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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very good stay, we really recommend Demani, the food is also great, we took most of our dinners there. The pool is great and we could really relax by the pool the days we did not leave for trips, recommended

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Brezice
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Beautiful garden, nice rooms, cool bar, pool, clean mosaic bathrooms. On thursday nights there is a bbq night with a dj. The nice beach is a bit far away, but it is not a problem, because the place is so beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Demani Lodge for three nights and loved it. The staff and host were lovely and even the food was good. One thing to be conscious of is that Thursday night is a big party night and people come from other lodges to party into the early morning. We were not aware and had to leave early the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful stay here, we arrived on a Thursday night early hours of the morning to music pumping and people dancing, we were a little concerned about what we had walked into, however the manager showed us straight to our room and said we could check in in the morning. We room was a cool...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place was gorgeous! I had some troubles getting my credit card to work with their online system, but they were super communicative and helpful over email prior to my stay, and we worked it all out when I got there. I booked airport transportation through them, and was picked up easily at the airport and got to the lodge...

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Dar Es Salaam
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Breakfast was basic (fruit + egg + bread) you can choose a different style of egg and the bread and fruit are different every day. Rooms and bathroom are very clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant is really good and not too expensive! Nice pool. We booked for 4 nights but we stayed 5...

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Demani L, General Manager at Demani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have you back here anytime soon!! Demani Team

Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed in a tripple room for two night and it was barely okay. The mattress bed was super soft and the slats were not supporting the mattress evenly. We had our worst night during our two months in East Africa here. The manager agreed to fix the problem and we got a firm mattress, almost as hard as a...

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Demani L, General Manager at Demani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Johan We are very sorry to hear that you did not have a very pleasant stay with us and that your first night was that horrible. But this is how we can improve ourselves in order to make the stay for our next guests better! Since we dont sleep in the rooms ourselves it is difficult for us to...

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

As long as you view Demani as more of a nice hostel, you'll think it's fabulous. The basics were covered pretty well here, with the exception that I never had hot water (and I checked multiple times throughout the day). Good restaurant / bar area to meet others if traveling solo. Short (3 min) walk to beach. Note that at...

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Demani L, Owner at Demani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JustsGuyinAfrica It is great to hear that it was a great place to meet others if traveling solo! We are sorry to hear that you did not have hot water in your room! There is a switch for each room with a private bathroom and the heater needs to be switched on 20-30 minutes in advance for the water...

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time at Demani. The atmosphere is so relaxing. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The pool area is fantastic. Was a brilliant place to meet like-minded people and form a bit group for dinner and drinks. Would definitely go back.

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Demani L, Owner at Demani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Adam It is always great to hear about the fantastic stay our guests had here!!! Hope to see you soon again! Demani Team

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I've stayed at Demani at least 10 times. The service food and atmosphere is great. Best for solo travellers, groups of friends or young couples. Its not on the beach but has a great swimming pool and is a lovely little oasis. Party on a Thursday night is my favourite in the area. Place has a cool backpacker vibe but...

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Demani L, Owner at Demani Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kelly And it is great to have you back here every time! You have become one of us now, not only a guest, and we are happy every time we see your name on the booking :) Demani team

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Now also with swimming pool!!!! Backpackers, Kitesurfers and barefoot beach-lovers will adore the easy retreat oasis of Demani Lodge. Situated just a kilometre from Paje on the Jambiani Road, Demani's lush garden and easy access to the beach are topped off by flexible accommodation options with singles, doubles, triples, dorm room and nice, big rooms with wooden floor and bathroom en suite. Pick-up's can be arranged for extra cost. We have a BBQ with live music and party with DJ every Thursday, delicious food in the kitchen from 12 pm - 22 pm, and an open bar as long as there is people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Demani Lodge

Address: Jambiani Road, Paje, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Paje
Price Range: $54 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“I was booked into a dorm but slept in a hammock for the week.”
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“Any room. Stayed in the two bed double with floor. Other rooms had beachfloor. That would have been cool”
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