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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Resort has all possible amenities with high security and privacy. The only beach in Zanzibar with no acces to locals due to recif corner position. The villas offers exceleny accomodation with nice ocean view and privat pool. The staff is amongst the best I ever seen in Africa. The Chef is European and has international experience and knowledge. He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the location, the service, the food, and the design of this hotel-it ranks VERY high on my list of majestic places! The food at the hotel was so amazing, we weren't tempted to venture too far. It is incredibly luxurious and relaxing. Happy hour cocktails and appetizers are delightful on their beautiful jetty over the Indian Ocean. A great... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. Your review is so inspiring and am so honored that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us, and specially our food offering. Rest assured I will be sharing your valuable... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended Essque Zalu by our travel operator Yellow Zebra safaris. The hotel does not disappoint. The ocean is the first thing you notice. Turquoise water with gentle surf, the occasional fishing boat. The sand is like powder and stretches around the resort. The hotel pier is a great feature and includes seating and a bar and restaurant. We... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar, on the occasion of your honeymoon. I will be sure to thank Yellow Zebra Safaris for the recommendation. I was glad to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us... More 

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basal outlet breath taking. So beautiful. Unfortunately I can't comment on water sports, gym as all were closed and under renovations. We stayed in room 141 an upstairs room, which had a pool and sea view - I recommend it. The food and cocktails were never made the same but always tasty. A small menu both at jetty and pool... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us and in particular, the quality of our food offering. Please rest assured that I shall be sharing your most kind comments... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff who interact with genuine smiles. Well manicured gardens and brilliant upkeep overall. Great view. A tea /coffee maker in the room would have been great. But despite prior information and acknowledgement of the information each time we met by the front office being a vegetarian was a nightmare since we were compelled to take the single veg... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing with us your most valuable feedback pertaining your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was happy to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us and that you found our service to be friendly. I was however, concerned to learn about the difficulties you have experienced with regards to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect end to a safari in Tanzania, we flew to Zanzibar from mainland for 5 nights. Stunning hotel grounds, beautiful pool and a jetty sunset to die for! Spa very good and reasonable, and very relaxing. We had a garden view suite which was perfect for our needs - more like a flat with international TV in separate lounge and... More 

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay started with a very interactive wine tasting with a wine maker who was visiting, a real treat! The staff (especially waiter John) made the visit an incredible one. The staff are all very welcoming with great English skills (This makes a huge difference) The food is delicious, and based on my several visits, quality of food and service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had stayed with my friends at Essque Zalu for two nights. We were welcomed by a refreshing hibiscus drink (must have) and then escorted to our room. The room was basically a villa of our own overlooking the beach. The room was definitely spacious and so was the bathroom. Our stay was pleasant although we had a couple of... More 

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

Dear Reviewer Nadra59, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I was happy to read that you have enjoyed your welcome experience and the comfort and location of your Suite. On the other side, I was surprised to learn about your comments pertaining... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been to many places but Essque Zalu is one of a kind. Everything here is an eye catching moment. From the infinity pool, jetty, to the Spa. But what I find even more interesting, is the architectural aspect and design of this hotel. Not to ruin your surprise, its best to ask the GM or any senior staff for... More 

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

Dear Reviewer Ahmed K, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share with us your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with here at Essque Zalu. It was an absolute pleasure being your hosts and please rest assured I will be sharing your comments with the rest of the team, who I am sure will be delighted,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We booked our stay at Essque Zalu through Imagine Africa. The Essque Zalu was stunning!!!!! The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful, and friendly. From the beginning to the end, it was a very pleasant experience and highly memorable. We enjoyed every single moment whilst staying at Essque Zalu and highly recommend this place for anyone who... More 

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

Dear DovKa, 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. It was an absolute pleasure being your hosts and now the recipients of such a glowing review! Please rest assured that I will be sharing your most valued comments with the rest of... More 

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