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The Zanzibari

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the good fortune to spend three nights at the lush and luxurious Zanzibari, a lovely retreat in the Nungwi section of Zanzibar. We stayed in The Zanzibari's Franzipane suite -- a large 2-level abode with its own private plunge pool and its own private stretch of beach. The downstairs consisted of a living room, bedroom, bathroom and additional... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at the Zanzibari and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a relaxing break away. The food is exceptional! We were half board and had a 5 course dinner every evening which was, without fail, of an extremely high quality. The breakfast was also very good. There is a spa (a wooden tent on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed every minute of my stay at The Zanzibari. The staff went above and beyond to make your stay pleasant and were very friendly. Quiet location, beautiful garden and easy access to the beach. Two suggestions to management would be to get some new (fresh) towels and provide a do no disturb sign, just so that option is available.... More 

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nipperjarvis, General Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.I will pass your compliments onto the staff and always we take your recommendations seriously and are no in the process of getting some "Do not disturb" signs for individual rooms. Thank you again for your review. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zanzibari it must be said is not actually on the beach - it is on low cliffs above the beach which gives it privacy and a good view. So, as others have commented, the tide comes right in to the cliffs, covering the sand, and then recedes about a mile leaving exposed rock and reef. Not really good for... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's start with the positives: the kitchen is ambitious and it shows. The food was excellent and the service charming, friendly and efficient. The rooms are a good size for a couple, but not great for 3 teenage children! The beds were very comfortable and there is a choice of aircon or fan. One evening we (there were 13 in... More 

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, General Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a reasonably pleasant stay with us and enjoyed our cuisine. Our rooms are in fact double rooms and we do state that, we will put in an extra bed if requested, which we did. I do apologise for the 'water issue' we did have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Zanzibari is a small, peaceful place to be. My review is strictly from my experience of their food and service. I have never spent a night there so I will not touch about their rooms or any amenities. As most of the hotels nearby Zanzibari, beach access is a down. But I love the fact that they created a nice... More 

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Frimley Green, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The Zanzibari is a haven of peace away from the the hustle and bustle of a somewhat litter strewn Zanzibar. Rooms are very comfortable, clean, airy and with a balcony/veranda facing the ocean. The beach is fantastic, but beware sea urchins. The was a wide choice of food which was very good, especially the Swahili buffet. Paul and his staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at this hotel after five days at Sable MountIn Lodge and had booked an extended stay of seven nights. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a whole apartment, although one real frustration being that we didn't have a decent shower working throughout. The rest was great - the gardens, the pool, the beach, the super super... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

This hotel is a dream! Nice staff, excellent manager and the best place for a relaxing stay. Due to its size (the hotel only provides 3 suits and 8 rooms) - you can have a perfect rest. If it gets hot, you jump into the pool that has the perfect size, cold water and is partly sun protected. The rooms... More 

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, General Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, I will pass your comments onto the staff. Palzori sends his regards.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Its hard to put into words just how nice this place is, from the turquoise sea, to the incredible food, to the friendliest staff, there is not a bad word I could say about my stay here! I landed in Zanzibar after a 3 week photographic Safari holiday, also with Tent With A View... and decided to come to Zanzibar... More 

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Zanzibari_Tanzania, General Manager at The Zanzibari, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a gracious review. I am glad we met all your expectations and you had the relaxation you needed. I will pass your comments onto the staff. You are more than welcome to return. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Zanzibari is located in Nungwi on the northeastern tip of Zanzibar. Set above the beach on a low coral cliff with easy access to the sea you are offered privacy, peace and tranquility while taking in the stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel has many high quality facilities, including our infinity pool, spa and famous Dhow Restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Zanzibari

Address: Nungwi Road, Nungwi 10437, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: $180 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Zanzibari 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
The Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi
The Zanzibari Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#10 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
#11 Family Hotel in Nungwi
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