Ndame Beach Lodge
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8.1
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9.2
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Better than 98% of properties in Zanzibar
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  • Makunduchi Hospital17.61 km
  • State University Of Zanzibar26.21 km
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport35.14 km
  • Mina Hospital35.73 km
  • Amaani Stadium36.07 km
  • Masjid Jumaa Magomeni36.25 km
  • Kituo Cha Afya Sebleni36.43 km
  • Kwa Ayuba Bus Stop36.75 km
  • Kichwele Forest Reserve37.3 km
  • Al Rahma Hospital37.85 km
  • Ndame Beach Lodge

    Paje, Shangani, Paje, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 3044 - See map
    Very good cleanliness
    7.9 rating for cleanliness
    Very good service
    7.9 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Bar

    • Garden

    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center0.3 Km
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportAbeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
    Distance to airport35.1 km

    Rooms available at Ndame Beach Lodge

    7.6
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Triple
    Triple
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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    • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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    23 Double
    23 Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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    20 Double
    20 Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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    4 Double
    4 Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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    32 Triple
    32 Triple
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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    5 Double Room
    5 Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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    21 Double
    21 Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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    31 Triple
    31 Triple
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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    22 Double
    22 Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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    7 Double Room
    7 Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed & 1 double bed
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    Agoda Reviews (83)Booking.com Reviews (126)
    8.1
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    10
    Cleanliness7.9
    Facilities7.5
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality7.6
    Service7.9
    Value for money8.1
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Naiema from Switzerland
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Perfect place for a nice stay in Paje”

    We loved our stay at Ndame. We were looking for a quiet place but close to the village and the restaurants on the beach. Ndame is slightly up the beach so you don't hear the music from the other hotels but it is extremely close to everything - perfect combination. The staff was absolutely lovely. They even let us stay longer in the room as we had a late flight and the room was free. The only down side would be that there isn't really a cosy place to sit with couches in the main area. It is a restaurant so you can sit at the table and have a drink (tea and coffee free all day!) but it would be great to have a cosier place to sit and relax. Other than that, perfect stay and great breakfast.

    Reviewed July 25, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Meagan from South Africa
    Couple
    10 Double
    Stayed 8 nights in December 2018

    Ndame Beach Lodge exceeded our all of our expectations! ”

    We loved our stay. From the friendly and helpful staff, to the very clean rooms, delicious food (we ate a lot!), and definitely the best beach in Paje (almost felt private). We had an amazing time. They can also organize trips and transport, etc. The whole vibe was great and we’d definitely recommend staying here. Thank you again Ndame beach Lodge!

    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Lars from Denmark
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 6 nights in April 2018

    Ndame Beach Lodge”

    Got a great offer so got value for money and had a great stay. There was just one thing, I tried to get a taxi via the Hotel and they wanted more than the double than the normal rate! Thats NOT okay, don't try to cheat your customers, thats very bad business after my opinion! Best regards Lars

    Reviewed April 12, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    James from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Great place to relax and enjoy the beach. ”

    Great staff. Good food and great location.

    Reviewed February 25, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kerry from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2017

    Amazing stay at this beautiful hotel”

    Ndame Lodge is a perfect place to relax and get away from everything. Paje Beach is beautiful and Ndame is rustic to fit with the island feel yet it has all the modern comforts to Ensure you have a perfect stay. Great staff, good food and very well run. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed November 26, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    victor from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

    A trip to paradise”

    First time to Zanzibar - but it sounded exotic. Found it to be fairly basic but the beaches to die for. Much of the food was uninteresting and expected a lot of fish. I must stress the staff were excellent and the lodge was very clean.

    Reviewed September 28, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Valerie from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

    Nice cottage at nice location to relax or kite”

    Nice cottage, large bedroom with good bathroom. In forest/palm tree area, nice hammocks and sun beds. Personnel very friendly and good bar with nice view. Not much in Paje.

    Reviewed February 19, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Marcus from United States
    Family with teens
    Triple
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    2 mile breakers”

    Great food and great location. Warm water and all the beach you could want. One of the best places to kite surf.

    Reviewed January 20, 2017
    5.6
    Celine from Belgium
    Group
    Double
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2016

    Disappointing”

    The location is the only really added value of the hotel, placed on a pristine beach in Paje. Besides, the hotel was quite disappointing: no electricity in the room for almost the whole stay, rooms quite rustic for the price, restaurant's staff not very helpful...

    Reviewed November 28, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jena from United States
    Solo traveler
    5 Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Beautiful garden blocks view of ocean, nice bungalows, not stuffy”

    Nice place overall. Beach is beautiful. The bungalows are bit dark and although simple and clean (enough), you don't really want to stay in them while it rains (which is all the time in April). The open-air bar area is a good place to go while raining - to see the ocean and have a drink. The pathways are consistently under A LOT of water when it rains. Plan to take shoes off entirely and wade through several centimeters of water for several meters - on a regular basis.

