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Reviewed 30 June 2015

I had stayed with my friends at Essque Zalu for two nights. We were welcomed by a refreshing hibiscus drink (must have) and then escorted to our room. The room was basically a villa of our own overlooking the beach. The room was definitely spacious and so was the bathroom. Our stay was pleasant although we had a couple of...

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

Dear Reviewer Nadra59, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I was happy to read that you have enjoyed your welcome experience and the comfort and location of your Suite. On the other side, I was surprised to learn about your comments pertaining...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I've been to many places but Essque Zalu is one of a kind. Everything here is an eye catching moment. From the infinity pool, jetty, to the Spa. But what I find even more interesting, is the architectural aspect and design of this hotel. Not to ruin your surprise, its best to ask the GM or any senior staff for...

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

Dear Reviewer Ahmed K, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share with us your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with here at Essque Zalu. It was an absolute pleasure being your hosts and please rest assured I will be sharing your comments with the rest of the team, who I am sure will be delighted,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2015

We booked our stay at Essque Zalu through Imagine Africa. The Essque Zalu was stunning!!!!! The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful, and friendly. From the beginning to the end, it was a very pleasant experience and highly memorable. We enjoyed every single moment whilst staying at Essque Zalu and highly recommend this place for anyone who...

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

Dear DovKa, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. It was an absolute pleasure being your hosts and now the recipients of such a glowing review! Please rest assured that I will be sharing your most valued comments with the rest of...

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I stayed here with my Chinese group in May 2014 and I cant say enough out their service. Great rooms, location, staff, and everything. I had more than expected!! If you are traveling to Zanzibar for relaxation and your budget isn't that tight, I would highly recommend you stay here at least for two nights!!

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

Dear Zepha, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your most valued feedback pertaining your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I was very delighted to read your comments and how you thoroughly enjoyed your experience and the service. I am very proud of the team here at the resort and you can be assured...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Well i have to say my experience with essque was great. the service and food was excellent, rooms are amazing and big enough and clean. I have to thank Alfred for the help he have given to us all the time, the new GM assistant Philippe for friendliness and who is always positive and Hanife from guest service for all...

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

Dear Bturgan, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your comments pertaining your most recent visit to Essque Zalu, on the occasion of your honeymoon. We are humbled that you have chosen our establishment in order to celebrate such an auspicious occasion. I am happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the resort and that...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I thought my son was taking me to another place and we went to Zalu. It is amazing. All the staff are happy, smiling and efficient. The site is wonderful. Clean and well kept. It was low season, so there were workers painting everything white!! Well kept comfortable cottages decotated with hibiscus flowers on bed and bathroom towels etc.There is...

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

Dear Joanne, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I thoroughly enjoyed your conversations. I was very happy to receive your review on TripAdvisor and please rest assured I will be passing your kind comments to the team, especially to Philomena,...

Montreux, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I found this hotel on a recent visit to Nungwi and was so impressed by the setting that I extended my stay. It is truly the most perfect place to chill out. The service was impecable with the most friendly staff. The infinity pool which almost meets the ocean is one of most spectacular I've seen I look forward to...

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

Dear Gerard, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. It was an absolute pleasure being your hosts and please rest assured I will be sharing your comments with the rest of the team, who I am sure will be delighted. We...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 29 May 2015

From the warmth of the greeting to the friendliness of the departure and all of the experiences in between, this is a resort not to be forgotten. The infinity pool stretches to the bluest of the blue oceans. The dining room at the end of the jetty is in a stunning location with views of the island, local fishermen going...

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

Dear Reviewer, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us at the Resort and in particular, lounging at our pool area. We are in fact working to make...

Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Originally we booked at 'Ocean Paradise' resort. But when we arrived we saw the pool was under repair. We expressed our disappointment and requested to change hotels with a functioning swimming pool. After the hotel spoke to our agents back in the UK they eventually moved us to Zalu. I can not begin to tell you how happy we were...

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

Dear Reviewer, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, our food offering at our restaurants. Please rest assured that I shall be sharing your most kind comments with our Chef, who...

Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Me and My fiance stayed here at room 15 that was sea facing. it was a lovely hotel spread with individual chalets and good space. I was very happy with the colors and design of the bath room. I loved the food as well. I would love to stay here again soon.

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Dear Reviewer, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, our food offering at our restaurants. Please rest assured that I shall be sharing your most kind comments with our Chef, who...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $428 - $1,175 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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