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Norwich, Vermont
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Our family of four stayed here for five nights in April and had an amazing time. We were in a two room suite (room 1 and 2), each with A/C (needed at the start of rainy season due to high temps and humidity) and ceiling fans, our own porches and decks, beautiful sand paths to the rooms. The staff are...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, General Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

And we are grateful to have received your family as our guests, what a pleasure! Thank you so much for this great review. Stay well and hopefully we may welcome you back one day. Greetings from all of us!

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2016

My husband and I went here for 14 nights, most people stay for 3/4 days after travelling or have been on safari, we were the only ones there then each day more arrived and then left. We thought it was vey quiet and that we would get bored but we did a few trips and just chilled out. If you...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, Front Office Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this great review. You all sum it up quite nicely and we are glad that you managed to get 'infected' by the relaxing mode! Good luck in the hectic world and please remember...You now know where to find us!

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Upon arrival at Shooting Star, you immediately feel as though you have arrived in an alternate universe. Utter peace and quiet surround you. Every staff member was friendly and helpful, encouraging us to feel at home and enjoy every aspect of our stay. The infinity pool and all of the grounds are kept impeccably clean and neat. The suite we...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, Front Office Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We hope to welcome you back one day. Greetings from all of us here. -Shooting Star Staff & Management

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent the last three nights of our honeymoon here and absolutely loved it. Friendly staff, amazing lodging in the Monsoon Villa (we were upgraded!), and quiet vibe -just what we wanted! Thank you so much to Bianca and Becker for the amazing hospitality. My wife got badly sunburned on the second last day and Bianca went...

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed 24 November 2015

All the people at the Lodge are friendly and helpful, the staff are always friendly and smiling, The food is great and the view even better. The swimming pool has a panoramic view of the beach and the ocean it was breathtaking.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 12 November 2015

we stayed one night after stooping at the hotel the day before for lunch. we had a great ocean view room. the food was good, excellent fish and the wine prices were reasonable. The infinity pool was fantastic with a great view and well maintained. The beach was similar to all the beaches on the east coast the tide went...

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Lancaster
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our 6 night stay here. We had a lovely room which looked out onto the ocean and had its own decking area which gave us a scene of being the only people for miles. The room was cleaned ever day but did look and feel a little tired. Our shower room needed a little TLC...

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New Mexico
Reviewed 3 October 2015

My husband and I spent two nights at the Shooting Star Lodge at the end of our 3 week vacation in Tanzania and we enjoyed every minute. The staff were friendly and helpful, always interested in talking with us and asking questions. Our room was beautiful, with an outdoor patio with seating. We particularly loved the food. Each morning, we...

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3Thank janbann
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We had enjoyed amazing hotel accommodation during our first week on safari (4 different Serena/Sopa hotels) with excellent rooms/facilities, choice/standard of food and no 'tummy troubles'. We arrived at Shooting Star Lodge late in the afternoon looking forward to a relaxing beach holiday. We had to change rooms (which management facilitated without question) on arrival as there was no hot...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 August 2015

My husband and I just stayed at the Shooting Star Lodge. First The good: rooms are comparable to a Motel 6 meaning they have the basics, the staff except for the owners/managers are nice and the food is okay. If you have children it seems like a great place for families because that is the majority of who was there....

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shooting Star Lodge is a small family-run lodge set on a cliff on the North end of the stunning Kiwengwa beach. Famous for its good local food and intimate atmosphere, the lodge has 3 different types of accommodation: 3 Garden Lodge Rooms, 11 Sea View Cottages, and 2 Monsoon Villas (suites). The fantastic infinity pool has one of the best views on Zanzibar and is the perfect place to cool down. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shooting Star Lodge

Address: P. O. Box 3076, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $206 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shooting Star Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Shooting Star Hotel Zanzibar
Shooting Star Lodge Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
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“Try a Monsoon Villa”
 of 5 bubbles ieuanr2014, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a Seaview Cottage, don't be tempted to save a few dollars with a garden room”
 of 5 bubbles Neilt01, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Amazing Monsoon Villa Kaskazi”
 of 5 bubbles Christine2501, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Monsoon Villa is the best. :)”
  • Sea view Rooms
  • Family Room
  • Family Room
  • Garden view room
  • Monsoon Main Bed Room
 of 5 bubbles 868markusv, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“upgrade to seaview”
 of 5 bubbles Frank_Carole_12, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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