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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. We based our choice for this accommodation on online reviews and the website of this hotel: we were looking for a nice 5* resort to unwind, with a good pool and a white sandy beach. Everything EZZ promised to be, and more: it would be 'an experience of a lifetime" (quote from... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for expressing your views on our services as we take all comments and suggestions into account. We want to create an environment that appeases our guests as much as possible and so we deeply regret not meeting up with your genuine expectations. We do have a tidal beach where it is possible to swim during... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service as i spent my 2nights at this hotel, rooms are clean and staff are friendly. It was my first time to be in Zanzibar and it was very good experience, food is good and good presentation as well as breakfast, the pool is lovely and clean. Cant wait to visit this place again. Siyabonga the whole team.

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

Thank you very much for sharing your complimenting review with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope we will have the opportunity to host you again for a longer period. Thanks again for taking the time to write a nice review. Greetings from Sunny Zanzibar. Kind Regards, The Essque Team More

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

This hotel is absolutely luxurious- the rooms, the decor, the service is all top notch. We were on our honeymoon and had half board and the restaurant on the pier is seriously good. The staff is so friendly and try their best to remember what you like and offer it to you without ordering. The location, however, is not the... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thanks for your great comments on TripAdvisor. It is with great pleasure that we got the opportunity to host you at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. We are delighted to read that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and the hospitality reached your expectations. We do have a tidal beach and the best way to manage this... 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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