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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was large and beautiful with a view of the ocean/dock. The pool was beautiful. Aside from that the service was mediocre. Towels were taken and not replaced. The tea selection in the room Was never replenished. Service at all restaurants was slow. The...More

Thank Lisasark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mary Blessing who worked at the spa did an amazing job doing my pedicure and braided my hair. I highly recommend seeing her! I have long hair and she braided it in only an hour. I have gotten many compliments and wish I was able...More

Thank dae805
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a busy safari we stayed at the Esseque Zalu to unwind and it was the perfect place to do this. the staff were friendly, the rooms excellent and the restaurants were very good too. the location on the beach within easy walking distance of...More

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Thank Graham P
Response from ShawnR1315, General Manager at Essque Zalu ZanzibarResponded 6 days ago

Dear Graham P, Thank you so much for the kind comments. We are humbled to learn you enjoyed your stay with us. We genuinely look forward to have the pleasure of hosting you again. Thank you! Best regards Shawn Ritchie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are now staying at the hotel, it's way overpriced- costs like top hotels in Zanzibar like Melia or Zuri but offers poor value for the money. The maintenance of the place is really low, very old decoration, most facilities are old, lunch was very...More

Thank Yair R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view, well built kids club you name it very luxurious hotel in Nungwi. Very pricey though and their all-inclusive plans are not very well defined. Staff are great...they could do a bit more by adding some entertainment in the evening post dinner around the...More

Thank SNK777
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About
Description
Take a deep breath of fresh Indian ocean air, relax and unwind. Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove in the north east coast of Unguja (alias Zanzibar). Essque ...More Zalu Zanzibar combines contemporary luxury with a real sense of place. This boutique hotel has the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean to one side and lush green forest to the other, and there is just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air. At Essque Zalu Zanzibar, create your own personal paradise, your own kind of luxury, an experience of a lifetime. Choose from 40 individual suites and 8 villas all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Our suites offer a luxurious-styled space crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched makuti roof. From farm to table, we take great pride in our sumptuous cooking. Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of two unique restaurants, three well stocked bars and a variety of destination dining experiences. Unashamedly indulgent, the Spa comprises of two couples treatment rooms, four single rooms, vichy shower, a sauna and steam room - a haven of restorative and rejuvenating perfection. Using only 100% truly organic and natural ingredients, our focus is on capturing the intelligence of nature in the restorative process. We know that the essence of nature can synergistically interact with the energy system, and this knowledge forms the basis of our Africology creations, all orchestrated to help you lead a more holistic lifestyle. Essque Zalu is your outpost into the first steps of the wildness and tranquility of Zanzibar. Reconnect with nature and experience a land rich in life and uninhabited space. We offer guests the opportunity to partake in activities to experience some of the islands most Spectacular and scenic excursions. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beachfront
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Spa
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On the Beach
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Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Spa
,
On the Beach
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
$399 - $774 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
,
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Spa
,
On the Beach
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
$399 - $774 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
,
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
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Traveler (1,076)
Room & Suite (453)
Pool & Beach (258)
Dining (180)
Amenities (89)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
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Questions & Answers
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StefanR2731
November 6, 2016|
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Response from haffyfeet | Reviewed this property |
No not from here... go towards The east of Zanzibar for some excellent deals on scuba and the snorkelling.
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Michele F
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Shahid A | Reviewed this property |
you could take a taxi to the main nungwi beach thats like 5 mins away for 10 usd maximum. yes safari is a good option as well however please check on the season as if its the rainy season then safari would not be a good... More
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tonilee_13
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Silviaoxx | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not. We paid for it separately. It is not too expensive.
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