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The Zanzibari

#11 of 18 Hotels in Nungwi
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Nungwi Road, Nungwi 10437, Tanzania
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A superb relaxing holiday with great food , lovely gardens, fantastic staff and great weather. Everything about the stay was relaxing and we felt thoroughly spoiled. The staff could not have been more helpful from Paul the manager to the gardeners.

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1 Thank ericf542
Zanzibari_Tanzania, Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, I will certainly pass on your remarks to the staff. You should return and be spoilt all over again. More 

Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Zanzibari with very friendly staff, always ready to assist with any need. The manager and staff definitely needs to be congratulated! We went diving and the hotel manager arranged the whole dive trip. We also went on several trips - spice tour, stone town tour, butterfly tour and red monkey tour! All of... More 

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I will pass on your praises to the staff. We do our best to make sure all aspects of your stay is smooth and you enjoy all the tours we arrange. More 

2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic place with a wonderful staff, we miss them and the food, service the view, yes we miss the Zanzibari hotel! We also ooked a tour on sea with snorkling, Dolphins and sailing, everything was just perfect! A small hotel for Peace and rest

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

These are the kind of reviews our staff love to read. When our clients say they miss the place, that is the best endorsement we can hope for. Thank you for staying with us and thank you for the kind review. More 

New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zanzibari is located oceanside and has a lovely, quiet attitude. As with many coastal African resorts, much of it is open and covered with traditional structures, yet modernized. As the management stated, the resort is situated in such a way that you don't see many other guests, except for dinner or breakfast. There are many secluded private spaces to... More 

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thank you for your gracious review and describing our hotel as the relaxing place it is. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to recharge yourselves in relaxed solitude. More 

Buenos Aires
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn t like it at all. The service was really awful , if u were in the pool you have to go to the restaurant to ask for towels, or a drink or whatever you need. No one was never around the pool area. Also the restaurant when you order food you could be more than an hour waiting... More 

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

I am sorry you found the service slow, we actually pride ourselves on the speed of our service as all our food is made and cooked fresh to order. All our towels and pillows are regularly replaced. With regards to your request for more towels....I myself brought two fresh towels to your room and counted 11 towels in your room... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

cute hote, location and the sea not the best. Because of the high tides, there is no proper beach in front of the hotel. Also far from the bars and activitieds. if you need a quite family resort type of vacation it may be ok but not for people looking for beach and fun activities and mingle with people. also... More 

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

We are a quit hotel, but all the amenities are 10 mins walk away or a 2 minute taxi ride, which we would have happily arranged for you. There is not a lot I can do about the high tides, sorry. Thank you for taking the time write a review as we do take all our reviews very seriously to... More 

Oslo, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant place! Relaxed and green. A bit away from the tourist stress and overcrowd in Nungwi. A little old rooms, but well kept! Very nice straff. I miss This place alredy. The beach is under water at high tide, but it is nice with sunbeds om top of the small cliffs

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review I am actually glad that you miss the Zanzibari, it would be great to see you again one day. More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Fantastic hotel and the food was delicious. Great staff. Very quiet and just before xmas. Tourist comes just before and stay during xmas and newyear. Som mid December is a perfect time to visit the Island.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

great hotel with ample space to find a quiet spot to relax. We wish the restuarant was open for longer hours during the day, as we had a hard time getting lunch after we checked in. When the tide is in, there isnt much beach, however when its out, the beach is lovely

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and next time you should stay a little longer. Food is available most of the day. Thank you again for your review. More 

United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I wouldn't change a thing from this hotel except the wi-fi which was slow and poor connection but apart from that, the most amazing and breath taking place to stay. Very serene and incredible. Visit if you can

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I understand your frustration with regards the wi fi, but we are working on the problem which we believe is now sorted! Once again thank you for staying at the Zanzibari. More 

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