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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The hotel is great, all villas are amazing ...but hotel was too busy with wedding event and another visitors didn't get good service. We paid for everything and had no chance to go to another place for dinner. Breakfast is always the same with over cocked eggs, at 9 am there is no orange juice and during another meal time... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing with us your feedback, following you most recent visit to Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I was happy to learn that you have enjoyed your experience and the service provided at the pool. I am sorry however, to learn that you felt inconvenienced by the wedding taking place at the Resort and that you felt the... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Good: I was very glad about my choice of hotel, the price was reasonable. It was located an hour away from Stone Town and the airport. Had amazing view of the ocean. Very clean and spacious rooms and facilities. The staff was absolutely great. The atmosphere was very relaxing. Food was pretty good. The Bad: Service was slow (but... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing with us your feedback, following your most recent stay at Essque Zalu. I am happy to learn that you have enjoyed your experience with us and please rest assured that I shall be sharing your valuable comments with the team, who I am sure will be delighted to receive such praise. After all, all... More 

Tanzania
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time here, the place is by the ocean in Nungwi area in Zanzibar, such a fresh breeze and relaxing place! We enjoyed the food, massage and spa! Very friendly staff and the manager makes an effort to pass on every table to greet people while having dinner or breakfast! My boyfriend and I are looking forward... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and the wider digital audience, your feedback, following your most recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us and please be assured that I will be sharing your kind words with the team, as all the credit... More 

Eagle, Idaho
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We ended our two week safari vacation at this property and it was just what we needed. The property was extremely well kept and beautiful. The rooms were very nice and clean....and had air conditioning which we had not had for two weeks. The staff was very helpful and nice and even helped me with my Swahili. We just lounged... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and the wider digital audience, your feedback, following your most recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us and please be assured that I will be sharing your kind words with the team, as all the credit... More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stayed at the hotel for two nights and enjoyed the stay. Rooms were spacious and clean and loved the walk in shower and the fact that we were given one which had a separate area for a child put me up bed so it felt like a separate room. The pier restaurant is great and food served there was very... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and the wider digital audience, your feedback, following your most recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us and please be assured that I will be sharing your kind words with the team, as all the credit... More 

1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Room - Great Climate controlled rooms, Spacious, uncluttered, strong WiFi signal, Beautiful local decor and understated or simple sophistication in the furnishing. Amenities - Jetty Restaurant & bar, Market Restaurant & bar, Stunning heated salt water and rainbow lit infinity pool overlooking the ocean including a convenient pool bar, Spa services. Location - Essque Zalu Zanzibar - Nungwi. Beautiful weather... More 

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

Dear Guest, What a lovely review and please accept my gratitude for having taken the time to share your feedback with the wider digital community, following your recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and please rest assured that I shall be sharing your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We young french couple, this hotel is just amazing maybe not in budget for some travellers but if its in ur budget dont hesitate, good staff, good cleaning, amazing pool with pier and access to the beach nothing to say bad honestly, will come again without hesitation

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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 the wider digital community, your feedback pertaining your most recent visit to Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I am delighted to receive such praise and I will certainly be sharing your most kind words with the rest of the team, as all the credit goes to them. We look forward to... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and i went to zalu to celebrate our first anniversary. From 5th till 7th aug. When we arrived we were given ice cold face towels, i must say after an hour drive from the airport it was soothing. Then, on our way to the garden view room we were given hibiscus juice! Best i ever had i didn't... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing with the wider digital community, your feedback, following your most recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. It is very rewarding to be the recipients of such kind words, and please rest assured that I shall be sharing your remarks with the rest of the team, as all the credit goes to them.... More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2016

After a very impressive Safari-trip we went to Essque Zalu. We booked for two tripple-bed suites with ocean view. We got an upgrade to a very large villa. This villa was huge with a nice view on the ocean and a mini-private-pool. We were so surprised! The hotel is a paradise for even the most demanding tourist. The location is... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Thank you for taking the time to share with us and the wider digital community your feedback, following your most recent visit to the resort. I was delighted to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and that you have appreciated the service provided to you by my colleagues. Please... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

After a great 8 days Safari on the main land of Tanzania we topped our honeymoon with a 11 days stay at the Essque Zalu Zanzibar. We were lucky as due to an overbooking in our original hotel (Hideaway of Nungwi) we were being transferred to the Essque which proved to be the better choice (and much more expensive, if... More 

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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 with us and the wider digital community, your feedback, following your most recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and that you enjoyed the service provided to you by my colleagues Raffaele, John and Msena. Please rest assured that I will be... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $486 - $1,301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essque Zalu Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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“Suite 12 is a Sea front suite with great view”
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“15 is a Beachfront suite with its own private deck and sunbeds giving unobstructed sea views. All suites were the same inside though”
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