We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Ras Nungwi - the setting, staff and hotel itself was 5* from start to finish. Rath (GM) and the team made us feel very welcome and it was incredibly relaxing. Will definitely head back to Tanzania & Zanzibar in the future!
- Scott and Ruth, October, 2014
Ras Nungwi was paradise again we were looked after so very well & enjoyed excellent cuisine especially the fish platter laid on for Hugh’s birthday 5 star +.
- Hugh and Marian, September, 2014
When we arrived at Ras Nungwi we were very excited to see how beautiful the place looked and were shown around the resort and to our room. They had kindly arranged a bottle of sparkling wine for us on arrival and showed us to the room. Here was the only "problem" with the whole trip - we were in Room number 1, and it is very very overlooked by the swimming pool and main restaurant, with all windows being easily looked through (in fact it is difficult NOT to look into the room). Furthermore this position means that all walking traffic by the room is heard easily and the morning staff cleaning, sweeping and chattering wake you very early. If you go back to Ras Nungwi - you should have a look to see if you agree.
We immediately mentioned this on arrival and the manager helpfully showed us to two alternative rooms further set back from the sea - unfortunately these were not superior deluxe rooms and so I asked if the corresponding rate difference would be refunded and he said that would not be possible. I expressed that we weren't really happy with that situation and that we would have a think about our options (to be honest we would have taken one of the "lesser" but more private rooms). In the meantime the manager came back and said that we could have a free upgrade to the Ocean Villa but would have to wait one night whilst they cleaned it. Of course we accepted! That room/suite is amazing! Private pool, private beach terrace, private roof terrace, option to dine there one night. Fantastic! And a great resolution - we would have been happy enough with the other room but this was superb. But for honeymooners Room 1 is best avoided.
In general Ras Nungwi was perfect - the beach was perfect, beautiful, clean and quiet. The resort was the right size and felt personal without being too "nosy". We took a boat trip from the hotel and were able to swim with a large pod of dolphins - another unexpected and unforgettable experience. Each afternoon the wind would pick up and I managed to track down someone to hire some kiting gear from - so I even got to spend a great afternoon showing off my kite surfing in front of the hotel - another bonus!! Again the food was amazing (full board was probably unnecessary but not a problem :))
- James and Judy, June, 2014
And of course ras nungwi was amazing, we have hundreds of photos of different chunks of ocean that we are now going to make our friends and family look through, not to mention the 1000+ we took on safari...
- Annalies and Ryan, November, 2013
Ras Nungwi was stunning and the sort of idyllic luxury I never expected to experience.
Jennifer and family, September 2012
Ras Nungwi was amazing, the food here in particular was fantastic and they upgraded us to a beach view cottage which was appreciated as these had amazing views and were more romantic than the rooms towards the back. We went out on one of the nights which was good.
Not that this is a criticism of yourself but the roads leading to the hotels are truly appalling, so much so that when we were going to the hotel we were sure we had gone wrong even though we hadn’t. Considering how good the main roads are it’s surely in the hotels interests to sort out the roads up to their gates?
- Dan and Sarah-Jane, August 2012
Only two words can describe our holiday......
Absolutely Fabulous! Wonderful, friendly place, great food, great service, had great fun...loved the owner's villa.
So all in all it was a huge success.
- Nikko and family, August, 2011