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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We honeymooned at Essque Zalu and it is a gorgeous hotel in a spectacular setting with great food and service. Situated right on the beach- the pool area is great with gorgeous views. Look out for the complimentary afternoon cocktails made by the very friendly pool guy! The rooms are very comfortable and are services really well twice a day....

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Duarte C, 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 stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience, in particular, the Spa and the BBQ at our Jetty. I shall be passing your kind comments to the team, as all...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

I wanted to relax and Essque Zalu answered my prayers! The hotel itself is breathtaking. Walking around I would often gawk at the wondrous scenery and beautiful gardens, not to mention the amazing architecture. The staff are friendly and well trained and their English is also fairly good. They all tried teaching me Swahili which was quite entertaining. The food...

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Duarte C, 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 stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience, in particular, the Spa and the BBQ at our Jetty. I shall be passing your kind comments to the team, as all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We just came to Zalu for dinner. I immediately wished we had booked this hotel because it was so beautiful. We had drinks at the bar/restaurant on the pier and then moved back inside for dinner. The staff were incredibly nice with super service! The sundowner cocktails were superb.

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind comments, following your recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience at our Restaurant as well as our Sundowner cocktails at the Jetty! We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back, hopefully, for longer! In the meantime, please do not...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We stayed for 5 nights on our honeymoon, we can't fault it, great staff especially Alfred & Phillip, who after a mistake when we checked in did everything they could to ensure we had a great stay. Which we did. The rooms are spacious, clean and well kitted out with gowns and slippers, much needed after our safari the previous...

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Duarte C, 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 stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience, in particular, the Pool Service and our Swahili Evening at the Jetty. I shall be passing your kind comments to the team,...

Fareham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Arrived 24 Sept 2015 left 01 Oct 2015. Every mnute of every day was a fantastic experience. On arrival was met in the foyer, no check in, that is done for you, a nice cool towel and a cool hibscus drink and taken to your room. The splendid view from the foyer out to sea and you can't help but...

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback, following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. It was entirely our pleasure to have you as our guests and I was delighted to hear all the fantastic comments on your review. Please rest assured I shall be sharing these with the team,...

Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Went here for honeymoon based on phenomenal tripadvisor rating, but wasn't entirely the type of hotel we were expecting... Good: Absolutely stunning hotel, and view at the jetty against the blue ocean is incredible For the large part very friendly staff (One lady at reception literally didn't look any customers in the eye and couldn't be bothered to answer our...

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I was most concerned to read your comments and that your experience with us failed to meet your expectations, for which I truly apologize. This matter has been discussed with your booking agent in detail....

Yorkshire
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Firstly, the hotel, as every review says, is breathtakingly beautiful. The grounds are very well maintained and we had a garden suite which was spacious and comfortable. That's the only reason I've awarded 3 stars. However, this was the final stop on our two week honeymoon and overall it was very disappointing. Positives: Great rooms and comfy beds Lovely pool...

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I was most concerned to read your comments and that your experience with us failed to meet your expectations, for which I truly apologize. This matter has been discussed with your booking agent in detail....

Israel
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Great hotel. Large rooms and big Bed ... have a private balcony. Everything is clean and well maintained. Experience is very calm and peaceful. The restaurant is very varied and the staff and the service was pleasant and professional. Large, comfortable swimming pool . Every two hours handing out fruit and water ... towels replaced regularly, great scenery. The deck...

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Duarte C, 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 recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was thrilled to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience, in particular, our Food offering and our Pool service. I shall be sharing your kind comments with the team, as I am sure they will be...

Doha
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We and our kids (5 and 3.5 years) enjoyed our recent stay in a garden view room of the Essque Zalu very much and would highly recommend it for families. The pool was a great entertainment for our kids and they participated enthusiastically in the activities organized by Nema, the lady responsible for the kids club. The staff was generally...

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Duarte C, 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 recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience, especially the service provided by Neema, our Kids Club Hostess, as well as our Sunset Cocktails at the Jetty! I will be sure...

London
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The best food in Nungwi by far but also probably the most expensive. Service was excellent and setting was great. Really cool place. A bit different from most places in the area, so slightly out of place with the beach bum theme

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments pertaining your recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was happy to read that you have enjoyed Chef Jussi's culinary delights and I will be sure to pass on the comments. With regards to our menu prices, we are in fact, very competitively priced among the other 5 star hotels in Zanzibar....

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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
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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: $424 - $1,154 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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