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Zanzest Beach Bungalows

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We reserved the Lion Bungalow - an elevated bungalow with an unobstructed view over the ocean on arrival we were matter of factually informed that we will be moved to another room as they have another booking for the lion room the next day. We reserved and paid for the lion room in advance and we received confirmation from Zanzest... More 

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Gentilissima signora dai modi altezzosi, aspettavo con molto entusiasmo la sua dolcissima recensione,al momento del check-in in modo educhevole come... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful location…. Basic and small room but very clean. Staff were nice, the owners were helpful in organizing day trips and transports although they don’t know the island and as such they are not in the position to give useful tips and advises. The masseur, Cristina, is very good and I would highly recommend her massages. The food was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to eat twice, partly because of the food itself which was good but mostly because of a wonderful atmosphere and very friendly owners. We saw a couple of rooms, and I'm quite sure we are going to stay here next time we go to Zanzibar. They are nicely built, well kept and really clean. And the price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to come if you want a proper restful vacation...a little away from jambiani village, with its numerous hotels, busy beach and demainding touts, at zanzest you witness the daily tides come in and out, can find seculsion, and wonderful food. The rooms are simple but pleasant....service is excellent, and the only downside is that the... More 

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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 - $84 (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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