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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Montreux, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 May 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 28 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 14 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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Duarte C, 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...

Negombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We stayed there for 2 nights. I can say this is one of the best hotels located in northern cost of Zanzibar - Nungwi. Love the architecture of the hotel and the setup of rooms. They are well decorated and room service is pretty good. Salt water infinity edge pool is fabulous. There is no sand beach at the hotel....

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

Dear Maheshdf, 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, that you have enjoyed our salt water pool, the rooms and our Food and Beverage offering. I was however, sorry to hear...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Exquisite attention to detail. All staff were faultless in their want to make our stay unforgettable. Nothing was too much for our personal Butler, Edger. Sublime in every way. Although maybe more suited to couples children are made to feel so welcome and are treated superbly well.

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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, the service provided to you by your Butler, Edgar. Please rest assured that I shall pass your most kind comments to him,...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 May 2015

My family of 5 stayed at Essque Zalu over the long May Day weekend together with another family and we had a wonderful time. Our hotel suite was spacious enough to accommodate all five of us thanks to the king size bed and a double pull-out bed in the lounge. Best of all are the views from the pool area,...

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

Dear Reviewer Muneroki, 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, the service provided at the Kids Club by my colleague Neema. Please rest assured that I shall share your most kind...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Essque was all that the previous reviewers have stated. It was extremely quiet this week, which suited me perfectly. The staff are gracious, helpful and there when you need them. The villas are huge, well designed and with all the basics you need. The pool is spectacular, the jetty is a great spot to watch the sunset and the food...

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

Dear Reviewer Guy K, Asante Sana! 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, about our food offering across our Food and Beverage outlets. It is an honor to be the recipients of...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Returned from a 5 night stay a week ago. A really enjoyable experience. The hotel was not fully occupied when we were there and the ratio of staff to guests was high - the service by the staff throughout the hotel was superb and due to the relatively small size of this hotel (compared to larger ones where we have...

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

Dear "242Paul", Karibu Sana! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your valued and extensive feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We believe that holidays make for the most enjoyable and memorable moments and...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon in August 2013, it was wonderfully relaxing. There was enough going on to keep us occupied for 5 days without leaving the resort/beach (which is unheard of for us), but it was quiet enough to properly relax and recover from the wedding and 6 amazing but long days on safari in Tanzania!...

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

Dear "Alexandra H", Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your honeymoon spent at Essque Zalu in August 2013. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, about our food offering across our Food and Beverage outlets as well as the service you enjoyed at the Resort. It is an...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $360 - $896 (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 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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