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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Nungwi 3151 Tanzania
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#11 of 47 hotels in Nungwi
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Lagoon View
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aiman wrote a review Nov 2021
Setif, Algeria1 contribution
It was my first time in here and it’s so much funny and beautiful place The hotel is wonderful and it have kind of stuff very friendly and smiling all the time, helpful, and about the restaurant they have really big chef 👨‍🍳 his food 🍲 is very tasty 😋
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you will be moving to much Try to rent a car it will be much less expenses
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Response from Cyrus Gikonyo, Owner at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Aiman, Thank you for choosing Essque Zalu Zanzibar and for your kind recommendation. It was great pleasure hosting you and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and in Zanzibar. We hope to see you again!
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Martin G wrote a review Nov 2021
25 contributions7 helpful votes
Just returned from a week at Essque Zalu and it was a memorable time. Well maintained property and facilities. Service was very good. Food services were also great. Pool is large and salt water. No chairs or lounges on beach. One downside is beach is often unusable due to high tides covering the sand, or very low and no water. Never swam in ocean all week because of this. 00Unique main hotel building with high open roof. Not much to see or do immediately outside the property and poverty abounds in neighborhood. Hotel security was good. Staff members went out of the way to make trip special.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Cyrus Gikonyo, Owner at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Martin, Greetings from Essque Zalu Zanzibar! We are very happy that you had a great time here. Thank you for your kind compliments. See you again soon. Best regards, Cyrus
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Lívia S wrote a review Oct 2021
11 contributions4 helpful votes
the hotel has a wonderful structure, lots of trees, spacious, very cool. the employees are very kind, considerate and polite. The view that the hotel offers to the sea is incredible, with the bluest sea that my eyes have ever seen. we spent unforgettable moments here. we just have to thank all the receptivity, attention and affection with us.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Edna Deya, Guest Services / Front Office at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 12 Oct 2021
Jambo! Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for choosing to stay with us. We are delighted to have made your vacation memorable and hope to welcome you back to our resort again in the near future. Kind Regards, Edna
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Mamba240830 wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This resort is a must visit, my family had a great time there, it was 4 of us and we had a whole villa to ourselves. The food is excellent and they have the best ocean view, best pool. Everything is above the top. Thank you Essque for giving us the best time in Zanzibar. Thank you Rahul (food manager) and Fatima (front desk), you made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable. You fulfilled all our request including the band, grilled sea food dinner in the pool, and even made chapatis for us. We appreciate. I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Edna Deya, Guest Services / Front Office at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Dear Mamba, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for giving an honest feedback. We are delighted to know that we made your time with us memorable and hope to welcome you back to our resort anytime you are in the vicinity. Kind Regards,
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Nisrin wrote a review Sep 2021
The Netherlands17 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed in this hotel for 6 days! What a beautiful hotel! with the sweetest hardworking employees. Delicious food, lots of variety, nice pool, nice rooms, nice view. It really is a big 10 for me!!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Edna Deya, Guest Services / Front Office at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Greetings from Essque Zalu! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for choosing to stay with us. It is always our aim to exceed our guests expectations and your review is all the motivation we need to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday. Thank you once more and see you again soon! Kind Regards, Edna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond (0.5 km), Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation (0.2 km), and Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Jetty, Aluna Garden Restaurant, and Aluna Beach.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Essque Zalu Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, Essque Zalu Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Essque Zalu Zanzibar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (5.6 km).