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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had our honeymoon at the resort and it was honestly a dream. My husband and I have done a lot of travelling together and seen some amazing places. We wanted this to feel different - and we were reluctant to do an all inclusive resort as we are normally pretty active travellers. I cannot rate it higher. For one,...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Heather, We appreciate your kind words and the time you have taken to share your 5-star experience with us. Your flattering remarks about our rooms, recreation facilities and colleagues’ exemplary service have been shared with the team. Thank you for recommending Dream as one of the best hotel to stay in Zanzibar and we look forward to welcoming you...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 February 2017

First things first, I try to write my reviews based on the star rating of the place I'm staying in, and this one advertises itself as a 5 star. My wife and I had a 10-day stay at his hotel and it has plenty going for it. It has wide spacious gardens, a beautiful beach, 9 different restaurants and a...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Jehnim, Thank you for staying at Dream Of Zanzibar and sharing with us your recent experience. We appreciate your positive comments about our beach, garden, various restuarant's and pool. Moreover, we regret that you did not fully enjoy your room features and the food and beverage options . Please rest assured that your feedback has been addressed. We appreciate...

Varna, Bulgaria
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a 8- day vacation in Dream of Zanzibar Hotel. Not exactly a dream. The rooms are nice but far far away from 5-star conditions. They clean and arrange the room every day but the towels and sheets were old and even some of them dirty. The were white... maybe 5 years ago. The beach was...

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Michael F, Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Stilyana, Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While we wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. Please be assured that all your comments will be analyzed by the management team and corrective action...

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Al lthe necessities are available in the rooms including basic bathrooms anemities but towels and pillows need to be replace. Overall the staff is very helpful, friendly and accommodating. Main restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in buffet style. The other restaurants only cater for a very limited number of tables, so I'd advise to book a minimum of 24h...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of the Dream Of Zanzibar team, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your holiday with us. It is with great pleasure to know that we were able to meet your requirements and thank you for highlighting our...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My family, 8 of us, from 7- 65years old went to DoZ for 7 nights all inclusive. 1. Rooms We stayed in a deluxe suite sea-facing with bath jacuzzi, and other family members stayed in the standard rooms, non sea-facing, we paid more for our room but you can barely see the sea through the palm trees, so would recommend...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Daniela, On behalf of the Dream of Zanzibar team, we wish to thank you immensely for taking the time to convey your comments about your experience during your stay with us. Your feedback is truly appreciated as this helps us understand the areas we need to strive for improvement upon. First, we would like to thank you for the...

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We've spent there 8 days over new year's eve. The hotel itself is well kept (rooms and green areas), it might need some refreshing soon. It is definitely not 5 star, probably around 3.5. Staff is the highlight of this hotel, everyone is very polite, smiling and ready to help you. Pool area is too small for a hotel of...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Dream Of Zanzibar and we appreciate your valuable feedback. As we are committed to deliver exceptional service every time, we are in daily process of improving our standards and our guests’ expectations. Therefore, we regret to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your stay for pool facility and the food...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a family holiday for a week to this hotel. Our children are 11, 14 and 17. It is a 45 minutes drive from the airport to the hotel which lets you see the island but it does sadden you when you see the poverty and lack of facilities the local people have. The hotel has everything you...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Jay, On behalf of the Dream of Zanzibar team, we wish to thank you immensely for taking the time to convey your comments about your experience during your stay with us. Your feedback is truly appreciated as this helps us understand the areas we need to strive for improvement upon. First, we would like to thank you for the...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This resort is about an hour from the small Zanzibar airport. We arrived at night and it was a harrowing ride with Fisherman's Tours to the hotel along pitch black streets and poor roads. The driver hit and killed a dog on the way which was alarming. I wouldn't recommend using this tour company for your transit. The resort is...

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for choosing to stay at Dream Of Zanzibar and for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are always on the lookout for ways to improve our service, and your comments certainly go a long way in ensuring that we keep improving. We appreciate your kind comments about our location, rooms and...

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Lovely Christmas and New Year. Friendly staff. Lots of shade on the beach area. Nice choice of restaurants. The theme nights are excellent. A BIG Thank you to Issac,Rihab, Magambo, Tawahiri, Kwao for looking after us so well.

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Sudeep_Billava, Front Office Manager at Dream of Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and kind comments about your stay at Dream Of Zanzibar!!! I am glad to know that you had a relaxing stay with us and an enjoyable time in Zanzibar. I have passed on your wonderful comments to the team and this will surely serve as an encouragement for all of us. Once...

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing place! Beautiful beach! Very nice rooms - we ordered junior suite and got extra with jacuzzi ! Very nice gift for our honey moon. Tasty food, very good seafood prepared by Chef from Indonesia - really amazing ! I really recomnded this place, we just come back today- weather was really good. Place is clean , stuff very friendly....

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Dear Agnieszka, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback following your stay at Dream Of Zanzibar!!! It is with great pleasure to know that we were able to meet your requirements and thank you for highlighting our excellent facilities, clean rooms, good variety of food and colleagues’ hospitality. Rest assured that your compliments have been shared with the team. Once...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dream of Zanzibar is a superb 5 star all inclusive Resort, proud member of The Emerald Collection. The Resort is nestled in the midst of exotic gardens on the beach front at Pwani Machangani overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Dream of Zanzibar offers 104 deluxe gardens rooms, 40 ocean view junior suites, 10 additional junior suites with Jacuzzi and 3 beach villas with private pool. The 5 Restaurants offer guests an exceptional variety of dining options and 3 bars feature relaxing environments to enjoy refreshing drinks and cocktails. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dream of Zanzibar

Address: Kiwengwa, Mahonda, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Mahonda
Price Range: €166 - €309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dream of Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 157
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Diamonds Dream Of Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
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“3 royal suites down near amenities/beach/pool, obvioulsy pricier. When choosing a room, ask for beach view for sure.”
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“Junior suites offer a bit more space.”
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“Junior suite with spa bath has most amazing views over the resort and ocean.”
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