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Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar

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Nungwi Road, Nungwi 73107 Tanzania
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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Updated 16/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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robbienelson4 wrote a review Sep 2022
Dublin, Ireland288 contributions82 helpful votes
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We stayed here for 5 nights and have to say we were quite disappointed by the resort which could have so much potential. It’s location is great in front of a lovely beach with a nice pool and generally a nice exterior to the resort. We had nice all inclusive which was really not all inclusive. Everyday day the lunch and dinner buffet were the exact same and food quality was very poor. No soft drinks allowed until 10am. No cocktails or alcoholic drinks until 6pm and extra charges for everything. No snacks during the day provided.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid all inclusive
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear robbienelson4, I would like to thank you to find the time to review us. We are more than happy to know that you had an amazing time at the Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar appreciating our service and in particularly the great efficiency of our entire Staff. Your satisfaction accompanied with your important suggestion that we will take care, give us the power to do better and better every day to satisfy in all the aspect all our estimate Guest. With the whole Teams Players we thank you once again , hoping to welcome you personally with all my fellows in the next future. Kind regards . Sandies Baobab Beach Management
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Carol R wrote a review Sep 2022
Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa2 contributions
The resort is amazing and located in Nungwi with its turquoise sea and white beaches. We (three couples and a 22 month old child) booked the fully inclusive package which is highly recommended. The food was delicious and catered for everyone, even the vegan in our party. The staff were incredible and went out of their way for us. Due to unforeseen circumstances our reservation was changed to Sandies Baobab a week before our departure. As compensation for this last minute change, management very kindly upgraded all three couples to family rooms, gave us each a free massage voucher as well as a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach for each couple. A very big thank you to management for this. At the end of our stay we all agreed that this mix-up had been a blessing in disguise as this resort did not disappoint.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Carol R, I would like to thank you to find the time to review us. We are very very happy and more than thrilled to know that you had an amazing time at the Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar appreciating all our service and in particularly the great efficiency of our entire Staff and Services. Your great satisfaction, give us the power to do better and better every day to satisfy in all the aspect all our estimate Guest. With the whole Teams Players we thank you once again , hoping to welcome you personally with all my fellows in the next future. Kind regards . Sandies Baobab Beach Management
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Ramy N wrote a review Sep 2022
11 contributions3 helpful votes
We went for a visit to the hotel for inspection to check if we can get our groups in there and if the hotel would be a good venue for accommodation in Nungwi. Unfortunately, the first thing we faced, was keeping us in the car for up to 20 mins saying we can't get in the hotel as Noone is there to help in the inspection process and that the rooms are full. Even when we mentioned that this is the first tike a hotel does that with us keeping us on the gate without letting us in, being rude, they said you sre coming for inspection to see the place but if you want to go for dinner or something to drink will let you in. This is a hotel that should be working 24/7 without suspension of hospitality, and it's not a ministry to keep the visitors outside, where they have to take appointments to see the venue. Last point, when we mentioned to the guy at the gate we will write this on social media, he said go ahead write whatever you want without any care. Business wise, won't recommend dealing with the hotel, and honestly as a customer I won't go for such low rated hotel where they have no hospitality and the staff don't know how to deal with their guests whatever the reason of their visit.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Umnada wrote a review Aug 2022
Azaiba, Oman403 contributions70 helpful votes
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We booked online and wanted to book another room for our friends but every-time we tried the hotels showed non rooms avaiable. We persisted and finally we got a family room and decided to take it. The hotel, located 2 kms off road so you ll need a 4 wheel car to get there. The resort is very spread out and the rooms are small and under ventilated, in the sense that although there was one small window we could not open it and were forced to use e the aircondition as there was no ventilation at all .The room, Strangely designed, had the dressing room one end and the bathroom and toilet the other. As we had to use aircondition it got cold and after asking for some light blankets several times, they were finally delivered , but did not look clean at all. We ended up Piling clothes on to keep warm at night . The beds had mosquito nets overhead. The first day no one came to open them but the second night much to our surprise someone came and dealt with them. Just as well, as we had a mosquito buzzing the previous night. The bathroom had a bottle of body wash and a bottle of shampoo which was not very effective after a swim In the pool. Whatever you do DO NOT TAKE any fancy shoes as the whole place is pebbled. All the walkways to the rooms and restaurants are covered with pebbles. Buffet dinner is the best of all. The Indian chef produces fantastic buffet. We had one night by the beach with great food which was fantastic .
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t bring any fancy shoes. Bring your own shampoo and conditioner and body lotion as the hotel...
