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“Real Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Zanzi Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kama, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #2 of 141 hotels in Zanzibar
Sumbawa, Indonesia
1 review
“Real Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We just spend a week in Zanzi Resort and we had one of the best holidays ever. We travel a lot for business and stay in many good hotels and resorts, but the Zanzi is really affordable luxury. You get this five star feeling straight away when you get there and there is no mistake about this. The staff is friendly and everything is very beautiful. It is new resort but the owners really considered every detail and they make you feel so relaxed at every stage of your stay. Accommodation was lovely with a spacious room, beautiful view and prompt and efficient room service. You can let your imagination go wild, how you want to use the privet pool…. Great service in the restaurants also, great beach...
What else could I say! Everything is great. I wish all the luck and best wishes to my new friends the Zanzi.
Definitely will stay there again.
Recommend 100%
Janusz & Elizabeth Kania
Indonesia

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louise R, General Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank You for your time in reviewing our Property. We appreciate all feedback as this is how we improve our standards and service levels.

Your words are most kind and it was truly a pleasure meeting you and having you stay with us on the island at the very beautiful Zanzi Resort

We look forward to your next visit and welcoming you back as old friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We had change to stay there only two nights... However this was time in paradise. Great Villa with private pool gave outmost relaxation on earth. Beautiful relaxing garden and beach gave its calming atmosphere. Both in restaurant and room service food was delicious and very friendly staff.
When you look for resort in Zanzibar, this should be your no1 selection! High value for money!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Louise R, General Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank You for your time in reviewing our Property. We appreciate all feedback as this is how we improve our standards and service levels.

Your words are most kind and it was truly a pleasure meeting you and having you stay with us on the island at the very beautiful Zanzi Resort

We look forward to your next visit and welcoming you back as old friends
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Ghent, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I went to Zanzi Resort with my wife for 10 days. We had such a relaxing time!
I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the view. Really great about the resort is the privacy we had, staying in our own villa felt so comfortable. We had our own pool and our own garden. Simply amazing! The staff was friendly as well, nothing to complain about. Conclusion: Great holiday

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michal N, Director of Sales at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words, we truly appreciate your feedback.

It has been our pleasure having you stay with us, you have brought a special kind of magic to Zanzi Resort and we hope that you will choose to visit us again

Karibu Sana
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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I consider Zanzi Resort as one of those places that are truly relaxing :))The Resort is located about 30 minutes from Stone Town. There are only 7 villas so it is not your usual crowded resort, which is just what I was looking for. We have experience a sense of peace and absolute privacy. Our Villa was of an excellent standard in its furnishings and luxurious comforts. We were right on the edge of the beautiful Indian Ocean - several steps and you are already in the water !!! :))) The tides are wonderful to experience and your private beach yields many forms of sea life, and the coral reef is only 80 meters away from the shore and provides some interesting snorkeling and swimming. The beach is private so you are not bothered by Beach Boys and can relax in privacy. The Hotel offers excursions all around the island, as well as being connected to a very reputable Scuba Diving Operation, with exceptional Dive Sites around the North and East of the island. Overall I would rate this hotel - and our stay - 5/5. Enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louise R, General Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank You for your time in reviewing our Property. We appreciate all feedback as this is how we improve our standards and service levels.

Your words are most kind and it was truly a pleasure meeting you and having you stay with us on the island at the very beautiful Zanzi Resort

We look forward to your next visit and welcoming you back as old friends
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Poznan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We wanted to stay at Zanziresort only 4 days but finally we enjoyed our best 10 days in Africa. The garden and swimming pool are amazing. Villa is spacious, comfortable, nicely decorated. We loved to enjoy gorgeous sunsets with glass of fresh juice. External gazebo with mosquito net allows to sleep outside. Sound of ocean, smell of night and sky full of stars are unforgettable. Food was lovely and chef Abas had personal approach. SPA is located on the tree among branches of huge tree. We'll certainly be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louise R, General Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank You for your time in reviewing our Property. We appreciate all feedback as this is how we improve our standards and service levels.

Your words are most kind and it was truly a pleasure meeting you and having you stay with us on the island at the very beautiful Zanzi Resort

We look forward to your next visit and welcoming you back as old friends
Report response as inappropriate
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Zanzi Resort opened officially in September, so it's brandnew. This, the discount they offered and the good reviews so far convinced us to give it a try. And we didn't regret it at all!

Zanzi Resort offers a lot of privacy: there are only 7 villas. Each spacious villa has it's own garden, own pool (6x3m) and a beautiful view and direct access to the ocean. The beach is somehow private because at each side of the ressort is an army camp (no trespassing allowed) which also makes it pretty safe...
The food is very good: The lobster we ate the first night was excellent and the chief cook is presenting himself the first day at the villa which is a very nice gesture. The staff in general is very friendly and helpful.
The only tiny negativ point is that they don't provide free bottled water at the villa (only for the first day). This is quite odd because they provide tea and coffee with milk at the villa...
All in all it's a perfect getaway if you like a lot of privacy.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michal N, Director of Sales at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words, we truly appreciate your feedback.

It has been our pleasure having you stay with us, you have brought a special kind of magic to Zanzi Resort and we hope that you will choose to visit us again

Karibu Sana
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

That was my best holiday I ever had. Lovely people, gorgeous atmosphere, amazing food, crystal shiny blue ocean. Oo Man You have to go to Zanzi resort. I’ll be back there as soon as possible.

Radek - Edinburgh

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louise R, General Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank You for your time in reviewing our Property. We appreciate all feedback as this is how we improve our standards and service levels.

Your words are most kind and it was truly a pleasure meeting you and having you stay with us on the island at the very beautiful Zanzi Resort

We look forward to your next visit and welcoming you back as old friends
Report response as inappropriate
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Address: Kama, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 141 hotels in Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Zanzi Resort 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zanzi Resort is an elegant and charming private hotel situated on the shore of the Indian Ocean, 20 km from the historic town of Stone Town and 25 minutes from the international airport. Seven large and luxurious villas, offering an intimate environment, are perfectly equipped and finished with an artistic touch, as is the restaurant and SPA. The outside of each villa features a large private pool with a counter current/ hydrotherapy element, patio, shower, gazebo draped in a mosquito net, a lush tropical garden and private path leading to a secluded beach on the Ocean. A personal butler takes care of our guests and fulfills their needs. The resort, spreading over six hectares of astonishing garden, along with its in-house restaurant and SPA, was designed in a romantic style, ensuring a sense of profound intimacy. Our refined and carefully chosen menu will satisfy the most demanding palates. Guests can have their breakfast, lunch or dinner either in the restaurant, in the privacy of their villas or on the beach. We offer international cuisine, fresh fish and seafood, all with organic vegetables and spices picked from our own Eco-plantation. A coral reef lies 80 metres from the shore. We offer an interesting package of sports activities and island excursions. ... more   less 
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