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Zanzi Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kama, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #2 of 141 Hotels in Zanzibar
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“Amazing getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

We are impressed with the quality of the resort. Very quiet and relaxing place. Not too many villas which offer great privacy. It's moving the level of resorts in Zanzibar to a whole new level. Very professional and friendly staff. Katia, the hospitality manager is very friendly and professional and taking care of everything including the finest details. We highly recommend it and sure we will come again

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, March 15, 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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  • 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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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I was there with my husband on a honeymoon in February. The resort was simply amazing, very good food, qualified staff, unique seaside view and your own beach! I even had a chance to eat papaya tree directly from the tree in my garden:-) Simply awesome!!! HIghly recommanded!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Louise R, General Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Many Thanks for your review, it is most welcome !

I have very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and have taken home some wonderful memories - even if they do included eating papaya trees - Karibu sana !

We hope to see you again soon

Take Care
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

I was there on my honeymoon together with my husband and we had a wonderful time there. The service was really helpful and kind. The room was spacious and comfortable with the most amazing seaside view I have ever seen in my entire life. The private beach and the private pool contribute to the overall great rating!!! Highly recommended!! :-)

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, March 16, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review our property, it is much appreciated !

We value all our guests feedback highly. I am very pleased to hear that your honeymoon was filled with special memories and that you had a wonderful time during your stay with us.

I hope that you will return to the resort and celebrate many anniversaries with us at Zanzi Resort

Stay Well
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I went with my colleagues on a Business trip to Zanzibar and stayed for 2 days in Zanzi resort, This place is amazing and had a great time in the resort, i felt so close to nature. Many good things about resort- rooms, private pool, sunset view, restaurant etc.. I would sincerely recommend to my friends and relatives to visit Zanzi Resort.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 nice atmosphere to Zanzi Resort and we hope that you will choose to visit us again on your next business trip to Zanzibar

Karibu Sana
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London, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in January and all in all we did have a lovely, peaceful stay. The villa we stayed in was beautifully decorated, lovely sitting area near the patio, overlooking our private pool. It was so nice to sit there at night with the lights on in the pool, such a view! The bathroom was spacious as was our bedroom. However, we would have preferred one king size bed, rather than two joined together (especially as we'd booked the villa as a honeymoon).

The suggestions I would make are there needs to be a television in the room, as much as we want seclusion, we do need some connections with the outside world. My husband likes to catch up with sky news as I take forever getting ready. It's nice just to have a movie or a music channel on in the background as you laze on the sofa in the evening. We could have watched a dvd but our dvd player was faulty and by the time our replacement arrived, there wasn't any point. Also I would have loved the whole villa being air conditioned. The dining/lounge area was not which made it quite uncomfortable when the sun was burning inside the room through the large patio. We had to resort to sitting in the bedroom to cool off as this was the only area air conditioned. We also would have liked wifi in our room too. Connecting to the internet every so often is required again even if you have opted for a complete getaway from it all.

The beaches off the villa are very pretty but they are rocky which means swimming is difficult. We stuck to our own pool which was cleaned daily and was really cooling and refreshing during the hot afternoons. I also enjoyed lying under the parasol, especially at night watching the stars.

The restaurant food is of excellent quality and the chef's presentation was exquisite. He created a choux pastry swan on a chocolate sauce which was absolutely gorgeous. As was our romantic dinner on the beach on our last night. The fresh seafood was lovely.

A lovely few days nevertheless, and well worth staying at Zanzi resort if what you need is pure and utter haven from the outside world.

Room Tip: If you are going as a couple ensure you get 'one' bed and not two together.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, March 6, 2013
Thank you so much for your valuable feedback, it is most appreciated.

Subsequent to your stay with us we have now installed Cable Television in each villla, with a bouquet that has movies musci channels, news channels and documentaries with of course the sport channels as well.

We have also upgraded our WI FI to a 360 degree broadband network and it now covers every villa and all the public areas exceptionally well. You can now relax in the gazebo under the stars and connect with anyone, many miles away !

We have also heard the comments regarding the airconditioners and appreciate that the warmer months on the island can be very warm indeed. We have installed air conditioner units in the living areas of 2 villas are proceeding with the others currently

Your suggestion regarding the twin vs King beds has been noted and we have ordered the necessary bed linens in order to ensure that every villa has the option of a King Bed as well

We thank you for bringign these points to our attention thereby allowing us to improve our standards and services to our guests expectations.

Our pastry chef does do beautiful work and i will certainly pass your praise onto Sam.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the resort and having you enjoy your next stay even more than the first - Take Care
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

great villas with pool and gazebo, rooms are very clean and have very good standard and facilities. staff and managers go out of their way to please you. food is very good and tasty, service is friendly and with a smile. beautiful garden and beach. only downside is thar even as the villa is 50m from the beach you do not have a sea view due to the hedge/garden great for privacy, not for your sunset view
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Stonetown!!! you have to go and get a good guide, i took 500 pics in three hours. beautiful interesting and bustling with life

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louise R, General Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Many Thanks for you feedback, it is most welcome. We appreciate all our guests feedback as this is how we improve our standards and service levels

I am glad that you embraced all the resort and the island had to offer, it truly is a magical place for you to weave very special memories.

When you made your booking, we only had 2 villas avaliable and they were the villas on the private beach which are usually reserved for families as they are not on the dramatic cliffs overlooking the ocean. When you visit us again, please do not hesitate to request villa 4 - 7 and we will gladly endeavour to accomodate you. These villas have spectacular sea views with direct access to your private tidal beach
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Gdansk, Poland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Four days at Zanzi Resort were quite enough to rest after a busy year. Very quiet and peaceful place, really satisfied my needs. The restaurant has an amazing chief. (especially for seafood enthusiasts). The resort was clean. Staff was very friendly and kind. Also i made two trips. Managers organised these excursions which, apart from their price were great. I Spent an incredible evening in Stonetown and had fun time in Jozani NP. I really recommend this hotel especially if You want to get away from the fast running world.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Louise R, General Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback. We welcome all our guest's feedback as this is how we can improve our standards and service levels.

I am very happy to hear you had a wonderful time with us and that you were able to relax and enjoy your stay

Living on an island does have certain implications in terms of most commodities being brought in from the mainland or even further abroad. Fuel is one such item and therefore excursions do seem a little more expensive, however all the transfers and excursions offered at the resort are done by a very reliable and reputable ground operator. They include return transfer to and from the resort in air conditioned vehices, They are an operation which meets the high standards of the resort and we are comfortable placing our guests in their hands.

Again, Many Thanks for your feedback and i hope that we see you again at Zanzi Resort
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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*
Number of rooms: 7
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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