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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.


#3 of 20 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
Fitness classes
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
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
French, Arabic, Afrikaans
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Alex Y wrote a review Yesterday
5 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is a paradise. Absolutely gorgeous and huge resort with warm and welcoming staff. The private beach is a piece of heaven. The food in all 5 restaurants is amazing (we do recommend the all inclusive deal because otherwise it can get rather expensive). The pavilions are absolutely amazing, no amount of pictures can fully encapsulate the beauty of the view from the room. All facilities are great. We couldn't find a single thing to nit-pick. Highly recommended. Special thanks to Abdul and Silima for being such a hospitable hosts. We will definitely come back in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Take all inclusive level access deal. It's worth the extra. Don't forget to tip the...
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Ali Mak wrote a review Apr 2021
105 contributions52 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Covid-19: All staff maintain precaution with face masks or have had a PCR test Residence: 5* This is one huge hotel covering about 4km. It never feels too busy even with high occupancy and you can definitely get your steps in. For those that don't want the exercise, there are buggies in abundance to get you where you want to go. There is good access to the beach and pools and both are kept to a high standard and very clean. They also have a cave site within the ground worth visiting. Rooms 4* We had a Suite and our friends had a Pavillion room. The suite was spacious and came in handy when our daughter went to sleep and the adults wanted to stay up and chill. The suite had 3 bathing areas and 1 toilet. Only thing I could suggest is having a toilet available in the main living area rather than having to have to creep through the bedroom every time but in the grand scheme of things it's not the worst thing in the world. The beds were comfortable and the room had everything needed including 2 semi functioning TVs (screens would frequently freeze due to a technical issue that never got resolved sadly. Pain for watching the football). Enough power points and USB ports available for charging. Sofa's and dining area were handy when we just wanted to chill. Fully functioning air conditioning and ceiling fans with a spacious bathroom. Our friends were also chuffed with their Pavillion room. They had an amazing view and woke up to the sound of waves. The only thing that did bother us a little was that the rooms weren't always cleaned thoroughly daily. There would be a day of immaculate cleaning and another day where we would find the floor to be dirty or dusty. Staff: 4* The staff were delightful from beginning to end. Smiles and Greetings at all times. A "Jambo" here and a "Karibu" there. Made a big difference in making us all feel relaxed and welcome. Occasionally there would be a miscommunication with some staff in regards to requests but again it wasn't the end of the world. A bit of patience and trying to explain things a bit better goes a long way. (A skill my wife lacks lol). Dining: 4* There were four restaurants to pick from. The food at all four were delicious. However, except for the buffet restaurant we had no option but to go for the set menu for dinner. I'm not sure why, and the staff couldn't explain why either as the a la carte menu at Aqua looked amazing. In saying that the food in the set menu was delicious so all good. Room service was a weird one as after 11pm there were only 2 items available on the menu. So if you feel peckish post 11pm and you want a burger, you're getting a pasta. Again the food was tasty though. Special Mention Level: 5* I highly recommend getting a "Level" package. This is what really makes the difference. The staff here go above and beyond to make your stay more comfortable. We had a 3 year old child and a 30 year old child with dietary requirements. (Fussy eaters). The Level management made sure that whatever restaurant we ate at, there was a separate meal cooked for the kids that would satisfy them. Pasta/Grilled Chicken/Steak/Grilled Fish I also was looking for a certain type of soap, they managed to go to Stone Town and get it for me. Many thanks to Javier and Abdul from the Level department. Benson the buggy driver was jovial and a delight. Paul at the bar made sure we always had a beverage by the pool. The entire Level crew were amazing so thank you all.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Stevan Cochennec, Guest Services / Front Office at Melia Zanzibar
Responded Apr 18, 2021
Dear MrAliMak, First of all thank you very much for choosing The Level at Meliá Zanzibar, and for sharing your experience with the entire world. It is extremely rewarding for The Level team and the entire hotel staff to read that your stay at Meliá Zanzibar was perfect and that the level of service and overall quality made the difference. Thank you also for the special mention, which we will forward, and we are looking forward to welcoming you and your family back in the near future. Kindest Regards Stevan Cochennec Guest Experience Manager
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Priscilla L wrote a review Jun 7
France57 contributions7 helpful votes
We were so glad that we stayed for 3 nights at Melia Zanzibar to relax after previously satisfied staying at Melia Serengeti during our safari trip. Totally, Melia Zanzibar is the best place to stay relaxed on the island. We stayed at their Bungalow adjacent to the Indian ocean and it was definitely gorgeous (I defined loved the swing in the balcony!)... The was incredibly peaceful and tranquil with the sound of the waves. Bed was comfy, room service was great, large bathtub, complete amenities. What I love from Melia is that everything is carefully thought in details, from the room design, the whole resort, the services, including their effort to be more eco-conscious. The golf cars were available to take us around the resort. Cocktails were great. All meals provided were delicious and satisfying. All the dining entertainments and live bands were also amazing. All staff were friendly and accommodating. The resort is basically an entire small town full of incredible spots and facilities to spend time all day long. We definitely had such a pleasant experience during our whole stay there. Merci beaucoup Stevan for providing us such a great experience there and helping us with all the information regarding covid tests and etc. Definitely will recommend Melia Zanzibar to our families, friends, and colleagues. Ahsante!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
John Aziz wrote a review Jun 6
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved our stay in the Level Melia! Very comfortable, the place was not crowded yet hence we enjoyed the calmness during breakfast, pool and lunch! They had a lovely rotation over the restaurants during our stay where each day there's a cuisine at a different restaurant, hence you won't get bored from one place (don't miss out of BBQ Sunday) Staff were amazing and super friendly, looking after you and developing relationships! Loved that you can communicate directly with the hotel through whatsapp for any inquiries and they promptly responded.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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rcmcsariah wrote a review Jun 6
6 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is awesome! We stayed in the level section which I would highly recommend doing! We were supposed to stay at another resort and once we got there it was terrible! We booked Meliá that day and from that moment on it was the best decision we made of the whole trip! The staff I will tell you is amazing! Flothea at gabby beach was so amazing, Boniphace is the best for pool side service, he was always making sure you were taken care of. Paul was also amazing at helping out at the pool. Of course Javier the manager and Silima at the front made sure our stay was amazing!! If your coming to Zanzibar and stay at the level I promise you will not be disappointed!! Make sure you get a pizza from Rashid at Gabby beach!! He is the best and always made sure we were happy! We also can not forget Mosses the security guard, he helped my husband take out the needles when he stepped on a See urchin. The BEST STAff ever!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$333 - $474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (2.5 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Melia Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French, Arabic, and Afrikaans.