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The Z Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of The Z Hotel

The Z Hotel

4.0 star property
Nungwi beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and outdoor pool

9,2/10 Superb

370 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Nungwi

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 63 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • KiBANDA - 2 min walk
  • Fat Fish Grill - 2 min walk
  • Mama Mia Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • M&J Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Murina Cafè - 6 min walk

About this property

The Z Hotel

At The Z Hotel, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus activities like scuba diving, windsurfing, and water skiing are nearby. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, and aromatherapy, and the outdoor pool provides a splash of fun. Saruche, one of 2 restaurants, offers ocean views and serves dinner. This upscale hotel also features a poolside bar, a fitness center, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff and location.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Deposit is payable by credit card, Direct Pay Online, or by bank transfer and is due at the time of booking the reservation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Children (16 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 20-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Saruche - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.
The Rooftops Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered.
Z Cafe - This café serves light fare only.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit is payable by bank transfer and is due within 24 hours of booking the reservation

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night
  • Resort fee (December 22 - January 06): USD 40 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between May 9 and May 31.

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Z Hotel Nungwi
Z Nungwi
The Z Hotel Zanzibar Nungwi
The Z Hotel Hotel
The Z Hotel Nungwi
The Z Hotel Hotel Nungwi

Frequently asked questions

Is The Z Hotel currently open?
The property is closed between May 9 and May 31.
Does The Z Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Z Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Z Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Z Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Z Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Z Hotel?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Z Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Z Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Z Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like sailing, scuba diving, and water skiing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center and spa services. The Z Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Z Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Mama Mia Restaurant (5-min walk), M&J Cafe (5-min walk), and Murina Cafè (6-min walk).
Does The Z Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Z Hotel like?
The Z Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and 14 minutes' walk from Nungwi Natural Aquarium. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great location, service and views
Great beachfront hotel with superb security and pleasant service and great rooms. Great private beach is welcome addittion
Tyrone, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kristen, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Its just a beautiful place
Kevin, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Céline, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It’s a beautiful resort hotel in Nungwi beach north of Zanzibar Island . It has a beautiful beach that you can swim plus a pool and great restaurants. Very relaxing nice place to end a Safari .
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jon, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location, food & service
Perfect location in Nungwi, best food in town , breakfast included was a fantastic standard. Rooftop bar perfect for sunset. Rooms and amenities great standard for East Africa. Would 100% return to this hotel.
5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff starting from reception Kassim, Maryam and pool and restaurant staff Omar, khalifa, Ismail, mohamad, rabia all were wonderful to deal with. Location is great a walk to small shops and excuraions very close to the village and walking dostance to the night life.
5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Umar, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Διακοπές στη Ζανζιβάρη!
Μείναμε για δέκα ημέρες πολυ ωραιο το ξενοδοχείο και σε όμορφη τοποθεσία! Φιλικό προσωπικό και όμορφα δωμάτια! Το μόνο που θα ήθελα καλύτερο είναι το πρωινό.
DOMINIKOS, 10-night trip
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