Echo Beach Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEcho Beach Hotel Bwejuu
It is not a 5-star resort, but an absolute little gem nonetheless. Right on the beach, it is the perfect place for a relax and recharge. Despite the problems of being on the beach, the grounds are immaculate with leaves and debris being cleaned up as soon as they hit the ground. Even so, there is a very natural feel with the beach sand paths (rather than concrete or paving) and all the local plants and trees.
The rooms are spacious and clean and the bathrooms are enormous - especially the shower. The shower itself was fantastic - although the water is salty. Not sure if it's salt chlorinated/softened or from a bore, but it is not as salty as seawater.
Outside on the balcony there is a day bed and second lounge for relaxing.
The food was excellent, but the real cream on this cake is the staff. Sue and Andrew are a delightful English couple (apart from Andrew whinging about Australia knocking the Poms out of the Rugby World Cup) who go out of their way to make you feel at home. Their knowledge of the area and their ability to arrange any activity is outstanding.
We arrived late on the first night - late dinner was not a problem. We had early flights out on the morning we left - no problems - they were up to make sure breaky was ready and to see us off in style.
I would highly recommend this hotel if you like the small, intimate, friendly, "feel at home" kind of place. They don't come any better.
TIP: If you wander a couple of hundred metres north along the beach you will come to a small art gallery where 2 brothers have their work on show. Magnificent works at ridiculously cheap prices. They will even paint to order.
Their friend next door sells souvenirs and ebony wood carvings cheaper than we saw anywhere else in Zanzibar.
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