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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nungwi, Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Philippe L Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved that place !! Although they don't really have a beach in front of hotel (because full of rocks and sea urchins !), you should just walk 20mn to the South and lay down an unexpected fabulous crystal-clear-water pristine-white-sand beach !! At low tide, it is at least 2kms long, and this is paradise on earth. If you don't... More

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

Dear Phillipe, Thank you for your kind words and helpful feedback about your recent stay at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Our beach is tidal however, you can take a dip in the turquoise ocean from either of the two access points of the pier/jetty. Another option is to walk 10/15 mins on the beach strip to a wider beach where you... More

Leatherhead
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Zanzibar holiday at Essque Zalu was lovely although, slightly too fussy for our liking. We like a rather more informal hotel but we couldn't fault the attentiveness of the staff. The food was a challenge for children although the chef was very accommodating. The only real 'down' was a local wedding party at the hotel whose behaviour and language... More

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

Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely comment. The Essque concept is Barefoot Luxury with an Afro Chic element. We are flexible and mostly cater to our guest preferences. With Regards to Children's meals, Chef is always available to arrange and cater to their dietary requirements and preferences. We are glad to hear that he... More

Enschede NL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Essque Zalu Zanzibar is about perfect. Located in the north of Unguja (Zanzibar is the combination of the bigger island Unguja and Pemba) offers 9 villas and 27 suites. The suite we stayed in was fantastic: sitting room, bedroom and bathroom are spacious and with all the comfort you'd wish. Furthermore you've got an extra dressing area with lots of... More

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

Thank you very much for sharing your 5 star review and the details of the excellent personalized service in which we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sunny Greetings from Unguja and The Essque Team. More

Hampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Essque Zalu for part of our honeymoon and would absolutely recommend this place...the hotel itself is amazing in terms of location, service and design. The rooms are basically your own little villa with a private area at the front which is perfect. The pool is great with the views out to the beautiful ocean. Food is also... More

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

Dear Tim, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments following your stay with us. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it has been an experience to remember. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the meals prepared for you and trips to the pier/jetty (its my favorite location... More

San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had mixed experiences with this hotel. The hotel is breathtakingly beautiful, there is no doubting that. Also, the staff genuinely tries hard to give you an amazing service. But there are several instances where they severely fell short in their endeavor: 1. We checked in at 1AM in the night. We had already informed the hotel in advance and... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From enjoying a lovely lunch in the outdoor restaurant platform over the Sea, to dinner at the Fine Dining restaurant, the food and service have proved to be truly superb. I can see this remaining at the top of the tree...

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

Greetings from Sunny Zanzibar! It is with great pleasure to receive a lovely comment. Our food is one of our strongest points and we are proud winners of the Tanzania Chef Challenge 2014 taking the 1st & 2nd position. We look forward to cooking you sumptuous meals on your next visit and providing you with excellent services. Warm Regards, The... More

dubai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a stunning place and fabulous hotel , everything in there makes You want to stay in the hotel and not leave. The stay there it makes you forget all your problems. Staff are very nice and the food is just an amazing surprise every time. It's a place to visit

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

Dear Moses, Thank you for your lovely comments and we are delighted to read that you had a great stay with us - It is always a pleasure and great motivator to our hoteliers to receive great comments. It is our hope that we will be able to host you again in the near future. Best Regards, Essque Team More

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

We spent 2 weeks at Zalu ... we were originally concerned that it might be too long in one place, but absolutely loved it. The design of the hotel is elegant with a sense of space as well as intimacy. We found the location great - close enough to walk to Nungwi along beach or road, but also far enough... More

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

Dear Helen, Many thanks for your lovely review - We are glad to read that you had a lovely time. I enjoyed your short evening chats when I came by to see if everything was alright. Hope you arrived back safe and have gotten over the holiday blues. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Warm... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left our villa at Matemwe to have cocktails, lunch and spend the afternoon at Zalu. On arrival we unfortunately received a somewhat 'chilly' welcome from a guy we assume was the manager on duty. Although this was perhaps understandable given that we were day visitors for lunch and we had our children with us, there are more diplomatic ways... More

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

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the meal and services offered at the restaurant. I have passed on your compliments to the food & beverage department, who are always pleased to receive positive feedback. We have followed up with the team to ensure that all guest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Zalu for four nights and it was fabulous. The buildings have a great design, the beach and swimming pools are fantastic and the staff is very friendly and attentive! The breakfast is awesome and the food at night really good and with lots of variations. The seafood platter is a must. There are just two points of... 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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