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Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel

3.5-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Kendwa Beach

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

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Kendwa, Kendwa, 0000, Tanzania
  • Excellent hotel, wonderful people. A special thanks to Halima, chief receptionist.…

    Jun 25, 2021

  • Do not stay here. Location perfect, amenities poor, fridge only works when you are in the…

    Apr 22, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 47 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and 3 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Nightclub

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 42 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Mnemba Island - 12.3 mi / 19.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Bungalow
  • Double Room, Balcony
  • Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Double Room, Garden View
  • Family Room
  • Comfort Twin Room
  • Economy Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Bungalow, 1 Bedroom
  • Honeymoon Double or Twin Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Private Bathroom, Garden View
  • Superior Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom, Garden View
  • Romantic Double or Twin Room
  • Traditional Twin Room
  • Traditional Triple Room
  • Classic Double Room


Kendwa, Kendwa, 0000, Tanzania
  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 42 min walk

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Kendwa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 42 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Mnemba Island - 12.3 mi / 19.9 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 15.3 mi / 24.7 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 13.7 mi / 22 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 14.2 mi / 22.8 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 17.2 mi / 27.7 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 16.9 mi / 27.2 km

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 47 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Nightclub


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished
  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 36-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services.


Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine.

Small print

Also known as

  • Kendwa Rocks Beach
  • Kendwarocks Bungalows Hotel Zanzibar
  • Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel Hotel
  • Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel Kendwa
  • Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel Hotel Kendwa

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per day


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers beachfront dining and Asian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Fontana (4-min walk), Bistro del mar (4-min walk), and La Grande Luna (8-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 3 bars and a nightclub. Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    The hotel is nice and we enjoyed our stay there as a family with 2 kids.

    2 night family trip, Mar 6, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Room was average for this star rating, the resort is huge, many deck chairs are broken, as well as too few, worn and torn beach towels, staff slow ... but the worst is breakfast, small selection, tasteless ingredients, no fresh juice, fruit, yogurt .... the worst breakfast I have ever seen in such big hotels

    1 night trip with friends, Feb 11, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    The location is good, and the beach is one of the best ever. But service is the worst, the staff is very rude, and very slow. The food is normal. The hotel rooms stink, phone broken, safe broken, never got fixed in our 6 nights even though we complained many times. No hot water in the beginning but was fixed.

    Ranbir, 6 night trip, Dec 27, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    The beach is in good condition, rooms fair but disappointing is the service level. One feels like he/she is begging to be served.

    Michael, 4 night family trip, Dec 23, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Cheaters, Liars, and Thieves

    Never got to check in. Had guaranteed reservations for two rooms. Staff sold the rooms, apparently for a higher price before we arrived. They blamed (expedia) and gave no other excuses or explanations. Hotel said they tried to call, but maybe they were making up stories as they said they could not get through. Effectively stranded us at 23:00 h on a dark road in Africa. No cell phone signal at the property so we could not resolve with the booking agent at Drove into the darkness until we found a cell phone signal. Called half a dozen times. Spent two hours on hold. refused to find another accommodation unless they could speak to the Hotel. Hotel was not answering the phone. Slept in the car.

    Mark, 2 night trip, Dec 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best accommodation in Kendwa! Especially now with the Covid situation when prices were lower, it was deff the best value!! Beach is way nicer than the one at the expensive all inclusive resorts, deff recommend!!

    Ioana, 6 night romance trip, Nov 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    Incredible stay! The beach and the hotel are both perfect. Everyone works at the hotel is incredibly friendly and helpful, and Francis helped us orchestrated everything. Incredible value, and the restaurant food is to die for!

    Casha, 7 night trip, Aug 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our stay was great. Thank you

    Recep Sinan, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    great beach kendwa

    The best beach with blue water, you can swim all the day. Sarurday they organize the beat beach party, food is good and has a good price. Rooms are not so nice, but the beach is perfect.

    Oana emanuela, 5 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Pros: great location on the beach. Lots of lounge chairs. Pool & swim up bar. Lots of places to sit to eat/drink. Friendly staff, except 1 lady at beach bar. Breakfast included. Food was ok. Cons: cleaning staff always forgot to give us towels. Moldy shower curtain in Africa 6. Can hear the beach bar late at night from the rooms (ours was far way). Can’t bring your own drinks or snacks in. Power is off and on throughout the night (A/C turns off). Slow service except for the beach bartenders.

    Emily, 6 night romance trip, Dec 19, 2019

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