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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I loved the Zanzibari. The grounds are stunning and you really feel like you are hiding away from the world. The rooms are gorgeous with super comfortable beds and bathroom (my particular pet peeves). The staff is so kind and really were welcoming. I would choose to stay there every single possible time in Zanzibar.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Ramatu B
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I think most people come here after their safari- so its time to wind down.
it is quite small with 11 rooms- so dont expect a giant international style hotel.
Theres nice garden and sea views from the hotel. You can walk along the beach when the tide is out-- or walk to the local village.Apart from boat trips not a lot else to do-- but that is the point of the place.
The bedrooms are very large- with the bed arranaged differently every day. Theres no tv but there is wifi
We were on half board--its a five course meal-- well prepared and tasty.You order in the morning what you want in the evening.
It is a small hotel so dont expect super attentive service-- but the grounds are huge and you will have plenty of space to yourself with excellent views. to unwind

Room Tip: pick one with a sea view
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank daviddocklands
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

We recently spent 5 nights at this wonderful hotel and were very sad to leave.
We stayed in a sea view room with a lovely balcony and stunning view.
The food was much better than we expected and served in a great open sided restaurant by lovely staff. The walk along the beach to Nungwi village is a great experience but even better when accompanied by Nzore, one of the hotel managers.
We can't recommend this hotel enough, especially the absolutely delightful staff and quality of the service.

Room Tip: Choose a sea view room.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pat H
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had the good fortune to spend three nights at the lush and luxurious Zanzibari, a lovely retreat in the Nungwi section of Zanzibar. We stayed in The Zanzibari's Franzipane suite -- a large 2-level abode with its own private plunge pool and its own private stretch of beach. The downstairs consisted of a living room, bedroom, bathroom and additional sleeping nook -- beautifully furnished with airconditioning. However, it was the upstairs that blew us away -- a huge, loftlike space with two beds and a sitting area and a large open air front that allowed us to feel like we were sleeping outside when in fact we were in a protected environment. All the Zanzibari suites seem lovely and this one was especially unique. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and every meal we had there was delicious.

The assistant manager offers tours of the village and this was very informative, fascinating and scenic. He and all the staff were extremely attentive and courteous. I highly recommend this fabulous hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Brenda1159
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at the Zanzibari and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a relaxing break away.

The food is exceptional! We were half board and had a 5 course dinner every evening which was, without fail, of an extremely high quality. The breakfast was also very good.

There is a spa (a wooden tent on the beach) offering massages and manicures etc which were great and amazing to be able to hear the sound of the waves at the same time!

The pool looks out onto the gorgeous beach and turquoise blue sea. Kayaks are available to use. The hotel offers a number of tours but, as we were only there for a few days after a hectic safari trip, we were happy to just chill by the pool.

Much of the beach is inaccessible during the day due to the tides by the hotel has a raised beach area with sun loungers which we spent lots of time relaxing on.

There are a few bars and restaurants a short walk along the beach away. We loved the bar at Zalu in particular - great for sundowners.

The staff were all extremely friendly and welcoming.

We were celebrating our anniversary whilst there and we were treated to a private dinner on the beach with Masai dancers which was very special - thank you.

Would highly recommend for those looking for a chilled escape.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Freedom314715
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