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Sunset Kendwa

3-star beachfront lodge with restaurant, near Kendwa Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Beach
  • Standard Double Room - Garden View
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8.4.Very good.
  • I had a fantastic stay. Beautiful views

    Mar 13, 2020

  • Our stay was very pleasant. The rooms are very clean and the staff is very friendly. The…

    Dec 29, 2019

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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
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 50 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 2 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 42 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Mnemba Island - 10 mi / 16.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Apartment
  • Standard Double Room
  • Deluxe Bungalow

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 2 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 42 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Mnemba Island - 10 mi / 16.1 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 15.2 mi / 24.4 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 12.8 mi / 20.5 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 14 mi / 22.5 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 17 mi / 27.4 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 16.6 mi / 26.6 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 64 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 50 cabins


  • Check-in time noon-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Things to do

  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • In-room safe

Special features


Sunset Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Small print

Also known as

  • Kendwa Sunset
  • Sunset Kendwa Lodge
  • Sunset Kendwa Kendwa
  • Sunset Kendwa Lodge Kendwa
  • Sunset Kendwa
  • Sunset Lodge Kendwa
  • Sunset Kendwa Lodge
  • Sunset Hotel Zanzibar
  • Sunset Beach Hotel Zanzibar
  • Sunset Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60 (one-way)


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.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

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

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Sunset Kendwa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from May 1 2021 to June 19 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, Sunset Restaurant offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include La Fontana (5-min walk), Bistro del mar (5-min walk), and Essence Restaurant (7-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60 one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Sunset Kendwa also has a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The beach front.... Beautiful The rooms are clean and pretty too...

    3 night trip, Dec 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    NIce property but there really isn't anything to do within the property. No swimming pool when you can't swim in the ocean because of too much algea and jelly fish espevcially when it is too hot. Water temperature not well controlled. Could not get colder water for shower even if the hot water is turned off. No free drinking water provided in the room when their water is not safe for drinking. You have to buy yur water even at the restaurant. Restaurant food hit and miss. Breakfast selection not good. Only has egg for protein. They linit the amount of fruits ( ony 1 banana, LOL!) I wont recommend.

    4 night trip with friends, Mar 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A great stay

    Large room and a lovely balcony with views of sea in distance. Great bar and restaurant area which did get quite noisy at night due to visiting tour groups. Easy to get a sunbed or hammock. Turquoise sea.

    Kay, 3 night trip, Sep 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best location in whole Zanzibar

    This hotel has large clean rooms right on the best beach in the island. Other hotels are far from the sea but this one has the best sunbeds in town with amazing views and an awesome non-expensive bar. Staff super friendly. No WI-Fi in rooms, but u got it at the beach/bar area. We def recommend it!

    Lorena, 5 night trip, Aug 30, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Nice beach, but needs some attention to service

    THE GOOD Lovely location on gorgeous wide beach Nice rooms with a bit of local character THE NOT SO GOOD - Food at the beachside restaurant is pretty poor and overpriced - why they don't fix the service and menu and make it great I can't understand. I'd recommend going next door to Kendwa Rock. - Internet is available at the restaurant and beach (not rooms), but it is painfully slow and essentially useless if more than a few people are using it. Certainly don't rely on it being available. Again, a relatively easy thing to fix to keep customers happy, but the management doesn't seem to care. - Service not particularly good or attentive - They often run out of beach towels - need to sort that issue - Beds are really quite firm to be that comfortable - the fan didn’t adjust (one speed only) - reported at the time - the phone didn’t work either - also reported (and known about but not fixed) - the shower not sealed and flooded the bathroom (reported) Basically the management need to take a good hard look and fix some issues with service, rooms, food and wifi to make it a great place and one of the best locations on Zanzibar

    1 night trip, Jun 21, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The beach! The best beach in Zanzibar Perfect place for sunset Food at restaurant good

    Laura, 5 night trip with friends, Mar 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Bester Strand. Sehr sauber und schön gepflegt. Tolle Beach bar mit täglicher happy hour. Leckeres Essen.

    4 night trip with friends, Feb 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Abbiamo soggiornato La prima settimana di dicembre posizione ottima la migliore secondo il mio punto di vista il mare e praticamente attaccato agli ombrelloni E non si risente Del fenomeno dell’alta e bassa marea. bellissima la vista del tramonto . Il cibo del ristorante è ottimo e ben cucinato. Unica peccato il Wi-Fi e debole e Nelle camere è assente. colazione scarsa.Comunque per essere in Africa va bene così prezzo Comunque per essere in Africa va bene così prezzo giusto

    Marco, 7 night romance trip, Nov 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good


    Территория отеля ухоженная, располагает пальмовой рощей, которая ведёт к пляжу. Номера просторные , жили в корпусе LuLu на втором этаже, уборка на 5 баллов. Вода горячая есть всегда, так как бойлер, матрасы жестковатые, дают шампунь и гель. Сейф есть, чайника нет, холодильник есть. А вот шумоизоляция плохая (щели в дверях, сетка между ванной и коридором)! В щели на балконе залетают комары, кусают беспощадно, вечерами слышна долбежка музыки из соседних отелей. Зато к нам прилетала сова :). Пляж хороший, лежаков достаточно, но, пол пляжа слева стоят лодки, справа в будние дни проходили шумные занятия детей в воде, релакса нет, только уходить прогуливаться , благо пляжная полоса позволяет и виды в сторону Нунгви живописные. К вечеру из соседнего отеля начинает играть музыка, дети кричат, торговцы тоже )), это жесть. Завтраки скудные и не вкусные (омлет, блины, пару вариантов выпечки), фрукты выдают по кусочку, кофе в пакетиках. Пару раз ужинали в отеле, не понравилось, лучше ходить в соседний Кендва Рокс. До данного отеля останавливались в Паже, вот там рай, хоть и отливы. В Кендве это самый бюджетный отель среди отелей первой линии с нормальной территорией и достаточно просторной зоной для лежаков, в целом нормально.

    Tatiana, 8 night family trip, Sep 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Kunne super godt lide beliggenhed - super buffet. Top dårlig morgenmad

    1 night trip, Apr 19, 2019

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