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Melia Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To start with, I have to say that my rating is more for the effort than the quality. But please don`t get me wrong - only some details should be taken care of and I`m pretty sure they will be. I`ve never met a more open management than at Melia Zanzibar. With such attitude - they`re condemned to success. We... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel location and the surroundings are amazing. The staff is very friendly and they know how to pampered the guest. The selection of food is excellent. A great place to relax and enjoy the island.

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Nicolas K, Director General at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your much appreciated comments. We look forward welcoming you back soon to one of our Melia Hotels. Best regards, Nicolas König | General Manager More

Volendam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In may we first went on a 8 day safari trip in Tanzania before we flew to Zanzibar. From the airport to the resort it is a +/- 50/60 minute drive. The resort is beautiful. The hotel is trendy and everything is very clean. The rooms are great! We've seen the garden view room which was already a very nice... More

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Nicolas K, Director General at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the time spent in reporting your feedback about your stay at Melia Zanzibar during last May. After your journey in Tanzania, you made the right choice to stay with us to recover and experience our service. Thank you for your kind appreciation regarding the Resort’s facilities, the comfort & luxury of the rooms and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a honeymoon spent on Kilimanjaro and Safari, ending it on media was perfect. The staff where so friendly and helpful, the garden was beautiful and pleasant to walk around. The food was of high quality and the different themes was much appreciated. We also had a couple treatment which was wonderful. Even at the airport when we ran into... More

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Nicolas K, General Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments! It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife during your stay at the hotel. I was delighted to be able to assist you at the airport and I hope your "return to reality" was not to hard... Wishing you all the best for your new life as married couple. Warmest regards to both... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for six nights. The hotel is set on a cliff above a gorgeous reef and very close to endless white sand beaches (in both directions). The grounds are very large and green making it super easy to relax. The staff are all very helpful and went out of their way to ensure we had a brilliant stay.... More

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Nicolas K, General Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest, We would like to thank you for the precious time you dedicated in sharing your feedback about your six nights spent in Melia Zanzibar. Be ensured that I will share your positive remarks with all the employees, who will be very proud to know that they made your stay so special! We look forward to welcome you... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 5 nights here to round off a 2 week holiday in Tanzania. The hotel is modern and situated about 1 hour from the airport at Stonetown and the main complex as you arrive is large and stylish. The rooms are very well appointed and have approx 11 rooms to a block - all with balconies, the beds have... More

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Nicolas K, General Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedbacks related to your 5 day stay in Melia Zanzibar. It has been a great pleasure for us to welcome you in our Resort during your holiday in Tanzania. We are pleased to read that you have been overall impressed by the Hotel & rooms’ facilities and our varied dining options, considering our... More

Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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39 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I generally avoid using superlatives to describe my travel experiences. The more apt someone is to describe something as the "best" or "greatest," the less likely I am to trust his overall judgment – and I don't want to be one of those people. With this having said, I can state that the Melia Zanzibar is the best hotel we... More

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Nicolas K, General Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share on Tripadvisor your experience at Melia Zanzibar, which you define the best hotel you ever stayed at. We are pleased to realize that you appreciated our touches and kindness, starting from the warm welcome you received coming from your tiring safari experience and all the... More

Hasselt, Belgium
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was simply amazing! Great rooms with a huge bathroom indoor and outdoor showers. Dinner was extremely well with à lot of variety! Of you go to Zanzibar and have any doubts of which hotel to stay, this Ine should be your choice!

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Nicolas K, Director General at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Esteemed Guest, Thank you very much for sharing on Tripadvisor your experience at Melia Zanzibar. I am absolutely delighted to know that you appreciated our room & bathroom’s comfort and have enjoyed our varied dinner options. It is a pleasure to know that you had a great time with us, and thank you for considering Melia Zanzibar as your place... More

Arusha, Tanzania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has changed ownership and names as it is common with many hotels... First impression is a lovely front office, stylish, chick with amazing staff... It gets better with immaculate well kept gardens and well maintained walkways. The dinning and meals couldn't have been better! The rooms! Sadly the bedrooms are somewhat on the smaller side, and would have... More

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Nicolas K, General Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, I would like to thank you for having chosen Melia Zanzibar for your stay in Unguja Island and for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our employees’ warmth & professionalism, our luxuriant gardens and the varied gastronomic offers. On the other side, since we do take the comfort... More

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

We recently stayed in the Melia for our honeymoon following a safari and we didn't want to leave! Like many of the reviews we found the food excellent - a wide variety of choice and we loved the themed nights at spice (esp Asian and Swahili at the beach), the food at the beach, pool and jetty bar was also... More

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Nicolas K, General Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for the precious time spent in sharing your experience at Melia Zanzibar. Let me express our gratitude for choosing our Hotel to celebrate your honeymoon, indeed it is the perfect choice to relax and pamper yourself after the safari! We are very grateful for your nice words about our services, employee’s kindness &... More

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Address: P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kiwengwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Zanzibar 5*
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Also Known As:
Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Kiwengwa

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The Melia Hotel and Resort is the Zanzibar's leading international resort, situated on the north-east coast of the island. Melia Zanzibar is built on a 40 acre estate with a beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300 meters long, situated at the very end of the property to procure the perfect combination with nature. The resort is ringed by a natural coral reef, making bathing a relaxing and safe experience. The hotel is perfect destination for honeymoon or wedding vacations as well as meetings & incentives. ... more   less 
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