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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 2 days ago
Delphiki London, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 8 nights as part of our honeymoon, and it was a lovely stay. The setting is absolutely amazing, from the lovely infinity swimming pool, sun beds that overlook the ocean, to the breath-taking jetty, which takes you out to the sea and provides wonderful views and amazing food. The rooms were clean, spacious and nicely decorated.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't stay there but we went to have lunch in the restaurant. This place is like what you see in a travel magazine, I have no words to describe the magic of this place. When you walk in you feel like a celebrity. The swimming pool area and restaurant on the sea are stunning! we couldn't ask for better... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Essque Zalu was our favorite hotel of our month-long stay in Tanzania. The service was friendly, the food was excellent, the atmosphere was relaxing, the grounds were well maintained, the bathroom was spacious, the bed comfortable... we really couldn't have asked for more!

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Landgraaf, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay 7 days at Essque Zalu, we enjoyed a lot, the Hotel, the service, the room and the food was simply excellent!!. The lunch on the Jetty bar was a beautiful experience; just sitting middle on the ocean, eating and enjoying the views … I simply love it! Thanks to all the staff that makes sure our holidays were... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very friendly resort and cozy one. Pity that we only spent two nights there but definately worthy of going back with longer stay. The only pity is that the hotel does not have long beach. beautiful sunset views. Good food.

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Zug, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the last ten days of our honeymoon at Essque Zalu and 90% of our stay was amazing. The staff was friendly, the food delicious, the infinity pool and the jetty breath-taking and the spa perfect. It was very quiet and therefore easy to relax. The suites are well-maintained and clean. The only problem we encountered was that the... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Hotel but take care with your bill... I never wished to give five stars so much... but during the check out the bill was added with a 4% tax for credit card (but I previously paid over the internet the full amount) also the extra for my kid was overcharge. What a pitty! Service was really wonderful, beside the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Essque Zalu as the final stop on our honeymoon having spent 3 nights on Safari in the Masai Mara and 4 nights in Pongwe (Zanzibar). It was time for some luxury and relaxation to end the most special time of our lives. Overall our stay was very enjoyable, the restaurant and bar staff were superb and we... 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 our property and please be advised that your constructive feedback has been shared with our top management. It is with deep regret that you experienced a mishap with booking the excursion. We agree that this is totally unacceptable please be advised that serious action has been taken on the hotelier who was... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second stop of our honeymoon following a 4 day safari and it was certainly a welcome sight. When you walk through from reception the building is just breathtaking and the hotel and grounds are beautifully kept. Essque is a special place and perfect for just relaxing and chilling around the stunning infinity pool. The Jetty is a... More

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

Thank you for the lovely compliments and sharing your beautiful experience with us. We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasant stay with us. We normally open the jetty at peak season and when it's weather permitting as it tends to get windy at times. We Will convey your compliments to Chef Jussi and the rest of our... More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nungwi has become a busy part of Zanzibar with hotels cheek to cheek - so Zalu gives you a wonderful sense of privacy and exclusivity away from beach boys, touts and other tourists! We loved the giant roof, and dedicated kid's club organiser Guni is a gem! He took the kids snorkelling with Green Turtles at the rehab centre nearby... More

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

Dear Jenni, Many thanks for your lovely comments - it was great to host you and your family. Many thanks for sharing the awesome pictures, I have shared some of them on facebook. Guni loved spending time with the boys. Our infinity and plunge pools are salt chlorinated, (not from seawater) which is far more economically friendly than using traditional... 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*
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Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove on the island’s north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean. Choose from 40 suites, all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Ensconce yourself in luxurious-styled spaces crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched Makuti roof. If you need extra space to spread out, try one of our nine expansive villas; 3 or 4 bedrooms. Stretch out in the spacious living room, rustle up a snack in your own kitchen or just chill in the privacy of your very own plunge pool. ... more   less 
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