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Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, Bububu

4-star4 stars
Chuini RuinsBububuTanzania

Bububu beachfront lodge with spa, outdoor pool
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
Great pool
Great amenities
Beach is not so nice
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Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, Bububu

from $130
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View
  • Superior Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow, Ocean View
  • Premium Bungalow, Oceanfront
  • Deluxe Bungalow, Ocean View (Single Use)
  • Superior Bungalow (Single)
  • Premium Bungalow, Ocean View (Single)
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View (Single)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Spa tub
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 18
  • Year Built 2005
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Sultans Spa has 2 treatment rooms. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

Children under 8 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, Bububu’s small print

Also known as

  • Hakuna Matata Beach
  • Chuini Zanzibar Beach
  • Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge Spa
  • Hakuna Matata Beach Bububu
  • Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge
  • Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge Bububu
  • Matata Beach
  • Hakuna Matata Beach Hotel Bububu
  • Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa Zanzibar/Bububu
  • Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Bububu
  • Chuini Zanzibar Beach Bububu


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 6 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

Children under 8 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 150.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 75.00 (from 4 to 10 years old)

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per vehicle (one-way)

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

What’s around Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, Bububu


  • On the waterfront
  • Chapwani Island - 3.8 mi / 6.2 km
  • Livingstone's House - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Prison Island - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • House of Wonders - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km
  • Forodhani Gardens - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km
  • Old Fort - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport pick-up service

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 25 reviews

Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, Bububu
Great resort to relax, amazing location and staff were amazing
A Traveler, au4 night trip with friends
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, Bububu
Beautiful boutique hotel
Nice boutique hotel, the communal bar / restaurant area is fantastic with beautiful views and sunsets. Renovations start sometime soon to improve minor irritations such as low water pressure and regular power cuts (although these are common everywhere in Zanzibar).
Daniel, gb3 night family trip
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, Bububu
Great hotel great company
The whole entire staff are great people to be around and very helpful. We lost our luggage they traced it for us
A Traveler, za7 night romance trip
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, Bububu
Good value
Good place near attractions
A Traveler, 6 night trip
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, Bububu
Disappointed Guest
Don't stay at this hotel if you are wanting a beach holiday. There is virtually no beach except when the tide is out then it's mud and rocks. The drinks and food are expensive. There is not much to do and excursions booked through the agent at the hotel are double and sometimes tripple what others charge. The bed was as hard as a rock. We did not sleep at all and ended up sleeping on the sofa. We also only had 1 pillow each which was as flat as a pancake. The wifi is weak and only kind of works in the restaurant area. On the plus side, the owners, management and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Our bungalow was clean and spacious, but the bed was a joke. The photos on the Internet are very deceiving, it's not quite as picturesque as it looks.
A Traveler, ie7 night romance trip

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