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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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, Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a really great place with a nice private beach and private. Would recommend for those who are looking for something relaxing. The rooms are basically small apartment with really comfortable beds. The food is amazing. The owner of the place is Italian and you can really notice it in the food. You can still get a nice mix between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the tail end of our family volunteer trip to Tanzania we visited Zanzibar - a magical place we visited 20 years before. Travelling with my mother-in-law we settled on a higher end resort and Essque Zalu Zanzibar was a very fine choice. Totally relaxing and a great place to decompress. The pier is breathtaking and the pool is magnificent.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 3 couples, each in a waterfront chalet at over US$600 per night per couple, reserved through Booking.com. During our stay in the third week of July, the hotel was somewhere between 30% - 40% capacity (I asked). Location: Magnificent setting: quiet ocean at low tide, when you can walk far out toward the distant coral reef, lovely crashing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ambience, food, rooms and service oh my. Just simply awesome and amazing place. Was there for our honeymoon in 2014 and the experience was simply excellent. The art room is magnificent but the hotel needs to fix the broken piano.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share with us your most valuable feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. We were very happy to read your review, and are glad that we could contribute to making your trip to Zanzibar a great experience. Thank you once again for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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 July 5, 2015

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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