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Nungwi Road, Nungwi 10437 Tanzania
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#6 of 59 hotels in Nungwi
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The Zanzibari is located in Nungwi on the northeastern tip of Zanzibar. Set above the beach on a low coral cliff with easy access to the sea you are offered privacy, peace and tranquility while taking in the stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel has many high quality facilities, including our infinity pool, spa and famous Dhow Restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Diving
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Fishing
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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WirksWanderer wrote a review Oct 2022
Matlock, United Kingdom140 contributions49 helpful votes
Nice small hotel, quiet with good food and attentive staff. Being in Nugwi It’s a good 1:30 hrs from Stone Town - and the last 20mins of road is extremely bumpy and potholed. Only thing I’d ask to change is during Happy Hour by the pool … this seems to end up being the staff playing loud Rap music and driving all the customers from around the pool away !
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rick19925 wrote a review Sep 2022
21 contributions37 helpful votes
Fantastic hotel. Staff were really great, especially the waitress working in the restaurant, she was very friendly, attentive and professional. Rose did a fantastic job making the bedrooms very tidy and making sure every little detail is perfect. The facilities are great, lovely pool, like loungers and nice walks along the beach when the tide allows. It's worth noting that it's not a beach where you can just go and take a dip as the tide is either very very far out and knee deep for several 100m or very aggressive waves, depending on the time of day.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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forevermorejesus2020 wrote a review Sep 2022
Abuja, Nigeria12 contributions
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It was a great to be in Zanzibar last Month ago. It was pleasure to visit stone town, Kendwa beach and Prison island 🏝. Everything is super good and it is a nice place to visit . I wish to live in Tanzania Zanzibar 💞
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kim wrote a review Aug 2022
Ostermundigen, Switzerland5 contributions
We stayed 2 nights at Zanzibari in the private vila with own beach and pool at a hefty 750 usd/night. For that, you expect something extraordinary. Unfortunately, Zanzabari is far from a luxury resort to carry that price tag. Our villa was spacious and clean, but we noticed a sewage smell that creeped into the whole villa. The toilet was broken (cisterne craked) and water kept running as the inside mechanism was bad. Food was mediocre, far from gourmet and very basic. There were a couple of great and quick waiters but also some very incompetent ones, which instead of asking questions then served wrong dishes, forgot orders and so on. Very dissapointing to spend 1750 usd for two days at Zanzibari for that experience.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kkirsty L wrote a review Aug 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions
We originally were staying at another hotel and were unhappy. Therefore we moved to the Zanzibari and could not be more delighted we did. All staff were so welcoming, accommodating and couldn’t do more for you to ensure we had a great stay. Everything was cleaned to a high standard and well presented and our maid always left towel arrangements in our room. The hotel itself is stunning, overlooking a quiet part of the beach. Some people have commented on waiting times at the restaurant, however the high quality of the food more than makes up for the fact that it may take 5 mins longer to arrive than at most restaurants. The wifi is very strong. We only stayed 3 nights but the staff were so friendly and some greeted us by name. Local masaii came and performed a dance in the evening. Overall we had a very relaxed stay and would definitely stay again or recommend to anyone. The hotel we originally stayed in was within the same price budget as the Zanzibari which we could not believe as the Zanzibari could be classed as luxury whereas the first hotel budget.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Rachel H wrote a review Jul 2022
West Bridgford, United Kingdom56 contributions83 helpful votes
We are currently staying at the Zanzibari and would highly recommend it for a peaceful holiday in a small hotel with great staff. Our room - the Bustani suite- is amazing- perfect for a family with 2 bedrooms and a large lounge and terrace. Hotel is keen to reduce plastic waste by offering free water refills which we made good use of. The shower is gorgeous and bed super comfy. Staff are very attentive and happy to help. At low tide you can walk along the beach for a couple of miles and hubby has enjoyed his early morning runs here. Outside the hotel you can wander up to some shops and bars and the main road and experience some of the real Zanzibar. The hotel pool area is lovely with a beach area and looks over the stunning Indian Ocean. Sitting reading my book watching the sunrise on the large swing has been so peaceful. Our teenagers have also been really happy with the WiFi! The hotel offers a range of trips and the walking tour of Stone Town was excellent. This hotel was the last leg of a 3 part trip with Tent with a View and a wonderful place to relax after our safari. Huge thanks to the team for looking after us so well.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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smarianna93 wrote a review Jul 2022
Athens, Greece35 contributions11 helpful votes
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We had an amazing time in the Zanzibari hotel! We were there for our honeymoon and everything was perfect! The staff was extremely kind and friendly! They even organized for us a special private honeymoon dinner with live african music! We really loved the view in the ocean, there are several spots where you can relax and admire the magical blue beauty! The food was really delicious with many choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I would certainly recommend the 5 course dinner! Finally, the location of the hotel is very convenient as it is close to the two best beaches of the island, Kendwa and Nungwi!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carli wrote a review Jul 2022
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A true oasis in Nungwi. Beautiful accommodations, setting (direct beach access with private beach environment on ledge), and gorgeous gardens. Very clean and safe. Staff were all incredibly friendly. Food was tasty but geared toward westerners (recommend heading into town to try local food on the cheap). Walkable to town via beach during low tide. Very positive experience all around!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Recommend top floor of Bougainville rooms.
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103t0urist wrote a review Apr 2022
Geneva, Switzerland15 contributions3 helpful votes
I needed to a quiet and serene environment to escape to for a couple of days and I am glad that I chose to stay at The Zanzibari. Not only was the environment serene, the service and accommodation were excellent. Although they had a set menu, they were more than willing to accommodate my request to sample local cuisine. To top it off, the manager was kind enough to offer a discount after I extended my stay by one night. The hotel also ensured that all protocols related to Covid-19 were observed.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Ronny Bender, Owner at The Zanzibari
Responded 3 Jun 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings from The Zanzibari Hotel. Thank you for a great review you wrote about our property we are grateful and we keep on improvements. We are hoping to see you in future. Regards, The Zanzibari Hotel Team
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DonieSilvera wrote a review Mar 2022
Poprad, Slovakia3 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing place, great helpful staff, tasty food, I do recommend to get the 5 course dinner once at least. The prices of meals are comparable to restaurants nearby, but the quality is much higher and the food is very tasty. The hotel is located in the quieter but best part of Nungwi, among the top hotels you can find there. Nungwi beach is only 5 minutes on foot. Highly recommended. Thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 3 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings from The Zanzibari Hotel. Thank you for a great review you wrote about our property we are grateful and we keep on improvements. We are hoping to see you in future. Regards, The Zanzibari Hotel Team
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$157 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Zanzibari
Which popular attractions are close to The Zanzibari?
Nearby attractions include Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond (0.7 km), Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation (0.4 km), and Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Zanzibari?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Zanzibari?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at The Zanzibari?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Zanzibari?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Zanzibari?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aluna Beach, Aluna Garden Restaurant, and The Jetty Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Zanzibari?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Zanzibari have airport transportation?
Yes, The Zanzibari offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Zanzibari?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Zanzibari?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to The Zanzibari?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (5.6 km).