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The Z Hotel Zanzibar

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PO Box 4807, Nungwi, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

I'll admit this is one of the hardest hotel reviews I've ever written. Why? Because it reminds me how much I wish I was still there! I'm astonished to see a few poor reviews posted over the last few weeks. The consistency in quality reviews on this hotel was what we went on to make our booking and from our... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We stayed at the Z Hotel for 6 nights and would highly recommend this hotel. The food was very good, staff very friendly, service was terrific and the location superb. The rooms were very clean and well serviced. We also used the diving company affiliated with the hotel and would also recommend their services. Well worth considering when you are... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Maybe my expectations are just too high, I can't understand how these reviews are so different from what I experienced. And these reviews are how we picked this hotel. The good news is that the rooms are clean but the bad news is the musty smell in the room was overwhelming. Maybe it was just the suite that we occupied... More 

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Mornnix
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Z Hotel really is beautiful. Set on the white sands of Nungwi beach with the turquoise Indian Ocean lapping the shore. We were a little worried at first as the hotel was overrun by boisterous South Africans in cowboy hats drinking copius amounts of beer in the pool - totally not what we expected at a Boutiquq Hotel aimed at... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Great beach, sea and pool. The Hotel is all style and no substance having fancy IPOD docks that due to the frequent power cuts the time flashes contiuously and has to be re-set, has fancy TV sets but has very noisy overheating fridges. The rooms are reasonably clean, towels are not luxury, however bedlinen good. The main restaurant is slow... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

I stayed at the Z hotel with my friend in July 2011 after climbing Kilimanjaro and going on a safari. It was just what we needed after a busy few weeks in Tanzania. We had the lovely surprise of being upgraded when we arrived at the Z (although I don't think this is normal - our agent had doubled booked... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

The Z Hotel was our final destination on a long trip through East Africa. It was also the hotel we were most excited about after having viewed their website. We were disappointed that it did not live up to our admittedly-high expectations. It is a beautiful hotel. The grounds are exquisite (and exquisitely-kept), the view is outstanding (though be careful... More 

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Medfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We stayed in Z Hotel for 4 nights in late July 2011, after 5 days of safar. The hotel met all our expectations and more! It has a breathtaking view of the ocean and was rated by my teens as the best beach ever (Z has the nicest beach in the area - none of the beaches at the other... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

My family stayed here in July 2011 in 2 double sea view rooms, 18 and 21 they overlooked the infinity pool and sea, after a week in the Kruger National Park. It was all we needed after game viewing for a week . The location is wonderful despite the 7 minute journey from the nice tar road down a pot... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed here for a week in October 2010 while we were on honeymoon. It's a really lovely hotel with a nice beach and pool. You can swim in the sea at any time of day which I know can be an issue on other parts of Zanzibar. I also liked that location-wise the hotel is very close (2 mins... More 

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