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Kendwa Beach, Kendwa 73107 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 01/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 9 hotels in Kendwa
Travelers' Choice
Zuri Zanzibar offers a completely unique experience in Zanzibar for anyone that wants to try something off the beaten African tracks; a place that allows guests a feeling of peace and tranquility. The resort is nestled on the most beautiful white beach of the northern west shores of Unguja, 50 km from Stone Town and its international airport. The hotel’s private 300 meters west-facing beach is free of any tide-impact, allowing for safe swimming all day long and uniquely breath-taking sunsets. Combining elegant contemporary design from the team at Jestico+Whiles, with a considerate, sustainable build and an authentic African atmosphere, this Design Hotel member offers memorable, mindful, Indian Ocean escapes. Zuri Zanzibar is ecologically and socially responsive, offering lifestyle accommodation in 56 bungalows, suites and villas, that sits comfortably with Zanzibar’s culture, climate and geography.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Nightclub / DJ
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Swahili
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Sami H wrote a review Jul 28
1 contribution
Highly recommended for couples or friends, beautiful beach with great restaurants and amenities. Beautiful gardens and rooms with great outdoor showers. Romany has been a great host as well, he made sure all the guests are comfortable and having a great time.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Samih All the beauty and comfort would not have been complete without your presence. Your satisfaction is our daily endeavor. Thank you for staying with us and for your confidence, recommendation and appreciation of Romany's attention. We look forward to more visits. Warm regards from Zuri.
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Prithi M wrote a review May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates59 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This has to be one of the best places I've ever stayed in - the whole experience was just fantastic, right from the front gate through to the beach lounge area. The staff made great efforts to ensure everyone felt safe (hand sanitisers everywhere, extra masks available if you needed it, and staff wore masks themselves), which was a relief as this was my first trip during the pandemic. Food - great selection, both at the buffet for breakfast and themed dinners and for lunch at the restaurant by the pool. I truly enjoyed the local dishes on offer. Recommend getting the all inclusive so you get lunch + alcohol (breakfast and dinner was already included in my rate). Rooms - very tastefully done and thoughtful elements throughout, from electric sockets within reach of the bed, nightlights, cooling options, and a wonderfully comfy bed I wish I had at home! The turndown service each day was lovely - they dim the lights, put the mosquito nets down gracefully, leave water by the bed and give you the most amazing coconut cookies for a midnight snack! Such a nice touch. The resort itself - is sprawling, take time to walk around the little paths between the different villas, it is so green and lush. They do have a spa on site, I didn't get to use it. And they do have a yoga center which charges for classes, but they did have one free class on one day so I did that, so nice! The pool - fantastic, over 6 feet deep at one end so its amazing to swim in, great for laps, and the kids liked it too (saw a happy family spend time there). The beach - is gorgeous with lots of palm trees and well-spaced loungers. There is a bar down there who will bring you lunch and drinks. Attentive staff, and security guards at the edge of the beach who keep the basket and trinket vendors away. Great place to spend the day. The sunset is particularly gorgeous, given that the resort faces West. Special thanks to Nina, Hassan, Amina, Amir, Benezeck and the team at the beach for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The bungalows on the top level have a view of the sea. Some bungalows come with a jacuzzi, at an...
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Response from Zuri Team, Innkeeper at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded May 25, 2021
Dear Prithim, we are delighted to read these words. Thank you so much for your review. We shared your comments with our team. Please, come back soon. We will be waiting for you with a cookie and the cocktail to accompany you during one of the magical Kendwa sunsets. All the best, your Zuri team
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siobhan wrote a review Jul 25
2 contributions
I cannot recommend ZURI enough! Everything from the service, room, and food choice to the pool, beach, and bar was truly five-star! We chose the bungalow with a sea view and were completely blown away by the stunning interior and views the room has to offer. Our booking included breakfast and dinner at the resort - the al la carte menu was extremely delicious and we highly rated the selection of food offered at the breakfast and dinner buffet! The resort offers a stunning infinity pool, immaculate beach, and spectacular sunset views. We spent our nights sat on the beach enjoying the great entertainment that was offered. I highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a luxurious stay in Zanzibar! Thank you to the amazing team for making our trip special.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest. All is well that ends well. We are humbled and delighted at your amazing experience. We hope the joy of your satisfaction will last until the next time we Welcome you back to Zuri Zanzibar. Thank you and see you again soon. Warm regards from Zuri!
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Abdullah A wrote a review Jul 22
2 contributions6 helpful votes
If you want a a hotel that is out of this world zuri zanzibar should be your choice. We were amazed by the beauty of the hotel, the mesmerizing beach front, the outstanding service and attention to details, zuri zanzibar and their staff made our trip unforgettable. A big shout out and specific mention of appreciation to Romany the food and beverage manager at the hotel. He took our experience at the hotel to another level and was so generous to go out of his way to ensure we were comfortable and well taken care of. He is definitely one of the reasons we will be returning to Zuri. Another mention is for Pia who made us feel at home. She resembles the soul of Tanzania. Pure and Sweet. Thank you Zuri.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mr Abdullah We wish to sincerely thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience and for acknowledging the personal touch of Romany and Pia. You can imagine how inspiring and what a beautiful feeling such personal appreciation brings them and Zuri. Please accept our love and gratitude back. Indeed we look forward to se see you again in Zuri. Best wishes from the Zuri Team
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Khalid J wrote a review Jul 17
Bahrain51 contributions2 helpful votes
I can't rate ZURI enough, every things was perfect from the check in till the checkout, a very nice location, food was delicious, serveice was exceptional, villa was spacious and comfortable, beach was magical, we where there during ZURI 3rd Anniversary and I wish thim all the best and keep up the great work. Thank you for everything and I would say ZURI is another level resort in Zanzibar.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest It is our absolute pleasure to have managed to exceed your expectations and make your holiday exceptionally satisfying. We wish you well and look forward to Welcome you again to Zuri one day. Best wishes from the Zuri Team.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zuri Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Kendwa Beach (0.3 miles) and Bahati Beach Boutique (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zuri Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro' del Mar, Essence Restaurant, and Fisherman lokal restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Zuri Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zuri Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zuri Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (1.9 miles).