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Sydney
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We were sad to hear that our hotel we originally booked Ras Nungwi had burnt down, but thankful that we got to stay at Essque Zalu instead. It was the best way to relax after our trip to Capetown, Victoria Falls and Safari in Serengeti before coming home. Reception staff were very friendly and the reservation manager upgraded our family...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is lovely.Great Rooms, fantastic view, pool is very good. The view , food , ambiance and staff at the Jetty was amazing. Loved spending time there. For foodies- the food preparations are great but with limited choices.One of the limiting factors being lack of sandy beach. In fact during high tide the sea reaches right to the hotel...

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Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the nearby Ras Nungwi resort was damaged by fire on 4 February, the staff of Essque Zalu collected all 18 guests on the beach--plus the Ras Nungwi staff--and brought us to their resort, welcomed us and put us up for the remainder of our stay. We were treated like VIPs, fed and housed in luxury, and made to be...

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Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of eight, that had two apartments in one bungalow, so we had the whole bungalow by our self. The other half of our group had a villa with three bedrooms. The bungalows, the villas, the walking paths, the main building etc shows clearly how well planned and thought throu the hotel is. the architects and designers...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really beautiful hotel, great service, great rooms and a fantastic pool Advantages: - Great pool - Great rooms, lots of towels, good shower gels and shampoo, - Nice staff, very polite - Fantastic breakfast - Complimentary bottle of water daily with housekeeping - Small but really nice gym with complimentary water and apples Disadvantages - For a hotel of...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at Zalu Hotel has been paradisiac! The island's beauty was toped with the great service and ambiance at Zalu. The staff and the rooms were great (very spacious and clean). The food at both the hotel's restaurants was great (lots of choice) - I definitely recommend the full board. Issa from the restaurant and Salum from the Jetty...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Husband and I stayed here for 8 nights and loved everything about this resort. We arrived to a wonderfully friendly staff, who showed us around the resort. Muhammed was very friendly and so helpful. The Spa treatments were a definite highlight for us both. Jessica and Caroline were wonderful and we had the best massages in a very long time...magical!...

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Was only able to stay four nights but what a fabulous time my daughter and I had. The rooms we occupied were clean tidy and large. Staff were great in all areas. Very friendly and spoke several languages. The resort itself was magnificent. The spa very comfortable with lots of options. The a la carte menu was fabulous Thank you...

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wonderful accomodations, a great resort on the water. We were supposed to stay at another place, but they had a fire and we were upgraded to here. We shared a Villa with other couples and the rooms were large, with great bathrooms and air conditioning. The villa had a big open area for everyone and we had a great view...

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Brescia
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I have been with my girlfriend just for chill and have some cocktail in jetty. location is superb , beautiful swimming pool, friendly staff and very high quality cocktail. Honestly one of best hotel i never been in all est africa. Higly recommended.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Take a deep breath of fresh Indian ocean air, relax and unwind. Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove in the north east coast of Unguja (alias Zanzibar). Essque Zalu Zanzibar combines contemporary luxury with a real sense of place. This boutique hotel has the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean to one side and lush green forest to the other, and there is just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air. At Essque Zalu Zanzibar, create your own personal paradise, your own kind of luxury, an experience of a lifetime. Choose from 40 individual suites and 8 villas all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Our suites offer a luxurious-styled space crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched makuti roof. From farm to table, we take great pride in our sumptuous cooking. Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of two unique restaurants, three well stocked bars and a variety of destination dining experiences. Unashamedly indulgent, the Spa comprises of two couples treatment rooms, four single rooms, vichy shower, a sauna and steam room - a haven of restorative and rejuvenating perfection. Using only 100% truly organic and natural ingredients, our focus is on capturing the intelligence of nature in the restorative process. We know that the essence of nature can synergistically interact with the energy system, and this knowledge forms the basis of our Africology creations, all orchestrated to help you lead a more holistic lifestyle. Essque Zalu is your outpost into the first steps of the wildness and tranquility of Zanzibar. Reconnect with nature and experience a land rich in life and uninhabited space. We offer guests the opportunity to partake in activities to experience some of the islands most Spectacular and scenic excursions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Address: Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: $342 - $862 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essque Zalu Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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“Villa's are large and great for family's rather than 2x suites.”
 of 5 bubbles Jen1964Sydney, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All Rooms are nice but Ocean View would be amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles 107michelef, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We thought it was worth getting a villa with an ocean view if you can swing it.”
 of 5 bubbles aviv121k, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the ocean view suites have an incredible view”
 of 5 bubbles maaianr, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villas by the waterfront are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles Seabee25, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
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