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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Booking through the internet is always a risk, but from the moment we came in we felt it is the exact place we hoped for. Nature at its best with all the services one might need to feel pampered. Food is great, each meal was perfect !!! Rooms - we took sea view which was amazing each and every morning...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A charming lodge in front of Indian Ocean on the most beautiful beach with white sand. Amazing view from all the villas and especially from the swimming pool. Gardens with many beautiful trees around the villas designed with taste. A small human sized hotel I love to be with typical furnitures in the villas. A place where to rest, to...

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Thank Caroest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love nature, humans, peace, colors, light, sun. If you can live life as it was your last day, if you want to really meet people and not just cross them, if you want to know if you can spend quality time with your love without having the need of multiple distractions to escape the silent between you 2,...

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Franschhoek, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in this lovely,small but perfectly formed hotel. The views are quite stunning and we never tired of them. Elly and Christine were extremely friendly and checked whether everything was OK and have almost a daily chat. They certainly run a great boutique hotel . We were on a full board basis, with bacon,eggs etc served every...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ievan & Susan, Thank you so much for the stunning review :-), we went delight to host you in our Lodge, happy to have you had with us. We wish you all the best for the future, hoping to welcome you again at Shooting Star Lodge. Warm regards from the Shooting Star Lodge Team! Elly & Christine

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Thank you Elle (Director), Melanie (General Manager), Beckar (Front Office Manager) and all of your staff at Shooting Star for a wonderful three days! Thank you Janine of Serengeti Safari Co. and Jean of Wayo Africa for recommending and arranging Shooting Star for us. For our family's first trip to Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean (kids 13 and 16), Shooting...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, General Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks to you! For your enthusiastic and kind words! It was a pleasure hosting you. Karibu tena!

Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

When I got out of the cab and walked to the entrance, I suddenly had a view that literally stopped me in my tracks. Stunning! Everything was truly lovely. My sea view cottage was beautiful, private and serene. It had everything I could need while still being simple and elegant. The staff were fabulous, Melanie the manager was kind, helpful...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, General Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much... And yes, please, we would love to welcome you back!

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed at Shooting Star Lodge for 7 nights after a Kili climb and safari. The island and the hotel are an absolute paradise. We stayed in a Monsoon villa (Kusi) and as a couple travelling alone it was an indulgence with three floors and a private pool. The service is exceptional, Diana and Fatima especially were great waitresses and...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, Front Office Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! Greetings from all of us, Beckar

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

What a magnificent place to end our honeymoon at. After a week on safari we were looking for a quiet, romantic hideaway on the beach and the Shooting Star Lodge really met the criteria. We had a lovely seaview cottage with views of the pool, the reef and miles of blue sky and sea. The facilities were excellent with bar,...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review! We just loved hosting you. And the tip on tea/coffee making facilities is true and highly appreciated ;-) Hope all kids are happy to have you back home. Bring them next time!

Reviewed 3 July 2016

After a week on safari this place was the prefect beach retreat. We were welcomed by the management and taken to our room. It was absolutely perfect, the room was spacious, clean and had everything we needed. The view from our balcony was amazing! We requested for one of the rooms which was away from the bar and pool area,...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, General Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We are really happy to have contributed to your sweet memories!

Norwich, Vermont
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Our family of four stayed here for five nights in April and had an amazing time. We were in a two room suite (room 1 and 2), each with A/C (needed at the start of rainy season due to high temps and humidity) and ceiling fans, our own porches and decks, beautiful sand paths to the rooms. The staff are...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, General Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

And we are grateful to have received your family as our guests, what a pleasure! Thank you so much for this great review. Stay well and hopefully we may welcome you back one day. Greetings from all of us!

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shooting Star Lodge is a small family-run lodge set on a cliff on the North end of the stunning Kiwengwa beach. Famous for its good local food and intimate atmosphere, the lodge has 3 different types of accommodation: 3 Garden Lodge Rooms, 11 Sea View Cottages, and 2 Monsoon Villas (suites). The fantastic infinity pool has one of the best views on Zanzibar and is the perfect place to cool down. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shooting Star Lodge

Address: P. O. Box 3076, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: ₹ 9,921 - ₹ 32,042 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shooting Star Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Shooting Star Hotel Zanzibar
Shooting Star Lodge Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
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“Try a Monsoon Villa”
 of 5 bubbles ieuanr2014, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a Seaview Cottage, don't be tempted to save a few dollars with a garden room”
 of 5 bubbles Neilt01, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Amazing Monsoon Villa Kaskazi”
 of 5 bubbles Christine2501, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Monsoon Villa is the best. :)”
  • Sea view Rooms
  • Family Room
  • Family Room
  • Garden view room
  • Monsoon Main Bed Room
 of 5 bubbles 868markusv, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“upgrade to seaview”
 of 5 bubbles Frank_Carole_12, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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