Affording excellent views over the Indian Ocean from its charming hilltop situation, The Sea Cliff Resort & Spa is well positioned on Zanzibar's west coast, only 20 minutes away from the island's capital Stone Town. Reached via a romantic drive through a coconut plantation, the hotel itself boasts distinctive architecture that echoes authentic Zanzibar, juxtaposed by modern accommodation and facilities.
There are a total of 120 rooms, all of which provide a variety of amenities to make guests feel at home. Air conditioning and a ceiling fan ensure guests are kept cool from the African sun, while private balconies, satellite TV and WiFi are also on offer. The hotel's 16 Junior suites/ deluxe rooms provide guests with the property's most exclusive comfort, while the 80 Superior Rooms offer excellent panoramic views and the 24 Garden Rooms are suitable for families, with inter leading rooms.
Sea Cliff presents a range of activities and facilities to keep guests busy on site, from its restaurants and bars to the wide variety of water based activities on offer. However, to relax and really lose yourself the resort's spa provides the perfect venue. The Shwari Spa boasts 5 treatment rooms and many different therapies to sample, including massages and facials, which are administered by specialist therapists. Guests can also enjoy a sauna and two steam rooms. For further tranquillity the hotel's two infinity edge pools are on offer, as is a children's club and special children's pool.
Around 25 minutes from the airport.
2 tennis courts, sailing, water skiing, gym, yoga deck, kayaking, windsurfing, wake boarding and deep sea fishing.
Read what our previous clients thought of Sea Cliff Resort and Spa
The property itself was great but the location, food options and ability to move around left a lot to be desired. There was no beach - the food was sub par and to go anywhere outside the resort was very expensive when it came to hailing a taxi from the hotel, which would be the only option to move around.
The hotel is old and has not really updated. The management did not put emphasis on customer service, the staff appeared to be terrified of making a mistake with a charge rather than serving customers. Management appeared to throw cheap resources ie people but no emphasis on training those people. I would not in any blame the staff, this is fundamentally a management issue and they were…
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