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Melia Zanzibar

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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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Cardiff
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We booked to stay for ten days after going on safari in Kenya! Just what we needed, our room was amazing! We absolutely loved the bathroom and the outdoor shower! The bed was very comfortable and spacious! The hotel and our room were always kept very clean and tidy and we especially liked the flowers being put around the bath... More 

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John E, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Tom B We are delighted with your words and with fact that we try the best to make your holiday memorable, all Staff at Melia Zanzibar works very hard to make sure you satisfied with our Service. Thank you very much for choosing us, and taking your time to write a review about us , Surely Many other people... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

SUMMARY Highly recommended and well-managed resort, but remote location makes full board (FB) or all-inclusive (AI) a must, unless you have your own vehicle ROOMS 9/10 We were given a huge room with a gigantic bathroom and full sea view despite having booked the cheapest category (probably seasonal reasons). Wow! Mattresses were good and the bed was spacious, however the... More 

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John E, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Nikolas K On behalf of Melia Zanzibar, I would like to thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent holiday in Tanzania, and besides for taking your precious time to share your views with us through Trip Advisor. We are overwhelmed to hear that you loved and were impressed by the views all over the property. We always... More 

Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Very nice hotel, but a little "stayed". I one is looking for quite luxury this is the right place; the grounds and view are fantastic. Just don't expect superb food or much action. Several nights a week they have a live band which is a little fun. Unfortunately, the restaurant staff, though they try aren't quite up an "attentive" standard... More 

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John E, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest On behalf of Melia Zanzibar I would like to thank you for taking your precious time sending us your comments and suggestions about our services during your stay. We value your comments much and will be use used to improve our services and make sure our customers’ expectations are met. I also send my gratitude thanks for choosing... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We recently held a conference at Hotel Melia in Zanzibar - spending 10 days in total at the resort - and we cannot say enough to both thank and commend the staff for their excellent service, hospitality and value in making our trip both enjoyable and successful. The team went out of their way to ensure we were well looked... More 

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John E, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear David Thank you very much for your comments it is a pleasure for us to count with your confidence and loyalty to Melia Zanzibar. As you said we are very focused on the details, and our team works very hard and strives to go beyond the expectations of customers and we feel very proud to see results. Thank you... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Me and my partner had a great experience at Melia, Zanzibar. I have two criticism of the hotel: 1) the entertainment: I was hoping they would have provided more local, African type of entertainment, instead we often felt like we were in some hotel in New Jersey (No insult to New Jersey) with the local lounge musician. I wanted to... More 

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John E, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear guest, we would like to thank you very much that you have taken the time to share with us their impressions. We are always trying to exceed the expectations of our guests and take each comment or even criticism very seriously, in order to improve our service qualities. All the information will be processed and then in daily meetings... More 

Vienna
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

First I would like to say that I really put a lot of thought in the rating of this property, but in the end I decided to go with two points only Why? At first, the Melia Zanzibar seems to be a piece of paradise. The gardens are wonderful and the beach is stunning, but this is where it ends.... More 

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John E, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Luru First of all, we are taking this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude to you for selecting Melia Zanzibar as your preferred hotel for your recent holiday in Tanzania. On behalf of Melia Zanzibar team I truly appreciate your honest and constructive feedback to our services during your stay. We will take every comment on board to better... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

My friends and I booked Melia for the weekend in July to both relax and rejuvenate but also to join the quarterly party taking place at Gabi Beach. We were not disappointed! As usual, the staff welcomed us warmly and by name and took care of our needs throughout the three days we stayed. Having recently visited a few other... More 

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Dear Army1967 With a great pleasure I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to you for selecting Melia Zanzibar as your preferred hotel on your recent holiday in Tanzania. We are overwhelmed and pampered by your positive and outstanding comments, of which we carry them all the way through to make a step further. Our main goal has always... More 

Lund, Sverige
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Excellent rooms with superb bathrooms including indoor and outdoor shower, large bathtub and two sinks. The beach is quickly reached with golf cart transfer and is one of the better we saw along this coastline. We did not experience any problem with the tide on the Gabi Beach. Very beatufil surroundings, excellent service but food could quality varies from average... More 

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John E, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest We would like to thank you for choosing Meliá Zanzibar as your “hide away” as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience. I would like to send my gratitude appreciation for selecting our resort as your preferred destination and that you had the opportunity to taste our products. On behalf of team, I... More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

As someone who has traveled to 177 countries stayed at countless hotels, I have to say that the Melia really stands out in terms of their exceptional service and offerings. From the moment we arrived, the staff and management went above and beyond to ensure that we were thoroughly satisfied. The property is simply beautiful - expansive and immacuately maintained.... More 

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John E, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest I just wanted to thank you for choosing Melia Zanzibar, i would like to express my gratitude to you for having chosen our hotel, as half of its holidays, so as to be able to fully enjoy our products. I am pleased to listen to his honest and constructive advice about our service, our guests are our priority... More 

Copenhagen
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We came to Meliá after a 6 Day safari trip, which was in itself unforgettable. Our room with a view of the Indian Ocean, did not disappoint. I particularly enjoyed the open shower area. The staff were generally friendly, and service at the Spices Restaurant was very good. it was incredible that there was a different theme for every night.The... More 

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John E, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest May I first of all take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude to you for selecting Melia Zanzibar as your preferred hotel for your recent holiday in Zanzibar. On behalf of Melia Zanzibar team I truly appreciate your honest and constructive feedback to our services during your stay. We will take every comment on board to better... More 

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