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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had the most amazing time in this resort. We stayed the whole family (4 adults and 2 small children) for a week in 3 bedroom villa. The staff was very friendly, the food was great, the beautiful pool, the amazing view and the kids club service that allowed us to really enjoy it all. Highly recommended!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Zalu breakfast was recommended, whilst I was staying at a different property. It represents awesome value for money at $20pp, but is not the ideal solution if you're in a rush. The continental breakfast bar has plenty to offer: cold meats, cheese, breads, yoghurts, cereals, juices - should they have them out and available. Had to ask multiple times for...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking into Zalu is like a breath of fresh air. As an expat on the island, this is quickly becoming one of our favourite places for a Sunday buffet breakfast treat. The staff are welcoming and helpful but not intrusive. The food is fresh and well prepared and so much choice. I am hesitant to write this review because I...

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and the wider digital audience, your feedback following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I am delighted to read you had a great time and please do rest assured that I shall be sharing your kind comments with the rest of the team,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If yoy seek peace and quiet, great service, great food, excellent wiiling staff and and amazing assitant manager this is for you. Not too crowded, food is exquisite by usual standard. They will give you anything you ask for. There is no beach but to com[pensate the shalloww waters and tide will unveil nature and allow great beach walks. get...

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and the wider digital audience, your feedback following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I am delighted to read you had a great time and please do rest assured that I shall be sharing your kind comments with the rest of the team,...

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Details: Garden-view villa - Fantastic! Comfy, spacious, air-conditioned, plunge-pool, balcony, patio, kitchen, en-suite, TV, massage room! Staff: Lovely people, so polite and friendly, can't do enough for you, make you feel really welcome Amenities: Didn't try the gym or spa, wonderful out-door pool, 2 great restaurants and bars. Shop is for expensive souvenirs only, and no 'convenience' store on store...

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and the wider digital audience, your feedback following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I am delighted to read you had a great time and please do rest assured that I shall be sharing your kind comments with the rest of the team,...

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A magnificent resort, beautiful ambience, very good food, excellent service and above all, a wonderful manager "BARBARA"!!!! she and her team made are stay unforgettable. Very professional, hospitable, proactive, all ways there to meet our expectations. I highly recommend the place, it is super !!!

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Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and the wider digital audience, your feedback following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I am delighted to read you had a great time and please do rest assured that I shall be sharing your kind comments with the rest of the team,...

Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Essque Zalu Zanzibar is for sure the best hotel in Zanzibar (for us and we believe that for all…), not only because of the rare beautiful design and its terrific view, Not only because of the luxury Suites (we were a family of three couples and we stayed at a villa with three amazing different suites), and even not...

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your most kind comments, following your recent stay with us. This is truly a testament to our team, all of whom strive to provide our deserving guests with a memorable holiday experience. Please be assured that I shall be passing your feedback to the team, specially Barbara and...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Do you see my profile picture? Yeah, I was in Africa for the better part of a month. That’s the best picture of the 700 I took. Go here and enjoy. ~The resort~ far surpassed our expectations. Before reaching the property you can see the large structure. It’s rather impressive. I tried taking a picture but nothing captures the enormous...

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your most kind comments, following your recent stay with us and please be assured that I shall be passing your feedback to the team, as all the credit goes to them. In order to ellaborate on your comment pertaining the police stops, this is a normal occurence in...

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing setting Good pretentious food Good service Amazing villa But !!!!!!!!!!!!no beach. If you a couple on honey moon and like to speak to each other and not dive into your cell this is the place for you

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback, following your most recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I was glad to read that you have enjoyed your experience and our food. Regrettably, with regards to the beach, Zanzibar is very tidal and our beach is accessible and usable for approximately 4...

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Essque Zalu. Staff were lovely, food was generally excellent, pool is beautiful and rooms good. There is a small pool bar and 2 main restaurants. The Market Kitchen - open for all meals and the Jetty restaurant (not surprisingly on the Jetty) for lunch and dinner. There is a "chef's suggestions" menu each evening...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and the wider digital audience, your feedback following your most recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your experience and please rest assured that I shall be passing your most kind comments to the team, as all the credit goes...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $494 - $1,339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essque Zalu Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
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#1 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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“Ask for a beach villa and go 3 cou[ples to share a 3 suite villa”
 of 5 bubbles T786OE_, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Garden view villas are less expensive than sea view villas, but you can still see the sea from some of them”
 of 5 bubbles sammyjb72, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles JustOneSFC, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Suite 12 is a Sea front suite with great view”
 of 5 bubbles francine229073, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“15 is a Beachfront suite with its own private deck and sunbeds giving unobstructed sea views. All suites were the same inside though”
 of 5 bubbles SteveO149, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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