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Zanzest Beach Bungalows

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived in Zanzibar and went to another hotel which was in Paje. It was nothing like we wanted and we were so disappointed. After looking on here we found zanzest and emailed annalisa, the owner. She said there was a room available and she could send a driver to us. This was the start of being welcomed into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My husband and two and half year old son spent a wonderfully relaxing week at Zanzest, thanks to the very friendly and competent staff, the simple but pleasant and comfortable bungalow we stayed in, the great food and of course the amazing azure blue Indian ocean and luscious white sand. We were particulary lucky, because we were the only guests... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I stayed in Zanzest in Jambiani last March and my holiday was amazing. I had the best time as the staff and the manager were so friendly and helpful. The italian food was superb. i would reccomed staying here. The location is perfect because it is in front of the sea a the view is beautiful. I will come back... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

My husband and I spent Easter here and chose the place because of the many excellent reviews on Tripadviser. It's good value for money, but we won't be coming back. We had a nice room, called Lion, with an amazing view, privacy and the sea-breeze coming through. Simple, but clean. Although prepare to get scratches when you enter the "toilet... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

First things first: book the Lion room! This is by far the best room at the very front of the compound w/ a large balcony overlooking the beach. Zansest is nice and quiet, situated at the very end of Jambiani beach. When the high tide is in you have a large stretch of ocean to yourselves. You are largely unbothered... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

My husband and I came to Zanzest on our honeymoon and we weren't disappointed. It's a darling little place tucked away in it's own cove. It's about a 10 minute walk on the beach into the main area of Jambiani. The people were beyond helpful and the food was divine! We especially loved the prawn and crab curries. The only... More 

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Klofta, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This is a place I really love. No luxury, but the room was clean and the staff was just perfect. And the food too. Mostly Italian, but also with some tasty Swahili dishes. Really want to come back to visit Daniel and Annalisa.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

One of the greatest place in Jambiani. The hotel is located outside the village next to the ocean. The village is about 15 min walk trough the beach. So it is really quite place. The beach depends on the tide. If its high there is no beach, if it's low the beach is huge with white sands and a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Tucked away on the southern end of Zanzibar. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Rooms were basic but comfortable with ceiling fans. Amazing phenomenon of the extreme tides was great to experience. The restaurant is amazing!! Showers always had hot water. Would definitely stay here again.

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Caro Ciente,grazie per averci scelto e grazie per aver ammirato quello che noi cerchiamo di trasmettere ai nostri clienti.La natura,le... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Having stayed at a similarly priced hotel further north we were looking forward to zanzest and had high expeditions following the good reviews on trip advisor and other sites! When we arrived we were quickly give the room key to rhino, at first the room appeared small but functional, however we soon discovered that the electrics in the room were... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zanzest a resort with 11 rooms renovated in july 2015 run with love and passion for Italian, located at the end of the village of Jambiani, a corner of paradise where you can relaxing enjoying the turquoise color of the sea, and the nature of the show with 2 strips of sand white. Restaurant with selection of typical Italian, with attention to detail, pizza at noon, and Swahili dishes cooked by qualificated chefs. Area with sun beds, bar where you can enjoy cocktails or smoothies fresh fruit enjoying the quiet tranquility and colors of the African land. An ideal place to relax and enjoy a good cuina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzest Beach Bungalows

Address: Mfumbwi, Jambiani | Mfumbwi, Jambiani, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: $55 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Zanzest Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Zanzest Beach Bungalows Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
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