Destination
Guests
All properties in Chwaka, Unguja South Region, Tanzania

Filao Beach Zanzibar

Chwaka beachfront lodge with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
$155

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from April 1 2020 to December 14 2020 (dates subject to change).

Image gallery

  • Garden
  • Garden
  • Beach bar
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Garden
Garden. Image 1 of 45
1 / 45Garden
7.6.Good.
  • Quiet, gardens, secluded, nice staff, good facilities

    Feb 20, 2020

  • Our family stayed here 3 nights. The pool was great and so was the bar. It is a very…

    Dec 31, 2019

See all 31 reviews

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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 18 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas

Feel at home

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Marumbi Beach - 36 min walk
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park - 42 min walk
  • Uroa Beach - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 7.7 mi / 12.3 km
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
This property is closed from April 1 2020 to December 14 2020 (dates subject to change).

Book this property and collect stamps after your stay

Remember, collect 10 stamps, get 1 reward* night

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, Garden View
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Location

  • On the beach
  • Marumbi Beach - 36 min walk
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park - 42 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Marumbi Beach - 36 min walk
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park - 42 min walk
  • Uroa Beach - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 7.7 mi / 12.3 km
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 12.6 mi / 20.3 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 16.8 mi / 27 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 19.8 mi / 31.9 km
  • Nakupenda Beach - 20.7 mi / 33.3 km
  • Shangani Beach - 20.9 mi / 33.7 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 55 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 18 cabins

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 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 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance 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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

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

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Beach towels

Services

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

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

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

Small print

Also known as

  • Filao Beach Zanzibar Lodge Chwaka
  • Filao Beach Zanzibar Lodge
  • Filao Beach Zanzibar Chwaka
  • Filao Beach Zanzibar Lodge
  • Filao Beach Zanzibar Chwaka
  • Filao Beach Zanzibar Lodge Chwaka

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 63 per vehicle (one-way)

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Filao Beach Zanzibar 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 is closed from April 1 2020 to December 14 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bar Palumbo Reef (5.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 63 per vehicle one-way.
  • Filao Beach Zanzibar has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden.
7.6.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Five star experince😍

    Nice place for family getaway and relaxation, there customer services is SUPER👍 from Managers to attendants, we enjoyed the night that there were African dances near the pool wish to have activities like these everyday. There rooms are superclean what U see in pictures is what U will see when u get there.We loved the addition of children play ground as we travelled with kids.Thank U for ur hospitality we will definetely come again

    Jesse, 1 night family trip, Jun 7, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Loved the intimacy, the bar on the beach and the fact that it is a SMALL RESORT. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Renovations might have dampened the experience a bit.

    7 night romance trip, Dec 12, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One of the best experience! Wonderful staff, very friendly, they make as feel like part of their family. A very clean hotel, good service, exceptional food and beautiful cocktails! You can also find at the hotel a guide how can arrange your excursion around the island at a very good price. We fully recommend this hotel and look forward to returning soon. Mr Christopher

    10 night romance trip, Nov 24, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Lorsque nous sommes arrivés il y avait plus de place pour nous dans l’hôtel nous avons donc été transférés dans un autre hôtel à plus d’1h de route !! Et quand nous sommes arrivés dans l’autre hôtel nous avons attendu plus d’1h afin d’avoir les clefs nous avons donc eu les clefs à 6h du matin !!! De plus nous avions réservé une chambre avec vue sur mer et l’autre hôtel n’avait plus de chambres avec vue sur mer pour nous !!!

    Or, 9 night family trip, Mar 5, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Excellent rapport qualité prix a Zanzibar !

    Tres bon hotel, tous confort! Personnel chaleureux aux petits soins ! Un bemol: aucun système autre que manuel ne permet d enregistrer et facturer les extras... 1h30 pour le check out, c est beaucoup trop!

    Sébastien, 6 night family trip, Feb 12, 2020

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Un hotel charmant, à taille humaine, propre et avec une vue magnifique. Idéal pour une semaine de repos. Le personnel est accueillant et très attentionné. La cuisine est fraiche et délicieuse. Les chambres sont confortables, spacieuse et avec une vue magnifique.

    Virginie, 7 night romance trip, Feb 3, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 2.0.Poor

    Total verdreckter Strand, Dreckiger Pool, Klimaanlage hat nicht funktioniert, Viele Speisen und Getränke waren in der Bar nicht vorrätig. Personal extrem langsam. Der einzige, der sich bemühte, war der Hoteldirektor. Max 1. Sterne Anlage, leider total veraltet

    5 night romance trip, Dec 26, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Struttura molto carina , accogliente. e pulita. il personale e molto gentile e premuroso. Il bar è sulla terrazza sulla baia ed è molto piacevole soggiornarvi.Il cibo è buono e si può mangiare a buffet o a la carte ,per la colazione , c'è un buffet buono ma non tutti i giorni ugualmente ricco.Nel complesso io e mio figlio ci siamo trovati molto bene anche per la professionalità del personale che ci ha aiutato ad organizzare le escursioni.

    MariaMatelli, 6 night family trip, Dec 24, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Die Economyzimmer sind ohne Kleiderschrank etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig. Das Essen ist gut bis sehr gut. Positiv ist auch dass es 3 Mal die Woche einen vom Hotel organisierten, kostenfreien Boottransfer zum gegenüberliegenden Strand (Kae) gibt. Dieser ist wunderschön

    M.Fuchs, 16 night trip with friends, Dec 18, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Das Hotel liegt zwar am Strand aber zum Baden ist es nicht geeignet da oft kein Wasser da ist wegen Ebbe und Flut,Persnal freundlich,Essen gut aber alles sehr teuer und man hat keine Wahl als im Hotel zu Essen da außenherum nichts ist

    13 night romance trip, Dec 4, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

See all 31 reviews