Qambani

Reviews of Qambani

Good(90%) From 6 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 6 of our travellers who have visited Qambani, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
DGJM from London
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Gorgeous beach resort end to trip

Qambani is a beautiful resort with access to beaches but also a few great pools on-site. Our villa was the most secluded and looked different from the others, with its Moorish architecture - but was also great as this was the conclusion to our honeymoon. This may not be the best spot for travellers who don't wish to be far away from the rest of the resort, or who have difficulty with steps.

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.

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R&K from Frisco CO
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Average
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Excellent
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Service:
Poor
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Activities:
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Beautiful grounds but issues with service

We visited mid-July 2019. The grounds are beautiful and a very secluded location on the tip of the Michamvi peninsula. There is not really a beach at high tide, and at low tide the reef rocks go out probably 300 meters so it's not 'classic' Zanzibar beach.

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.

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Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa heard back from Qambani about these travellers’ comments. They apologised for the poor attention to their normally high standards of food and service. Their head chef (who also performed managerial duties) left his job shortly before these guests arrived and clearly the hotel’s general upkeep and the meals suffered as a result. In addition, the clothes dryer broke down, which delayed the return of laundry. Qambani has since taken on a new head chef and manager and we fully expect meal standards to return to the high quality we have come to expect and for service standards to be greatly improved.

Tom from London
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 5 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Service:
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Beautiful hotel with amazing rooms

Qambani was a stunning hotel in a beautiful setting.

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.

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Traveller from Teddington
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 5 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Qambani

Qambani is wonderful. Stylish, comfortable, amazing food, incredible views, stunning infinity pool – the stuff of my wildest holiday dreams!

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!

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Mrs S from france
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Idyllic stay at Qambani

Stunning location, although not easy to find, without even a nameplate on the gate!

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!

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Mrs S from Vienna
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 6 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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the best

Qambani is really a wonderful place. It is a beautiful, stylish place with wonderful staff and great food.

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