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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Nungwi, 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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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 

Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Spent a fantastic 2 nights with my partner. Food was exceptional, evening drinks on the jetty memorable, the bar itself is well stocked with a stunning backdrop. Service was beyond reproach except for breakfast the morning we left. Short staffed led to delayed service.

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

Dear PatrickGillesFoy, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for your taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu. I was happy to read your comments and to learn that, for the most part, you have enjoyed your experience with us. I was however, concerned to read that you experienced delays at... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Essque Zalu, Zanzibar is situated on the northern tip of the island in a very large area on a cliff that gradually goes down to the beach. Privacy is secured. The environment is absolutely unique staff are excellent, very kind; very pleasant general manager; food exquisite, large variety and fresh. Big rooms with all you need. Lovely natural aquarium at... More 

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

Dear Mohamed A, Karibu! Thank you ever so much for your taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was extremely delighted to read your fantastic comments and, in particular, your praise towards our food offering. Please rest assured that I will be sharing your comments with the team,... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed at the hotel over the New Year period. After our flight delay we arrived at the hotel and thankfully we managed to get a delicious meal (the first of many). The hotel is set on the coast and it has a pier that breezes into the sea, the beautiful crystal blue, Indian Ocean. I spent a few days... More 

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

Dear Reviewer "Jiji B", 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 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 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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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer "Gina O", Asante Sana! Thank you ever so much for your taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu. I was extremely delighted to read your fantastic comments and, specially, how you enjoyed your experience at the Jetty! Please rest assured that I will be sharing your comments with... More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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

Dear Reviewer "Nicole E", Asante Sana. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was extremely delighted to read your fantastic comments and, specially, when you described your experience as "WOW"! What a great privilege to be the recipients of such outstanding praise! Please rest assured... More 

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