Zan View Hotel
Kairo Village Kiwengwa Zanzibar, 71100, Tanzania
Zan View Hotel
Review №1

We had an amazing stay at Zan View Hotel ! Everything was perfect. The staff is always there to help you, whatever you need. The hotel handles everything for you and organises every excursion you want to make. Would highly recommend !

Review №2

My family of 3 incl. our 3months old baby had a wonderful stay at Zan View Hotel. We stayed almost 2 weeks and it was a really pleasant stay. After this 2 weeks we felt like part of the Zan View family. Everyone was so nice to us. Our baby was also loved by everyone and we were asked everyday if we need anything for the baby. We have been to several Hotels before but Zan View was by far one of the best!! Not only is the Hotel super beautiful and comfortable, it gives you that feeling of being home! And I think this is the most important thing when travelling, that the place where you stay gives you the feeling of home. Ofc Zan View also has amazing features, such as, it’s very close to the beach, you can literally see the beach from the hotel, you also have a private pool ( which is so nice when you are with smaller kids) and the bar service is amazing too. Every evening you can enjoy the Happy Hour and the meal is also very affordable and tasty too!! Before I forgot, every time we were at the beach with our friends, we all got free fresh juice from the Hotel! What a kind gesture. Honestly, am a very critical person but at this point I can only give 5/5 stars to this hotel and its management. Vincent and Anas, you are doing well! Keep going.We are looking forward to come back very soon.Kind regards from GermanyJustine (Mama Cyana)

Review №3

Its really cool here. I love the placeBecause it is silent place where you can refresh you mind. Nice and good services from staff members. Nice restaurant in a beautifully location and beach bar will make you day here complete. Hakuna matata

Review №4

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and it was just wonderful. Its a great place to stay, we could not have asked anything more. The room was beautiful and impeccably clean, the staff was exceptionally friendly and supportive, the facilities were great.We would love to return soon.

Review №5

This 3 star hotel tucked away past the local village is initially a shock to the system as you drive past the local shacks.on reaching the hotel its amazing not a 5 star hotel but the staff and service was better then 5 star.the swimming beach in front of hotel is amazing.abdul and his brother drove us around at a very reasonable rate.monica at reception was sweet and very welcoming she even fixed my sandles twice at no charge.Beam and nora were so good at the reztaurant.i will definately go there again

Review №6

First of all, I want to thank the staff at Zan View Hotel, for outstanding service and professionalism.Especially the food is very tasty. We tried a few other restaurants near by but it was not the same quality.This hotel is having a very home feeling and we always felt like being taken care of in every aspects.We were staying in the family room, no 6, it is a very comfortable and spacey room with furnitures made of coconut wood. The property was like new, and we heard that the owners had renovated recently.To get to the beach you have to walk through the local village, and people here are very friendly. In the nearby resorts, the tourist definately dont get the same African experience as we did here at Zan View.Thanks a lot for making our holiday a succes. We will be back soon.

Review №7

BOOM! What a stay! Best price/quality stay in this area🏝Check in was excellent, Rune (the manager) was clear and gave an extensive tour on arrival. Staff helped with my heavy suitcases and the welcome drink was delicious! Rooms are spacious and very convenient, and the one on Zanzibar to be honest!Ate everyday in the restaurant, the breakfast is very broad and tasteful. Every day another fresh juice and they dont mind if you want to have something extra. They walk the extra mile for you in this place!Dishes are good and the service excellent!The beach is 100m away, and you arrive on the best place of the beach.I really recommend this for everyone, specially families have a great time here. The combination of having the pool and the beach is priceless, further they are busy with their beachbar and private beach!I would like to thank Rune and Jacob for my stay, it felt safe, welcoming and authentic! Definitely come back in the future!

Review №8

Small charming hotel on the east coast of Zanzibar. The hotel is on top of a slope, with a small village below. 2 minutes walk down and through the village and you are standing on the most beautiful tropical sandy beach where an early morning can experience the most amazing sunrise while swim in the ocean. The staff is friendly and welcoming and does a great job to make your stay at the hotel the unforgettable vacation you always dream about. The rooms are large, bright and stylish but relaxed. The menu and wine list are top notch, the food is amazing. Can only recommend the hotel highly.

