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Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa

Beachfront hotel in Kendwa with spa and outdoor pool

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
  • The staff was amazing, dinner was really good. Thw best was the free upgrade to the beach…

    Jan 8, 2021

  • Staff were friendly and great help! Great location and layout!

    Dec 10, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 72 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 5 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 38 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Mnemba Island - 12.1 mi / 19.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, Sea View
  • Suite, Beach View
  • Deluxe Single Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Single Room, Ocean View
  • Suite, Beach View (Single Use)
  • Suite, Beach View (with Pavillon)
  • Double Room Single Use, Beach View (with Pavillon, single use)
  • Luxury Villa ( Retreat )
  • Villa, Private Pool

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 5 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 38 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Mnemba Island - 12.1 mi / 19.4 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 13.6 mi / 21.9 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 15.2 mi / 24.5 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 16.6 mi / 26.7 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 17.1 mi / 27.5 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 17.2 mi / 27.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 62 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 72 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business center
  • One meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Year Built - 2012
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Food and beverages
  • All buffet meals and snacks included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Room service


Healing Earth Spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include Thai massages, facials, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

The spa is open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2317.75 per person, per night

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 200 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for TZS 100.0 per night
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

  • Gold Zanzibar
  • Gold Zanzibar House & Kendwa
  • Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa Hotel
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  • Zanzibar Gold
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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and extended parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Essence Restaurant (5-min walk), La Grande Luna (7-min walk), and Mocco (7-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 200 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and boat tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa also has 2 bars and a health club, as well as a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We went in off season so we enjoyed the privacy of the beach, the beach house is way better in person then in pictures, the view the environment the people just everything about this place is outstanding.

    Mistafa, 3 night romance trip, Jul 30, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Lovely service staff in the restaurants & bars however there was no personal service from foreign reception staff. Hotel was nothing special

    5 night trip with friends, Oct 10, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair


    This hotel has a lot of regulars, I can see why because they are treated exceptionally well. Those that are first timers... buckle up, it’s a bumpy road. The rooms are old and filthy. My first room had mosquitos fly out of the refrigerator, my second room had stains all of the walls and spatter on the toilet. On the beach, staff moved my personal belongings while I took a swim because a regular guest wanted to sit there. I got to breakfast a little early and was told I had to wait 4 minutes for coffee because breakfast hadn’t started yet and the manager would be upset. The SPA is wonderful!!!!! Honestly the best part of my stay was my time getting exceptional service at their spa. I’d recommend the African potato massage and rejuvenating facial. The beach is nice, but be prepared to be hassled by people selling trinkets in the 15 steps to the water. Overall just disappointed with this “5 star” hotel and 2 star experience.

    Ashley, 3 night trip, Sep 22, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Dirty, poor service and not worth price

    Welcome to the 2 star hotel with 5 star price. It includes all you can drink instant coffee, a welcome foot massage to relive you from your long journey on day 5 and lobster and crab severed with rubber gloves. This place could not be more distant from a 5 star hotel. The all inclusive menu is somewhat limited and anything worth drinking is excluded from the menu. The watery drinks are to be expected in an all inclusive but instant coffee at breakfast was really a push! The systems at the hotel make you sign a nil bill everytime you order an all inclusive drink. We were asked constantly for our room number and fed paper after paper. The bar advertises a zero plastic straw policy however drink after drink was severed with plastic staws. I visited the spa on the 2nd day to unwind, and despite having no room for my welcome leg massage they managed to squeeze me in between their empty roister for a back neck and shoulder massage. I was patted like a cat and had a couple of creams rubbed in my back but nothing to remove the knots. Book elsewhere!

    Steven, 5 night trip, Aug 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the Gold Zanzibar. Staff was great, very helpful and friendly, always ready to do anything to make sure you have a pleasant stay at the resort. Food was amazing, always fresh and just delicious, plenty of choice as well. Rooms could be a little bit better, not really up there for 5 star resort, but still nice. Just looked like needs better maintenance. All together beautiful resort and would come back. Location is just amazing. The only thing that might need improvement is evening offer, like live music. It is always the same and a little bit sleepy to be honest. Make it a little bit more interesting.

    JelZel, 4 night romance trip, Jul 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect location, best beach of the area. Very good restaurant with every day a different grilled fish and a lot a variety. A touch of Italian food. The resort is quite new and well maintained

    Silvano, 7 night romance trip, Jun 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Gold Zanzibar with a large group

    Everything about this hotel was amazing except because we travelled with old people and although we requested rooms on the ground floor the walk to and from the beach and dining area is very steep. It would be nice if they introduced golf buggies like they do at other hotels to drive guests around the hotel premises. If you are travelling in a group be sure to let hotel know in advance you would like rooms next to each other as we were put really far away from each other. Food and variety was amazing though Rooms were comfortable Service was excellent Hotel staff were amazingly helpful and hospitable

    4 night family trip, Jun 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good and tidy but in the middle of nowhere. Activities could help

    2 night trip with friends, May 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This place is absolutely amazing. I travel into different countries every few weeks and this is one of the nicest places I have stayed in terms of the whole package. Great service, amazing food, secure and clean rooms. I’d recommend to anyone!

    1 night family trip, May 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very unique rooms and pool area. Property could use a facelift though. It definitely has the best beach area among the properties at Kendwa. After my fiasco at Rui Palace, I was very happy I went to Gold.

    GToor, 1 night trip, Apr 30, 2019

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