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Arcadia, California
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13 reviews
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Luxurious open rooms with full amenities,and lush tropical grounds with coconut palm trees, huge plumeria, bougainvillea, and giant pothos. Such a wonderfully welcoming staff that met us with a cool cloth to wipe away the day and the road, and quenched any parch with a sip of juice. We had the breakfast and dinner option plan, and were never let... More 

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Caledonia, Canada
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is spectacular being on the ocean and great pool Staff at pool and bars is great The problem is with the dinner meals Theme nights have very little options and since we are Canadian Indian night with all its spices and no alternatives did not work for us. Salads and deserts are not very good as well.The showers... More 

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

We thank you for your stay with us at the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. We are indeed very glad you found time to give us this very invaluable feedback. We have noted with disappointment that you were not satisfied with our theme dinners, Our chefs and team are very dynamic and always endeavors to meet the needs of our... More 

Bergen, Norway
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163 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five days doing nothing but sunbathing, swimming, eating, drinking and sleeping. If we want to go outside the guarded gate, we need to be followed by a security guard. Inside we have all we need. Reason for not giving full score is the food in the main restaurant. The dinner buffet is not good enough. The service is slow, the... More 

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

We are delighted to read your review and thank you most sincerely for taking your time to sharing your thoughts about us. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated and we are so pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay but fail to understand your comment about having the need for a security guard outside our hotel gate, We have... More 

Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superior room was good large bed nice balcony with sofa.Food buffet style with chefs cooking fresh. Themed nights some better selection that others.On german night no fish and not much salad, but when I asked they cooked me fish and veg from one of the outside restaurants which was gr8. Our bathroom could have been more thoroughly cleaned when we... More 

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David A, Resident Manager ,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback on your recent stay with us. We value our guest comments as it enables us to continuously monitor and improve our services, and thus we try to exceed our guests’ expectations. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we managed to excel. We are... More 

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is pretty to look at, but the service is non existent. Room was dirty, ran out of toilet paper, shampoo and water. Towels were threadbare and sheets had small holes.Mosquito netting was put on one night out of three. The food was plentiful but tasteless.The need to find a way to get rid of the flies.They would take... More 

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David A, Resident Manager ,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

My team and I have gone through our reservation system and we cannot locate your booking thus our conclusion is that YOU did NOT stay with us at our Blue Bay Resorts as there is also no Management report on record. As such we have reported this to Trip Advisor. This is not the first time of a false identify... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location. Staff friendly and helpful especially Salma, Joyce and Charles very clean good food for buffet although could be hotter. Ala carte expensive and nothing outstanding on menu £50.00 for sea food platter for 2. Or Spaghetti Bol £14. Very comfy huge bed and pillows and entertaining bush babies on balcony at night. Downside TV in room not good... More 

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa as your preferred hotel during your recent holiday and having spared time to share your experience in this forum. We are renowned for our excellent choices and quality of the freshest of food and excellent themed dinners not only in our two... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Internet was a bit slow but was working. They could have provided shampoo everyday, as the containers as very small and we were two people. Apart from these minor issues, everything else was great- staff were extrememly friendly, the food was great and they have lots of water activity on site- you can rent canoes for free and snorkel. For... More 

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review !! We are very pleased to read that you had only memorable experiences at Bluebay and that everything met your expectations Our staff remains the greatest asset we have and they are the backbone of these great resorts with its excellent service delivery on which we always strive to improve on even further. Thank... More 

Burghausen, Deutschland
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I´m very happy to had a opportunity to explore this wonderful place ! The location, restaurants and transfers were perfect. Also the service, especially from Emiliana was a pleasent surprise for us. I just can recommend the BlueBayBeach- Resort on Zanzibar !

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

We thank you for staying with us at Bluebay beach resort & spa on famous Kiwengwa Beach. Your comments on our team , the restaurants truly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure and heartwarming for all of us when we receive such positive feedback. We are renowned for our excellent choice and quality of the freshest of food not only in... More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place, excellent food, friendly staff, clean facilities, good entertainment. The choice of free drinks in the bar is limited, but still good enough for me. Overall experience was above the expectations for 1-week all-inclusive vacation.

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review on your stay at our Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa Your comments are most valuable to us and to all prospective guests. It was a pleasure for us to have an opportunity to make your stay with us on Kiwengwa Beach a memorable and an enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcome you back... More 

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We came for one week vacation to Zanzibar , with our 1.10 years old baby, The resort was perfect!! The stuff were so nice and kind! We came late after dinner time and the served us food even that it was after dinner time. And on the last day the let us do late check out because of the baby... More 

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on famous Kiwengwa Beach. Thank you also for finding time to post your feedback. We are humbled that you scored us tops in all the areas. I would like to assure you that we will continue to raise the bar so that we continue to exceed the expectations of our valued guest,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A luxury beachfront resort with traditional Swahili charm, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the finest white beach on the east coast of Zanzibar. The resort is one of the island’s most prestigious properties offering the ultimate in beach comfort: excellent accommodation; fine wining and dining; a host of sports and leisure facilities; the famous Oasis Spa; and our award-winning service. Bluebay’s rooms and suites are set within 30-acres of tropical gardens with over 1,000 palm trees, some right at the ocean’s edge. All rooms are spacious, bright and beautifully decorated in Zanzibari style. Dining at Bluebay showcases Zanzibar’s celebrated local ingredients with an emphasis on fresh seafood and contemporary cuisine. As well as being a magical destination for holidaymakers wishing to soak up the sun and absorb the enchanting culture of Zanzibar, the resort offers excellent facilities for meetings, conferences and group incentives. And our weddings and events team can help you plan a private party, a wedding and, of course, a honeymoon! Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is Bluebay’s premier brand. The resort shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property – Sultan Sands Island Resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa

Address: | North Coast, Kiwengwa 3276, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: €166 - €534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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Also Known As:
Bluebay Beach Hotel Kiwengwa
Bluebay Beach Resort And Spa Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
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“Not sure We had a superior room and wifi was spotty and TV did not work and only had 2 English speaking stations”
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“Suites are very spacious, and have the biggest beds you have every seen.”
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