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Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Very nice place, staff may not all be too switched on always but they all seem to try, language could be the biggest problem. Lovely place to stay.. Food is ok, but with loads of choice. Manager Kim is always keen to listen to all complaints and compliments.. well done

Room Tip: sea view and upstairs is good
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Joan95610
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

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

It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you realized and as we discussed while you were here, tourism is still very new to Zanzibar and as hard as we try to find staff with good English (and additional language) skills, we still have situations they struggle with. I'm happy that you found them willing to try as that is one of the things we spend a lot of training time on. When they have a problem they can't solve, we expect them to ask supervisors or managers for help and figure it out so that the guest is happy and so they learn for next time.

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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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Friendly, knowledable and capable staff all round. We had no problems at all. We got exactly what we paid for. Rooms and batrooms were very well maintained and very spacious. TV was a bit small and dated, but who really watches TV in a place like this. Restaurants were well appointed with excellent food. Our special dietry requests were more than adequately catered for. A big up goes to the managment staff as well. Beaches and the various on-site swimming pool & jacuzzi facilities were very good and well used by ourselves. Sundowners from the Coco Bar is a must.

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

Dear Dhiresh,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your excellent review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort! It was such a pleasure to have you and your lovely wife staying with us, we enjoyed meeting you both!

We will be happy to share your comments with the staff as well as the management team, how kind of you to acknowledge them all. We will also keep your comments regarding the television in mind for our next update of the facilities.

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 future. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming all of your friends!

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
gm@royalzanzibar.com

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at this resort in March 2013. It is a splendid place, big and very cosy rooms and bathrooms, a fantastic location, all inclusivce means all inclusive, i.e. drinks and cocktails as well, best service, lovely staff. We just felt so much welcome and at home while still staying so far away. If there were any problems they were solved within shortest time (they for instance changed our DVD Player so to get one which worked for German DVDs within 2 hours!!!).

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SiegrunGermany
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 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 the resort and even more so that you felt welcome! We've worked hard to ensure that we offer an atmosphere that is as inviting and relaxed as we can make it and we're happy that you liked what you found. Of course, we're also glad that we were able to sort out your DVD player, that's not always an easy fix in this little corner of the world! We'll be pleased to share your comments with the team, I know they'll enjoy hearing them.

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
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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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.
  • 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 near the beach
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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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
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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