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Madrid, Spain
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic resort, staff and management. Excellent facilities like pool, restaurants, beach access etc...in a magic environment. Unfortunatelly we had a problem with the air conditioning in our room that we encountered after a night event quite late at night. The maintenance service shouladvance found out about this and solved the problem in advance.

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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A five star resort rating; in reality a 2 star resort. The service and food was awful. The staff were unhelpful. Overall apprerance of the place was tatty and run down. Plastic chairs around the pool. Dinner at the jetty was recommended by my hotel (the Tulia, which is fantastic) and was an absolute let down. Portions were tiny, food... More 

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Thank Sophie H
M-Zanzibar, Director General at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Sophie, No one want to have a negative (2hrs) experience and we do regret your disappointment. But the only purpose of such communication is to damage the hotel reputation! We were expecting this comment following the behavior employees did faced by the reception upon your departure. Please take the time to read our guests comments hereunder to appreciate... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If half stars could be made, I'd say 3.5 stars. Melia Zanzibar began with a warm welcome and a thorough overview of the grounds. The majority of the staff are accommodating and friendly. The good things about the resort is that the grounds are immaculate, the infinity pool is beautiful, and the beach is lovely. The meals are served buffet... More 

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Thank jjc452
M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, thank you for sharing your comments about your stay with us. We are thrilled to know that you loved our grounds, our infinity pool, our beach, our food quality, our library and our Spa services. We will take all your comments on board as we are always trying to meet our guests’ expectations and provide... More 

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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest this resort hotel deserves to have 10 stars!! We stayed in this magnificent hotel for a week and after this experience nothing will be the same..we booked room Pavilion with all inclusive premium package and they upgraded us to Level for free.The room was more than perfect with excellent view and an amazing bed! Delicious choices for... More 

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Thank Danis D
M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Danis, Thank you for sharing your experience with us in Tripadvisor; your feedback was a delight to read! We are thrilled to see that you really enjoyed your honeymoon in one of our Romantic Pavilions with our exclusive The Level Service, and after in the villa. Thank you so much for your words and I am really happy... More 

Cairo, Egypt
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. People there are so friendly and nice. ood is extremly tasty. hospitatlity is very good. Wifi was there everywhere even ion beaches. transportation is easyVery very nice, relaxing and luxurious hotel. best for honeymoon

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Thank Menakaren
M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor! We are delight to read that you spend your honeymood with us and you really enjoyed your experience in our "amazing hotel". We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Meanwhile you can follow us on Instagram: melia.zanzibar Best Regards, Alejandro Pérez Iniesta Guest Experience Manager More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is coming very late as I stayed there last year, but it was that good I can still remember it perfectly and thought I still had to review it. The hotel really is beautiful, all of the surroundings and the jetty bar really make it a stunning hotel. The rooms were a really good size with a massive... More 

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time out to review your stay with us last year, at Melia Zanzibar, and as we say: "It is never late if the outcome is good". We are really glad to see that you loved our hotel and you still remember your experience with us, our rooms, our surroundings, our restaurants, our team... More 

Doha, Qatar
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is one of the Five Star hotels and it's a "home away from home"!! Especially sunset time is the best. You can see the beautiful one from the lobby, outside pool and there's cottage bar outside(reservations needed)..Although it's far from the airport like 1hr 15mins, you would feel home when you step into the hotel. Staffs welcome you... More 

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M-Zanzibar, Guest experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your comments in TripAdvisor. We are delight to read that you loved our "welcoming " team, and the sunset time in our lobby, and we are thrilled to know that you felt "home away from home". We really wish to welcome you back soon with us in Melia Zanzibar. Best... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend decided to try Zanzibar eventhough we were afraid of some aspects like food, entertaiment etc. All I can say is WOW! Totally unexpected! Melia Zanzibar is all you need for perfect vacation. Check in - when we arrive we welcomed by the crew with an ice cold special drink. we sat in the beautiful ocean view... More 

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Thank Ziv S
M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a lovely review and for sharing it with all Tripadvisor users. We are thrilled to know that you had such a wonderful experience with us, and that our rooms, our food, our Jetty and our Gabi Beach, exceed all your expectations. We are also proud to receive such a good feedback for our team... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there early October and it was very good. Nice size rooms, the "outdoor shower", the location - everything that makes a good holiday. The food although plenty available was reasonable and not more.

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Thank tfu555
M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time out to review your stay with us. We are delighted to read that you had a very nice stay in our resort and you really enjoyed our rooms, our showers and our location. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in Melia Zanzibar soon. Meanwhile you can follow us on Instagram:... More 

Madrid
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just Perfect! Since the first moment you feel at home. The staff is very welcoming and friendly, they all really want you to feel well and they are a good example of people, always happy and smiling. Special attention to Kombo and Hangi from the Guest Experience Department, who put all their attention on us from the beginning, they of... More 

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Regina, First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review regarding your stay in Melia Zanzibar! We are thrilled to know that you had a perfect stay with us, and you enjoyed our Gabi beach, our food and our mojitos. Furthermore, we are sincerely pleased to know that our service met... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Melia Hotel and Resort is the Zanzibar's leading international resort, situated on the north-east coast of the island. Melia Zanzibar is built on a 40 acre estate with a beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300 meters long, situated at the very end of the property to procure the perfect combination with nature. The resort is ringed by a natural coral reef, making bathing a relaxing and safe experience. The hotel is perfect destination for honeymoon or wedding vacations as well as meetings & incentives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melia Zanzibar

Address: P.O. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: ₹ 20,183 - ₹ 52,434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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Also Known As:
Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
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“ don't miss it. it worthAmazing”
 of 5 bubbles Menakaren, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“get the rooms closer to the dinning hall and pool”
 of 5 bubbles tfu555, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Amazing views!”
 of 5 bubbles 599leratos, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you book with guest services if you want to eat at the Jetty restaurant - it's well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles elmigous, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try and get an upgrade to the villas if you can”
 of 5 bubbles adaml418, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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