From the moment we stepped onto the impressive reception area the service was superb. We were welcomed with refreshing drinks while we took in the breathtaking scenery. We stayed at Hideaway for one week, the trip really exceeded our expectations. The resort beach was mostly private, with only a few hawkers who would sell things but they are quickly sent away by the security guards who patrol the area. The resort beach is one of the best beaches in Zanzibar, where the water is warm and crystal clear and a lovely turquoise blue every day. During low tide it is not advised to swim or walk in the water as there are sharp rocks and sea urchins, but this isn't a problem at all during high tide. The infinity pool overlooks the beach and provides a spectacular view of the ocean. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and had picturesque views of the beautifully manicured gardens and sea. We had booked 2 luxury junior suites which were a bit far from the dining area, pool and beach, but there are golf carts available to transport you to those areas. On the upside this part of the resort was also much quieter and you are hardly disturbed. The spa and wellness center was like entering a little world of pure luxury and indulgence with the moorish architecture and outdoor jacuzzi, showers and sauna Unfortunately we felt the spa treatments were a bit pricey at $90 for just over an hour. There is a wide range of cuisines for all tastebuds. Mr Ghosh the restaurant manager and chef Utham were very willing to cater to any specific needs. Gido Salapion was by far our favorite waiter with his friendly face and excellent service.The only criticism is that drinks were not included in our package and we had to pay for them seperately which proved to be inconvenient. Hats off to the resort for the special gala evenings and nightly entertainment which were enjoyed by all. Overall it was a lovely experience and a superb resort with friendly and polite staff, Thank you Mr Sayed and Mr Shehan...the Hideaway experience was truely spectacular and provided us with memories that will last a life time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, part of the Emerald Collection Resorts, is located in Nungwi, on the North West coast of Zanzibar, a sensational island setting. Every evening the resort is charmed by dreamy sunsets, where hues of burnt orange and blushing rose are spectacled as Africa`s sun drops into the Indian Ocean. Wander through 10 hectares of enchanting tropical spice gardens, fondly tendered by softly-spoken Zanzibaris and rabble of soaring butterflies. The sense of space is absolute, inspiring freedom, seclusion and quietude: Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa is a the perfect playground for the tired minds of discerning guests seeking the ultimate relaxation and nourishments for mind, body and soul. ... more less
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