Review №9

We booked via Airbnb.+ Really nice spacious rooms.+ Minibar at the rooms, nice for cooling water etc.+ Small establishment. Cosy feeling.+ Pool area+ Possibilities to watch premier league+ They provided two bottles of water each day for free. Much appreciated.+ We had lovely flower arrangements every day at our bed!- This is a hotel. It is not a typical Airbnb stay. Check prices on hotels/booking/etc before you book. Don’t expect home stay.- WiFi, worked spontaneously.- Breakfast, not a buffet. Nothing to put on the toasts. After four days we’re kind of fed up on toast with just butter.- Prices in the restaurant. We stayed four nights/days. We’ve done the same stops at three different hotels at Zanzibar with similar standards. The prices are high in comparison to the other two. We had lunch on a expensive resort on Kiwengwa beach two times. That was cheaper than Zan Views restaurant.- They charge 6% on credit card payments. Come on, it’s 2018. Include it in the price!Overall a good stay. It was ok but for a recommendation from us they need to improve on some things.

Review №10

We had booked a sea view room with balconey.We arrived late on friday night and we were disgusted to say the least. I asked the manager on duty where is the sea view?He replied cant you see it?What a joke our view looked onto zinc roofes and the ugly entry gate with a sleeping gaurd.The windows are covered with chicken wire so its like a jail.The toilet is unhygienic with the most disgusting smell because it has no extraction fan..They refill the soap bottles there is no proper soap etc.The toilet seat was loose... EtcThe bed is very small with a foam mattress.We had to sleep Diagonal..There is no television no cupboard space no chairs to sit.. Boring..The restaurant and prices is a total rip off with small portions.They were out of stock of calimari and then there was no ice..The breakfast is mean and extra charges for english and oats etc.. Portions very small..There is no coffee tea in the room..No room service disgusting.The access to the beach is through a squater camp very unpleasant and unsafe.The beach was nice but the hotel is off center with ugly views of unfinished developments..I refused to stay here demanded a refund which was done and relocated to Zanzibaar beach resort in town.I also found the north and east coast lack centrality they are 2 hours away from stone city the airport shops etc..But I suppose it depends on preference.I would not recomed this hotel and for this price you can do much beter..

Review №11

Very nice hotell. Very clean and nice. Good restaurant, friendly staff and beautifully location with nice ocean view.Needed to pass the local village to get to the beach meaning a great opportunity to interact with the friendly locals.

Review №12

At the restaurant, the food is tasty but the service is awful. We asked multiple times for things they never brought, like silverware and side plates. I fetched napkins for the table, since the server didnt bring them. It took ages for simple drinks to arrive. Everything was way too slow.

Review №13

Our room was booked 6 months & paid 1 month before scheduled stay. Upon arrival we were informed by the owner that our room was not available because we had not re-confirmed our booking. He said he had asked Agoda to inform us but they didnt and that was their fault. When Agoda questioned the reasons of his behaviour he told them that there were pipe problems with our room and had to relocate us to a his friends property. Same excuses to our friends with their room. Lies to us, lies to them.Apparently this is a common practice of his, he is doing overbooking, sells the room to the highest offer and blackmails the other customers to accept his take-it-or-leave-it kind offer to arrange their accommodation with his friends empty rooms (for their mutual benefit) or else, theyll find themselves searching for a room by their own. The above was also confirmed by Agoda in their correspondence with us.If someone is in doubt about it, let he/she check the advertised prices at Agoda. Why are they so significantly lower than at the other providers? The answer is simple: Because the customers are not going to stay there but somewhere else!So, dear reader, dont bother stay or eat with them, too, their restaurant serves very average food, small portions at high european prices (even Hilton is cheaper!).

Review №14

Good food, great service and affordably priced. Definitely not a full blown resort like the establishments up and down the beach but thats part of its appeal. Well run overall.

Review №15

This hotel is awesone. Well located and the pool is just perfect to hang out and relax. The view is amazing and the staff is so nice. The food is expensive and not that good thought.

Review №16

Very nice, cosy place with a vibe of feeling at home. We had a lovely time here and had nothing to complain about. Lovely place, close to the beach. Friendly staff that were very helpfull when needed. Would absolutly come here again.

Review №17

Very good food and big portions. Reasonable prices. Catch of the day 10$. Staff also very friendly.-1 star because you sit very low as the chairs sank into the sand.

Review №18

Had the best stay at Zan View Hotel! A warm welcome, great hospitality, amazing restaurant, spacious rooms and the friendliest and always smiling employees! Thanks a lot! Rune, you are doing an amazing job together with the team. Keep up the good work and see you again. Asante sana!

Review №19

Its is v.good place with nice view of beach. Neat and clean place with great service,rooms are very comfortable and clean with hot water service is also available. Over all best service in affordable price from me 10/10

Review №20

This place is worth to visit if nearby. Staff and views are nice. Service is above average and staff is helpful to make decision. If you look something authentic you wont be disappointed, when coming here. It is easy to have a quick bite if youre hungry. In case of limited availability nearby stalls will deliver if needed.

