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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended by a friend and as promised the location could not be better. Each room overlooks the stunning white sand and turquoise waters of the Jambiani beach. The rooms are clean and fairly modern with local touches. Bathrooms have hot showers and excellent water pressure. The in-room safe was very small and the key slightly rusted so I...

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you brought this up actually because it has not been covered in a very long time on the review sites. What you experienced is not actually termites. I know what you speak of very well. This is in fact a single grub of a type of flying insect in Zanzibar. Very common....

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel is ok, can do with some renovation, Thatch is falling apart , no tea or coffee facilities in the room. Staff very friendly, lekker pool with good view, food also hit and miss. one day you will have a good meal and the next day the same thing will be smaller and sometimes just seemed slapped together. Must...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The recommendation from a local friend confirmed what i had hoped. My arrival late at night was wonderful - being met by a Masaai guest relations officer, taken to my awesome room built over the emerald green water that greeted me the next morning. The staff are friendly, relaxed and attentive. The food was reliably fresh, tasty and varied at...

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind feedback and for choosing to stay with us. We're happy to hear your stay was all you hoped for.

Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We loved our stay! Do enjoy the cocktails while waching the amazing Indian Ocean Tides ebb and flow. Time stand still. The staff were super fiendly and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. The hotel es excellent value for money. We would highly recommend it!

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JambianiNeil, Manager at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Coral Rock for your stay in Jambiani, We too love the ever changing views the tides bring to the ocean scenery. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to host you again someday

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Seems cliché but Coral Rock is really the place to stay. I've been already a couple of times and it couldn't gone better and enjoyable. Nice rooms, awesome atmosphere out in the bar or restaurant and when i think about the food, I can't stop thinking about the nachos... The owners are a fantastic couple from SA and you can...

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for choosing Coral Rock for your stay in Zanzibar. With many of our guests being return clients or via personal recommendations, we're happy to hear we are consistently delivering on great experiences

Kilifi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Coral Rock is easily one of (if not) the most beautiful places that I have ever been to. From the decor to the rooms, the restaurant and the pool, everything at Coral has been so perfectly designed to match the beauty that surrounds it. It is much more than a hotel - it has an incredibly inviting atmosphere that makes...

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear guest. Thank-you kindly for your positive feedback and for choosing to stay at Coral Rock. We're thrilled to hear that our design efforts, which have been a work in progress for well over a decade are appreciated and in harmony with the surrounding environment. We hope to host you again someday.

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Coral Rock has everything I want for a break-away holiday! The view from the rooms, the pool, restaurant and chill areas is absolutely exquisite overlooking the crystal clear and beautiful turquoise water of the Jambiani lagoon. Lying by the pool all day ordering cocktails and Neil's Infamous Nacho's is enough to satisfy most but walk down the stairs to the...

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Megan. It was our pleasure to host you and we thank you for your kind feedback.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a wonderful hotel. Every one of the staff members from the bottom up were ready and willing to assist me with anything I needed, at anytime. It's a wonderful place to relax, chill out, catch some sun and unwind, and if you are around for a Saturday night party, you can expect a supreme BBQ, live music, and all...

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

What a crazy cool holiday, so chilled and relaxing. The place is simply stunning and not your run of the mill beach resort found in Zanzibar. The service and staff at Coral Rock were just amazing and the food was amazing. The vibe there is also so incredible, with young vibrant people from all over the world. It's so much...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Loved it. Pictures don't do it justice. Nice and smaller resort style hotel for younger or young-at-heart people. Staff are excellent and food is great. Everything is pole pole (slowly slowly) so it helps you unwind pretty quickly (few reviews sound like they never quite got there). Not a great place for families which for me was perfect. Has a...

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  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Coral Rock is one of the most popular small to mid-size hotels in Zanzibar. We offer incredible views and an authentic Zanzibari experience that encourages local and cultural interaction within a functioning Swahili fishing village. Our aim is authenticity & value for money. The unrivaled view and location has been home to international fashion shoots by the likes of Sports Illustrated and FHM, as well as almost half a dozen reality TV shows on account of the striking and unusual natural beauty and panoramic vistas that can be enjoyed from every room and facility at the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coral Rock Zanzibar

Address: Mfumbwi, Jambiani 4125, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: $116 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Rock Zanzibar 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Coral Rock Jambiani
Hotel Coral Rock
Coral Rock Zanzibar Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
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“choose rooms 15,16,17,18 they are newer and have lovely views and away from noise”
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