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Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best staff, well kept , excellent service, they made us feel like royals , 3 days, was short wish i could stay more , stayed in other beach hotels in Zanzibar but these is best so far. Just 12 km to stone town , local taxi costed us only 30,000 tsh back and forth.

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Hagley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights and on first approach you wonder where on earth you are going, but bear with it and soon you pop out in a beautiful location, perched on the edge of the ocean with spacious bungalows dotted around. We wanted somewhere near Stone Town but with a pool as we had small children and this...

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Staff and management made our stay wonderful , the area very quiet and amazing view 👌 the food was really fresh and tasty , the room was clean , it was really great experience i want to thank all off you one by one and i wish to be able to come there again , Hakuna matata

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had a very pleasant stay at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge. The place is unique and different from other places at the island, it's more quite - a good place for relaxation. The staff was very friendly and serviceminded. We got upgraded to the Honeymoon suite due to some wifi issues, which was really great.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

As the last days of our vacation, we wanted to chill on a Zanzibar beach, in a lodge with huts, big beds with mosquito nets, and easy access to Stone Town. Chuini provides all the above (distance from Stone Town is approx 12 km) and is small enough to have a personal feel and for all the staff to know...

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We arived ad 3:00 in the morning, and the hotel manager andre was waiting for us. He made a few sandwiches and escort us to a buatifull lodge. The staff is so friendly, and the rooms are clean. The have a prived beach and a swimming pool. The garden is buatifull. Great place to stay!! Great hotel manager! (Andre)

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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We recently stayed at this beautiful resort. From our arrival till our checkout we were greeted with friendly management and staff. Andre the manager was cheerful and very helpful in all aspects of our stay. The rooms and surrounding grounds are stunning and with a magical backdrop of ruins and the ocean gave this place a mystical feeling. The meals...

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Wailuku, Hawaii
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The location and property itself are nothing short of magical. As we stepped through the gates, we felt transported to another time. The intimate beach barbecue, with bonfire and local musicians...WOW!! It's difficult to translate the "Zanzibar Feeling" we had as we took it all in. The staff was warm, and service definitely above average. Fritz recommended dinner at Emerson...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 7 April 2016

A nice hotel, with very pleasant green territory, amazing sunset views and a decent beach. It was built on the ruins of the Sultan's Chuini Palace , which creates a somewhat authentic atmosphere. In the evenings you can watch the local kids bathing in the ocean, having cold drinks at the terrace before dinner. Sunsets are also breathtaking! Upon our...

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HakunaMatata1, Inhaber at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Elisabeth thanks for you good comments. We will strongly look at you open critic and improove as much as possible. We are happy you enjoyed the time at Hakuna Matata and wish you all the best. Rose+Fritz

Marburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We clearly recommend "Zanzibar feeling" - the best cocktail ever and a creation of the head waiter Suleiman! Service and food are great at Hakuna Matata; this is clearly the most oustanding feature of the lodge! We also enjoyed the pool and the private beach with its little fishermen boats anchoring there during low tide, which gives you something to...

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HakunaMatata1, Inhaber at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hello thanks a lot for this beautiful comment. We will forward your praise to Sulei and of course to all other staff members. As we say on Zanzibar Karibuni tena - welcome again All the best Fritz and Rose

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

Address: Chuini Palace Ruins, Bububu, Tanzania (Formerly Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa)
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Bububu
Price Range: RM528 - RM1,303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hakuna Matata Beach Hotel Bububu
Hakuna Matata Beach Bububu
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