My friend and I recently stayed at Nyota Beach Bungalows while travelling around the Island.
We booked our reservation over the phone from the previous hotel we were at and made our way there by car (which I would recommend as it’s quite a walk in the heat of the day out to the main road where you can catch a dala dala.)
When you walk through the gate you are welcomed into a beautiful garden with powder white sand beneath your toes,
full of papaya, banana and palm trees and ornamental old fishing dhows set up with plants in them or as outdoor tables.
Everything about Nyota is simple and
rustic and overall we had a lovely time here.
I would say the location is the best thing Nyota has going for it… the beach it’s on, Matemwe is truly stunning.
The whitest of white sands stretches beyond your straining eyes can see and is framed by long leaning palm trees.
Beautiful. However the hotel itself is much more budget standard than it’s glamorous website suggests.
The staff is friendly, the beach is great, the food is okay, but the rooms are very small and the one we had was extremely HOT!
Unlike most of the four poster Zanzibari beds we’d slept in, our bed in Nyota was a tiny double with a fan above the mosquito net above.
For a backpacker on a small budget I would say go for it. But if you’re on holiday for a couple of weeks and want to be on the comfy side of budget, try and get a sea view room as perhaps they’re more breezy?