The Arabian Nights Guesthouse
In keeping with Zanzibar tradition, he has built a lodge that looks traditionally Zanzibari, but Arabian Nights Zanzibar has additional creature comforts like a larger lodge. This means you get the quiet intimacy, but also have the luxuries and creature comforts. Do not expect a 5 star European Lodge, but rather a very comfortable, clean and well run guesthouse, situated right on top of one of the most magnificent beaches in Zanzibar.
Decor is a combination of western and Zanzibari. The rooms have been tiled with beautiful Italian tiles and the interiors are pleasing on the eye. Mohammed also owns the largest dive centre on Paje Beach, so if you are a keen diver, then this would be absolutely perfect.
They have a lovely little restaurant which serves a variety of very well prepared meals, ranging from traditional Zanzibar to western. If you get tired of the food, there are plenty of places within walking distance to go and eat or enjoy a night out.
In summary, a fantastic little guesthouse in an idyllic location.
There are a total of 8 rooms, 4 sea front and 4 standard. The interiors classically styled in a combination of western and Zanzibari. The sea front rooms are about 15 meters from the Arabian Nights Zanzibar Rooms beach, and as far as we are aware, these are the closest rooms to the ocean in Zanzibar. Having a look at the pictures, you will see that they have beautiful glass and wooden doors opening out on to the ocean. The sea front rooms are most recommended, but if you are on a budget, the standard rooms have exactly the same interiors, only no sea view.
All rooms have standing fans, air-conditioning (which is very refreshing in the heat) minibar, double beds (2 rooms have twin beds), shower and satellite television. Added to this, the rooms have baths, which is highly unusual in Zanzibar, and a shower.
These are by far the most comfortable and well equipped guesthouse rooms on the island.
The restaurant has been built above the reception and dive centre and provides food prepared by their local chef. Meals range from traditional Zanzibar food to western cuisine. They also serve a good variety of seafood dishes which are recommended. If you want to try something different, there are a large variety of places to choose from in the area.
- 8 Rooms (4 sea view)
- Standing fans
- Hair dryer
- Satellite television
- En suite bathroom with shower and bath
- Hot water facilities
- Mosquito net
- Large verandah
- Full PADI affiliated dive centre
- Bicycle rides
- 3 boats
- Local tours
- Massage service
- Airport transfers
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