We arrived very late and were picked up by the driver from the resort. The last 3km to destination the road in jungle was extremely roof and dark so we were a bit scared. I have never been delivered to the 5 stars hotel such a bad way. When the big wooden doors were closed we had been met by a woman-manager that introduced us the resort and our villa. The villa was really nice with private pool and stairs just down to the ocean-this was the first and the last positive impression we felt during our 2 weeks staying at the resort. The ocean was not clear at this part of the island and also a lot of low tides prevent me from swimming. Next morning and all others we got eggs prepared in various ways for breakfast. According to the information from the hotel’s website the cuisine should be very flexible and depends on the gests request. I asked for some dairy product it was accepted but nothing had been done till our leaving. There was no safe box in the villa instead of this only its manual was placed on the shelf of the wardrobe. When I told to manager Luisa about that she said “Really?” and nothing happened till the end. Dinner was by the 3 curses set menu and quite often we take sup because no any other starters were offered. Cuisine was very ordinary. Once we met chef and asked him to prepare lobster for the dinner. He done but it was dry and not delicious. Despite we paid for HB most of the dinners we had in different restaurants of Stone Town. Stuff was very friendly but not well trained I would say a bit stupid. They usually forgot the order or confused with something. Once we had been waiting the lunch for 2 hours and finally were informed that there was no beef for hamburger at the kitchen supply. The cost of transfer to Stone Town and back is increadable-100 USD despite it is 15 km to drive. Taxi fare was 20 USD but it was not allowed to hire because Manager said they had special agreement with the transport company.
So if you like eggs do not care about cuisine, bear stuff mistakes, as you in 3 stars hotel and for all this ready to pay more than 500 USD per night –it is your resort
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zanzi Resort is an elegant and charming private hotel situated on the shore of the Indian Ocean, 20 km from the historic town of Stone Town and 25 minutes from the international airport. Seven large and luxurious villas, offering an intimate environment, are perfectly equipped and finished with an artistic touch, as is the restaurant and SPA. The outside of each villa features a large private pool with a counter current/ hydrotherapy element, patio, shower, gazebo draped in a mosquito net, a lush tropical garden and private path leading to a secluded beach on the Ocean. ZanziResort's African Eco Villas are made of local materials like wood and clay. They are designed in african spirit with all luxury amenities. Villas have one big room and bathroom. Outside each villas has relax area. Close to those villas there is a big swimming pool. A personal butler takes care of our guests and fulfills their needs. The resort, spreading over six hectares of astonishing garden, along with its in-house restaurant and SPA, was designed in a romantic style, ensuring a sense of profound intimacy. Our refined and carefully chosen menu will satisfy the most demanding palates. Guests can have their breakfast, lunch or dinner either in the restaurant, in the privacy of their villas or on the beach. We offer international cuisine, fresh fish and seafood, all with organic vegetables and spices picked from our own Eco-plantation. A coral reef lies 80 metres from the shore. We offer an interesting package of sports activities and island excursions. ... more less
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