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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Nungwi Beach, Nungwi 3151 Tanzania
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#10 of 36 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
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
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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Peter O wrote a review Sep 1
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel was amazing!! Management made room for us at the last minute after we found out that our original hotel was closed due to COVID-19. The hotel staff were extremely attentive and went out of their way to make sure we felt welcomed and safe given COVID-19. The food was excellent, management friendly, and views amazing. Make sure you ask for the seafood special at least one night during your stay. It's an extra $50 but definitely worth it!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Cyrus Gikonyo, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Outlinert, It was a great pleasure for our team to host you at Essque Zalu. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you will have another chance to visit us. Best regards, Cyrus
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tmak123950 wrote a review Mar 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin3 contributions
My friend and I went to this resort for 3 nights after volunteering for a week and we did not want to leave! We are both in our mid-20s. The resort was incredibly beautiful, well set up. The food was very good and they overfed you. We managed to have a black friday deal, since we went during low season (early march), and we got free breakfast and dinner with our reservation. We had to pay for drinks approxmiately 8-10USD, but we expected that upon arrival to the resort. The food was very good, so we did not mind paying for lunch, if we ordered. I cannot speak for this resort during high season, but we had the pool basically to ourselves, it didn't really rain much at all. The dock is very beutiful with a restraunt and bar at the end of the dock. You can jump in too! However, i can see where this resort could get loud/crowded during high season when the resort is full. But this resort made our Zanzibar trip. The rooms were exceptionally clean and large.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Zayna wrote a review Mar 2020
Tysons Corner, Virginia82 contributions2 helpful votes
Loved this hotel. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the hotel staff with a welcome drink. Everything was at our individual pace. "Hakuna Matata" was a phrase we heard very often. The rooms and beautiful and spacious. We had a garden room. And the infinity pool is gorgeous. Breakfast lunch and dinner can be delivered to your room at no extra charge. The hotel staff is SUPER friendly and acommodating. There is a shuttle that takes you to Kendawa Beach, where you can soak up the sun, do some shopping and find extra activities. Even though the resort has beach access, it's not fir for swimming most of the time. I do wish there was better beach access right from the resort. The spa was so relaxing. And the Nungwi shops were a short walk/ bike ride away.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from OmarRoomsmanager, Front Office Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Dear Zayna, It is a great honor to host you at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Thank you for your kind comment and review about our resort. "Hakuna Matata" as we make sure that our guest have a memorable stay with us by providing exceptional customer service. You are always welcome at Essque Zalu Zanzibar and its your home away from home. We are looking forward for your next visit. Kind Regards Omar Suleiman Musa Rooms Division Manager
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Mike Azzarello wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel was a few days in paradise (: If you're in Nungwi or are looking for an escape while on the island I'd definitely recommend staying here. Room was large and comfortable with a nice bathroom and the AC kept the place a wonderful temp. Housekeeping was sneaky, frequent, and thorough in their stops in to refresh the room :) Resort itself is beautiful - pools were lovely and lots of places to sit out and soak up some sun. Beach access to Nungwi was nice and we walked out for dinner/drinks one evening. The huge dock is a really fun and unique part of the place and every bar has their own cocktail menu so be sure to explore. The three of us that went also went to the spa which I would certainly recommend as well. An awesome spot!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from OmarRoomsmanager, Front Office Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Dear Mike, It was our great pleasure hosting you at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Thank you for you review about our resort. Looking forward for your next visit. Kind Regards Omar Suleiman Musa Rooms Division Manager
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Simona wrote a review Feb 2020
Nitra, Slovakia1 contribution
We stayed in a hotel for 1week, was amazing, literally, everything was good, clean room, cleaning twice a day, restaurant, swimming pool, services. Top! We will come again :o) Staff very helpful, always smiling and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from OmarRoomsmanager, Front Office Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear Simona, It was a great honor to host you at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Thank you for your kind comments and review about our resort. Essque Zalu Zanzibar in your home away from home and you are always welcome. Looking forward for your next visit. Kind Regards Omar Suleiman Musa Rooms Division Manager
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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).