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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

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

What a magnificent place to end our honeymoon at. After a week on safari we were looking for a quiet, romantic hideaway on the beach and the Shooting Star Lodge really met the criteria. We had a lovely seaview cottage with views of the pool, the reef and miles of blue sky and sea. The facilities were excellent with bar,...

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

Thank you so much for this review! We just loved hosting you. And the tip on tea/coffee making facilities is true and highly appreciated ;-) Hope all kids are happy to have you back home. Bring them next time!

Reviewed 3 July 2016

After a week on safari this place was the prefect beach retreat. We were welcomed by the management and taken to our room. It was absolutely perfect, the room was spacious, clean and had everything we needed. The view from our balcony was amazing! We requested for one of the rooms which was away from the bar and pool area,...

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

Thank you so much for your great review. We are really happy to have contributed to your sweet memories!

Norwich, Vermont
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Our family of four stayed here for five nights in April and had an amazing time. We were in a two room suite (room 1 and 2), each with A/C (needed at the start of rainy season due to high temps and humidity) and ceiling fans, our own porches and decks, beautiful sand paths to the rooms. The staff are...

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

And we are grateful to have received your family as our guests, what a pleasure! Thank you so much for this great review. Stay well and hopefully we may welcome you back one day. Greetings from all of us!

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2016

My husband and I went here for 14 nights, most people stay for 3/4 days after travelling or have been on safari, we were the only ones there then each day more arrived and then left. We thought it was vey quiet and that we would get bored but we did a few trips and just chilled out. If you...

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

Thank you for taking the time of writing this great review. You all sum it up quite nicely and we are glad that you managed to get 'infected' by the relaxing mode! Good luck in the hectic world and please remember...You now know where to find us!

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Upon arrival at Shooting Star, you immediately feel as though you have arrived in an alternate universe. Utter peace and quiet surround you. Every staff member was friendly and helpful, encouraging us to feel at home and enjoy every aspect of our stay. The infinity pool and all of the grounds are kept impeccably clean and neat. The suite we...

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

Thank you for your great review! We hope to welcome you back one day. Greetings from all of us here. -Shooting Star Staff & Management

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent the last three nights of our honeymoon here and absolutely loved it. Friendly staff, amazing lodging in the Monsoon Villa (we were upgraded!), and quiet vibe -just what we wanted! Thank you so much to Bianca and Becker for the amazing hospitality. My wife got badly sunburned on the second last day and Bianca went...

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed 24 November 2015

All the people at the Lodge are friendly and helpful, the staff are always friendly and smiling, The food is great and the view even better. The swimming pool has a panoramic view of the beach and the ocean it was breathtaking.

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $195 - $1,003 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shooting Star Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Shooting Star Hotel Zanzibar
Shooting Star Lodge Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
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