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Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort

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Tulia Zanzibar is established as the leader of the luxury travel segment on Zanzibar. Focused on couples, honeymooners, and people looking for quiet luxury. Located right on one of the most beautiful beaches on Zanzibar. Private beach with a low density of people and without any beach boys. We provide a holistic experience for holiday including complimentary private yoga sessions, week spa program, excellent fine dining gastronomy and individual tailor-made activity plan for each guest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Czech, German, Slovak and 2 more
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Петя С wrote a review Mar 2024
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I don't write many reviews but this hotel really deserves it ! With the very entering of the resort they make you feel that you have come to the right place, to feel at home, to feel cared for and cared in exactly the best way. The atmosphere everywhere is cozy, everyone is smiling, they are ready to do anything to make their guests feel satisfied and happy and they do it from the heart and it shows! The pictures don't even show how beautiful the nature is there, the guys who maintain the garden are phenomenal, down to the smallest detail. For us, in terms of price and quality, they are unsurpassed! Everything was extremely tasty and beautiful, high quality drinks, cocktails and service.Special thanks to all the great team who made my birthday unforgettable, with all the surprises, you guys are great! and last but not least the outstanding Michelle! an amazing professional, an amazing person..without her, Tulia will not be the same !
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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stubbspainter wrote a review Apr 2023
Perth, Australia240 contributions147 helpful votes
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Tulia is certainly world class. We had a beautiful waterfront villa----literally, the water was only about 7 steps from our veranda. The villa was spacious with everything you could possibly need there. The meals were amazing----Gourmet Traveller magazine would be thrilled to feature them. The presentation and ingredients would be right at home at a Michelin restaurant---in fact better than some we've been to. The resort has it's own farm and bee hives and most of the ingredients are locally sourced---we had fish [cobia] which we love and have not seen elsewhere on the island. The staff must be hand picked for their wonderful attitudes and friendly natures. We only wished that we had been able to stay for more than the three nights.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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הילה מ wrote a review Mar 2024
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I stayed in Tulsa for 2 weeks and it was beyond perfect! the staff are the kindest and so lovely, they are always smiling to you and giving you the best feeling ever. the rooms are big and super clean all the time. I highly recommended on this hotel, it was really outstanding and I will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Catinca V wrote a review Mar 2024
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Our experience at Tulia in Uganda was truly remarkable. Despite its small size, this charming resort felt like a paradise. The food, largely sourced from their organic farm, was exceptional. Our beach villa exuded romance and a dream-like ambiance. Yet, what truly left a lasting impression was the exceptional staff. Michaelle, in particular, exceeded all expectations to ensure our stay was unforgettable. She graciously led us on a tour of the resort, showcasing its every charm. Her warmth and guidance enhanced our experience immensely.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Tinta M wrote a review Mar 2024
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This is a lovely boutique hotel and well managed. The accommodation is beautiful, clean and well equipped, with green gardens with fantastic plant, plenty of space. We stayed at a beach front villa which was beautiful. We enjoyed the stunning sea views. The food is just incredible and consistently beautifully presented. The executive chef and team are to be congratulated on providing some of the best food I’ve tasted anywhere, with great choices, lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and they uses almost exclusively natural materials for food. On top of all that, I have to mention about Tulia, which is the staff. They are very kind, warm, always smiling and everyone working for you to have the best experience. But Michelle certainly deserves a special mention as well. She is in management staff and she made us really feeling important and extremely well and followed us all the time for giving us the best experience at the resort. I want say thanks to Michelle and owner for complementary special dinner for us în the garden!! Thank you to every one for helping to make our stay special!! Mandi & Alexandru from Romania
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Michael V wrote a review Mar 2024
Granada, Spain16 contributions9 helpful votes
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After spending a month in Uganda, our stay at Tulia was absolutely perfect. This charming and tasteful hotel felt like a cozy paradise, despite its small size. The food was exceptional, much of it sourced from their own organic farm. Our beach villa was incredibly beautiful, giving off an air of romance and a dreamy atmosphere. But what truly made our stay unforgettable was the amazing staff. Michaelle, in particular, went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. She graciously gave us a tour of the resort, showing us everything it had to offer. Her kindness and guidance truly enhanced our stay. Additionally, we fell in love with the local band. One evening, as they performed "Malaika" during dinner, it felt incredibly special and meaningful. We are immensely grateful for this wonderful experience at Tulia.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Connector28102056027 wrote a review Mar 2024