Review №21

Zan View is an amazing hotel. The manager Mr. Sarge is a gem of a person. Friendly, accomodating and helpful. At the restaurant Tukae is the person to look for. Thanks Zan View we had an Awesome holiday.

Review №22

What a gorgeous, delicate hotel! They will truly make you feel like at your own home - the staff is really kind and here you can really understand the meaning of pole pole and hakuna Matata

Review №23

Amazing place. stuff, food, and everything is perfect

Review №24

Zan hotel its high slope, where you can view the beaches, got nice food and cocktails. Good customer service. I just love it

Review №25

Excellent Service. Good location. I have spent a week in march 17. would recommend for everyone, however forbthose who llok for music and night activity I woul recommend the North coast.

Review №26

Nice calm place to stay.

Review №27

THE hotel is located in the village Kiwengwa on Zanzibar. its at the East coast of the island. incredible view, awesome service cool weather its superb and affordable rates

Review №28

Very comfortable classic and luxury Beach Hotel, with White sand Swimming Pool and Bar.

Review №29

Its quite boutique hotel to relax and good service feel like home and very nice food and family feelings with the staff and management

Review №30

Friendly staff . Clean

Review №31

Nice small hotel in a very beautiful area and beach near

Review №32

Good place to stay in Zanzibar, its close to the beach and comfortable.

Review №33

Nice place to stay , delicious food, friendly staff, amazing sew view

Review №34

It was nice quite place with really wonderful view and service.Great thanks to owner!

Review №35

Nice room,very cind and helpfull owner.

Review №36

Best service ever. Thanks Jaco and staff..!

Review №37

The food and the vibe is amazing

Review №38

Welcome to zan view hotel restaurant and bar

Review №39

Gorgeus place, good food

Review №40

Fantastic food and service.

Review №41

Was good

Review №42

Very friendly staff

Review №43

Nice restaurant

Review №44

Very nice place

Review №45

Far from the beach

Review №46

Good place

Review №47

Quiet place

Review №48


Review №49

Thats it, its over .. thats it, its back to France after more than 10 days spent in Zanzibar and at the Zan View Hotel!Hotel on a human scale just a stones throw from the beach, the staff is exceptional and takes care of everyone. What a joy not to have gone to a factory resort!The hotel has a bar restaurant with swimming pool as well as a second bar / restaurant on the waterfront by the sea 😍We thank the whole team as well as the managers who gave us wonderful evenings, excursions and games!! We will be going back next year with our little boy.

Review №50

The location is very nice, the rooms are simply furnished and always clean. The breakfast buffet is fresh and delicious, but without much variety. The food was good, but the waiting times were rather long.The employees were friendly and helpful - you can still work on the motivation.😊

Review №51

Beautiful hotel, magnificent view of the ocean, very pleasant staff, excellent cuisine, located above the very authentic village of Cairo through which you have to go to get to the beach. We loved it ! Asante Sana!

Review №52

I spent a short stay (3 nights) and we feel that the new team is very motivated (there has been a change of owner this year). The path and the entrance to the hotel are pretty bland at the moment, but the facilities are impeccable. The staff are very pleasant and listen to the customer. There is a restaurant in the hotel and another on the beach with deckchairs which is a plus to vary the pleasures. The wifi is available throughout the hotel and works very well, the rooms have air conditioning and exits can be offered to you with the hotel taxi driver.

Review №53

Okay.Little shadow. A sun canopy is needed over the pool. The beach also needs sun canopies.The current is beyond the reef. Be careful.

Review №54

Incredible hotel, warm and competent staff! We had a dream vacation there.I recommend 1000%

Review №55

An incredible experience, a relaxing, restful and above all magnificent setting, a quality staff! SUPER FRIENDLY AND ESPECIALLY VERY FUNNY managers,Listening (even for birthdays)! Always in joy, in good humor with great respect for the locals and their customs.AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY that will not be the last!

Review №56

We have finally found our happiness at Zanview hotel, everything is perfect, the staff, the hotel an excellent and very exceptional breakfast, dinner and lunch are nothing to envy, the rooms are spacious and the terraces very airy , previously we were in a resort where we were really very disappointed 😞 disgusted, and our week at Zanview saved us and our childrens holidays, the room, the common areas, the exterior and interior of this hotel is well decorated we have Africa and the design is in the appointment, air conditioning, ceiling fan, gives us a cool and pleasant room,magnificent furnishings, the hotel has just been refreshed, everything is nickel. A chef in the kitchen treats us and makes dishes to let go of the chops, finally this place is a concentration of real travel. A relaxation area puts you in total mode ... I do not recommend this hotel I invite you to go there strongly to be in good hands. Thank you to the whole team and its new manager, who welcomed us like royalty, .. a small not inconsiderable point in this hotel the pool towels are lent free of charge a rarity ... you will have a magnificent beach 2 minutes away via a real village with a warm welcome from the locals ... the hotels small bar on the beach is where you can cool off with a good beer or an excellent wine 🍷. This is the Zanzibar dream brought together in one place, the Zanview Hotel, if this is your first time in Zanzibar, it s ideal for you ... thank you all once again .. we will be back in February ..

Review №57

We had a pleasant stay, the hotel, the magnificent beach !!!! if you are looking for authenticity in a heavenly place to feel like robinson crusoe then you have come to the right place. a big thank you to the staff who took great care of us and what to say about the excursions offered and the gastronomy .... Just wonderful 🙏 we will not fail to come back

Review №58

We went to the hotel for lunch. Beer for $ 3.5, Zanzibar curry for $ 12.5. High prices for three rubles away from the sea. But the food is delicious. The restaurant itself is cozy and clean.

Review №59

The hotel was family for the first time. The staff is welcoming, friendly. The pool is well maintained, the daughter did not leave it, salvation in such heat. The food is tasty and varied, surprised by a good range in the bar. We advise the hotel, thanks to all the staff. Will definitely return again for a pleasant stay.

Review №60

Rested in the month of June with friends, the hotel and the staff exceeded all my expectations, the very kind and helpful staff, the cook surprised every day with new tasty and exotic dishes without any comments. The rooms in the hotel are all clean, which we even occasionally refused to clean. The pool is clean and transparent saved us more than once from the heat, even to the beach and within reach, but rest is rest))) fi-wi is great which is amazing for these places, we were very pleased with this as we and our children. Thank you for the rest, we will definitely return to you!

Review №61

Vacationers need to understand that the hotel is located on a hill; they will have to go down to the ocean using a concrete staircase. But there are pluses: the owners Sergey and Olga are very helpful. Guarded beach.

Review №62

Rested in early March 2019.My spent 2 excellent weeks.Very helpful and good guys who love their rabotu.Obsluzhivanie excellent in all respects, everything is debugged well, great hotel occupancy rate has been calculated - all are always enough beds in restorane.Lyubaya unpleasant situation is solved bystro.O food especially want to express. Shes just lovely, the staff of my gratitude. A large variety of every day, every gourmet land. Serving as in the picture, the taste is 5 + .Our spacious room, well-groomed, neat. Generally cleaned well, every day on the bed clean towels. The very bed a little uncomfortable, but this is my subjective mnenie.Rekomenduyu!

Review №63

The hotel did not live, but came for lunch on the beach, it was delicious. They wanted to have dinner at the hotel, at first they said one price, which we agreed on, then when they sat down at the table, the waiter said a completely different price, twice as much. There was live music, but they played as if they did not want to play ..

Review №64

Serves quickly relative to other establishments. The portions are good. Deliciously prepared. Minus for the devices are open on the table. Flies, dust is all on them.

Review №65

Rested here at the end of May, a good hotel, although the weather was not very good, but the prices are good and not so crowded, on the whole, I really liked the room, the food (very tasty and varied), the staff is friendly and helpful, the pool is not big, but the most . If you are planning an inexpensive comfortable rest, then you are here !! Will definitely come back 🤟🤟

Review №66

Definitely worth the money. Clean and tidy. Very nice and obliging service. Pool, air conditioning and strong wifi. Great view from the terrace. What more could you want? It is true that it is not located right on the beach but a piece to go through a climatic village full of nice natives makes this place even more authentic. I definitely recommend it.

Review №67

The territory is small, the photo on the screensaver does not correspond to reality, distorts the scale. Located on the 2nd line to go to the beach along the steep stairs through the village (you still need to dress), on the beach there is a hotel bar and hotel sun loungers (a security guard is constantly sitting).Cleaning of rooms -5.The food in the restaurant is -3 (expensive for 3 stars and not very tasty).Breakfasts -4 (fruits, eggs, croutons, pancakes).The room is clean, not enough furniture.A large number of reviews from my point of view explains the last photo.

Review №68

Its just a heavenly, cozy place where you forget about all the unnecessary thoughts that are seething in your busy weekly head! The rooms are very clean and spacious, there is air conditioning, the staff is friendly and very friendly! There is a pool with sun loungers! And the Sea .... what is it alluring in its embrace of turquoise water is the same Tale!I RECOMMEND Hotel Zan View! It is extremely beautiful, clean, close to the beach, and people are very pleasant - you really feel welcome!

