White Dream Lodge & Restaurant
Kiwengwa, Gulioni, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Review №1

Oh such a sweet sweet place. The outside seating is lovely. The food is wonderful too. Good Italian pizza. Will be hosting a full moon womens circle on their beach front tomorrow night and it truly is the perfect spot for it.

Review №2

Best Italian restaurant in Kiwengwa! Ive been to the White Dream a few times and always looking forward of going back! Pizza is proper Italian, the fish is fresh and the rest of them menu looks great. The location cant be better, just in front of the ocean!

Review №3

One of the few very good restaurants in Zanzibar. They offer great pizza from a stone stove and some other great dishes. They don’t have a large variety of beverages, but the wines are definitely ok.

Review №4

Wonderful dinner! We are staying at Bluebay and got this recommended by a friend!Ordered grilled fish and grilled shrimps. Every bite was worth a treat. Affogato tasted good too!Staff is very helpful too! Nice warm decor!

Review №5

We really enjoyed our Christmas celebrations at White Dream restaurant. Italian cuisine is one of my favourites and having that in Zanzibar was marvellous

Review №6

What a delicious place to eat! You have to try the coconut soup and the passion fruit cheese cake! But also pizza tastes as if you ordered it in a trattoria in Rome! Amazing food! We highly recommend this restaurant!!!

Review №7

The food is tasty and well presented , the layout ,and interior design is cosy yet chic ,the prices are reasonable and even cheap comparing to the quality , and above all the staff and manager alwayes smiling and at your service ,if you dont like the food ,you simply cancel and wouldnt be charged for it ,we asked for a special occassion dinner for our anniversary,they surprised us the best way possible , my wife was speechless . I highly recommend it to anyone spanding holiday in Zanzibar

Review №8

Great food, friendly service and amazing prices! The coconut curry, the salads, and wraps were amazing!

Review №9

Combination of Italian style and African cuisine, I have been to many places but for so many years I have only felt special here, if you want to relax and enjoy your stay this is the place for you, the owner welcomed us with his hospitality, the staff is first class. here you will feel like in paradise. you are always greeted warmly, no matter how much money you have, this is very common in Zanzibar.white dream Kiwengwa it’ s best pleace. I dont know why it has so few stars, it is better than big hotel resorts! Monika

Review №10

My mistake,I rate 3 at first not because of service, it was because the place is small in term of its dimension(square),but the service was excellent,and I like the way the waitres how quick they are to go and listen to the client.

Review №11

One of the best place to relax on the island! Whith great staff and lovely food!

Review №12

Quiet, excellent beach, open space from beach side to enjoy the view during the day and meals. Very good, home made 👌 Italian food. Rooms nice and clean. Dont expect an AC.

Review №13

I tried this place as a guest in the lodge, it is very clean, very good quality for money

Review №14

Nice beach view,cool place,excellent service

Review №15

The rooms are the perfect size, spotless clean and with the most magical ocean view. The food is affordable, delicious and diverse. The service is kind and truly remarkable. One of the best places I have stayed at, and will continue to come back to!

Review №16

Its the best place Ive ever stayed at (and I travel a lot, both personally and professionally). The beach is the most beautiful Ive ever seen, the location is peaceful, the whole place is spotlessly clean, food is delicious and - most importantly - staff is incredible. Everyone took great care of us and we would love to go back. Rooms are even better than in the photos and stepping out directly to the beach is the best feeling ever.

Review №17

Wow this place is absolutely gorgeous! It is literally on the beach, you can hear the ocean at night 🌊 It is located in a small village so its very peaceful. The managers and staff were very welcoming, they made sure I had a great stay and didnt ask any awkward questions as I was a solo traveller. The food was outstanding and the prices very affordable! I couldnt recommend this place more, its a true gem!

Review №18

I didnt stay at White Dream but my wife, son and I ate here.... probably the best vegan pizza on the island, hands down! Weve eaten a lot of great pizzas, including Cape Town and Rome, so this was a great surprise! So lucky to enjoy this -- and the owner Ivana is fab! Very friendly but gives you plenty of space, so not intrusive at all! Highly recommend eating here!

