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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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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 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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Free Parking
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Refrigerator in room
Minibar
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Lagoon View
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Location
Full view
Getting there
Kisauni Airport35 mi
Tanga Airport47 mi
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Grauerpanther04
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely place at the quiet end of Nungwi. brilliant infinity pool, very nice staff and wonderful accomodation makes this a perfect hideaway. Excellent breakfast served between 7 and 11 am. Spa Treatments a bit on the pricy side (120 $ / h massage) and you are best advised to shop around for activity deals if you want to save on Budget. still highly recommend it.
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EBMUSCAT
Muscat, Oman
32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We came in half term in October and booked a sea front suite we were upgraded to a villa an dir was amazing, the hotel was tranquil, fantastic views , very un pretentious and we had the most relaxing holiday. Staff were amazing and food and drink great, I travel a lot and this was up in my top 5 hotels would,definitely recommend it.
We went to the nearly beaches omg they were packed it wa spike being in Benidorm couldn't wait to get back to the Essque Zala and the beautiful scenery and quiet location
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Tomas D
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Reviewed 4 weeks agovia mobile
Be honest maybe the hotel is ok,but the bar outside have a amazing view spectrum one but the bar on the top is completely Rip off money,cocktail are asking crazy prices but when they bring you it's looks like someone spit on it,cocktail for a 11$ and tast disaster not even looks nice and when I politely ask what's wrong they tell.me this is the way... not talking about coconut tart lads first check how tarts looks like
Be honest I will never again go to this bar I'm very disappointed..
Hotel fabulous but the bar outside on the molo is Rip of money
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LazydreamerinMelb
Melbourne
85
Reviewed 4 weeks agovia mobile
We had the best 3 days there. Magnificant villa facing the ocean with the view of the pier. We got up every morning to see sunrise and it was just perfect. Food at the resort was top notch and my husband still kept talking about how good it was. Breakfast was a great spread of all different choices. Couldnt ask for a better place and we didnt want to leave.
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doddamin
Norwich, United Kingdom
3112
Reviewed Nov 3, 2018via mobile
We stayed in a lovely bungalow for 7 days we didn’t have a ocean view but but didn’t feel we needed it the hotel has a fantastic pier and a drop dead Gorgeous view all staff were very friendly , it would have been nice to have had a change of menu the breakfasts I didn’t feel were 5* and I felt the bathroom area needed a good clean around the toilet area other than that I thought the room was great,when you go onto the beach people want to sell you a trip but always friendly
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EBMUSCAT
October 9, 2018|
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Response from H8139FUdaveh | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not answering sooner. We booked the transfer as part of our package and also the half board. But believe me the place is stunning and the staff are so friendly and attentive, it’s a worthy experience
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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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"Villa 1 amazing"
EBMUSCAT
3 weeks ago
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"Ocean view room"
Kenwyoung
Oct 21, 2018
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"We had the villa to ourselves! Best views ever!"
siddharth707
Oct 10, 2018
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"Make sure you clarify your plan we had half-board but didnt include some of the thing in the menu"
SNK777
Sep 6, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$333 - $708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
essque zalu zanzibar hotel nungwi
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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