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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 15 hotels in Kiwengwa
Travelers' Choice
The Melia Hotel and Resort is 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 the perfect destination for honeymoon or wedding vacations as well as meetings & incentives.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Sara Romeiro wrote a review Sep 20
3 contributions
After somedays doing a safari, we went to Meliá Zanzibar to finish our honeymoon. The choice could not be better! Everything is organized and for some days we forget that a Pandemic is around the world (all the needs for covid-19 where there, hand-gel alcohol, face masks,..) We stayed at Romantic Pavilion, the view from the room take our breath away. The quick access to the beach and gabi beach bar were really nice. We have been lucky that we could dinner in all the restaurants of the hotel, everything is working even when the hotel looks like its open only for you. I must say that going in this time makes even more special your days at Meliá Zanzibar. But like every business, is the workers who also make the house and here we can find such a great team of workers, a little family that you win for some days! I wonder I could remember the name of all of them, Mohammed, Martin, Paul, Said, Shani and some much more. When they sing a friendly song for you at one dinner, you can’t feel more special than that! “Jambo, Jambo bwana, Habari gani, Mzuri sana” We hope one day go there again because without any doubt this is a great place to be! Asante my friends!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Stevan Cochennec, Atención al cliente/recepción at Melia Zanzibar
Responded 4 days ago
Dear E9738JEsarar, First of all allow us to thank you for reviewing your honeymoon at Meliá Zanzibar. We are extremely pleased to know that you have had a wonderful experience and also that the professionalism of all our coworkers. Once again thank you and we hope to see you again very soon. Best regards Stevan Cochennec Guest Experience Manager
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Michaela G wrote a review Sep 7
Zurich, Switzerland21 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Also one person can make a difference in the world. And if you have full hotel of such people, they make your life very special, at least for the time you stay in Melia Zanzibar. It is difficult to express in words how grateful we are for all the efforts of Melia Zanzibar staff, including the management. They always went the extra mile. They don’t only work with hands, they work with their hearts. They always strive for excellence. We would like to thank all of them from our hearts for all the care, attention, endless energy and support they gave us during the whole stay, including the very special night when we got engaged. What we also very much appreciate is the paradisal location, the exclusivity of services and the strong attention to details. We wish the whole team and Melia Zanzibar all the best.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Stevan Cochennec, Guest Services / Front Office at Melia Zanzibar
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 883michaelag, First of all we would like to thank you for the time you took to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are all very pleased that you found the perfect place for your engagement and once again congratulations on behalf of all the team! It was our pleasure to make your stay special at Meliá Zanzibar and we sincerely hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest Regards Stevan Cochennec Guest Experience Manager
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Honest T wrote a review Sep 16
Arusha Region, Tanzania1 contribution1 helpful vote
Last July 31st my GF and I went for the weekend to celebrate her birthday. We were treated like royals. On her birthday nite, the hotel made one of a kind cake. It was memorable as the tea came and sang for her..what a surprise. Managers checked on us each time wanting to know if everything was going on well. They send us champagne in the room. The dinners were so great, still cant get my mind out of that Tuna dish. The service was extraordinary and the experience was epic. The barman made the top-notch drinks. The pool always clean and you felt safety was well-considered especially during these COVUD19 times. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you Melia Zanzibar Team for great service and memorable experience, we will sure come back.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Superb service, private experience
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Stevan Cochennec, Guest Services / Front Office at Melia Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear honestt754, First of all, thank you so much for sharing your birthday experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are extremely glad to see that you still remember us after more than one month, as well as the food quality. We will definitely forward your message to our Chef and our Barman! We are grateful for your kind comments and we are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kindest Regards Stevan Cochennec Guest Experience Manager
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Carel van Rooyen wrote a review Sep 6
1 contribution
Me and my fiancee had a wonderful time at Melia! We stayed 5 days before moving to another hotel which we booked for 6 days in Nungwi. We checked out but came back later the same day and decided to stay 6 days more. The room was very comfortable and clean, but it was the great,friendly staff who made our stay so awesome. We were treated like family, and made new friends, thanks so much to all of you, we will most definitely come back. A special mention can be made of the food, the superhero chef Arjun with his magic hands gave a new meaning to food for us. Thank you Melia, you are simply the best!!! I would not look any further than Melia when choosing a hotel in Zanzibar. Carel and Ksenia
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Stevan Cochennec, Guest Services / Front Office at Melia Zanzibar
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Carel & Ksenia, Thank you very much for your amazing feedback! It has been our pleasure to have you both as our guests, and all the staff were extremely happy to make your day to day so special. We will show your message to all of them, starting with Chef Arjun, and we are sure that they will be absolutely glad to hear this from you. Once again thank you for your kindness with our associates and we are looking forward to welcoming you back at Gabi Beach. Warm Regards, Stevan Cochennec Guest Experience Manager
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pushpitk2017 wrote a review Sep 6
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We were walking down the beach and suddenly manager rishi came and introduced himself and talked about his restaurant and claimed the best seafood and pizza in town. So we decided to check this place. We were surprised the food and service was top notch, fish tuna was cooked to perfection. We had almost been to all the hotel in zanzibar but this place was the best so far.unfortunately it was our last day in zanzibar so we couldn't gave another try. We hope to be back to zanzibar by November. Thnks melia thnks Mr rishi
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Stevan Cochennec, Guest Services / Front Office at Melia Zanzibar
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear pushpitk2017, First of all thank you so much for posting your review on TripAdvisor and sharing it with the world. It is extremely pleasant to hear that you have had your best gastronomic experience on the island at Meliá Zanzibar and at our famous Gabi Beach restaurant. Of course we have shared your review with Mr. Rishi who would be more than happy to welcome you again soon, so does the entire team. We remain at your disposal. Best Regards Stevan Cochennec Guest Experience Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melia Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Melia Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (2.3 miles), Kiwengwa Caves (3.0 miles), and Cannibal Party (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Melia Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Melia Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Melia Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Melia Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melia Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Base JungleKite, Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar, and Zan View Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melia Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Melia Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Melia Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Melia Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Melia Zanzibar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Melia Zanzibar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.