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Ras Kutani Hotel

An idyllic getaway just a stone's throw from Dar es Salaam

Outstanding Five stars from 15 votes
Ras Kutani - Beach
Ras Kutani - Beach

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Review

Well, what is there to say about Ras Kutani Hotel? This has been one of our best selling properties for nearly a decade and it does not look like it will stop. As with a few other properties around Tanzania (Greystoke’s Mahale and Mwagusi spring to mind), there is something that they have just managed to get right at Ras Kutani. The service is great, the accommodation (particularly the suites) are superb, and it simply just fits the bill! (and even that is not too high!)

Location

One thing that has always been a great selling point about Ras Kutani Hotel is the location. Set only a 15 minute flight down the coast from Dar es Salaam (but a 2 hour drive, and hence why this area has never been overrun with lodges), this is the perfect place to start or end a trip to Tanzania.

Set in amongst natural forest, running right up to the deserted and untamed beach, the lodge “emerges” out of the trees and almost feels part of the nature here. It is not abnormal to wake up to find a troop of vervet monkeys wandering around outside your room, curious to see what you are up to. It was once possible to even see elephant in the surrounding areas, occasionally wandering down to the ocean to wash, but they have moved away these days.

 

Rooms

Each of the rooms at Ras Kutani offers a great experience, with the lagoon and beach rooms being the entry level, and then the fantastic suites, set high up on the hillside, being the best, with their vistas across the bay and cool breezes. The interiors are, again, very well thought out, simple palm matting softens everything down, and the vast beds providing a comfortable nights sleep in the African nature.

Facilities

The communal areas and service are, again, superb…they now also offer the opportunity to upgrade the rate from full board to all inclusive so you now need not worry about how many of the sumptuous cocktails you take before another great supper! Truly a wonderful experience and recommended to everyone!

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Stunning location, great food/service/rooms, good value

Not a huge amount to do here so most stay for around 3 nights

Our rating: 
5
User rating: 
5
Price: 
3

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