Reviews of Qambani
Wildlife sightings and reviews
7 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Qambani and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Beautiful hotel with fantastic chief "
The South African chef, Philip, made us all extremely welcome, and went out of his way to accommodate our tastes. His cooking is excellent. You can alter the menu, decide when you want to take meals, and have snacks during the day. The local Swahili dishes on the menu one night were fun." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"Gorgeous beach resort end to trip"
I was a bit concerned when we were not greeted immediately upon our arrival - but we soon realized that this is because there is no official "front desk" or "check-in area". The whole resort is meant to feel like home for guests, and they have basically access to all the areas for lounging, etc. For the most part, we did not have difficulty finding staff if we needed anything during our stay.
The villa itself was well maintained, and any issues we ran into were solved very quickly. I especially loved the toiletries provided! We also had a private plunge pool, which had beautiful views of sunsets each evening. We were also able to utilize a roof deck for meals and spa treatments.
The staff was very friendly and always greeted us with a smile. Meals were very well-done, and even though we were told that we could make special requests, we were pretty much always open and happy to take the lunch and dinner meals as suggested. It is a nice touch to be able to have your meals at a time and location of your choosing, and luckily the staff was flexible if we had not made up our minds in the morning.
We weren't sure what to expect after reading that the tide goes out ~1.5km during low tide, and that the beach in front of the resort is essentially tide pools - but we enjoyed utilizing that time to take a walk out and check out the marine life, or lounge in our villa or at one of the resort's main pools. Indeed, the infinity pool with the swing is a standout! Going for morning and evening swims during high tide was also wonderful. We utilized the resort's kayaks, snorkel masks and aqua shoes.
We were especially appreciative of the personalized touches during our stay - complimentary champagne to help us celebrate our honeymoon, and a private dinner set up for our last night at the resort." See all these reviews: 5n in Zanzibar; 4n in Tanzania
"Beautiful grounds but issues with service"
However our main concern was the poor attention to details that we expected. The initial room we were booked in was one of the original buildings - musty, dark, no window in the bathroom, dirty water in the Nespresso machine.... We did get a room change on request without problem. We left laundry and it wasn't done by 9p the evening before an early departure and had we not reminded them we wouldn't have gotten it back. The food was very heavy - fried, not an emphasis on vegetables or when they were they were drowned in heavy dressing." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 3n in Zanzibar
"Beautiful hotel with amazing rooms"
We loved the room, whilst the pool was huge and had the most gorgeous views.
The staff were lovely and the food was very very good." See all these reviews: 5n in Zanzibar; 4n in Tanzania
We stayed in the Castaway apartment which was really spacious and perfect for our family of four.
The highlight for my children was the chance to visit Axel's ice-cream lab – and to help him make a batch of what they described as the best ice cream EVER!" See all these reviews: 12n in Zanzibar
"Idyllic stay at Qambani"
Beautifully designed interiors, and exteriors, luxurious and comfortable, an oasis of calm!
Staff very friendly and attentive, but also discreet, food was fabulous.
Although we were very undemanding guests, we felt that nothing would have been too much trouble!" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
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