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Family Room With Sea View
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath

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The stunning view over the turquoise blue ocean welcomes you and your family. This room is the biggest in the hotel and also the most popular. With two queen size beds and a single bed your family or a group of friends will have a very pleasant stay.

The space

Our warm and friendly B&B has 9 rooms. Parking is available and you’re just a 2 minute away from a great white sand beach .You will be provided with a tropical continental breakfast, sourced from local suppliers and organic where possible. It is freshly prepared, setting you up nicely for your exploration of the wonderfully picturesque surroundings. If you are looking for a homely, relaxing bed and breakfast with good food, home-made bread and fresh farmed produce that will have you coming back for more, then look no further than Zan View Hotel.

Guest access

Our guest have access to an amazing garden, restaurant with homemade food , and a bar with a smiling face behind it. Shared lounge with sea view in our "treehouse" in 2 floors, Rooftop for sunbathing and amazing view from coast to coast. Car hire, tours. We provide what you wish . Not to forget the free wifi in public areas. The amazing beach is just a stone throw away from here.

Interaction with guests

We interact with our guests as much as they like . We have staff who can assist you to go in the village, on tours, on the beach, to do babysitting, in short ; We will personally organize everything that you would like to do in Zanzibar, and make sure that you will feel safe, secure and have a wonderful adventure.

Other things to note

Scandinavian Managment. We have different types of rooms such as family rooms which can accomodate more than 5 people. We also have amazing honeymoon suite with sea view. Our prices are low compared the high standard and our brand new facilities.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 queen beds, 1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM
Check out by 10AM

Smoking not allowed in rooms. Smoking allowed in public areas.


13 Reviews

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Christophe User Profile
September 2017
The host canceled this reservation 98 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Busi User Profile
August 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Zan view, All the staff were excellent and extremely helpful. Its a perfect little hotel away from the crowds .The location is perfect for the beach , we loved meeting all the local family's at the village next to beach. If you do want to visit stone town it is a little far about an hour each way. If I am ever back in Zanzibar i will definitely stay at Zan view again.
Zan View User Profile
Response from Zan View:
Dear Busi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was great to have you here, and you are always welcome if you ever choose to come back to Zanzibar again. Best, Eleana Zan View Team
August 2017

Olivia User Profile
January 2017
Great place! Nice spacious rooms (we were 5 people in the family room and the honeymoon room), with ac and a small fridge. Friendly staff and an enjoyable cosy tree house. A little pricy food/drinks (but I guess that's Zanzibar) but nice to be able to put the bill on the room and pay all at the end. Menu is in $. Although not too many restaurant options around; one beach place with simple food around 50 meters left when down on the beach. Walking through the village to get to the beach was not a problem. Everyone is so friendly!

Jonathan User Profile
March 2016
We stayed with Zan View for two nights over a long weekend. It was a very nice stay, especially as we were looking for something quieter and away from tourists. Zan View is a lodge/hotel with 8-10 rooms (correct me if I'm wrong, Jakob!) so you can have your own space if you want it, but there's also occasion to socialise over meals. The room itself was really large and clean and it was great to have air conditioning in humid Zanzibar! The staff was absolutely friendly and hospitable and keen to facilitate a happy stay, and Jakob was helpful in offering tours and also helping us arrange payment for our bar tab when the credit card facilities weren't working. Two points from our experience which I didn't see in other reviews: 1 - Food: Breakfast is included in the rate, lunch and dinner are not. This was expected, but the breakfast menu was a bit confusing (at least before having coffee!) and some things are included and other things (meat items) incur an extra charge. The food was really solid for all meals, but dinner on the first night took about an hour to arrive from the time we ordered, and the portions were smaller than we would've liked. As a guideline, most entrees are USD $10-$15. 2. Location - Zan View is indeed on a bluff overlooking the ocean, with a 5 minute walk down to the beach. To get there, you just need to walk down a path and through the fishing village. This could be considered either quaint or awkward, as you find yourself walking within feet of local families eating, playing and going about their business and you don't really want to invade their space while walking through in swimming attire. They seem to be used to it, so it's probably more jarring to visitors if you're not aware. It's also fun in a chaotic way because goats and chickens all roam about freely, but on the other hand it's also a rather littered and dirty area. We had fun exploring the beach, especially when the tide was out, and happily found a couple beachside restaurants - they're actually attached to some pricey resorts in the area. I would otherwise recommend booking a driver/tour if you don't want to stay around the lodge all day.

Shonali User Profile
March 2016
We had wonderful stay at Zan View for 4 nights. Jakob and his staff were all excellent! From the cooks to the housekeeping and especially the restaurant/reception staff, everyone was friendly and made sure our stay was comfortable. The beautiful beach is within a few minutes walking distance, and the hotel itself has great views and lots of areas to relax and enjoy the ambience. It is a quiet location, but everything you need (including bar/restaurant for meals) is available at the hotel. Jakob and the staff can also organize tours and excursions for you, and airport transfer which is very convenient. Thanks very much for a great stay! We loved it!

Katie User Profile
February 2016
Really enjoyed our stay at Zan View! Lovely place, lovely service. We were accommodated for late checkout with no issue or extra cost. The food was nice, the views are great, it's close to the beach - what more can you ask for. Really nice atmosphere for a weekend getaway.

Minerva User Profile
January 2016
My friends and I stayed at Zan View Hotel for 5 nights and our stay there was AMAZING. Jakob was extremely helpful from the moment we booked. I had many questions about places to visit and transportation to and from the airport and he helped me with all of this. Jakob arranged transportation for our group for the airport as well as for a day trip to stone town/the rock restaurant and the fee was more than reasonable. Many of the other large resorts in the area are very pricey when helping you boo tours or transportation but not Zan View. Aside from the beautiful views and beautiful hotel, my favorite part of my stay there was the staff. The staff( Zuhura, Karew, Lulu,[I'm not sure of the spelling]) in the dinning area were all great! They were attentive and friendly and made us feel at home. Lastly, the food here did not disappoint! everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. I highly recommend Zan View and will definitely return in the future!
Zan View User Profile
Response from Zan View:
Dear Minerva and friends. You are always welcome in our home !!! Thank you so much for your comments, and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here. You were five ladies, and it was so much fun to have you here. You guys were always happy and smiling, and it was a joy to help you out with whatever you needed. I read your review out loud for our staff , and everyone was very happy to hear their names and your comments.. We wish you all the best here from Zan View Hotel, and we hope to welcome you back soon !! Greetings from Jakob & Asha.
January 2016

Kiwengwa, TanzaniaJoined in December 2014
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I share my time between my wife and our 4 kids, managing a small furniture workshop as well as running this B&B here in Kiwengwa, Zanzibar. We Focus on quality whether it is the rooms, the furniture, the food at the restaurant and life in general. I come from Denmark where my wi…
Languages: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Norsk, Svenska
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