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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take off your shoes, you are in the holly lands. Regardless, of the rough road, approximately 4 kilometers, the moment we stepped in the villa, the sense of freedom overcomes. We dropped our bags on the floor, and right ahead of us was the ocean. And as your eyes wander on each corner of the house, the generous wood-work wooden...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were nervous for our first trip to Africa but found this villa to be excellent. We felt safe the entire time, the staff was very accommodating and helpful. It is secluded and a great getaway if that is what you are looking for. The view was spectacular and it was quiet and relaxing. You could spend your whole time...

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Granada, Spain
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It's so unfair that this property got a negative reputation from one robbery years ago that happened with different management and when there was no security, or secure wall/fence The place is amazing and the staff so friendly and helpful. The place is remote, but that's the beauty of it. People whinging about a bumpy road need to remember where...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Our experience was very mixed. The views were stunning, the staff friendly and helpful and the meals were delicious. But the Villa and the location were a challenge. Just getting to the Villa was difficult. Calling the last 4km of road "rough" was is understatement. It is a bone-jarring goat path that adds 25-30 mins to the journey. If you...

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Granada, Spain
Reviewed 17 November 2014

I have been travelling to East Africa for nearly 30 years, and have visited Zanzibar on 8 occasions, staying in all types of accommodation, but this time thought we'd try something a little more exclusive and private. Kandili Villa felt like our home within minutes of walking through the Zanzibari door. The staff are friendly, kind and non-intrusive and the...

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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We were three of us and we loved the villa and it privacy. The room were luxurious, the house services provided for cleaning and cooking were excellent. The view amazing and relaxing. We will definitely visit again soon

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Malindi, Kenya
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I am pleased to read your reply to "Incredible behavior after a ARMED ROBBERY" I am also pleased to read that, and I quote your words: "The security generally in Zanzibar has deteriorated these past two years with common spates of armed robberies plaguing several resorts and villas." this will make happy those who try to rent out their property...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 20 August 2014

As a frequent traveller to Zanzibar, one of my favourite areas of all times is the north-east tip of the island. Having spent many weeks in Stone Town (which I love) this place offers the peace and quite one sometimes need. The villa itself it spatious with all the facilities needed (ac, internet, pool, large rooms, terrace etc.), and located...

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Franschhoek, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Kandili villa is a spacious villa with all the creature comforts you can think off. Satellite TV, Wifi, Aircon in the rooms, Gourmet kitchen, lounges everywhere! Huge bedrooms and bathrooms. Kandili is a standalone villa. There is a lovely neighbouring lodge within walking distance, but other than that it's private (which is what we wanted). Whilst we were in residence...

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Malindi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Together with my 11 year old son, his mother and a couple of friends, after paying $ 15,000 x two weeks in this house, totally inadequate and poorly maintained, the last night we were robbed inside home by 5 armed men with machetes and gun. The house which was supposed to have security that meets the needs of the location,...

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kandilivilla2014, Manager at Karabai Villa, responded to this review

As the new manager of this villa, it is my duty to respond to this review. The villa was unfortunately under a different management at the time, however it is important to acknowledge that this incident was indeed very unfortunate. The security generally in Zanzibar has deteriorated these past two years with common spates of armed robberies plaguing several resorts...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In secluded luxury, Kandili Villa combines the very best of contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari touches, to create a strikingly chic, yet comfortable four bedroom villa. Its garden is beautifully planted with a range of indigenous flowering plants and features an infinity pool looking out onto the vast turquoise Indian Ocean. The spectacular view also features a wealth of elegant palms, the coral reef and to the north, Mnemba Island.The main house comprises of a wonderful, modern, fully equipped and open plan kitchen, leading down to a spacious and charming living area, perfect for relaxing in with a cup of refreshing lemongrass tea, while you enjoy the stunning view. From there you can enter out onto the shaded decking area where you will find stylish loungers for you to enjoy the kaskazi (monsoon) breeze. Leading up from the kitchen, a beautiful floating staircase takes you up to the master suite, complete with two balconies, a contemporary style bath and Zanzibari furniture, including a romantic Swahili bed. The villa also includes three more Swahili inspired bedrooms, complete with modern en-suites and their own private decking areas – one of which is set to the side of the villa its self to allow for additional privacy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karabai Villa

Address: Matemwe, Tanzania (Formerly Kandili Villa)
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Matemwe
Price Range: RM655 - RM1,541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karabai Villa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The second floor room our favorite”
 of 5 bubbles olinea2016, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are 3 double rooms in the house, and a guest villa with double bed. Could sleep 4 couples, and there is a kids bed in the master suite”
 of 5 bubbles 500captaint, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are fantastic. The main suite upstairs have ample space & a private balcony, but it does not have an enclosed bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles RoubaixTravellers, 10 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Go for the master bedroom on the first floor, two balconies and a big bath tub facing the ocean !”
 of 5 bubbles johnson87, 14 Nov 2011 | Read review
“One thing... I am 6 foot 3 and the bed up in the master bedroom was just a little bit short for me BUT I did manage to sleep well anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles alc681, 21 Sep 2011 | Read review
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