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Jambiani beach Plot 1246, Jambiani Tanzania
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Updated 20/04/28


#2 of 59 in Jambiani
Travellers' Choice
Driftwood beach lodge is a recently renovated, 9 roomed lodge. Situated in Jambiani on the South East coast of Zanzibar. Our rooms all have bathrooms en suite, Zanzibari beds with mosquito nets and fans. We have a few air-con rooms now and are continuing with installations. In addition 2 new Garden/Sea-view bungalows have recently been built. Our open plan dining area and Pub and new swimming pool are close to the beach. Breakfast is included in our rate and Lunches and Dinners can be chosen from our restaurant menu. We have a TV lounge available and we have free Wifi. Jambiani is a favourite kite surfing destination, however local boat rides, fishing, diving and bicycle tours are available locally. On site managers provide a casual, comfortable, friendly environment for you to enjoy your Zanzibar holiday.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Game room
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Swahili
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Paul L wrote a review Mar 2022
7 contributions
My taxi driver took me here among a few other places close by. There were a couple of cheaper places but I’m so glad I returned here for 3 nights, I was actually sad to leave. Very lovely management team and friendly staff who helped make my stay. Lots of comfy seating, a lovely pool, a deck and a picture perfect restaurant. Food good overall, I wish I had time to try more things. Could just about stream videos in my room which was a major bonus. Room really was cute, more than I needed. I’d say with food and drink I spent about £100 a day, no regrets, was a lovely stay. Thanks guys
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
banderas wrote a review Mar 2022
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions4 helpful votes
dear Driftwood and his team !! We have spent the most beautiful holiday of our lives with you !!! we felt like we were a family !!! Tisza rooms very good food professional service !! If you are thinking of these accommodations don't think about booking !! thank you for everything ❤️❤️
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Patrick M wrote a review Nov 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great holiday and super service from Kerry and Brady our hosts. The room and food were excellent ! We were delighted with the ocean view, the well tended garden and the spotless clean pool. And my superspecial darling (loveofmylife) wife Lorna though it was great too !
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Kerry Pollen, General Manager at Driftwood Beach Lodge
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Was absolutely brilliant having you stay with us at Driftwood. Will catch up with you soon in Zim. Best wishes Kerry and Brady :)
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Francis B wrote a review Nov 2021
Villefranche-sur-Saone, France12 contributions10 helpful votes
Of course there is the beach, the sublime view, but there is also the extraordinary welcome from Braddy, Kerry and Shona. The staff of an incredible kindness. It feels like home. one of the most beautiful places I have seen. Thank you for having us.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Kerry Pollen, General Manager at Driftwood Beach Lodge
Responded 16 Nov 2021
It is great having met both you and Francis , we are thrilled that your stay was memorable. Thanks for many a laugh and glad that you felt at home. Best wishes, Kerry, Brady and Shona
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Abdulrahim A wrote a review Aug 2021
Kampala, Uganda2 contributions
I loved my stay at Driftwood! The managers Kerry & Brady were so friendly and the proximity to the beach is literally 20 steps away. Would highly recommend for travelers, couples and friends. There’s also a nice pool with a view for sunrise lovers.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Kerry Pollen, General Manager at Driftwood Beach Lodge
Responded 29 Aug 2021
So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Driftwood. For next time you know where we are now. Stay safe and take care, Kerry, Brady and the Driftwood Team :)
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US$85 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandJambiani
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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood Beach Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Driftwood Beach Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Jambiani Beach (0.5 km) and Novtox Tailor & Designer (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Driftwood Beach Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Driftwood Beach Lodge?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a pool view, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Driftwood Beach Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Driftwood Beach Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Driftwood Beach Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fadhil Restaurant, Lost Soles Bar, and Peterpan Beach Lodge & Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Driftwood Beach Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Driftwood Beach Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Driftwood Beach Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Driftwood Beach Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Swahili.
Does Driftwood Beach Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.