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Cristal Resort

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Villa, Sea View | Private pool
Bungalow, Sea View | Exterior
Bungalow, Sea View | Beach/ocean view
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Overview of Cristal Resort

Cristal Resort

3.5 star property
Paje beachfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant
7,4 out of 10 Good
7,4/10 Good

50 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is R3 027
Price available on 2023/06/13
Paje Beach, Paje, 3917
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Nightclub
  • Children's pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Paje Beach - 1 min drive
  • Jambiani Beach - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 49 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • African Bbq - 10 min walk
  • Abdi's Place - 2 min drive
  • Mr. Kahawa - 12 min walk
  • Your Zanzibar Place - 4 min walk
  • B4 Beach Club - 5 min walk

About this property

Cristal Resort

A great choice for a stay in Paje, Cristal Resort features a nightclub and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 50.00 per person. After taking a dip in one of the 2 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a children's pool, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and comfortable beds.


English, Filipino, French, Hindi, Polish, Swahili

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

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

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 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 3 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Nightclub


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

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: USD 1.00 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 9 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per person (one way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 4 and June 2.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per night

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; 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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Cristal Resort Paje
Cristal Resort
Cristal Paje
Cristal Resort Ltd Hotel Zanzibar
Cristal Hotel Zanzibar
Cristal Hotel Ltd
Cristal Resort Zanzibar Island/Paje
Cristal Resort Paje
Cristal Resort Hotel
Cristal Resort Hotel Paje

Frequently asked questions

Is Cristal Resort currently open?
The property is closed between April 4 and June 2.
How much does it cost to stay at Cristal Resort?
As of 04 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cristal Resort on 13 June 2023 start from R3 027, 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.
Does Cristal Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Cristal Resort 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Cristal Resort?
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 Cristal Resort?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Cristal Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Cristal Resort?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Cristal Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50.00 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Cristal Resort?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Cristal Resort and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours and scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a nightclub and a picnic area. Cristal Resort also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Cristal Resort?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine.
Does Cristal Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Cristal Resort like?
Cristal Resort is located a short 10-minute walk from Paje Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Excellent! Will stay here again.
Jason R, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great Location
Parking available in front. Great beach location. Restaurant onsite and friendly staff. Room was comfortable.
Amanda L., 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not good
Wifi didnt work. Coffee is instant. Lighting and decoration in the room is poor. Bad condition and over priced compared to nicer places next door
Giulia, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The location is great. The staff are friendly. The accommodation needs a refurbishment and new linens. The Palm restuaraunt service is very slow and each time we sent our food back because it was cold there was ko improvement.
14-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The place is on a breathtaking beach like a postcard. Too difficult to get to and prices for drinks and food is a little high. Not many rooms with AC. Friendly staff.
Gilbert, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Rooms are pretty basic, the AC unit not working properly.
4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Reception asked me to pay another 10us for tax per day by cash !! I didn’t know that is not include when I booked this hotel
Tai, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Enjoyable stay, good food and friendly staff. Beautiful location and plenty of beach activities. Lock on our door wasn’t secure and Villa 3 wasn’t as nice as Villa 1 - there was a room that was unfinished. Otherwise probably one of the best places to stay in Zanzibar.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A nice place to unwind, the views are excellent, the resort is co friendly, so no TV, coffee makers in the rooms, Wi-Fi is limited to reception area. The food is good but slightly over priced.. The beach is the best part of the resort, not crowded , and clean and very few beach boys.
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8/10 Very good

Cristal Resort Experince (December 2017) - Paje
Myself and my wife stayed for 6 nights in B-6 (in one of the beach rooms) - the view of the ocean from the room was spectacular! Room and bed was comfortable and the air conditioning was fantastic. Beautiful cabanas right on the beach for lounging all day and the pool was very nice too. The constant breeze day and night was an amazing surprise. Kite surfers are around, as there are two kite surfing schools on either side of the hotel, myself nor my wife are into that however. Only would become somewhat of a nuisance if you were swimming in the ocean around 4-5pm as this is the best breeze and obviously best time for kitesurfing. The food and drink was pretty good. The breakfast, we did not mind, but was the exact same everyday. I would recommend management spruce it up a bit - have a omelette station where a chef takes orders upon request and cooks in front of the guest - and serves a variety of different items every few days. Overall, we enjoyed our stay tremendously and we will be back to Paje soon and will stay again at Cristal Resort.
6-night trip
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