Waikiki Zanzibar Resort

3.0 star property
Pwani Mchangani beachfront lodge with 2 restaurants and bar/lounge

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Waikiki Zanzibar Resort

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Property grounds
View from room
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Free daily cooked-to-order breakfast
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine

Overview of Waikiki Zanzibar Resort


Very good

Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
Pwani Mchangani, Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar North Region, 2210
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Airport shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Classic Double Room, Non Smoking, Pool View

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Economy Room

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Classic Triple Room

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Economy Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Triple Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed OR 1 Twin Trundle Bed

Honeymoon Double Room, Balcony, Sea View

  • 14 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Double Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Partial sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Classic Twin Room

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 19 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 15 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 29 min drive
  • Kendwa Beach - 52 min drive
  • Nungwi Beach - 55 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 75 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)


  • Spice Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Andiamo - 7 min drive
  • The Jetty - 9 min drive
  • Mohammed’s restaurant - 15 min drive
  • Ngalawa Bar - 14 min drive

About this property

Waikiki Zanzibar Resort

A great choice for a stay in Pwani Mchangani, Waikiki Zanzibar Resort features a nightclub and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 170000 per vehicle. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Main Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden.


English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • 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 ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Safari nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Water sports equipment


  • Built in 2007
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Nightclub

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 26-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Main Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cocojambo - This restaurant specializes in pizza. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 9 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 170000 per vehicle (return, maximum occupancy 6)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35000 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 6 percent

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between April 10 and June 20.

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
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 and cash.
This resort hosts a party every Friday from 10:30 PM to 2:30 AM. Guests can expect to hear music and noise during this time.

Also known as

Waikiki Resort Zanzibar
Waikiki Zanzibar
Waikiki Zanzibar Resort
Zanzibar Waikiki
Waikiki Hotel Pwani Mchangani Mdogo
Waikiki Zanzibar Hotel Pwani Mchangani
Waikiki Zanzibar Resort Pwani Mchangani
Waikiki Zanzibar Pwani Mchangani
Waikiki Zanzibar Resort Zanzibar Island/Pwani Mchangani
Waikiki Zanzibar Resort Lodge
Waikiki Zanzibar Resort Pwani Mchangani
Waikiki Zanzibar Resort Lodge Pwani Mchangani

Frequently asked questions

Is Waikiki Zanzibar Resort currently open?
The property is closed between April 10 and June 20.
Does Waikiki Zanzibar Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Waikiki Zanzibar Resort 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 Waikiki Zanzibar Resort?
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.
Are pets allowed at Waikiki Zanzibar Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Waikiki Zanzibar Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Waikiki Zanzibar Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 170000 per vehicle return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Waikiki Zanzibar Resort?
You can check in from noon - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 35000 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Waikiki Zanzibar Resort and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like scuba diving and swimming. Additional recreation nearby includes safari tours. Enjoy amenities like a nightclub and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Waikiki Zanzibar Resort?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views.
Does Waikiki Zanzibar Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.
What's the area around Waikiki Zanzibar Resort like?
Waikiki Zanzibar Resort is a short 1-minute walk from Mapenzi Beach and 11 minutes' walk from Pwani Mchangani Beach.



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10/10 Exceptional

The place to be in Zanzibar
A nice and comfortable place to stay. Food, bar and service was amazing. Beach was perfect. Beautiful location and very relaxing. Pity about the tide going so far back during low tide. Makes swimming during the late morning and early afternoon very limited. Too many hawkers who follow you around on the beach trying to convince you to do a tour or an activity. Makes beach walks very unpleasant. But the place, bars, restuarants and Friday beach party makes for a wonderful beach getaway.
Beach at low tide
Beach restaurant
Calvin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

More than you expect
Great location, friendly staff, and lots of things to do at the resort and around the island!
Ivan, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place...
2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Nick, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We spent an excellent time in Waikiki resort. Staff is very attentive and careful, hotel is very comfortable and well situated and the food at the restaurant very good. The only bad point would be the mattress a little bit too soft for our preference.
Amandine, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Italian run property. Lovely, comfortable, priced accordingly.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The property is truly stunning! Beach is even better when you see it in person, one of the best beaches I have ever seen. Not to many people at the hotel so nice and peaceful. The room was very cosy and the porch was nice to chill on. The staff are amazing, very friendly with great service. Management checked in with us daily which is a very nice touch. Was welcomed on arrival with cold towel and drink. Half board very good value for money aswell, for the price paid it is very good. Breakfast is small but you can add more at small price, again this is included in price of half board and 3 courses at dinner it really is good value for what you get. For a 3 star hotel i would say service and food is 5 star. If i wanted food or drink they was happy to bring to my terrace. Wasn't expecting entertainment but there was 3 nights when we had a show at dinner so nice surprise for us! I would definately come back and recommend to friends and family.
7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Me and my Family had a amazing stay at Waikiki Zanzibar. It is a beautiful resort and I will recommend it to anyone that wants to visit Zanzibar.
Madelein, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location and reasonably priced. The proximity to the beach is great. There isn't much to do outside of the resort (immediate proximity) so as long as you are ok with the beautiful ocean and beach you should be ok for short stay.
Cory, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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