Reviews of Unguja Lodge
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Unguja Lodge review
Unguja exceeded all of our expectations; Ralf and Elise have created a beautiful and tranquil retreat, perfect for relaxing after the excitement of a safari and an ideal honeymoon location. We spend lovely and calm days in this beautiful surrounding. They both made it a very special stay.
Because they have only ten "huts" (which are absolutely amazing) it is a very familiar atmosphere and all the people we met there, were nice and kind.
Ralf and Elise spend so much attention to the details. That is what makes the place even more special and gives you the last kick.
In other places were you might have expected that, Govenor's camp for instance, there was a complete lack of details, it all felt a bit "military". No flowers, not attempt to make it nice...
Unguja resort stay
The resort was very picturesque.
Rooms / lodges were marvellous, however there was a real lack of communal areas & space, esp for the evenings. I probably would not recommend this lodge (but also fait to say it had to compete with beho beho), and I thought the food was average
Beach time in Zanzibar
A spectacularly well-laid out and maintained resort, in a non-touristy part of Zanzibar. The accommodation was great - we had a fabulous view of the sea.
The pool area was always well maintained and spotless.
Our hosts were friendly and helpful, and created a nice ambiance to the resort.
While the food was good, it was not as good as either Gibbs Farm or Suyan - but maybe we were already spoiled by the unexpectedly high quality food in Tanzania.
Its worth noting that Unguja is fairly isolated from other main centres, and the cost of taxi travel is high. Having said that we enjoyed it thoroughly.
Run by wonderful couple, wonderful accomodati
Attention to detail from the moment you step inside a unique environment, from the owners personal welcome at the bar, local soaps & shampoos, kangas & kikoys provided to encourage joining Zanzibar.
We felt more like friends than guests. It apeared to be well away from the main tourist routes meaning that the unmissable guide tour to the local schools and village will never be forgotten.
Expert Africa comments
This is great to hear - and exciting new place on Zanzibar that Expert Africa discovered shortly after it opened - giving us the confidence to recommend it to visitors. It's great to find such new, high-level lodges, as often they're great value in the first few years of operation - as they try and build themselves a good reputation.
After kindly sending his feedback, above, this traveller emailed us to comment: "We have finished our feedback. I forgot to say how good your website is with its photos and descriptions giving a very accurate impression of what to expect. You have in particular managed to capture the atmosphere of Unguja Resort."