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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

2.0 km from Nungwi centre
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
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Bathurst, South Africa
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We visited the Hotel for lunch only. Food was great with seafood a specialty. Service was as in all of Zanzibar attentive and understated. The highlight was the location way out at sea on an extended jetty which provided spectacular views of the reef and back towards the hotel. we were blessed with perfect warm windless weather. Although we did...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback, following your most recent visit to the resort for lunch. I am delighted to read that you had a positive experience. Please rest assured I will be passing your most kind comments to the team, who will no doubt be delighted. We look forward to welcoming...

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We stayed at the Essque Zalu Resort for 4 nights and our overall experience was amazing. The distance from the port to the resort is a little more than an hour, so the view we get after we get off and we are through to the reservation area is enough to relax you and make you feel that you are...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for taking the time to share with us, your feedback pertaining to your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I was delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us, specially Chef Jussi's culinary delights. Please rest assured that I shall be sharing your comments with him, who will certainly...

Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We had a great time at the Essque Zalu Zanzibar and we can highly recommend this place for everyone looking for a recreative, comfortable and friendly stay by friends. First of all, you arrive at the impressive lobby-building and get a warm, friendly welcome with refreshing towels and the real African smile and “Jambo” by the staff. You will be...

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

Dear Guest, Jambo!! Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us and the tripadvisor community your most kind comments pertaining to your most recent stay at Essque Zalu! I am delighted to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the resort and please rest assured that I will be sharing your feedback with the...

Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This resort deserves its 5* rating and has got the most comfortable beds I have slept in on holiday. I can not fault the staff for attentive care and understanding, I have many allergies and the staff were always happy to get the chef out to speak to me about food options. Two of the morning/lunchtime waiters were outstanding, remembering...

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

Dear Guest, Jambo!! Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us and the tripadvisor community your most kind comments pertaining to your most recent stay at Essque Zalu! I am delighted to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the resort and especially, the attentive service provided to you by our team at the...

Dublin
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I stayed here for 5 days in August. The hotel itself is very beautiful and the grounds and pool are lovely. We booked a villa, because we wanted to have access to a bath, but unfortunately we experienced some issues with hot water(we had none!) during the trip. In all honestly, many technicians were sent over the days we were...

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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 and the TripAdvisor community, your feedback following your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I am happy that, for the most part you have enjoyed your experience with us. On the other hand, I would like to, once again, apologize for the inconvenience you were caused,...

Las Vegas
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

While this hotel has 3-4 star facilities, the service and management is 1 star at best. I work in the hospitality industry and hate to give a negative review (never given one so low), but I want to ensure that others don't make the same mistake and book here. We paid additional to have an ocean front suite. The room...

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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 your details, pertaining your recent stay at the resort. I was very concerned and saddened to read your review, where you alluded to a few drawbacks in service that you have experienced, whilst with us. Allow me to address your comments in the same order as you did in your...

London
Reviewed 7 September 2015

I rarely write a review but feel that in this case it is worth doing. Firstly it is worth mentioning the hotel is beautiful and has stunning views that are better than the photos on the website. The issue I have is with the all inclusive/full board package. A week before I left I was emailed to ask if I...

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

Dear Reviewer, Greetings from a sunny Zanzibar! I would like to take a moment to thank you for sharing with us your feedback, following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. After reading your comments, I was concerned to learn about the apparent mishap on the all-inclusive beverage menus, for which I do apologise profusely. I wish...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 5 September 2015

everything was perfect in this hotel. The staff was very friendly, trying to please us. the view, the salt water swimming pool, the restaurants, the suites. everything was even better than we imagined !

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

Dear Guest, 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 as well as our swimming pool. I do hope to have the pleasure of...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

The place is amazing, food is great and very Fresh. We had booked rooms and were upgraded to a villa which was very nice but didn't have hot water. If you are looking for a long stretch of beach than this is not a place for you. Kids are taken care of at the kids club.

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

Dear Guest, 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 that, for the most part, you have enjoyed your experience with us. Please be assured that I will be discussing your comments with the team, with a view to ensure we...

Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

It's a really great place with a nice private beach and private. Would recommend for those who are looking for something relaxing. The rooms are basically small apartment with really comfortable beds. The food is amazing. The owner of the place is Italian and you can really notice it in the food. You can still get a nice mix between...

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

Dear Reviewer, Greetings from a sunny Zanzibar! I would like to take a moment to thank you for sharing with us your feedback, following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I was happy to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and specially, Chef Jussi's culinary delights. I will be sure to share...

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • 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: $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 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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