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Sunset Kendwa

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Beach bar
On the beach, scuba diving, snorkelling
On the beach, scuba diving, snorkelling
On the beach, scuba diving, snorkelling

Overview of Sunset Kendwa

Sunset Kendwa

4-star property
Kendwa beachfront lodge with restaurant, bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

95 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Kendwa Beach, North Cost of Zanzibar, Kendwa

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Essence Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Bistro del mar - 5 min walk
  • Sunset - 14 min walk
  • Coccobello - 6 min drive
  • Nungwi inn restaurant - 7 min drive

About this property

Sunset Kendwa

Sunset Kendwa offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Sunset Restaurant, which serves international cuisine and offers a beachfront location. Other highlights at this upmarket lodge include a bar/lounge and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and beach.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 24 December and 10 January.

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; guest room 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 sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Sunset Kendwa currently open?
The property is closed between 24 December and 10 January.
How much does it cost to stay at Sunset Kendwa?
As of 27 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sunset Kendwa on 31 January 2023 start from NZ$191, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Sunset Kendwa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sunset Kendwa 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sunset Kendwa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sunset Kendwa?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sunset Kendwa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Sunset Kendwa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60 one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sunset Kendwa?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Sunset Kendwa and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as snorkelling and scuba-diving. Sunset Kendwa also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sunset Kendwa?
Yes, Sunset Restaurant offers beachfront dining, international cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Bistro del mar (5-min walk), Sunset (14-min walk) and Nungwi inn restaurant (2.2 mi).
Does Sunset Kendwa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Sunset Kendwa like?
Sunset Kendwa is located a short 2-minute walk from Kendwa Beach. Travellers say that this lodge is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Initially when I attempted to check in they overbooked me and did not have a room for me. They were able to shift me around and accommodate me, moving me 3 rooms in 3 nights. Staff was very friendly and helpful with the process, and apologetic.
Mark, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Wonderful Stay!
It was a wonderful stay! The staff was friendly and very helpful. The hotel is right off the beach with an awesome pool. Food was good but was hoping for more traditional plates but you can walk out of the hotel area to find restaurants and shop.
Morning beach views
Kathy, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A good Hotel But some things where old and broken like the shower.
Pia, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great staff, great location, but nothing special
The overall stay was nice. Check-in and Check-out were very quick and straightforward. The room was nice and comfortable with both ventilator and AC, a small minibar. The wardrobe was only a hanger section, so no shelves for you to put you clothes but it wasn´t a big deal in my case. The bathroom had a leak and kept getting wet, but they fixed it throughout my stay. There was no wifi in my room, so because I had to work while there, I had to go to the restaurant area to use the wiFi. The food was decent and with good prices. The service from the beach staff and the bar were very good and friendly. cocktails were ok and the prices were a bit on the highside. It is a nice choice of stay if you want to relax in a big hotel with decent facilities, but if you´re looking to enjoy more the bach and what the island has to have and use the room basically to shower and sleep, you might consider a slightly cheaper accommodation, since this one despite being good, has nothing special.
Rodrigo, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The upper unit was very spacious, comfortable and spotless. The management and staff are very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast is good and the others meals were very good including great pizza. We extended our stay as we liked it so much. Unfortunately, the beach (all hotels) has a litter problem.
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Beach paradise
I had a fantastic stay. Beautiful views
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The beach front.... Beautiful The rooms are clean and pretty too...
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Visit To Zanzibar- Sunset Kendwa
Our stay was very pleasant. The rooms are very clean and the staff is very friendly. The beach is also clean and sublime. We only had one night but will definitely want a long stay next time.
Fredy, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

5-night family trip
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