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Ras Kutani

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Belgium
Reviewed 5 September 2013

In the middle of nowhere, you feel like Robinson Crusoe! The setting is exceptional, we arrived there by small plane then a Jeep is awaiting then after a short ride we took the boat to arrive in this little paradise. Staff is very kind and very helpful. This being said, if you don't like the sound of the sea and...

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Ras Kutani, responded to this review

Dear jeanadam Thank you for your review and the lovely mention of our staff! Our coastline is the Indian Ocean and having the waves lapping on the beach is a wonderful soundscape throughout our guests' stays. The sun sets at approximately 6.30pm and the majority of our guests enjoy the evening with our bar snacks, a few drinks and perhaps...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Have to admit this is somehow wild and beautifull just an amazing place to be in. The rooms the beautifull the atmosphere is calm and sweet you can say a perfect place for honeymoon. This is a must see place. Atleast once you should come here.

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Ras Kutani, responded to this review

Dear SajidK552 Thank you so much for your sweet review - within our virgin coastal forest we offer pure tranquility and a blissfully quiet and calm stay Please come back and see us again soon

dar es salaam
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Ras Kutani is a jewel in Dar es Salaam. It is absolutely a must visit for anyone living in dar or passing through. My partner and I loved every minute of it. from the moment we arrived at the reception, we were greeted like a king and queen who have been away from this royal palace. every minute spent there,...

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Ras Kutani, responded to this review

Dear plwaka Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are thrilled you had such a wonderful stay with us at Ras Kutani! Karibu tena

Cheshire
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed in August 2013 after 3 days on safari at Siwandu. Our time there far exceeded our expectations mainly due to the quality of the service, food and accomodation. We were made to feel very special and everyone was very attentive and provided us with whatever we needed. My only negative comments would be that it is marketed as...

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Ras Kutani, responded to this review

Dear JandVCheshire Thank you so much for taking the time to review Ras Kutani and we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay especially the service and care of our wonderful new manager - David. In response to your marketing and reservations questions - in our marketing materials we do suggest that as we are not surrounded by a coral reef...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 17 August 2013

30 min driving from the ferry, it is the place to stay for a day- a week- a month - a life. This is the best service you will have in all tanzania, people are helpful, trained, and nice. the rooms are amazing, go for the suite, on the top of the hill, with the nicest view on indian ocean...

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Dear AurelienFR89 Thank you so much for your review of Ras Kutani - we were delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The views from the suites are to die for - neverending horizon of Indian Ocean and only the noise of the chattering monkeys in the coastal forest to keep you company! Come back and see the "pearl of...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

Truly a place that will ensure you relax from the first minute you until you leave! The location, views, food, service, suite, staff are all excellent. The service being attentive and available when needed, not overbearing but always warm. Highly recommended, spoil yourself! Will be back.

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Dear Igr2 Thank you so much for your review - we were delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and very much look forward to hosting you again soon Karibu tena

London
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Ten min flight from Dar, 5 min in a Land Rover and the row boat across the Lagoon. Ras Kutani has to be on one of the most beautiful locations. Lush tress, pale golden beaches, the Indian Ocean, the accommodation is no let down either, they are well equipped and Possibly have the biggest bed I have slept. David the...

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Ras Kutani, responded to this review

Dear Ladyrebecca66 Thank you so much for taking time to review Ras Kutani - we really appreciate it! Ras Kutani is the perfect place to unwind and relax - soak up the African sun and the sea breezes. As you mention our location is perfectly places in a virgin coastal forest and adjacent to a fresh water lagoon and the...

cannes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Twelve minutes by plane from Dar to the hotel's private landing strip or a potentially very long but fascinating road trip will being you to what has to be one of the best hotels of its kind. Located on a quiet, golden beach, the place is informal but extremely well run. Welcoming, friendly staff, spacious and well-equipped rooms, most with...

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Ras Kutani, responded to this review

Dear journeymancannes Thank you so much for taking the time to review Ras Kutani - as you say Ras is all about relaxation - after a busy safari circuit, unwind and truly ease in to beach life with staff to bring you cocktails in your hammock. Its a slice of paradise and we're so pleased you enjoyed it Karibu tena

Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We stayes in RasKutani for 3nights after spending 1 night in Dar Es Salam. The hotel is about 1-1,30 hours from the capital and once you reach it its a real paradise. Staff is very friendly and lodges are spacious and functionals. Also the restaurant was awesome. Location is in the middle of nothing but the lagoon and the beach...

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Lyndsey F, Public Relations Manager at Ras Kutani, responded to this review

Dear Pilot-DK Thank you for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Ras Kutani, especially for the peace and tranquility at our camp when you're do close to the bustling metropolis of Dar es Salaam Karibu tena

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We have stayed at a lot of lodges in East Africa over the last five years. I think Ras Kutani has the best food we've eaten anywhere! The staff was incredibly friendly and kind and accommodating, and took very good care of our vegetarian diet. The massage room was really great - basic services that were very reasonably priced and...

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Dear Lisa W Thank you so much for posting a review at Ras Kutani - sounds like you escaped from the hustkle and bustle of Dar and have a night of romance! We are dleighted you enjoyed the food and the staff so very much and we look forward to looking after you again soon Karibu tena

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This beach destination in Africa offers the visitor that increasingly rare commodity - long stretches of pristine deserted beaches, warm blue seas and an opportunity to experience the peace and tranquility long since swamped by overcrowding in more publicized tropical resorts. The setting ensures that feeling of being on one's own tropical island. The lodge is flanked by a fresh water lagoon abutting onto a coastal forest, which spills to the edge of the unspoilt and undeveloped beach. Accommodation is in nine spacious, charming cottages constructed of natural, local materials that harmonise perfectly with the wonderful surroundings. On top of the hill we have also four suites and a family house all with stunning views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ras Kutani

Address: South Coast, Kutani, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Kutani
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ras Kutani 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Ras Kutani Hotel Kutani
Ras Kutani Dar Es Salaam
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“A room overlooking the lagoon and ocean has great views and a cool breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles WildOl, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“room 7 by lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles craigm528, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lagoon facing have a view, beach facing don't have a view”
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 of 5 bubbles GeorgeandJaki, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“bungalows along the lagoon are better, in my opinion!”
 of 5 bubbles swahilistyle, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The only sound is the sound of the waves!”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisG4102014, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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