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“Sweet staff and good atmosphare hotel in smooth surroundings”

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The Z Hotel Zanzibar
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
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Bergen, Norway
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“Sweet staff and good atmosphare hotel in smooth surroundings”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Enjoyed the place in all ways. Friendly and service minded staff always makes the extra. And they did here.
As you can see from pictures it a lovely place. Would recommand all ages to stay.
Laid back style with sweet people. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Z Hotel was great for us our first experience in Zanzibar after travelling from Uganda. We arrived at the hotel very late in the evening due to flight delays, the driver who was there to meet us had informed the hotel of our delay so that when we arrived at the hotel after a 1 hour transfer a meal would be waiting. After checking in only to be told this was not the case and the kitchen was closed but could arrange a Pinnini also bar was closing, we were tired, hot and desperate for a meal and a cold beer. After showing our disappointment that we were not happy they managed to put together a salad and stir fry. The next morning when we pulled back the curtains of our penthouse suite the view was stunning ! Fab room even though there was a smell from stale water in shower but after using a few times this seemed to go. Clean towels everyday and the floor was washed everyday also the balcony was huge in fact we had two the smaller one had a shower and two sun beds which was nice to come up to later in the afternoon. We had the best meals at the hotel the service was very good and choices were also excellent. We had half board and were able to change dinner for lunch if we decided to go out somewhere different. The swimming pool is more like a huge plunge pool we preferred the warm sea ! Stunning beaches very easy to walk along due to them being very firm. We walked to the Turtle Sanctuary which is up by the Lighthouse worth a visit to support their good work they are trying to achieve the villagers are passionate about this project which is good for the community.

Room Tip: Penthouse is worth the extra money room 23 did not have the sun all day which suited us. Only down...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vantaa, Finland
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The hotel was small and cosy. Very nice infinitypool with good sunbeds. The atmosphere was very relaxing. Unfortunately the breakfast was poor and the food in the restaurant. Service was good. Nungwi itself is a beautiful place. Nice resort for total relaxation - except "beach boys" can sometimes bee too offensive. Snorkling in Mnemba is a must. Spice tours are great fun - at least what we had.

Room Tip: Ask definitely a room facing the sea.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

I recently stayed here after spending a month in East Africa & making summit on Kili. I stayed in the Z suite which is the one with the hottub on the balcony. It was beautifully decorated, comfortable and the majority of the staff was very kind and helpful. I even had one of the housekeepers offer to bring me up the lobby cat because I'm a huge animal person and just like having dogs/cats around.

The hottub was worth the additional price. The beds are comfortable,The AC keeps you cool, the amenities are quality, and the beach location is great. As far as the restaurants go, I enjoyed the meals I ate at the Z. For an island off the mainland of EA, the steak dinner was surprisingly good. They had an excellent wine selection and the staff was all very friendly.
The sunsets from that location are picturesque.

The one downfall of staying in the suite? I'm in IT and could barely access wi-fi from the suite. To everyone who thinks 'turn it off!' When you're traveling solo, you have only yourself to entertain. So I wanted to keep up with news and education but the signal up there was terrible! Had I been there with someone else, it wouldn't be an issue so this advice is only pertinent to singles or people who really want to stay connected to the internet.

Unfortunately, my iTouch was stolen within a few minutes of leaving it in the lobby. It's a secure area with guards so only cleared guests and hotel personnel can have access to the hotel. The staff tried to help me and I appreciate that. Looking back, I would have offered an award just to get my device back. I had so much information, photos, etc. on it. While that situation doesn't incur resentment, I still wish I had my iTouch. It was barely five minutes and it disappeared.

Room Tip: If it's within your budget, the Z suite with the hot tub is worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great hotel , staff really friendly , our roof top suite was just great to watch the sunset , lovely setting right on the beach .
Small and compact hotel great for relaxing , no hassle and nothing was too much trouble
Would recommend if you like small and beautiful

Room Tip: Go the for the roof top suites , they are wiorth the extra penny .
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bangui, Central African Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was amazed with everything in the hotel, starting from location, beach and food, through the various decorations of bed. However, what I thought to be the best is the friendly staff in the hotel. There was not a single person that would not great you with a smile! The only thing I would add is the variety to the menu.
I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We have been staying 5 days at Z Hotel in Nungwi Zanzibar. That is English (in positive meaning) style hotel with good class European service and amazing location. You can have english breakfast at deck over the ocean with amazing views, can sit in bar haveing drinks with great holiday feeling but best ..was lounge music around yourself, in the bar, restaurant, pool deck and pool bar you hear great chill out music (very calm and delicate) which makes your relax even smoother. Weloved our stay and if could we come back to Z Hotel.
Rooms are not extremally spacy but good enough, view fromBalcony (2nd floor) is breath taking, straight to sunset.... no bugs (special cleaning insecticides) or mosquitos. Foodis very good - we had tuna steaks - never before such a good fish - FANTASTIC. Bar is bit expensive (for Zanzibar standards), beach is great nut beware tides. We had long beach walk to restaurant but... had to swim back. Pwople are very nice and supportive in Nungwi and that seems to be very safe place to stay. Nungwi i srather active (and possibly crowded) beach but highly recommended to saty few days there.Ocean has great bluish colours and white sandy beaches makes this place looking like paradise. Highly recommended

Room Tip: Top floors ocean view
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Z Hotel Zanzibar
Address: PO Box 4807, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
#9 Family Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Z Hotel Zanzibar 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This chic, boutique hotel located on the northern tip of the Island, blends contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari features to create a unique, cool and relaxing environment. Set in a lush tropical garden with direct access to white powder beaches and the Indian Ocean, the Z hotel has been finished to an extremely high specification. Each room has floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading onto a balcony, which looks out across the crystal blue ocean. ... more   less 
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