Filao Beach Resort by Sansi

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Terrace/patio

Overview of Filao Beach Resort by Sansi

Filao Beach Resort by Sansi

4.0 star property
Chwaka beachfront lodge with outdoor pool, restaurant

7.6/10 Good

31 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
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Chwaka Bay, East Coast, Chwaka, Unguja South, 4836
Main amenities
  • 18 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Fridge
  • Separate bedroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 32 min drive
  • Mapenzi Beach - 42 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 47 min drive
  • Shangani Beach - 60 min drive
  • Nakupenda Beach - 52 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 59 min drive
  • Paje Beach - 49 min drive
  • Jambiani Beach - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 53 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Filao Beach Resort by Sansi

At Filao Beach Resort by Sansi, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax on a sunlounger. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket lodge include a snack bar/deli and a garden, and rooms offer furnished patios and fridges. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Filao Beach Resort by Sansi are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11:00 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
  • 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

Parking

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

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Filao Beach Resort by Sansi are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 63 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 136.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • 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, 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 sanitiser.

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.

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Filao Beach Zanzibar
Filao Beach By Sansi Chwaka
Filao Beach Resort Spa Zanzibar
Filao Beach Resort by Sansi Lodge
Filao Beach Resort by Sansi Chwaka
Filao Beach Resort by Sansi Lodge Chwaka

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

7.6

Good

8.3/10

Cleanliness

9.1/10

Staff & service

8.0/10

Amenities

7.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

Quiet, gardens, secluded, nice staff, good facilities
6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great pool, but not a great beach
Our family stayed here 3 nights. The pool was great and so was the bar. It is a very secluded, small resort. It would take quite a while, and a driver, to go eat away from the resort. They have various meal packages which include, or don't include drinks. The beach is not swimmable, and not very sightly due to the amount of seaweed. But, if you look beyond the beach to the water and horizon, it's beautiful. They offer a boat ride Mon, Wed, and Fri to another beach to swim. The restaurant is outdoors, but covered. Rooms have individual AC units. We spent most of our time at the pool, or relaxing in a hammock.
3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Lyubomira, 6-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 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
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 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
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

14-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sabine, 8-night trip
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