Review №19

Family owned hotel. Great staff. Super nice administrator aka owner. Nice location. Great food in the restaurant. Internet was bit slow, but it didn’t ruined our impression. Definitely a place to stay.

Review №20

A oasis of cleanness, fairness and quality of services, with fixed decent prices in the dirty desert of the tricky prices for tourists.High quality Italian cuisine with some local traditional entrées and local beer.Rooms cleaned twice a day, very well ventilated with sea water aerosol, direct access to the beach and with sea view.Best option for that price.Staff very helpful, tactful in sensitive situations and assertive when needing to put an end to bad behaviors.If you want a successful vacation in Zanzibar at a very good price, I totally recommend this place!

Review №21

Quite, peaceful place with great food and friendly local people around. Ivana the host of the place is the kindest person ive met.

Review №22

Fantastic place to eat. Pizzas and sea food amazing.

Review №23

Great Spot! Delicious Food (local and italian) lovely staff! Beautiful beach😍 Best combination for us in Kiwengwa! Thanks again to Albert for having us!

Review №24

Fantastic place and food! Highly recomend

Review №25

I did not stay at the hotel, but I had several meals at the restaurant, I can strongly recommend it. The food is well prepared and fresh. I have had a couple of the pasta dishes all cooked to perfection and the pizzas from the wood lit oven were fantastic.

Review №26

Very nice place to stay for a few days on the beach-style holidays. It is in quiet area, so beach is nearly empty most of the time. Rooms are big, clean and comfy. The have also nice restaurant (part under roof, but you can also eat outside, whenever you like, even on the beach) and good choice of local and Italian menu. Not expensive. I didnt search outside for different place to dine, as was very happy with food and service quality. It is very good choice to stay and relax.

Review №27

I must admit that we had the most beautiful view from our room if compared with other accomodations in Zanzibar 😍 We really enjoyed the restaurant, fabulous! 🤩 The staff was really friendly, the same manager Ivana 🤗 The only negative was pretty bad WiFi And a road to hotel, that is in really bad condition 😬 But both is actually like standard in Zanzibar - internet isnt good enough anywhere on the island, and roads... Our car was crying sometimes 🤣

Review №28

Great place with beautuful view, friendly staff and delicious food. During our stay in Kiwengwa we have been visiting that place every day. Fried shrimps and Korean chicken are a masterpiece!

Review №29

One of the most unique and spectacular place to stay. I loved waking up everyday and viewing one of Mother Nature’s gem. The beautiful blue sky and white sandy beach, just makes you feel like you’re in a dream. The hospitality was amazing with such lovely, kind staff and the food was amazing. I would definitely recommend this to my friends for a lovely exotic getaway. Thank you

Review №30

A stunning and very well managed small resort built on the amazing beach of kiwengwa. Only few rooms with a superb restaurant where anyone can taste local specialties and other delicious plates. The staff is very helpful and super friendly. Spacious Rooms well cleaned everyday. The view from the first floor room talks itself. Even if one will not stay there the restaurant has to be tasted at least once during your Zanzibar holiday. I strongly recommend it.

Review №31

Very beautiful place in zanzibar all in zanzibar wowo ilike here 😍 ❤

Review №32

Nice ambience. You can enoy your food right on the beach. A bit crowded beach if you prefer an active place. Very friendly staff. The owner Andrea takes personal care even to explain the food. Ivana was a perfect hostess.Would definitely go again for lunch.

Review №33

Super nice service! The value for money was there for sure! The food in the restaurant wasn’t really cheap but it was safe to eat and it was really good!

Review №34

We didn’t stay- we had a very nice lunch. Shame it was ruined when the owner of the hotel and his mate from next door BRUTALLY KILLED A SNAKE. It wasn’t poisonous and there was no need to bludgeon it to death. After a lovely holiday in Tanzania where animals are respected and well cared for, this was a really sickening incident.

