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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodation is ok, staff is very friendly. But in Zanzibar head north for the nice sandy beaches. Here all you'll have in low tide is a great rocky reef stretching 300m until you get to the sea. We ended up taking a costly taxi drive everyday to enjoy the best beaches up north...

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Christine S, Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fabio, we are very happy that you did enjoy your stay with us. Regarding your comment to Kiwengwa - Beach, the appearing and disappearing of the sand is a natural fenomena witch happens every year. Before raining season the sea moves the sand away and the rocky ground comes out, after the raining season the opposite happens and the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights after arriving in Zanzibar via Dar and Istanbul. We wanted to rest up before a safari and we weren't disappointed. Friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere, nice pool, and good food. Downside for some people will be the ability to swim in sea is limited by the rocks covering most of seabed and some parts of the...

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A bunch of us attended a wedding here early March, and although the weather was quite warm the resort made up for it. The wedding was on the beach and was arranged by the hotel. It was amazing. The arrangements , service, food , drinks and even the flowers were from their garden. We then had a small reception at...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Booking through the internet is always a risk, but from the moment we came in we felt it is the exact place we hoped for. Nature at its best with all the services one might need to feel pampered. Food is great, each meal was perfect !!! Rooms - we took sea view which was amazing each and every morning...

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A charming lodge in front of Indian Ocean on the most beautiful beach with white sand. Amazing view from all the villas and especially from the swimming pool. Gardens with many beautiful trees around the villas designed with taste. A small human sized hotel I love to be with typical furnitures in the villas. A place where to rest, to...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you love nature, humans, peace, colors, light, sun. If you can live life as it was your last day, if you want to really meet people and not just cross them, if you want to know if you can spend quality time with your love without having the need of multiple distractions to escape the silent between you 2,...

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Franschhoek, South Africa
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We spent a week in this lovely,small but perfectly formed hotel. The views are quite stunning and we never tired of them. Elly and Christine were extremely friendly and checked whether everything was OK and have almost a daily chat. They certainly run a great boutique hotel . We were on a full board basis, with bacon,eggs etc served every...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ievan & Susan, Thank you so much for the stunning review :-), we went delight to host you in our Lodge, happy to have you had with us. We wish you all the best for the future, hoping to welcome you again at Shooting Star Lodge. Warm regards from the Shooting Star Lodge Team! Elly & Christine

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Thank you Elle (Director), Melanie (General Manager), Beckar (Front Office Manager) and all of your staff at Shooting Star for a wonderful three days! Thank you Janine of Serengeti Safari Co. and Jean of Wayo Africa for recommending and arranging Shooting Star for us. For our family's first trip to Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean (kids 13 and 16), Shooting...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, General Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks to you! For your enthusiastic and kind words! It was a pleasure hosting you. Karibu tena!

Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

When I got out of the cab and walked to the entrance, I suddenly had a view that literally stopped me in my tracks. Stunning! Everything was truly lovely. My sea view cottage was beautiful, private and serene. It had everything I could need while still being simple and elegant. The staff were fabulous, Melanie the manager was kind, helpful...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, General Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much... And yes, please, we would love to welcome you back!

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed at Shooting Star Lodge for 7 nights after a Kili climb and safari. The island and the hotel are an absolute paradise. We stayed in a Monsoon villa (Kusi) and as a couple travelling alone it was an indulgence with three floors and a private pool. The service is exceptional, Diana and Fatima especially were great waitresses and...

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Shooting_Star_Lodge, Front Office Manager at Shooting Star Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! Greetings from all of us, Beckar

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shooting Star Lodge is a small family-run lodge set on a cliff on the North end of the stunning Kiwengwa beach. Famous for its good local food and intimate atmosphere, the lodge has 3 different types of accommodation: 3 Garden Lodge Rooms, 11 Sea View Cottages, and 2 Monsoon Villas (suites). The fantastic infinity pool has one of the best views on Zanzibar and is the perfect place to cool down. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shooting Star Lodge

Address: P. O. Box 3076, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $179 - $690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shooting Star Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Shooting Star Hotel Zanzibar
Shooting Star Lodge Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
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“Try a Monsoon Villa”
ieuanr2014, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a Seaview Cottage, don't be tempted to save a few dollars with a garden room”
Neilt01, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Amazing Monsoon Villa Kaskazi”
Christine2501, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Monsoon Villa is the best. :)”
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  • Monsoon Main Bed Room
868markusv, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“upgrade to seaview”
Frank_Carole_12, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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