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Zuri Zanzibar offers a completely unique experience in Zanzibar for anyone that wants to try something off the beaten African tracks; a place that allows guests a feeling of peace and tranquility. The resort is nestled on the most beautiful white beach of the northern west shores of Unguja, 50 km from Stone Town and its international airport. The hotel’s private 300 meters west-facing beach is free of any tide-impact, allowing for safe swimming all day long and uniquely breath-taking sunsets. Combining elegant contemporary design from the team at Jestico+Whiles, with a considerate, sustainable build and an authentic African atmosphere, this Design Hotel member offers memorable, mindful, Indian Ocean escapes. Zuri Zanzibar is ecologically and socially responsive, offering lifestyle accommodation in 56 bungalows, suites and villas, that sits comfortably with Zanzibar’s culture, climate and geography.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Billiards
Patio
Nightclub / DJ
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
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Cable / satellite TV
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Safe
Seating area
Telephone
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Martin wrote a review Nov 2022
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We had perfect 2 weeks at the Zuri Hotel. The sustainable hotel concept combined with the design of the restaurants, rooms and the beautiful beach offer a unique experience. The hotel with the spice garden, the spacious hotel area and the friendly service of the team (Thanks to Shomary, Emmanuel, Yuma, Jackaline, Benezeck, Cosma, Richard) will be an unforgettable memory for us. We especially enjoyed the quality of the food and drinks (big menu and variation) and the spacious beach area with comfortable beds. Plus the cleanliness of the resort and the spacious garden with 2 monkey. Thanks to the Zuri team for our great vacation.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Benjamin, We appreciate you choosing Zuri as your home away from home. Thank you for choosing us as your holiday destination and for the experiences we provided that exceeded your expectations. It will be a pleasure for the team to know that they contributed to a memorable stay. I am sure the chef and his team will be delighted to learn you enjoyed the cuisine throughout your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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Megan N wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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I spent 7 magical nights at Zuri and loved every second. The private beach and lush gardens are breathtakingly beautiful and I spent most of my days relaxing under the palm trees, sipping coconuts and cocktails from their extensive bar menu. This is the part of the island where you want to be for picturesque beaches. The resort boasts 3 restaurants so you will not run out of food options and every night they have entertainment on the beach. If you want to venture out, you can take a 15min walk to many restaurants and bars. Every staff member I encountered was delightful and eager to help. My room was luxurious and spacious. I would highly recommend a visit. The staff was very hospitable and every staff member I encountered were delightful and eager to help.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from GuestRelations Zanzibar, Guest Services / Front Office at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 31 Aug 2022
Dear Megan, We are glad you chose Zuri for your holiday and are delighted that we made your stay with us magical and memorable. Our entire team will be glad to read that they exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed all that Zuri offered. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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RCHG2014 wrote a review Nov 2022
Burnley, United Kingdom23 contributions32 helpful votes
Zuri is a uniquely, special place. Arriving via the road, some big wooden gates open and you drive in to pure tranquility. Welcomed with a delicious drink and friendly member of the team. We never wanted for anything and had a truly magical time. The food is great- I would recommend booking the a la carte restaurant for a few nights during your stay. The beach is private, with security guards at all time, meaning you are away from the constant beach hawkers, that unfortunately do take over the rest of the public beach. The spa is lovely, I had a massage which I truly enjoyed. Would highly recommend the complimentary spice tour, this was far more than we expected- great fun and extremely insightful. As I have read through the reviews on here, what I really like, is that I can see how zuri has listened and taken things on board. For example, complimentary ear plugs. A suggestion from ourselves- Could more of the yoga/meditation sessions be complimentary? Or at least at a reduced price? The price did seem very steep, similar to what you’d pay for a boutique class in london. I understand that the quality is probably up there, it’s just paying that price when you’ve already spent a considerable amount on staying at the hotel is a little off putting. I do really think this would encourage more people to join. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay Xx
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It's great that you enjoyed a little bit of everything while here were with us. In order to ensure that our guests leave with a lasting memory and return again, we strive to take the time to listen to what they have to say. My hope is that we were able to make that impact on you, and I look forward to welcoming you in the future. Your feedback is valuable to us and we will definitely share it with our yoga manager Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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hellison wrote a review Oct 2022
Powell, Tennessee100 contributions36 helpful votes
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I could not have asked for a better place to stay on Zanzibar! The overwater sunsets are a must! Between the DJ and live music you can enjoy your Sundowners with, you will not go wrong! And lets not forget the Fire dancer. Everything was just absolutely breathtaking! The accommodations are absolutely fabulous! If you are looking to go somewhere to relax and maybe do an activity here or there, Zuri was amazing! And the food was outstanding! Will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GuestRelations Zanzibar, Guest Services / Front Office at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 26 Oct 2022
Dear Hellison, We are glad you chose Zuri resort for your holiday destination and are pleased you enjoyed our offerings during your stay. I am happy you made great memories and thank you very much for your recommendations. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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Simon H wrote a review Oct 2022
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom29 contributions5 helpful votes
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A seriously top hotel which features in my top 3 all time stays (I’m 61 and seen a few in my time). It offers everything to everybody in a truly stunning environment; newly weds to family’s to “oldies” like my wife and I. We stayed in a double bedded villa in Cinnamon area which was in easy reach of everything. We took full board which by my reckoning was worth it due to a) no point in venturing outside hotel grounds b) the 3 restaurant options c) quality of food! d) you always feel hungry here. Staff were the most friendly we have interacted with; special shout outs to Mickel and Jaqualine. Beachside sundowners a must with entertainment and fire alongside other folks.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 1hr 20mins from Airport-book taxi beforehand. Take full board. Seek out Ania the GM and she...
