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Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

Chuini Palace Ruins, Bububu Tanzania
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#1 of 2 hotels in Bububu
Expansive ocean views and balmy sunsets invite guests to lose themselves in complete tranquillity. Located on the very edge of the Unguja Island where the Indian Ocean reaches the shore, Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge is the most voguish property to grace Zanzibar’s west coast and the embodiment of a utopian beach escape. The lodge is set on the west coast of Zanzibar, 12 kilometres north of Stone Town, and its bungalows are spread out over a 1.5-hectare area, allowing for excellent privacy. Palm trees embellish the grounds and magnificent, panoramic sea views can be soaked in from each unit – a taste of perfection.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Game room
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Table tennis
Car hire
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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ARTHUR GOMES DEPINA wrote a review Aug 2021
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
I want to take this moment to thank the entire staff at Zanzibar Palace Ruins, from the security team up to General Manager Jagath Meyn. Ana & I have stayed in many 5 & 7-stars hotels around the world. Whenever we take vacation, we carefully review and measure the level of customer services, as we use this time to really catch up in our day-to-day life goals and also work on pending projects. Without any doubt, this is one of the best resorts we have stayed in the long time based on overall level of customer service. Upon arrival we were immediately & warmly welcomed by the staff and general manager JM, and we were upgraded to PREMIUM ROOM w/ Ocean front. The staff were extremely friendly, the restaurant very flexible (appreciate this!) and we can’t forget to mentioned our morning bartender-guy “ REMMY D.” He’s morning smile, and level of positive energy is out of this world! Every morning we looked forward to see him, and suck all the energy that we need for the rest of the day. He’s definitely a character for any movies. We love him! – He’s a keeper and deserve the HIGHEST level of recommendation. But again, the entire staff there had such a warm personality and they were always highly motivated & willingness to help whenever we needed. We felt we were the only ones there – actually we felt like ROYALS! We truly enjoyed how well you guys kept the property, and walking through the scenery of the resort was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment and stone-aged. The atmosphere there was so special that it really felt like home to us. All respect and kudos to the entire staff from Security team, ground workers, housekeeping, kitchen staff, customer service (Estella), and the leadership team for job well done during our 13th year anniversary stay there; a true sample of excellent hospitality! Highly recommend this place to anyone, and definitely returning in the near future. I LOVE EVERYONE THERE!!!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Ladybug wrote a review Aug 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
I have never experienced hospitality in all of its definition like I have here. Being able to experience this kind of hospitality, kindness and generousity has made me so grateful Chuini was my destination stay. From complimentary daily massages, room upgrades, staff treating you like family - always ensuring you have the best and are the most comfortable, going the extra mile in making sure you experience all of Zanzibar by just being here as well as personal gifts and treats. A special shout out to Stella (lodge manager) who has always ensured that every request is met and not just met but enjoyed and fully satisfied! Elisha (F&B manager), from the biggest smiles to the best cocktails. Treating us like family and leaving foot prints on our hearts. Zuhra (spa therapist), thank you, thank you, thank you! For being such a blessing daily with all your complimentary massages and kindness! Asante Sane to all the staff at Chuini Beach Lodge who have treated us like family and have blessed us in ways we cannot fully express in words.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If needing a covid test, I would suggest doing a mobile test. Such a quick and easy process.
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Willie M wrote a review May 2021
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia6 contributions
We visited several amazing places in Zanzibar, but Chuini Beach Lodge stood head and shoulders above the rest. The room was like a dream. The restaurant served top quality food. The best of all is the friendly and helpful staff. From the gardener to the barman and the managers - all made us feel like we were the most important people in their lives.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
JohnstonG6 wrote a review Apr 2021
12 contributions1 helpful vote
This place keeps exceeding my expectations. Great views, tasty food, relaxing atmosphere and very professional management, who will actually listen to the guest. It felt like home away from home. Thank you guys, I will come back!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Leonardo B wrote a review Apr 2021
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Back again in this amazing resort! Everything is perfect as always: food, drinks, room, beach and pool. A special thanks to the management Roxy and Giusepi for the wonderful staying. Hope to come again a soon as possible.. Thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cheetah's Rock (1.8 km), Tangawizi Spice Farm (5.5 km), and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tangawizi Bistro Zanzibar, Curry House, and The Passing Show Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (9.9 km), Mtoni Palace Ruins (13.1 km), and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (9.6 km).
Does Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.