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The Z Hotel Zanzibar
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
2 reviews
“Dream Retreat”
Reviewed December 11, 2009

As soon as i entered my cottage at The Z Hotel in Zanzibar i knew i was in for some relaxation and peacful time. It was so beautifully done. The ocean on your door step. My partner and I went ona boat trip where the crew were more than happy to go slowly for for me as i have a slight fear of the ocean. Although I love to paddle.
The food was outstanding, concentrating on sea food. The African smile which i gre to love on my 2 month trip throughout africa was always there to great us in the morning.
The cocktail bar tender also did a great job of making my partner and i a different tipple each night. When in Rome!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 11, 2009

We stayed at the Z in the summer and had such a good time we came back for some winter sun. The staff were not only as helpful, and friendly as we remembered but they actually remembered our names! We were greeted by the General Manager like long lost family and all of the staff went out of their way to exceed our expectations.

The room, staff, service and food were just as good as we remembered and definitely worth coming back for. This trip we managed to tear ourselves away from the beautiful pool, something we totally failed to do last time, and the staff helped us arrange a day out on a dhow to go and swim with dolphins. We saw 3 pods of dolphins and had a great time with the boat crew who put together a great lunch for us on the boat and made sure the winds got us back in time to get to the airport in time for our flight.

I can't say enough good things about this place, they made us feel like family and we'll defintely be going back next year.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed December 7, 2009

I have moved to Z hotel after spending few nights in Langi langi which is rated a bit lower then Z hotel but after my stay in Z hotel I can say that the difference is huge. The room standard, restaurant, location, garden swiming pool are on very high standard but what the most important is the service!!!!! People working there are so nice and helpful as well as management.

I got very bad sun burn, had to stay in the room and try various solutions for sunburn. The staff of Z hotel was so helpful in my condition, from the management, receptionist, chef and air condition maintanance guy.

Hotel is run by young international team of management and they have professional approuch, very friendly, quick and personal.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 7, 2009

I don't know what more they could have done for us if we were sultans ourselves. Our vacation there could not have been more perfect. Let me begin by raving about the amazing attentative and friendly staff. They were so gracious and helpful that we could have stayed in a mud hut - which this place is not - and been almost as happy. The hotel design itself is gorgeous combining all the advantages of Europe and the States with the exotic, adventure and charm of Africa. I never sat to think of what it must take to pull together a concept for a hotel, but the attention to every detail had me actually contemplating whose grand ideas it all was while I sipped away at one of the delicious mixed drinks from my beachfront lounge chair. Ok so flat screen TV's, mosquito nets, air conditioning, beach, sun, friendly, helpful folks and all of it so white and clean. There were even flower petals on the bed every night. I won't even begin to try to describe the food and suffice it to say that despite the heat and subsequent supposed lack of appetite - my pants fit a bit snugger on the plane ride home - who thought one could gain weight on fruit and seafood - which the menu is by no means limited to. Also important to mention that despite having all the conveniences of a large resort including a spa and inhouse diving school and tour guides and someone always ready to tend to your every need - we felt as if we were the only two people in the entire hotel - never overcrowded. The sun seemed to rise and set just for us and the world around douted on us. Lastly I can not conclude this review without mentioning the inhouse tour company - Mambo Tours. They come with our highest recommendation as they worked tirelessly to think of everything from having an early breakfast prepared for us before the kitchens even opened to arranging private tours that exceeded all our expectations. We swam with dolphins, visited endangered monkeys and tortoises, learned about spices for cooking and medicinal purposes, about the people of Zanzibar and the economy, shopped in the exotic markets, bought squid from fisherman on the sea and had it cooked by a private chef over a fire on a sandbar. Our experience in Zanzibar was priceless partially due to the hotel and staff and partially due to our excellent tour guides and individually designed tours. This was the grand daddy of all vacations and the one we will compare all future ones to. Many thanks to The Z Hotel and Mambo Tours!! Asanti!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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NY, NY
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

Unbelievable combination of first class service, food and cleanliness in the most beautiful spot along the African coast. Plenty to do if you fancy activities or plenty to enjoy if you fancy R&R by the pool or on the fine white sand.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2009

We have visited the Z hotel this Sep and basicaly had a great stay.
The area is beautiful,the hotel is well decorated,the staff was very friendly,especially the manager Mr,Hafiz that gave us a lot of advice and took care of us during our stay.
(We had ome problems caused by our trip to Mnemba....)
The only thing is that the place over priced to people that are used to
European standarts.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — the price....:)
  • Stayed September 2009
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2009

We have just returned from a week long stay in Zanzibar. The Z Hotel was gorgeous, the rooms are excellent, the pool is heaven and the staff do everything they can to make you feel welcome and looked after. I'd highly recommend this fabulous hotel, with great food and ambience, to anyone!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Z Hotel Zanzibar

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 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#1 Luxury 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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z Hotel Nungwi
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