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Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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North Coast, Nungwi Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 11/24/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/24/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#12 of 57 in Nungwi
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.4
Value
4.1
A spectacular view of the Indian Ocean from almost anywhere on the resort makes this all-inclusive property a wonderful choice for those guests looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Fantastic swimming pools, a beautiful beach with clear, turquoise waters and amazing sunsets all add to the ambiance! The rooms are large, approximately 80 square metres for Superior Rooms and 100 square metres for Suites. A spacious bathroom with a large bathtub, separate shower and double sinks provide luxurious comfort. All rooms include a quiet split-unit air conditioner, TV, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, a safe and a terrace from which to enjoy the view. The warm, friendly staff invite you to enjoy meals in the buffet restaurant with a varied selection of local and international dishes or a traditional pizza oven near the beach offers a quick snack while you relax by the pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Game room
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Hindi and 5 more
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manie van vuuren wrote a review May 22
Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
Excellent - Thank To Every Member of Staff @ Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort from The Cleaners, Guards, Gardeners, Waiter, Chefs, Reception-to the Guys in the offices. My 9th visit to Zanzibar You are the leaders👨🏾‍🍳 Resort Stunning, food is 5 star. Great location all the beautiful smiling Faces You all made my Holiday the best I ever had Thank You 🎈
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Enjoy every Second and see the hard work and small detail they do to make You happy
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Rune J wrote a review May 18
Norway2 contributions
This is a very nice and comfortably hotel. My wife and I spent 10 days there. Superb location, nice surroundings and good food. They also have a very helpfull and supporting staff, and I will take the opportunity to give the Guest Team with Kaiza, Simon and their supervisor Jumi a big thanks. Also a BIG thanks to Anna at the Beach Bar for her outstanding good service and smiling apperarance. 10 wonderful days and we look forward to our next stay at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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John wrote a review May 3
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first holiday in 8 years and our first holiday as a couple, we got there 7 hours before check-in time but we were looked after and given our all inclusive wrist bands straight away so we could eat and drink. Once we had eaten breakfast our room was ready and the guys took our cases to our room.The room was big, bright with 2 x balconies overlooking the pools and sea, rooms were tended to twice a day from cleaners and to prepare the bed for sleep - including mosquito spray and nets. Food was fantastic - something for everyone at all 3 meal times. Drinks also good, local drinks or named brands for a charge.Facilities gave us everything we needed and all the staff were more than helpful from the lad at breakfast opening doors and giving hand sanitiser, but with the biggest smile ever - to the Masai security guard who removed urchin spines from my foot after snorkelling (I was warned). If trips and excursions are your thing - go see Ali Baba on the beach - they all know him - he'll get what you want.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: all pool facing but the further from reception the quieter they are.
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Response from General Manager RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort! We're delighted to have been your first choice after 8 long years without a vacation and appreciate your kind remarks about our spacious rooms, fantastic food and our friendly staff. Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi. We trust that your foot is all healed up and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Kim Elizabeth Bird General Manager Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Antonia S wrote a review Apr 2022
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Royal Zanzibar Beach resort was nothing short of Magnificent. Breathtaking views from every angle. Marvellously Charming customer service from every single member of staff. The food was exquisite, with so much variety. There was something for everyone. The evening entertainment within the grounds of the resort was spectacular and engaging. Our children (and ourselves alike) absolutely loved the permances. From the enchanting outdoor poolside cinema under the sky starlights to the stellar acrobatic and dance performances. We were even fortunate enough to see a performance by some of the Maasai men illustrating their traditional chant and jump. We stayed for 10 nights over the Easter holiday with my husband and 3 children. We felt safe during our entire stay. The Maasai men were a nice touch as security. They're traditional attire offers a small insight to their culture and a friendly presence. The guest vs staff beach volleyball match was also great, especially since we won lol. Considering this Resort attracts people from all over the world, different cultures and languages. All the staff seemed able to connect with people and make you feel welcome like they were genuinely happy for you to be there. I commend them for this. As a business owner within a service based industry this is an invaluable skill to have. The team at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Hotel were particularly accommodating to my needs as I use a walking aid and struggle to walk long distance. They had a wheel chair on hand which was helpful getting around from the beach front to the main restaurant and weaving across the 5 swimming pools. We had initially booked for 2 rooms being a family of 5. We had requested low level rooms close to amenities. They kindly offered us a fabulous beach front Ocean Suite so we could all be together with two extra beds for our children. For a slice of paradise on an exotic tropical island in Africa, the Royal Zanzibar Beach Hotel is definitely the place to be. Highly recommended. Check out their Instagram feed for arial drone views of the entire resort as the images from most of the online hotel booking websites don't do it justice. It's worth every penny. Thank you for making my family and I feel so welcome and creating life long memories we will never forget. Hakuna Mata, Asante Sana Antonia Shittu Instagram @antonia247official
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from General Manager RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Antonia, Thank you so much for your terrific and detailed review of your stay with Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort! It's an absolute pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and we appreciate your generous praise of our lovely property, wonderful food and of course, of our warm and friendly staff. Asante sana again for choosing to vacation with us, we hope to welcome all of you back in the not to distant future. Kind regards, Kim Elizabeth Bird General Manager Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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LindaC478 wrote a review Apr 2022
Frankfurt, Germany49 contributions34 helpful votes
1 hour 45 minutes transfer from the airport to Nungwi ,35$, through very green vegetation and the reality that Zanzibar is a developing country and far away from the social media images you have in mind. Royal Zanzibar was a great choice. Beautiful immaculate gardens, a picture perfect beach view and fantastic pool designs. We, 4 Adults 4 Children , occupied family rooms, two superior rooms with connecting doors. Huge room size, you dont get this size for a 5 star in London or Paris. Please dont compare 5 star in Zanzibar with Europe or Asia , i think this hotel in its way deserves it. The hotel staff are all very very friendly, the Duty manager was very active. Huge bathroom, with open shower and again huge bathtub. Comfortable beds with a mosquito net ( very few mosquitos ) but maybe because it was rainny season in April . We had lots of rain , very loud thunderstorms , so keep in mind April is wet but still warm. We had to change rooms because of a leaking ceiling in our room. Housekeeping did a good job, very clean( some items like the toilet brush needs to be changed ) . I found the public toilets at the lobby, pool and cliff restaurant to be very clean too. There are 4 pools, the best is the infinity pool, with the most beautiful sunset i have ever seen. There are enough sun beds and lounges ( the beach lounge is free! Not like in Cancun or Ibiza ) . It would be nice if they put a kids playground at one of the pools like a slide because there is space anyway, some pool towels need a change . The beach has white soft sand but with lots of garbage. Its a shame, plastic bottles, fishing nets and dead fish. The hotel management must do something about this , or assign the Maasai security who stand the whole day doing nothing . When it comes to food, thats the only complain i have, the cuisine is very indian oriented. I like indian food but not everyday. As a result, we suffered from stomach issues , and Buffett should not be self-service during Covid times. Not hygienic. The cliff restaurant has a bistro menu for lunch, the view is very nice . All inclusive cocktails are of low quality with local spirits and cheap wine. The extra wine card was not better , an improvement would do here. Entertainment was typical for such resorts, but a live band during dinner is noise , better after dinner. The movie night under stars is magical . Another annoying thing is the beach sellers, they are very aggressive and make it almost impossible to take a quiet beach walk. I understand they are working to make a living but the approach should be polite. We booked our trip to Mnemba island with aka James Bond Nungwi, highly recommendable , IG page available. The trips to watch the Dolphins leave a bad feeling for me, too many boats , racing after the Dolphins. I wouldnt support this kind of tourism again . Please note the hotel has no ATM machine, if you need cash you must take a cab 40$ to the next petrol station.( there is nothing outside the hotel, no shops, restaurants etc) The hotel charges then 5% when you pay with credit card at check out To sum up, i can recommend Royal Zanzibar for a family vacation, honeymoon . ( we had the couples treat at the spa ! ) great , a plus would be a steam bath and sauna at the spa.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Watch the sun set at the infinity pool, rooms at Block B have nice sea, pool views
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Linda, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your very kind review of your stay with Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed so many things about your stay and will share your remarks with Housekeeping and the Gardeners especially. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy the food as much. Our intent is to have a varied international menu for both The Cliff and the Buffet. We'll double check the menus to ensure that they aren't slanted toward any one style of food. I'm also sorry that you found garbage on the beach. That is actually to be cleaned prior to the start of the day, we'll do the follow up to ensure that it's happening. As for the beach sellers, while I'm very sorry they can be so disturbing, we do recommend not booking with them but choosing accredited, licensed sellers for tours. Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay and for recommending us to future travelers. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Kim Elizabeth Bird General Manager Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Lisa N wrote a review Apr 2022
