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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Nungwi, Nungwi 3151 Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was not able to stay in the hotel due to visa issue before my departure. The hotel refused to give any type of refund. I understood the cancellation policy of hotel but a five star hotel should show a bit of sympathy towards his guest...More

Thank Firas A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at this hotel as a family of 4 adults following a week on safari. Upgraded to a villa, as they had realised we were a family, we enjoyed three ensuite bedrooms with dressing rooms, two with terraces. We ate in both restaurants and...More

Thank michelleoneill1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Beach, the views, the spacious rooms, the food and staff service. Its very hard to beat what this place offers. Swimming with starfish in the sea to Huqqa right by the Indian Ocean. We stayed in February 2018 and will visit again if given...More

Thank siddharth707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've ordered two rooms, I've also wrote to the hotel letting them know that we are coming for our sons birthday. The reservation was upgraded and we got a huge villa, when we arrived a cake was waiting in the room and trhe staff came...More

Thank onabitt
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Our room was large and beautiful with a view of the ocean/dock. The pool was beautiful. Aside from that the service was mediocre. Towels were taken and not replaced. The tea selection in the room Was never replenished. Service at all restaurants was slow. The...More

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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beachfront
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Spa
,
On the Beach
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Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Spa
,
On the Beach
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
US$353 - US$695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
Spa
,
On the Beach
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
48
Price range
US$353 - US$695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
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Traveller (1 084)
Room & Suite (453)
Pool & Beach (258)
Dining (180)
Amenities (89)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Questions & Answers
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EBMUSCAT
9 October 2018|
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Response from onabitt | Reviewed this property |
The hotel is in Nungwi which is relatively far from the airport (if I remember correctly it is about an hour and a half drive), we paid about $45 when going back to the airport (This was Sep-2017). We had only breakfast... More
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StefanR2731
6 November 2016|
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Response from haffyfeet | Reviewed this property |
No not from here... go towards The east of Zanzibar for some excellent deals on scuba and the snorkelling.
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Michele F
13 September 2016|
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Response from Shahid A | Reviewed this property |
you could take a taxi to the main nungwi beach thats like 5 mins away for 10 usd maximum. yes safari is a good option as well however please check on the season as if its the rainy season then safari would not be a good... More
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"We had the villa to ourselves! Best views ever!"
siddharth707
1 week ago
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"Make sure you clarify your plan we had half-board but didnt include some of the thing in the menu"
SNK777
06 Sep 2018
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"Sea side Bungalow"
mmlehr2018
04 Sep 2018
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"Seaview Suites are excellent"
Hotel_Slipway
03 Sep 2018
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