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Melia Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We split a seven night package between the Melia and the Hideaway since we wanted to experience both sides of the island and I wish I stayed all seven nights at this property. The full board option was excellent making every meal a unique and amazing experience. With the options of a variety of places ON the property to eat,... More

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

Dear Guest, We wish to express our gratitude for taking the time to report on Tripadvisor your pleasant stay in our Resort. Thank you for your nice comments regarding the All Inclusive package within our varied food options and for your kind remark referred to our employees. We are very pleased to realize that you appreciated our touches & attention... More

The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Both my boyfriend and me decided for this amazing resort and we are trully happy for our decision. We are in fact still staying here, all together for 12 nights in one of few pavilions this hotel offers. Its the best choice ever! As we both love water sports, we enjoy kite-surfing during windy days (take shoes with you), we... More

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

Dear Guest, we wish to thank you for the time spent in reporting your opinions as to your recent stay in Melia Zanzibar. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your experience with us by staying in one of our stunning Romantic Pavilion with breathtaking Ocean view. Thank you for your kind appreciation regarding our All inclusive Premium... More

Kiwengwa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here twice the past 2 years and return because we love this place! ! Will return again! I would recommend this resort for families also with children. The food is amazing, the staff is very friendly and responsive and the pool/beach is the best around!

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Nicolas K, General Manager 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 we were able to gain your trust and surprise you& your family in each of your two stay with us thanks to our high quality services and our employees warmth & professionalism. It is a pleasure to know... More

Warsaw, Poland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to thank you for having chosen Melia Zanzibar to spend your holiday in the Island, as well as for taking the time to share your feedbacks on Tripadvisor. Your long and details feedbacks has been much appreciated by my team and me. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions.... More

Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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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

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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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