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The Zanzibari
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nungwi Road, Nungwi 10437, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #7 of 17 hotels in Nungwi
Oslo, Norway
1 review
“Absolutely fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We are a familiy of 5 adults, and now in July 2013 we spent 7 days and nights at the lovely Zanzibari,- actually we extended our stay by 2 nights because it was so fantastic. The hotel is like a big tropical garden. The Frangipani Sea View Suite easily accomodated all 5 of us. Real luxury, nice and clean! Private pool ++. The staff was superb, always friendly and attentive, and although it is almost unfair to single out any one person in special, we have to mention Mr Rashidi,- thank you very much! Manager Paolo also did his very best to make our stay pleasant. Food was also splendid,- we never went anywhere else! We really loved it.
The only downside that you need to know about is that the beach, although beautifully white and sandy and wonderful to walk along and to watch the sunrise from, isn't really very good for swimming,- then again very few beaches on the north eastern side are, due to tidal changes of sea level. This is more than compensated for by the pools and jacuzzis within the hotel area!

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Its a boutique hotel, very calm and relaxing with a staff "smiling all the time"! We have stayed in one of the two Frangipane suits which was fantastic! A very good choice for honeymooners. :) The chef has a fabulous taste in making food, they were all yummy !
Staff is very friendly and do their best to make you comfortable. They are very lovely people even sometimes they get anxious unnecessarily that they would do wrong.
Try the coctails, they are very well made, very tasty :)
By the end of June, season just starting, there are a very few people, so if you want romance away from people, its a very good time to go! Just a quick tip: Get out and explore Nungwi village, definately go to spice tour, for Stone Town, I recommend you explore by yourself. :)

  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed at Zanzi 2 nights and wished could have stayed longer! Liked everything about it. As someone who travels around the globe and enjoys hotels normally but always has a comment...this one is just perfect. Manager Paolo gave me a good deal, staff was very friendly (john the best waiter I saw last 5 months, thx John!) food amazing, clean, loved the warm afternoon cookies and so on and on...first time that i write a review but so well deserved!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed at Zanzibari with my family for four nights in July 2013 and had a truly wonderful experience. For me it was the attention to detail, the excellent and helpful management (led by Paolo) and all the staff were very good and the clean rooms, clear blue water and private area to sunbathe. The food was fantastic and management organised a personal masaai traditional song and dance with a meal around the fire place for the family to celebrate our honeymoon. I would highly recommend this Hotel and wish them all the best for the future!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

In hotel Zanzibari we spent with my girlfriend a week after Safari in Tanzania, and I can say that we are well rested. I resort set in a large and beautiful garden, where you can browse and relax.Beach was amazing and we had plenty of privacy for themselves, including the excellent service from the staff was always professional, friendly and fast.
On the beach are several smaller whirlpools and larger pool with a bar. We had a wonderful honeymoon room with a private pool, girlfriend was very surprised when I woke up her the morning of her birthday with a big welcome puget their favorite roses which are then lined the path to the pool, where we drank a bottle of your favorite champagne. Staff can also arrange everything you need.Food was perfect, had a five-course dinner and a good cocktail.

I would recommend this hotel to all who love harmony, relax, exclusive services.There were young couples on their honeymoon,families with children, pensioners devoted to reading, everyone will come into their own, while you are not disturbed, in a huge complex moves maximum 25 people.

  • Stayed July 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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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

i have been at The Zanzibari for few nights, such a place! Perfect located right on the beach, infinity pool, pool bar and amazing cocktails... The staff, especially Rashidi and Nzore were always around and helping with all our requests... The new manager Paolo, Italian guy, was just superb... always smiling, full of power and information... cant ask for more... Had a dinner with him and was really a lot of fun, nicve african stories and experience... He loves Africa!
the service staff, jonny and Rashid were very professional and never made any mistake with our orders... Food delicious and well presented! The chef is and artist...
i reccomend to all to stay at The Zanzibari as a perfect place to relax and enjoy life and new friends...

  • Stayed January 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
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Perfect place for a paradisiac de/stress vacation in one of the most beatiful locations I saw on the island, the Zanzibari offers very stilish, spacious and comfortable suites with all the privacy you need to relax. The impeccable structure, with kind and skilled staff and excellent food, completed a stay I can higly recommend,

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  • Stayed June 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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Additional Information about The Zanzibari

Address: Nungwi Road, Nungwi 10437, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
#7 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zanzibari 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zanzibari is located in Nungwi on the northeastern tip of Zanzibar. Set above the beach on a low coral cliff with easy access to the sea you are offered privacy, peace and tranquility while taking in the stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel has many high quality facilities, including our infinity pool, spa and famous Dhow Restaurant. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi
The Zanzibari Zanzibar/Nungwi

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