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Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Zanzibar Resort was an amazing experience. The atmosphere of the hotel is very calm, welcoming and the staff is so friendly, it felt like spending time with family. The chef at the resort always surprised us with high quality, very tasty food, served like in a fancy restaurant. This was one of the best vacations we've ever had. We even...

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Israel
HOTEL’S FAVORITE REVIEW
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Our full week vacation during the 2nd week in October was divine. After reading so many excellent reviews we had high expectations, and they were all met and even exceeded. Trying not to repeat what has been already written in other reviews about the place itself, this is the kind of refuge/resort/secrecy where you get literally spoiled, without visible limits....

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Kasia M, Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Adriana and Israel, Thank you very much for taking your time in writing such a detailed, and nice, review! Lots of compliments! It is a pleasure for us that after your one week stay you felt so good and enjoyed that much the experience in Zanzi. As you said, if returning to Zanzibar, we will love to see you...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We can really recommend Zanzibar resort as it is very similar to a small paradise. We enjoyed the food at the restaurant every day - and the menu at evening changed all the time, so the quality was excellent, both the dinner and service. The house we stayed at was a family house and was placed very private in the...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in Zanzi Resort for 6 days with my fianze and it was much more than what we expected. We were staying before in the other side of the island so a cab from the hotel came to pick us up. Othman, the driver, was very friendly and talkative all the time, explaining us everything we were asking with...

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The place is magnificent, nestled in the lush garden with beautiful setup of restaurant, villas and amazing shore. We were eating in the restaurant and is was absolutely amazing, the best steak ever and vegetarian spring rolls. Service and management so friendly and caring. We will come back for sure!

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to enjoy this very private resort for a couple of days. There are only 13 villas and six of them are quite close to the beach. Our room had a spacious living room with a great dining table, a nice bedroom and a great bathroom. The villa was placed in a lush garden with a private pool...

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall Zanzi Resort did not disappoint. It was beautiful and had an intimate vibe which we loved. The food and service were really good as well. We stayed in a regular room - not one of the villas. It was large and met our needs. The shared pool was empty most of the time! The only reason I did not...

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Kasia M, Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mandy, Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you appreciated our food and service and the privacy (big swimming pool only for your own use:)). As you noticed yourself, the rooms are specious and we are the most private resort ever! Comparing to other 5* hotels on the island, our rooms (especially...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week at Zanzi resort, it was exceptional ! The place is marvelous , the villas are splendid. Staff - more than great. Very quaiet. It is difficult to describe in words the beauty of this place. The food is delicious. Manager Kasia very helpful. All very nice. The hotel has a very large and well-kept garden. Piek...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Zanzi last December...We found everything as it was claimed on the web site, somewhere better and this is not obvious. It is rare to have the opportunity to jump from the ordinary environment which is running around you to a tailored world, where nature is enhanced and cared, and people, native and European, are genuinely fantastic. Quality...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I spent four nights at the Zanzi Resort and could not be happier with our stay there! Highly recommended! We arrived in Zanzibar after hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and going on safari in mainland Tanzania for 10 days, so we were definitely ready for some relaxation. Upon arriving at the Zanzi Resort we quickly realized we had come...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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. ZanziResort's African Eco Villas are made of local materials like wood and clay. They are designed in african spirit with all luxury amenities. Villas have one big room and bathroom. Outside each villas has relax area. Close to those villas there is a big swimming pool. 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 

Additional Information about Zanzi Resort

Address: Kama, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Price Range: $279 - $649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Zanzi Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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#3 Spa Hotel in Zanzibar Island
#4 Luxury Hotel in Zanzibar Island
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Zanzibar Island
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“Choose one of the villas with private swimming pool if you can...Our kids have been staying there all time...”
 of 5 bubbles RenatoBenintendi, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Villa 7 or any with private beach access”
 of 5 bubbles JayAimDee, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Seafront Villa's have private pools”
 of 5 bubbles Wendiskow, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“book a suite with a private pool and beach access”
 of 5 bubbles marinbean, Feb 4, 2017 | Read review
“private villas with pool are the best”
 of 5 bubbles AndrzejKatowice, Jan 29, 2017 | Read review
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