Review №35

They are really the best... Location, rooms, food, service was amazing! I was a lot different type hotels before, this one the best! I never say I come back to same place, but this time I would like to come back to Zanzibar and stay there again! Kindly recomendate this cozy hotel! you will be happy of your vacation!

Review №36

We have enjoyed the restaurant three times during our short stay in Kiwengwa and we strongly recommend it. Lobsters, octopus and prawns are excellent and Ivana is a real added value for guests

Review №37

Excellent food, best pizza in zanzibar, no frills , but clean and right on the beach, warm management.

Review №38

Very exotic place. You can enjoy sea breeze while having dinner with romantic lights. Kind hosting. Credit card accepted.

Review №39

The lodge is lovely and well situated on the beach front. The stuff is friendly and Alberto was particularly helpful with local bookings. They made my Christmas vacation enjoyable😃😃.

Review №40

Me and my friend we haf a stay for one night at this place is soo lovely,clean rooms,good shower,nice breakfast last but not list the staffs here are soo friendly.manager of this lodge the best i ever seen.i highly recommend this place for your stay☺️

Review №41

I would need more adjectives to describe this place...amazing, spectacular, friendly, relaxing, beautiful, wonderful, peacefull, feeling like at home. Delicious and tasty food, friendly and kind staff...what else! Stunning view, beautiful and not crowded beach. I really recommend White Dream Resort, the ideal place to relax and rediscover yourself with good food and spectacular views.Asante sana

Review №42

Great hotel with excellent staff and delicious food. The views and the beach are amazing. Highly recommended!

Review №43

Quality restaurant, accommodation on the beach. Excellent pizza, coffee, chill atmosphere, good service.

Review №44

Excellent position front the marvelous beach of the ocean, well distanced from the caotic music of other resorts, nice and welcoming host always at disposal in order to make the stay enjoyable, food was extra delicious.

Review №45

Great place for a lunch or dinner. Amazing pasta, noodles and coconut soup. Main dishes are around 10$ and you can pay even with Tanzanian Shilling or Euro.

Review №46

Nice ambiance and good foodVery friendly hostAnd right on the white sand beach of kiwengwaThe food was very nice and very prompt serviceSeafood was freshly preparedA must visit for sure

Review №47

Perfekt Location very professionel and friendly staff. The Restaurant is great. The view and the beach Is amazing

Review №48

Very delicious food and friendly atmosphere

Review №49

Amazing Italian restaurant,,wanna share a pizza or enjoy pasta ,,,this is the place to go.

Review №50

I dont recommend this restaurant. I ate the worst octopus in my life there.

Review №51

Spectacular hosts and extremely friendly staff.... amazing food and the limoncello liquor we tried was so fresh

Review №52

Amazing food, great wine, friendly staff.

Review №53

Super friendly staff, excellent fresh seafood (our favorite was the coconut & shrimp curry!).

Review №54

Nice place they have delicious food and nice people also i love the place

Review №55

Lovely place serving authentic italian pizza 👍

Review №56

Italian pizza and Itilian wine. Diavola is delicious))

Review №57

The food was tasty, and they had fast and good service. Prices were also reasonable

Review №58

Fabulous ocean view locationDelicious foodNice and neat lodgesExtra welcoming hostReasonable prices

Review №59

Unpleasant service. We had to wait really long for the food and it wasn’t worth the price that we paid

Review №60

Very Nice Place to Relax .Very Good italian kitchenTasty Breakfast And Friendly Staff

Review №61

Beautifull place. New hotel. Nice beach. European style.

Review №62

Perffeto!!!The best restorant in Zanzibar!!!Nice hotel directly in beach!!!Super!!!! Perfect holiday!!!!

Review №63

Very clean, good food and right on the beach

Review №64

Great food and a great place to chilliout in Kiwengwa.

Review №65

The food was really great! It is totally worth it to come.

Review №66

Perfect! !Restorant super! !!!Beach, hotel,staff, food nice!!!Very very good!!!

Review №67

Good prices and tasty food

Review №68

Delicious pizza, nice place

Review №69

Very good food

Review №70

Lovely place, gorgeous hospitality and outstanding service!

