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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Nungwi Beach, Nungwi 3151 Tanzania
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#11 of 41 hotels in Nungwi
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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Flavio N wrote a review Apr 19
3 contributions
The staff in the hotel is very kind and respect. The hotel is great, good and big rooms with everything you need to have a relaxed sleep. The pool is big and lots of space to get sun. The hotel food is good. At the start we weren’t liking but we end up enjoying it. We enjoyed to talk a lot with the people at the restaurant all very kind. Machano is a great man told me about his life and Zanzibar and it was really good to talk to him. He’s still a trainee but he got much skill and you can see he will have a great future because he’s dedicated and hard workers also very helpful. Overall great experience Zanzibar. We went in low season so no animation in the hotel that’s the only thing we miss but it’s normal because April it’s rainy season.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jen K wrote a review Mar 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia28 contributions45 helpful votes
The Essque Zalu is a beautiful property and makes for a very relaxing stay. However, I found it to be very lacking for a hotel of its supposed caliber. The staff are very friendly but the service is slow/inconsistent — for example, at breakfast most mornings we were not asked if we wanted tea or coffee and instead had to find a waiter to request it. Even then it often was not brought to us after the first request. The bigger problem was the fact that the WiFi in our room didn’t work for three out of the five days we stayed. We raised this concern with reception straightaway and followed up on it daily after being told repeatedly it would be fixed. In fact it was never fixed and had a very negative impact on us being able to enjoy our stay. When the reception asked how our stay was upon checkout, I pointed out that our internet was never fixed despite the constant promises that it was being handled, and reception offered no apology or gesture to try to make up for this serious inconvenience. As someone who practically lives in hotels, I found their sense of customer service to really be lacking and would not return to this property in the future after our experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Tiks.Md wrote a review Mar 2021
Tarkwa, Ghana13 contributions
Enjoy my stay ambient environment Friendly staff too , It was my fiancée’s 30th birthday we are 7 days apart all I had to do was to phone the manager prior arrival and they organized an unforgettable experience for us Its value for money
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from kennedy maina, Other at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded Mar 16, 2021
Dear Tiks_Md, we are very happy that you chose to spend your special Birthday with us. We are glad we made your experience here amazing and we hope that you come to visit us again soon.
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Dreamer795628 wrote a review Mar 2021
24 contributions4 helpful votes
The best part of my stay here is the hotel is beautiful , the rooms are spacious and nice , the views are amazing . The pool is nice . The staff is helpful and pleasant. I wanted more culture for dining and I got it with Swahili night only, which was nice. The food for me was mediocre . The drinks are also overpriced , watered down. It s family friendly so there are kids running and splashing ( if your the adult only type , like me ) Also note that your not able to sit on the beach and it is 1.5 hr drive from airport.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from kennedy maina, Other at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded Mar 16, 2021
Dear Dreamer, thank you for choosing to spend your holiday with us. We have taken note of the areas you have highlighted and shared them with the respective leads. We hope that you will visit us again for a more new experience.
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Zanzibar cruise Tour & safaris wrote a review Mar 2021
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania11 contributions1 helpful vote
Overlooking the Indian Ocean and located next to a lush forest, Essque Zalu Zanzibar in Nungwi features a large outdoor pool and a spa. It offers direct access to the beach. Combining contemporary and Swahili design, the spacious suites are housed …
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from kennedy maina, Other at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded Mar 16, 2021
Thank you ZanzibarCruise...It is an amazing getaway experience :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond (0.03 miles), Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation (0.2 miles), and Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fisherman's Seafood & Grill, Gerry's Bar, and Aluna Garden Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Essque Zalu Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Essque Zalu Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Essque Zalu Zanzibar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (3.7 miles).