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Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
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“Amazing Honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed at the Royal Zanzibar for our honeymoon and we couldn't have picked a better hotel. Our room was upgraded to the A area and we had a huge room with the most amazing view over the beach and stunning Indian Ocean.

The facilities at the hotel are great and you never have to get up at stupid o'clock to bagsy a sunbed or a good spot. The pools and the beach are lovely and the beach boys are really friendly if you stop for a chat, they do accept 'no thank you' if you don't want to buy anything and can be a great source of information about the Island.

The hotel is so clean and immaculate and the food was always amazing. We paid to have a romantic dinner on the beach and it was such a memorable experience and worth every penny although we could barely walk back to our room after 5 big courses!

The staff at RZ could not do enough for you and were always so friendly and lovely, could not fault them at all.

All in all a perfect choice for our honeymoon and we really hope to return one day and do it all again ;o)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your amazing review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort and for the lovely photos!

What a pleasure to be able to welcome you for your honeymoon and we're thrilled that we were able to delight you with our facilities and friendly service. We were also pleased to hear that you had enjoyed your dinner on the beach so much, we completely agree that it's a very memorable event.

Thank you once again for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your honeymoon, we were honoured to welcome you and hope to see you again soon, perhaps for a special anniversary.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

We had a wonderful time at this hotel. it's hard to syntesize in a few words. the conditions are excellent (room, garden, restaurants etc) and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful. the food is excellent and there is always enough variety. the beach is very nice and you can swim all day independent of the tide. we also booked two half day trips from the hotel and we very pleased with the arrangements.we usually do not go back to the same location, because there is so much to see in this world, but we would definitely go back to Zanzibar and to this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

It's always nice to hear from guests who have enjoyed their stay, but with all the wonderful places to see in the world, we're even more flattered to hear that you would consider coming back, what a lovely compliment! Chef was delighted to hear that you had enjoyed the food so much and as always, we shared your kind remarks with the team. They love knowing that their friendliness contributes to a better stay for our guests!

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

A very warm welcome, after a long and exhausting flight. It was an excellent start to our vacation. The staff, the food, the room, the public areas, the entertainment activities and the atmosphere in general, were superb. A great value for money. A great starting point for amazing beach walks to Nungwi and Kendwa .

The beach boys are somehow annoying, but nothing you cannot handle with a smile.

We hope to visit again and enjoy...after all ...Hakuna Matata!

Room Tip: Block L on the south side is quieter and closer to Spa and Bar (Coco Bar) and Samaki Restaurant.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you so much for your fantastic review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

It's always a pleasure to hear from guests who have enjoyed their stay, but to be listed as your best vacation in years is really an honour. We appreciate your kind remarks regarding our facilities and particularly our staff. I never tire of being able to thank them for their hard work with positive remarks such as yours.

I'm also glad that you were able to enjoy walks along some of Zanzibar's most beautiful beaches! All of the resorts keep trying to work on the problem of the beach boys, but you're very right that often a friendly smile and a firm no works better than trying to ignore them.

Thank you once again for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi. We look forward to your return anytime... but preferably soon. Hakuna Matata!!

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

The RZBR is indeed a resort of Hakuna Matata - no worries! Friendly and helpful staff, always ready with a big smile and a loud Jambo! Hallo! Beautiful spacious rooms and bathrooms, attention to detail. Enjoyed the spa massage overlooking the ocean. The variety of relaxation areas for individual needs are noticeable: lounge next to the beach or a choice of 3 swimming pools; bars, restaurants, hang chairs overlooking the ocean, open air lounge; beach lounge with huge patio beds. A beautiful couples get away.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Jambo Susan!

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your wonderful review of the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort and your stunning sunset photo!

We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and love that you found all the little nooks and crannies we've tried to create for those guests who want to be by themselves and enjoy some peace and quiet together. We've made very conscious choices to keep the atmosphere as relaxed, friendly and easy as we could, it's nice to hear that it's working! Of course, I also love sharing your kind remarks with our friendly team, especially in the Spa.

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

There was a great big smile from each and every person there... from the General Manager, all the way down to the gardener. Every person that we past, was always sure to greet us with a warm Jambo no matter how many times they saw us!

The hotel staff was always warm and welcoming and never made us feel like anything lacked. The staff would always go out of their way to accomodate us.

All in all... the hotel is spectacular looking and the staff was nothing but friendly...

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the beach are always ideal for relaxation and total comfort
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Sunita,

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

We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and it's always a thrill to share such kind words with our staff. I'm also delighted to hear that you think the hotel is spectacular looking. I think it is, but then I could well be considered a little bit biased, so it sounds much better coming from a guest!

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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Northop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had the most loveliest time at this Hotel. We went on a safari for three days mid holiday but returned to Royal Zanzibar Hotel, all the staff made us feel so very welcome and were very friendly, the food was amazing and lots of choices, our room was very spacious and spotless every day. There was also good entertainment every night. Beach was amazing and we recommend the romantic meal, it was out of this world!
We would like to say a special thank you to Robert Togolai the food & beverage supervisor, you were so very friendly and professional, you made our honeymoon that extra special, we certainly hope to come again in the future! Yvonne & Dave Cunliffe - N.Wales UK

Room Tip: We reccomend second floor for privacy, we had one facing the beach, beautiful views
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cunliffe,

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

We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and particularly appreciate the praise for our friendly staff. Robert was thrilled to have been mentioned so prominently and sends you his greetings. We also appreciate the mention of our lovely beach dinner, it really is such a wonderful setting we're proud to show it off.

Congratulations on your marriage, it was an honour to be able to welcome you both for your honeymoon. We thank you for choosing the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi and look forward to welcoming you back in the future... perhaps for a special anniversary.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Royal Zanzibar from the 5th to the 18th September. From the moment we arrived we knew we had made a good choice.

The reception and check in was effortless. Everything we needed to know about the hotel was explained to us as we were escorted to the room and when we arrived the facilities in the room, and how they worked, were pointed out.

The room was huge and comfortable. We did have a slight problem with the water in the shower but we reported that to reception as we went to dinner that evening and by the time we'd eaten and returned to the room, everything was sorted. You can't ask for much more than, if you say something's wrong, it's resolved immediately and efficiently.

All the staff were friendly and helpful. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. We don't usually participate in many the activities that are on offer but the animation team, particularly Umi and Samir, would often just stop for a chat to make sure everything was OK and to see if there was anything we wanted.

The food in the restaurants was always good quality and good choice. I say 'in the restaurants' but often in the evening dinner was served elsewhere (on the beach, in the gardens etc) which made a pleasant and interesting diversion.

I would also like to mention the General Manager. She was very friendly and approachable and would frequently be seen around the hotel making sure that you had everything you needed. You get the feeling that you can go and see her any time, about anything.

All in all we had a fantastic, relaxing holiday and if that's what you're looking for, you can't go far wrong at the Royal Zanzibar.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Steve,

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

We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay so much and glad to hear that problem you did encounter was handled efficiently. We also appreciate your kind remarks regarding the staff and very much enjoyed sharing them, Umi and Samir were particularly pleased to have been mentioned by name.

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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Property: 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
#4 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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