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Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Wow
The hotel was amazing.Our room was massive and all the staff were very helpful and friendly.They done their best to make our holiday special!!The bar staff is very entertaining,great people.The food was good,the beach is amazing and the sea is out of this world.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank kucsu
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Dear Kucsu,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to share your kind remarks with our wonderful staff. We're very proud of our team and it's always great to show them what an impact their efforts have made.

Thank you for choosing Royal Zanzibar for your stay in Nungwi, we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

WOW!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful resort. It is definitely a 5 star plus plus plus. My wife and myself were there for 3 days and were just amazed at the service and quality of food on the resort. From the moment we checked in we were treated like VIP and this continued for the remainder of the week. The quality and choice of food is excellent. The theme dinners were great especially the beach barbeque. We wish we could have stayed there longer. The staff were very friendly and so willing to accommodate any request that we had. The infinity pool is fantastic. We watched the beautiful sunset every day from the pool. We would recommend this resort to anyone and will be definitely going back next year again and again and again
This is a very relaxed place with great customer service.
The beach is amazing with beautiful white sands and fabulous blue sea. We went on a few trips that we organized ourselves which was well worth it especially as we got to see other areas of the island.
The hotel rooms offer a lovely space to relax and are kept very clean by housekeeping who do a great job twice a day.
Everyone at the hotel are so friendly and cant do enough for you. The food was good especially the beach party on our first day of arrival- amazingly.
Staff that stood out for us who have outstanding customer service skills- professional and polite at every service.
Last but certainly not least a big shout out for Kim the GM of the resort who made sure that we were well taken care of. .
A great holiday made extra special by the Royal Zanzibar Team.
We sure will return back - Please Please Book your Vacation with this Resort and dont settle for anything less..

Nadir & Nazz.

Room Tip: Block A - Ocean Front View.
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank SimbaYanga
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Dear Nadir and Nazz,

Thank you so much for a lovely and very enthusiastic review of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to thank the staff for ensuring you were well looked after. We were especially pleased to hear that you plan to return. For us, that is the biggest compliment you can offer!

Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi, it was a pleasure to meet you both and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

In November 2017 we have been visiting Tanzania. We made some nice program were we would stay at the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for one week, traveling to Selous for the second week and then returning to the Royal Zanzibar Beach resort for the final week. I must say, we had a wonderful first week where we enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, the nice food and drinks and the great room.

After staying in Selous for a week, we returned to find out that we had been upgraded to the junior suites with a nice view of the ocean. This room was even more spacious as the first. The staff recognised us again and did their very best to make our stay as beautiful as it was in the first week.

Although we had a terrific time and would most certainly come back here, the are some point for improvement.

First there is the food. This was very nice but most of the time, the food was not hot enough. We mostly tried to choose the food which was freshly prepared like the great diner on the beach on Sundays, or the life cooking outside the restaurant.

Then there was the junior suites. There is a little window next to the front door. However, there is no curtain in front of this window so you wake up by the sum shining directly on the bed, very early in the morning. We fabricated some blinds by putting a plastic bin-bag in front of this window. This was sufficient to keep the sun out this early in the morning. Maybe you could make a small curtain in front of this window.

The most annoying thing were the guest who reserved beach beds very early in the morning. If you wanted a nice place at the pool or the beach you had to get there very early in the morning. Even after waking very early and arriving at the beach at 6:30 am, a lot of the beach beds already had towels on them. Despite the signs saying saying that beds could not be reserved and that the belongings where removed when vacated for more then one hour. In both weeks we have never seen this happening. Even one day when we looked at the pool after diner and before going to bed, there where already beach beds reserved by guests. If you warn people to remove their belongings, you should do so to end this.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Hanskramer
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Mr. Kramer,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your wonderful review of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort.

We're delighted that you enjoyed both of your stays with us and appreciate your kind words about our atmosphere, the rooms and the food and drinks. We will be sure to let our staff know you commented so positively on their efforts.

Thank you for your additional comments. I will discuss them with the departments involved, particularly about the beach beds. This is an ongoing struggle and we will continue to do what we can to stop it from happening.

Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your vacation. We were glad to hear that you would return given the chance and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back someday soon.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

I spent hours searching for a Zanzibar resort with a dream turquoise water swim-able beach. Royal Zanzibar had it all. It's beautifully built with excellently maintained grounds and rooms. Activities - water aerobics, volleyball, kayaking, etc. No loud music. Tranquil massage rooms overlooking the ocean. Beautiful sunsets.
Bed was very comfortable, designer rooms and bathrooms all to a high standard. Plenty of hot water.
Each meal a banquet with sooo many choices. Eggs cooked to order at breakfast, plus juices, yogurt, etc. Lunch and dinner- always a veg curry, several rices, cooked veggie varieties, potatoes many ways, salad fixings, hot soups and meat varieties. Big dessert selection. Excellent table service. Most staff understand English.
Plenty of shaded beach lounges, heads up: reserve yours early with a towel on it before you head to breakfast. Staff passing through frequently to get your drinks order. All inclusive indeed - including drinks. So nice not to have to tip or sign bills constantly. Very casual dress. Masai guards added a colorful touch.
Well organized check in and check out! About a one hour drive from Stonetown, a bit more to the airport.

Installation of fans in the food and dining area would keep the flies away. Only complaint.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank micknmarley
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Mick and Marley,

Thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed review of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

We're delighted to hear that your research paid off and even happier to know that we met your expectations after your long search. We do everything we can to be relaxed, friendly and make your vacation time with us as easy as possible, I'm glad to hear that it's working well.

I've noted your comment regarding the fans although fortunately the flies are a very rare problem.

Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay, we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

A luxurious hotel right on the beach. having your breakfast in front of the turquoise ocean, at the beach restaurant is a must. Quality and kindness of people, spacious rooms. Good and various food + diner on the beach!

Room Tip: Choose Superior Deluxe (view + mosquito net). Avoid the E and F buildings: just in front of a bar, w...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Cafrom
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind review of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort.

We appreciated your kind remarks, particularly about our staff! I was also happy to see that you had enjoyed breakfast at our beach restaurant, Samaki. The view truly is spectacular and not as many guests as I would have imagined take their breakfast in that location. Perhaps you'll help us to start a trend!

Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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Additional Information about Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Address: North Coast, Nungwi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#3 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range: R3 282 - R7 515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4,5 star — Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A spectacular view of the Indian Ocean from almost anywhere on the resort makes this all-inclusive property a wonderful choice for those guests looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Fantastic swimming pools, a beautiful beach with clear, turquoise waters and amazing sunsets all add to the ambiance! The rooms are large, approximately 80 square metres for Superior Rooms and 100 square metres for Suites. A spacious bathroom with a large bathtub, separate shower and double sinks provide luxurious comfort. All rooms include a quiet split-unit air conditioner, TV, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, a safe and a terrace from which to enjoy the view. The warm, friendly staff invite you to enjoy meals in the buffet restaurant with a varied selection of local and international dishes or a traditional pizza oven near the beach offers a quick snack while you relax by the pool. ... more   less 
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