Flame Tree Cottages

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#18 of 53 hotels in Nungwi
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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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)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Massage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Snorkelling
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili
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Midander wrote a review Jan 2020
Helsingborg, Sweden28 contributions15 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep 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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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱 wrote a review Apr 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands20,144 contributions44,223 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Flame Tree cottages are set in a large and lush beachfront garden on what is arguably the best location of Nungwi. The cottages are a bit dated but spacious with wonderful verandas. Airconditioning and wifi work well. Food and cocktails are great and the breakfast on the private veranda is a nice touch. The pool is very pleasant and there is also a Dhow sailboat owned by the Flame Tree on which you can take boat trips (at a fee). The staff are very friendly and helpful. A very relaxing experience!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The Flame cottages are on a quiet location close to the seafront and the pool.
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AEUyehara wrote a review Aug 2021
Stafford, Virginia32 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our three day stay left us feeling like we were transported to a world away. The staff were so very attentive to our needs. The owner personally met us and ensured our stay was excellent. The rooms are spacious, the pool is beautiful and EVERY table on the beach has a view - the waves are just meters away. It's on a quiet part of the beach - perfect for a relaxing getaway on this stretch of paradise.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All have a view - you can't go wrong.
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Kamilla R wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms need total renovation. Toilet was loose, bathrooms very old, not very inviting and needs total renovation. Service is not very good. When ordering food, took them very long time to give us the food, and the food they gave was not what we ordered. Gave us breakfast without cutlery, and when asked for a fork, took them 15 minutes to give us that then the food was cold. The pool has yellow water, felt dirty. The price they gave us for a snorkelling trip when we first arrived, they suddely changed it for a lot more expensive when we wanted to book it. We did not accept that, then it was ok to give us the original price, so seemed they tried to charge us higher price, just to see if it worked. Wifi only worked in the mornings. Do not recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Emma W wrote a review Aug 2023
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect choice if you want a peaceful break in paradise. The food is good, it is clean and you have a great view of the sunset. We stayed in Flame- a deluxe double room and we could eat breakfast on our terrace overlooking a tropical view of the garden and sea...
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The menu changes daily but the portions are large so ensure you have an appetite if you eat here.
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Sarah wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Flame Tree was our first stop in Africa on our way from the US. It was great. The owner helped organize a taxi to pick us up and drop us off so it was not stressful when we got there after 24+ hours of travel. We got massages, enjoyed every single meal, and had fun on the beach. The service was exceptional and our room had a bug net which was nice - though there were no mosquitos that I could find in the rooms. I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from FLAME TREE COTTAGES NUNGWI, Owner at Flame Tree Cottages
Responded 15 Aug 2022
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you as a guest in the future.
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sonia2468 wrote a review Feb 2020
Croydon, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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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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paulwynne wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Christine D wrote a review Oct 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic time here. Staff were friendly, professional, courteous and just couldn't do enough for us. The food was delicious, from breakfasts on our veranda to delicious evening meals with fresh local ingredients. Our cottage was very comfortable and clean, the pool was a delight all set in a beautiful garden setting created by Elizabeth one of the owners. A sunset Dhow cruise on the owner's boat was definitely a highlight as was a snorkeling trip. Special thanks to Mohammed, the general manager and to Seif and Elizabeth Miskry the owners, not forgetting their team for helping make our stay on Zanzibar so memorable. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Malkia wrote a review Feb 2022
Amsterdam127 contributions93 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Flame Tree cottages is really a paradise.
I stayed 4 nights in Flame Tree and after leaving and arriving at the east coast I regret already that I hadn't stayed longer.
My room was specious, beautiful decorated and spotless clean.
Food is among the best you can get in Zanzibar with a lot of vegetarian options, which is important for me and not everywhere available.
Plenty of spaces you can relax in the lush garden, near the pool, in front of the beach or at your own big veranda with comfortable chairs.
Owners and staff all are very friendly. They help you where needed and leave you on your own where wanted.
Highly recommended and I will definitely be back there while in Zanzibar.
Asanteni sana!!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jane C wrote a tip Jan 2024
Middlewich, United Kingdom45 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s quiet - they are possible excursions and kayaks available to use if you would like to use."
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EmmaHegarty wrote a tip Dec 2023
London, England116 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Laundry can be arranged by the hotel, clothes came back very well cleaned. Bring sandshoes with you as there may be urchins on the beach"
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Martine wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The cottages are built on living on the spacious veranda. If you are looking for luxury on the inside, this might not be the one for you."
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sarah wrote a tip Sept 2023
Munich, Germany18 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Restaurant was not overcrowded, a glorious spot to enjoy the sunset. Very fair prices."
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Emma W wrote a tip Aug 2023
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The menu changes daily but the portions are large so ensure you have an appetite if you eat here. "
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PRICE RANGE
₹12,498 - ₹16,164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
flame tree cottages hotel nungwi
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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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), 1001 Organic Spicery (Nungwi) (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 Zee-Bar, Baharat Restaurant, and Fisherman's Seafood & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Flame Tree Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Flame Tree Cottages have airport transportation?
Yes, Flame Tree Cottages offers airport transportation 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.
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