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Edgewater, Colorado
Reviewed 13 July 2012

We came to the Coral Rock with 24 friends, stayed for a week and got married there. Gillian did all the wedding organization and made it a stress free, amazing experience. Our friends all said it was the best wedding they have been too. The week at Coral Rock was excellent with plenty to do in a beautiful setting helped...

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Vellinge, Sweden
Reviewed 8 July 2012

We stayed for 6 nights at Coral Rock and we had a wonderful time. The first night was in a family room and during the heavy rains the first night we had a rainfall inside the room. We had two double rooms instead and they were very nice. We had some great days. The location is perfect and relaxing. Staff...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Spent 11 nights at C R Hotel during June, a good time of the year - nice and warm to hot without the humidity and it rained for about an hour on our last day. We have been to CR before and must say the menu has improved immensely and the food served was excellent. Although occupancy was low while...

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Manchester, UK
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Absolutely stunning hotel overlooking picturesque sea! Lovely infinity pool and plenty of sunbeds! Rooms are very clean and nicely decorated and inc. A/C. Friendly bar, reasonable drink prices and free wifi! Food a little disappointing but plenty of bars to discover in Jambiani.

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We hear you about the food, we've had a few complaints this year so we've decided to allocate a greater portion of our budget to acquire a new exec chef with better experience and Skill, we are peased to announce that our new head chef started today and he has worked at some of the best 5 star resorts on...

boston
Reviewed 21 May 2012

we stayed here on our honeymoon in June of 2011. The people were nice, and it was a great place to eat. They have a nice infinity pool and bike/kayak rentals which are good for relaxing. We stayed here 2 nights, then moved somewhere cheaper b/c it was pricey here. But Jambiani is amazing, and this is a good gateway.

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honolulu
Reviewed 16 May 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed on Jambiani in two previous guest houses that were mediocre. We walked to the end of Jambiani and found Coral rock hotel. It over looks the ocean on a small cliff. I really liked the set up, there is a pool directly overlooking the ocean, and a restaurant with a great view as well. We...

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Ok place to stay when their neighbor, the Red Monkey, is closed in the rainy season. Rooms clean although slightly moldy as some of the mattresses are placed directly on concrete. We got an alternative room the next day and where satisfied with the new one. Bathrooms ok, hot water in the shower. Food mediocre, friendly service. Be advised NOT...

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

As the owner of Coral Rock, I have to inform you that you have made a mistake regarding your review. We have two half day excursions - one being the dolphin safari and the other being Jozani forest. You have mixed up our 3 island Marine Safari Tour (Safari Blue - full day excursion) with the dolphin Safari Tour (morning...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 20 April 2012

I've been dithering over how to rate Coral Rock. Three point five would be perfect but is not an option, so am giving the place the benefit of the doubt with a four. There are a number of inconsistencies that with a bit more attention would make this place a true 4 and maybe even a 5. Upon arrival I...

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JambianiNeil, Owner at Coral Rock Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for your objective, constructive and fair feedback. It is most apprecited and raises valid ponts upon which I have already acted upon. I'm sorry I only met you on your last day. After hearing from you about your missing showerhead, I looked into your stay and found we had indeed dropped the ball in certain areas we should...

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2012

I visited Zanzibar with my girlfriend in January this year, our intention was to travel round the island, check out the sites maybe even take a flight to mainland Africa, once we arrived at Coral Rock we just couldn't leave. I was truly blown away by the location, staff, surrounding village and sand bar, you can relax your days away...

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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Perfect for all ages. Very friendly staff and management makes you feel at home. Rooms to fit your budget and family size. Great food and music in the restaurant. Exquisite pool overlooking the turquoise Indian ocean. Being in the middle of the peaceful village of Jambiani, it's the perfect place to experience real Zanzibar culture with western luxeries. I highly...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Coral Rock is one of the most popular small to mid-size hotels in Zanzibar. We offer incredible views and an authentic Zanzibari experience that encourages local and cultural interaction within a functioning Swahili fishing village. Our aim is authenticity & value for money. The unrivaled view and location has been home to international fashion shoots by the likes of Sports Illustrated and FHM, as well as almost half a dozen reality TV shows on account of the striking and unusual natural beauty and panoramic vistas that can be enjoyed from every room and facility at the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coral Rock Zanzibar

Address: Mfumbwi, Jambiani 4125, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: $104 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Coral Rock Zanzibar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Coral Rock Jambiani
Hotel Coral Rock
Coral Rock Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
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