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Melia Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best hotel at zanzibar . Perfect services , clean rooms , very nice location , delicious various food and frindely staff . My kids like staying here sooooo much they are dreaming of coming here again .

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

Esteemed guest, We wish to thank you for the time spent in reporting your feedback about your recent stay at Melia Zanzibar. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your experiences with us while visiting such this beautiful Island. Your kind appreciations will be shared with our employees. We will be pleased welcoming you back or enjoy on of... More

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible honeymoon destination. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Great service. Well maintained. Food is a real highlight, breakfast, lunch and dinner, we recommend full board and the seafood risotto is really great. We stayed for seven days and will definitely return.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for the time spent in sharing your opinions about your experience in Melia Zanzibar and for having chosen our hotel for your honeymoon. It is a pleasure to know that you spent your honeymoon by staying with us enjoying the Hotel’s facilities, our varied gastronomic offer throughout all the outlets… we are very glad to... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dont look any further - it its "the" Hotel in Zanzibar - nice resort, people are super friendly, the Restaurants are great ( we had a bit of fear since it is an all inclusive, but you have several choices - from the SPICES restaurant with its themed buffets - Indian night a delight - and the Jetty lounge with... More

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

Esteemed Guest, We would like to thank you for the precious time you dedicated in sharing your feedbacks about your much-appreciated stay in Melia Zanzibar. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your wedding anniversary celebration with us by spending 5 days in one of our Villas, including the butler service and the All Inclusive Premium Package. Thank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rest place to unwind after a Mt. Kili hike, but it's really really far away from NYC and I likely won't be back. The wait staff was very professional and we upgraded to all inclusive for a nominal amount which made it fantastic. We didn't leave the hotel as the town can be dangerous and I wasn't going to risk... More

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Nicolas K, General Manager 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. After your journey by the Kilimanjaro, you make the right choice to stay with us to recover and experience our service. Thank you for your kind appreciation of our All Inclusive offer and the employees professionalism. Looking forward to welcome you back... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing resort. Staff were rude at check-in (snidely criticising us for not paying for an overpriced suite), they tried to blackmail us into paying for an airport transfer that they implied was free, and the food was truly foul. I'm comfortable staying in dirty and cheap backpacker places, but when one pays a respectable amount of money for a... More

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

Dear customer, thank you for the comment sent from your stay last year, about 7 months ago. We would have appreciated to get your feedback earlier in order for us to take the relevant actions if appropriate. Meanwhile our guests enjoyed their experiences with us and express it accordingly. I will be interested to get further informations & details regarding... More

George, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

I would like to thank you for having chosen Melia Zanzibar to spend your holiday in Unguja Island (alias Zanzibar), as well as for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate your kind comments about the hotel and room’s facilities, the quality and variety of food within all the Hotel outlets. It is a pleasure... More

Opwijk, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for having chosen Melia Zanzibar to celebrate your honeymoon, as well for taking the time to share your experience. We are very pleased to know that your stay with us was turned into a memorable experience knowing the unfortunate started! We really appreciate your nice comments about our suite’s facilities & comforts,... More

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Esteemed Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your comments related to your recent stay in Melia Zanzibar. I am absolutely delighted to know that you enjoyed the room’ s facilities & comfort and you tasted different gastronomic experiences within the outlet of the Hotel. It is a pleasure to know that you had a great time with us, enjoying... More

Bonn, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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

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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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