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DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi

2,317 reviews
All Inclusive
Nungwi Village, Nungwi Tanzania
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#11 of 36 hotels in Nungwi
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Unwind at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar-Nungwi, set on the most northern tip of Zanzibar in Tanzania. The hotel's unique location directly on the beach will make you feel energized. Rest in a spacious guest room with a private balcony or terrace and enjoy the views of the pool, exotic gardens or Indian ocean. Upgrade to a two-room suite and feel pampered with a 30-minute house massage, fully stocked mini bar and daily fruit basket. Boasting a traditional Zanzibar style with Makuti palm leaf roofs, this Nungwi hotel offers spectacular sea views and direct beach access. Relax on white sand with sun beds and shade umbrellas and explore the tropical waters while scuba diving or snorkeling. Plunge into the outdoor, freshwater pool or sip on cocktails and fresh fruit juices from Dolphin’s pool bar. Stay in shape with our modern fitness center. Savor innovative international and fusion specialties at Fisherman Bar & Grill before admiring the Zanzibar sunset and trying authentic Shisha aromatic tobacco. Enjoy traditional, live entertainment at Ngalawa Restaurant. Celebrate your dream wedding (for up to 100 guests) with exotic backdrops, host your special event on the beach or host small and private meetings for up to 16 people in gorgeous surroundings. Utilize the complimentary parking and enjoy WiFi throughout the hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Children's playground
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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4 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Arabic, Italian
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After 1 night in Maars hotel (the worse in the earth), we decided to move to Doubletree center for 1 night and, finally, we move to North to this hotel (30$ by taxi, same to return to airport). We spent 6 nights there. Pros: - Place and quiet hotel, - great buffet and barbecues, - clean service is perfect including laundry (great extra price - 2$ for a polo) Cons: - activities are expensive but easy to find some out of the hotel, Thus, it s great place to stay and relaxing...
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The reception people were very friendly and help full and the hotel in general was really good. The grounds were immaculate cleaned and groomed every day. Pool was very clean and the pool bar and staff was fantastic. Every one was so nice and friendly and always smiled. They would do almost anything for you. The sand at the beach front where the umbrellas were raked and cleaned every morning. There was always chairs available by the pool or the beach. The guys at the beach bar and pool bar gave excellent service all day long with drinks. Also the cleaning staff was friendly and did a great job cleaning the room. The same with all staff in the restaurant, they always greeted you with a smile and asked if there was anything they could assist you with. The room we had seamed to be pretty new with furniture and bed.
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Response from Sherif-M-Afifi, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi
Responded Jun 7, 2019
Dear Tony, thank you for taking the time to review your holiday experience at DoubleTree by Hilton Nungwi, we are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your overall stay and honeymoon with us. I have shared your excellent review with the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back again on future stays.
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Good looking, nice and clear hotel. The People, that are working here are wonderful, always smiled and Very positive. I really recommended! Spa and beauty salon are perfect too, with kind and professional working People.
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We stayed on an all-inclusive package for 3 nights. Breakfast was 7-11, lunch from 1PM (afternoon pool menu also available from 1PM) and dinner from 7PM. + Gorgeous resort location + Extremely welcoming staff, always ensuring we had everything we needed, and everyone always greeted us with a big smile and "jambo, how are you" + We were here during low season which meant the place was less crowded, staff remembered us by name and we got excellent service + Dont forget a copy of your marriage certificate if you are honeymooners! We were treated to a private table for 2 on the beach as a honeymoon celebratory treat (as well as 50% off spa treatments and a bottle of wine we unfortunately didnt have a chance to use) + Food was ok for a buffet. Wide variety of food and drinks: bread, pizza and pasta options every day, lots of fresh fruit, salads, variety of local cuisine, seafood, meats, themed dinners etc. + Bartenders in the pool bar especially were great! Friendly, smiley, chatty, and flexible in cocktail requests. Highly recommend trying the local drink Dawa and the virgin version of Dawa with Stoney Tangawisi! + Guards patrolling the beach which meant we were not hassled much by beach boys, and as long as the tide was not super high it felt like a private beach + Wifi in all areas including rooms were free (read in some reviews they charged for this, but it is not the case) + Hotel arranged lots of activities: games, beach volleyball, parties, beach band, village tour, pool workout etc. + We stayed in low season (mid March + Corona virus) so the place was not crowded, however I can imagine sun beds by the beach to run out early when more people are staying in the hotel (in our case by afternoon all sun beds had been taken, but plenty left by the pool) + Large, clean rooms with plenty of space (except only few hangers) to unpack and tuck away everything - No information booklet, very hard to understand what was included in the all inclusive, the menus at the various bars differed in what was listed as included. Also some drinks were listed under not included but were included we found out, and it was mentioned ice cream not included, but they served it at lunch times and then it was included, still not sure if it is ..) - Small gym: one treadmill, one crosstrainer, one bike, one bench, dumbbells 2-20kg and some balls - It was impossible to get the mosquito nets over the bed to cover everything - I ate lots of raw fruit, salad and seafood and got nasty food poisoning one evening (should have been more careful with my food choices..) Speaking to others, there were more cases with same symptoms as me. Luckily it was only a few (but horrible) hours. However, kudos to staff who kept checking on me, offering help to arrange a doctor to visit, buy medicine etc. But be cautious when picking what food to eat from the buffet..
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Response from Ramy W, Deputy General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi and for taking the time to send us your valued feedback, we greatly appreciate any comments by our guests and constantly strive to achieve the highest quality standards. It always amazing to receive positive feedback or compliments from our, I will share your comments with our colleagues, which I am sure will act as a great motivator. Once more thank you indeed for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you once more in our resort. Sincerely yours, Ramy Waheed Deputy General Manager
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This hotel was not what I expected when I booked a fully inclusive package for my 40th birthday. Upon check in there was confusion as to being half board or fully inclusive, it was sorted (or so I thought) and we received our fully inclusive bracelets. Day 1 I ordered a cocktail on inclusive (this takes 20 min on average), next day it is not included anymore! Menu also very confusing in this regard. Dinner options was average and we had to order our own drinks at the counter as there were not enough waiters. Day 2, came back from a full day trip and wanted to get a drink at the pool bar at 7.10pm (closes at 7pm, pool as well), staff still there, only wanted a single spirit with ice, no mix, sorry bar closed! went to reception to enquire AGAIN about the empty mini bar. Again the half board confusion BUT assured it is now sorted and even promised a cake for my bday the next day for the inconvenience, needless to say I'm still waiting for the so called cake and extra bar fill. Day before checkout, AGAIN questioned by staff about not being fully inclusive - Eventually sorted! I found the staff unaccommodating and service at dinner nearly non-existent, was served by a waiter 1 out of the 4 nights. also never got to get a beach chair in 4 days. Luckily my trip was split and I moved to another hotel which was amazing with service, food and drinks.
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Frequently Asked Questions about DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi
Which popular attractions are close to DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi?
Nearby attractions include Dr Bulugu Gallery (0.3 miles) and blacklulu (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fisherman's Seafood & Grill, Badolina Secret Garden Restaurant, and Gerry's Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi have an airport shuttle?
Yes, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Russian, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (3.5 miles).