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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I together with a large friend group stayed in two of the villas for a wedding over a long weekend and had a great experience. The hotel is simply an excellent wedding venue - I was helping out with day-of logistics and the staff were wonderful to work with. Super professional and on top of everything, they... More 

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Kerry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Essque Zalu last summer for the Swahili night buffet and it was an amazing experience. We started the evening with sundown cocktails, the view was out of this world-like paradise! We are returning again tomorrow night and we cannot wait. I couldn't recommend this place highly enough. The staff were lovely and the food was amazing!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Zalu is nice - but not excellent as one would expect for a five star hotel at this high price level. Several times dishes and drinks offered in the menu were not available. Also the breakfast buffet already at 9 am had no more orange juice. I was adviced to come back the next day. The WLAN signal in... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The five star hotel is quite good,the food is fantastic,you order which you want to eat,room are excellent,the pool side water no cloride, is the original sea water,its clean,the waiters are cooperative,the garden is goods, we enjoying well. we are from dar-es-salaam tanzania.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zalu is a beautifull hotel located in a gorgeous spot in the northern Zanzibar coast. Very good restaurants from which I would like to highlight The Yetti, located at the end of the pier where we were able to have lunch and dinner just above this beautifull sea. All personnel gave us an excellent attention but I want to remark... More 

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india
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the most amazing stay ever !!! Ur chef and customer service excellent -- food awesome -- everything the best--- including the pashmina shawl offer at the jetty!!! Hats off to u guys -- The pool was clean and sparkling -- not to mention the jetty !! U were just 100 percent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our 2 day stay . Warm staff. Very hospitable . Amazing food options And even better were the chef s preparations. Awesome Indian continental and Swahili preprations. Highly recommended for families and friends . Too picturesque . 👌🏻👌🏻

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived travel weary and corporate stressed- and knew immediately this was the place to recover. Thatch bungalows set in tropical gardens with infinity pools looking out onto sea.The bedroom/lounge/bathroom were very spacious and free wifi was included. Mosquito nets provided in the bedroom.We set off and had a JET LAG massage at the Spa followed by a drink at... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback following your most recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu. I was delighted to read your comments and that you thoroughly enjoyed your time among us. Please rest assured that your comments will be shared with the team, as all the credit goes to them.... More 

Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Thus hotel is very nice, the rooms are like appartments each one surrounded by beautiful gardens; the people is very polite, kind and helpful; they arranged our taxi. The swimming pool is beautiful next to the beach, the restaurant is nice and the food is delicious, a little bit expensive but is worthy food. Is possible to walk to the... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback following your most recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu. I was delighted to read your comments and that you thoroughly enjoyed your time among us. Please rest assured that your comments will be shared with the team, as all the credit goes to them.... More 

Nottingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Myself and friends stayed in Zanzibar for a week recently. We found a review for the jetty restaurant in this hotel online which sounded fab so we got a taxi there for dinner. We were greeted out the taxi by staff and taken the market kitchen restaurant as only this was open on the night we chose. This restaurant is... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback following your most recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu. I was delighted to read your comments and that you thoroughly enjoyed your time among us. Please rest assured that your comments will be shared with the team, as all the credit goes to them.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Address: Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: $361 - $1,075 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essque Zalu Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
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#1 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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