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1 room, 2 adults

Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel, Kendwa, Tanzania

3.5-star3.5 stars
Kendwa, Kendwa, 0000, Tanzania

3.5-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Kendwa Beach
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Incredible stay! The beach and the hotel are both perfect. Everyone works at the hotel is…Sep 18, 2020
  • Our stay was great. Thank youFeb 24, 2020

Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel, Kendwa, Tanzania

from NZ$195
  • Bungalow
  • Double Room, Balcony
  • Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Double Room, Garden View
  • Family Room
  • Comfort Twin Room
  • Economy Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Bungalow, 1 Bedroom
  • Honeymoon Double or Twin Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Private Bathroom, Garden View
  • Superior Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom, Garden View
  • Romantic Double or Twin Room
  • Traditional Twin Room
  • Traditional Triple Room
  • Classic Double Room

What’s around Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel, Kendwa, Tanzania


  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 42 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Mnemba Island - 12.6 mi / 20.3 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 16.5 mi / 26.6 km

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 47 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Nightclub
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 36-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine.

Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel, Kendwa, Tanzania’s small print

Also known as

  • Kendwa Rocks Beach
  • Kendwarocks Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar
  • Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel Hotel
  • Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel Kendwa
  • Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel Hotel Kendwa


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards 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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines and the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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

Mandatory fees

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night
  • Tourism fee: USD 1.5

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per day

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

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.

FAQs for Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel, Kendwa, Tanzania

  • Does Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel?
    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 wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel.
  • Is there a pool at Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves Asian cuisine.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60 per vehicle one-way.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 93 reviews

Very good 8.0
great beach kendwa
The best beach with blue water, you can swim all the day. Sarurday they organize the beat beach party, food is good and has a good price. Rooms are not so nice, but the beach is perfect.
Oana emanuela, ie5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
What a gem!
Just wow. Kendwa Rocks is absolutely the best. We arrived on the night of the full moon party which was superb, the staff is lovely and helpful, eager to teach basic words in Swahili as well. We had a traditional room, quite spaceous and clean. The pool is great, the beach stretches wider than any other hotels in the area. Sunsets are unbelievable to watch from the beach as well. The food selection is great too. One thing needs fixing and it's the bumpy "road" down to the hotel from the highway. Get ready for a roller-coaster ride, which is well worth it! This was a once in a lifetime experience.
JUDIT, gb7 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay - all previous issues resolved
We weren't sure what to expect after reading the negative comments about noise, lack of sunbeds and poor rooms but I must say none of those issues were present during our stay and it overall it was wonderful. The room we got was in a great condition, very quiet and had a lovely sea view from the terrace. The beach is absolutely perfect and we never struggled to find sunbeds at any time of the day - sundowners during the happy hour went down very well too! The breakfast was tasty and had a good selection of savoury and sweet - the coffee could be better but we just switched to spiced tea instead, problem solved! We stayed for a week and had an amazing time, would definitely recommend and come back again.
Inga, gb7 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Amazing host Alex!! Really enjoyed my stay!
Katerina, gb4 night trip
Fair 4.0
Rude staff. Noisy. Beautiful beaches. Security guard randomly asks for one dollar. Disregard to request concerning allergies. Party on Saturday untill about 3 am, noise in the room from the party equal to a small TV at full volume 10m from you. Construction process everyday, all day, constant noise. No room service (except of cleaning). The only tel. no. given to reception is not working ( it is 0, not 100 as written on the sticker). Water on the floor in the bathroom from unknown source. Old decor, randomly based on Indian influences, old disguising carpets. Unapologetic staff that is the most rude I have ever dealt with, even though I tip generously. Average food. Poor exchange rate and up to 10% fees for card payments. Your passport is taken away and hold by the reception desk. WiFi usually works and it is sufficiently fast. The beach is beautiful, but technically it is not a part of the hotel.
Marcin, ie1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice stay
We stayed here for the full moon party. The accommodation was clean and comfortable but the service could be improved - slow service in the restaurant and our water went off for a couple of hours on Saturday evening just as we wanted to get ready for the party. This wasn't handled very well and we had to suggest that the staff give us access to another room to shower having sat waiting for the water to be fixed for over an hour. There is construction work at the moment - our room was tucked away so didn't bother us. Also be prepared for a 7% charge for credit card payments.
gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The hotel was ok. Staff during the day was not as pleasant...but night time staff was great. There was lots of construction going on and the pool was under construction too
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Weather was good and the sunsets over the beach were lovely. There were a few people hanging around the beach trying to sell tours. The rooms were nice and overall we enjoyed our stay but there was a lot of construction going on and it was quite noisy with music from the resort next door.
au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic beach hotel!
We had a lovely stay in our bungalow at Kendwa Rocks! Room was clean and well maintained. The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! Great location, literally on Kendwa beach. Breakfast was really good, fresh mangos everyday! Staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!
Riti, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Holiday at Kendwa Rocks
The room was ready on time when we arrived and clean. We phoned the receptoin for extrat coffee and we got srevice within 5 min. The location of rooms is good and location is also good not to close to the busy night live.
Tania, za3 night romance trip

Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel, Kendwa, Tanzania

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