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Kendwa Beach, Kendwa 73107 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/01/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/01/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 10 hotels in Kendwa
Travellers' Choice
Zuri Zanzibar offers a completely unique experience in Zanzibar for anyone that wants to try something off the beaten African tracks; a place that allows guests a feeling of peace and tranquility. The resort is nestled on the most beautiful white beach of the northern west shores of Unguja, 50 km from Stone Town and its international airport. The hotel’s private 300 meters west-facing beach is free of any tide-impact, allowing for safe swimming all day long and uniquely breath-taking sunsets. Combining elegant contemporary design from the team at Jestico+Whiles, with a considerate, sustainable build and an authentic African atmosphere, this Design Hotel member offers memorable, mindful, Indian Ocean escapes. Zuri Zanzibar is ecologically and socially responsive, offering lifestyle accommodation in 56 bungalows, suites and villas, that sits comfortably with Zanzibar’s culture, climate and geography.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Nightclub / DJ
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Swahili
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Talal Alfailakawi wrote a review 24 Oct
Kuwait City, Kuwait2 contributions
It’s amazing stays in zuri every thing was good from staff and room clean and beach clean and safety and amazing activities out door and in lope and move nights , the villa is vary good and comfortable and all of staff was good and there 3 restaurants in zuri really i recommended to visit the resort ❤️
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Yes
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Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest. Thank you for enjoying your stay with us at Zuri Zanzibar. We value and appreciate your wonderful feedback especially, your high recommendation. We hope you will visit us again next time.
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Prithi M wrote a review May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates59 contributions8 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
This has to be one of the best places I've ever stayed in - the whole experience was just fantastic, right from the front gate through to the beach lounge area. The staff made great efforts to ensure everyone felt safe (hand sanitisers everywhere, extra masks available if you needed it, and staff wore masks themselves), which was a relief as this was my first trip during the pandemic. Food - great selection, both at the buffet for breakfast and themed dinners and for lunch at the restaurant by the pool. I truly enjoyed the local dishes on offer. Recommend getting the all inclusive so you get lunch + alcohol (breakfast and dinner was already included in my rate). Rooms - very tastefully done and thoughtful elements throughout, from electric sockets within reach of the bed, nightlights, cooling options, and a wonderfully comfy bed I wish I had at home! The turndown service each day was lovely - they dim the lights, put the mosquito nets down gracefully, leave water by the bed and give you the most amazing coconut cookies for a midnight snack! Such a nice touch. The resort itself - is sprawling, take time to walk around the little paths between the different villas, it is so green and lush. They do have a spa on site, I didn't get to use it. And they do have a yoga center which charges for classes, but they did have one free class on one day so I did that, so nice! The pool - fantastic, over 6 feet deep at one end so its amazing to swim in, great for laps, and the kids liked it too (saw a happy family spend time there). The beach - is gorgeous with lots of palm trees and well-spaced loungers. There is a bar down there who will bring you lunch and drinks. Attentive staff, and security guards at the edge of the beach who keep the basket and trinket vendors away. Great place to spend the day. The sunset is particularly gorgeous, given that the resort faces West. Special thanks to Nina, Hassan, Amina, Amir, Benezeck and the team at the beach for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The bungalows on the top level have a view of the sea. Some bungalows come with a jacuzzi, at an...
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Response from Zuri Team, Innkeeper at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 25 May 2021
Dear Prithim, we are delighted to read these words. Thank you so much for your review. We shared your comments with our team. Please, come back soon. We will be waiting for you with a cookie and the cocktail to accompany you during one of the magical Kendwa sunsets. All the best, your Zuri team
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Fahad wrote a review 15 Oct
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia7 contributions2 helpful votes
The resort and the room was wonderful (We took the suit with privet jacuzzi) Staff are friendly The service was an issue for me, although the staff was nice but was not easy finding them for example to order something on the beach, and they seem always waiting for extra tip, For the check out they reminded us about the check out time at least 3 times they will not allow for even extra 15 min The beach is amazing and clean but you might not be able to enjoy quite time because of the beach hawkers
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Enjoy the stay Do not speak to the beach hawkers if you don’t want to buy (even don’t say hi) Do...
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Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest. It is very unfortunate that you would not find a waiter at the nick of time when you would have wished to be served. It would have been one of those rare moments when waiters are on getting their orders at the bar for sure. We are apologize for this momentary disappointment. We also understand you may have wanted to take a little more time to have a relaxed check out and we are very much flexible and really truthfully, we all very much want the same thing. However, it is sometimes challenging when rooms are booked back to back and we have arrivals as early as 09:00 am and waiting. The reminder was only meant to be polite and we really hope you can understand, especially when we can put luggage in the store and you can continue relaxing in the resort until your time of departure. We really value and appreciate your humility and understanding and thank you back for the appreciation. We hope this was not enough to disappoint your overall experience.
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Karima A wrote a review 12 Oct
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Our stay in Zuri was magical. The entire team has been extremely welcoming and hospitable ever since we set foot at the hotel. We were on the all inclusive package and we had exceptional breakfast, mid day snacks by the beach/ lunch and dinner. The food was of very high quality. The cocktails were so fresh for the beach and unique in flavor. We tried many different options and all were excellent. The hotel offers a wide range of water sports activities ex: snorkeling, stand up water paddle and kayaking (many more). The beach is extremely sandy and very swimmable. The bungalows/room were very modern from the inside but extremely raw and simple from the outside. Gave us jungle like feels. The atmosphere there is absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommend Zuri for a honeymoon destination or just a regular vacation. Special shout-out to Jacqluine, Abel, Hassan, Said and mostly Mr. Romany, who have been very attentive to our needs and personalized our experience which made it very special for us. We will definitely be back in the near future.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Karima. It gives us pride and pleasure to receive such amazing feedback on your stay with us. The special mention of actual Staff and Management, albeit not all, that made your holiday extra special, is especially, always fulfilling. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience and very high recommendation. We hope this amazing experience is already the beginning of the planning of the second and third visit to Zuri already. We look forward to warmly Welcoming you back.
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Nada E wrote a review 03 Oct
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The best hotel I’ve ever been to, staff is super friendly specially Roomany he’s very helpful, friendly, and an amazing person, food is delicious in all 3 restaurants loved the room. I would definitely go there again
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Zuri Zanzibar, Sales at Zuri Zanzibar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest. Thank you for visiting Zuri Zanzibar and sharing your amazing experience. Staff will be very pleased to know that that their warmth and professionalism does not go unnoticed. Zuri is here for you. Please visit us again your next vacation and rest assured you will be again more than happy as our repeat guest. Best wishes and regards from the Zuri Management and Team.
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US$458 - US$707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zuri Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Kendwa Beach (0.5 km) and Bahati Beach Boutique (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zuri Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro' del Mar, Essence Restaurant, and Fisherman lokal restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Zuri Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, Zuri Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zuri Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zuri Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Zuri Zanzibar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (3.0 km).