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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Moshi, Tanzania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and My fiance stayed here at room 15 that was sea facing. it was a lovely hotel spread with individual chalets and good space. I was very happy with the colors and design of the bath room. I loved the food as well. I would love to stay here again soon.

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, our food offering at our restaurants. Please rest assured that I shall be sharing your most kind comments with our Chef, who... More 

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for 2 nights. I can say this is one of the best hotels located in northern cost of Zanzibar - Nungwi. Love the architecture of the hotel and the setup of rooms. They are well decorated and room service is pretty good. Salt water infinity edge pool is fabulous. There is no sand beach at the hotel.... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Maheshdf, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, that you have enjoyed our salt water pool, the rooms and our Food and Beverage offering. I was however, sorry to hear... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exquisite attention to detail. All staff were faultless in their want to make our stay unforgettable. Nothing was too much for our personal Butler, Edger. Sublime in every way. Although maybe more suited to couples children are made to feel so welcome and are treated superbly well.

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, the service provided to you by your Butler, Edgar. Please rest assured that I shall pass your most kind comments to him,... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 5 stayed at Essque Zalu over the long May Day weekend together with another family and we had a wonderful time. Our hotel suite was spacious enough to accommodate all five of us thanks to the king size bed and a double pull-out bed in the lounge. Best of all are the views from the pool area,... More 

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Muneroki, Karibu!! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, the service provided at the Kids Club by my colleague Neema. Please rest assured that I shall share your most kind... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Essque was all that the previous reviewers have stated. It was extremely quiet this week, which suited me perfectly. The staff are gracious, helpful and there when you need them. The villas are huge, well designed and with all the basics you need. The pool is spectacular, the jetty is a great spot to watch the sunset and the food... More 

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Guy K, Asante Sana! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, about our food offering across our Food and Beverage outlets. It is an honor to be the recipients of... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Returned from a 5 night stay a week ago. A really enjoyable experience. The hotel was not fully occupied when we were there and the ratio of staff to guests was high - the service by the staff throughout the hotel was superb and due to the relatively small size of this hotel (compared to larger ones where we have... More 

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear "242Paul", Karibu Sana! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your valued and extensive feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We believe that holidays make for the most enjoyable and memorable moments and... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon in August 2013, it was wonderfully relaxing. There was enough going on to keep us occupied for 5 days without leaving the resort/beach (which is unheard of for us), but it was quiet enough to properly relax and recover from the wedding and 6 amazing but long days on safari in Tanzania!... More 

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear "Alexandra H", Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your honeymoon spent at Essque Zalu in August 2013. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, about our food offering across our Food and Beverage outlets as well as the service you enjoyed at the Resort. It is an... More 

Valletta, Malta
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had heard and I had seen pictures BUT what I found was far better and my expectations were exceeded. I will return to enjoy the rooms service food and the Spa. It was magical. Thank you,.for a perfect Retreat. Charlie.EU

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Charlie, Karibu!! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, about the service provided at our Spa and that you have enjoyed the privacy and stunning views from our Sea Front Suites!... More 

Dorking
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

9 days in January, whats not to love, amazing weather, stunning location fabulous food and the hotel staff were exceptionally helpful and accommodating. It was our 25th anniversary and a special private dining experience was arranged with champagne and a cake! Fantastic will definitely be back

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Jayne K, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar, on the occasion of your 25th wedding anniversary. I was delighted to read your comments and, in particular, the Private Dining Experience arranged for you, in order to celebrate the auspicious... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at that beautiful hotel. Rooms, Service and Food were outstanding. It's the perfect place if you're looking for a relaxing time. The pool area was phenomenally with its view on the ocean. Because the hotel is right at the ocean it was always windy, which is perfect because it doesn't feel that hot then.

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Max, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us at the Resort and in particular, lounging at our pool area. We are in fact working to make... More 

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