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Travel reviews by MS R & Mr D from Bristol

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

2

Excursions taken

0

Honeymoon March 2014

Zanzibar between 3 Mar 2014 and 14 Mar 2014

Trip rating: Excellent
"Given this type of holiday is nothing like our usual family holiday I think perhaps we needed more advice and more of a steer than was realised or acknowledged.

In particular, I think I was looking for something quite luxurious when spending £4k on a 10 day break. Luckily Fumba Beach Lodge met our expectations."

Kholle House

Kholle House

"Kholle House city centre"

4 nights Arrived 4 Mar 2014
"Kholle House was a perfect location for us - towards the edge of the old town, rather than in the midst of the warren of streets/alleyways, meant that w could always find it without getting stressed out, even late at night. The swimming pool also provided welcome relief from the heat and meant we could relax even during the urban part of our holiday.

Our room (number 24) was at the top of the building which gave us access to cooler breezes, and easy access to both roof terraces. The last set of steps up to the third floor were particularly steep and I think guests should be warned of that in advance (witnessed an older couple really struggling to climb the stairs).

Our main disappointment was that even though we had booked their honeymoon package the fact that we were on our honeymoon was never once mentioned nor acknowledged. Having said that, the staff were helpful when we needed to find a pharmacy. Overall I would say staff were 'helpful' rather than 'attentive'."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Average
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Fumba Beach Lodge

Fumba Beach Lodge

"Treated like royalty at Fumba Beach Lodge"

5 nights Arrived 8 Mar 2014
"Arriving at Fumba Beach Lodge on my birthday (and as part of our honeymoon) was the start of the fabulous half of our holiday. The manager and staff identified my birthday immediately and congratulated us on our marriage and proceeded to treat us like royalty, arranging special locations for our meals (breakfast as well as evening meal) with sparkling wine laid on at their expense, a birthday cake with candles and the staff singing "Happy Birthday" and all of the waiting staff recognising who we were. We're not particularly demanding customers, tending not to strop out about things, and granted this was perhaps their low season meaning we had the row of lodges virtually to ourselves but following a generally reasonable, but perhaps lukewarm experience in Stone Town our experience in Fumba was magical.

The room/lodge was superb. The massive bed and double doors out on to our own terrace and then roof terrace from which to watch the Blue Monkeys, Red Squirrels and Elephant Shrews, outdoor showers and personal access down to the beach all made for a fabulous experience.

Being right on the beach give us some fresh air, with a large fan keeping the air moving - in high season the lack of air conditioning may be a problem? It was fine for us in March.

The main central area with infinity pool, Dhow bar and restaurant were all beautifully kept. The infinity pool was fabulous. And we were able to watch the evening antics of bush babies in the Baobab tree near the Dhow bar. The on-site diving team are able to provide a range of activities and we had he luxury of a snorkelling picnic trip for just the two of us, which made it extremely special.

Overall we cannot speak highly enough of Fumba Beach Lodge."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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