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“Great house, great location but far from youth...”
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OceanView Villa  Beachfront Villa -Veranda w/Great Ocean Views
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Very good
27 reviews
OceanView Villa  Beachfront Villa -Veranda w/Great Ocean Views
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Dining on the veranda
Bungalows exterior
Bungalow veranda
Bungalow veranda
Beach Scene
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Kiwengwa, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago

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Very good - based on 27 reviews
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SofianDXB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great house, great location but far from youth destination”
Reviewed 2 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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The place is very nice, the house is very big, clean and well maintained. The welcoming is warm and we really enjoyed spending time there. However I would recommend it to family or to older couples as the attractive places for youth are Ningwi and Stonetown which are both at least USD20 away by taxi.

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Liked best: The location: literally on the beach
Liked least: The location: Far from Ningwi and Stonetown
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Cardiff
Reviewed 6 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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New York
Reviewed 22 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Rugged travelers
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Management Response
22 Jun 2012
Dear Enakshi
We truly appreciate your wonderful review and we are so happy to hear that our staff treated you with lots of attention and care. Futari loved you staying there and is still missing you. You are always welcome!
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spain
Reviewed 6 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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people found this review helpful

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Management Response
6 Jun 2012
Dear Licinio
We are out of words to express our gratitude to you for writing a review that is quintessential to OceanView Villa property, environment and our kindly staff; and our dog Rambo who loves a kind mzungo.
Our true appreciation and best wishes to you and your family
Lilia& Alex
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Woodydeb6...
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“could be so much more”
Reviewed 22 May 2012 for a stay in October 2011
4
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As a family with 4 children ages 15,14,12,and 9 plus my mother was travelling with us. We spent 10 nights at Oceanview villa. The staff were OK. The beach and garden were nice. The gardener did a nice job with that. The house could do with a good clean. Not a lot of that was going on while we where there.
The power was constantly going off and the generator didn't work. We had to ask for lamps/candles and matches. Which seemed to be put away in a safe place every night. So we bought our own.
There is bottled water to buy. But at the end of our stay I think the water bottles were being refilled from the well. When we asked the staff to show us the sealed water bottles. There were none in the house. Plus the kids were feeling a little off.
We were hoping for some fresh fish and seafood but only received frozen. The cooking after awhile tasted all the same. Some dishes were nice but I thought very expensive. One large bowl of pasta with meat sauce for 3 adults and 4 children was US$75.00. I think that is a lot for a ordinary home cooked meal. In saying that the untensils/ appliances in the kitchen are very limited. The breakfast of pancakes which were really crepes every morning became a bit much. They were always served half an hour before we asked. So very cold gluppy crepes and rock hard toast for 10 days become frustrating. The fresh fruit was nice and the table set on the patio every morning was lovely.
It was a very relaxing place to stay. We as a family love to read and play board games all day . The front patio was prefect for that. But to read and play games at night was nearly impossible. Even if the power was on the lighting was very dim. Thanks goodness we had head torchs.
We ended up washing our towels as they smelled awful. The pillows on the beds need to be replaced. They stunk of stale sweat and you wouldn't want to put your head on them. No soap in the bathrooms.
Lots of little things that could be easily rectified could make this a very enjoyable stay.

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Liked best: beach patio
Liked least: food cleanliness
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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