    Reviewed April 18, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Joergen from Denmark
    Family with teens
    25 Family S
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

    Excellent location and good service”

    The seafront location, friendly staff, nice food

    We enjoyed our stay at this calm and friendly lodge. The hospitality from the crew and the host was excellent which made you feel home. The seafront restaurant prepare nice and fresh food all day long. The most wonderful breakfast buffet is serviced by the chef preparing egg dish at your order. We really recommend Ndame if you can live without aircon in your lodge.

    Reviewed January 23, 2016
    7.7
    Very good
    Sandra from Spain
    Couple
    14 Twin
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Great place”

    The location and the restaurant

    Great place.; perfect for resting and kiting just in front of the hotel. Rooms are correct and the shower works great. The restaurant is one of the best in paje and the breakfast is also good. We really had a great time there.

    Reviewed January 20, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Jamison from United Arab Emirates
    Couple
    28 Family S
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

    Great Getaway”

    Beach, Staff Friendliness, Relaxation

    Great little getaway place. Amazing beach and views. Hide away from the world for a bit! Staff is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed December 09, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    David from Switzerland
    Family with teens
    23 Double
    Stayed 13 nights in August 2015

    All you need to enjoy Zanzibar”

    Beautiful beachfront at the lagoon. Well managed. Very friendly stuff.

    Enjoyed the stay at Ndame a lot. Traditional, simple beachfront hotel that integrates well in Africa. Everything was very organised, clean and worked nice thanks to Hans and the german management. Small lodge directly at the white beach with around 25 rooms or bungalows in the green. Food in the evening was very good - at bit more of fantasy would be beneficial to the breakfast. Wonderful bar at the beach. Perfect for families and couples. All you need is there - in this wonderful setting nobody needs TV, Airco or Fridge

    Reviewed August 19, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Virginie from Germany
    Family with young children
    31 Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

    Nice stay at Ndame ”

    the location, the garden, the house

    We enjoyed the stay there very much. It was just perfect and can be recommended with children as well.

    Reviewed March 14, 2015
    7.7
    Very good
    Fredrik from Norway
    Group
    28 Family S
    Stayed 10 nights in December 2014

    Over all good.”

    Good food, Nice beach

    Over all Everything was good. Most of the staff in the resturant and the cleaner was verry helpfull. Some of the staff need to be trained a bit more. Okey price for what u get in the place.

    Reviewed January 10, 2015
    6.0
    Sara from Sweden
    Couple
    27 Double
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2014

    A week in Paje”

    There was a big bowl of water outside the bungalows to step into before going inside - to clean your feet from sand. Nice detail! Decent breakfast. Restaurant at the beach.

    Maybe it was our really high expectations that made us a little bit disappointed with our stay. The room was nice and clean - but the very slow ceiling fan didn't do a lot to cool us down during night. Good towels! Good mosquito net. The restaurant had the slowest service I think we have experienced in Tanzania - which is not such a big deal if the prices weren't so high compared to other restaurants we visited. The dishes were not that good either - avoid the salads and the "tapas plate". As a vegetarian there was only one Swahili dish on the menu - pretty good but not something you can eat for both lunch and dinner during several days. In general the best food was probably the pizzas and the pasta - but come on, I can eat that at home! The samosas were really good too, not to forget. The biggest problem was always signing the bill (to put the cost on our room) - a few times we actually left when we had enough of waiting - without signing it. The first night we ordered the Piña Colada which was supposed to come in a fresh coconut - but it didn't. Kind of disappointing! Ndame offered really good sun beds on the beach. Also towels for the beach! That is a great service. We asked the staff to organise a transfer to the Rock restaurant - but when we showed up it wasn't booked. We did two other bookings where everything worked well though! In general the staff was very nice :) The beach is nice but with a lot of sea weed etc. We came from Kendwa and Nungwi in the north and maybe it is not really fair to compare, but that was "unfortunately" our point of reference. The tide makes it impossible to take a dip for several hours per day! Luckily there is almost always a nice breeze which makes sun bathing amazing anyway :)

    Reviewed January 09, 2015
    5.7
    Sarah from United Kingdom
    Couple
    10 Double
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

    a disappointing new year 2015”

    breakfast, that's it.

    There was an unfriendly feeling at Ndame, the staff seemed unhappy, the owners un caring. There are not enough loungers, which really is a bore. Who wants to get up early to put a towel on a lounger. The dining area is dark and cramped with not enough seating and it was too windy to sit outside. We went out to eat for dinner every night. There was nothing special layer on for New Year's Eve. When we checked out no one cared if we had had a nice time or anything like that. I mentioned I had been sick to the lady in charge, apologising for any mess. She did not say, ' oh dear are you better?' Or something like that, just didn't register it. We were glad to leave. Btw we stayed at 4 other places which did not at all have this dis agreeableness. We are not professional complainers!

    Reviewed January 08, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Terje from Norway
    Couple
    20 Double
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2014

    Very nice days at Ndame Beach Lodge”

    Location, the beach, the reef

    Excellent

    Reviewed November 18, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    shenda from China
    Couple
    5 Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

    quiet”

    view,food
    Reviewed February 19, 2014
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