We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 17 Nungwi hotels

The Z Hotel Zanzibar

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 4807, Nungwi, Tanzania
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Z Hotel Zanzibar to your Saves list
The Z Hotel Zanzibar
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009
Supajodi London
  • Overview
  • Reviews (568)
  • Photos (498)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (109)
  • More
Write a Review

568 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (109)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for The Z Hotel Zanzibar
See the most recent reviews
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

We transferred from Selous game reserve to the Z hotel for a 5 night stay. Arriving at the hotel, you're transported into an oasis. The staff were so helpful and friendly and the rooms were gorgeous with nice little touches. We had two treatments at the Spa which were so relaxing. The view from the infinity pool is to die... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

From when I first arrived at the Z Hotel I found all the staff very friendly and welcoming. I felt immediately at ease and relaxed in the hotel. The general manager, Hafis, showed me around the grounds and was visible around the hotel throughout my stay. He seemed to always have time to chat to see how I was enjoying... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
brecon uk
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

As a frequent visitor to Zanzibar 8 times in the last 5 years I thought I had seen and heard it all! The Z hotel has now surpassed all other hotel experiences. After staying at the Z hotel in April we were again considering visiting Nungwi just prior to Christmas. Our Easter visit was decidedly strange for whilst the hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
ZHotel, General Manager (The Z Hotel Zanzibar) at The Z Hotel Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the Z hotel. We take all constructive criticism onboard and we try our best to make the suggested changes to improve the hotel for guests. Please also accept my apologies for the fact that we could not accommodate you and your family for the second time due... More

14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2009

We had a wonderful stay at the Z-hotel. From the moment we arrived and were given a welcome drink and shown around personally by the manager we felt totally at home. Everything is done well- the hotel is attractively built and particularly the restaurant has breathtaking views, as well as all of the rooms being sea facing. The food was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2009

After a 3 night safari trip in the Masai Mara, we flew to Zanzibar and stayed in the Z hotel. We were there for 6 nights and was very sad to go. It was the second part of our honeymoon and enjoyed every minute of it. We stayed in the Ocean View Cottage and relaxed in our private balcony with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

This was the final and best hotel in our amazing trip to East Africa. We stayed in many beautiful locations and accomodations, including Zanzibar Serena (which is also beautiful with much character, but the food and locaton at the 'Z' tops it) The manager greeted us with a warm welcome and all the staff were happy and friendly We are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

Fabulous location right on the beach right in the middle of numerous bars and restos, nearly all individually owned, and away from the shocking all inclusive resorts that clog further south down the coast, grim. V nice welcome and tour. For Zanzibar it is v modern, v 'boutiquey', with a lovely pool looking out onto the coast, nice small private... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

We stayed at the Z Hotel between 05/10/2009 and 17/10/2009. This fairly new boutique hotel sits on one of the finest beaches you'll find anywhere in the world. The approach road to the hotel through the village leaves a bit to be desired but once inside the hotel grounds, all that is forgotten. The management and staff are truly amazing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lucerne, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

the Z is perfectly located with a nice access to the beautiful white sandy beach of Nungwi. It is just perfect for swimming in the cristal blue sea and relax on the deck chairs beside the pool where there is a very nice atmosphere. enjoying the sunsets with a happy hour cocktail. Very helpful waitresses and waiters (Mariam; Mercy; Florence;... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

We so enjoyed our stay in this lovely hotel on the beautiful Zanzibar beach, white sand and clear, green Indian ocean. The hotel has all the amenities you could want and beautiful grounds. The rooms are new and so modern and exquisitely comfortable. We enjoyed all our meals there and found the entire staff very helpful, friendly, and willing to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Z Hotel Zanzibar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Z Hotel Zanzibar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Z Hotel Zanzibar

Address: PO Box 4807, Nungwi, Tanzania
Phone Number:
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Z Hotel Zanzibar 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Splendia, HotelsClick, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your The Z Hotel Zanzibar reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
z Hotel Nungwi
The Z Hotel Zanzibar Nungwi

498 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (487)
Room/suite (53)
Hotel & grounds (77)
Pool/beach area (124)
Dining (56)
View from room (44)
Bathroom (1)
Videos (1)
Other (131)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (12)
Dining (3)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Room/suite (3)
View from room (2)
Pool/beach area (2)


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
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer