Reviews of Ras Kutani
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Relaxing time at Ras Kutani
Ras Kutani is located right on the beach and is a wonderful place to relax after a hectic safari. The staff are attentive and friendly. Although the food was plentiful, not everything was to my taste but then I'm a fussy eater.
We enjoyed walking along the deserted beach and reading around the pool. One of the highlights for us was going to sleep each night with the sound of the ocean in your ears and watching the cheeky monkeys jump from tree to tree. Great place to chill out.
We also enjoyed the experience of travelling to Ras Kutani by car on arrival from Dar es Salaam. It was wonderful crossing on board the ferry to the mainland and then passing some of the little villages before arriving at Ras Kutani.
We returned to Dar es Saleem for our BA flight home using Coastal Aviation flights, but the beauty of this is the journey by rowing boat and jeep to pick up the light aircraft some 15 mins from Ras Kutani.
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very friendly and helpful staffRead more about the whole beach holiday
bare feet luxury - very stylish
A fantastic place to relax - not a lot to do but that's the whole point!
The food is first class and the service very professional - Mark the manager is very committed and the hotel runs efficiently in a friendly way. We enjoyed the forest walk and our bandas were lovley - the beds are enormous!
Unfortunatly while we were there the sea was a bit rough for snorkelling but that just gave us a better excuse to do nothing - it's perfect for couples and honeymooners.
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We were driven from Dar Es Salam to Ras and it took a lot longer then we hoped, we had to wait a long time for a ferry in a very hot car. However when we arrived we were greeted with cold drinks and towels, from then on the stay was perfect.
The beach is amazing, very private big and sandy with reasonable size waves and nice sea protected by the reef to swim in.
The food was fantastic, buffet lunch with lovely salads and meets then a desert, and a full three course meal in the evening.
The service was great throughout our stay.
The monkeys were a problem when we had to leave in the morning as they tried to eat our breakfast as we were packing.
The plane back to Dar was fantastic and a much quicker and nicer option then driving.
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The road across to Ras Kutani is NOT for the faint hearted! Would have been fine in a 4x4 but in the mini bus they picked us up in it was a rather unpleasant two hour plus ride (apparently the pot holes have worsened of late). So advise a 4x4 is booked for guests
The place itself was beautifully done and the suite was well worth it - incredible views - totally chic. Could have done with a mini bar/stock of drinks as was a shame to be on the terrace so far from the restaurant etc without being able to enjoy a cool drink.
Manager was slightly "in your face" - considering it is a small place a chat once a day is quite enough but he was new and seemed to want to have a quick chat any time we passed by - felt rather suffocating. Staff were fine - nowhere near & bEYOND standard but that is to be expected - very sweet and eager to please. Excellent cocktails
Loved the boat ride to the airstrip
peaceful and relaxing
We spent the last 2 nights here and it was simply fantastic! Beautiful location, great rooms, excellent food and very nice and friendly staff.
Imal was up at 6.30 on a Sunday to take us to the airstrip and we were lucky to have him there as the booked flight did not arive at the scheduled time. He was great and he made several calls until he managed to get an aircraft to us. We made it in time to board the BA flight in Dar and we would have missed it without his help!! Great job! He was also very chatty and reassuring.
Whistle stop luxury
We were lucky to make our flight here before the sunset but it meant we had the most spectacular arrival. And we truly felt that this was a luxury resort. Being rowed across the lagoon on our arrival set the stall for our all too brief sojourn. Our hosts made us most welcome as we familiarised ourselves with our luxury banda.
The food was tasty and towards fine dining with the chef enquiring as to our enjoyment. The staff had been highly trained and this showed with quite exceptional service. Perhaps a some of the Tanzanian charm was a little too hidden with a very westernised set-up but for a luxury evening and day relaxing on the beach to end our holiday it was a great experience
Great venue to relax after a safari
Very relaxing. Adapted to our food requirements.
Brilliant rooms, beach and staff.
Honeymoon at Ras Kutani
What a way to relax after a weeks safari!
If you fancy a bit of adventure the mini bus trip down from Dar is worth trying! It gives you a high speed close up view of life in Dar and an amazing spectacle on how many people and cars can fit on a ferry!!
Upendo gave us a very warm welcome on arrival, we couldn't believe how posh it all was!! For a few moments we thought we were out of our depth but we very soon settled in to doing nothing but eating and sleeping quite well! In between bouts of lazing in a hammock and lounging on the beach we did manage a lovely walk along the beach and around the lagoon plus a bit of kayaking thrown in.
The food here is of the highest quality and the kitchen team were all great. The menu of the finest local produce with plenty of seafood was perfect.
The manager Greg was very friendly and helpfull to the extent of arranging a very early morning breakfast of bacon butties and fruit on our last morning before we left plus driving us personally to the airstrip from the boat jetty!
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Ras Kutani is in a simply stunning location and from the moment we arrived everything seemed to be geared to making sure that we had a relaxing and as enjoyable a time as possible. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone.
Everything about Ras Kutani is stylish and yet completely unpretentious. Everywhere you went you had stunning ocean views and the quality of the accommodation and shared areas is absolutley superb.
The food and service is exceptional. The beach is postcard perfect and almost empty. Ras Kutani is as near to a beach paradise as you can imagine and worthy of a holiday in its own right (we would certainly go back) rather than a safari add on which seemd to be the norm.