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We’ve just finished a fabulous 2 week stay at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort. We visited as a family, it was the first visit to Africa for the children and my mum. My husband and I have visited Africa a number of times, but this was our first visit to Zanzibar. We were welcomed immediately upon arrival, greeted with chilled towels and juice, which were very welcome to counter the heat. Our rooms were spacious, well furnished and more importantly, immaculately clean. They were equipped with air conditioning, a mini fridge, hairdryer, toiletries, a gorgeous bathroom with walk in shower and double-ended bath - plus plenty of hot water. The staff were friendly and couldn’t do enough to help, asking was there anything they could do to make our stay better. They made a point to learn our names and favourite drinks 😂 The food was plentiful and delicious. There was a choice of restaurants - our lunchtime favourite was overlooking the sea. The location on the beach was perfect. We can’t praise or recommend the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort enough and would love to visit again in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your excellent review of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort and your generous recommendation! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and particularly pleased to have made such a good impression for your mother and children for their first stay in Africa! We appreciated your kind remarks about our lovely rooms, good food and spectacular location! We will also be sure to share your kind remarks with our various teams, I know they'll be pleased to hear that they were such a positive part of your stay. Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, we are already looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards, Kim Elizabeth Bird General Manager Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Gregor G wrote a review Apr 2022
Nimy, Belgium23 contributions7 helpful votes
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Immediately at arrival at the hotel, our great experience started. We were welcomed by friendly reception; and the experience continues throughout all staff. The rooms were spacious, and allowed a nice vier over the pools and the sea. The variety of pools is great, the chilled whirlpool, the infinity pool are just two of the 4 main pools in the resort. The beach is nice with powder-like sand and - quite important- the beach existed at low and high - tide. We enjoyed playing volleyball at the hotel beach and the chilled drinks at either of the many bars. Overall, the friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness of the resort, the wonderful tasty food are all factors for a 5 star rating.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Watch the sunset at the infinity pool. Do not miss volleyball at the beach.
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Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your stay with Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, we loved your title too! It was a pleasure to hear that you were pleased with your room, our food and our beautiful beach and pools and I never cease to enjoy sharing kind remarks about our friendly staff with the team. Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Kim Elizabeth Bird General Manager Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Nasma Rajab wrote a review Apr 2022
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania27 contributions2 helpful votes
I went for drink 🍺 and it was best ,the swimming pool is amazing ,just the welcoming from the entrance at the reception it’s just wow 😯,this is a place to come with the one you love .Made me to explore more with the rooms like all the rooms are having this special view like spectacular view of the sea. Recommend for Hooney moon and wedding😍.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: When you want to have wedding in Zanzibar this is just best venue hotel.
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Tshego M wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions24 helpful votes
The service at the resort was excellent. The food was delicious all the time and located on the perfect beach. The resort has different big pool and you don't feel over crowded when you are in public spaces. The rooms are big enough with balconies. Perfect resort for a holiday.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Doctor white wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed here for 10 days. The resort is quite old and definitely not a 5 stars. The beach is lovely. Our rooms cleanliness is not consistent and amenities also. Some part of public area are quite dirty. We asked the service staff for drinks which it took long time to arrive. Bar is the same as the resort is all inclusive but they did ask us to pay for some drinks that we ordered. My husband paid premium package. The management do need to train the staff, they don’t know our name as it is impossible for long stay guests like us. We won’t return.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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$203 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
182
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Nungwi Beach (0.4 miles), CHE Zanzibar (0.4 miles), and Dr Bulugu Gallery (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Badolina Tokyo, Sushi & Noodles, sexy fish, and Cinnamon and Rooftops Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Hindi, Thai, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (2.7 miles).
Does Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.