trips or taxis into Stone Town, we were always given friendly advice and information. The lodge itself is not a luxury place, but...

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Thank Lily C
Reviewed 4 June 2013

You immediately feel at home when you arrive at the villa, where the rooms are spacious with big beds and the kitchen inviting. The villa has an porch on the second floor and also a big garden. The house manager chagua is helpful in any matter and he makes a killer Spanish omelet! The Jambiani area is not overflowed with...

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2012

We landed at Jambiani after spending some time in Dar & South West Tanzania, Ruaha & Mikumi National Parks. So we were more than ready for some much needed beach time. Fairytale Villa was ideal for our group, lots of space, just off the beach, with the village just at the back. Large airy rooms and plenty of relaxing space...

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1Thank Janice L
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2012

We had a wonderful week staying in this no frills guest house. Very good value for money and incredibly friendly owner and caretaker. Actually, Chagua is MUCH more than a caretaker - his cooking is superb and he can sort anything. The beach is stunning and unspoilt. Not to be missed!

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Northern Colorado
Reviewed 20 June 2012

We went at the end of May, when the town is pretty empty of tourists, and so we had the house all to ourselves (married couple with a friend). The porch is a lovely spot to read, nap, or watch the rain storms in our case. I would live in a house like this! It's not right on the beach,...

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1Thank MountainSunSea
Faaborg, Denmark
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Stayed there for three nights. Very nice place and helpfull people. Perfect for relaxing and getting litle closer to the locals. Remember cash before you go, there is no "moneymaschine".

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1Thank OleWor
rwanda
Reviewed 29 May 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at the guesthouse in December and it was just perfect for us. Amenities were basic but we're Peace Corps volunteers - practical travelers on a budget - and it was more than enough for us. The rooms were clean and spacious and the property is located less than a minute away from the beach. The...

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Address: Jambiani, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: $66 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Fairytale Villa & Guesthouse Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
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“For honeymooner and couples the room upstairs is great with direkt access onto the spacious terrace”
  • Frontside Fairytale Villa
 of 5 bubbles johnfranklin65, 13 Feb 2014 | Read review
“All rooms have shared bathrooms... No good room.”
 of 5 bubbles EdmondDantes_10, 16 Oct 2013 | Read review
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