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Nungwi Road, Nungwi Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#9 of 57 in Nungwi
The Hotel La Gemma dell’Est is situated on the northern tip of Unguja, the main island of the archipelago of Zanzibar, and next to the Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar. The location is ideal because of its proximity to Nungwi (2km), Stone Town (60km) and Abeid Amani Karume Int'l Airport (ZNZ) (66km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 149 cozily furnished rooms surrounded from a luxurious tropical garden, with free Wi-Fi and modern amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 1 saltwater pool with integrated children’s pool and 1 pool exclusively for the villas’ guests. For the youngest members of the family, children’s entertainment (4-12 yrs) and for adults, daytime and evening entertainment as well as many sports activities. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet, Italian and Seafood specialty restaurants and 4 bars.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Head massage
Currency exchange
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Room service
Separate living room
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Jamie_Tanya_Canada wrote a review Dec 2021
Toronto, Canada68 contributions7 helpful votes
Nice location right on the beach. Rooms are a bit bare bones but clean. Food is good. Pool is nice but, as is often the case, could use more chairs. Not luxurious but fine. New Years celebration was fun, acrobatic show, nice buffet and sparkling wine at midnight. Bar area has a pool table and is comfortable
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
mihairaduta21 wrote a review Dec 2020
Bucharest, Romania61 contributions10 helpful votes
A very chic and very beautiful compartmentalised complex. As a guest of the resort you feel in an exotic world without missing anything that means modern needs. Very good and diversified food, fruits, seafood, fish and only. If you are a fan of water sports you can do scuba snorkeling, etc.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: all rooms have sea views - just choose one.
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FortheBeach101 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution4 helpful votes
Experience was not completely terrible but fell short on so many occasions. Would not go back to this resort. Drink service at the pools are almost non existent unless you "tip" extra.. With an all inclusive package this not worth it, as I dont want to bribe people just to get service. Beach are nice but dirty (see weed etc). They don't clean it as they normally do at 5* resorts. Not the pristine clean beach they show in pictures. Their canoe's is also constantly broken and they have limited water sport items that you can do for free even if you have inclusive package. Rooms are okay, bathroom a bit small and feels damp. Cant change aircon temperature. We went for honeymoon and they advertised a lot of free honeymoon perks such as spa voucher and free romantic dinner on beach. The Spa voucher was only given to us after halfway through the trip wen we confronted them about it. Paid about $360 for the supposedly "free" romantic dinner on the beach and was definitely the low point of the trip. Mostly the same food from the buffet and Italian restaurant which is already included in inclusive package, expected fine dinning not "buffet" food. The restaurants are good, not 5* but still acceptable. If you book at the italian or Sea breeze you can't show up earlier than 5min to get drink or show up later than about 10 min. When you finished eating there is no time to just enjoy the night as you need to go so that they can service the next guest which felt absurd for a supposedly 5* resort. Wouldn't recommend and wont go back. Rather try somewhere else..
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Book at different resort..
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Oksana wrote a review Mar 2020
43 contributions12 helpful votes
Swim! ❤️Unlike other side here you can swim all days long even in low tide, and this is the great benefit compared to our previous hotel. Beach. Just the most beautiful on Ningwi coast. With palms, no hills and stones. Sun beds are closer to each other than I love, and first line need to be taken early👌. Fantastic serve yourself station with pizzas, salads and fruits all day long right on the beach. Kids. The best possible solution: kids club on the beach ( not as usual far from it), no closer conditioner area, so kids are always busy on fresh air playing board games, drawing or other staff. Personnel is fantastic, they take a child from you and accompany back to your sunbed if there is a need. Dining. The variety and overall very good, still unlike Ocean paradise mango was not alway available.and all inclusive is very limited in drinks ( no sparking wine included, limited fresh juices) and you should tip of course for good cocktail. Ala carry are good both, restaurant at the sunset bar on the ocean is very special place. Perfect for sunset watch with a glass.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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244helenc wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
This can in no way be described as a 5 star resort, it is more of a 3 star resort. It is due to be closed in July for a long overdue renovation. The beach, sea and grounds are lovely but the room was tired and bathroom grimy. The food is average at best apart from the restaurants that you can book. Stay next door at Rui (it will become 1 resort after the renovation) for a better and more enjoyable experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est?
Nearby attractions include Kendwa Beach (1.2 km), Bahati Beach Boutique (1.1 km), and Mbape Tours Zanzibar (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fisherman lokal restaurant, La Fontana Restaurant & Bungalows, and The Lebanese Cuisine Kendwa Zanzibar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (3.6 km).
Does Hotel La Gemma Dell’Est have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.