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Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

Jumia TravelUS$131*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the hotel, the beach is great. Food can be repetitive, not a lot of fruits, considering you are in a tropical country. No pharmacy or doctor in the vicinity, so stock up on medication, especially for stomach upsets as very common there. A few people in the hotel got sick, I am unsure if it was the food they...

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Binyamina, Israel
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed Jan 17. Had a seafront room, 20 meters from the beach (unsuitable for swimming). room is basic but clean , A/C kind of weak, had a nice porch with a couple of chairs & a bed , nice to sit read a book and watch the sea. Swimming pool good , nice drinks at pool bar. Food basic. Overall...

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was average, the room was spacious. Lighting in the bathroom very dim. The flushing facilities were not that great, there was also a fowl smell that came from the toilet everytime you flush. Water didn't drain freely from the shower. Covers on the outside patio furniture needed to be changed. The food had very little to no spices.Some...

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ISRAEL
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The hotel builds of separate wide bungalows include large bed room, nice bath room and marvelous balcony with beautiful sea view. You can seat on the balcony with a cup of coffee' looking at sun rise. There are several nice dining rooms. The food is moderate and service is slow. There are water problems in the site. you can find...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Plus: 1. The rooms are huge, each of it has a porch, the air condition works well. 2. There are 4 restaurants, in addition to the main one, and the food is diverse. the would not charge you for changing restaurants (except the sea food) , but you have to tell them you want to switch. 3. There is a...

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3Thank Uric170
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I spent some fantastic days in this resort which is part of the paradise of Zanzibar. My room was cosy and elegantly furnished though respecting the local style. The staff was skilled and always willing to be helpful and kind. The food was varied, of high quality and it could meet all tastes, even the most selective. The resort organises...

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Almese, Italy
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I can't do anything but recommend this hotel: nice rooms, kind staff, high quality food... it also has its own beach. And if you don't like the ocean there are many pools, one even with an internal bar. But the resort offers much more: there is a tennis field, a disco, a gym, a spa... A beautiful hotel, perfect for...

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

What a majestic journey! Unforgettable experience, 6 days of paradise. I've been there from 10th to 16th March. The rooms are very big, neat, comfortable and they also offer a minibar. The food is so tasty and enjoyable, everyday fresh fruits and vegetables are available. Inside the structure there are a volley field and two tennis fields, a gym, a...

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Bruino, Italy
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I have been there for a school trip in March, the resort was awesome and also the organisation was perfect. The restoration was varies because there are different type of restaurants, from a restaurant based on only fish to arrive to a international restaurant. Also the resort presents 3 swimming pools and all the pools have the bar inside of...

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing stay. Clean and tidy to Zanzibar standards. Food good variety of restaurants to choose from service good. Pools beautiful. Friendly and very helpful staff. Loved the more quite setting not to much noise. Thanks for a memorable visit to your island.

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On a deserted white sandy beach, at 65 km from Stone Town, lies Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, an international five-star hotel, winner of the World Travel Awards as Tanzania Leading Resort and Africa Leading Beach Resort 2011 .It is one of the most luxurious hotels on the east coast of Zanzibar, where, even during low tide, it’s possible to enjoy a comfortable swim in the ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

Address: PO Box 71, Pingwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Pingwe
Price Range: $183 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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Also Known As:
Karafuu Beach Hotel Pingwe
Karafuu Hotel Beach
Karafuu Resort Beach
Karafuu Beach Resort And Spa Zanzibar Island/Pingwe, Tanzania
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“Take enough medicines , a torch as there are often power cuts in the night, and definitely shoes for the beach.”
Reviewer999J, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a beach front room”
  • walk in closet
  • shower not much light
nicoletted980, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“facing the ocean”
rochelleboston, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We recommend beach front huts”
J-Dissing, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“make sure it is in the front line by the beach”
  • balcony
maddyy, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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