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Responded 31 Aug 2022
Dear Umnada, I would like to thank you to find the time to review us. We are happy to know from your score that you had a very good time at the Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar appreciating all our service. Your satisfaction with all the important suggestion that we will take care , give us the power to do better and better every day to satisfy in all the aspect all our estimate Guest. With all the Teams Players we thank you once again , hoping to welcome you personally with all the Teams in the next future. Kind regards . Sandies Baobab Beach Management
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Beachfanatic wrote a review Aug 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions2 helpful votes
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The hotel is amazing! Located on the one of the most beautiful beaches in Nungwi perfect for swimming. The staff is very friendly and the hotel has a very professional security company in charge- in fact the best one we encountered in Zanzibar. Breakfast is good with wide and delicious selection of food, served in a beautiful ocean front restaurant. I would definitely come back to the hotel and recommend it to anyone!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Aug 2022
Dear Ewa, I would like to thank you to find the time to review us. We are thrilled to know that you had an amazing time at the Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar appreciating all our service and in particularly the great efficiency of our entire Staff and Services. Your great satisfaction, give us the power to do better and better every day to satisfy in all the aspect all our estimate Guest. With all the Staff we thank you once again , hoping to welcome you personally with all the Teams in the next future. Kind regards . Sandies Baobab Beach Management
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Turgut Mete wrote a review Jul 2022
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Pros; Good place to swim. Great Staff - Servers are very friendly. Lovely Housekeeping Amazing Security (they take their job seriously, felt very safer) Good food. (Better than it's competitors in Nungwi) Double showerheads! Cons; Garden rooms are a bit of letdown. Cocktail's are made with low quality local(?) no-name alcohol. Room has no kettle or minibar. Room has no TV. Overall atmosphere is dead after 8PM. Overall 7/10
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 18 Jul 2022
Dear turgutmete, I would like to thank you to find the time to review us. We are more than happy to know that you had an amazing time at the Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar appreciating all our service and in particularly the great efficiency of our entire Staff and Services. Your great satisfaction with your important suggestion that we will take care , give us the power to do better and better every day to satisfy in all the aspect all our estimate Guest. With all the Staff we thank you once again , hoping to welcome you personally with all the Teams in the next future. Kind regards . Sandies Baobab Beach Management
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Astrid K wrote a review Jul 2022
Malaga, Spain52 contributions29 helpful votes
Nice place to stay both for families and coupels. The rooms were clean and nice, the breakfast, wich we had included, very good. There are sunbeads available close to the beach. Within A short walk there are several places to have lunch and dinner if you want something different/a change from the restaurant at Sandies.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 15 Jul 2022
Dear Astrid K, I would like to thank you to find the time to review us. We are thrilled to know that you had an amazing time at the Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar appreciating all our service and our breakfast . Your great satisfaction, give us the power to do better and better every day to satisfy in all the aspect all our estimate Guest. With all the Staff we thank you once again , hoping to welcome you personally with all the Teams in the next future. Kind regards . Sandies Baobab Beach Management
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Donghyun wrote a review Jun 2022
Seoul, South Korea25 contributions2 helpful votes
Pros: The resort is very spacious and has a comfortable environment. It has the best beach on the ridge. The staff are very friendly. The buffet is delicious, and it's delicious and cheap compared to other similar hotels in Nungwi. It is comfortable and the interior rooms are up-to-date. The room is spacious and the bed is big. Housekeeping twice a day and plenty of towels. Disadvantages: Sometimes electricity is cut off for a short time (less than 3 minutes twice a day). There is no TV in the room.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 Jun 2022
Dear N1499VUkimid, I would like to thank you to find the time to review us. We are thrilled to know that you had an amazing time at the Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar appreciating all our service and in particularly the great efficiency of our entire Services. Your great satisfaction and your important suggestion that we will take care ,give us the power to do better and better every day to satisfy in all the aspect all our estimate Guest. With all the Staff we thank you once again , hoping to welcome you personally with all the Teams in the next future. Kind regards . Sandies Baobab Beach Management
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Jorrell wrote a review May 2022
Madrid85 contributions70 helpful votes
This was really an amazing property. The property sits on lush gardens with cozy bungalows. I had had a really bad day before arriving due to a missed flight, and then heavy night traffic on a Saturday on my way from Stone Town to Nungwi. As I arrived late the property had arranged a midnight snack for me in the form of a delicious sandwich and fresh fruit. It was such a great detail! The room was immaculately clean and the AC worked great. The wifi throughout the grounds worked very well. The meals were fantastic, the bar service was amazing! All the staff was wonderful, pleasant, and showed amazing hospitality. I'd like to especially note Calvin from the bar exceptionally entertaining and an all around nice guy. The beach was beautiful, truly paradise! I really can't find fault in the place. The only room for improvement would be to maybe try to keep the beer and wine colder, but I loved the place! I had an all-inclusive package which was a great deal. If you stay at a cheaper place, you will still end up paying more for meals. Staying at this place actually saves you money! It is well worth the price!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 13 May 2022
Dear Jorrell, I would like to thank you to find the time to review us. We are thrilled to know that you had an amazing time at the Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar appreciating all our service and in particularly the great efficiency of our entire Services. Your great satisfaction give us the power to do better and better every day to satisfy in all the aspect all our estimate Guest. With all the Staff we thank you once again , hoping to welcome you personally with all the Teams in the next future. Kind regards . Sandies Baobab Beach Management
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Dhiraj C wrote a review May 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Way beyond expectation for a funfilled holiday.. Be it the rooms, the way they are kept, outdoor and indoor games, beautiful beach right on the resort, large pool, pool bar and restaurant overlooking the sea .. awesome.. The entertainment & sports they organize mind blowing... Hospitality caring and fun. No words to explain. Large spread of buffet, taste can be better.. this the only thing we found needs improvement.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 May 2022
Dear dhirajcastelino, I would like to thank you to find the time to review us. We are thrilled to know that you had an amazing time at the Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar appreciating all our service and in particularly the great efficiency of our entire Services. Your great satisfaction and your important suggestion that we will take care, give us the power to do better and better every day to satisfy in all the aspect all our estimate Guest. With all the Staff we thank you once again , hoping to welcome you personally with all the Teams in the next future. Kind regards . Sandies Baobab Beach Management
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Nungwi Beach (0.3 km), CHE ROCK BAR Zanzibar (0.2 km), and Nana's Fashions (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include sexy fish, Cinnamon and Rooftops Restaurant, and Passion & Thyme.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (4.7 km).
Is Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.