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london
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice resort for relaxing on site, 5 days max after a Safari. After that it gets very samey. Although it claims 4 + restaurants and a buffet restaurant as well as 3 themed nights during the week , the food is the same as the buffet just served to your table. Nothing special which was a disappointment . The hotel...

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We found the best part of this hotel to be the friendly local staff. I had lived in Zanzibar previously and coming back for this trip we were looking for a slightly different experience and wanted to try a resort. Trying to give some advice on the pitfalls of the hotel so please don't take this as being too negative....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Brilliant views, great food, friendly staff. Exceeded our expectations. We were well looked after. The dinners around the pool and on the beach was great. The chefs know what they are doing. Security was very good and the hotel manager asked us at least once per day if everything is fine. Definitely recommend it as a honeymoon destination.....

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were at the hotel for 8 nigts. The hotel area is very beautiful, the staff is always smiling and kind. There are a lot of sun beds around the pools and on the beach. On the other side the chambermaid didn't change our sheets even once, every day we have new towels but they didn't take the dirty towels,...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

First time in Africa. After a long journey,, we arrived at Zanzibar Airport. Unfriendly staff and an expensive visum to buy. After the tranfert to the hotel, it all changed. Nice hotel , extremely friendly staff. Rooms, food, accomodation : in one word : super. We went to Stone Town and visited a spice farm. During the trip, we saw...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a good room near the reception with a small pool outside the back. The grounds are pretty but the main pool, beach and dining areas are all together at the bottom of 55 steps down (although this doesnt sound too many steps, it is quite tiring for the unfit climbing back up them!) The main dining area food...

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1Thank Alfred J
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visiting the hotel for a couple of days. Received very well at the reception. Thereafter given a full brief of what to expect during our stay. Nothing was left to chance. What i love about the place is the various restaurants, thus one can't lack something to eat. The Customer service is A1. The barman Chacha engaged with us as...

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I spent 7 days at the resort for my 40th birthday celebration. Beautiful establishment, friendly staff, variety of food, themed nights are the best. Please work on your sewerage system, some days there was an unpleasant smell from the bathroom. I will definitely come back.

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cape town
Reviewed 6 October 2016

It was our 15th anniversary and we booked at Dream of Zanzibar. I read a lot of reviews of people complaining that the towels are threadbare, of maintenance in their bathrooms not done hence I was a little bit apprehensive. OK let me just say that albeit the towels might not be brand spanking new, they were not thread nor...

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The wifi in the resort when I visited wasn't working and it was very annoying and I couldn't communicate with family or friends. I had to go to other places to ave wifi. Also the weather during this time is raining everyday and always dark.

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Michael F, Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Will Vann, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for taking the time to share your review. we do apologize about the WiFi issue and be assured since that time we had solved the problem and upgraded our internet connection. Zanzibar is a beautiful tropical island where we are enjoying very nice weather most of the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dream of Zanzibar is a superb 5 star all inclusive Resort, proud member of The Emerald Collection. The Resort is nestled in the midst of exotic gardens on the beach front at Pwani Machangani overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Dream of Zanzibar offers 104 deluxe gardens rooms, 40 ocean view junior suites, 10 additional junior suites with Jacuzzi and 3 beach villas with private pool. The 5 Restaurants offer guests an exceptional variety of dining options and 3 bars feature relaxing environments to enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dream of Zanzibar

Address: Kiwengwa, Mahonda, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Mahonda
Price Range: ₹ 13,817 - ₹ 27,362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dream of Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 157
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“Junior suite with spa bath has most amazing views over the resort and ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Femque, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pay for all inclusive..well worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles KathrynM3149, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They call rooms ocean facing, some just that,another block between you,the ocean on the horizon if you want a real sea view stress that.”
 of 5 bubbles KENTTRAVELLERAA, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the Junior Jacuzzi Room, great views, fantastic Jacuzzi and closer to the entertainment. Dinner at the Boma was my favorite spot.”
 of 5 bubbles scarletmat, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't go walking on the beach or anywhere outside the resort as locals will harass you.”
 of 5 bubbles DarrylH6969, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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