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The Z Hotel Zanzibar

4.0 of 5 PO Box 4807, Nungwi, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

This hotel looks great in pictures, but that is where is ends!!!! My husband and I went there on honeymoon and it was anything but romantic. The hotel is just over a year old, but it really seems like no one is maintaining it. The sheets were washed, but smelled awful! Our curtains were covered in black oily stains, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

We will return as soon as possible! Relaxing, beautiful and laid back. This was our third trip to Zanzibar and our search for the best hotel is finally over. The Z hotel is located in an area with the finest beaches in the world. Trips to nearby world class snorkelling sites can be arranged with Adam at $20 to $70... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

What a magical Island but a horrific hotel. I have rarely felt compelled to write such notes but my pure frustration is not really related to the individual staff members as given the relative training they have received in relation to basic hygiene they cannot be criticised. My grievance is with the UK owners who feel happy to pay local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

What can I say about the Z Hotel except that it is defintely the BEST HOTEL EVER! It's got everything you could want for a chilled out relaxing holiday and the staff there are all amazing, which just makes it even better! The rooms are stunning and the views out over the turquoise seas and white sands just take your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

Zanzibar, this magical, mythical island. Greeting me with all it’s warmth… I stepped out of the airplane from a cold, rainy and grey London to a rainbow’s spectrum of colours. The driver from Z Hotel picked us up and for an hours drive I was taken through Zanzibar towards the hotel at Nungwi beach. As villages and country landscape was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

Only an hour from the airport, this off the beaten track hotel is an Oasis on the beach. Although there are other neighbouring hotels this is the one I found the best. English owned, much attention has been paid to all details in the rooms, from the luxury showergel & shampoo to the ipod docking station in each room. very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

I stayed at the Z Hotel over Christmas and New Year as part of a wedding party and I have to say that the staff at the hotel couldn't have been more helpful. We had a wonderful stay and nothing was too much trouble (even when there was no power on the Island which clearly wasn't their fault, they kept... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

Expect to get really poor service at the Z hotel. We waited an hour an 20 minutes for starters which came out with part of the ingredients missing. Actually when we sat down the waitress listed a handful of dishes that were not available....particularly the seafood dishes. And the 'tapas' menu is not really tapas its just a small number... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

On the up side -The staff are very friendly. The hotel is located on the North of the island and the beach is the best part. It is very relaxing with the least amount of stress. The food quality was average. On the down side I would not classify this as a five star resort. The rooms were cleaned daily... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

The Z Hotel is a vision of delight. Very tiny space to include all they have....... tropical garden,haha swimming pool, with decking and cocktail bar, 2 restaurants, thatched library.Very compact. We were lucky enough to revel under our thatched roof in a huge suite with flamingos on the wall paper, a terrace for the sunsets and another one for breakfasts... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
z Hotel Nungwi
The Z Hotel Zanzibar Nungwi
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi

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