Review №69

Super Vidocq, has its own pools, always keep order in the territory !! There is a security that is an undoubted advantage, the kitchen is prepared with gloves. 1 minute to the beach, there are sun beds. Responsive owners told about all the nuances of the island, organized excursions, constantly in touch. I advise everyone !!)

Review №70

Excellent hotel in terms of price and quality, everything is at the highest level, reading comfortable rooms with excellent African-style repairs, tasty food (lots of fruits and seafood), the staff will always come to the rescue in all situations and help, the green area has a pool, you need to go to the ocean but it is not critical. In general, some advantages, come back here again !!!

Review №71

Very good 3 starsI recommend this hotel for anyone looking for peace and quiet with a beautiful beach. It is eccentric so if you do not rent a car and you want to move beyond the area it will cost you a few cents and it can go up very quickly. Same for food. The hotel has a good restaurant but the choices may be limited. The. Staff is very nice and kind and available. If you are with children take half board you will be less annoyed if you are in a couple and you want to move a lot you plan the money accordingly even if you negotiate. They ask 40 dollars to bring you to their town center / capital of Zanzibar (stone town) located 1 hour from the hotel and with a very dense traffic. Before your departure plan a little change in dollars and / or shillings as the stone town, where you can exchange money is the opposite of the airport too. have a nice trip

Review №72

It is smaller than you think.Friendly and clean.I can see the sea right away,To go to the sea, pass through the middle of the village,You should walk about 4 minutes.Food is in dollars and is a bit expensive.It is a great swimming pool to play with children.

Review №73

Cozy hotel, ideal for people who like good food and want to spend a few days on a paradise beach. Very relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation is managed by a sympathetic Danes. Water sports enthusiasts can try kitesurfing on the beach.

Review №74

Beautiful cozy hotel on the beautiful beach of Kiwengwa - from the entire garden you can enjoy the view of the sea. The rooms are very charming, the staff always friendly and helpful. The food is excellent, every single dish is freshly prepared - daily changing menus so that even with a longer stay you will not be able to taste all the delicacies. We are excited.

Review №75

A nice hotel / restaurant with a menu that mixes typical dishes and more familiar dishes (burger, pasta ...) so there is something for everyone.Prices are rather affordable.The staff is ADORABLE and the quality of service is irreproachable. We immediately feel welcome.

Review №76

Firstly: if you manage to do business, do it qualitatively. Sergey and Olga succeed, and I will not let you lie very, very well. Secondly: The location, in my opinion very convenient and beautiful. Do not worry about shoes ... hedgehogs are not here (verified). Third: Rooms for every taste. If you are a couple, or with a family. I liked it all very much. RECOMMEND!!!

Review №77

Fantastic structure comfortable rooms have everything ... inside it gives you the idea of ​​being at home .. The owner of the exquisite person follows you and solves problems and requests while leaving you privacy and space .. the only drawback the menu in my opinion a little expensive..could drop by a few dollars but they are subjective can go back.Andrea

Review №78

Good overall small hotel, decent restaurant, but go to the beach through Masai village. What is not quite aesthetically pleasing, though exotic. But go far, 100 meters

Review №79

I recommend this hotel for a holiday !!!! Cozy, small with polite and friendly staff !!! Clean rooms and autumn delicious food! Be sure to return to you again !!!))))

Review №80

Great food, especially pizza zan view and pizza salami) great friendly staff who understand Russian. I want to come back here again)

Review №81

Rest is rest. Everything is fine. Water, air and beach, everything is colorful. It does not pass, you have to go yourself. Everything is very beautiful.

Review №82

Incredible. Cozy apartments, air conditioning. Mini fridge, free Wi-Fi, super-friendly staff. Wonderful beach.

Review №83

Everything is great! The rooms are chic, they have always been cleaned and clean, the staff is very good! The view from the window is indescribable ... I will return there again!)

Review №84

Our best accommodation in Zanzibar, pleasant middle, great staff.

Review №85

I liked it a lot, a lot of comfort, quality service, a lot of various dishes.

Review №86

Beautiful. a nice place.

Review №87

Delicious rooms, but the service was not very serviceminded

Review №88

Excellent hotel, positive staff

Review №89

I am among the first to recommend it!

Review №90

The view and the beach are exceptional 😍

Review №91


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  • Address:Kairo Village Kiwengwa Zanzibar, 71100, Tanzania
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