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Sultan Sands Island Resort

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  • Excellent56%
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  • Average8%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hotel with a diving center in the location. Staff were all super friendly. Food and drinks were amazing. The room was cleaned twice a day with a turn down service during the evening. Only one thing: a lot of (drunk) Polish guests....More

Thank Wereldreiziger28
Response from Mark N, Manager at Sultan Sands Island ResortResponded 3 days ago

Jambo Wereldreiziger28! Thank you for your brief review. I glad you had a great holiday with us here at Sultan Sands. As always we take all feed back seriously and appreciate it and all comments are passed on to the owners of the business. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jambo! We stayed in Suptan Sands in late March and even the weather forecast was awful for the whole period, we had only half-rainy day. As the hotel is 3,5* I would say that the price we booked the hotel for and the service and...More

1  Thank Gabriela G
Response from Mark N, Manager at Sultan Sands Island ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Jambo Gabriela G! It certainly looks like you had a fantastic vacation!. Here at the resort we have a fantastic team that looks after each and everyone of our guests. I will make sure they receive your kind words. We do truly have one of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time during our stay. Restaurant had some delicious meals. The menu was exotic and had different dishes every day. Hotel's staff were polite, helpful and optimistic. Pwani Room was cosy and well cleaned daily. The hotel's beach looked wonderful. We had...More

Thank Raimundas P
Response from Mark N, Manager at Sultan Sands Island ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Jambo Raimundas P! Thank you for your wonderful review! I shall certainly pass on your kind remarks to the team. Hopefully we shall see you again back at the resort in the not too distant future! Ashante sana!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We transferred to this resort after a terrible stay at Moja Tuu. My compliments to the resort manager Joyce, for her stellar customer service skills. She welcomed us and took care of our accommodations. She even followed up daily to make sure we are taken...More

Thank Suada P
Response from Mark N, Manager at Sultan Sands Island ResortResponded 3 weeks ago

Jambo Suada P! Thank you for your review, I was very pleased to read that you have had a fantastic vacation here at Sultan Sands. I will pass your kind words on to my team which makes all this happen. We all hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 16 nights there with my mom and dad and altogether we were very satisfied with the hotel. As is the case with most hotels there are certain pros and cons and here is a list the we prepared before we departed. Pros:Very good...More

Thank Marit L
Response from Mark N, Manager at Sultan Sands Island ResortResponded 4 weeks ago

Jambo Marit L, I was glad to read that you enjoyed your vacation tremendously here on the sunny spice island of Zanzibar. We truly do hope to make every guest experience truly memorable. We do take all guest feedback onboard, I will make sure to...More

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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Free Internet
Free Parking
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Babysitting
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Air Conditioning
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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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US$164 - US$306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$164 - US$306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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crystal4
Hello to All and especially Mark the Manager, We are booked from the 10th December for two weeks to the Sultan Sands Bahari room but I have become rather confused about the various room types. On the hotel website the Bahari Room supposed to have a large balcony with chairs and a sofa as well as a sofa bed in the room. We partly chose this hotel to get this type of room as when we visited Zanzibar 10 years ago we had a similar set up and we loved it. We also loved Zanzibar so much that it has remained our dream location ever since. So now, I would just like to make it really nice again as we are returning for two big birthdays and with our daughter. I would really like to know how one would get that type of room that is shown on the website. The Bahari rooms on many travellers photos look smaller, with tiny balcony, and no extra sofa bed. I have written several emails to both the Sultan Sands and the Blue Bay but I am getting no reply from anyone....this is why I am posting this hoping for an answer....Thank you!!!
6 November 2017|
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Response from Mark N | Property representative |
Hi crystal4, I hope you are well and I look forward to welcoming you here in Zanzibar for you upcoming holiday. I hope I can answer your question for you!. Within the Bahari class of room which are our premium room as... More
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Tereza K
5 July 2017|
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Response from Mark N | Property representative |
Good day Tereza K, thank you for your question. I can put your mind at ease. Bottled water is refreshed daily in your rooms for your consumption. And there is also plenty of bottled water available here at the resort as... More
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rutiriv1
6 June 2017|
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Response from David A | Property representative |
At Sultansands & Bluebay we have four al -carte restaurant and 2 main restaurant with a 14 day cycle theme menu. we also do organise private beach dinners under the stars on the beach.
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"Avoid the Baobab rooms as there is no frige"
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"the Bahari rooms at the front, especially 306 with a huge terrace and sofa"
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"Pawni rooms beginning with 2xx or 3xx are closer to the heart of the hotel."
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"Avoid the Bahari rooms on the first floor!"
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