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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
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was a honeymoon trip, and it was wonderful. The value for money is really the thing that stands out, in my opinion. Not that the setting and facilities aren't wonderful, because they definitely are(!!) but certainly the attentive staff and quality of the included food and beverage in the all-inclusive deal was tremendous.

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

Dear Guest, we wish to thank you for having chosen Melia Zanzibar to celebrate your honeymoon in Unguja Island and for the time spent in reporting your feedback. Let me express our gratitude for your kind appreciation regarding the resort facilities, the food and our employees professionalism, since they daily work with passion and dedication to ensure high quality service.... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

An exquisite resort. Great food, beautiful setting and excellent service. Everybody is smiling serving you in a very professional way and trying to make your vacation an unforgettable one. My husband needs gluten free meals and the chef Aggrey Shitakha went out of his way to prepare great tasting gluten free pizza, pasta, cakes, pancakes etc. The chef was really... More 

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

Dear Tamara, I would like to thank you for having chosen Melia Zanzibar and for publishing such inspiring and motivating words on Tripadvisor! We are very proud to know that you had a memorable experience with us and you were impressed by all the employees warmth&professionalism. Our passion for service and our aim to exceed our guest expectations every day,... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

First time to Zanzibar. A relax holiday. Enjoying the sun, the pool, reading books, drinks, food. I admit that my first impression of the room was a bit disappointing. But I understood from the management during a welcome drink that they are still working very hard to improve the hotel and bring to a higher level. The staff was very... 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 your experience in Melia Zanzibar. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant and relaxing stay with us, enjoying our gastronomic offer and pampering yourself at our Anantara Spa. Such a good perception and appreciation of our service you had, besides the beauty of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Last time I visited this resort was when it was The Kempinsky back in 2008 and I vowed never to return as the experience was nothing short of appalling in every way. After hearing glowing reports from some Spanish friends about the new 'Melia', however, I decided to take a gamble and treat a visiting friend from the Uk to... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time spent in reporting your feedback about your stay in Melia Zanzibar. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed a nice birthday celebration and you lived a pleasant Melia Zanzibar experience! Let me express my most sincere gratitude for your kind words addressed to our employees professionalism and highlighting our excellent... More 

Kiwengwa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

For "foodies", the hotel offers an amazing and delicious variety of food. The bathrooms are out of this world, especially the outside shower, which was a delightful surprise. A definite must-stay when visiting the island. Well done!

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

Dear Valued Guest, we wish to thank you for sharing your kind comments on Tripadvisor as to your recent stay in Melia Zanzibar. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your experience and you consider our Resort a place to be to spend the holidays in the Unguja Island. We hope to welcome you back to let you... More 

Kiwengwa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

in one word, amazing. the view, the private beach the focus in every detail the amazing room and also the food. please be aware that sometimes the bar and other food service is a bit slow but to my point of view this is not a big issue - after all we came to Zanzibar to relax ;-)

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing on Tripadvisor your feedback related to your recent stay in Melia Zanzibar. We are really proud to know that we were able to make your stay enjoyable, peaceful and our hospitality & services reached your expectations. Your kind comments will serve as an added inspiration to consistently maintain the high standards that you have... More 

Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My first time in Zanzibar was in May this year on a couples' retreat where we stayed at Neptune Pwani Beach Hotel which was average. However, our overall Zanzibar experience was amazing and I was sure i would go back again before the end of the year. When i told my girlfriends (a different set of friends) about it, we... More 

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

Dear Guest, On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank you for having chosen our resort during your stay in Unguja Island, as well as for taking the time to post your experience on Tripadvisor. It is really a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our varied gastronomic choices within al the hotel’s outlets, with the special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What a hotel! It's fantastic with all it's facitlites and it's slick service. Staff are very friendly and cater to all your needs. Bathrooms are huge with 2 showers (1 outside and 1 inside) and a bath. Minor downside was the frosted glass toilet (trust me you can see everything through it). The food was excellent! Huge choice and very... More 

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

Dear Guest, On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank you for having chosen Melia Zanzibar to spend your holiday in Unguja Island, 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... More 

Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My wife and I had a fantastic experience and stay at the Melia from arrival to departure. The staff and facilities are of the best that we have experienced. We have island holidays twice a year for a number of years and stay in different hotels each time, so yes I think the comment says a lot. Cannot fault anything,... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank your for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to read your kind comments about your stay in Melia Zanzibar! We are extremely delighted to read that you have been overall impressed by the quality of our services, the Hotel facilities, with the special remark for our Gabi Beach, definitely a place to... More 

Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

the location, services and architecture of the melia hotel is top notch - much better than expected - the food is excellent and varied - first time tried a full-board stay, and well beyond expectations

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Dear Guest, It has been a great pleasure to welcome you in Melia Zanzibar. We are proud to know that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and our hospitality reached your expectations. We are extremely delighted to read that you have been overall impressed with the quality of our Hotel, our all inclusive offer and the service. Your... More 

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