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1 room, 2 adults

Melia Zanzibar

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa, Tanzania

Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Kiwengwa Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's club (free)
    • Supervised childcare/activities
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  • Large property with many all inclusive restaurants, nice pools. The level area is much…Feb 20, 2020
  • Amazing place . World class ocean views, great facilities . Only comment was that it is…Jan 29, 2020

Melia Zanzibar

from ZAR 8,541
  • Melia Terrace Room Partial Ocean View
  • Melia Garden Room
  • Romantic Room, Oceanfront (Pavilion Romance The Level)
  • Bungalow, Ocean View
  • Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
  • Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Child)
  • Family Room (3 Adults)
  • Grand Suite (Zanzibar The Level)
  • Grand Suite (Zanzibar The Level (2+2))
  • The Level, Villa, 1 Bedroom
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom (The Level (3AD))
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom (The Level (2+1))
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom (The Level (2+2))
  • The Level, Villa, 2 Bedrooms
  • The Level, Villa, 3 Bedrooms
  • Room (The Level Beach Pavillion)
  • The Level 2 Bedroom Beach Suite
  • Room (Melia with Garden (2+1))
  • Suite (Grand Zanzibar The Level (2+1))
  • Suite (Grand Zanzibar The Level (3AD))
  • Room (Melia Terrace Partial OceanView (2+1))
  • Room, Terrace (Melia Interconnected)

What’s around Melia Zanzibar


  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 11 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 10 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 5 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 50 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 124 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities
Food and drink
  • 5 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Melia Zanzibar are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


The Spa has 6 treatment rooms. Services include Thai massages, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.


Spice Market Restaurant - Overlooking the pool and garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Aqua Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Gabi Beach Club - This beach restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Jetty bar and Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Pool Bar - This poolside restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Melia Zanzibar’s small print

Also known as

  • Melia Hotel Zanzibar
  • Melia Zanzibar Hotel
  • Melia Zanzibar Kiwengwa
  • Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
  • Melia Zanzibar
  • Zanzibar Melia
  • Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
  • Melia Zanzibar Kiwengwa
  • Melia Zanzibar Hotel
  • Melia Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
  • Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Kiwengwa


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash.

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 78 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Melia Zanzibar

  • Does Melia Zanzibar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Melia Zanzibar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Melia Zanzibar?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Melia Zanzibar?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at Melia Zanzibar?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Melia Zanzibar?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Melia Zanzibar?
    Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Melia Zanzibar?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 78 per person one-way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9,0 From 59 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful hotel very happy with the staff and cleanliness of the property.
Omar, ca5 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Excellent Trip
Excellent trip for the family. Beautiful view from the room. The service was great.
Shafiq, ie2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
This is Hotel is By Far The Best!!! My husband and me have stayed in. Everything from the Food, the staff, cleanliness, pool and location was Fantastic. I would Definitely recommend to stay at this place you will Not be disappointed. Take the All Inclusive Package it's Worth it.
sierra, gb5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great stay!
Friendly and helpful staff. Food was great and a lot of food options on the full board. Beautiful resort and room was very comfortable. I would stay here again and recommend to friends.
deanna, us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Relaxing break between work trips
I needed to rest between work weeks in Bangladesh and Tanzania and the Melia Zanzibar was the perfect antidote to my fatigue. The property was beautiful and not too crowded. I was able to relax, enjoy the pool area and get some much needed rest. Dining options were limited as this was not busy season, with only one dining option available at each meal. But, they did move it around so I got to experience all of the restaurants the resort had to offer.
Deanna, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Zanzibar Paradise
Excellent hotel with great all-inclusive package. Great staff. We had a wonderful stay doing very little. Arranged our own driver for a day trip into Stonetown, about an hours drive away.
au4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Relax stay at Melia
Great stay in Zanzibar . Pool and beach are nice along with Buffett entertainment. Clean facilities!
Raul, us3 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
The resort was just okay. For the price I paid for a bungalow, I guess I expected more. There was nothing major that went wrong except there were little things that added up. For example, one of the sinks wasn't draining so we had to remove the drain stop entirely. Not a big deal. The same thing happened to the tub. Also not a big deal. Some random person rang our bell at 4 am waking us up then walked away (we didn't open the door because we had no idea who it was and we didn't receive a call regarding hotel staff visiting us in the middle of the night). People were trying to persuade us to take a safari while we were relaxing by the pool. After we repeatedly tried to tell them that we just finished a 2 week long safari and that we weren't interested he kept at it. At the beach, which was a golf cart ride away, there were annoying vendors, tour operators, etc. Although the security officers tried their best to discourage them from lingering it was not something I wanted to deal with at all while trying to relax. Overall our stay was fine just expecting more for what we paid.
us2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Solid hotel in a beautiful location
Overall good experience in Zanzibar. Good hotel, great beach, very tasty and diversed food.l, interesting kids club. Service could improve and rooms be better decorated
Jean-Christophe, ie6 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wonder resort
It's a beautiful resort. The service and the food was superb.
robert, us4 night romance trip

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