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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/06/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 22 hotels in Kiwengwa
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Park View
Languages Spoken
French, Afrikaans
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Mateusz C wrote a review Yesterday
3 contributions
The Best hotel we were!!! All people always happy and friendly! Jambo! Hakuna matata! Food and service are best quality. Place look like a paradise. Special regards: Richard best manager, Richie and Shuwar from The bar, Lillian, Musa and crazy Jacob! We are thank you also for all person from the reception, always help with the cards and everything. Regards to Salomee Best friend and your friend i don't remember the name i'm sorry too much nice person to remember! We give 6 on 5 rating scale!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Everything perfect. 2 time in one day cleaning rooms, We take also aqua restaurant dinner with...
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Dotts0908 wrote a review Sep 2021
Nairobi, Kenya1281 contributions180 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
This is truly paradise! I strongly advise the all Premium or the Premium Exclusive to truly enjoy the paradise, otherwise you pay for every other meal. There are 5 restaurants and 4 of them are à la carte with great food. There are 2 pools, a well-equipped gym, sauna and other activities; there is plenty to do and diverse activities at night. The beach is great and the restaurant there is delightful whatever your preference, fish of the day or pizza from the oven. Everyone is friendly and helpful and nothing is overlooked here. The shuttle bus is actually a 7-seater van and they keep time. One word of caution: if you want to visit many places, then consider that it is 40km from Stone Town and this might make trips costly. If you want R&R, this is the best place to be.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Stevan Cochennec, Guest Services / Front Office at Melia Zanzibar
Responded 06 Sep 2021
Dear Dorothy , Firstly, thank you very much for your review on the social media. It is a great honor to read that you found paradise at Meliá Zanzibar! We were all extremely happy to welcome you and to take care of all your needs during your stay. We sincerely hope to see you again soon at Melib. Kindest Regards Stevan Cochennec Guest Experience Manager
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Tony263B wrote a review 16 Oct
Puteaux, France1 contribution
The resort tops the Zanzibar hotels. The resort is very big and it is just next to the road unlike many others must drive through narrow/dusty dumpy roads in order to reach the hotels. It is right at the Gabi beach with its beautiful beach. Guests are able to enjoy the walk while the sea is at its low tide. Its different restaurants are all very good both in terms of taste/quality & services. The resort is beautifully built, functional. Its decorations reflect the local Zanzibar spirit. The beach front suit is roomy, cozy and everything works. I like the coconut/lime soap & shampoo.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Kaddl wrote a review 12 Oct
Mombris, Germany10 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is just amazing - we already visited many hotels on earth, but Melià Zanzibar is the best place we've ever stayed at! We felt the friendliness of every single staff member from the moment we arrived there. Salome explained everything perfectly during the check-in process and we immediately felt like home (but with a much nicer surrounding!) - our bungalow (with ocean view) was astonishing - clean, big and lovely decorated with flowers. The staff at the infinity pool (with a breathtaking view over the ocean) and at Gabi Beach always took care that we have enough to drink - I only remember a few names like Witness, Jenipher, Lilian, Ritha, their friendliness is just heartwarming! The food at every place was so good - at the Jetty, at the Spice Restaurant, at the Pool Bar and at Gabi Beach. One day, Khatibu took us for a village walk - he explained the life in the village so well and interesting, it was just an unbelievable experience to see the life in the village and the school there. All in all: we will always remember this one week as one of the best weeks in our life! Asante sana to the whole team! We will surely come back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Bungalow with Ocean View is worth the price !
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Response from Stevan Cochennec, Guest Services / Front Office at Melia Zanzibar
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Kaddl, Firstly, Thank you very much for the time you spent sending your review. It is highly appreciated that you remember the staff names, meaning that they made the difference and created a nice experience for you at Meliá Zanzibar. Thank you as well for taking the time to visit the surroundings such as Kairo village, Khatib and the rest of the team are looking forward to your next visit. Kind Regards Stevan Cochennec Rooms Division Manager
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Filip & E. wrote a review 10 Oct
Aalter, Belgium16 contributions6 helpful votes
Our stay in Meliã Zanzibar was again excellent. We have been coming back here every year since 2012 and every year we see changes, improvements even though every previous stay has been the best ever for us. The staff and management are very friendly and infinitely helpful. Every day the question is asked if everything is ok, if something can be done for us ... we would not know what else could be done ... we are pampered from early in the morning to late at night. Our room in the Level was spacious and tidy and it was wonderful to watch the sunrise from our bed every morning. Our favorite restaurant is Gabi beach, Chef Arjun & Chef Alan as well as their entire team are TOP with creative culinary delights and excellent service every day. The other restaurants are also very good, currently with fixed menus, perhaps due to the lower occupancy in the hotel due to Covid-19. Hopefully the tapas formula will return in the Jetty. At the pool, Benna made sure that we, sunbathers as we are, took in enough fluids. After barely 2 days she knew our habits and we were served without any hint. We have again enjoyed 2 weeks the hospitality, friendliness and warmth (literally and figuratively) of our dear friends at Meliã Zanzibar. For us it is like coming home, but with a much more luxurious life… because here we only laze, put our feet under the table, meals are prepared, our bed is made, and the room is neatly cleaned... briefly... life in paradise. We don't want to mention any other names because we would forget somebody and that is not correct as really everyone, from the gardeners to top management, is super sweet and extremely helpful. A big thumbs up for everyone. And YES, we'll go back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Stevan Cochennec, Guest Services / Front Office at Melia Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Filip, First of all, we want to say Thank You for returning to Zanzibar one more time. The whole team was genuinely happy to welcome you back to Meliá, and it is our pleasure to see that once again you found paradise on the isle of spices. Your message has been shared with kitchen team and the people at The Level, we are grateful that you took the time to mention everybody. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in Zanzibar. Kindest Regards Stevan Cochennec Rooms Division Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melia Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Melia Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (3.8 km), Kiwengwa Caves (4.7 km), and Cannibal Party (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Melia Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Melia Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Melia Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Melia Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melia Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Base JungleKite, Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar, and Zan View Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melia Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Melia Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Melia Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Melia Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Melia Zanzibar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Melia Zanzibar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French and Afrikaans.