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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
  • Paid 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.

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#1 of 6 hotels in Kendwa
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Billiards
Patio
Nightclub / DJ
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Afrikaans, Swahili
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LailaShento wrote a review Yesterday
99 contributions8 helpful votes
Zuri chooses the most amazing people to work there. The staff is selected perfectly. Genuine people. Super professional. Sweet and welcoming. If I come back I’ll come back for the ambiance the staff create at Zuri. Well done. Asante
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Prithi M wrote a review May 8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates57 contributions7 helpful votes
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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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Thomas N wrote a review Apr 2021
Zofingen, Switzerland21 contributions10 helpful votes
We've rarely seen such an exceptional level of staff friendliness and service level in a 5* resort. The design, the rooms, the restaurant, the lobby, the environment with an exceptional spice garden, the beach, everything is fantastic and super well maintained. The food is excellent in every restaurant altough buffet service in the main restaurant is served several days per week, but it's such an exceptional level of quality and variety, just excellent! The different bars serves everything you need (drinks & food) and the seating are is nice, specifically on the Bahari- and Dow-bars at the beach. The special events with bands, shows and sundowner-evenings with DJs are very well balanced. Also Gym and Yoga is available, and different possibilities to make some water sports. What impressed us extremely as well is the overall concept of the sustainability and support of the local heritage and people! We can only recommend the Zuri to everybody who is looking for a luxury and well maintained hotel on a beautiful beach / sea. Also the low tides are 'bath'-friendly which is unusual for Zanzibar. We'll come back for sure! There is one thing which shall be improved and we think, can be expected of a 5* resort. The offerings and articles in the Zuri shop is very limited, we expected more, e.g. more clothes, bath suits like Bikini, shorts, shoes. I think this one can be improved.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Thomas. We are pleased that Zuri Zanzibar turned out to be exactly how you planned your precious holiday to be. To learn that you cherished the food, loved the sustainable design and enjoyed the services and warmth is really very appreciated. We thank you for your recommendation to us to invest more in our gift shop. Certainly this gift shop will offer you a wider and better choice the next time you visit. Zuri Wishes you good health and joy. We look forward to Welcome you back to Zuri
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MHM851 wrote a review Apr 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates35 contributions42 helpful votes
After an adventurous week in the Serengeti, we came to Zuri for rest and relaxation. I fell in love with this hotel from shots a friend posted on Instagram and thought it was the perfect hotel to celebrate my husband's milestone birthday! We were not disappointed. One of our main considerations when booking trips is sustainability. Our safari was with an eco-friendy company and Zuri was the first hotel in the world to be awarded Earthcheck's Sustainable Design Gold Certification. You feel immersed in nature from the moment you arrive and the bungalows are simply stunning and so comfortable. Showering outdoors, reading in the hammock and falling asleep under the mosquito net are absolute bliss! The resort grounds are green and gorgeous. We loved the layout and quiet walks in the Spice Garden where a gardner pointed out an endangered Red Colobus monkey enjoying some fruit! The yoga pavilion is so tranquil and the restaurants and pool well situated. We had fantastic food in all 3 restaurants and the staff are lovely! The beach location was an important consideration. You can swim in the sea here regardless of the tides which is not the case on most of Zanzibar. The bartenders are the best and this is the perfect place for sundowners around the campfire. We really enjoyed this ritual each evening with live music or a DJ. The vibe is just incredible! Tanzania was my 80th country and I am not easily impressed but Zuri is one of the best resorts ever! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, This is sincerely very encouraging, exciting and inspiring feedback. It is always a real pleasure to know that we not only met but also exceeded your expectations. WE thank you immensely for visit and compliments and look forward to being able to host you again in the future. Thank you and our warmest regards. Your Zuri Team.
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devinmoodley wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa40 contributions14 helpful votes
Zuri definitely has it all going for it. The location is unsurpassable. The bungalows and gardens are immaculate and simply amazing. The rooms are beautifully appointed and exquisitely furnished. There’s attention to detail in every single component. The luxury of having access to a public beach and then a single step away into your private beach area is priceless. The staff are friendly and attentive and kudos to Safina and bora who made every meal pleasurable with smiles and great service. Afternoon sunsets are an experience due to it being one of the few resorts that still have a bonfire on the beach and due to the resort being sunset facing, these are the perfect ingredients for amazing sunsets. The only comments what I would make regarding improvement are: 1) for a 5 star hotel at this pricing, it should be a basic requirement to have a coffee machine in each bungalow; 2) the buffet at upendo leaves a lot to be desired and certainly not up to standard for a 5 star resort of this calibre; 3) outside shower isn’t really useful as it’s visible from other bungalows; 4) Covid test has to be done at stone town which is a 2 hour return trip by car... service should be offered in house. 5) Pricing of accommodation needs to be revisited. As a comparison, one can book the Maldives, Constance moofushi, from the 2nd to 9th September 2021 for 4K USD, which is approximately 600 USD more than Zuri for the same time. Constance however is a premium all inclusive resort( albeit more complicated to reach) whilst zuri isn’t. Perhaps this isn’t a fair comparison due to seasons but it is certainly a factor to consider when selecting a resort. As I type this, I’m laying on a sunbed on Zuris impeccable beach, looking at the ocean about to have a cold cocktail and thinking that life could not be better so thank you to Zuri for making this possible.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded Apr 5, 2021
Dear Miss Moodley Let me thank you sincerely firstly for the privilege of hosting you in Zuri. It was such a real pleasure to have been able to host you and to receive such valuable candid feedback. Thank you. Safina and Bora will be very pleased to know their individual and team attention made your stay extra memorable. We would like to assure you that we have coffee/Tea kettles in all Bungalows and coffee Machines in all Suites and Villas. Recently we also reviewed our buffets culinary art in the main restaurant and introduced more theme experiences and we are monitoring progress and feedback. We are going to be adding more greenery around your room's outside shower to ensure more cover and privacy. We understand how special this outside shower is and it is sincerely regrettable you did not enjoy this special feeling. With regards to COVID testing, we used to have this process conducted next door at North Valley private Hospital just outside the Resort. This was however suspended by the Government and all testing centralized in two government testing centers in the City of Stone Town. Following this directive little can really be done other than follow government procedure. We will be considering all suggestions regularly in line with dynamic improvement in ensuring continued guest satisfaction and appreciation. Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to being able to host you again.
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PRICE RANGE
$458 - $707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKendwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
56
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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).