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Albatross Ocean View

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On the beach, snorkeling, fishing
On the beach, snorkeling, fishing
On the beach, snorkeling, fishing
On the beach, snorkeling, fishing
Outdoor pool

Overview of Albatross Ocean View

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Albatross Ocean View

4.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Dongwe with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,8/10 Fabulous

136 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is R2 250
Price available on 2022/12/04
Dongwe Road, Dongwe, 00000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 63 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Echo Beach Hotel - 3 min drive
  • The Rock - 6 min drive
  • Blue Lagoon - 6 min drive
  • Kilimani Kwetu - 8 min drive
  • Shirin - 9 min drive

About this property

Albatross Ocean View

With access to onsite snorkeling, Albatross Ocean View is a great choice for your beach stay in Dongwe. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace are other highlights at this upscale hotel. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


All-inclusive room rates at Albatross Ocean View are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from 10:00 AM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


All-inclusive room rates at Albatross Ocean View are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2321.34 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 315000 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs TZS 0

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; 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.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 24.

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 31.

Also known as

Dongwe Ocean View
Ocean Hotel Dongwe View
Dongwe Ocean View Hotel Zanzibar
Dongwe Ocean View Hotel
Dongwe Ocean View
Albatross Ocean View Hotel
Albatross Ocean View Dongwe
Albatross Ocean View Hotel Dongwe

Frequently asked questions

Does Albatross Ocean View offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Albatross Ocean View does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Albatross Ocean View?
As of 03 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Albatross Ocean View on 04 December 2022 start from R2 250, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Albatross Ocean View?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Albatross Ocean View?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Albatross Ocean View?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Albatross Ocean View?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Albatross Ocean View?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 315000 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Albatross Ocean View?
You can check in from 10:00 AM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Albatross Ocean View and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and snorkeling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Albatross Ocean View?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Rock (2.8 mi), Kilimani Kwetu (3.5 mi), and Blue Lagoon (3.6 mi).
Does Albatross Ocean View have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Albatross Ocean View like?
Albatross Ocean View is located a short 2-minute walk from Dongwe Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Halfmann, 8-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Maik, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Well-maintained. Staff very helpful and friendly. Always kind and offering a helping hand. No barfridge in the room. Suggestion- kettle and coffee/ tea/ sugar in the room.
annelie, 6-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Manish, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very cosy place, amazing stuff & just an amazing perfect long beach .. Best part is the owner Yana is always around to show you everywhere & help you around! Such a legend! .. Was planning for 4 days stay ended up with 10 days & definelty coming back again!
4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel has brilliant staff who go above and beyond to make your stay really lovely.
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This boutique hotel has a beautiful pool, ample seating and a great restaurant right on the beach. The whitewashed buildings are stunning. The beach is public but there are never a lot of people on it. The beds look deceivingly hard but are actually very comfortable. The rooms are pretty and clean, and all have ocean views. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced compared to other resorts we’ve stayed at on the island. The staff were friendly - Youngman and Samson in particular. Right next to the hotel, you can find Dongwe Sport, who have a range of water sports and activities close to the hotel. We recommend them. Overall, enjoyable stay and great value.
Aden, 4-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

A prosaic place
A prosaic place that is functional for the purposes of the plain, frills-free, undisturbed beach holiday. The rooms are plain but functional, the pool site is pleasant and fun, and the beach naturally exquisite.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

May/June 2018
Great hotel,but nobody has mentioned the rather important fact that if you have mobility issues then in my opinion you couldn't stay here. If wheelchair bound then probably impossible.We enjoyed a really good holiday but as one of our party has MS and needed to use a travel wheelchair ,movement around the hotel was very slow due to all the paths being sand, and lots of steps.Apart from this the hotel has a great character and the location, for us, was perfect. Sure the food was a little samey, and we couldn't visit the Fisherman shack, as we went out of season, but the staff were friendly and the locals happy. If your fit and mobile, i would highly recommend a visit.
Nick, 8-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Honeymoon Suite Nothing special about it
Worse beds ever for vacation . No enough equipment in the room to make you feel at home
3-night trip
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