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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Nungwi, Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful quiet hotel just a short walk away from the busy centre of Nungwi. A perfect base to explore Nungwi and all its attractions from. I highly recommend sundowners on the jetty, a really pretty view! At low tide you can enjoy long walks on the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! That was my first impression of this hotel. We arrived around 11pm after an exhausting trip. We were starving, tired and irritable. This all turned around on arrival. We were greeted with a big warm welcome and told the chef was waiting for us for dinner....we went straight to the restaurant for a three course meal whilst they took... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed during a high season period, on the upside; this is a very well decorated,finished and locates hotel. They have family villas with a pool ideal for families and groups. The views are serene and very good to bring out some relaxation in you. Very large pool and good depth, though, the water used is salty - something to watch... More 

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beit yanai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived for a day at the pool and this hotel is amazing - Wow The pool, the sea, the service the rest - just Wow If you get a chance I think it's a great place to stay at ;) All the rooms are not far from the sea and pool and the villa in front of the sea... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights after our safari in the Serengeti. It was simply amazing! The staff is incredibly friendly, the food was delicious, and the pool is the most beautiful pool I have ever seen! We stayed in one of the huts by the water. It was very nice and peaceful. As otehrs mentioned at times we felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

There are good hotels in northern Zanzibar, but Essque Zalu proves to be the best value for money, compared with the others. The location of the hotel is very good, with the only notable downside being the lack of a sandy beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

One of the nicest beach accommodations I've ever stayed at. Perfect for after Kilimanjaro. Amazing pool. Staff very hospital. Rooms clean and comfortable. Bathroom layout perfect for two people. Water pressure in the shower was good. Restaurant food was probably above average to very good for Zanzibar. Did venture into town but was a bit of a trek. For sure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Hotel is beautiful and our stay was memorable except the last night/day. Dry cleaning person tried to hustle my wife to pay cash at room to avoid paying $84 at checkout. The checkout numbers were wrong and personnel seemed not to understand how to fix the discrepancy with the final bill. One of my friends was also hustled to settle... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What is frustrating is this place has so much potential but if you class yourself as 5* with 5* pricing then the experience needs to match The Good One day we ordered a soft boiled egg at breakfast and ended up with a hot, but raw ‘boiled’ egg, but on the whole the food was very good. The slight disappointment... More 

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Essque_Zalu, Director of Sales at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for taking time to air your dissatisfaction regarding your recent stay. We apologize for our restaurant not meeting your expectations on that one very rare occasion. As it happens we are very proud to mention that Rose, our sous-chef, has won the Tanzania’s chef challenge of where I believe you’ve had the pleasure of indulging in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Only had lunch here, but hotel is exceptionally beautiful. Service and food were great while enjoying one of the best views in zanzibar. Staff is really friendly and thus strong recommendation to visit!

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Address: Nungwi, Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Essque Zalu Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Nungwi
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#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi

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