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Demani Lodge
Ranked #2 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Paje
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Me and my friend stayed here for 4 days and we had a great time.
The guys behind the bar kevin and sadie are great guys, very chatty and will organise lifts and bring you to local bars if that's what you like.
The rooms are basic but have everything you need and were perfectly aired without having to have air conditioning.
The outdoor pool, the sunbeds, hammocks and chill out/common areas have the desired effect and hanging out there totally relaxed me after a long holiday round Tanzania.
Also the fab beach thats 2 mins walk across the road was just gorgeous to sit and watch sunset at.
I'll be back!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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DemaniLodgeZanzibar, Owner at Demani Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Guest

We love to read amazing reviews like yours and we are super happy that you had a great stay with us!!! Thank you for the amazing words, we have already given the compliments to our bar staff :)

Demani Team

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had a nice stay in demani lodge, the rooms are good and the shared bathrooms are clean. We also get good breakfast, but it could be more and maybe not only eggs. But only eggs is everywhere, not only demani lodge. The stuff is very nice and you can get good dinner or lunch for a normal price. Beer could be a bit cheaper.
Paje is 20 minutes away and jambiani 45 minutes away, but it is a nice walk on the beach. They don't reccomend to walk on the beach after dark, so you have to take a taxi, which they say it is 5000 tsh(2,5$) but we got it in the village for 1000.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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DemaniLodgeZanzibar, Owner at Demani Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Guest

Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, the well-being of our guests is the most important to us :) Like any place in the world prices are raising steadily and everything has become more expensive lately, both on beer and other alcohol. This means that we also need to raise our prices for and the price we charge for beer is a very normal price in a hotel/restaurant these days.
The common price for a taxi to Paje is very correctly 5000 TSH so if you got one for 1000 TSH I dear say you made a good deal :)

Take care and all the best,
Demani Team

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Everything of the lodge is great. Very nice rooms, the best food ever and very friendly people. I really enjoyed my stay here and I definitely will come back. The accommodation is not at the beach but just 100 meters walk, so that's fine.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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DemaniLodgeZanzibar, Owner at Demani Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear Renee

We enjoyed having you so much and we really really appreciate your great feedback!! Thank you for booking with us and we hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Very good place, very clean and very friendly and helpful staff. It's nice to have a swimming pool in the area as the beach is not very swimmable, a lot of kite surfers though. The food is really good as well.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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DemaniLodgeZanzibar, Owner at Demani Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear Guest

Thank you for staying with us and for writing your review of our excellent lodge :) It is true that the beach just down here is a bit rocky but luckily this is already gone after a 3-4 minutes walk towards Paje and we try to advice all of our guests about this when they check-in. I am way too lazy to walk too far only to take a swim and around the corner of hotel on the rock the beach is white, sandy and very suitable for swimming at high tide :)

Karibu Tena!

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I travelled alone, stayed @ Demani's for 2 weeks. I was in Pajé for kitesurfing.
Really loved that place!! It's atmosfeer, the people I've met, and the food is sooo good!
I had a single room without a toilet or shower, but the sanitairy block was just around the corner ;).
It was always clean, same as my room after the friendly staff made my bed and fixed me up with some beautifull towel art :D.
Thursdays Bbq and party @ Demani's I can recommend, again the food is really good, there is live music and afterwards the party really starts!!
Pajé centre is about 2km away from Demani, 30min walk on the beach or 10-15min with the bike that you can rent @ Demani.
I had such a lovely stay and time there!! Thanks for having me, hope to see you al again some day!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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DemaniLodgeZanzibar, Owner at Demani Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear Elke

We had such a great time having you here, you are a super guest to host :) After two weeks you became family :) We are really happy you enjoyed and hope we see you back here some day.

Take care!

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Additional Information about Demani Lodge

Address: Jambiani Road, Paje, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Paje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Paje
Price Range: $50 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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, swimming pool, free Wifi 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 
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