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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • On-site COVID testing available
Updated 12/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 13 hotels in Pongwe
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Tulia Zanzibar is established as the leader of the luxury travel segment on Zanzibar. Focused on couples, honeymooners, and people looking for quiet luxury. Located right on one of the most beautiful beaches on Zanzibar. Private beach with a low density of people and without any beach boys. We provide a holistic experience for holiday including complimentary private yoga sessions, week spa program, excellent fine dining gastronomy and individual tailor-made activity plan for each guest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Czech, German, Slovak and 2 more
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Rahel L wrote a review 12 Sep
Munich, Germany34 contributions62 helpful votes
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We stayed 6 days at Tulia. When we arrived after having had wonderful stays at Zuri and The Residence at significantly lower price for high quality. The critical issues are surrounding the quality of the rooms. We stayed at a beachfront villa. I’ll-configured, dark, poor materials; small shower, moldy toilet with an old bidet too low use; sinks without a place to put toiletries/soap; old towels; a hostel-style closet; faulty TV; most importantly an uncomfortable, cheap non-breathable foam mattress bed. On the positive sides: they have a impeccably groomed garden, with vegetable, spices and farm chicken/ducks; a very capable massage team; super friendly and attentive team. and an excellent chef in Mgeni.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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OutnAboutForUs wrote a review Aug 2022
Johns Creek, Georgia108 contributions88 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Gorgeous grounds, immaculate rooms, phenomenal food all topped with the most amazing service from the greatest staff (props to Radka!!) You can't go wrong with this property. It may not be for everyone, however: This place is mainly for relaxation (and eating!!). Location is pretty remote so not much to do off property. They have a small fitness center, kayaks, paddleboards and bicycles for use. Very nice spa. Understand the beach situation. The tides are crazy. They are way out where you can walk hundreds of feet to get to water or in crashing against the support wall. Not a lot in between. They have a raised area with sand and one with grass to use as "beach" to sun/rest but if you are looking for traditional beach you may be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Eddie shah wrote a review Aug 2022
Tervuren, Belgium7 contributions1 helpful vote
We came to this hotel after going on a safari in Kenya to relax, and this resort met our expectations. We arrived very late on the first night and the hotel had arranged some food in our rooms which was very unexpected and thoughtful. All the staff are amazing, very friendly and supportive. The attention to detail for guest experience - such as beach’s hats and a beach bag, insect repellent among other things - was a very lovely touch. The only suggestions we would give for improvement are for more privacy around the shower area in the rooms (since it’s not only couples that would be sharing), a vegetarian option to be available on the menu, although the chef did prepare a vegetarian meal for us on request. Another suggestion is the availability of local snacks and dishes. Overall it was a great experience and we had a lovely time!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ellen wrote a review Aug 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in a beach front villa for 6 nights after coming from Safari in the Serengeti and the room was exceptional. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we felt fully relaxed and looked after. An excellent place for anyone looking for a luxury resort for their honeymoon.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cecilia f wrote a review Jul 2022
37 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the ocean front villa for 5nts after the safari and we are so happy we choose the Tulia hotel. The atmosphere is really enjoyable as the hotel has only 14 villas. The villa was clean and spacious and offered a private elevated small beach with an amazing view to the ocean. The staff was really friendly and professional and the guys at the bar always made incredible mocktails/cocktails depending on various taste. We also really enjoyed a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, much better than the usual buffet. Last but not least Petra and Rakta were always available for any help and for a small chat after dinner. Thank you so much to all the staff for making memorable our honeymoon, including the surprise dinner on our last day! Cecilia & Rune
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Baruch_men wrote a review Jul 2022
13 contributions
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My wife and I were spent the last few days in Tulia and really had a great time. This place is incredible and the hotel stuff made us feel like a family. The food was amazing, we felt like we ate in a gourmet restaurant all day long! Most ingredients camed from the hotel's organic farm so everything was super fresh. We took the front beach room and it was well equipped, super clean with large balcony equipped with few sofas and hammock. Also, the hotel offers an incredible complimentary massage for each guest and free private yoga lessons. We travelled a lot and we can definitely say that this hotel was the best luxury hotel so far, we had a great experience! Thank you so much Tulia!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Petr N wrote a review Jun 2022
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The best hotel in Zanzibar, I recommend to everyone. Great perfect service, smiling and nice staff, amazing gastronomy. The hotel is in a beautiful place, where is the beautiful beach also after outflow.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joanne S wrote a review May 2022
Bury, United Kingdom84 contributions49 helpful votes
I’ve never written a review before actually staying at a property but feel compelled to do so due to the absolutely excellent service and communication we have already received from Petra and the Tulia team. Nothing has been too much trouble and responses come back so quickly. I’m sure I will run out of superlatives when I get to write the review once we have stayed! We can’t wait to stay at Tulia in August!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nasma Rajab wrote a review Apr 2022
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania30 contributions3 helpful votes
One thing about a hotel is to have great location with comfortable environment I fell I love with the environment of Tulia Zanzibar😍.Another best thing I was very interested is the Car of the Last Sultan in Zanzibar which the do rent to guest and contribute the money to the orphanage center. friendly staffs and Best option for family and couple vacations.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Lukas Sinogl, General Manager at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Responded 17 Apr 2022
Dear Nasma, thank you for your kind words, it is delighting to know that you enjoyed our resort and fell in love with the overall vibe of Tulia. We definitely look forward to meeting you again soon and hopefully, we will be able to give you a ride in the car of the last Zanzibari sultan. Kindest regards, Sabina, on behalf of the entire Tulia team
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Christian B wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions
My best friend and me spent an amazing time at this beautiful hotel. The whole staff spreads a positive vibe and creates a unique atmosphere. They make you feel that this place is your second home. We reveived a personal letter when we arrived and left, which is a very unique gesture. The villas are very cosy and the whole place feels very idyllic. The food is very delicious and each night there’s a show that is very entertaining and engages you with the local culture. I highly recommend to stay here and indulge in this unique atmosphere fueled by people with smiles and generous attitudes.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lukas Sinogl, General Manager at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Responded 13 Mar 2022
Dear Christian, On behalf of our team, I would like to thank you and Lara for your stay! Even though the start of your Zanzibar trip was very adventurous, we managed to shift things very quickly right after your arrival to our resort. We all fell in love with you and Lara and your outgoing personalities. We are delighted that Tulia has become your second home in such a short time and that you felt welcomed in every way. From the smiles and positive attitudes that you both gave us, it was not hard for us to welcome you to in our family. Dear Christian, dear Lara, thank you once again for everything and we look forward to seeing in the near future. Kindest regards, Sabina, on behalf of the entire Tulia team
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PRICE RANGE
$514 - $839 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandPongwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (6.3 km), Uroa Bay (6.2 km), and Kiwengwa Caves (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, La Base JungleKite, and Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Czech, Vietnamese, Slovak, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (6.0 km).