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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • On-site COVID testing available
Updated 12/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Tulia Zanzibar is established as the leader of the luxury travel segment on Zanzibar. Focused on couples, honeymooners, and people looking for quiet luxury. Located right on one of the most beautiful beaches on Zanzibar. Private beach with a low density of people and without any beach boys. We provide a holistic experience for holiday including complimentary private yoga sessions, week spa program, excellent fine dining gastronomy and individual tailor-made activity plan for each guest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, Czech, German, Slovak and 2 more
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Cecilia f wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed at the ocean front villa for 5nts after the safari and we are so happy we choose the Tulia hotel. The atmosphere is really enjoyable as the hotel has only 14 villas. The villa was clean and spacious and offered a private elevated small beach with an amazing view to the ocean. The staff was really friendly and professional and the guys at the bar always made incredible mocktails/cocktails depending on various taste. We also really enjoyed a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, much better than the usual buffet. Last but not least Petra and Rakta were always available for any help and for a small chat after dinner. Thank you so much to all the staff for making memorable our honeymoon, including the surprise dinner on our last day! Cecilia & Rune
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Baruch_men wrote a review Jul 2022
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My wife and I were spent the last few days in Tulia and really had a great time. This place is incredible and the hotel stuff made us feel like a family. The food was amazing, we felt like we ate in a gourmet restaurant all day long! Most ingredients camed from the hotel's organic farm so everything was super fresh. We took the front beach room and it was well equipped, super clean with large balcony equipped with few sofas and hammock. Also, the hotel offers an incredible complimentary massage for each guest and free private yoga lessons. We travelled a lot and we can definitely say that this hotel was the best luxury hotel so far, we had a great experience! Thank you so much Tulia!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Petr N wrote a review Jun 2022
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The best hotel in Zanzibar, I recommend to everyone. Great perfect service, smiling and nice staff, amazing gastronomy. The hotel is in a beautiful place, where is the beautiful beach also after outflow.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joanne S wrote a review May 2022
Bury, United Kingdom82 contributions49 helpful votes
I’ve never written a review before actually staying at a property but feel compelled to do so due to the absolutely excellent service and communication we have already received from Petra and the Tulia team. Nothing has been too much trouble and responses come back so quickly. I’m sure I will run out of superlatives when I get to write the review once we have stayed! We can’t wait to stay at Tulia in August!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nasma Rajab wrote a review Apr 2022
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania30 contributions3 helpful votes
One thing about a hotel is to have great location with comfortable environment I fell I love with the environment of Tulia Zanzibar😍.Another best thing I was very interested is the Car of the Last Sultan in Zanzibar which the do rent to guest and contribute the money to the orphanage center. friendly staffs and Best option for family and couple vacations.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Lukas Sinogl, General Manager at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Responded 17 Apr 2022
Dear Nasma, thank you for your kind words, it is delighting to know that you enjoyed our resort and fell in love with the overall vibe of Tulia. We definitely look forward to meeting you again soon and hopefully, we will be able to give you a ride in the car of the last Zanzibari sultan. Kindest regards, Sabina, on behalf of the entire Tulia team
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Christian B wrote a review Mar 2022
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My best friend and me spent an amazing time at this beautiful hotel. The whole staff spreads a positive vibe and creates a unique atmosphere. They make you feel that this place is your second home. We reveived a personal letter when we arrived and left, which is a very unique gesture. The villas are very cosy and the whole place feels very idyllic. The food is very delicious and each night there’s a show that is very entertaining and engages you with the local culture. I highly recommend to stay here and indulge in this unique atmosphere fueled by people with smiles and generous attitudes.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lukas Sinogl, General Manager at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Responded 13 Mar 2022
Dear Christian, On behalf of our team, I would like to thank you and Lara for your stay! Even though the start of your Zanzibar trip was very adventurous, we managed to shift things very quickly right after your arrival to our resort. We all fell in love with you and Lara and your outgoing personalities. We are delighted that Tulia has become your second home in such a short time and that you felt welcomed in every way. From the smiles and positive attitudes that you both gave us, it was not hard for us to welcome you to in our family. Dear Christian, dear Lara, thank you once again for everything and we look forward to seeing in the near future. Kindest regards, Sabina, on behalf of the entire Tulia team
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Βαγγέλης Μ wrote a review Mar 2022
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Very beautiful place!!!!!!!!!!!!the best place to calm down with best hospitality I’ve ever seen !!very very kind and happy all the staff!!!!!!!!!!! every night has a special night with dancing and a lot of fun from all the staff my love from 🙏🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lukas Sinogl, General Manager at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Responded 13 Mar 2022
Dear Βαγγέλης, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing Tulia for your stay in Zanzibar. We are so happy to read that you felt unique and welcomed in our resort, especially the fact that you loved the friendliness and service of the entire staff. We really appreciate the fact that you enjoyed our evening entertainment at dinner that naturally turned into a fun night filled with dancing and laughter. Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with us and most importantly with fellow travelers. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm wishes, Sabina, on behalf of the entire Tulia team
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tomashusek wrote a review Jan 2022
Rusovce, Slovakia60 contributions82 helpful votes
