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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We take a vacation for a week from all our general life and spend it in July in the amazing island Zanzibar. We accommodate in Karafuu hotel which was a wonderful choose. The hotel staff give us a wonderful filling and the service was excellent. The restaurants were excellent and especially I recommend the Italian one.Every evening the hotel provide...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Friendly staff, tasty food, clean rooms,best tea and cocktails, overall beautiful resort. Live shows each night after dinner which can be very entertaining, especially with DJ Moskito on the "decks" :).This is the perfect place to go if you want to have a proper relaxing holiday.

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had a fantastic week at Karafuu and is one the best holidays we had on my life. all was good and perfect. Fantastic room with sea view, several restaurant with different quality of dinners, fabulous Spa. the staff was extremely friendly. Asante sana all. I promise we ill come back.

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Vienna
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We have stayed for 8 days. The hotel location is nice but there are a lot of problems. 5 days the air condition was not working!!!, every day they fix it and every day it stopped working. We saw one room of our friends that the sewerage overflow at night and they had to change to a temporary room until...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This is our second time to the Karafuu and it was as good as the first. The staff are very attentive and helpful. In particular we have to mention Freddie, our diningroom man. He was first class. Setting up our preferred table each mealtime. Anticipating our every need. And Julius, the Animation specialist was excellent as well. We have only...

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Haifa
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We spent five nights at Karafuu after a safari on the mainland. Could have stayed longer. If you wanna do day trips and some hanging out I recommend to stay for at least a week. The hotel is beautifully laid out, well kept with beautiful gardens. The staff very friendly, helpful and smiling. We got very good service. The food...

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we are indeed very glad that you enjoyed our refreshing Zanzibar hospitality, the food, our manicured gardens, the entertainment that we offer and the truly spectacular sunrise on the Karafuu beach shores. Management is currently looking into ways of making WIFI more accessible at convenient cost to our guests, our...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We returned last night from a week at Karafuu and had an incredible time. The beach is beautiful and the staff are incredibly friendly. Special mention must be made for Lorenzo and his registered tour operators (the guys in orange shirts on the beach) - their prices can be negotiated to much cheaper than the hotel tour costs, and he...

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred holiday destination, we glad you enjoyed the staff’s friendly nature of and the authentic Zanzibar hospitality. We are glad that your kids had a lovely time too. It is quite unfortunate that you had a bad experience with wood ants in your room, however, I’d like...

Reviewed 30 June 2016

We were recently in Karafuu for a weeks stay and had a wonderful time. The rooms are very spacious and clean and the evening turn down was appreciated. The grounds are kept immaculate with the most amazing views over the beach. All the staff were very friendly and helpful with special mention to the following; John and Ernest - guest...

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest, First, let me thank you for choosing to stay with Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred holiday destination. We are indeed glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our services and products met your expectation. We value guest feedback and appreciate that you pointed out the WIFI prices & complimentary water bottles in...

Newcastle, South Africa
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We went to Karafuu for our 40th wedding anniversary. What a wonderful hotel with friendly accommodating staff who will go the extra mile to satisfy your every need. A special thank you to the Manager 'John' and all other staff in general, the lady who cleaned our cottage - thank you for the special little things like candles and flowers....

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Dominic O, Manager at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa as your holiday & Anniversary destination. Our main goal is to ensure that we exceed our guests' needs to ensure satisfaction in service and products that we offer & we are indeed very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. A special commendation...

Reviewed 22 June 2016

We just recently came back from Zanzibar and we stayed at this establishment. One thing to mention is that the staff is quite young and friendly. They are always there to assist when you need them to and that made our stay quite the experience. Special mention. The one person that made our stay delightful is a young and bright...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On a deserted white sandy beach, at 65 km from Stone Town, lies Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa, an international five-star hotel, winner of the World Travel Awards as Tanzania Leading Resort and Africa Leading Beach Resort 2011 .It is one of the most luxurious hotels on the east coast of Zanzibar, where, even during low tide, it’s possible to enjoy a comfortable swim in the ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa

Address: PO Box 71, Pingwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Pingwe
Price Range: ₹ 8,854 - ₹ 22,340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 94
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Also Known As:
Karafuu Beach Hotel Pingwe
Karafuu Hotel Beach
Karafuu Resort Beach
Karafuu Beach Resort And Spa Zanzibar Island/Pingwe
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“take the rooms with two digits since they are with the view to the Ocean”
 of 5 bubbles dannys747, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a room close to one of the restaurants/pool/bar areas. We basically had the pool to ourselves for the full 7 nights we stayed there.”
 of 5 bubbles christelledj, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“location, food and Spa”
 of 5 bubbles mikelawson1963, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Would not suggest rooms overlooking to Bondeni pool as there is no ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“ask for sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles 960credit, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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