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The Zanzibari

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Beach/ocean view
Private beach, sun loungers
Private beach, sun loungers
Private beach, sun loungers
Outdoor pool

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The Zanzibari

4.0 star property
Nungwi beachfront hotel with spa and outdoor pool

8,8/10 Fabulous

141 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
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Nungwi Road, Nungwi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Kajibange - 20 min walk
  • Chef's Baking shop - 4 min drive
  • M&J Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Kivulini Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Union beach shop - 4 min drive

About this property

The Zanzibari

The Zanzibari offers a private beach where you can relax in a sun lounger, plus activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing are nearby. The outdoor pool is perfect for guests looking for a bit of fun, while those in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body scrubs, and aromatherapy. Dhow Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This upscale hotel also features a poolside bar, a spa tub, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Languages

English, 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

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 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 airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance 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*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach sun loungers

Facilities

  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)

Languages

  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, body scrubs, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.

Dining

Dhow Restaurant & Bar - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

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: USD 1.00 per person, 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 April 15 and May 14.

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Zanzibari
Zanzibari Hotel
Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi
Zanzibari Nungwi
The Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi
The Zanzibari Zanzibar/Nungwi
The Zanzibari Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
The Zanzibari Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
The Zanzibari Hotel
The Zanzibari Nungwi
The Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi

Frequently asked questions

Is The Zanzibari currently open?
The property is closed between April 15 and May 14.
How much does it cost to stay at The Zanzibari?
As of 27 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Zanzibari on 29 November 2022 start from R2 796, 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.
Does The Zanzibari offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Zanzibari 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 Zanzibari?
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 Zanzibari?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Zanzibari?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Zanzibari?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Zanzibari?
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 Zanzibari?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Zanzibari and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours and scuba diving. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. The Zanzibari also has a private beach and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Zanzibari?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Dhow Restaurant & Bar. Nearby restaurants include Sunset (3 mi), Essence Restaurant (3.4 mi), and Bistro del mar (3.9 mi).
Does The Zanzibari have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does The Zanzibari have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.
What's the area around The Zanzibari like?
The Zanzibari is a short 15-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and 9 minutes' walk from Mnarani Natural Aquarium.

Overall score and ratings

8,8

Fabulous

9,2/10

Cleanliness

9,1/10

Staff & service

8,5/10

Amenities

8,7/10

Property conditions & facilities

8,7/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful paradise at the Indian Ocean
I was visiting with my mother, brother his wife and their 1.5 year old son. We lived in the Frangipani suite which was our own villa with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an outside living room at the 2:nd floor of the villa. At the 1st floor you had your own garden with a private pool. Both the 1st and 2nd floor had an amazing view over the Indian Ocean. You could hear the waves from the ocean when you were falling asleep and waking up. The hotel area was dreamish, luxurious, very green, a nice pool with a bar, also with amazing views over the Indian Ocean, the garden is so big that it almost feels like you have the hotel for yourself. Easy access for a swim in the Indian Ocean from the hotel with stairs down to the beach. You could also run on the beach during low tide. The seafood salad and tuna salad was very pleasant for dinner and our favorites on the menu. But they had many other nice options too. The staff was very friendly and relaxed, they made you feel at home at the hotel, they felt more like friends than staff. Thank you kindly for such a nice stay. Asante Sana, I hope we will meet you soon again. Thanks, Simon Tikkanen Anne-Mi Tikkanen Peik Skrifvars Anna Skrifvars Elton, the 1.5 year old (the bossman)
Simon, 7-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Junnalyn, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

CHilling from diving
Very friendly staff and awesome breakfast with lots of fruit Nice cocktails and a great place to chill
Philip, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A tropical paradise
The Zanzibari is an enchanted getaway. It has very beautiful grounds with its own cliff beach. We are a family of 5 and just came off a safari and found it so peaceful and relaxing. The service and food was top notch. It is away from the action, but you can call for a taxi and be where there is a lot of activity and tourists only 15 minutes away. It is 1 1/2 hours from Stonetown which is a bit far, but you can still get a boat that picks you up from the Zanzibari and will take you to an island for snorkeling and some time on a sand bar. There is also a sunset boat cruise 15 minutes away. The room was so good, my teenaged, 20 something kids did not want to leave to go anywhere! If you are looking for a lush, tropical getaway with high quality rooms that is not too far from the tourist area, this is the place. I highly recommend the Zanzibari
Second floor open living area
Sunset on west side (15 minutes from the Zanzibari)
Looking out of master bedroom
Sunrise from room
mel, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Tracy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, genuine, comfortable jungle experience
I have lived at some of the best hotels across the world and would say the service I experienced at this hotel was the best I've seen yet. The staff and hotel personnel were extremely accommodating and helped us with any request we had or help we needed. They were highly service minded and their kind, genuine, and happy appearance made our first trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar very special. The hotel held high standards and we highly enjoyed our stay there. It felt very safe, luxurious, genuine, authentic, personal and really gave us the real Tanzania and Zanzibar experience. My partner had his birthday during the stay and the personnel arranged an exquisite breakfast and birthday cake in the room, as well as a karaoke night and traditional Tanzanian dance. We were especially impressed by a young servant who always smiled and provided high quality service, as well as the charming manager we met during our breakfast. Both of which helped arrange my partner's birthday.
Tom, 7-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

A lovely hotel if you're not fussed about getting in the sea, which isn't really swimmable on this part of the coast. The sea views are stunning from the pool and the sun lounging area and the rooms are clean and beautifully turned out.
Lydia, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms were very nice. The yards and the water are stunningly beautiful. We will be sure to stay there again when we go back to Zanzibar and we will also tell our friends.
Klaits, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We absolutely loved our stay at the Zanzibari. We felt welcome and home from the first minute. The property is beautiful and super quiet. You can walk on the beach to Nungwi or Kendwa when the tide is low or take a taxi/motobike for just a few dollars. The staff is super friendly, always smiling and very attentive. It is a rather small hotel with only few rooms so you feel like a little family. We definitely recommend staying at The Zanzibari and Zanzibar in general. Just a beautiful island with wonderful people
Christian, 10-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice property. Beach right in front (can swim during high tide). Spotless clean room. Staff very friendly everywhere. Good breakfast. Restaurant a bit overpriced. Small fridge in the room would have been nice.
Rayan, 3-night trip
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