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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My new wife and I started our journey in Tanzania on an 8 day safari. We stayed at 4 locations in the Elewana Sky Safari Collection before arriving at Kilindi. It was perfect timing! The final six days of our trip were supposed to be a relaxing retreat from reality. Let me assure you they were! Dustin, Daudi, Chef Adriaan,...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Jono & Alyse, I would like to say a huge thank you to both of you for taking the time to share in such detail your Kilindi Experience. Meeting you both and being able to spend so much quality time hearing of your life in the States, your safari with Elewana and just your lives in general was for...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Kilindi is right up there with the most romantic beach hotels in the world. No hotel suite here. No, you have your own compound; a collection of three villas and beautiful grounds to call your own. Two plunge pools, a roof top terrace, a covered outdoor pavilion, separate bathroom pavilion where under your rainfall shower you can stare directly at...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Kilindi experience. All the family at Kilindi were thrilled to read your review in which you sounded so positive and enthusiastic about your time spent with us. You have really captured the whole meaning and essence of what we aim to achieve and deliver to each and every of our guests,...

Paris, France
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had a wonderful stay in KILINDI. Staff was more than welcoming with us from the first seconds we enter the resort to the very end of our stay. Our butler, Baruti, was happy to meet each of our expectations and very nice with us. The “room” was fantastic, all opened to the nature and to the sea with a...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to share you Kilindi experience with us. We are delighted to read that you had such an amazing and wonderful time from the very first seconds right through to the time you departed. It is one of our very important goals to ensure that our guests feel part of our...

Friday Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My wife and I had just finished a two week safari in Kenya and Tanzania and, frankly, we were a bit road worn after pounding in Land Cruisers for eight hours/day. We decided we wanted to relax at the beach for a while and Kilindi was recommended to us. We are certainly glad we took the recommendation. Kilindi is a...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Glenn, Wow, what an inspiring and amazing review you have taken the time to write. Thank you from all the Kilindi Family. It was such an absolute pleasure having both you and Debs here and getting to know you. I hope the back is healing and that you are not missing our famous massage Spa Ladies too much. Khalfan...

Reviewed 29 August 2016

After 8 days of safari, we wanted a relaxing and romantic beach resort to end our honeymoon. Kilindi was everything we were hoping for and more. It's truly the perfect escape for couples. Our butler, Khalfan, provided phenomenal service and was attentive to our every need. The food was outstanding and with diverse selections of both local and international cuisine....

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Greg, A huge thank you for taking the time to share your Kilindi experience. I am extremely pleased to read that Kilindi was everything you were hoping for and more and you are absolutely right in saying that it is the perfect escape for couples. Khalfan has been the August hit with our guests with his name being mentioned...

New York, New York
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This mid-August, after a wonderful and action packed safari, we were lucky enough to end our taste of Africa in this private, luxurious paradise. Upon arriving at Kilindi, we were greeted by both smiles and an incredibly delicious lemon grass infused beverage. After touring the impressive main common area (The Main Pavilion), flanked by a bar, several lounges and an...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing Kilindi experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time so much and found Kilindi to be spectacular. As you quite rightly have pointed out in your review The Elewana Collection which Kilindi is part of is committed to Harmony with Africa and it is extremely positive for...

Bangkok
Reviewed 25 August 2016

After our SkySafari we spent 4 nights at Kilindi. It was fantastic. Beautiful room, amazing service, friendly but professional staff, tasty well-presented food, good quality alcohol (in abundance), nice views and relaxing surroundings. Its one of the most interesting properties I’ve stayed at in terms of design, with the bathroom being separate and open to the elements, but that all...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an informative and exciting review on your Kilindi experience. We are extremely fortunate to work at such an interesting and charming property, as you mention. Each pavilion was designed with much emphasis being placed on the space, privacy, views from each of the different spaces and of course the...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 August 2016

From the moment we arrived, the staff made us feel special. Service was impeccable; our butler, Khalfan, catered to our every need, with breakfast served in our room, lunch by the pool, and dinner under the stars. The chef at the hotel, Adrian, was excellent as well, with great vegetarian food with a solid Indian twist. The hotel manager, Salim,...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Arvind I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your amazing honeymoon with us. Reading your review has really inspired the Kilindi family simply by the words you have used like "impeccable, special and phenomenal". Thank you! Khalfan will be very proud to read this as well as I know how hard he has been...

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Kilindi for 2 weeks for our honeymoon last year. Absolutely stunning location. The villas are perfect and I wouldn't have changed a thing about them. When searching for a honeymoon our criteria was simple: somewhere with as few other people as possible, luxurious but relaxed, special but not pretentious, and I don't think we'll ever find anywhere...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your really exciting experience. You have captured so much in your review of what the Kilindi journey is meant to be which is amazing to read and will leave all of the team happy knowing you enjoyed your time so much. We do a get a very good...

Reviewed 2 August 2016

How do you write a review for somewhere you don't want to leave. We stayed at Kilindi for 7 nights as our last Honeymoon destination. To say it is exquisite would be an understatement. Each part of this Boutique Hotel has been thought through to the n'th degree. The villas are all secluded. If you want, you can hide away...

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at Kilindi Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Chris & Layla, You guys really are too good for words with all the amazing reviews and articles you have written about your Kilindi experience. Thank you so much it is very kind of you. Having you here with us at Kilindi was a special treat as you both brought so much energy and excitement with you. Bruhani enjoyed...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the north-west coast of Zanzibar, and lying adjacent to the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, sits the extraordinary and mesmerising Kilindi Zanzibar. Dotted across 50 acres of lush, tropical garden and blessed with a secluded powder-white sand beachfront extending over half a kilometre, Kilindi Zanzibar with its arched pavilion-style villas overlooks an ocean that has witnessed the spice trade route for over 500 years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kilindi Zanzibar

Address: Kendwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kendwa
Price Range: €464 - €1,499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kilindi Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Kilindi Zanzibar Kendwa, Zanzibar Island
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“All rooms have ocean views. Closer rooms to the pavilion will get wifi in villa.”
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