Review №71

Beautiful place for staying

Review №72

Good 👍

Review №73

All is perfect.Food 5 stars

Review №74

Nice place with good food! 👌

Review №75

The best seafood

Review №76

Its like a dream so beautiful

Review №77

Good place to enjoy with friends.

Review №78

Intimate, relaxing and romantic.

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Great food

Review №81

Absolutely dreamy

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Delicious food

Review №86

Nice place

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Nice place

Review №89

Very great lodge, extremely cozy. Great rooms with very nice bathrooms. Nice sea view and the food from the restaurant was very good too. We felt very comfortable. In contrast to the north, the area is very quiet. Perfect for couples or groups who just like it quiet.In addition, our laundry was washed and the team is very good and always friendly to us.

Review №90

Great stylish restaurant right on the beach. Excellent service, delicious and varied cuisine, tables overlooking the ocean. Served quickly and neatly. Very, very recommend.

Review №91

Insanity. Beautifully located right by the sea. On a sea where you can actually swim (at high tide) - a rarity in the East. Simple yet very stylish and cozy rooms. Directly on the snow-white beach: you get up in the morning and are dazzled by the colors of the sea and the beach.But the best is yet to come: the people! Ivana, Alberto and their team are the best. They really take care of everything and you can tell that they put their heart and soul into it. And they can cook too - and how! The restaurant is top class!Finally, a little mystery as to why the White Dream was the most beautiful stop on our trip for us: as soon as they found out that we are mainly vegan, they conjured up a wonderful local and vegan menu for us. Really personable and highly recommended. Thank you for the wonderful time!

Review №92

Fantastic food, a restaurant run by Italians, pizza, great seafood, fresh. I recommend we used it many times 😉

Review №93

Beautiful hotel, ideally located, very caring staff. Very good breakfasts and meals. A big thank you for this wonderful stay. Lucia and Charles

Review №94

I was already visiting White Dreams twice as I liked it in so many ways ... the staff is extraordinary and always looking forward to meet your needs and that youre comfortable. The Rooms & Restaurant present itself as a very aesthetic interior even better now than the Fotos on the website ... food is excellent and the rooms are located directly at the ocean invite to swim in high tide or take a long beach walk to both sides of the hotel is a treat to enjoy. Thanks to the staff may stay was a an unforgetable treat 🙏This is my second visit to this hotel because I liked it so much. Everyone who works there is open and tries to support you in what you need and to find a solution. The whole area is very nicely decorated and everything is perfectly coordinated. The food is excellent and the rooms are all bright and face the sea. I will come back. Thanks to the whole staff🙏

Review №95

Great little accommodation with 6 rooms and a great restaurant! We were warmly welcomed by Ivana and her team, despite their late arrival they were waiting for us. The airport transfer was organized by WD and everything went wonderfully. You arrive in paradise, with friendly and grateful people and with a wonderful view of the Indian Ocean, the ebb and flow of the tide determine what is happening here. The food in the restaurant is excellent, whether Italian or Swahili dishes, everything is very tasty and prepared with love. The staff is always friendly and courteous. It is only two steps from the room to the wonderful sand made from powdered sugar. We are still here and enjoy the paradise, one lies in the shade under the palm trees and does not want to leave here anymore. Asante sana!

Review №96

Very cozy on the beach. And the restaurant is awesome. The pizza is amazing 👍

Review №97

Very good food at comparatively fair prices. Great tuna tartare. Also recommended: the espresso.

Review №98

Had a great meal 3 times... be it pizza, chabatti, salad, burger or tuna tartare 😍 extremely nice service & the price-performance ratio is totally right... 🌴 will definitely make a 4th visit...

Review №99

Great place for a romantic and not just an evening on the ocean coast😊 Stylish interior, delicious food, attentive service.

Review №100

Hospitable, discreet, kind, you made us feel immediately at ease. Excellent cuisine superior quality, ditto for the service. We will be back as soon as possible.

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  • Address:Kiwengwa, Gulioni, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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  • Phone:+255 777 939 517
  • Pizza restaurant
  • Italian restaurant
  • Bed & breakfast
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