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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nungwi, Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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dubai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is breathtaking, with skillful and artistic finishes. When you walk in, the sense of tranquility sets in. The restaurant is well set and the menu offers excellent variety. The staff is courteous and very helpful. There is an amazing jetty that offers and excellent option for an early morning stroll or nice evening sun-downer. Worth a stay, you... More

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london
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baobab trees, hammocks, cocktails watching sunsets and wild clouds, incredible architecture and steps onto the beach. Staff were sweet but the wine portions are like the spa-below average. Why do some hotels insist on their own putrid promotional content on the TV? The marketing manager did not rectify a mistake despite introducing herself at your dinner and watch out for... More

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

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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