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Melia Zanzibar

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$281*
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having spent an amazing 3 days in Stone Town exploring its historical streets and colourful markets we were ready to relax on the beach. Melia exceeded all our expectations. We knew from photos how beautiful it was going to be but photos don't capture the warmth of the staff; the amazing food in so many settings; the lovely walks along...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was an amazing stay despite of misunderstanding with hotel staff before arrival and difficulties to get into Zanzibar. I really love that place. I've been travelled to over 40 different destination for the last 5 years and this hotel will stay in my heart as one of the best places Ive ever saw. Its undescribable beautiful spot. View on...

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Kuwait
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I'm all about first impressions, i've checked in one hour ago and after one hour im finally at my room only to find out its filled with water leakage from the rain, lights of balcony dont work, no one wanted to escort me to my room which was in a building that I didn't even know where its located. No...

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1Thank Fatima J
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I visit Zanzibar often and the company puts us up at the Melia Resort. After a very long ride from the airport (about 1:30 minutes), we arrived and were greeted by the staff with the friendliest of dispositions. After a cold towel and a delicious fruit juice, we were given our rooms and due to the high ocupancy of the...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on recommendation of friends, while traveling to Dar for work. It was a perfect weekend holiday (despite rainy season), and personally preferred over the well visited northern party of the island. The property isn't exactly beachfront but it's a nice long walk (or golf cart ride) to nearby Gabi beach. The best, however, was the service. Jose Antonio...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its an amazing hotel with a beautiful view of the ocean, beautiful and clean beach, quality hospitality, live band during dinner time, jetty bar and resturant ,good spa and gym, thereis alot of amazing things, come see for yourself

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Paranaque, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time that I went to Zanzibar because my ninang is working at the spa.This is my 7 day holiday from May 1 to 5 and then May 14 to 15.Even more when I have lots of friends from the Reception all the way to Gabi Beach(W/C is my beach).I cant wait to Comeback

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for three day holiday from April 29 to May 1, 2017. It was all incrusive package and we enjoyed good luchnes and dinners. We highly recommend a set menu at the Jetty Bar lunch where the Cheff works very hard to give us great lunch. We also enjoyed a buffet dinner at the main restaurant where we...

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review regarding your recent stay with us! It is great to read that you had a great weekend with us and that our different food options and restaurants including our whole team exceed your expectations. We hope to welcome you or any of your friends...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This 400 acre paradise is just out of this world and with amazing facilities of high quality and beauty. Even has a cave. White sand beach. Beach side facilities include individual gazebos, hammocks, water sports, bars and restaurants. Great pool. Evening dining comes with top class entertainment. Will return.

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear David, First of all, thank you very much for sharing such a positive review! We are thrilled to know that you will return to our hotel thank to our services and facilities, including our beach. We will be waiting for you for another "Wow" experience in Melia Zanzibar. Best Regards, Alejandro Pérez Iniesta Guest Experience Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was great overall and situated in a beautiful part of the island. The staff are attentive and go that extra "mile". The food is good but the beverages are slightly average. Fruit juice are not fresh etc. The room we had was great, with a good view, large comfortable bed and awesome outside shower. The pool overlooks the...

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M-Zanzibar, Guest Experience Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay in Melia Zanzibar with all Tripadvisor users! We are delight to read that you loved our location and you will recommend us 100%, furthermore, I am sincerely pleased to know that our service met your expectations and you have appreciated the kindness of our employees. We are really...

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  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Melia Hotel and Resort is Zanzibar's leading international resort, situated on the north-east coast of the island. Melia Zanzibar is built on a 40 acre estate with a beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300 meters long, situated at the very end of the property to procure the perfect combination with nature. The resort is ringed by a natural coral reef, making bathing a relaxing and safe experience. The hotel is the perfect destination for honeymoon or wedding vacations as well as meetings & incentives. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melia Zanzibar

Address: Kiwengwa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Price Range: $331 - $653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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Also Known As:
Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
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