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The Z Hotel Zanzibar

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 4807, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

We thought the Z hotel was great. Can't understand what the few negative reviewers are going on about, the staff are super friendly, rooms very clean and cool and well maintained by the housekeeping staff, there is the odd blip in the power supply but that it hardly down to the hotel - and it was never a big problem... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

We only spent one night here after 3 nights at the Langhi Langhi resort up the way. Our room here was great with a beautiful view. The pool was beautiful as was the beach. The restaurants were great. My husband and I really enjoyed evening cocktails watching the sunset in the restaurant Cinnamon upstairs. Another perk was that due to... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

We have just spent the best twelve days of our life on safari in Tanzania and in Zanzibar. As it was our honeymoon, we decided to push the boat out and stay in the Z Suite (it is quite expensive, about $450 per night). However, it's really worth it - outdoor jacuzzi, two large terraces, one off the bedrrom and... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

Just Had a nice break and stay at the Z hotel - Services was fab the Operation Manager Said was very helpful, Had a great drive with East Africa Drive Centre which is part of the Hotel, The Pool was great, Only negative was the Power on the Island - which did not make a difference in the Z hotel,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

The positives first: The rooms are clean, the infinity pool is gorgeous and the beach and view etc are wonderful. However, this hotel is totally let down by the service. It feels like the staff have not been properly trained. We spent a week here and by day 3, the poor service was intolerable. Examples: When the room was made... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

We would not stay here again. The location is amazing if you look towards the beach and the ocean. A beautiful beach setting. However, if you look toward the surrounding slums you definitely do not feel safe and secure. Major problem encountered with electricity as they had to be on a generator and saw fit to turn off electricity, water,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

i couldn't fault this hotel at all! location is stunning, best in nungwi, very good value for money, the infinity pool is gorgeous. staff are very friendly and the food was great, even at an international level! we staggered on this place after a booking error at a place next door and couldn't stop smiling for our entire stay! they... More

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northlondon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2010

I really enjoyed my time at the Z hotel, the staff were really friendly, the atmosphere very relaxed and the view amazing. The hotel itself is well appointed - nice relaxed bars, adequate dining facilities, a beautiful infinity pool and the bedroom, whilst a bit on the small side was perfectly equipped with everything you would need - tv, ipod... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

We have just returned from 10 nights at the Z Hotel. We stayed in one of the roof top suites, which I have to say was the best room in the hotel. It was the size of 3 standard rooms and had 2 verandahs one which was covered overlooking the hotel and pool and one for sunbathing on overlooking the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

I will keep this brief as after 1 week spent at this hotel I have lost the will to live. Poor service, dirty rooms, poor quality food and food poisoning thrown in for free.......THIS IS NOT A BOUTIQUE HOTEL, it is no more than a 2/3 star! Save yourself from disapointment and stress, go somewhere else instead

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Address: PO Box 4807, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Z Hotel Zanzibar 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi #4 Family Hotel in Nungwi #5 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi #6 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This chic, boutique hotel located on the northern tip of the Island, blends contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari features to create a unique, cool and relaxing environment. Set in a lush tropical garden with direct access to white powder beaches and the Indian Ocean, the Z hotel has been finished to an extremely high specification. Each room has floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading onto a balcony, which looks out across the crystal blue ocean. ... more   less 
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