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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were travelling as a large group of multigenerational family members for 10 nights to Kilindi. We did a large amount of research of this property before we booked - being in the travel industry, we didn't want to stay anywhere that we would be amongst alot of other tourists. We wanted something more private. And this is what we...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I couldn't fault a thing at Kilindi, but what I liked most was the feel of its personality and character; everything from the staff, the design, the exquisite menu, my fellow guests... They all conspired to create an ambience that was at once relaxed and vibrant, and I felt warmly welcomed and at home. My pavilion was breathtaking - I...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Kilindi experience. We loved reading your review. Kilindi is a very special place and we are incredibly lucky to have such a unique design. I mean, what a tough life it is if the only thing you really need to ponder about is which plunge pool to relax at today! Chef...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed here for 3 blissful days at the end of our holiday doing game drives in the Mara and Serengeti. What a beautiful place to finish off with. The GM Justin and his wife Kayla have only recently taken over and have transformed the place into a haven of peace and relaxation with views from every room. We were...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Edith, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Kilindi experience. The Kilindi Family (especially Daudi) has loved reading your review! "Haven of Peace with stunning views" is truly a magical way to describe Kilindi. We are very lucky to have rooms with breath taking views of the Indian Ocean from every angle (as you mentioned,...

Reviewed 23 October 2016

The royal treatment at Kilindi is one of the best there is in this world. Our fantastic villa 4 with beautiful views and 24/7 help of our butler Baruti made this our best holiday ever. Zanzibar is very nice, but an excellent resort like Kilindi makes it very special. Be aware that you don't get spoilt for the rest of...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Kees, Thank you so much for the very positive review on your Kilindi experience which must be one of the quickest I have ever seen as you only left us two days ago. It was such a pleasure having you both here and I am thrilled that you have found your piece of paradise and your new home...

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, quiet area but close to a lot of water sports facilities. Khalfan is the best ever. Perfect rooms and service. The food taste delicious, the management is taking care of everything for you. We'll come back!!!

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

After a long day in Zanzibar town, arriving at Kilindi was so refreshing! Warm welcomes! Stunning Open plan private Villa's,Amazing beaches! The Chef was incredible and the food was amazing and you could really taste the freshness! The Management and staff are amazingly accomodating and ultra friendly! Definitely a Honeymoon Spot or Couple getaway!

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Dimitri, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Kilindi experience. I couldn't agree with you more that after a long day in the hustle and bustle of the vibrant historic stone town, that arriving back at Kilindi is a special treat. I am thrilled you enjoyed the open private villas as this is one of...

Norman
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Words can not properly describe Kilindi......located about an hour from Stone Town, once you enter the lodges security gates, you feel like your in another world! We were greeted by Saleem, property manager and escorted thru the facilities. Once we arrived at our room, the double door gate was opened by Daudi, our butler, and we were invited into our...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

A huge thank you for taking the time to share your Kilindi experience. The Kilindi family has loved every second of reading your review and the amazing way you have described your stay with us. Kilindi certainly is in Another World and we are so fortunate in the way it was designed having the spacious pavilions which all have the...

Reviewed 25 September 2016

I and my wife have been staying in this hotel for 4 nights. It is really the heaven on earth, you have to stay here once in your life. 24 hours butler service in this hotel makes you just like at home, exp. my butler Daudi gave my wife birthday cake on her birthday night,with the happy tears in our...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Jo & Rose, Always so good to receive such positive reviews and thank you so much for taking the time to share your Kilindi memories. Heaven on earth is a beautiful way to describe Kilindi and I am very glad that we managed to meet all your expectations. Daudi is a wonderful part of Kilindi and his passion for...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We werw at Kilindi for 4 nights. We heard a lot of good things before coming. But the reality was so far better. Dustin and all the staff (house dressing people, waiters, bartenders, SPA women, Chefs at the restaurant) were so devoted to make our stay memorable and they succeeded beyond our expectations. A special asante (thank you in swahili)...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Pkalla, What an amazing review of your experience at Kilindi and thank you so much for taking the time to share this. It is always such a special feeling for the Kilindi family to read when we have exceeded our guests expectations and it shows the team that all the hard work and effort is worth every second. I...

Essex
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Kilindi is special - very very special!! The rooms are fantastic and if you are lucky you get to share them with bushbabies and mongoose!! I truy believe there is no where lese like Kilinidi. The food provided by Adriaan and his staff is impeccable and the variety amazing. We were there for 10 nights (not long enough!!) and eventually...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Kilindi experience. We are all so thrilled that you both found Kilindi to be the place you had hoped for and more. I know this trip was a very special one for you and this makes it even more exciting for us to read how much you really enjoyed it. We...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Located on the north-west coast of Zanzibar, and lying adjacent to the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, sits the extraordinary and mesmerising Kilindi Zanzibar. Dotted across 50 acres of lush, tropical garden and blessed with a secluded powder-white sand beachfront extending over half a kilometre, Kilindi Zanzibar with its arched pavilion-style villas overlooks an ocean that has witnessed the spice trade route for over 500 years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kilindi Zanzibar

Address: Kendwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kendwa
Price Range: $702 - $2,266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kilindi Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Kilindi Zanzibar Kendwa, Zanzibar Island
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“We loved our rooms 4, 5 , 6 and 7. But they are all just as amazing...”
 of 5 bubbles Rafiki234, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“All rooms have ocean views. Closer rooms to the pavilion will get wifi in villa.”
 of 5 bubbles anaplas, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pavilion # 6 - great views - close to beach access - not a long walk from the pool and bar”
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“All the rooms are epic.”
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