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The Zanzibari

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nungwi Road, Nungwi 10437, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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london
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days after the exertions of our safari (16 of us!), very relaxing and peaceful. Staff could not be more friendly and food was fantastic (5 courses for dinner every night) Rooms were well kept and clean (we must have had the worlds highest bed - getting in was like high jumping) with fresh flowers every... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I visited Zanzibari beg of June. The hotel is typical African style, very clean, the food is really delicious, especially when you order Lunch. An excellent chef! All staff, even the gardener are always eager to help you in what you need. The view from our suite is priceless! We highly recommend this hotel to our friends and family who... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Been there in Aug/2013 for 3 days. The place is awesome and the view is priceless. Food was a pleasant surprise - they have an excellent chef. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Crew was friendly and helpful. The only issue was weak WiFi signal at our room. On our last day a technician came to fix it, so I hope... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I went to Zanzibar 26th April 2014 hotel is a 60 minutes drive from the ferry when I arrived my room was ready and dinner was ready they service a course meal small portions but very very tasty also the manger asked me if I have any dietary requirements and I told him that I am on a gluten free... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights as an extension option to a VJV holiday. The journey from Stone Town took about 90 minutes by road and gave us the opportunity to see more of the island and its activities. At the hotel we were given a lovely welcome by the manager, Mrisho. He like the rest of... More

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Sætre i Hurum, Buskerud, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were a group of 19 people who stayed at The Zanzibari 9 days in February. The hotel is nice, with a beautiful garden and great room. Facing the sea but it is bad for bathing because of tides and lack of beach. The location is far from the most important attractions of the island which provides increased travel time... More

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Doha, Qatar
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We spent a short holiday here (Feb 14) which was perfect due to the hotel staff, the cuisine, location and facilities. Everyone from the gardeners to the manager gave full attention to ensuring all guests had the perfect holiday. Nothing was too much trouble and many things were a lovely surprise. The food was amazing and I'm sorry we never... More

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Address: Nungwi Road, Nungwi 10437, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zanzibari 4*
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