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Oakland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Loved the location, the service, the food, and the design of this hotel-it ranks VERY high on my list of majestic places! The food at the hotel was so amazing, we weren't tempted to venture too far. It is incredibly luxurious and relaxing. Happy hour cocktails and appetizers are delightful on their beautiful jetty over the Indian Ocean. A great... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. Your review is so inspiring and am so honored that you have thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us, and specially our food offering. Rest assured I will be sharing your valuable... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We were recommended Essque Zalu by our travel operator Yellow Zebra safaris. The hotel does not disappoint. The ocean is the first thing you notice. Turquoise water with gentle surf, the occasional fishing boat. The sand is like powder and stretches around the resort. The hotel pier is a great feature and includes seating and a bar and restaurant. We... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar, on the occasion of your honeymoon. I will be sure to thank Yellow Zebra Safaris for the recommendation. I was glad to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us... More 

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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101 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Basal outlet breath taking. So beautiful. Unfortunately I can't comment on water sports, gym as all were closed and under renovations. We stayed in room 141 an upstairs room, which had a pool and sea view - I recommend it. The food and cocktails were never made the same but always tasty. A small menu both at jetty and pool... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us and in particular, the quality of our food offering. Please rest assured that I shall be sharing your most kind comments... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff who interact with genuine smiles. Well manicured gardens and brilliant upkeep overall. Great view. A tea /coffee maker in the room would have been great. But despite prior information and acknowledgement of the information each time we met by the front office being a vegetarian was a nightmare since we were compelled to take the single veg... More 

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Thank Narasimha R
DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing with us your most valuable feedback pertaining your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. I was happy to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us and that you found our service to be friendly. I was however, concerned to learn about the difficulties you have experienced with regards to... More 

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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Perfect end to a safari in Tanzania, we flew to Zanzibar from mainland for 5 nights. Stunning hotel grounds, beautiful pool and a jetty sunset to die for! Spa very good and reasonable, and very relaxing. We had a garden view suite which was perfect for our needs - more like a flat with international TV in separate lounge and... More 

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Our stay started with a very interactive wine tasting with a wine maker who was visiting, a real treat! The staff (especially waiter John) made the visit an incredible one. The staff are all very welcoming with great English skills (This makes a huge difference) The food is delicious, and based on my several visits, quality of food and service... More 

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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I had stayed with my friends at Essque Zalu for two nights. We were welcomed by a refreshing hibiscus drink (must have) and then escorted to our room. The room was basically a villa of our own overlooking the beach. The room was definitely spacious and so was the bathroom. Our stay was pleasant although we had a couple of... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Nadra59, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, following your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. I was happy to read that you have enjoyed your welcome experience and the comfort and location of your Suite. On the other side, I was surprised to learn about your comments pertaining... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I've been to many places but Essque Zalu is one of a kind. Everything here is an eye catching moment. From the infinity pool, jetty, to the Spa. But what I find even more interesting, is the architectural aspect and design of this hotel. Not to ruin your surprise, its best to ask the GM or any senior staff for... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Ahmed K, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share with us your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with here at Essque Zalu. It was an absolute pleasure being your hosts and please rest assured I will be sharing your comments with the rest of the team, who I am sure will be delighted,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We booked our stay at Essque Zalu through Imagine Africa. The Essque Zalu was stunning!!!!! The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful, and friendly. From the beginning to the end, it was a very pleasant experience and highly memorable. We enjoyed every single moment whilst staying at Essque Zalu and highly recommend this place for anyone who... More 

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DuarteCorreia, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Dear DovKa, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your feedback, pertaining your most recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu, Zanzibar. It was an absolute pleasure being your hosts and now the recipients of such a glowing review! Please rest assured that I will be sharing your most valued comments with the rest of... More 

Arusha, Tanzania
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2 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I stayed here with my Chinese group in May 2014 and I cant say enough out their service. Great rooms, location, staff, and everything. I had more than expected!! If you are traveling to Zanzibar for relaxation and your budget isn't that tight, I would highly recommend you stay here at least for two nights!!

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Dear Zepha, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your most valued feedback pertaining your recent stay with us here at Essque Zalu. I was very delighted to read your comments and how you thoroughly enjoyed your experience and the service. I am very proud of the team here at the resort and you can be assured... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Take a deep breath of fresh Indian ocean air, relax and unwind. Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove in the north east coast of Unguja (alias Zanzibar). Essque Zalu Zanzibar combines contemporary luxury with a real sense of place. This boutique hotel has the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean to one side and lush green forest to the other, and there is just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air. At Essque Zalu Zanzibar, create your own personal paradise, your own kind of luxury, an experience of a lifetime. Choose from 40 individual suites and 8 villas all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Our suites offer a luxurious-styled space crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched makuti roof. From farm to table, we take great pride in our sumptuous cooking. Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of two unique restaurants, three well stocked bars and a variety of destination dining experiences. Unashamedly indulgent, the Spa comprises of two couples treatment rooms, four single rooms, vichy shower, a sauna and steam room - a haven of restorative and rejuvenating perfection. Using only 100% truly organic and natural ingredients, our focus is on capturing the intelligence of nature in the restorative process. We know that the essence of nature can synergistically interact with the energy system, and this knowledge forms the basis of our Africology creations, all orchestrated to help you lead a more holistic lifestyle. Essque Zalu is your outpost into the first steps of the wildness and tranquility of Zanzibar. Reconnect with nature and experience a land rich in life and uninhabited space. We offer guests the opportunity to partake in activities to experience some of the islands most Spectacular and scenic excursions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Address: Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: €341 - €913 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essque Zalu Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
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#1 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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“Ask for a beach villa and go 3 cou[ples to share a 3 suite villa”
 of 5 bubbles T786OE_, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Garden view villas are less expensive than sea view villas, but you can still see the sea from some of them”
 of 5 bubbles sammyjb72, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles JustOneSFC, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Suite 12 is a Sea front suite with great view”
 of 5 bubbles francine229073, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“15 is a Beachfront suite with its own private deck and sunbeds giving unobstructed sea views. All suites were the same inside though”
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