A wonderful hotel with relaxed atmosphere where you feel as home. We certainly did. Only 16 private villas ensure that it is quiet, actually it is quieter then Maldives, an incredible feet and thus it is very peaceful and easygoing. The villas are excellent though I recommend the seafront villas which are bigger, easily accomodate 2 adults and two kids and you have still plenty of space left. There is also more privacy in seafront villas. Swimming is almost nonstop emty it is just you and your drink from very friendly barmen. Do not expect them to be very fast though, but at the end they always bring you a drink. Remember, you have expensive watches but they own the time :) My wife loved Kijani cocktail so try it as well! A hidden jewel for kids and adults alike is a small kids full with two slides. Of one them is really fast and even adult will make a huge splash and feel excitement. The slides are very good fun and kids spent there much time. This brings me to the beach. It is white white with seagrass on shores sometimes, but that is normal. During the low tide you can walk hundred of metres through shallow waters, search for starfish, enjoy the scenery or my favourite, just lay down into the water and get a suntan. The regular beach walk is so boring, this is much better fun. During high tide the water comes all the way to the hotel and at deepest point it is maximum 160cm so good for swimming and also quite safe for kids. If you want to walk almost all the way to coral barrier then I recommend also shoes for water, otherwise they are not necessary. Further you, the more sea urchins you find. They are easily to spot, the water is crystal clear. Water is warm, incredibly pleasant and I could stay there nonstop. If you came for suntan then use pool facilities with sunbeds, towels etc. The food was great and especially the atmosphere in the bar. It is very friendly, easy going and the staff love their job and simultaneously they retain their own personality which means very often you will see a barman dancing, ´cause he just heard his favourite tunes, stopped doing the drink, made some moves and continues with the drink. Just watch them. The dinner is always a set menu from fresh ingredients which you can see in hotel garden. It is hust few meter behind the villas and is a very pleasant place for a short stroll. We used spa as well and let me be honest, the massage was second best I had ( the best one being at Six Senses Krabey island in Cambodia). The hotel is one of the best on the island in terms of quality as well as prices. Luxury on Zanzibar is not a common thing and luxury tourism is still not here. Tulia and few other hotels are trying to start this market and I think they are doing a great job. If anyone asks me, would you come back? I answer, Im definitely coming back for another wonderful holidays. We had a great time here and loved every second. Thank you Tulia and see you soon! NB. The beds in the room are excellent. Not too soft, not hard and we slept like babies, bush babies!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Seafront villa number 5, last in the row, the most secluded one.
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Response from Lukas Sinogl, General Manager at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Responded 16 Jan 2022
Dear Tomas, thank you for choosing Tulia for your holiday getaway. It was our greatest pleasure to be able to spend New Year's Eve with you and your family. We are delighted to read that your experience in our resort became an unforgettable memory. We especially love the fact that you appreciate the peaceful vibe of Tulia. We loved the fact that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our guys in the restaurant and at the bar. Kijani is our favorite cocktail too, so the next time you come, we will be waiting with Kijani welcome drinks! We are so happy to know that the massages we provide are world class massages! Dear Tomas, thank you very much for such an amazing feedback you have shared with us and most importantly with fellow travellers. Once again, we wish you all the best into the new year and we are looking forward to welcome you back in Tulia again soon. Kindest regards, Sabina, on behalf of the entire Tulia team
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BEM wrote a review Dec 2021
19 contributions3 helpful votes
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We have spent 8 days with friends in this amazing place. We really enjoyed the location, food, drinks, happy staff and complimentary yoga, massage and paddle board-kayak. The cuisine is Michelin star (five course a la carte lunch and dinner every single day) and drinks are premium. Quoting the Chef ‘everything is possible, just ask us’. Unique hotel, management and hospitality! There is no other place like Tulia!!! Last but not least, special thanks to our tour agent Elite Travel International, Sofia.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 14 Dec 2021
Dear BEM, first of all, we would like to thank you for choosing Tulia for your vacation in Zanzibar. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed every minute spent here with us. We especially love the fact that we were able to meet your diet restrictions and needs, and that you had a chance to try out the wide range of activities that our resort provides. Dear BEM, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your experience with us and most importantly with fellow travelers. Kind wishes, Sabina, on behalf of the entire Tulia Team
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Fahad wrote a review Oct 2021
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia7 contributions2 helpful votes
A wonderful place with an amazing staff who are so welcoming, friendly, helpful, always available and always smiling The resort is so beautiful and has a unique tropical vibe Has a lot of facilities: beach with water activities, spa, fully equipped gym, spice garden, 2 different swimming pools (one with slides for kids), a delicious restaurant with a menu that changes every time(dinner and lunch) and every day, a nice bar by the pool The rooms are spacious and has the African and tropical vibes mixed Cleanliness is outstanding
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 14 Dec 2021
Dear Fahad, we would like to start off by saying thank you for choosing Tulia for you stay in Zanzibar. We love the fact that you felt welcomed and loved the overall vibe of our resort. We also love to read that you have had the opportunity to visit all of our facilities during your stay and enjoyed your time here with us. Dear Fahad, thank you once again for your stay and thank you for the lovely review you have gave us. We loved having you here and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future Kind regards, Sabina, on behalf of the whole Tulia Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$571 - US$915 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandPongwe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (6.3 km), Uroa Bay (6.2 km), and Kiwengwa Caves (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, La Base JungleKite, and Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Czech, Vietnamese, Slovak, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (6.0 km).