Sometimes you just find a gem you both want to promote, and keep to yourself at the same time so the masses don't find out about your hideaway!
We spent 5 nights with Aluna in mid-October 2019 and it was nothing short of spectacular! The staff was so friendly and eager to help without invading your space, if you need something, one of them just magically appears!
Our hats off go to the kitchen staff as well. The food was really the best we had while spending a month in Tanzania. They have an international menu, and their dinner specials were always very tasty!
This hotel has, I believe, 16 rooms total, each room is simply lovely. Each provide roomy paitos or decks. Each room is immaculately clean and the floorplans are spacious. We had one of the 2nd floor rooms which has a outdoor tub, which was fun.
The common space gardens and dual swimming pools really catipult Aluna over the top of others. The gardens are jaw dropping and the pools are sparkling and inviting. The beach is just a little hop and skip through the front gate.
Aluna is located slightly outside of the major tourist hotel areas, in a quieter part of Nungwi. It's right next door to the turtle aquarium. There are a number of little beach bars and restaurants to walk to, or arrange transportatoin with the front desk to the busier more lively parts of Nungwi and Kendwa.
Aluna is just full of delightful little surprises every time you turn around.
Aluna is a great hotel with clean and nice room. You have a sea view from many rooms and the breakfast restaurant. The beach is 2 minutes away by walk. You can easily walk to Nungwi and Kendwa by the beach during low tides (approximately 20 and 60 minutes respectively). You can also stay at the lodge to enjoy the 2 pools. Restaurant was one of the best we had in Tanzania. Staff and owners were very accommodating and helpful.
Thanks to the team for such a nice stay!
We had a great and wonderful stay at Aluna. After some safari days it’s the perfect place to get into a relaxing mood and enjoy Zanzibar.
The atmosphere is peacefully and makes you feel relaxed with all the commodities and the nice decoration all around the hotel (we are still in love of the swimming pool surroundings with all the plants, flowers and trees).
Our room had everything we needed, was really clean and beautifully decorated. The balcony was great to read a book and enjoy the views. Breakfast was also complete and tasty with a large variety of things to choose.
The lodge is located really close to a beach that is very lovely during sunsets. It is about a 15-20 min walk to the more crowded and touristy center. We really didn’t mind the walk along the beach (it also felt perfectly safe in the evenings) and rather enjoyed the local atmosphere around the lodge with a football court where local people often played.
Most importantly, the staff we met was super friendly, always in a good mood and very helpful. We forgot some newly acquired presents at the hotel and everyone put a lot of effort, so that in the end we could get our things back (thank you again AlunaTeam!) – even though we were already at a different part of Zanzibar!
We will be back :)
We had the most romantic and wonderful stay at Aluna Lodge! From the moment we booked we were met with the best customer service and kindness. Upon our arrival the staff were very professional and quickly had us in our room that was beyond anything I could have expected! The room was spacious, with wonderful art on the walls and THEN WE SAW THE JACUZZI! Having our own private jacuzzi and garden made our stay something we will always remember. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, then look no further. You will not be disappointed! We just felt some much love and care while at Aluna, and its very clear that their staff really care about making your experience special and they really the work they do. Sara did a wonderful job in catering to our needs and creating a smooth booking, checkin-check out experience. Also, we met the owner Roland and from the first moment we spoke it was clear to me that he has put his heart and soul into making Aluna a place you simply want to BE.... I cannot say enough about the wonderful experience we had! A huge shout out to the Aluna Staff! We will be back soon!!!
the breakfast was so delicious, the staff very friendly, just on front the beach, rooms are confortable with excelent view to the pool, every room has own balcony, is quiet and nice to sleep in this hotel. they have 2 pools and one is with the bar very close. I love this hotel because is a resort but with few rooms so you can have more privacy.