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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Von der Rezeption beginnend, bis über die tolle Anlage, weiter zum Restaurant mit gutem und auswahlreichem Buffet, besticht dieses Hotel mit enormer Gastfreundlichkeit. Alles ist sauber und ansprechend. Toller Strand, schönes Abendprogramm. Beginning with the reception, all staff members welcome you warm and quickly, whenever you arrive there (especially big thanks to Joyce, Anna and Manuel). Joyce was reachable at...

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Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel looks brand new, located directly at the ocean front. Our room was fantastic, located in the new part of the resort, with a beautiful view over the property out on the ocean. Food was amazing every day, with a wide selection and always fresh products, creatively presented and arranged. Very nice entertainment programme every evening. Water sports equipment...

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London
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a wonderful 9 night stay at the Sultan Sands in Zanzibar. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and the location and setting of the hotel is absolutely stunning. The North West of the Island has some of the best beaches on the island and it is situated on one of the most...

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Mark N, Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear London_Traveller67, Many thanks for the time taken for your constructive honest feedback. As a manager guest feedbacks is extremely valuable to be able to constantly improve our guest experience here at Sultan Sands Resort. I’m very glad you enjoyed the food on offer, we do have a varied 14 day menu cycle using some of the very best local...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I stayed at sultan sands resort for 2 weeks.The staff in thr restaurant were very friendly.The food was great and tasty.The room was cleaned every day.However the seagrass should have been removed from the beach. Also ,the seawater level was low until 2 pm so swimming was not possible.. One day i left my 2 half full water bottles on...

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Mark N, Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear tina37M, thank you for you feedback on your recent stay with us here at Sultan Sands. I am glad to see you enjoyed the wonderful selection of food combined with the great service from the restaurant team. We use some of the finest fruit and vegetables along with local fresh fish which is caught and delivered daily. Tidal patterns...

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Very nice hotel with beautiful location and high level of security. The rooms are nice and spacious, and located in a beautiful garden. The ladies who clean the rooms are very nice, but maybe a bit absentminded... They did not clean very well on our porch, and a few times they forgot to fill up with water and bathroom-amentities. That...

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Mark N, Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lene V, thank you for the time taken for your recent feedback. I’m really happy you enjoyed your stay with us here at Sultan Sands. Everything we do is for the guest with allot of help from Mother Nature along the way! I do apologize for the occasion where some amenities were not replenished, I have passed your feedback...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation by booking.com and it was free cancelation till jan 29th 2017 on jan 24 they said they gonna cancel our reservation i spend 200 dollar calling long distance booking and the hotel after two days the hotel sent me email that fine if u pay us 800 extra u can stay with us so i had...

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Mark N, Manager at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Persianyc, Can you please provide myself with your original booking details, as we have extensively searched our records and cannot find any corresponding reservation matching your description for the date duration you have mentioned. Here at the resort we take all guest feedback seriously and I would greatly appreciate hearing back from you directly so this matter can be...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great hotel. Nice and clean bugalowes placed in beautiful garden. It is one complex with Bluebay Hotel so you can enjoy both Hotela. Wonderful food (seafood, Tanzanian food, wonderful fruits) helpfull and pleasent staff, beautiful swimming pool and beach.

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David A, Resident manager,Bluebay hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from One very Happy Spicy Island & happy 2017 We are pleased to read the review and thank you most sincerely for taking your time to write about us. It is always a delight to see our guests appreciating our tranquil ambiance and relaxing atmosphere which make us so special Our team is no doubt what makes us proud...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The room is very good spacious and well designed The lobby pool and dining room are beautifull The dinner is tasty but sometimes the staff dont fill the missing dishes The breakfast is to my opinion below standard and the number of selection is limited The service has to improve some time when they clean the room they forget to...

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David A, resident managers ,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you The Sultansands Island Resorts team is truly pleased by your compliments, We strive to be creative with our meal experiences and want our guests to look forward to every meal with a difference, We have indeed received overwhelming positive feedback and we will endeavor to make this even better with due allowances that certain dishes which you might...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The smaller version of the neighbouring BlueBay, this is another great hotel on this beautiful stretch of Zanzibar coast. Lost of foreign tour groups (Polish, Italian) can't spoil our pleasure. Good diving centre on the compound. The little round rooms near the beach are our favourites. Quite small but well serviced and lovely located. Won't get any better as far...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments that you had a wonderful time enjoying our manifold facilities and dedicated services from our happy Zanibari team We thank you for choosing our Sultan Sands and we do hope that we will be given the opportunity to offer our Bluebay Resorts hospitality to you soon again for...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nice and quiet hotel in a peaceful zone away from the city . The room was very good and clean like all the hotel . The staff was excellent and helpful and always ready to assist us . Its a twin hotel and that allow us to have some meals in the other hotel avoiding eat always in the same...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. At Sultan Sands we appreciate that our guests like things cool and well chilled – from the rooms, to the beers to our excellent selection of white wines everything is served at the perfect temperature. The atmosphere of Sultan Sands is equally well chilled. Guests relax, kick back and leave the rest of the world...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sultan Sands Island Resort

Address: Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $207 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sultan Sands Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Sultan Sands Island Hotel Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island Resort Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
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“The beachvilla's are super,the regular rooms (2 in 1 villa) have mainly a beautiful gardenview. Beach is just minutes walk.”
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