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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriend and I visited Essque Zalu in May of 2015, during "rainy"/low season. Great decision. Not only was rain kept to a minimum (apart from one full day that didn't taper out until the evening), we had the place almost to ourselves. This led to phenomenal service from all of the staff - from checking in on us by... More 

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Portland, Maine
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our recent two day stay at Essque Zalu resort hotel on Zanzibar left us less than impressed. It is a new property with imposing external appearance. It is cut off from its surroundings by high walls and rolling gates. Inside the resort it is sterile and dull. The 'garden' rooms are dark and depressing. Staff is friendly, but not well... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were not staying at the hotel however utilised the restaurant here for most of our dinners while on Zanzibar! We ordered cocktails during happy hour and received so many complimentary nibbles/canapes we almost weren't hungry for dinner! The fish was perfectly cooked and everything else was delicious. The service was also second to none! Well done to the team... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed here 5 nights and everyday was amazing. The staff is very friendly, the food is amazing. There are two restaurants in the hotel and both of them are great. Our room was immense, very comfortable. I strongly recommend this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a day at this resort and had a great lunch with excellent service. Its the second time here and service and quality has been consistent. The only thing the resort really lacks is a good beach though there is one when the tide is out. However, its pretty cool to swim off the pier and then chill on the... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I I was delighted to learn that you have enjoyed, yet again, your experience at the Resort and I will be sure to share your kind comments with the team, who will, no doubt, be happy to be the recipients of... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently contacted the team at Essque Zalu (soon to be rebranded into the per Aquum group) to make a booking for my partner and i to return once again, but also, so that we could celebrate our planned engagement from the night before our booking. The team did an amazing job and really pulled out all the stops to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback, following your recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience and you can rest assured that I shall be sharing your most kind words to the team who has helped to make this occasion a memorable experience, as all the... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are eternal honeymooners and have our fair share of experience with 5 star resorts in exotic places (Caribeans, French Polynesia, Greek Islands, Tanzania). Essque Zalu exceeded our expectations from every perspective. We were there in October 2015, just after the recent management change. The rooms are spacious, refreshing and modern but charming at the same time... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback, following your recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us and, in particular, our Food and Beverage offering, the Spa services and our special nights at the Jetty. I shall be passing your comments to the team, who will,... More 

New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 7 days in January 2013. We appreciated the service, the freshly cut flowers on the bed for our arrival and the food of both restaurants. The setting was great with a beautiful infinity pool and a tasteful mix and design and traditional styles. A few things could be improved though. Back in these days the access to the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback, following your recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was happy to read that you have enjoyed your experience in terms of the service provided as well as our food offering at our restaurants. On the other hand, I was concerned to learn that you were inconvenienced by the... More 

San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I'll caveat that Zanzibar and this resort are likely like visiting Mexico during it's early tourism industry - not bad by any means, but everyone is definitely still learning the ropes. Service was great but not what you'd expect from a 5-start experience you can get at others. The rooms were nice, but nothing special/extravagant (the beds are not comfortable).... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was glad to hear that you have enjoyed our food offering throughout the resort's restaurants. I will be sure to share your kind comments with our Culinary Team who I am sure will... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Top quality, service, staff, facilities (pools, piers, rooms, excellent resto menu/food & very decent prices), and upkeep. Compared to other upscale options on the island, this is one of the best price/quality deals.

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I I was delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your experience at the Resort and I will be sure to share your kind comments with the team, who will, no doubt, be happy to be the recipients of such praise.... More 

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