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Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Mazizini 2586 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Picturesque Turquoise Waters, Beautiful Sunsets and Exceptional Hospitality, Zanzibar Beach Resort welcomes you to the Paradise Island of Zanzibar. Boasting one of the Largest Pools on the Island, the Resort features 84 Rooms ranging from Garden View to Sea View, each with its own Private Terrace or Balcony. The Resort offers 2 Restaurants including a Seafood Restaurant. Our Guests can also enjoy a well stocked Pool Bar, a Coffee Bar & state-of-the-art Conference facilities that can accommodate up to 1000 pax. Set in a Magical Hand-picked Stunning location situated on the South-West coast of Zanzibar, only 14 minutes from Stone Town and 7 minutes from the International Airport, Zanzibar Beach Resort is your Perfect Destination for Getaways or Corporate Events.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
Afrikaans
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chris wrote a review Nov 2021
4 contributions
Nice hotel near Covid test Centre. Rooms is spacious and clean set up in true Zanzibar Style with Antique beds and mosquito nets. Bathrooms reflect true Zanzibar/Arabian style. Large swimming pool overlooking the ocean (not a good swimming beach). Friday night dinner buffet with live entertainment is very good and offers a good variety of BBQ and local food. Staff is friendly and helpful. Very nice views of sunsets from the comfort the balcony of the rooms.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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cornelia r wrote a review Aug 2021
45 contributions5 helpful votes
We love Wellworth group hotels Service at Zanzibar beach resort was great Unfortunately because of Covid, the pool became a « public pool » for locals It was very dirty and they put speakers but music all day long very loud Also could not tan around the pool cause it is a Muslim culture That was very not nice.. The food was terrible And a lack of security, did not feel safe
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Betty N wrote a review Jul 2021
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The resort is well located, near town and the airport. The rooms are cleans and spacious. Restaurants food and the breakfast was amazing. The swimming on the beautiful view of the océan is just paradise.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Wellworth Hospitality, General Manager at Zanzibar Beach Resort
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Good day Betty! Greetings from Zanzibar Beach Resort, A unit of Wellworth Hospitality! Thank you for taking the time to leave your Review. We are Delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay with us. It was our Pleasure to host you and your Family during your Recent stay in Zanzibar and I hope to welcome you back in the Future. Kind Regards, General Manager
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JohnW wrote a review Jun 2021
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Like most hotels at the moment, the pandemic has had a significant impact on customer numbers. There were very few guests staying while I was there for a week in early June 2021, and as a result there was only one restaurant open, however it does cater to most tastes. Breakfast is adequate if a little bland, and the toaster is unpredictable in its toasting abilities, from warm bread, to full toast, or no toasting at all. I stayed there over a weekend, which proved to be one of the biggest issue I had. They allow non residents to make use of the pool area for a small fee, which resulted in a lot of children in the pool, with associated noise on both Saturday and Sunday. There was also a loud disco on both days from mid afternoon up until 7pm, and you couldn’t escape the noise! Sun beds became a free for all as there are no reserved beds for resident guests. The sun beds are also in quite poor condition with torn covers on most of them. The beach is not accessible from the hotel. If you like to use a gym when holidaying, this is definitely not the place for you. Think windowless “dungeon like space” with an awful damp smell of decay, and a lot of broken equipment. I had a quick introduction and never returned. Wi-FI works well thought the hotel. The staff are absolutely wonderful, and nothing is too much trouble for them. Friendly and always with a smile, they are an asset to the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Not many power points in the rooms There are no ironing boards available to guests It’s quite...
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Response from Wellworth Hospitality, General Manager at Zanzibar Beach Resort
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Dear John, Greetings from Zanzibar Beach Resort, A unit of Wellworth Hospitality! Thank you taking the Time to give us your feedback, we appreciate all feedback as this assist us in improving our Guest’s experiences. We appreciate your feedback in regards to our Staff and this have been shared with the TEAM, our team believe to share the “African Hospitality” that Zanzibar is known for to make all our Guest feel at Home during their stay. Our Fitness center is one of our upcoming projects in the coming months as we are currently in the Process of doing some “soft renovations” in both rooms and public areas to improve on the feel of the Resort. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, General Manager
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David from Dubai wrote a review Jan 2021
35 contributions7 helpful votes
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We made a terrible mistake booking this resort hotel. We realised our mistake at check in with lines of local people waiting to enter and paying for write bands at the resort. When we saw our room and the pool area we were even more devastated. We had booked the room a couple of days before and we booked for 3 nights. However, the hotel does not offer refunds. We spoke with the manager to see if we could leave immediately and have a refund but he wouldn’t allow it. We offered that the hotel take 50% of the money for the full three nights if we leave now and stay elsewhere but this was also refused. We booked through Expedia but Expedia said it is the resort that has a policy of offering no refunds. The manager said we could leave the hotel but the entire three night stay of USD 420 would be charged regardless. The resort is full with day pass users who are local people who pay between USD 2-4 for a day pass to use the pool and facilities. There are no sun loungers or seating for the guests of the hotel near the pool as these are taken, it is extremely loud music all day, every day from Friday to Sunday inclusive until 7pm. It’s a pool party. You can’t even hide in your room to avoid the noise. The hotel advertises COVID 19 restrictions with social distancing and temperature check but there is absolutely nothing and the pool is packed. We couldn’t go near it given the complete failure for health and safety. The day we checked out, which was a Monday, the pool area was quiet and the three day pool party was over. Although the name of the resort as well as the pictures on their website suggests there is a beach...well, the “beach” is unusable. It’s full of rubbish. The manager explained that this side of the island does not have any nice beaches. The rooms are very tired indeed. Not what you would expect for USD 140 a night. The first room was in the “palace” area but we were moved to a sea view room. This was a marginally better room but also very tired and did not look like it’s been updated in 40 years. My partner received an electric shock from the plug socket. The old appliances are dangerous. Although I wanted to leave the hotel immediately despite a refund not being offered, we decided not to ruin the rest of the holiday and each day we did day trips out of the resort. I could not have spent a day in this awful place. We visited Nakupenda, prison island and Safari Blue to find a beach during day trips to escape this terrible resort. We had hoped to just relax for the last few days of our holiday at the resort, however, this was impossible and we were forced out of the resort with the noise and crowds of people. Having to spend so much extra on day trips was frustrating. The staff at meal times are polite and helpful and the food is edible. This resort is in serious need of an update. Either the resort is for hotel guests or it is for day pass users. There isn’t space for both.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$107 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
zanzibar beach hotel mazizini
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Wellworth Zanzibar Beach Resort
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandMazizini
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zanzibar Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (4.8 km), Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve (5.1 km), and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Taarab Restaurant, and Tea House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Zanzibar Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zanzibar Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Zanzibar Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Zanzibar Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Zanzibar Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (4.6 km) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (5.0 km).