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Cologne
Reviewed 25 October 2015

If you are looking for a luxury experience in Zanzibar that pairs outstanding views with a relaxing atmopshere, delicious food and increadibly friendly staff, then come to Zalu - it will not dissapoint. But please come with the understanding that you are in Africa - not everyone has perfect English and service isn't always as efficient as one might expect...

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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, following your most recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar! Your comments are overwhelming and it makes me truly happy that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. Please rest assured that I shall be sharing your kind words with the team, who no doubt, will...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Some infos to start: We stayed at Zalu for a total of 14 nights. My husband and I 31 and 29, respectively. From start to end an absolutely perfect and memorable vacation. In advance of the holiday, we informed the staff at Zalu that it was our honeymoon. Even though we did not go for the extra upgrade to the...

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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, following your most recent experience with us here at Essque Zalu. WOW, what a review! It is so gratifying to receive such fantastic feedback. It is all a testament to my incredible team, to whom, service is not a job, it is a passion!! I will...

new york, ny
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Wow, does this place have a long way to go in order to be a five star resort. It is breathtaking how beautiful with Baobab trees growing in the middle and that spectacular jetty. But the staff! They are so unhelpful, full of unnecessary attitude and confused that they will ruin your holiday. (With the exception of Philimena, whom we...

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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. I was very concerned to read your comments and, more specifically, the fact that your husband wasn't well. I am sorry if my team was not able to handle this situation to your satisfaction and...

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We honeymooned at Essque Zalu and it is a gorgeous hotel in a spectacular setting with great food and service. Situated right on the beach- the pool area is great with gorgeous views. Look out for the complimentary afternoon cocktails made by the very friendly pool guy! The rooms are very comfortable and are services really well twice a day....

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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 delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience, in particular, the Spa and the BBQ at our Jetty. I shall be passing your kind comments to the team, as all...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

I wanted to relax and Essque Zalu answered my prayers! The hotel itself is breathtaking. Walking around I would often gawk at the wondrous scenery and beautiful gardens, not to mention the amazing architecture. The staff are friendly and well trained and their English is also fairly good. They all tried teaching me Swahili which was quite entertaining. The food...

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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 delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience, in particular, the Spa and the BBQ at our Jetty. I shall be passing your kind comments to the team, as all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We just came to Zalu for dinner. I immediately wished we had booked this hotel because it was so beautiful. We had drinks at the bar/restaurant on the pier and then moved back inside for dinner. The staff were incredibly nice with super service! The sundowner cocktails were superb.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind comments, following your recent visit to Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience at our Restaurant as well as our Sundowner cocktails at the Jetty! We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back, hopefully, for longer! In the meantime, please do not...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We stayed for 5 nights on our honeymoon, we can't fault it, great staff especially Alfred & Phillip, who after a mistake when we checked in did everything they could to ensure we had a great stay. Which we did. The rooms are spacious, clean and well kitted out with gowns and slippers, much needed after our safari the previous...

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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 delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience, in particular, the Pool Service and our Swahili Evening at the Jetty. I shall be passing your kind comments to the team,...

Fareham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Arrived 24 Sept 2015 left 01 Oct 2015. Every mnute of every day was a fantastic experience. On arrival was met in the foyer, no check in, that is done for you, a nice cool towel and a cool hibscus drink and taken to your room. The splendid view from the foyer out to sea and you can't help but...

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback, following your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. It was entirely our pleasure to have you as our guests and I was delighted to hear all the fantastic comments on your review. Please rest assured I shall be sharing these with the team,...

Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Went here for honeymoon based on phenomenal tripadvisor rating, but wasn't entirely the type of hotel we were expecting... Good: Absolutely stunning hotel, and view at the jetty against the blue ocean is incredible For the large part very friendly staff (One lady at reception literally didn't look any customers in the eye and couldn't be bothered to answer our...

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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, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I was most concerned to read your comments and that your experience with us failed to meet your expectations, for which I truly apologize. This matter has been discussed with your booking agent in detail....

Yorkshire
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Firstly, the hotel, as every review says, is breathtakingly beautiful. The grounds are very well maintained and we had a garden suite which was spacious and comfortable. That's the only reason I've awarded 3 stars. However, this was the final stop on our two week honeymoon and overall it was very disappointing. Positives: Great rooms and comfy beds Lovely pool...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I was most concerned to read your comments and that your experience with us failed to meet your expectations, for which I truly apologize. This matter has been discussed with your booking agent in detail....

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • 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: $375 - $920 (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 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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