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Sunshine Hotel

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  • sunshine_hotel 1/68 Arrival
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  • sunshine_hotel 3/68 Reception and souvenir shop
  • sunshine_hotel 4/68 Bar, lounge and restaurant
  • sunshine_hotel 5/68 Bar, lounge and restaurant
  • sunshine_hotel 6/68 Bar, lounge and restaurant
  • sunshine_hotel 7/68 Bar, lounge and restaurant
  • sunshine_hotel 8/68 Bar, lounge and restaurant
  • sunshine_hotel 9/68 Swimming pool nearby the lounging area
  • sunshine_hotel 10/68 Infinity swimming-pool
  • sunshine_hotel 11/68 View over the lagoon from the infinity pool
  • sunshine_hotel 12/68 Swimming pool nearby the lounging area
  • sunshine_hotel 13/68 Beach
  • sunshine_hotel 14/68 Beach
  • sunshine_hotel 15/68 Sunshine suites blocks
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  • sunshine_hotel 17/68 Stairs to the seaview sunshine suites
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  • sunshine_hotel 24/68 Garden view sunshine suites
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  • sunshine_hotel 31/68 Garden retreat
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  • sunshine_hotel 42/68 Private access to the Honeymoon suite and to the Blue Breeze Suite

Sunshine Hotel is located along the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar.

Although it had touristically developed, this stretch of coast has also maintained a very authentic atmosphere. Likewise much of the east coast it is tidal but tides effect here is not so pronounced and even at low tide water does not retreat far away.
A 20 - 60 meters deep lagoon can be reached walking about 20 minutes [approx. 450 meters off shore] but we do not recommend going alone because of currents and high waves [the lodge offers guided walks to the reef]. During high tide the sea submerges almost completely the stretch of beach in front of the hotel arriving just a few meters away from sunbeds and umbrellas lined up along the hedge that separates the beach from common areas and swimming-pools. In the sea, given the presence of sea-urchins it is safer to wear sea-shoes.

Sunshine Hotel consists of 12 rooms [sunshine suite] contained in three two storey blocks, six rooms on the ground floor [garden view] and six rooms on the first floor. All the three blocks are set back in plot behind the restaurant, the lounge and the two swimming pools which face the beach so the view of the lagoon from the sea-view rooms is still only a distant one. A distinct beach-front building hosts two suites: on the ground floors there is the Honeymoon Suite with private plunge-pool while on the first floor there is the Blue breeze Suite featuring a wide seaview terrace. Further back in plot there is another two storey building hosting two garden retreat, the most rustic accommodation the hotel offers. None of the rooms has air conditioning.

The proximity to the coral reef has turned this part of the island into one of the most popular destinations for divers and snorkellers. These activities can be arranged with One Ocean the diving centre of the neighboring Matemwe Beach Village.

Sunshine hotel is a well-managed, mid-specification facility reporting regularly positive feed-back even if a bit squeezed in a rather small plot.

RATES 2015 per night per person sharing
 
Sunshine Suite
Blue breeze suite
Honeymoon suite
Garden retreat

DAL 15/03 AL 30/06
DAL 01/11 AL 19/12

usd 85
usd 130
usd 130
usd 75
DAL 11/01 AL 14/03
DAL 01/07 AL 31/10
usd 115
usd 160
usd 160
usd 75
DAL 20/12 AL 10/01/2016
[min. 3 nights]
usd 125
usd 175
usd 170
usd 85

Rates include: Bed and Breakfast.

Rates exclude: transfers between lodge and airport.

Children 0 - 10 on request
Children 10 - 12 sharing with two adults: 60 USD
Third bed adults: 85 USD
Third bed is only possible in Sunshine Suite

Minimum stay from 20/12 to 10/01: 3 nights

Half board supplement: USD 30 for adults / USD 22 for children [excluded beverages]

Rating:
Location: 8
Beach: 8
Staff: 8
Activities: 8
Architecture: 7,5
Food: 8
Cleanliness: 8
Value: 8