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Tembo House Hotel
This attractively restored building has a prime waterfront location, including a small patch of beach (but no swimming), efficient management and comfortable, good-value rooms – some with sea views – in new and old wings...
Smiles Beach Hotel
Smiles, at the quieter edge of west Nungwi, has well-maintained, well-appointed rooms in somewhat stern-looking two-storey tile-roofed blocks overlooking a manicured lawn and a small patch of beach...
Zanzibar Coffee House
This small, good-value boutique-style hotel above the eponymous coffee house in Hurumzi has just eight rooms, most spacious, some with private bathroom and all decorated with Zanzibari beds and period decor...
Arabian Nights Hotel
Arabian Nights has closely spaced rooms in stone cottages just back from the beach, including some with sea view, and a restaurant...
This boutique hotel is the most upmarket choice by far in this part of Nungwi (rivalled only by the less atmospheric Hilton Doubletree, further north)...
Flame Tree Cottages
The cosy Flame Tree offers simply furnished white cottages in a small garden just in from the beach in a quieter spot on the northeastern edge of Nungwi. All have fan, and some have a small kitchenette and minifridge...
Blue Oyster Hotel
This German-run place, directly on the beach at the northern end of Jambiani, has pleasant, spotless, good-value rooms (some around a small inner courtyard, others beachfront) and a breezy terrace restaurant with good meals.
Kendwa Rocks Hotel
A Kendwa classic, although it has considerably expanded from its humble beginnings...
This converted private house has six atmospheric, well-appointed rooms, including one twin-bedded room, five doubles, and two rooms sharing bathroom. All have fan, air-con and shared sitting room.
Dhow Palace Hotel
This is a classic place with old Zanzibari decor, a fountain in the tastefully restored lobby and comfortable, well-appointed rooms. It’s just off Kenyatta Rd, and under the same management as Tembo House Hotel.
Paje By Night
This chilled place, known for its noisy bar and its party vibe, has a crowded mix of no-frills standard and more spacious rooms, plus several double-storey four-person rustic ‘jungle bungalows’...
Mnarani Beach Cottages
Mnarani Beach Cottages is the first place you come to on the placid eastern side of Nungwi, just after the lighthouse (the name means ‘at the lighthouse’ in Swahili). It’s set on a small rise overlooking the sea, with easy access to the beach below...
Asmini Palace Hotel
This friendly hotel in a restored building offers good-value rooms with Zanzibar beds, cable TV, mini-fridge and an elevator.
Africa House Hotel
Formerly the English Club, the Africa House is full of character, with a mix of rooms (the sea-view ones are nicer, although all are a bit faded), a sheesha lounge, a popular sunset bar, erratic service and a mediocre restaurant upstairs.
Chavda is a quiet, reliable hotel with some period decor and a range of bland, carpeted rooms with TV, telephone and minibar. The rooftop bar and restaurant are open during the high season only, and there’s a spa...
House Of Spices
House of Spices has four comfortable, well-maintained and well-appointed rooms (three with private bathroom) in a restored house. The main drawback is that some rooms don’t have windows, so it’s a better bet for those who like air-con...
Zanzibar Grand Palace
This large, 32-room multistorey place one block off Mizingani Rd near the ferry exit has a mix of comfortable twins and doubles, a rooftop restaurant with harbour views, a small cafe and an elevator.
Jafferji House & Spa
This restored family home, under the same management as the Zanzibar Gallery and Gallery Tours & Safaris, has recently opened with 10 top-of-the-line rooms (all named after famous Zanzibari figures, and authentically furnished), a rooftop spa, a c...
The lovely Kisiwa House (formerly Baghani House Hotel) has nine rooms that are full of character. Most are on the upper level and reached via a steep staircase (the one on the ground floor next to reception can be noisy)...
Unguja Lodge is a stylish place with 11 wonderfully spacious two-storey villas, all impeccably decorated and well-appointed, and some with sea views. They’re set amid attractive gardens dotted with baobab trees...
Coco De Mer Hotel
Coco de Mer is conveniently located just off Kenyatta Rd, near the tunnel, and vaguely reminiscent of the Algarve, with white walls and tile work...
Just north, and directly opposite Mnemba atoll, is this very upmarket retreat, with four luxurious villas and the best access on the island to diving Mnemba (except on Mnemba itself).
Zanzibar Palace Hotel
This small, atmospheric hotel has a mix of rooms in varying sizes. Some have separate sitting areas, some have small balconies, most have large raised or sunken-style bathtubs and most have air-con. All have Zanzibari beds and period design.