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“Our Trip to Zanzibar April 2012”

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Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Having got back from a fabulous time in Zanzibar we are missing it already. We had lovely time at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort hotel could not find fault with anything. The staff in all areas were brilliant so helpful and friendly nothing was to much trouble.the food was very nice and lots of choices from breakfast,lunch and dinner. snacks as well if you was still feeling hungry.We went for a relaxing 10 days and that what we got, even though it is the rainy season we did well every day really. We never had to fight for sun beds, no queuing at meal times or round the bars, can imagine when it is full season it must get very busy.the beach was lovely did sunset tour from hotel that was fantastic the sunset each evening was brilliant.The beach boys are a bit of a nuisance but if you say no they do leave you alone.The pools and gardens surrounding the hotel were beautiful.The room what i can i say was lush big four poster beds with nets round to keep mosquito's out. All in all was fab holiday and i can fully recommend the hotel to anyone. Thanks again to Kim and all your staff made us feel so welcome and im sure we will come back to see you again in the near future.

Room Tip: for views the first floor is the better if you are able to climb few stairs.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank denise5160
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your terrific review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach resort!

We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and love being able to pass on such positive comments to our staff.

We also appreciate your comments regarding the beach boys. We have been meeting with them regularly to ask them to be less aggressive, I hope that your remarks are an indication that the message is getting through.

We really would love to welcome you back, thank you once again for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort and we hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

well it was fantastic in simple, the staff/chef/and all the management of Royal Zanzibar Beach resort.thank you Khaled for the wonderful food and taking care of the family.
the manager ms kim well done!!!
the toilets need toilet showers

Room Tip: the k wing and e wing are nearer to the restaurant but go for ''A'' wing is the best...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank jabirb_13
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

It was such a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us and we were delighted that you had such a good time! Thank you particularly from Khaled and myself, for the kind mentions, but I look forward even more to sharing you remarks with the rest of the team.

We'll keep the toilet showers in mind as a possibility for the next renovation, although the owners thought that was taken care of by ensuring that all of our guest rooms have bidets.

Thank you once again for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Just back form 7 nights, and have had a fantastic holiday in the Royal. Huge rooms, a great view from k23 which we had of the sea front and the large swimming pools and gardens. All the facilities were clean and well maintained with the restaurants offering a good variety of food throughout our vacation
We found the staff very helpful, friendly and attentive. They are very approachable, and offered good informative advice
Go and see it the resort it is fantastic

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank HerefordGra
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort AND for your terrific recommendation!

It's always a pleasure to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay, but even more so when we can tell our hardworking team what a positive impact they have had on your vacation! I look forward to sharing your comments with them in our next all staff meeting.

Thank you once again for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We really enjoyed our 4 nights stay. We were looking to relax and at the same time have a little fun and this was the prefect place to get away. The atmosphere is very nice, good hospitality and the service was good as well. The view from the rooms was excellent. The food was good just a little more variety for vegetarians but no complaints at all. The all inclusive drinks were great especially the cocktails. In a nutshell had an amazing trip

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Shreya03
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

We're thrilled that your weekend getaway was so successful and appreciate your kind remarks regarding the property and the service. It's always a pleasure to share these positive remarks with our team.

Our Food and Beverage team will be pleased to hear about their success with the drinks and disappointed that we missed a little variety in the vegetarian meals. We will continue to strive in this area to ensure that all of our guests enjoy the options available on the buffet.

Thank you once again for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi, we hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay here and kept referring to the place as paradise. The rooms were big enough, the pool and beach facilities were excellent and the beach out front was close and swimmable all day. The food was not bad and we enjoyed the African theme dinner and entertainment night on the Saturday night. The clove soap in the bathroom on the first night was also amazing!

What I didn't like was that throughout the stay many continued to automatically assume we were Italian even though we had contimually politely said "no Italiano". I can appreciate not every staff member can remember every guest and where they are from but the resort wasn't full and we were the only english speaking guests there. It's not like we felt unwelcome but it did make it seem like the whole service within the resort was geared only for Italians.

I would also like to have seen some more organised tour options - eg: Dhow sunset cruises, safari blue tours - from the resort itself rather than having to contend with the touts on the beach.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
3  Thank AgentM99
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort.

We're so pleased that you enjoyed so many things about the resort and thrilled that you would refer to it as paradise. It makes it that much harder to hear that we did something so foolish to make it not as wonderful a stay as it would have been otherwise. We have such a simple greeting in "Jambo", fun, easy and applies to any guest, no matter their country of origin as Jambo is such a uniquely East African greeting. We will take this opportunity to remind our team that they should never assume which language a guest will use, but open with English and take it from there. This may have made it feel like you were the only non-Italians in the resort, but that is never the case as we have guests from all over Europe, East Africa, South Africa and occasionally, from further away, Canada, the US and in your case, Australia and we need to make sure that all of our guests feel equally as welcome. I hope that you will accept my sincere apologies that this reminder is taking place after your stay and not before it.

As for the tours, we can make arrangements from the Reception Desk or from the East Africa Dive Center Desk next to the Beach Bar. We know that it can be very aggravating to deal with the beach boys and we don't like to recommend their services as we don't know what kind of safety practices and procedures they have. I'm sorry that you weren't aware of this during your stay.

Thank you once again for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Wow the first word comes as you enter in the resort, it has a so cool and pleasant welcoming atmosphere.The resort has a beautiful view and huge garden and marvelous pools.
The crew from top to bottom are so pleasing and make you feel home.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Hemanshu S
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

We're delighted that you liked the resort property so much, we think it's beautiful and are happy when our guests feel the same. But we're also extremely proud of our staff, their warmth and friendliness adds such a wonderful atmosphere and it's such a pleasure to share reviews like yours to thank them for their efforts and show them how sucessful they've been!

Thank you once again for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi, we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was very nice. The rooms had a great view and the food was good. The restaurant did have a lot of flies in which at times bothered you during your meal.

The all inclusive was great although alcoholic drinks were limited to local spirits and beers only. The cocktails were not fresh juice but sachets for flavours and not very nice.

The rooms were amazing with bathrooms that were just as amazing with a double bath.

Would recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort.

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the rooms and the food so much and will happily pass on that information to our staff.

I hope that you will accept my apologies for the flies. We continue to work with a local exterminator to keep them to a minimum, unfortunately that is not always an easy task.

I notice that you stayed with us last August and am pleased to report that we are no longer using the sachets that you commented on from that time. We use fresh fruit and fresh juices now with much happier results for our guests.

Thank you once again for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Additional Information about Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Address: North Coast, Nungwi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#3 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range: $265 - $613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A spectacular view of the Indian Ocean from almost anywhere on the resort makes this all-inclusive property a wonderful choice for those guests looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Fantastic swimming pools, a beautiful beach with clear, turquoise waters and amazing sunsets all add to the ambiance! The rooms are large, approximately 80 square metres for Superior Rooms and 100 square metres for Suites. A spacious bathroom with a large bathtub, separate shower and double sinks provide luxurious comfort. All rooms include a quiet split-unit air conditioner, TV, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, a safe and a terrace from which to enjoy the view. The warm, friendly staff invite you to enjoy meals in the buffet restaurant with a varied selection of local and international dishes or a traditional pizza oven near the beach offers a quick snack while you relax by the pool. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Royal Zanzibar Beach Hotel Nungwi
Seaclub Royal Zanzibar Beach Hotel
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort Zanzibar Island/Nungwi

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