Reviews of Breezes Beach Club
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35 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Breezes Beach Club and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Wonderful beach experience"
There are so many different areas to relax it never feels busy.
The staff were all exceptionally friendly and overall we enjoyed our stay enormously." See all these reviews: 13n in Kenya; 9n in Zanzibar
Great location and we have nothing but positive things to say about our 12 night stay." See all these reviews: 12n in Zanzibar; 8n in Tanzania
"A good beach resort in a beautiful location"
We did not venture to Stonetown - as it was about an hour away so we were mostly at the hotel.
We did some kite surfing - this is less good than down the coast at Paje as the tides often meant that we had water in the morning but no wind then wind in the afternoon but no water. If someone is really focused on learning to kite surf they would be better to do a course at Paje rather than Breezes - you could stay at Breezes ( we took a taxi down one afternoon - not far (15 minutes) but quite expensive)" See all these reviews: 6n in Zanzibar; 5n in Tanzania
"On the beach - Breezes"
We had a large ocean view room with excellent A/C which we needed because Zanzibar was just about the hottest place I have ever experienced. The property was large, beautifully landscaped, with everything you'd expect in a resort - beach bar and restaurant, elegant evening dining, large beach with thatched lanais, nice pool. Very pleasant and perfect for three days.
The beach throughout the east coast of Zanzibar has huge tidal swings - up to 1km at low tide - which prevents the ocean breeze from cooling you off on the beach and makes it impossible to swim for most of the day. The reef walk at low tide is fascinating and you must have water shoes. As the tide comes in, so does the seaweed, and the water remains bathtub hot all the time. While it is a stunning light blue, the combination of heat, water temp, seaweed and low tide was just not appealing. This has nothing to do with the resort - it's an island feature.
Otherwise, resort dinners were excellent with great service, and the staff in general was very friendly and pleasant. The grounds were spotless and constantly swept. And the spa was delightful - clean, intimate, local character. " See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"Breezes Beach Club review"
Pool was lovely and warm enough to get straight in to.
" See all these reviews: 8n in Zanzibar; 4n in Tanzania
"Lovely Beach location for relaxation"
"Relaxing chill-out at Breezes"
Gym could do with refurbishment as one machine moved across the room while you were walking on it and another had broken controls. No light barbells.
Internet is charged which is a pity as it should be free. Only available right in the centre of the hotel and a little patchy.
Food excellent and service good especially Catherine. Dining room dark and sometimes too warm if you couldn't sit outside - and we never could!
Mostly German and French guests and everyone went to bed very early so entertainments played to very few guests although we enjoyed them. Absolutely dead in this resort after 10pm and most people disappeared after dinner.
Massive beach at low tide. Sea urchins here so protective shoes needed if you try to walk out to the reef. These shoes and a walking stick can be hired from water sports." See all these reviews: 4n in Zimbabwe; 4n in Zanzibar
"A perfect place to relax"
Lovely pool, empty beach. We played tennis every day on a good quality court but if I had one slight niggle I would moan about the quality of the fencing around it - just a low wall on one side and some ill fitting wire on the other - which meant you felt beholden to the very obliging man to constantly retrieve your balls.
Should also mention Fishermen Tours here who were always punctual and efficient. We arranged a Jozani Forest trip to see the colobus (had no idea quite how close they would be) which I'm very pleased we did but they charged 50 dollars each for what amounted to a half hour taxi there and back. By the time you tipped the guide it was an expensive few hours.
" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
"Luxury relaxation at Breezes beach Club"
Staff were very welcoming and the service was good. You didn't even need to move from your lounger as the bar staff would come & take your order.
We liked the alternation between theme buffet nights and served set dinners and the way the waiting staff's outfits and tablecloths/seat backs changed to the theme of the evening - it just made it a little more special. The food was varied, hot and well presented. We also tried the al la carte restaurant and lunch restaurant by the beach and enjoyed both.
There was entertainment on most nights - sometimes just a group playing music but also some exciting dancers, a bigger band and acrobatic group - and this started at a reasonable time of the evening. (We've been to other resort hotels where the entertainment doesn't start until 10 pm and half the guests have gone to bed.)
We would definitely recommend the spa - lovely surroundings and very well trained practioners of the various treatments available.
The lounges, reception etc. were beautifully decorated in particular Arab & African styles." See all these reviews: 8n in Zanzibar; 6n in Tanzania
"Breezes Beach Club review"
The food was good, although sometimes the service in the restaurants was slow.
It satisfied what we wanted for the end of our holiday, from a cold and damp mountain, to early mornings on safari, this gave us the relaxation that we needed for our five night stay." See all these reviews: 5n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar; 4n in Rwanda; 1n in Kenya
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