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Kilwa Pakaya Hotel

Beach Road, Kilwa Masoko Tanzania
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Welcome to Kilwa Pakaya Hotel, your Kilwa Masoko “home away from home.” Kilwa Pakaya Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Rooms at Kilwa Pakaya Hotel provide air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free internet access.

You can also enjoy an on-site restaurant while staying at Kilwa Pakaya Hotel. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Kilwa Pakaya Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out Great Mosque of Kilwa (0.6 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the guest house.

Kilwa Pakaya Hotel puts the best of Kilwa Masoko at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Le Lion d’Afrique wrote a review 4 Jan
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Our family of 2 adults and 2 children visited Kilwa as part of a package at Pakaya Hotel which was full board for 2 nights and included a tour of the Kisiwani historical sites. The rooms were very clean and well prepared for our arrival and the good air conditioning was well appreciated to sleep well at night because it is hot in January. The food and service was excellent. We really enjoyed our visit to the island and our guide was very knowledgeable and the boat ride was good. Overall a great experience with great seafood, nice relaxing beaches, a small quiet town, and learning and experiencing history from about thousand years ago when the world was very different.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The trip took about 6 hours drive upon leaving Dar es Salaam. On return trip we avoided...
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Ibrahim M wrote a review Dec 2020
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This is a fantastic hotel with a great sea view and excellent service. I highly recommend this hotel if you want the best experience in town. The food is also very very very delicious. The drive to kilwa is also pleasant.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Ni Siri wrote a review Sept 2019
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Spent a long weekend unwinding at the Kilwa Pakaya Hotel - quiet relaxing beach, amazing sunrises and delicious seafood fresh from the nearby fish market. We choose Pakaya as they responded to our initial queries quickly and professionally. After we arrived, we continued to be impressed by the friendliness and efficiency of owner Ibrahim and his team - they served freshly brewed coffee on the beach so we could enjoy the sunrise after an early morning swim, and went out of their way to get ice cream to satisfy a sweet craving. They organised a tour of historic Kilwa Kisiwani which was home to Persian, Arab and Portuguese settlers dating back to the 9th century. The rooms were spotless and comfortable, the view of the sunrise from the second floor - priceless. Ibrahim’s song playlist and shells of all sizes dotted around the hotel gave it an authentic and relaxed beach ambiance.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Tanzaniain wrote a review Aug 2019
Dar es Salaam23 contributions11 helpful votes
Drove to Kilwa from Dar. Met at Pakaya by Ibrahim and his staff. Beautiful room overlooking the bay. Two floors below the room is the bar and restaurant. This overlooks an expanse of sand down to the waters edge. The bar is pretty well stocked and the restaurant specializes in seafood, which is excellent Breakfast on the Sunday morning was large, cooked to perfection and just plain good! Found out that there is lots to do in the Kilwa area. Kilwa was a trading capital in the 1400's, so next visit would be at least 3 nights to allow for sightseeing and maybe fishing for dinner?
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Date of stay: June 2019
Room Tip: Top floor gives great views over the beach and bay and early morning - incredible sunrises
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Frenske O wrote a review Jan 2019
49 contributions8 helpful votes
I needed a place for about 4 nights and this fitted the bill.The room was fine but needed attention: the bedside lamps were the incorrect fitting for Tanzania and had been forced into the sockets, which never went back in once pulled out for other electrical things.The bed was good. The mozzie net had been strung up from many cup hook holes in the ceiling leaving lots of holes about, The shower was warm and plenty of water. For wifi one needs to get a dongle from the manager who reloads it every 24 hours. A filling breakfast was served very enthusiastically by a sweet young girl, Mariam, inside or on the thatched patio. Electricity came and went (affecting the supply of the water) but the generator kicked in.All together an adequately good place for a few nights.The weather was very hot and humid and we had one sharp short but lovely rain shower.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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TanzaniaLindi RegionKilwa Masoko
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kilwa Pakaya Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kilwa Pakaya Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Great Mosque of Kilwa (1.0 km) and Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kilwa Pakaya Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kilwa Pakaya Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kilwa Pakaya Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Kilwa Pakaya Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Kilwa Pakaya Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Kilwa Pakaya Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site (4.4 km).