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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room (Rhino) was small and warm room with 2 tiny barred windows that you couldn't leave open in the night, a terrible all concrete bathroom with a lot of ants and all we had to cool down was a nasty tiny fan by the worn out bed. No possibility to swim on the beach right by the hotel so...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We never eat so much and so good in our life, even here in Italy. The staff and the owners are wonderful, really nice and always helpful (even to play some beach volley matches). 200 meters far from the Zanzest beach, you can see - and walk on - an amazing sandbank, rising from the sea at the low tide;...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beatufiful and peaceful location in Jambiani. Friendly and welcoming staff. If you like homemade pasta this is the perfect place with delicious lasagna. Quality food with a genuin cosy Zanzibar feeling.

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davilis2013, Direttore at Zanzest Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thanks for the positive comments about our restaurant. Yes, we are Italian and we are pasta lovers then if home made it even better. Besides the Italian dishes you can also try the exquisite dishes and Thai Swahili. Thanks for choosing us. Zanzest team Caro cliente, grazie per il commento positivo sul nostro ristorante. Si, siamo italiani e...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lovely, small place with special flair, perfect for couples who just want to relax and enjoy the breathtaking ocean view. Perfectly embedded in the surrounding coastline, Zanzest is in a quiet location with no other resorts or hotels immediately next to it. At night you hear the sound of the ocean creating a feeling of being perfectly in tune with...

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Dear guests, thank you for taking the time to write about us. But specially all thanks for having described what really is the Zanzest beach bungalow.A simple, very simple and small hotel built and furnished with local finishes, quiet surrounded by nature but not far from the other hotels and the village. Thanks a lot and you are welcome every...

Turku, Finland
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Good and clean place on the south end of Jambiani. From here is 10-15 minutes walking distance to other places and during high tide it's not possible to walk on the beach, because water comes up to rocks.

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davilis2013, Direttore at Zanzest Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear customer,thanks to spend a time to write about us. Ours housekeeping cleaning the room every day, (but it is important to leave the key at the restaurant :-) ). And also ours gardener take a care for our wonderful garden, ours plants and flowers, that we care very much. Thanks again and welcome every time. All the best Annalisa&Davide&Zanzest...

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Where to start with this amazing little find. My wife booked up 6 nights here, we where looking to have a few quiet days away to relax and we couldn't have asked for me. The bungalows are lovely, clean and you get exactly what you need from them,their location was safe and secure and the restaurant had an amazing mix...

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Dear customer, thank you so much. Thanks to choose us and thanks to spend a time to write about us. You are welcome every time. All the best. Annalisa&Davide&zanzest team

Reviewed 27 December 2016

Nice warm freindly staf, every morning the garden was cleaned. SOme mornings the apes were screaming that lives in the forest nearby. The food was fantastic a meny with both Italian and Swahili cousine.

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Although this place place is good 2 hours from the Zanzibar seaport,this place is simply superb.From rooms, to staff to food ....everything is just superb.During the day we witnessed low tide and by evening there used to be hide and the water would cover the entire beach. Alll white sands,calm and serene. The restaurant is just amazing !!!

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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Zanzest for 5 nights and it was just amazing. My room was always clean and i had more than enough space to use. The food was the best i've had during my time in tansania - fresh and a big choice of different meals. The views are just breathtaking and the color of the ocean was mind-blowing....

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing beach bungalows hidden from the bigger tourist places. Calm, beautiful beach and nearby to lots of activities. Amazing staff and food in the restaurant. We had an amazing trip, were well taken care off and did lots of excursions with the team that were great. Lovely stay.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zanzest a resort with 11 rooms renovated in july 2015 run with love and passion for Italian, located at the end of the village of Jambiani, a corner of paradise where you can relaxing enjoying the turquoise color of the sea, and the nature of the show with 2 strips of sand white. Restaurant with selection of typical Italian, with attention to detail, pizza at noon, and Swahili dishes cooked by qualificated chefs. Area with sun beds, bar where you can enjoy cocktails or smoothies fresh fruit enjoying the quiet tranquility and colors of the African land. An ideal place to relax and enjoy a good cuina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzest Beach Bungalows

Address: Mfumbwi, Jambiani | Mfumbwi, Jambiani, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: ₹ 3,218 - ₹ 5,430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Zanzest Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Zanzest Beach Bungalows Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Jambiani
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Jambiani
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“All the rooms where excellent, there is one in particular which has a balcony overlooking the sea which I was rather envious over.”
 of 5 bubbles leemichaelwillis, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Giraffe room!!! :-)”
 of 5 bubbles Steffiwanderlust, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The sea view one is the best.”
 of 5 bubbles JRSam, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There a couple of rooms with a direct sea view - the upstairs one has the best view. All are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 492gabriellet, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The lion room”
 of 5 bubbles Wielitjies, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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