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“Perfect for our family, incredible service”
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ZanziResort
Ranked #5 of 172 Hotels in Zanzibar Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Zanzi Resort was simply perfect for us, our 3 yr old and infant daughter. The management and staff have truly built an intimate, comfortable atmosphere that left no question in our minds - when we return to Zanzibar, it will be here! One story sums up the management's commitment to our pleasant stay - the manager had a mosquito net built just for the living room couch, after we inquired about it as a place for our 3 yr old to sleep. What more could we ask for? The food was delicious at every meal, the grounds kept tidy, the staff welcoming and charming, and the villas were well-designed and gorgeous. The villas have a very large master bedroom, bathroom, living room/dining area, a small private pool, complete with a current for swimming, and an outdoor day bed (with mosquito net). Situated on the western side of the island, you see every sunset in all their glory from the comfort of your house and garden. We had transportation for two day trips arranged by the manager, which included a trip to the Jozani Forest to see the red colobus monkeys (don't miss this). I highly recommend this resort to families with young children, and to anyone else for that matter. Thank you Zanzi Resort!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

I went there for my honeymoon and it was very very good, the villas are amazing, with a private pool and beach access, service was good and food was excellent, staff would go out of their way to help you.
it is secluded and part of the charm you get is total privacy which results in the resort being further from town.
If you do happen to want to go anywhere you talk to the manager and they will advice you and arrange everything for you.
Very relaxing stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Bilal S
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Zanzi treated us exceptionally well from the moment that we arrived. The food was excellent, and they made a point of asking us about our personal preferences. The finishes, bedding, furnishings and accouterments in the rooms are top notch. Each room opens to a small private pool, garden, outdoor seating and a private path to the beach. The Zanzi is exceptionally private. If you are looking for a a restful vacation with unparalleled privacy, this is the place!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank RandyFielding
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is my 5th visit to Zanzibar and we have found paradise! Zanzi Resort is a 7 room property set in the most stunning gardens overlooking a dramatic coastline/beach. Each room is a very private villa with a spacious bedroom, large lounge area and extremely well-appointed bathroom. Each villa has it's own private pool and garden area overlooking the beach/sea. The staff are extremely friendly and well-trained and the food is the best I have eaten on the island.

We celebrated my partner's birthday here and were treated to a torchlit dinner on a private beach with only the sound of the waves to accompany our meal. Truly magical! The food was unbelievably good - onion and wild garlic soup, aubergine, tomato and mozzarella tower, jumbo prawns and a birthday cake baked specially and totally unprompted by the chef.

Zanzi Resort is a real find......excellent in all respects and at a very reasonable price compared to other hotels on the island. If you want romance this is the place to be! We'll be back!

Room Tip: We stayed in Villa 4 which is probably the most private at the resort
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 111MichaelN
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

i have just returned from a one night stay at Zanzi Resort and it was not long enough! it is a small boutique resort situated a short distance from stone town but it felt like a million miles away. The villas are beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and spacious. Each villa has its own pool and is set in a verdant garden. The villas are also extremely private and ooze romance. Every meal i have eaten at Zanzi Resort has been delicious, imaginative and well presented. We enjoyed dinner on the beach - a stunning experience. The staff are attentive without being overly so and friendly without being over familiar. This is a hidden gem! well done to Marek and his team.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank safariblue
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Right from the start of our stay it has been wonderfull. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. Anything was possible. The villa was beautifula and secluded from the other villa's. The little details (flowers on the bed, flowers in the towels, sculptures of food etc) made our stay even more complete. The private beach and pool offered romantic sunset views. The whole resort was very tidey and beautiful. What we liked was that the villa and the pool was cleaned while we were away. If requested lunch and dinner could be served at our villa as well. Our private beachdinner was fantastic. This resort is perfect for couples. If you have the time do get a massage, we didn't want to leave this beautiful spot, and we hope to come back some day

Room Tip: Villa 4 was the most secluded villa with great views
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

It's really the most accurate description for that awesome place, it's a part of heaven, a sweet dream that you wish it never ends, the privacy and relaxing atmosphere through your private villa with private pool and private beach and outside bathing area from outside from inside everything is cozy starting from the music player (that includes a variety of tremendous music) passing through WIFI connection, cable TV, air-conditions & Fans, couch, dinning table, and the king-size bed.
When taking about the F&B, really i'm speechless, you have to try it yourself to have this amazing feelings i had.
Staff is the biggest asset for this place, from warm welcoming with the cold juice, till the waiving goodbye with natural true smile.
I believe this "Zanzi resort" is absolutely the best option to choose if you want a holiday never to forget.
Thank You Zanzi Resort staff.

Room Tip: Only 7 villas in place, I began with Villa "1" then moved to "villa 5" both take...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Kama, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 172 Hotels in Zanzibar Island
Price Range: $273 - $666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — ZanziResort 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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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