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    Essque Zalu Zanzibar

    Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$608
          US$336
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          Overview
          • Excellent78%
          • Very good16%
          • Average3%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
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          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Room Service
          Suites
          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
          Kitchenette
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          Spa
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          Dry Cleaning
          Kids Club
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          Private Balcony
          5.0 Star Hotel
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          11 - 15 of 594 reviews

          Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

          This is the second time I have stayed in Zanzibar and the Gold Zanzibar is simply the best hotel around. It is a large sprawling estate with great rooms, a large pool and plenty of eating and drinking options. The buffet is second to none...More

          1  Thank JamieCamidge
          Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

          We spent Easter weekend at Essque Zalu, my husband, mum in law and kids, 12, 9 and 1. What a beautiful small size resort. The part that impressed me, the cleanliness. The rooms, were immaculate, under the bed, in the bathrooms, the grounds, gardens, pool....More

          Thank Hamidah A. L
          Reviewed 13 April 2017

          The Essque Zalu resort is not only beautiful and luxurious, but it also has a wonderfully talented chef who prepares exceptional dishes every night. I traveled to Zanzibar with my wife and infant daughter in Feb 2017. We believe that the quality of dining while...More

          Thank davidmoore2015
          Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

          From the moment e walked it this place was pure paradise the calming Atmosphere was just what we needed for pure relaxation. From breakfast to dinner nothing but superb meals and basking in the sun ordering pina coladas were more than we could ask for...More

          Thank kashtwo
          Reviewed 27 March 2017

          We were sad to hear that our hotel we originally booked Ras Nungwi had burnt down, but thankful that we got to stay at Essque Zalu instead. It was the best way to relax after our trip to Capetown, Victoria Falls and Safari in Serengeti...More

          Thank Jen1964Sydney
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          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Beachfront
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Breakfast included
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Breakfast included
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Banquet Room
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$273 - US$714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #1 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
          • #2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
          • #2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
          • #2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
          • #5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 48
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          • Location
          • Tanzania >
          • Zanzibar Archipelago >
          • Zanzibar Island >
          • Nungwi
          • Also Known As
          • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi ,
          • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
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          Traveller (827)
          Room & Suite (400)
          Pool & Beach (242)
          Dining (144)
          Hotel & Grounds (586)
          Bathroom (17)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Stefan R
          Are there scuba and snorkeling facilities?
          6 November 2016|
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          Response from haffyfeet | Reviewed this property |
          No not from here... go towards The east of Zanzibar for some excellent deals on scuba and the snorkelling.
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          Michele F
          Does the hotel offer access to the beaches nearby? Can we walk there? Have a trip scheduled for Feb 17...super excited to visit. Is it realistic to schedule a 1 or 2 day safari while at Zalu? m
          13 September 2016|
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          Response from Shahid A | Reviewed this property |
          you could take a taxi to the main nungwi beach thats like 5 mins away for 10 usd maximum. yes safari is a good option as well however please check on the season as if its the rainy season then safari would not be a good... More
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          tonilee_13
          Is laundry included in the all inclusive package?
          7 September 2016|
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          Response from Silviaoxx | Reviewed this property |
          No, it is not. We paid for it separately. It is not too expensive.
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          Room Tips
          "we stayed at cottage 24 with great sea views."
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          "Sea View is best but garden view is not bad either."
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          "Villa's are large and great for family's rather than 2x suites."
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          "All Rooms are nice but Ocean View would be amazing."
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