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Zanzest Beach Bungalows

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Mfumbwi, Jambiani, Jambiani, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at zanzest for three nights with my boyfriend and we had such an ideal stay. The place is small and sweet and the owners are very welcoming and happy to sort any problems that may occur. The food in the restaurant is delicious ( only slightly negative point is the service is a bit slow but it didn't... More

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Bergville, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit for our honeymoon! Very friendly and help full owners and staff! Loooooved the view of the ocean. Nice and secluded place... Thank you for a great stay and friendly service! Enrico and Carla Cronje

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place was just okay. The beach was pretty but there was so much coral it's not a great place for swimming. We spent three nights in the Hippo room which was billed as being beachfront....and it was, kind of. It was set way back from the beach and there is actually another structure in front and off to the... More

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davilis2013, Proprietario at Zanzest Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear customers, and very sorry we could not have been those 3 days, we are always at the Zanzest because we want to personally follow and check that everything is ok for our customers, but sometimes we also have other personal proble from resolve.Zanzest is located at the end of the village of Jambiani, we have a piece of the... More

Elze, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

During my holiday on Zanzibar, I stayed in several hotels. The Zanzest satisfied me more than any other hotel. The hotel is small and remote, allowing its guests easily to relax. The rooms are basic, but clean. The restaurant provides local and Italian food of high quality. All hotel employees are really helpful and friendly. Especially the hotel manager is... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

On the southern end of Jambiani, you will find Zanzest, located right by the beach -- it almost has a little private bay. Walking to central Jambiani is almost a bit far, but who needs to walk if you can spend the day relaxing in this beautiful sandy beach paradise, with a bunch of bungalows to stay in. It was... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed at Zanzest for 9 nights in january and really enjoyed our stay! Its a small place that was renovated by an Italian couple in late 2013. They did a great job and do now have a really lovely place. Pro: - lovely staff - very good Food (don't miss the Seafood bbq on sunday and the special seafood... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I’ve stayed 4 nights in Zanzest and it’s the perfect place to relax and this for different reason. First of all the location is great, in a creek with its own private beach, it’s at the same time at short walking distance from Jambiani. Secondly the view on the sea is just amazing; the accommodation is very nice and friendly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had a great time here. Italian owned - with an emphasis on great food (which it was) at reasonable prices. Amazing desserts. All the staff were great, and the manager Sharif ensured a very smooth trouble-free stay. The breakfast, compared to other places we stayed in Zanzibar, was by far the best - plenty of fresh fruit, eggs anyway... More

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Zanzest, Direttore at Zanzest Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for your review and thanks for choose zanzest , Always you are welcome. Asante sana More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I spent 4 days at Zanzest and enjoyed every minute. The service was thoughtful and attentive and the food was excellent. The menu has a wide range of choices, particularly for such a small resort and meals are prepared and served with a flair that reflects Zanzest's owner's Italian heritage. The food is prepared in a spotless kitchen. My room... More

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Zanzest, Direttore at Zanzest Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Thanks ,thanks , this is Zanzest. Asante sana More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We are a family of 6 persons, who stayed at Zanzest 3 nights from 3rd. January 2014. We can highly recommend the place, with nice rooms, an excellent location and good service from the staff. Niels Andersen and family

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Zanzest, Direttore at Zanzest Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Thanks a lot ,and was our pleasure to have you here, you were a good company. Asante sana......... More

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Address: Mfumbwi, Jambiani, Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Jambiani
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Hotel Class:3 star — Zanzest Beach Bungalows 3*
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Zanzest a resort with 10 rooms renovated in November 2013 run with love and passion for Italian, located at the end of the village of Jambiani, a corner of paradise where you can relaxing enjoying the turquoise color of the sea, and the nature of the show with 2 strips of sand white. Restaurant with selection of typical Italian, with attention to detail, pizza at noon, and Swahili dishes cooked by qualificated chefs. Area with sun beds, bar where you can enjoy cocktails or smoothies fresh fruit enjoying the quiet tranquility and colors of the African land. An ideal place to relax and enjoy a good cuina. ... more   less 
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