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Sultan Sands Island Resort

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Sultan Sands Island Resort is situated on the wide, sparkling beaches of Kiwengwa on the East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Sultan Sands is a resort with a unique character: an inspired blend of Swahili and Arab architecture and decor creates a relaxed ambience, while first-class amenities and facilities ensure complete comfort. The spacious rooms at Sultan Sands are built in the style of traditional African rondavels, each tastefully decorated with hand-carved Zanzibari furniture. All rooms are ocean-facing with some situated just metres from the beach. The resort's wining and dining venues are equally impressive, offering delicious local specialities as well as Far-Eastern and European favourites. Sultan Sands shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property - Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. Guests of the two resorts also share many facilities and amenities, including the famous Oasis Spa and the One Ocean Dive Centre.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Game room
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Paweł P wrote a review Apr 2021
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A very nice hotel with friendly staff. Very tasty and varied meals. Beautiful views and a perfect getaway. The manager watches over everything in the hotel, thank you Dass :)I recommend to everyone, is a unique place
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Dass Bangar, General Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Dear 898pawe_p , Jambo ! Many thanks for your review and the kind words. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It was indeed our pleasure hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you again. We wish you all the very best and thank you once again for choosing Sultan Sands Island Resort for your holidays. Kwaheri & Asante Sana ! Warm regards Dass - Resort General Manager
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Olesya Farino wrote a review Apr 2021
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My sister and I live in a resort place in Russia, in the Crimea. So we can compare the service in both the areas. We both agree on the point that the service in Sultan Sands Island Resort Hotel is superb! The staff is incredibly polite, cheerful and helpful. Everyone is at a guest's service- you wanna a coconut from a tree - here you are! You don't know where the hotel shop is - a passing by cleaning lady will show you the way. We have fallen in love with the local "Jambo" - a greeting that every hotel employee says to you. We are defenitely going to miss the warmth of these wonderful people. The food is delicious and varied. We've never seen so many options of free of charge coctails at a beach bar. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable. There's a daily cleaning. The hotel manager Dass is very attentive and professional. Saadia is a marvelous receptionist who has become our sister for ever )) Guys, we wish you to prosper and may guests from all over the world come over to you! Iulianna and Olesya
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Dass Bangar, General Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Dear Pioneer02517702317 , Jambo ! Many thanks for your very positive , kind and detailed review. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed it was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcoming you back. I take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Sultan Sands Island Resort for your holidays. We wish you all the very best!!! Kwaheri & Asante Sana ! Warm regards Dass - Resort General Manager
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Dam M wrote a review Apr 2021
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Hi Das! You are intriguing us! Never saw so many nice responses ! We will come and check at 6 of April direct flight from Ufa , Russia! Thank you in advance for such a good service! Viva Zanzibar! Cannot wait to see Indian Ocean! Damir and Yulia.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dass Bangar, General Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort
Responded 03 Apr 2021
Dear damm42 , Jambo from Zanzibar ! Thanks for the kind words, I look forward to welcoming and hosting you. Travel safe , see you on 6th April. Kind regards Dass - Resort General Manager
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Zsanett L wrote a review Mar 2021
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Everything was perfect! Very good hotel with good location and friendly staff. Dass, the hotel manager is excellent! Helps in everything! The beach is beautiful, the food is delicious! Hope to go back soon!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dass Bangar, General Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort
Responded 31 Mar 2021
Dear 422zsanettl , Jambo ! Many thanks for a positive and kind review. I am delighted to learn that you all thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Will definitely share your kind and encouraging feedback with my wonderful team. It was indeed our pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcoming you all again. Kwaheri & Asante Sana Kind regards Dass - Resort General Manager
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Laura P wrote a review Feb 2021
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I’m really glad I chose this hotel. The staff, the views, the rooms, the food.... everything was perfect. Everyone was so friendly and kind. The manager made sure that I felt like I was home. His hospitality and kindness were unbelievable... Dass, we miss you☺️. I will definitely come back. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dass Bangar, General Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Dear laurapS6409MD, Jambo ! Many thanks for your positive review and kind words. We are happy to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It was indeed a pleasure hosting you. I take this opportunity to thank you for your support and patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back and hosting you . Asante Sana and Kind regards Dass Resort General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$171 - US$362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sultan sands island hotel kiwengwa
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKiwengwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sultan Sands Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (1.0 km), Kiwengwa Caves (2.5 km), and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, La Base JungleKite, and Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sultan Sands Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sultan Sands Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sultan Sands Island Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (1.3 km).
Does Sultan Sands Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.