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Unguja Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Vught, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We (family of 5) stayed in the Unguja Lodge for 6 nights at the end of our trip to the mainland (as most people do, I presume) and after our stay in Stone Town. Our villa nr 12, the last in the row on the north side, was very spacious and very comfortable. The grounds are very well maintained with...

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us last summer and for writing this very nice review. We also would like to thank you for supporting Kizimkazi Mkunguni by doing the guided village walk with Rashid. With warm regards from all of us at Unguja Lodge and Unguja Divers!

Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2013

stayed for 14 nights from 17th of Feb , we chose the Baobab Villa , as we wanted to relax in our private pool and watch the wildlife in the garden . We also wanted a small bespoke lodge , which was secluded ,intimate and with a more personal service , and we wanted to dive. We chose very well...

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elieshagedoorn, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us last month and for writing this nice and informative report with pictures. I love the murray eel picture! We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and the diving. For your information, Nick found a new dive site last week: not as far as the one you went to the other day... in...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We still love this place!! At the begining of February we returned from our 2nd visit to Unguja Lodge and we still love this place!! We previously stayed for one week and personally for us that was not long enough so this time we stayed for 2 wonderful weeks. Unguja Lodge ticks all the boxes for us, we said we...

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elieshagedoorn, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us again this year. It was so nice having you again. It really feels like you are part of the Unguja family! Well... what can we say....looking forward to seeing you next time! Warm regards from Steven, Nick, Said, Ralph, Elies and all the rest of the team.

Waregem, Belgium
Reviewed 22 February 2013

With my wife and 13 year old daughter we stayed in Unguja Lodge for about one week in the first half of Feb 2013. It was amazing. The rooms (villa’s) with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms + the open bathroom were very nice. I could also appreciate the sea view very much. Next to this we were very lucky to...

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us this month and for writing this very nice review on Trip Advisor. We also like to thank you for choosing to do the village walk with Rashid. By doing this you supported the village of Kizimkazi: we ask a donation of $5.00 per person for the village walk. Together with the Village...

Suffolk
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We stayed for 6 nights at Unguja Lodge, following a weeks safari in Tanzania - the accomodation was recommended by Imagine Africa, so well done to them. We had a delay in getting picked up from the airport which was annoying and this came on top of other travel problems we had experienced earlier in the day so not the...

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying in Unguja Lodge this month. We are glad you enjoyed your stay after the problems you had with transfers! Many thanks also for writing this nice review on Trip Advisor. It's highly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you back one day. Warm greetings from all of us at Unguja Lodge & Unguja Divers

Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We have just returned from 7 nts at Unguja lodge. It was the most spectacular place I have stayed in. The villa bought tears to my eyes when we were shown around. Lots of nice touches. The staff were very helpful and the owners were always on hand. It was a most relaxing location. Only thing was the beach wasn't...

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us this month and for sharing your experience with the world. . We very much enjoyed being your hosts! The beach right in front of the lodge is tidal: with low tide the beach exposes, with high tide the water comes all the way to the cliff and yes indeed, it is beautiful...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Having climbed Kilimanjaro, I was grateful that I was smart enough to book a trip to Zanzibar. Having spent 8 days peeing in bushes, not having access to a shower, sleeping in a tent; I was looking forward to hot water and a toilet that flushed. I got all I wanted and more. I was greeted by the owners. YEP....

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us this month and for writing this nice review. It was really nice getting to know you! By the way: all our villas have the same size, only the lay out differs a bit: the aobab villas have no sea view but they have a private plunge pool. All villas have and anclosed...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights post a mainland safari in January 2012. This isn't our usual type of holiday destination but we felt we would need some down-time post our safari. The welcome was very friendly and personal, with both owners sitting down to chat with us and providing a welcome drink. There are about a dozen lodges and...

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us last month and for taking the time to write your review. I understand that generally you enjoyed your stay with us but you were disappointed in a few things. We highly value this feedback to be able to constantly guard and improve the quality of the service we offer. Regarding the cleanliness...

Langford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2013

What a place! We stayed here on honeymoon from 6th January until the 14th January 2013. It was absolutely perfect for us. We decided to have a nice relaxing 2nd part to our honeymoon after a few days on safari in the Masai Mara beforehand. Everything about Unguja Lodge was brilliant. The room (or small house to be more accurate)...

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Thank you very much for choosing to stay in Unguja Lodge as part of your honeymoon and for writing this very nice and informative review. It was very nice having you as our guests and we are so pleased you enjoyed all the fresh fish and sea food the Indian Ocean brings us! Looking forward to welcoming you again one...

Paris, France
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Very nice hotel, has 12 villas on the indian ocean. 1 hour from airport. During the tide you do not need to walk a lot to go to the see (10-15 m) The rooms are nice and big. Very beautifully designed. It would of be better if door of our room was not solid wood,but a nice zippered curtain. We...

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us last month and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having you and your families as our guests. I am so sorry you were disappointed by the food though. Just to give some clarification: at breakfast we usually serve at least five...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eleven spacious private villas. From your ocean view terrace you can watch the local fishermen sailing the Indian Ocean. A breathtaking sunset is yours. All villas are beautifully decorated in Zanzibar style. In our beautiful garden with old mango and baobab trees many indigenous animals find their home. The rare Red Colobus monkeys often come and play. In the middle of the tropical garden, a large specially conditioned swimming pool is situated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Unguja Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 675, Kizimkazi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kizimkazi
Price Range: $416 - $730 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Unguja Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Unguja Hotel Kizimkazi
Unguja Resort Kizimkazi
Unguja Lodge Zanzibar Island/Kizimkazi
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“The villas with views of the Indian Ocean are amazing!”
maryalyce2017, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view villas are obviously the best, as you get to enjoy fantastic sunsets from your own patio”
niksdemail, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for a villa with a sea view”
annieuzielli, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“sea-vieuw or baobab villa. Both are very nice.”
ahagedoorn, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Take swimming shoes as there are patches of sea urchins.”
clemancyg, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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