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The Zanzibari

#10 of 18 Hotels in Nungwi
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Nungwi Road, Nungwi 10437, Tanzania
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and clean place with tasty food but I was not happy when I went there to have my lunch from a neighboring hotel. I was told that sea food platter costs $10 as per the menu but to my surprise when the food was ready the supervisor sent the waiter to us saying the food costs $20 per head... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This hotel is a bit of a jaunt from the airport and Stonetown but absolutely worth it. The hotel is spotlessly clean, beautifully maintained and staffed with delightful people. Infinity pool is a joy, beach is exquisite (old coral reef to traverse before sea becomes deeper and a darker blue) and the Spa is to die for - you relax... More 

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, General Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Dear Hilary, Thank you very much for the review we really appreciate. All The Zanzibari team wish you all the best and may be one day we will meat again at The Zanzibari. Thank you again. More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed here for three nights after a brilliant Safari experience with Good Earth Tours. The hotel is set at the Northeren end of Nungwi. The staff are brilliant, the rooms are nice & it is a fantastic set up for a few days of relaxation. It sets itself up for lovely long walks along the beach...and it's beautiful!..to sample... More 

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, General Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Dear Shaz , Thank you very much, We appreciate for the feedback, we really miss the time we spend together at The Zanzibari. On be half of The Zanzibari team. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed here after a holiday in Tanzania and a couple of days in Stone Town. We had a wonderfully relaxing time. All the staff, the gardeners and pool boy through to the manager, did everything they could to make our stay amazing, from the flowers in the room on a daily basis, to the cleanliness everywhere and the really... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Really friendly staff who do everything they can to help make your holiday special. Everywhere was immaculate and the food really good. Such a beautiful location it really did feel like paradise. Swimming pool overlooking the sea was really nice.

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Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

About an hour and 20 minutes north of the capital, Zanzibari is down a small track and sits very unobtrusively. The Zanzibari is owned by Tent With a View, who also own Sable Mountain Lodge in the Selous Game Reserve (one of my top5 places to stay, ever!) The welcome is immediate and warm, with a cool juice offered while... More 

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

this is a quiet out of the way hotel (an hour from the airport) on the north coast of the island. Rooms were clean and nicely decorated and serviced. Common areas nicely landscaped with a small pool, large eating area. Food and service was excellent. Each evening you are presented with a choice of several entree's all of which were... More 

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went to Zanzibari expecting that the hotel looks at least close to the pictures on website. It did not and we had to move the same night of our arrival to a different hotel and spend other money. Our room, “suite frangipane”, was dirty and filled with 70's era furniture and the place smelled very badly. When we asked... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We spent three nights at the Zanzibari and wished we could have stayed for longer. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home thanks to the warm welcome we received from the hotel's manager, Mrisho and his team of staff. Our room (the Bustani Suite) was beautiful and very spacious, the views of the incredibly turquoise sea from the... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed at the Zanzibari for 6 nights. We weren't picked up on time from the airport, not sure if this was our travel agency or the hotel's mistake though. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by the manager and although a huge group had just arrived as well, we weren't forgotten. We filled out our registration and discovered... More 

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