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Flame Tree Cottages

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Pretty good location and quick response from owners when needing to check on availability. However room wasn't quite up to par as there was an dubious brown mark on the wall, the bed coverlet was stained and there was a dead baby roach under the sheets. Pool was fantastic, but wasn't impressed with restaurant - had pasta with olive oil,...

Thank Saavysnowbird
Bodo, Norway
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed 11 nights at Flame Tree and enjoyed it. There really are no beach front or sea view bungalows, but you are anyway only a few steps from the beach. Flame Tree is located at one of the best parts of the beach in Nungwi, but still swimming there can be a bit difficult. At low tide there is...

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Silver Spring MD
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Arrived at Flame Tree after 6 day safari in northern Tanzania. Very nice rooms and excellent location on the north shore of Zanzibar. We ate dinner in the restaurant each night and the food was quite good with many excellent specials each day. Breakfast on our veranda each morning was heavenly. We booked two snorkeling trips with the hotel -...

Thank KL2MD
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 January 2013

There are a number of good things about Flame Tree Cottages, including the nice owners and staff, the beach, the very good restaurant, and the setting of the cottages. Unfortunately, when we were there the generators kept breaking down, and there was essentially no air conditioning at night when it is needed most. It's also too bad they don't take...

1Thank BN_CH_US
Reviewed 29 December 2012

Came to Flame Tree after 3 days on safari in Masai Mara. Room "Desert rose" was perfect for a family, clean and spacious. We did not find the staff very helpful, and everything took looooong time. Their English was not very impressive, and smiles were rare. We had prepaid dinner everything night, but ended up eating one of four another...

1Thank Stine71
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2012

I was looking for a relaxing chilled out and quiet place to stay en-route to family Xmas in South Africa and chose Zanzibar/Flame Tree Cottages. It was exactly what I wanted and exactly how it looks in the photo's on their website and Trip Advisor site. Saif the owner is very helpful and Louise the yoga teacher was also very...

3Thank HellieMack
Johannesburg South Africa
Reviewed 19 November 2012

This Hotel/cottage outfit is delightful. The rooms range from single rooms to full on two bedroom cottages with lounges and bathrooms en suite. The restaurant is good with good variaty,great portions, and fantastic prawns!! The breakfast was super( fruit platter), and served on your verandah somehow enhances the whole feel of things. a great way to start the day. The...

5Thank AfricanWandererSA
Reviewed 11 November 2012 via mobile

Beautiful little hotel in beautiful surroundings. We found our stay relaxing and comfortable and would recommend this place to any one. The staff were friendly and attentive and always polite. The rooms were clean and Spacious. Situated close to restaurants and bars with stunning views out to sea. Would definitely come back for another visit.

2Thank Yorshiremanabroad
Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 6 November 2012

We stayed at the Flame Tree Cottages for 4 nights after a safari holiday in Kenya and Tanzania. It's an excellet small hotel, very quiet and perfect for relaxing. We stayed in the Guava room: very spacious and confortable; I much appreciated the breakfast served on our veranda (especially the delicious fresh fruits), what a perfect start ... Concerning the...

3Thank Silvia_Aix
Reviewed 3 November 2012

As I don't like to stay in big resorts I found Flametree Cottages, a smaller private hotel with stone bungalows and a very nice owner. This hotel can't be booked via any booking sites but directly with the owners, which worked well for us. It's on the beach but the cottages aren't, the restaurant is and also some sun lounges....

2Thank Travelcrazy013

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Flame Tree Cottages. A small 16 room beach hotel in a private garden. It is one of the newest developments at the quiet end of the North West Nungwi tourist area, which boasts some of the nicest beaches in Zanzibar. We are beachside & West facing for perfect sunset views & it's a close walk to numerous restaurants and bars of Nungwi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Flame Tree Cottages

Address: Nungwi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: RM613 - RM1,031 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Flame Tree Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Flame Tree Cottages Hotel Nungwi
Flame Tree Cottages Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
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