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Melia Zanzibar

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Ranked #4 of 11 hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I spent a quiet weekend in early December at the Melia Zanzibar between business weeks in Dar. We booked the all inclusive, which I had never tried before. It was great, and at $300 a night for two guests, I thought a terrific value. We had all the food and drink we could ever want. There were too many dining... More

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

Dear Eliabeth, Warm greetings from Melia Zanzibar! I am delighted to read your positive review posted on Trip Advisor regarding your recent holiday at Melia Zanzibar. I have shared your constructive feedback with the team and truly they are more than happy to have met your expectations. I am also pleased to learn that you managed to enjoy our restaurants... More

London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for a week over New Year and absolutely loved it. All of the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, nothing seemed like too much trouble (except, funnily enough with the guest services women downstairs who seemed less than interested in helping us out). We decided not to go all inclusive as we wanted to... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback from your recent stay at Melia Zanzibar. We are delighted to hear that you loved our services, outlets, facilities and the attention from everyone whom you came across with. We are very proud that our efforts to provide the unique and outstanding services were reflected during your... More

Dar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

A very nice resort, with a sand beach with restaurant a little bit further on the resort - transport with elect. cars- Good restaurants with a lot of choises of food. During x mass possible all incl for $ 50 pppd on top of bed and breakfast. Good choise for the money if you compare it to other resorts on... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post this very friendly review about your stay at Melia Zanzibar. I have taken the liberty to share your constructive comment with the team. We aim to extend a warm welcome to all our guest and we are happy to read that you found your stay comfortable and also that you... More

Rome
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Melia! Melia! Melia! What a fantastic location seafront and in the middle of the most beautiful exotic gardens I have ever seen. The air is naturally fragranced by the flowers, birds chirping wherever you go, very private and exclusive rooms. I was immediately upgraded to a suite as there were no normal rooms left and it was quite simply breathtaking.... More

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

Dear Guest, Firstly, I want to thank you for choosing us and taking the time to write a review about us. You opinion is very important to us, and you have our commitment, from both the hotel management and all the staff, that all of your comments will be used to improve our services and make sure that all our... More

London
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We spent 11 nights [Romance Pavilion] at Melia, Zanzibar. This hotel which could be great fails to deliver on some simple things such as the food (which is similar to what you would find in a good company's cafeteria), the pest control (there are too many flies in the restaurants, especially “Spice Market”, and mosquitoes in the main library upstairs).... More

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

Dear Will E Much appreciation for your comments on the experience you had at Melia Zanzibar. I must say it was with great disappointment to learn of your negative experience, that we failed in our endeavour to meet your expectations. In regards to your comment concerning one of our staff, of which we find it is unacceptable mentioning individuals’ names.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed as a family at the Mellia between Christmas and New year. The hotel was excellent. Right from the check in to check out everything went smoothly thanks to Jose Antonio The rooms were clean and neat. The bathroom was HUGE! We were greeted each day with lovely decorations on the bed and bathroom thanks to Fathima Abdullah. The... More

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

Dear Imraan, Your exciting review has been received with extreme gratitude! On behalf of Melia Zanzibar, I am delighted to learn that the hotel exceeded your expectations and that you had a memorable time with us! I have taken the liberty to personally thank all members of staff you have mentioned in your review and I must say that everyone... More

Covington, Louisiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I stayed at the Melia with my wife after a Kilimanjaro climb. The resort is located an hour from the airport and it is truely fantastic, the service first class. The restaurants have a wonderful variety of foods for every taste. The bathroom was bigger than our bedroom, with an indoor and outdoor shower and deep and over 60 "... More

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

Dear Gabriel L On behalf of Meliá Zanzibar am extremely grateful for your wonderful review of our hotel and staffs. We are indeed proud of our team who are our greatest asset; they have been hand-picked and trained by us to echo our brand ethos and philosophy which in turn is visible in the service delivery. We are very sorry... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

If you are prepared to splurge, happy to be exclusively nestled in this resort with your loved one, or just relax by the ocean, this is the place for you. Large room and bathroom, clean linen and charming ocean resort are Melia's strengths. The mini-pool by the ocean near the fitness center is a good experience. While you are dipping... More

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

Dear NickTimepass, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience of our hotel on Trip Advisor. All guests are valuable to us; we take every single feedback to ensure our services are improved and go beyond expectations. Thank you for your comment in regard to training for our staff and I would like to apologize for unsatisfactory... More

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

A group of friends and I stayed at Melia for three nights after a week on safari. The rooms were incredibly clean and well maintained. The bathroom was draw-dropping with an indoor and outdoor shower and huge bath and just as big as (if not bigger than) the bedroom. We upgraded on arrival to all inclusive and it was well... 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 am delighted that you took your precious time out to review your stay with us. I was delighted to read that you found the location along with the staff, meal plans and service to have met your expectations and hope that you will contact our team, the moment you find yourself back... More

Riga, Latvia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
126 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Was there for 4 days meeting. While grounds and rooms are spectacular thanks to ex owners (Kempinski), this place cannot be recommended for 60+ people gathering for conference... The hotel is just not able to react quickly even on rather simple requests: I requested extension of my stay for 1 additional night, and only after 2 days and number of... More

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

Dear kaspainens I am grateful sending my gratitude thanks 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 take every comment seriously in order to better our services and have a stunning... More

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Additional Information about Melia Zanzibar

Also Known As:
Melia Zanzibar Hotel
Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Kiwengwa
Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Hotel
Melia Zanzibar Kiwengwa
Address: P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kiwengwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Zanzibar 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Indian Ocean archipelago with its white sandy beaches is located 35 km off the Tanzanian main land. The Melia Hotel and Resort is the Zanzibar's leading international resort, situated on the north-east coast of the island, featuring world class luxury. The hideaway resort offers 110 rooms, 7 private villas,7 Front Pavillion Made by African Style an exclusive beach club and a romantic Jetty Bar above the Indian Ocean. The hotel is perfect destination for honeymoon or wedding vacations as well as meetings & incentives. ... more   less 
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