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Coral Rock Zanzibar

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've just gotten back from Zanzibar, a trip I took with my friend and dearest boyfriend. We booked through STA and were checked into a hotel in Jambiani called 'Zanzest' (strange name, FYI great food but not the greatest hospitality, the waiters and cleaners are super nice though, heck all the locals in Zanzibar are super cool. Anyway back to...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was nice for the budget we were on, the pool is a life saver. The overall experience was average though as Jambiani is quite average if you don't kite surf. The tides mean very little swimming time in the sea and basically nothing else to do on the island besides sleep and read.

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the coral rock for 2 nights . The hotel is situated on top of a rock and it is a few steps down to the beach. Every single room has a beach view and the rooms are quite nice. Our room looked over the beautiful infinity pool and over onto the beach. A note about staying in...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved coral rock. The coastline on this part of Zanzibar is spectacular and any hotel will be better than other places in the world. However at coral rock we had our own private bungalow with a decking and raised beach area completely private to us. There was a 4 poster bed on the beach prefect for watching the sunrise...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not recommend this hotel. Do not stay here if you are a family or a young couple looking for a peaceful time. The rooms here are ok and overlook a beautiful idyllic coast line. However, the service from the restaurant and hotel staff is terrible. In the restaurant, food will take over an hour to arrive-even starters or...

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Laurel, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Coral Rock for 2 nights. Overall I had a nice stay. I enjoyed the staff the most. The first night there was bbq and since I paid for full board it was included, and the food was delicious. The next night I wanted lobster and it was sold out in the first 20 minutes of dinner. So...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere of this cozy hotel is just fantastic. Amazing pool, the small decor details makes all the difference. Here you can really fell relaxed. You have many place to sun bath and privacy. The food is nice and not overpriced. Do not expect fast order,not only here but in Zanzibar everything is "Pole Pole" (slow), which is kind of...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was recommended by a friend and as promised the location could not be better. Each room overlooks the stunning white sand and turquoise waters of the Jambiani beach. The rooms are clean and fairly modern with local touches. Bathrooms have hot showers and excellent water pressure. The in-room safe was very small and the key slightly rusted so I...

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you brought this up actually because it has not been covered in a very long time on the review sites. What you experienced is not actually termites. I know what you speak of very well. This is in fact a single grub of a type of flying insect in Zanzibar. Very common....

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Hotel is ok, can do with some renovation, Thatch is falling apart , no tea or coffee facilities in the room. Staff very friendly, lekker pool with good view, food also hit and miss. one day you will have a good meal and the next day the same thing will be smaller and sometimes just seemed slapped together. Must...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The recommendation from a local friend confirmed what i had hoped. My arrival late at night was wonderful - being met by a Masaai guest relations officer, taken to my awesome room built over the emerald green water that greeted me the next morning. The staff are friendly, relaxed and attentive. The food was reliably fresh, tasty and varied at...

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind feedback and for choosing to stay with us. We're happy to hear your stay was all you hoped for.

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Coral Rock is one of the most popular small to mid-size hotels in Zanzibar. We offer incredible views and an authentic Zanzibari experience that encourages local and cultural interaction within a functioning Swahili fishing village. Our aim is authenticity & value for money. The unrivaled view and location has been home to international fashion shoots by the likes of Sports Illustrated and FHM, as well as almost half a dozen reality TV shows on account of the striking and unusual natural beauty and panoramic vistas that can be enjoyed from every room and facility at the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coral Rock Zanzibar

Address: Mfumbwi, Jambiani 4125, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: $109 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Rock Zanzibar 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Coral Rock Jambiani
Hotel Coral Rock
Coral Rock Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
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“ask for room 17 or 18 - it is far away from the bar area which means a great sleep with no interruptions.”
 of 5 bubbles Lindsayshuttle, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have ocean views and most have patios !”
 of 5 bubbles MDW789, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“NEVER stay in room 5 over the weekend.”
 of 5 bubbles dzurich, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose room 14. Fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles Tanya_Sousa, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“choose rooms 15,16,17,18 they are newer and have lovely views and away from noise”
 of 5 bubbles hheidi123, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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