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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$619*
US$336*
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Essque Zalu, Zanzibar is situated on the northern tip of the island in a very large area on a cliff that gradually goes down to the beach. Privacy is secured. The environment is absolutely unique staff are excellent, very kind; very pleasant general manager; food exquisite, large variety and fresh. Big rooms with all you need. Lovely natural aquarium at...

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

Dear Mohamed A, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for your taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was extremely delighted to read your fantastic comments and, in particular, your praise towards our food offering. Please rest assured that I will be sharing your comments with the team,...

Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel over the New Year period. After our flight delay we arrived at the hotel and thankfully we managed to get a delicious meal (the first of many). The hotel is set on the coast and it has a pier that breezes into the sea, the beautiful crystal blue, Indian Ocean. I spent a few days...

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

Dear Reviewer "Jiji B", 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...

Tanzania
Reviewed 26 January 2015

A beautiful quiet hotel just a short walk away from the busy centre of Nungwi. A perfect base to explore Nungwi and all its attractions from. I highly recommend sundowners on the jetty, a really pretty view! At low tide you can enjoy long walks on the beach.

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

Dear Reviewer "Gina O", Asante Sana! Thank you ever so much for your taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu. I was extremely delighted to read your fantastic comments and, specially, how you enjoyed your experience at the Jetty! Please rest assured that I will be sharing your comments with...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Wow! That was my first impression of this hotel. We arrived around 11pm after an exhausting trip. We were starving, tired and irritable. This all turned around on arrival. We were greeted with a big warm welcome and told the chef was waiting for us for dinner....we went straight to the restaurant for a three course meal whilst they took...

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

Dear Reviewer "Nicole E", Asante Sana. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was extremely delighted to read your fantastic comments and, specially, when you described your experience as "WOW"! What a great privilege to be the recipients of such outstanding praise! Please rest assured...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Stayed during a high season period, on the upside; this is a very well decorated,finished and locates hotel. They have family villas with a pool ideal for families and groups. The views are serene and very good to bring out some relaxation in you. Very large pool and good depth, though, the water used is salty - something to watch...

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

Dear Reviewer, Asante Sana! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, following your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I am happy that you enjoyed the resort, its design and facilities. On the other hand, I was concerned to read that you have found shortcomings on the service provided, especially in our Restaurants. I have taken your...

beit yanai
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

We arrived for a day at the pool and this hotel is amazing - Wow The pool, the sea, the service the rest - just Wow If you get a chance I think it's a great place to stay at ;) All the rooms are not far from the sea and pool and the villa in front of the sea...

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

Dear reviewer "sheila g", Asante Sana! Thank you ever so much for your taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu. I was extremely delighted to read your fantastic comments and, specially, when you described your experience as "WOW"! What a great privilege to be the recipients of such outstanding praise!...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 December 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights after our safari in the Serengeti. It was simply amazing! The staff is incredibly friendly, the food was delicious, and the pool is the most beautiful pool I have ever seen! We stayed in one of the huts by the water. It was very nice and peaceful. As otehrs mentioned at times we felt...

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

Dear reviewer "Shari S", 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 delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and please rest assured that I shall be sharing your most kind and valuable comments to the team,...

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 15 December 2014

There are good hotels in northern Zanzibar, but Essque Zalu proves to be the best value for money, compared with the others. The location of the hotel is very good, with the only notable downside being the lack of a sandy beach.

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

Dear reviewer "Florin M", Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your most valuable feedback, following your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I do hope your trip back home was both a safe and comfortable one. We are thrilled to learn that you have enjoyed your experience with us and please rest assured...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 December 2014

One of the nicest beach accommodations I've ever stayed at. Perfect for after Kilimanjaro. Amazing pool. Staff very hospital. Rooms clean and comfortable. Bathroom layout perfect for two people. Water pressure in the shower was good. Restaurant food was probably above average to very good for Zanzibar. Did venture into town but was a bit of a trek. For sure...

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

Dear reviewer "Daniel C", Thank you ever so much for your most kind and valuable review, following your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your experience and please rest assured that I shall be sharing your most kind comments with the entire team, as all the credit goes to them....

Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

Hotel is beautiful and our stay was memorable except the last night/day. Dry cleaning person tried to hustle my wife to pay cash at room to avoid paying $84 at checkout. The checkout numbers were wrong and personnel seemed not to understand how to fix the discrepancy with the final bill. One of my friends was also hustled to settle...

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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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $373 - $962 (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 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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