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Flame Tree Cottages

Nungwi Tanzania
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#16 of 41 hotels in Nungwi
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Flame Tree Cottages. A small 16 room beach hotel in a private garden. It is one of the newest developments at the quiet end of the North West Nungwi tourist area, which boasts some of the nicest beaches in Zanzibar. We are beachside & West facing for perfect sunset views & it's a close walk to numerous restaurants and bars of Nungwi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili
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Steven wrote a review Jan 2021
Khartoum, Sudan2 contributions
A completely relaxing getaway on Nungwi beach, away from the crowds and on the beach - highly recommended for solo travelers if you want to get away from the tourist groups. The restaurant and complimentary breakfast was also of the highest quality, and the owners and managers provide excellent local advice.
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Date of stay: December 2020
paulwynne wrote a review Dec 2020
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I had a really enjoyable and relaxing one-week stay at Flame Tree Cottages. The property is very picturesque, well-maintained and situated right beside the beach. The owners Elizabeth and Seif are very helpful (e.g. organising day trips with tour operators etc) and welcoming, and the staff are very friendly. Yoga with Cia in the morning is a brilliant way to start the day. Really nice pool to relax at and keep cool during the day. Overall, a great place to re-charge. Many thanks to all the team at Flame Tree Cottages
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Date of stay: December 2020
sonia2468 wrote a review Feb 2020
Croydon, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
Paradise at its best!!! What an amazing stay we had at Flame Tree Cottages. All staff were just so hospitable throughout our 10 night stay. We stayed in Rose Cottage which was just beautiful - only a couple of steps from the gorgeous beach. We had a few evening meals which were just yummy.... Flame Tree is just perfect if you want to relax, and recharge your batteries. We loved having breakfast on our veranda, felt so romantic! We felt really safe here too which is important. The managers, Elizabeth and Seif are great hosts and run a fantastic team which makes your stay so enjoyable. Felt really sad to leave not just Flame Tree but Zanzibar itself. We will certainly be returning... thank you to everyone for making our stay so wonderful. We miss you all 😍
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from FLAME TREE COTTAGES NUNGWI, Owner at Flame Tree Cottages
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Sonia thank you for such a writing such a lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting you at Flame Trees and I miss our little chats. The whole team is very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again one day. Kind regards Elizabeth
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Ilovetotravel155 wrote a review Feb 2020
Geneva, Switzerland1002 contributions291 helpful votes
Absolutely blissful stay! The staff is so nice, always smiley and helpful. The property is stunning, with beautiful gardens and scenery - the pool is perfect too! We highly enjoyed the gardens and the surroundings, the beach is just there! The sea is so amazing and beautiful, a piece of heaven. Our room Lime was very nice, with water heater and a safe. The breakfast was served in our small terrasse, what a delight. Wifi worked excellent !!! The restaurant food is so good! And at good prices. Seriously, our stay was perfect in this place that I can only recommend and we would without a doubt stay here again. A couple of improvement points: 1. There is usually no one at the reception so it can be a tidbit tricky at times to get assistance. But assistance ultimately gets to you and its perfect. 2. A bit pricey in the end
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Midander wrote a review Jan 2020
Helsingborg, Sweden28 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed at Flame Tree Cottages for 12 days during January 2020. Our rooms were named Guava and Lime. Wonderful staff with Mr Kombo as a remarkable representative. He did always his best and cared about all customers well beeing. Exceeded our expectations every day!! Owner Mr Seif and his wife Elizabeth were very kind and the way they manage their hotel is top class. Cottages were clean and tidy, beds a bit on the hard side. Breakfast on the terrace in front of your cottage. (Be aware that somedays it takes roughly an hour to get your food.) Restaurant had a good choice of different cuisine and if asked they could always do something for the kids. Pool was clean, large and deep, needs a better pH and chlorine level since it was not clear. Garden was very neat and tranquil. A/C in rooms were effective. Turndown service with mosquito reppelent and mosqutio nets beeing taken down was also nice. Lovely sunsets by the resaturant. When heavy raining the road outside the hotel becomes flooded with no way to pass it without getting wet unless you are in a car. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone thinking about staying in Nungwi. As a matter of fact our friends already booked for autumn 2020!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Family cottage (Guava+Lime) was really nice with connecting doors between.
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Response from ManagerFlameTree, Owner at Flame Tree Cottages
Responded 31 Jan 2020
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we certainly enjoyed hosting you and your family. We have happy memories of your visit. Apologies about the wait for breakfast and we take this comment on board so that we can improve our service to our guests. January is our busiest time of the year and all our rooms were occupied with many guests wishing breakfast at the same time which can be challenging for the chef. Seif and myself wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous 2020. Kind regards Seif & Elizabeth
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US$154 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flame Tree Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Flame Tree Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Dr Bulugu Gallery (0.3 km) and blacklulu (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Flame Tree Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Flame Tree Cottages?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Flame Tree Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Flame Tree Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Flame Tree Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fisherman's Seafood & Grill, Badolina Secret Garden Restaurant, and Gerry's Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Flame Tree Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Flame Tree Cottages have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Flame Tree Cottages offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Flame Tree Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Flame Tree Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (5.5 km).
Does Flame Tree Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.