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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Zanzest for 5 nights. We stayed in Zanzibar for 10 days and frankly you can't get a better price/quality ratio on the island, unless of course you go to fancier resorts. The bungalows are cosy, spacious and well furnished. Despite not being directly on the beachfront, we could still get a beautiful glimpse... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cozy place for those who are looking for quietness and unique view on the sea. The rooms are spacious (we had the sea view room) and the food at the restaurant is amazing. The staff is friendly and the location really good even if a bit out of the local village.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have no words to truly express the sheer gratitude I have to all the staff. I can't thank you all enough for making us feel like family. Annalisa was very friendly and helpful. Perfect holiday, beautiful room, lovely food, superb cocktails and marvellous weather. The location was like heaven. We will definitely come back!

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

WOOOW!! I'm just back from a 10 days vacation in Jambiani (Zanzibar) and we did sleep in Zanzest Beach Bungalows. I can't describe in words how wonderful our vacation has been! The place itself is outstanding beautiful: white stand, coral blue water, nature and most important for us: Oh so quiet and not crowded at all! We did sleep in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Beautiful views of the water. The water was very turquoise and clear. The rooms were great and the Italian food was yummy. The staf were very friendly (specially Boogy) and the chef even made Pilaf for us even though not on the menu. It is run by the very friendly Italian Annalisa. We were there for four days and it... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful sceneries. The bungalows are well kept, wonderful owners, pleasant and helpful staff! Delicious and fresh Italian food served at the hotel's restaurant. The beach is nice, though far to walk to get to swimm on low tide, either way beach shoes are advisable. ENJOY!

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had a lovely holiday at Zanzest bungalows. They are nice, simple bungalows, kept very clean and run by a very friendly and helpful Italian couple with great staff. While most bungalows don't have a direct sea view there is a great lounge area which overlooks the sea and has comfy sofas to relax on. The food is delicious with... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We spent some 4 days here. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. The rooms were on the small side and could be a little bit wider. The beds were too short for me, especially with the foot end closed off by a board. The food was good but pricey, we went often too Jambiani village for lunch and/or dinner. There are a... More 

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Caro Robert, grazie per averci scelto e grazie per la vostra compagnia. Ogni suggerimento è buono per migliorare.Le camere presenti... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Our stay at Zanzest was amazing. It was quiet and peaceful with a beautiful view and lots of opportunities to go on great tours via the hotel. Annalisa and Davide, the owners, are terrific hosts and they really care for their guests. If you want a peaceful place with beautiful surroundings and delicious food this is the place to go!

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We reserved the Lion Bungalow - an elevated bungalow with an unobstructed view over the ocean on arrival we were matter of factually informed that we will be moved to another room as they have another booking for the lion room the next day. We reserved and paid for the lion room in advance and we received confirmation from Zanzest... More 

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Gentilissima signora dai modi altezzosi, aspettavo con molto entusiasmo la sua dolcissima recensione,al momento del check-in in modo educhevole come... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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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: ₹ 3,633 - ₹ 5,826 (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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“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
“In the restaurant pick the Italian dishes. I greatly preferred these to the local ones. Ask for a room with ocean view like the Lions room.”
 of 5 bubbles johann735, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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