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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I recently contacted the team at Essque Zalu (soon to be rebranded into the per Aquum group) to make a booking for my partner and i to return once again, but also, so that we could celebrate our planned engagement from the night before our booking. The team did an amazing job and really pulled out all the stops to...

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback, following your recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was thrilled to learn that you had a memorable experience and you can rest assured that I shall be sharing your most kind words to the team who has helped to make this occasion a memorable experience, as all the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2016

My wife and I are eternal honeymooners and have our fair share of experience with 5 star resorts in exotic places (Caribeans, French Polynesia, Greek Islands, Tanzania). Essque Zalu exceeded our expectations from every perspective. We were there in October 2015, just after the recent management change. The rooms are spacious, refreshing and modern but charming at the same time...

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback, following your recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us and, in particular, our Food and Beverage offering, the Spa services and our special nights at the Jetty. I shall be passing your comments to the team, who will,...

New York
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We stayed 7 days in January 2013. We appreciated the service, the freshly cut flowers on the bed for our arrival and the food of both restaurants. The setting was great with a beautiful infinity pool and a tasteful mix and design and traditional styles. A few things could be improved though. Back in these days the access to the...

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback, following your recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was happy to read that you have enjoyed your experience in terms of the service provided as well as our food offering at our restaurants. On the other hand, I was concerned to learn that you were inconvenienced by the...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I'll caveat that Zanzibar and this resort are likely like visiting Mexico during it's early tourism industry - not bad by any means, but everyone is definitely still learning the ropes. Service was great but not what you'd expect from a 5-start experience you can get at others. The rooms were nice, but nothing special/extravagant (the beds are not comfortable)....

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was glad to hear that you have enjoyed our food offering throughout the resort's restaurants. I will be sure to share your kind comments with our Culinary Team who I am sure will...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Top quality, service, staff, facilities (pools, piers, rooms, excellent resto menu/food & very decent prices), and upkeep. Compared to other upscale options on the island, this is one of the best price/quality deals.

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I I was delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your experience at the Resort and I will be sure to share your kind comments with the team, who will, no doubt, be happy to be the recipients of such praise....

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 20 December 2015

The Good: Beautifully constructed and well-maintained hotel. Everything is spotless; the grounds are extremely well-kept. When the tide comes in, the view is absolutely breathtaking (not as lovely when the tide is down but not much one can do about that). My group was fortunate enough to be in one of the oceanfront villas which was incredibly spacious and well...

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us, your feedback, following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was gad to read that you appreciated our design, architecture and overall state of the resort. We take great pride in providing enticing environs for our esteemed guests and I am happy that...

Reviewed 12 December 2015

Exceptional high level standard of: clean amenities, luxury comfort, friendly staff, experienced management! Envirnomentally conscious business proprietor and management! Complete indulgence and luxury to be in. High speed wifi, large pool, conducive for singles, couples or family. PERFECT beach front and jetty.

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us, your feedback, following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. It is very pleasing to read that you enjoyed the service offered by our team members. Personalised service is of great importance to us, and we invest heavily into training to ensure every guest...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Stayed here for 6 nights with my husband after a safari... Was a great rest. The room gorgeous, the people were great and the food delicious! Phenomenal architecture of main building. The only drawback was the beach. Could not swim due to sea urchins. But my husband did swim off the jetty. The infinity pool was spectacular!

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us, your feedback, following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. It is very pleasing to read that you enjoyed our service and food offering. Personalised service and a culinary experience to match is of great importance to us, and we invest heavily into training...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

I'll start with the good points: The hotel is beautiful. The architecture is striking, the pool area and gardens are really well maintained and the (basic) suite we had was spacious and well appointed. The beds are super kings with mosquito nets and are very comfortable. The food we ate was all excellent on the whole. There were a couple...

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Greetings from Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback, following your most recent stay with us. I was happy to read your positive comments and please rest assured that I shall be passing them onto the team, who I am sure will be delighted. On the other hand, I was...

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Entering the foyer you can’t help but admire the giant roof construction made of branches and palm fronds. Kudos to the architect and the owner for the daring design! We like the combination of traditional woodwork and generous glass elements. It is hard to believe that the roof can stand tropical storms, but it seems to. The suites are spacious...

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Duarte C, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Greetings from Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback, following your most recent stay with us. I was happy to read your most kind comments and please rest assured I shall be sharing them to our colleagues, who I am sure will be delighted. With regards to the painting and...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Take a deep breath of fresh Indian ocean air, relax and unwind. Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove in the north east coast of Unguja (alias Zanzibar). Essque Zalu Zanzibar combines contemporary luxury with a real sense of place. This boutique hotel has the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean to one side and lush green forest to the other, and there is just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air. At Essque Zalu Zanzibar, create your own personal paradise, your own kind of luxury, an experience of a lifetime. Choose from 40 individual suites and 8 villas all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Our suites offer a luxurious-styled space crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched makuti roof. From farm to table, we take great pride in our sumptuous cooking. Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of two unique restaurants, three well stocked bars and a variety of destination dining experiences. Unashamedly indulgent, the Spa comprises of two couples treatment rooms, four single rooms, vichy shower, a sauna and steam room - a haven of restorative and rejuvenating perfection. Using only 100% truly organic and natural ingredients, our focus is on capturing the intelligence of nature in the restorative process. We know that the essence of nature can synergistically interact with the energy system, and this knowledge forms the basis of our Africology creations, all orchestrated to help you lead a more holistic lifestyle. Essque Zalu is your outpost into the first steps of the wildness and tranquility of Zanzibar. Reconnect with nature and experience a land rich in life and uninhabited space. We offer guests the opportunity to partake in activities to experience some of the islands most Spectacular and scenic excursions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Address: Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: $361 - $918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essque Zalu Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
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#1 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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