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Private beach, sun-loungers, beach towels, beach massages
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
73 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air conditioning
Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationKidichi Spice Farm27 min drive
Popular LocationChapwani Island27 min drive
Popular LocationPrison Island41 min drive
AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)48 min drive

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    • Sea view
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    • Ocean view
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  • Premium Bungalow, Oceanfront

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    • 376 sq ft
    • Ocean view
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  • Deluxe Bungalow, Ocean View (Single Use)

    Room amenities

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    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Bungalow (Single)

    Room amenities

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    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premium Bungalow, Ocean View (Single)

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    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View (Single)

    Room amenities

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    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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About this area

Bububu

Located in Bububu, Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge is in the historical district and on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Nakupenda Beach and Shangani Beach. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kidichi Spice Farm - 27 min drive
  • Chapwani Island - 27 min drive
  • Livingstone's House - 34 min drive
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 38 min drive
  • Prison Island - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 48 min drive

Restaurants

  • Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

Lodge with private beach and full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge's private sand beach or pampering yourself at the lodge's full-service spa. All 14 individually decorated rooms feature pillowtop beds and room service. Guests will also find patios, separate sitting areas and premium bedding.
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge offers 14 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Rooms open to patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Business-friendly amenities include laptop-compatible safes and telephones. Bathrooms include a shower. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Sultans Spa has 2 treatment rooms. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

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

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkelling
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Hot tub

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Outdoor space

  • Patio

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 1 April 2020 to 15 October 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Host will greet you

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 160
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 60 (from 4 to 9 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Hakuna Matata Beach
Hakuna Matata Beach Bububu
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge Bububu
Matata Beach
Hakuna Matata Beach Hotel Bububu
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa Zanzibar/Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach
Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge Spa
Chuini Zanzibar Lodge Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Lodge
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Bububu
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Lodge Bububu

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 8 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of USD 30 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge located?
Located in Bububu, this beachfront lodge is in the historical district, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Masingini Forest, and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kidichi Spice Farm. Chapwani Island and Cheetah's Rock are also within 6 miles (10 km).
4.3
Excellent
73 reviews
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
18
3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Honeymoon
A lovely stay at Chuini, the staff looked after us well and couldn’t have done more for us. There was even a nice surprise on arrival in our room decoration wise for our honeymoon. You could quite happily spend your entire holiday at the hotel, alternatively the hotel will organise tours outside. Be aware Zanzibar is very expensive and you will pay tourist prices for everything.. taxis are the most expensive, and the levels of service you may expect to receive for the price you are paying on the tours may not live up to your expectations.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

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the view is amazing, staff are so friendly, i will sure visit the place again
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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WOW, the property is very relaxing. It’s very beautiful and the staff , I mean there perfect from the manager to the waiters/bartenders and women that keep the rooms immaculate. They treated me so well, the food is amazing and the views from the bungalows are very beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place if you want a beautiful experience of Zanzibar and the spectacular ocean views it has to offer.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

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Good for recharging batteries between safaris
Lodge is located in a less then appealing area, 12 km form Stone Town. It has beautiful grounds but the beach is dirty with washed up used tires, clothes, old shoes, empty bottles and other garbage. Stench of rotten seaweed is overwhelming, Staff does not seem to care about cleaning the garbage. In low tide local families come right under bungalows to dig for clams and watch sunset. Food was at best mediocre and definitely overpriced. Staff was friendly, place is quiet, the night club next door is gone. Our room had a lot of garbage under the armchairs which we moved to get better views and discovered all the trash. The staff was cleaning around furniture but not under. Laundry service was good and inexpensive ($20 for the whole load), it helped between safari trips.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

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