From the moment we arrived until the end of the stay everything was pure luxury.
Rooms spacious and clean with a terrace to sit outside. Pool area is great with lots of shade to sit under but BEWARE there is a wind so drink plenty of water as I got dehydrated. Jetty lots more sitting areas and tasty food - meze was a meal in itself.
Restaurant served first class meals - breakfast plentiful and evening meals under the stars was magical.
All staff are attentive without be obtrusive - Mr. Nicolas glides through the hotel stopping to chat and is so proud of his staff. Miss Ruth is an ambassador for the hotel always smiling and helpful. Two chefs are delightful and discuss the meals, lastly Merci who served our meals who is just beautiful inside and out - in fact all of the staff need complimenting.
My husband went diving with East African Dive Centre - brilliant service and equipment as was Voyage Prive that we booked through.
Not many places we would go back to but Essque Zalu we would.
PS - think about Pack for a Purpose if you have any room in your cases and take any clothes, first aid, crayons etc. for the hotel to give to villagers, hospitals etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove on the island’s north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean. Choose from 40 suites, all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Ensconce yourself in luxurious-styled spaces crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched Makuti roof. If you need extra space to spread out, try one of our nine expansive villas; 3 or 4 bedrooms. Stretch out in the spacious living room, rustle up a snack in your own kitchen or just chill in the privacy of your very own plunge pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
- Essque Zalu Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi