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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Let me start by saying that the hotel is stunningly beautiful and on the whole, we had a great experience there. The rooms are excellent and very clean and the gardens are well kept. However, there are some significant flaws that need to be sorted out by the management before it can whole heartedly be recommended: • We were not...

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Reviewed 8 October 2014

Everything about this hotel was amazing. from the rooms to the food to the beaches and the restaurants and the staff. Just returined from our honeymoon, the service was out of this world and we had a great time

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that we will get the opportunity to host you again in the near future. Kind Regards, The EZZ Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Beautiful hotel. Went for 4 nights after a Safari then onto The Residence Zanzibar for 7 nights. Villas are decorated nicely with lovely bathroom (no bath). Room service was good. Rooms are throughtly cleaned daily. Went on half board basis - staff did not clearly explain what this meant and there were options for swapping dinner with lunch etc that...

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Your review is highly appreciated, the positive comments give us pride in knowing that we are delivering quality services as per our guests expectations. Our villas do have bath tubs, in two out of the three rooms at most times. The villas also have a plunge pool situated on the terrace where you can enjoy the sound...

Mwanza, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 October 2014

From the beginning until the very very end of our 9 day visit we were treated as though we were the most important guests. The staff & butlers were extraordinary! There was not one thing they couldn't assist us with whether it be booking us a late night supper or organising our itinerary to visit restaurants out of the complex...

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the services offered. I have passed on the compliments to the team, who are always pleased and motivated to receive the positive feedback. We hope that we can host you again in the near future - be sure to get a special...

Sheffield
Reviewed 1 October 2014

This hotel is absolutely and truly perfect! We've stayed for 5 nights in garden view suite which was so beautiful and spacious it couldn't be better for us to spend our honeymoon. Essque Zalu is beautifully designed and has a strong wow factor! Always smiley and helpful staff was there for us all the time, making our Essque experience the...

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank for taking the time to review our resort. We are very delighted to read that your stay with us has been pleasant and that you were impressed with the overall experience of the service, hotel facilities and the warmth and professionalism of our hoteliers. Your great comments will serve as an added inspiration in motivating the...

Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 26 September 2014

We loved that place !! Although they don't really have a beach in front of hotel (because full of rocks and sea urchins !), you should just walk 20mn to the South and lay down an unexpected fabulous crystal-clear-water pristine-white-sand beach !! At low tide, it is at least 2kms long, and this is paradise on earth. If you don't...

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Phillipe, Thank you for your kind words and helpful feedback about your recent stay at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Our beach is tidal however, you can take a dip in the turquoise ocean from either of the two access points of the pier/jetty. Another option is to walk 10/15 mins on the beach strip to a wider beach where you...

Leatherhead
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Our Zanzibar holiday at Essque Zalu was lovely although, slightly too fussy for our liking. We like a rather more informal hotel but we couldn't fault the attentiveness of the staff. The food was a challenge for children although the chef was very accommodating. The only real 'down' was a local wedding party at the hotel whose behaviour and language...

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely comment. The Essque concept is Barefoot Luxury with an Afro Chic element. We are flexible and mostly cater to our guest preferences. With Regards to Children's meals, Chef is always available to arrange and cater to their dietary requirements and preferences. We are glad to hear that he...

Enschede NL
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Essque Zalu Zanzibar is about perfect. Located in the north of Unguja (Zanzibar is the combination of the bigger island Unguja and Pemba) offers 9 villas and 27 suites. The suite we stayed in was fantastic: sitting room, bedroom and bathroom are spacious and with all the comfort you'd wish. Furthermore you've got an extra dressing area with lots of...

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your 5 star review and the details of the excellent personalized service in which we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sunny Greetings from Unguja and The Essque Team.

Hampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We stayed at Essque Zalu for part of our honeymoon and would absolutely recommend this place...the hotel itself is amazing in terms of location, service and design. The rooms are basically your own little villa with a private area at the front which is perfect. The pool is great with the views out to the beautiful ocean. Food is also...

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments following your stay with us. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it has been an experience to remember. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the meals prepared for you and trips to the pier/jetty (its my favorite location...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I had mixed experiences with this hotel. The hotel is breathtakingly beautiful, there is no doubting that. Also, the staff genuinely tries hard to give you an amazing service. But there are several instances where they severely fell short in their endeavor: 1. We checked in at 1AM in the night. We had already informed the hotel in advance and...

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Raghav, We appreciate you expressing your views on our establishment and services. It helps us make the best necessary improvements where needed. Mostly where you feel we felt short has been addressed at one of our management meetings and a training program has been put in place to ensure rapid improvement in this very important quality aspect of our...

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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
Things to do
  • 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
  • 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: $433 - $1,161 (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
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#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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“All Rooms are nice but Ocean View would be amazing.”
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“the ocean view suites have an incredible view”
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