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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Terrace/patio

Overview of Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

5.0 star property
Nungwi beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and private beach

8,6/10 Fabulous

82 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
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Nungwi Village, Nungwi, 3151

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About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 65 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Kajibange - 16 min walk
  • Chef's Baking shop - 3 min drive
  • M&J Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Kivulini Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Union beach shop - 4 min drive

About this property

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Essque Zalu Zanzibar offers a private beach where you can sip a drink at the beach bar, plus you'll have access to onsite kayaking. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and facials. A La Carte Fine Dining, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 3 bars/lounges, a free kid's club, and a poolside bar. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Swahili

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

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Private beach nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Essque Zalu Zanzibar Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 2 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

A La Carte Fine Dining - This beachfront fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.
Market Kitchen - This beachfront family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.
Jetty Restaurant - This beach restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

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: TZS 2321.34 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 188800
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: TZS 94400 (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 283200
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: TZS 141600 (from 5 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 140000 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for TZS 147000.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, or fitness facility without adult supervision
  • Guests under 2 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 12 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • 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

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

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

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 25.

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on January 1.

A fee for a mandatory Valentine's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on February 14.

Also known as

Essque
Essque Zalu
Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Nungwi
Essque Zanzibar
Zalu Essque
Zanzibar Essque
Zanzibar Essque Zalu
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi

Frequently asked questions

Does Essque Zalu Zanzibar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Essque Zalu Zanzibar 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
As of 29 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Essque Zalu Zanzibar on 19 December 2022 start from R5 679, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
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 Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 140000 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Essque Zalu Zanzibar and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, cycling, and motor boating. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Essque Zalu Zanzibar also has 3 bars, a sauna, and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Sunset (2.7 mi), Essence Restaurant (3.1 mi), and Bistro del mar (3.8 mi).
Does Essque Zalu Zanzibar have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Essque Zalu Zanzibar like?
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is a short 13-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and 5 minutes' walk from Mnarani Natural Aquarium.

Overall score and ratings

8,6

Fabulous

9,3/10

Cleanliness

8,8/10

Staff & service

8,8/10

Amenities

9,2/10

Property conditions & facilities

7,1/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Anat, 5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Please remove this from Zanzibar .
It’s a pathetic hotel . The service level is bad , there were no shampoos inside , dental kit was available next day . Approach to the hotel is worst , the roads are bad . You need 15 mins to travel 2 km.
Vishal, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Superb hotel with a relax feeling. Food is simple but outstanding, every meal is different. Staff is super nice and friendly. It is romantic but also family friendly.
alec, 8-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Christian, 4-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Clinton, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jeana, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff are very accommodating and we had a great time staying at the resort! Food was excellent too and the location was perfect! Overall we had a great time and will come back again thanks!
saad, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Parfait
Super hôtel, tout était parfait de l’accueil chaleureux à l’au revoir ! Un personnel au petit soin, les chambres sont spacieuses et propres, les différentes restaurants très bons, il y a du choix au pdj. La piscine est super. Nous recommanderons l’hôtel autour de nous et reviendrons !!
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jeana, 4-night trip
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