Reviews of Ras Kutani
Wildlife sightings and reviews
88 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Ras Kutani and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Ras Kutani review"
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." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
"Ras Kutani review"
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" See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania; 1n in Zanzibar
"peaceful and relaxing"
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." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
"Whistle stop luxury"
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" See all these reviews: 4n in Tanzania
"Great venue to relax after a safari"
Brilliant rooms, beach and staff." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"Honeymoon at Ras Kutani"
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!" See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
"Ras Kutani Review"
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." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
"Great spot to start (or end) a Tanzania trip"
Very friendly and attentive staff, excellent food and vervet monkeys on the roof only made the experience better." See all these reviews: 15n in Tanzania
"Ras Kutani review"
The service was really excellent and everything came with a smile. Nothing was too much trouble. We were so lucky to see turtles hatch on the beach and head for the sea." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania
"Friendly gem of a beach hideaway"
The lagoon and spa ensured that there was a wider range of things to do than the ususal beach hotel. I could not recommend Ras Katani more highly" See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 3n in Zanzibar
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