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Melia Zanzibar

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel and its location and staff are excellent. We opted for the all inclusive option as there is nothing outside the hotel to eat or drink.. to our dissatisfaction the food and drink offered with the all inclusive program was not up to 5 star hotel.We soon realised that to have a proper sea food and a dissent wine...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My new wife and I spent 10 nights at Melia as the second part of our honeymoon. We came from Vuyani lodge in South Africa which was fantastic. Melia only made our honeymoon even better and created the perfect balance coming from a busy 5 day safari. So relaxed and everything catered for. The scenery is breathtaking and the weather...

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. and Mr. Wright, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice and detail review regarding your recent stay with us! We are thrilled to know that our team manage to "create such a memorable start to your marriage" and that your experience with us was a fantastic one. I have taken great pleasure...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed very much our stay in this dreamy hotel. They have a very big property with 5 restaurants (I mostly recommend on the main restaurant & on the baech restaurant) and amazing spa and treatments, Very good service and every evening different food style

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, thank you for posting your comments with all Tripadvisor users! We are extremely delighted to read that you have been overall impressed by the quality of our services, our restaurants, our facilities and our The Spa. We really look forward to welcoming you back in Melia Zanzibar. Best Regards, Alejandro Perez Iniesta Guest Experience Manager

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 3rd time to melia zanzibar, one the excellent customer service, great ambiance and balance in term environment and activities. Food was excellent yet the daily theme can be improve. Some staff have great humour and warm welcoming like ( Mr. Nathan and Saidi) at spice restaurant.

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your third stay in Melia Zanzibar with all Tripadvisor users! It is a pleasure for our whole team, to know that you came three times to our resort and the three of them were magical. Your comments will serve as an added inspiration to consistently maintain the high standards that you...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Melia for 3 nights.The location is excellent but with no direct access to the beach, we had to take the hotel shuttle to the nearest beach that is owned by Melia (which is 5 mins drive from the hotel). They have very specious rooms, kids club and a nice pool bar.Check in process is very slow....

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Hellen, Thank you for the time taken to write your review. We are really happy to see that you loved our rooms, and our pool bar. But we have to explain that our resort has 40 hectares and it is one of the biggest of the island, and of course with such a big resort, not everything can...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being left the 2 of us (our teenagers kids were somewhere else) we decided to visit Zanzibar. (We have to say we went to Tanzania 3 years ago for a safari and mainland stay, so the focus this time was... beach and relax). Positive: - Good welcome, good explanation on possible upgrade (We went from room to pavillon with a...

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M-Zanzibar, Guest experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, thank you for sharing your experience in our hotel in TripAdvisor. We are really glad to see that you had a veri nice holidays with us, and that you loved our welcome, our really unique Romantic Pavilions, our Premium all inclusive and our Gabi beach. It will be a pleasure for our whole team to...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's face it, Melia is not the cheapest option on the island. And there are cheaper 5* hotels. But I am glad my husband insisted that we pay up and we didn't regret a second! On Zanzibar 4 stars are worlds away from 5 stars. In Melia you don't find the annoying locals on the beach who are trying to...

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Anastasia, Many thanks for taking the time to post such a detailed review about your stay in Melia Zanzibar. We are thrilled to know that after following the advise of your hsuband you did not regret a second the fact of coming to stay with us. Furthermore, we are sincerely pleased to know that our service met your...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location if you want to discover the beauty of Africa. Just relax and feel the paradise! For us everything was just perfect: the people, the beach, the food, the room, the infinity pool, the cocktails.

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Laura, First of all, thank you for sharing your comments in TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to know how much you loved our location and that everything was just perfect. We really hope to welcome you back again with us soon. Meanwhile you can follow us on Instagram: melia.zanzibar Best Regards, Alejandro Pérez Iniesta Guest Experience Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly remarkable, literally a paradise! From the moment you enter the property, until you wave goodbye, your smile will definitely remain in you. Refreshing drinks and towels welcomed us upon entry, led us to the reception. Everywhere is just picturesque. When I arrived in my room, I was even more impressed. Felt like a royalty on my 3 nights of...

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Karen, Thank you for such a lovely review. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience in Melia Zanzibar and that your expectations were exceeded since the moment you arrived until the moment of goodbye. We are really glad to read that you were impressed by our rooms, and the rest of our facilities. If you...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Melia with our 2 children (aged 7 & 9) and we all had a great time. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help you. The Gabi beach and bar were lovely, and the short tuk tuk ride tot he beach broke the day up nicely. The kids loved the pool and...

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, thank you for sharing your experience with your familily in our resort in TripAdvisor. I am absolutely delighted to know that you and your whole family specially your kids enjoyed our resort and our family room and our staff made the difference, so thank you. We really hope to welcome you and your family back...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Melia Hotel and Resort is the Zanzibar's leading international resort, situated on the north-east coast of the island. Melia Zanzibar is built on a 40 acre estate with a beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300 meters long, situated at the very end of the property to procure the perfect combination with nature. The resort is ringed by a natural coral reef, making bathing a relaxing and safe experience. The hotel is perfect destination for honeymoon or wedding vacations as well as meetings & incentives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melia Zanzibar

Address: P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $261 - $790 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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Also Known As:
Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
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“It is absolutely worth paying the extra for a Pavillion for a view directly over the ocean and complete privacy and seclusion.”
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