Ras Kutani

Reviews of Ras Kutani

Excellent(97%) From 60 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 60 of our travellers who have visited Ras Kutani, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs R from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ras Kutani - very relaxing

We had 3 nights at Ras Kutani for relaxation following a safari in Ruaha and Selous.

Ras Kutani certainly lives up to its reputation as a great place to unwind and was a very welcome couple of days to recover from being bounced around in safari vehicles for upwards of 8 hours a day. The laid-back atmosphere was helped by the lodge being no more than half full while we were there - the staff seemed to try to place tables at dinner as far away from each other as possible, including "hiding" some by the swimming pool. Rooms are comfortable, food is excellent (especially the fish) and staff are friendly and efficient. The fastest anybody moved was when we reported a problem with our hot water which was repaired almost instantly.

The beach was very peaceful, although the sea in front of the lodge was quite rough even at low tide and rocky underfoot - however the pool had some good shaded areas and was usually deserted.

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Mr & Mrs D from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 8 nights
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Brlliant management - looked after my dietary requirements very well.

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Miss S & Mr C from Guernsey
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ras Kutani review

Is even better than the photos! We choose this resort hotel to rest after our safari as it is small, not touristy and 'African.'

The chalets were lovely and ours had an amazing view of the ocean and the lagoon. The food was excellent and, as it was our birthdays, we had a private dinner on the boat landing jetty and a birthday cake. The staff were very friendly and attentive, referring to us by name. There were few activities but as we were resting after our safari this is one of the reasons we choose to come here.

Most people on safari were going to Zanzibar but as we wanted minimal travel this was the perfect beach break to end our holiday. We flew from Selous Game Reserve direct to Ras Kutani with Coastal Aviation.

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Mr R & Ms J from London
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ras Kutani review

Rad Kutani was our first stop on the honeymoon and was a perfect place to unwind after the wedding. It wasn't too far from the airport and had great places to relax - a great beach, nice pool and great sun terrace veranda. The food was exceptional - particularly the bbq.

Not the best place we went for snorkelling as when we were there (July) the sea was quite rough and made visibility poor, however the body boarding was great and the sun beds were very comfortable. Beach was also very quiet and there was no hassle from local traders which made it really peaceful.

It only took 2 nights there for us to feel properly away from everything and very relaxed.

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The W family from Thatcham
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The Way to Relax!

I arrived a day earlier than rest of my family and was made most welcome by Lana. She arranged for Nassoom to have dinner with me so I didn't feel awkward dining alone, which was very thoughtful. He was delightful company and it was very interesting to learn something of Tanzania from him. I felt relaxed and 'at home' the moment I arrived - sandals kicked off, walking along the sand pathways (impeccably kept) to the relaxing bar area... With the most refreshing lime drink! The lodges are set well apart and offer lovely hammocks to laze in whilst watching the fascinating monkeys running around.

Lovely long beach and managed to catch two turtle hatchings by the conservation group whilst there - marvellous! Did the forest walk, which was pleasant and my daughters had lovely pedicures when they arrived. All in all a very pleasant stay with delightful staff and surroundings!

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Mr & Mrs N - Cambridge
Arrived on: 28-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful place to relax after a superb safari. Fantastic location & perfect weather.

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Mr & Mrs C from Cumbria
Arrived on: 14-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ras Kutani review

Excellent way to round off a safari holiday with an idyllic location on the edge of an unspoilt stretch of Indian Ocean.

Robinson Crusoe would have loved the spot but clearly would not have recognised the unadulterated luxury! The ultimate chill-out spot for those who are happy to do little but lounge, swim and eat. The isolated location and arrival by boat add to the feeling.

We thought the couple of days was adequate to round off the overall trip.

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Mr & Mrs F from Cumbria
Arrived on: 14-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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What luxury, absolutely lovely

Gorgeous from beginning to end, ... such a relaxing place, lovely beach, no hassle whatsoever, everyone really friendly. Food superb, service wonderful, would definetely return here after a safari.......... perfect. The entrance to Ras Kutani was extra special too !

The lady manager was really helpful and friendly too.

Id go back tomorrow.

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Mr & Mrs C - Worcestershire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Ras Kutani review

A piece of paradise on earth.
Everything from accomodation to attention of staff was impeccable

Lovely pool beach and lagoon.

Departing by boat across the lagoon and then small plane was an amazing experience.

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Mr and Mrs H - Norfolk
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 5 nights
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The best place in the world to chill out

Possibly the loveliest hotel we have ever stayed in. Utterly charming in its rustic simplicity without compromising exceptional comfort. Decor most beautifully thought out, down to the last detail. We hugely appreciated that.

The food was excellent: beautifully presented, innovative and irresistible every time.

There are no locks on the doors, and therefore no keys. It felt very liberating, and entirely safe, and thus it proved to be.

Most outstanding for us, however, were the staff. Friendly and efficient managers head up a team that impressed us enormously. Waiters, bar staff, housekeeping, gardeners - all were smiling and cheerful, efficient, unobtrusive, thoughtful, but above all, genuinely friendly without being over-familiar. They introduced themselves by name, whereupon we did likewise, and they never again had to ask us who we were but greeted us by name every time they saw us.

John impressed us particularly. (There are two Johns, but this one has risen through the ranks from gardener to housekeeping and is now a waiter. He also taught us to play Bao, which we are utterly hooked on!)

The staff in general behave as though they have a personal investment in the hotel and I think we have never met this feeling at any hotel we have stayed at before. It is the crowning glory of a beautiful place and we were really sad to leave.

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