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    Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

    Chuini Palace Ruins, Bububu, Tanzania
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    6/8/2017 7/8/2017
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    Overview
    • Excellent74%
    • Very good19%
    • Average3%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
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    Restaurant
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 24 March 2017 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...More

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 21 March 2017

    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...More

    Thank Hillpudlian
    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...More

    1  Thank Omar T
    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...More

    Thank vbiemoltsen
    Reviewed 21 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...More

    Thank Lise B
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 216 - US$ 638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Bububu
    • Also Known As
    • Hakuna Matata Beach Hotel Bububu ,
    • Hakuna Matata Beach Bububu
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    Traveller (440)
    Room & Suite (90)
    Pool & Beach (70)
    Dining (28)
    Hotel & Grounds (293)
    Bathroom (11)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
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    Beatriz O
    18 December 2016|
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    Response from HakunaMatata1 | Property representative |
    We are sorry that you couldn't reach us yesterday. Our number for the reception is +255756144605. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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    Veikko_Valila
    30 November 2016|
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    Response from Marnie33 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, it is incorrect. The resort is in Bububu--about 25 minutes up the road from Stonetown. Cheers!
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    "The Villa is fantastic. Make sure you add in tax when you figure the nightly rate."
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    "We stayed in "Tabora" (executive bungalow, air conditioned) which was excellent, with a nice view..."
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    "Ask for the rooms closest to the beach. Or the ones in the private little bay area."
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    "Request a room far from construction if you want to sleep."
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