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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Canoeing
Airport transportation
Massage
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Snorkelling
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili
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LouisVanella wrote a review Feb 2022
Brussels, Belgium4 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in Flame Cottage for six nights. It was a very late booking as Tanzania had been closed to tourist travel from Dubai until 29 January. We had no prior knowledge of this boutique hotel. We were very happy with the discovery of Flame Tree Cottages: the staff is charming and helpful at all times, the location at Nungwi happens to be among the best in terms of the cleanliness and size of the beach and the access to the sea where the influence of low/high tide is less important than elsewhere on the island. Before we booked we had seen some reviews that criticised the slow service in the restaurant. We found the service indeed to be slow sometimes but it never bothered us: if one comes to Zanzibar one presumably does not have plains or trains to catch so take it easy or as Zanzibarians would say: pole, pole (slowly , slowly). If you really want to be served quickly all you need to do is inform the kitchen some time before you intend to go in for dinner or lunch. A particularly attractive feature of Flame Tree Cottages is the fact that breakfast is served for each individual cottage on the covered terrace just outside each cottage. We found Flame Tree to be an excellent place for couples or families with young children. Those who seek disco music and the dancing etc that comes with it should not come to this quiet paradise. We liked our stay so much that we told the charming Omani/Scottish owners Seif and Elisabeth that we would write a negative review on Tripadvisor in an effort to preserve the current paradise like ambiance at Flame Tree!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: We had expressed the wish to be close to the sea: Flame Cottage met that requirement.
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Response from FLAME TREE COTTAGES NUNGWI, Owner at Flame Tree Cottages
Responded 25 Mar 2022
Thank you for your lovely review and I had to chuckle about your comment at the end. It was a real pleasure having you and Anita staying with us. Enjoyed our conversations. We hope to welcome you back to Flame Tree soon. Kind regards Elizabeth
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Malkia wrote a review Feb 2022
Amsterdam125 contributions91 helpful votes
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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
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teletine wrote a review Dec 2021
Austria10 contributions1 helpful vote
Dear teletine, Our travel community appreciates you wanting to share your experience with them. We need you to make some changes and resubmit your review to comply with our guidelines. For more information, please see our policy about Promotional or Commercial Content. To submit the revised review: copy and paste the text of your original review for Flame Tree Cottages (provided below) into this form, make your edits and click submit. Your reviews help your fellow travelers and we look forward to your continued participation in our community. Tripadvisor Support Team If you have a moment, we'd like to get your feedback on your experience with this short survey. Thank you! ________________________________________ Flame Tree Cottages Nungwi Fantastic, Calm, Friendly 822069634 Had the "Flame" bungalow just in front of the beach and bar. Very, very spacy and clean room and bath. Lot of power sockets (british style) but also one adapter available. Silent A/C and additional fan in the room. Minifridge and safe. On the terrace also a ceeling fan!!! 2 small bottles of water every day. The owner Elizabeth and Seif are absolutely nice. They having their own bungalow there. Had booked halfboard (got it nearly at same price than night only with breaskfast). Breakfast is served at own bungalows veranda. Not just to our delight. Insects would also be very enthusiastic ;-) Most time eggs and omelets are cold and the fruits are warm. Coffee is good. You can set together your own breakfast every day by filling a orderlist. However, the alternatives are running out at end of the week. Dinner is absolute excellent. Every days changing specialities. All in all, yes, it´s pricy. But more than worth the money. You can have a look at the animated all-inclusive tourist bunker nearby... then you know in Flame Tree Cottages you feel much better cared. We think, no, we are sure we`ll back.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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AEUyehara wrote a review Aug 2021
Stafford, Virginia28 contributions17 helpful votes
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
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Room Tip: All have a view - you can't go wrong.
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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
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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
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sonia2468 wrote a review Feb 2020
Croydon, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
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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
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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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Ilovetotravel155 wrote a review Feb 2020
Geneva, Switzerland1030 contributions317 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
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Midander wrote a review Jan 2020
Helsingborg, Sweden28 contributions15 helpful votes
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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
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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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Asun R wrote a review Aug 2019
Enges, Switzerland47 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed here one week with our 9 years old kid. The room was big and the beds very comfortable. Everything was working fine. Hot water, fun on the ceiling and air conditioning. Our porch had two armchairs and a table with other chairs. Breakfast was fantastic with a big variety of fruits, pancakes and eggs cooked in different styles. The pool was super clean and the sunbeds there very nice. Gardens were very well kept and the staff super friendly. Shower in the room bathroom might need some renovation. The rest was fantastic. We highly recommend this place to everyone.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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$146 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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) 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, Fisherman's Seafood & Grill, and Badolina Tokyo, Sushi & Noodles.
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.