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Response from GuestRelations Zanzibar, Guest Services / Front Office at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 26 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, Thanks for making Zuri your final destination. It was a pleasure having you here with us. We are pleased that we were able to make your visit comfortable, and we will pass the compliments on to our Executive Chef. The team especially Mickel and Jacqueline will be glad to learn that they exceeded your expectations. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again. Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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Anette S wrote a review Oct 2022
Alesund, Norway2 contributions
Every detail in this hotel is thought trough! Luxurious, yet cool and artistic. Architects and interiour designers have really done a good job which is reflected in the whole resort. Very friendly and helpful staff with a personal touch! The beautiful bungalows "have it all", as do the perfect beach. Outstanding food - we really recommend the cooking class! Make sure to participate in the yoga classes :) Boat trip with snorkling is a nice experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 17 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your detailed review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the resort and thank you for participating in the extra activities. It will please the Chef and his team to hear that you enjoyed the cooking class and the cuisine throughout the resort. We hope to welcome you back to Zuri again soon. Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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877dora wrote a review Oct 2022
Los Angeles, California6 contributions3 helpful votes
We just returned from 5 glorious days at Zuri Zanzibar. The property is beautiful —casual chic, comfortable bungalows with a gorgeous white sand beach (and beautiful pool). There are multiple restaurants and bars, all with excellent food and an terrific spa. Most importantly, every member of the staff is warm, gracious, hospitable. This is probably the best place I’ve ever visited—I will dream of watching the Zanzibar sunset from the Zuri beach, drink in hand. Heaven!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: -Fun snorkel trip to Mnemba island. -Delicious beach bbq with great live music -Far from...
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Responded 16 Oct 2022
Dear Dora, Having enjoyed your stay at our beautiful paradise and experiencing all we had to offer throughout your stay is amazing to us. It will make the entire team happy to hear that they exceeded your expectations. We're glad we made your stay memorable, and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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Suzanne Amaro wrote a review Oct 2022
Viseu, Portugal102 contributions89 helpful votes
This hotel is beautiful and has fantastic architecture. I have never been to a hotel so beautiful. It does not have a lot of entertainment, but if you want a relaxing holiday this is really the place to be. Service is 5*! I do not have much to add to all other reviews, maybe just a tip to do the spice tour, which is free! I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was and how much I learned.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 16 Oct 2022
Dear Suzanne, We appreciate your detailed review and are glad you enjoyed everything Zuri had to offer during your stay. Your amazing feedback will be greatly appreciated by the entire team. It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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Rob C wrote a review Oct 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel set in beautiful grounds. All the rooms are splendid with terraces and outside showers. The beach is great with plenty of room and comfortable sunbeds. Every single member of staff was attentive and friendly. Both main restaurants are good and the lunch menu at the beach bar was surprisingly good based on experiences elsewhere. One way of really judging a hotel and its people is when things go wrong. We had arrived from Kenya and unfortunately I had contracted typhoid there. Symptoms manifested at the early part of our stay. The staff swiftly took me to the local hospital where I was well cared for. Anjq, the incredibly helpful and businesslike General Manager, went out of her way to support my partner, travel to the hospital, arranged for (medically recommended) food, a change of sheets and some shower gel! She also acted as a useful go-between for me and the medical staff.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Oct 2022
Dear Robert, We are delighted to read from you and are glad that the team went above and beyond to make your stay exceptional. We are happy that the team exceeded your expectations and that you got treatment as soon as possible hence making the rest of your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Anja will be glad to read from you and we do hope to welcome you back to Zuri with time. All the very best. Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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Neil K wrote a review Oct 2022
12 contributions6 helpful votes
We enjoyed a fantastic week long stay at Zuri in a garden bungalow . The bungalow was set in a beautiful tropical garden and had everything we needed for our relaxing beech stay after a busy week on safari. The beech with its beautiful white sand , palm trees and turquoise sea was idyllic . All the staff in all the bars and restaurants were friendly and catered to all of our needs. The food was varied and plentiful and we would highly recommend Zuri for a stay in Zanzibar
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from GuestRelations Zanzibar, Guest Services / Front Office at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 15 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your week-long stay at Zuri and that we made it memorable for you. The team will be glad to hear that they exceeded your expectations and your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Zuri again with time. Kind Regards Susan Otieno Guest Services Manager
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$475 - $857 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKendwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
56
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zuri Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Kendwa Beach (0.5 km), Bahati Beach Boutique (0.5 km), and Mbape Tours Zanzibar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zuri Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro' del Mar, Essence Restaurant, and La Fontana Restaurant & Bungalows.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Zuri Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zuri Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Zuri Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, Zuri Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zuri Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Afrikaans, and Swahili.