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Zanzi Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kama, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #2 of 141 hotels in Zanzibar
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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“Almost Heavenly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I have stayed at Zanzi Resort for 7 nights. It was our second week of our honeymoon.

Location:

Stone Town is almost 20-30min drive.

Services:

1) The manager and her team were very friendly, they made sure that we were comfortable and enjoying our time.

2) The resort helps in arranging transportation & excursions, it was provided for us for free.

3) The breakfast was nice.

4) Dinner menu is a set menu. you choose between two or three main dishes with a fixed appetizer and sweets. The menu is changed daily. it was delicious but sometimes salty (They had three chefs, so I guess it depends on the chef that night).

5) The lunch menu was not great, but you can ask the chef to cook anything you want if you tell him at least a day early so they can bring fresh ingredients from the market. We asked the chef once to do steaks, they were average. The second time we asked for Italian food, but there was a miscommunication between the chefs so we ended up with the regular lunch menu items.

6) My wife tried the massage but she didn't like it. Also, the masseuse used orange scented oil which was annoying. But it was for free, so cant complain.

Villa:

1) The villa was very nice & very private.

2) The pool was warm and cleaned daily.

3) The beach was private ( two huge rocks on each side). The beach itself was rocky, you will need slippers.

4) Sometimes small boats pass by too close to the beach, you will feel like they will anchor at your beach (it was annoying).

5) No bathtub in the bathroom.

6) The view was amazing.

Conclusion:

I highly recommend visiting Zanzi Resort.

Please note: We got free services because it was our honeymoon, your experience may vary.

Sorry for my grammar.

Room Tip: Villa #4 I think it is the most private.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank You so much for your feedback, opinion and detailed comments!
Our kitchen is flexible and our chefs always trying their best to satisfy every wish of our guests. We taking into consideration food predilections of our guests who are coming from all over the world and have absolutely different preferences in terms of spices, however we are always trying our best to accommodate their wishes.
We do have a professional masseur who have High Medicine degree and qualified in different types of massages. In some particular cases guests prefer female masseuse which is coming from outside and using her own products. It is strongly recommended to use facilities of our own SPA so that we can guarantee high quality of treatment provided. But if it is impossible for guests to use male masseur there is always possibility to arrange women from outside but quality could not be the same.
We do have a shower and bidet in the bathroom. Lack of bathtub could be compensated by private swimming pool with current radiotherapy machine.
Our beach is tidal so that during the high tide water is coming right up to the stairs and it is possible to swim straight from there, and during the low tide it is possible to have a nice walk on the shallow reef watching marine life, we do have a special reef shoos for our guests so that they can safely walk on the shallow reef during the low tide.
We are situated on the west coast of the Island therefore we have beautiful sunsets every single evening.
Thank You very much once again for your positive feedback. Our team will be looking forward to host you once again one day!
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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
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  • Cleanliness
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed for 19 nights at this fantastic resort and enjoyed every minute. When we felt like relaxing in the villa, the staff was respectful and distant and when we were interested in activities they were readily available and extremely helpful. They certainly went out of their way, continuously, to ensure we were comfortable and looked after. The facilities were clean, comfortable, and very private. For anyone looking for a romantic getaway, I would highly recommend this establishment.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed two nights in Zanzi Resort,
We really enjoyed being in a luxury hotel in the middle of nature. The villa was beautiful and very
The service is very good (clean room, clean swimming pool), The food was excellent !
I also tested the massage, which was very good for those who like "professional" massage, tonic but very relaxing afterwards.

We advice you to confirm with the hotel your transfer from aeroport since we had to wait for the taxi, probably due to a lack of organisation.

We definitly recommand this hotel !

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My fiancee and I had just gotten enaged before coming to the resort. We spent 5 nights there and both managers and the Staff went out of there way to make it perfect! We chose the HB option and had one dinner at the restaurant, one on the beach, one in the villa and one on our own private beach - all were excellent in terms of service, setup and quality of food.

Room Tip: check out Villas 4 or 7.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place is the perfect place for honeymooners, or just a romantic getaway, we came here in the last 2 days of our trip to relax and spend sometime together, and it was the right place
It consist of 7 detached villas ONLY, which helps to makes you feel isolated from others
This hotel gives you the feeling and get treated on one to one bases, the last night was a live singing and barbecue, perfect last night on the island

Pros:
- management and staff are super helpful
- rooms are always clean, even the night before our early checkout
- total privacy
- nice themes
- private swimming pool is cleaned and serviced regularly per each villa
- almost all your requests can be done
- the sunset from the beach is very romantic
- the beach is very isolated as the place is surrounded by military camps from both ides, which makes it super safe
- the land where the hotel here is full of trees and plants, and if you have good eyes, you can spot many types of birds, chameleons, etc
- you feel safe more than any part on the island (although everything here is safe)

Cons:
- very isolated, if you are after activities, this is not the place
- the beach is very small and the remaining is rocky
- the brochures of 3rd party tours are over priced compared to the market

Room Tip: All rooms are the same with total privacy, ask the management before you come, and they will help yo...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This place is unique. You have your own private pool and your private "piece" of beach, I have never heard about any place like that. And if it was not enough to call this resort as unique and excellent, the staff is superb. The manager (Kate) is very nice, very professional and extremely committed to her guests satisfaction, the waiters also are very corteous and efficient (Abdul, Jah and Tamara) are the best waiters I ever had. Although it is a expensive place, it worths what it charges.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A beautiful small resort embedded in a wonderful garden not far away from Stone Town. Nice villas in african style with all amenities for a luxury stay with its own garden and private pool. Excellent food, no fixed time to eat, whenever you feel hungry you can eat in the main building or in your villa. The Managers Christian and Katja read every wish from your eyes, all staff are very friendly and helpful. They even teach you how to play the bao game :-). We had an excellent time and can highly recommend a stay in the Zanzi Resort.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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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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