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Melia Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Ranked #3 of 10 hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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George, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the most special holiday at this resort, we stayed for 10 days. The rooms were lovely, spacious and very comfortable. Huge bathrooms, and we loved the outdoor shower on the ground floor unit. The food was outstanding .. a wonderful variety .. endless! Healthy if you choose to be. Loved being able to choose from a few different... More

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Opwijk, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights during our honeymoon. The initial start was somewhat disappointing. We had some issue with the bathroom in our first room. We went to the reception to complain about the room. The guy at the reception refused to call the manager in duty. However, when we returned and the manager heard about... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great hotel with vers SARL welcome. Rooms are spacious, very comfortable and extremely quite. Also enjoyed the large bathroom. All restaurants provided great food, especially loved the fish restaurant. Beach is very nice, a bit far away from the main hotel but the shuttle service with the karts works well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has excellent conditions and very nice staff. I just stayed 7 nights at the hotel and everything was just fine, however I still believe there's some room for improvement to make it even better. Location: If you want to know the more of the Zanzibar capital, then this hotel is a little far to go there very often,... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedbacks and opinions about your recent stay at Melia Zanzibar. We do highly value our guests’ comments in order to constantly improve our quality of service we are striving to offer. The resort is situated in the heart of Kiwengwa, where one of the nicest beach on... More

Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort itself and the overall experience is amazing... The place is like heaven. We would have loved to extend our stay but had to get back to real life. Me and my wife had the opportunity to stay in the villa at The Level and the Romantic Pavillion and they were both amazing. Great hospitality and management. The food... More

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

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for the precious time you dedicated in sharing your opinions about your much appreciated stay in Melia Zanzibar. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your experience with us by staying in our large villa and stunning Pavilion with unbeatable see view. Thank you for your kind appreciation regarding our... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Melia Zanzibar, Gabi beach was stunning, fantastic setting. Some of the staff didn't understand English well but tried there best to give you what you wanted. Quite a few different places to eat so you don't get bored with menu.

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

Dear Valued Guest, we wish to thank you for the time spent in reporting your feedback as to your recent stay at Melia Zanzibar. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in our Resort and that you have been astonished by Gabi Beach setting, landscape and our food variety, which is one of the greatest asset of... More

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Melia is situated in a very large area on a cliff that gradually goes down to the beach. Privacy is secured. The environment is absolutely unique, because it merges gorgeous colourful vegetation with the white sand; staff is excellent, very kind; very pleasant German junior manager; food exquisite, large variety and fresh. Big rooms with all you need. Lovely natural... 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 feedback as to your recent stay at Melia Zanzibar. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your experience while visiting such a unique Island, and you were astonished by its wild and gorgeous nature, its colours and our amazing Gabi Beach. We are pleased to... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed at the top end 1 bed pool villa. It is the most disappointing villa we have ever stayed at. Problems with bathroom plumbing, daily house keeping that went on for hours but still did not clean the room or replenish supplies and most of all the high cost of the room given the standards made this stay disappointing.

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Alessandra N, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions about your recent stay at Melia Zanzibar. I do express my sincere apology for the inconvenient occurred during your stay in one of our Villas. Please, be ensured that all the departments directly involved have been already informed, in order to sort out the issues and avoid them... More

Nairobi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I was at the Melia with my partner for the weekend. Though the hotel is really far from the town, I really enjoyed the great service and attention. The staff were welcoming and courteous and the food was very good. Great place to go to for some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.... More

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Alessandra N, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for having chosen Melia Zanzibar to spend a weekend in Unguja Island, as well as for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We are really glad to know that you enjoyed your experience in our Resort, a relaxing and peaceful oasis in the heart of Kiwengwa. We truly appreciate... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

For my whole trip this was the hotel I was excited about and it was such a let down. When we arrived they had no record of our booking. Although I cant be sure if this was the hotels fault or the travel company we booked through it was just a bad start to the trip. The manager told us... More

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Alessandra N, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your time on writing your review about your recent stay at Melia Zanzibar in June 2014. It is a really pleasure for all the team hear that you appreciated our varied and rich breakfast buffet, the dinner at Spices Restaurant, the wood oven pizza at Gabi Beach, the tapas at Jetty restaurant and the 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa #3 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa #3 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa #3 Luxury Hotel in 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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