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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Writing this one year late but what an amazing resort!! We stayed at kilindi before and after our wedding and could not recommend it enough!! Wow what a relaxing time we had. If I ever feel stressed now I shut my eyes and picture the beach and water at this resort. There's a quiet beach where you can unwind on,...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kilindi has to be the best beach resort, in fact, best hotel/resort I've ever stayed at! My wife and I were on honeymoon and was on a 7 day safari adventure and just wanted to kick back and relax on Zanzibar Island and we are so glad we chose to stay at Kilindi. From our welcome by the resort manager,...

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2Thank Alroy S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Pearl white beaches, absolute seclusion. This is very nearly the perfect destination. Your room is away from everyone, but has everything. Kilindi can also organise boat trips for you, and there is enough beach round to get away from everyone. Room has a great view out to the water, and the shower is nothing like I have ever experienced. Romantic...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mitch and Thuymi! Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I believe you have summed Kilindi up so perfectly! One couple who stayed recently said that Kilindi had the best shower in Africa! It was wonderful having you here with us and we wished you had stayed longer! When you feel like escaping the dessert we...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Our stay at Kilindi was the perfect end to our safari honeymoon. It is an amazing property, the pavilion we stayed in was just incredible, two private plunge pools, super comfortable enormous bed with a/c, an amazing view out to sea, two outdoor lounges. The main swimming pool is the best i've been to at any hotel, it is huge!...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Faaez and Sally, I love the title of your review as I think it sums Kilindi up perfectly! We know just how busy a safari can be! We aim to make your Kilindi Experience as relaxing and laid back as possible, making us the perfect place to end your safari honeymoon or holiday. Chef Lucas and his team source...

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We have just had the most amazing stay at Kilindi. Our room was amazing...we had never enjoyed an 'open' bathroom with sparrows vying for attention wherever they could see their reflection. We arrived at Kilindi with savage sunburn as we hadn't realized how strong the sun had been in the city, Dougie was a total star and bathed our sunburn...

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Like many of Kilindi's guests,we arrived for 5 nights of rest and relaxation after 8 punishing(but wonderful) days on safari. All the reviews we had read are true. Stunning rooms with views to die for. How many rooms have a plunge pool right in front of the bedroom? Kilindi does. What were the highlights for us? Undoubtedly our butler, Daudi....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Can't say enough good things about this lovely place I got to experience with my husband. We are newlyweds and picked this property for our honeymoon. Our "room" (more like our 2 story villa!) was gorgeous, spacious with unbelievable sea views all around...the property is located around a private bay. Basically 15 villas across 50 something acres....each villa has its...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Leila, It is always very special when our guests take so much time to write such a special and informative review. Thank you! I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your experience so much and it certainly is a great choice for Newly Weds like yourselves. Chef Lucas and his team are always very proud to read when...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is where the 5 of us came after a fantastic safari. We were welcomed by Dustin the manager a great person who showed us all around. It is absolutely magical. We had 2 pavillons a family one where 3 if us slept and a standard one . They each consists of 3 structures sleeping quarters, bathroom and lounging area...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Ratkats ( aka Bibi ), I cannot believe how fast time has gone and it has already been over 6 weeks since we were all chatting around the main pool about your safari, life in general and how cool you thought Baruti was. Thanks to all of you for the amazing review. I really enjoyed reading what you stated...

Reviewed 21 January 2017

Kilindi is located on a beautiful bay which makes it perfect for sea activities such as kayaking or paddle boarding. The resort also has a small private beach. The rooms are perfectly appointed with amazing views and great plunge pools. The service is excellent with a personal butler for every room! However, we had a bad experience with the air-conditioning...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share you Kilindi experience! I really enjoyed your title as it captures a lot about Kilindi in such a simple and short phrase. Your very kind comments regarding our service, is very much appreciated Maheeka. Thank you. I would like to take this opportunity again to apologize for the inconvenience of the main...

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I have never experienced this level of luxury. From the moment we arrived, our butler "Baruti" set to finding out what our preferences and likes are. He always turned up exactly when we needed him, and he always seemed to know what we wanted, even if we did not even know ourselves. At other hotels me and the wifey joke...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the totally wonderful review!! You write extremely well and I think anyone reading your review would have to make to sure they read it all the way to the end as you gave it such great emotion and excitement. Baruti is certainly one of our secret weapons and his consistent smile and amazing positive attitude...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the north-west coast of Zanzibar, and lying adjacent to the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, sits the extraordinary and mesmerising Kilindi Zanzibar. Dotted across 50 acres of lush, tropical garden and blessed with a secluded powder-white sand beachfront extending over half a kilometre, Kilindi Zanzibar with its arched pavilion-style villas overlooks an ocean that has witnessed the spice trade route for over 500 years. ... more   less 

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Address: Kendwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kendwa
Price Range: ₹ 62,650 - ₹ 85,326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kilindi Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Kilindi Zanzibar Kendwa, Zanzibar Island
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“Our pavilion was number 15, the furthest walk, but up the hill so has the best view.”
Fsamadi, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“As best we know,all the rooms are similar although some have a longer walk to the communal areas”
601bevf, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are equally amazing”
543leilal, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The 15 pavilions are all the same 2 of them are family pavillions”
ratkats, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are very private, with views, but I would prefer 6, 8 or 9”
Rebecca_travelsaway, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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