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Sultan Sands Island Resort

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This resort is amazing! We loved everything about it! Food was always delicious, the staff is always friendly and very helpful, the location is perfect, the small bungalows right in front of the beach are super...and if all this is not enough you can also use the services of the sister hotel next to it: the Blue Bay. Highly recommended...love...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to share your generous review and your kind comments that you had a wonderful time enjoying our facilities in well-kept beautiful resorts and the dedicated services from our team. We thank you for choosing our Sultan Sands and we do hope that we will be given the opportunity to offer our Bluebay Resorts...

Mannedorf, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Sultan Sands Island Resort after a great and interesting Safari for 12 nights. The resort - together with the Blue Bay Resort - is simply the best! Prices are very fair, location, clean, rooms big with a great view - but all this is nothing against the quality of food at Sultan Sands. For the first...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for your glowing and enthusiastic endorsement of our Sultan Sands Resort We understand – its easy to get excited about our Sultan Sands which has the atmosphere and friendliness of a small beach resort which makes our guests immediately feel at home and relax to the traditional Zanzibari hospitality. The food is excellent – fresh, varied well...

Nir Banim
Reviewed 24 July 2016

A charming hotel .Great location on the beach and very pleasant atmosphere, good food and very friendly staff. You will also enjoy romantic atmosphere at dinners served on the pool with some evening entertainment. Plan ahead carefully extra activities since we found that the hotels are relatively seculded and that the tours offered in the hotel by Zan tours were...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from One very Happy Island We are pleased to read the review and thank you most sincerely for taking your time to write about us. It is always a delight to see our guests appreciating, the ambiance of our accommodation, the beautiful gardens and the tranquil ambiance which make us so special Our team is no doubt what makes...

Galati, Romania
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The beach was beautiful , the rooms was also nice , food was good ,drink spirituous was cheap ,wine and beer was good , people who work here was friendly , internet connection was good...here i see the best smile....we love this island... a successful holiday.

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your most complimentary review. As you wrote you expect great food, delicious cocktails, beautiful surroundings and comfortable rooms when you book a holiday. But our team really do make our guests feel very special, their Zanzibari warmth and hospitality is genuine. However, what really makes them shine is a kind word and a smile in return to...

Oakland, California
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Sultan Sands is a jewel of a resort. Located on the eastern side of Zanzibar about an hour from the city, it has absolutely gorgeous emerald views of the Indian Ocean to greet you as soon as you walk into the reception area. The beach is right outside many of the rooms' front doors. The staff were incredibly helpful and...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to share your review and appreciate from your kind comments that you had a wonderful time enjoying our facilities and the dedicated service from our staff. We appreciate your positive comments regarding the food and your kind words on the hospitality and friendliness of our staff. Our team loves knowing that their efforts...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel in the beginning of December 2015. Everything there was perfect. Beautiful and clean rooms, really friendly and polite personal, they care about us so much we couldn't even believe that it's possible. Food was amazing, every day we could choose from insane amount of really tasty food, local drinks were nice as well. Thank you...

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David A, Resident manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your generous review. We understand from your kind comments that you had a wonderful time enjoying our well-kept beautiful resort and the dedicated service from our staff. We appreciate your positive comments regarding the food & beverage and your kind words on the hospitality and friendliness. Our staff...

Reviewed 26 April 2016

Our vacation here was great, full of great people working in the hotel, always friendly, helpful and no problems what so ever. I have to mention a couple of them, who made our vacation even better with their assistance. Mohamed has all our greetings. He managed to organize great beach games, trips, pool exercises. All his suggestions have been more...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your generous review and understand from your kind comments that you had a wonderful time enjoying our facilities, well-kept beautiful resort and the dedicated service from our staff. Once again we thank you for choosing Sultan sands and we do hope that we will be given the opportunity...

Katowice, Poland
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Calm, cosy and beautiful place. Very tasty cousine, variable and served with care. All facilities located on the ground floor surrounded by plants and trees. Rooms clean, comfortable and spacious. The stuff took good care about guests all the time providing best service. Daily evening performance by bands and dancing groups. Bartenders and waiters offered wide brand of alcoholic and...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Greetings from the Sultan Sands island Resorts & Spa on Kiwengwa Beach – the very best on one happy island= Zanzibar It’s with great pleasure to read your review. We at the Sultan Sands are all geared towards ensuring that our guest experiences are excellent and a true reflection of the great Zanzibar hospitality and the friendliness of its people...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We spend here 7 night and had an excellent relaxing week. Nice beach, high tide low tide, good food even in the all inclusive section ! Every night some entertainment shows ! Cleaned and organized rooms and beach service ! Diving and spa around. After visiting 67 countries and a couple of hotels could be picky ..but could not find...

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your generous review and understand from your kind comments that you had a wonderful time enjoying our facilities, well-kept beautiful resort and the dedicated service from our staff. Once again we thank you for choosing Sultan sands and we do hope that we will be given the opportunity...

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The staff is excellent, always smiling and if you know some words/phrases in kiSwahili they burst out in happiness :) . Lovely dinner buffe - new theme every night - well done!! Could have been some more sun-umbrellas in the sand , not easy to get some shade

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David A, Resident Manager,Bluebay Hotels at Sultan Sands Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you The entire team Blue Bay Resorts team is truly humbled by your compliments, We strive to be dynamic with our meal experiences and want our guests to look forward to every meal with a difference, We have indeed received overwhelming positive feedback and we will endeavor to make this even better with every single day....

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sultan Sands Island Resort is situated on the wide, sparkling beaches of Kiwengwa on the East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Sultan Sands is a resort with a unique character: an inspired blend of Swahili and Arab architecture and decor creates a relaxed ambience, while first-class amenities and facilities ensure complete comfort. The spacious rooms at Sultan Sands are built in the style of traditional African rondavels, each tastefully decorated with hand-carved Zanzibari furniture. All rooms are ocean-facing with some situated just metres from the beach. The resort's wining and dining venues are equally impressive, offering delicious local specialities as well as Far-Eastern and European favourites. Sultan Sands shares a 500m stretch of beach with its sister property - Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. Guests of the two resorts also share many facilities and amenities, including the famous Oasis Spa and the One Ocean Dive Centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sultan Sands Island Resort

Address: Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $199 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sultan Sands Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Sultan Sands Island Hotel Kiwengwa
Sultan Sands Island Resort Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#7 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
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