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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Nungwi, Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Vestby, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Well I must say, the first impressions are eye-popping, mainly because the place is so much nicer than the pictures indicate on their own website. Everything (almost) is absolutely perfect from the amazing rooms (luxury huts) to the food to the friendliness of the staff. The resort is huge yet there are always quiet places to find; my partner and... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We are thoroughly pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we had the honor of making your honeymoon memorable. Will be sure to share your enthusiastic and positive comments with the rest of the team. Makes all our efforts worth the while and just further motivates us to strive for the best customer services.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I chose Zalu for its stellar TripAdvisor reviews and I can only add mine to the pile - this is a sensational place to stay. The location and views are eye-popping. The architecture and accommodation are beautiful. The food is top-notch, and the staff are simply some of nicest people you will ever meet. It's not a cheap place, but... More 

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

Dear Michael, Thank you for your positive review. Highlighting the best qualities of our hotel and services. Should you find your way back to Zanzibar, it would be a pleasure to host you again. Kind Regards, Julia Spry More 

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Essque Zalu for 10 nights after a 5 day safari. We had completed 5 flights of varying lengths over the last 6 days and were ready to relax. On arrival at Zanzibar airport, we were greeted promptly by our driver who took us to the hotel. The journey was 1h10mins from the airport to... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, From our location, to spacious rooms, friendly service, good food, personal catering to our guests preference and our Spa. We thank you for noting all of these in your review and we would like nothing else than to have you come back. We truly appreciate it. We are very proud of all our hoteliers, who take it... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is just something taken out of a brochure (the pictures are true) The architecture is spectacular and rooms are very spacious 3 restaurants and 3 bars available (from the Jetty with swim ware to the fine dinning) Walk to the town of Nungwi and discover as well the fisher men/women going to sea to catch yellow fin tuna etc... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review and ratings regarding your recent stay at Essque Zalu. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to the possibility of welcoming you next time your travels bring you to Zanzibar. Best Regards, Julia Spry & The Essque Team More 

Bolton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The hotel stands tall on the north coast of zanzibar, a beautiful yet grand wooden framed sail shaped structure. The rooms we're beautiful, spacious and had views right across the ocean. We stayed in an ocean view bungalow - just set back on the second row. The food was out of this world and the service and friendliness of the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Essque Zalu Spa & Resort - We are thrilled that you enjoyed the property and services offered. Correct - it is always advisable to book excursion from the excursion desk using reliable registered ground handlers. However, walking along side is not unsafe - you would get the local crowds trying to sell... More 

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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:
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