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My favourite things were: The food. Hands down the best food I've ever had in my entire life. The staff. Everyone in the staff is extremely kind and nice. You can tell they love their job and each other. They really are the ones that create a relaxed and dreamy atmosphere and make the difference during your stay. Special mention to Michelle who followed us from the first day to the last moment, helped us plan our activities and satisfy all of our requests. The fact that they have an inside small farm where most of the herbs, veggies, fruit, eggs and some of the meat come from. Loved it! I wish we didn't do the turtle rescue centre cause it did not look like a rescue centre as many people can interact with them all together and it was very stressful for them and us as well. There is a huge variety of activities that are more worthy of your money. All in all an amazing experience in heaven 🙏🏽
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Date of stay: February 2024
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kb wrote a review Mar 2024
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Immersed in an extraordinary experience, Tulia emerges as the quintessential haven just an hour's drive away from the airport. Nestled with a mesmerizing view of the ocean, Tulia stands as the epitome of a luxurious retreat. Its grounds exude magnificence, the cuisine delights the senses, and the staff embody professionalism, kindness, and unwavering hospitality. Our stay at Tulia was a harmonious mix of relaxation and joy, a memory we will never forget.. The exceptional planning of a birthday dinner remains embedded in our hearts. The staff set us up in a private outdoor setting under lights, which included a three-course meal, cake, and a staff presentation. The attention to detail surpassed our wildest dreams, leaving us feeling deeply grateful for such a thoughtful gesture. While our stay was nearly flawless, we encountered a minor setback with the air conditioning in our room, which unfortunately did not operate at its optimum capacity. Despite the continuous efforts to rectify the issue, the a/c never got cold and we required a fan for the duration of our stay. Additionally, there was a slight hiccup in the realm of guest service when one staff member fell short in displaying empathy and accommodation. However, upon bringing our concerns to the attention of another desk representative and management, action was taken without hesitation. Tulia shines as a gem in Zanzibar. For a true home away from home experience, make sure Tulia is your sanctuary in Zanzibar.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Domitille B wrote a review Jan 2024
France16 contributions7 helpful votes
We were a family of 4, with two teenage girls, and overall had a good, relaxing time over 8 days. We loved the beautiful gardens, the sea view, the quality evening shows, the coziness of the place (only 16 bungalows) and the exceptionally nice and helpful Tanzanian staff (we had a memorable New Year's Eve dancing with them!) - they care deeply to ensure everyone has a good time while remaining discreet. The location is great to visit the Island as we did one day out of two, organised through our agent in Geneva and the hotel (we recommend the day's private outing with Safari Blue out of Fumba, the Maalum cave to be combined with the Jozani forest rather than done over two trips). The main downside of the hotel is the food: the limited choice each day would be no issue if there was more variety from one day to the next and the food was not so bland, with big pieces of meat/fish each night, hardly any vegetables, no big salads, not a single local dish in our 8 evenings despite Zanzibar's cuisine being notoriously tasty, and nothing festive for New Year's eve (the same BBQ as 5 nights before: grilled squid and octopus, and grilled meat in copious amounts, a small potatoe each, no vegetables (!), and a piece of average cake). The wine list was also quite limited. Overall, definitely not worth the very high price charged for each dish (or for the all inclusive) nor the fuss made about the food at this hotel. It is obviously aimed at a particular clientele, but was a real disappointment to us and the reason why we would not give theTulia 5/5. We ate much better in Stone Town and in many the 5* hotels of many other countries. Travelers may want to note the following: the common area around the (small) pool and facing the sea is small, including the deck above the sea (when there is one but the changing tide is quite charming), although well-furnished; there is non-stop music (but they will turn if down or off if you ask); the hotel faces East and loses the sun around 5.30pm (but nice moon each night); it is quite windy all day long, but we found this OK given the heat and as a result had virtually no mosquitoes. The Royal bungalow, where we were, is big (save the bathroom, small) but lacks a bit of charm, facing the back of the propery, although it is good for a family of 4, has its own swimming pool, and is quiet as against the spa (no neighbours). Overall probably a better place for 3 to 5 days' rest after a safari than for an 8/9 day stay as we had. But again, we have rarely experienced such nice and helpful staff, they made our stay!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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PaulLag wrote a review Dec 2023
New York City, New York22 contributions75 helpful votes
This is a lovely boutique hotel with only 16 villas that is extremely well managed. It has a real personal family like atmosphere. From the moment we arrived, we felt really special and chilled. The staff continues to surprise you. From the general manager who told a lovely inspirational story to all the staff who were always smiling and genuinely service oriented. The beautiful and elegant manager Michelle certainly deserves a special mention as well. The staff often joins in the celebrations and performances at night which creates a lovely family like party atmosphere. The resort uses almost exclusively natural materials which adds to the charming feel. Hardly any plastic is used anywhere. We stayed at a beach front villa which was beautiful. We enjoyed the stunning sea views. The sea has tides and the sea is very shallow. Perhaps not for everyone, but we enjoyed our beach walks when the tide was low and the canoe trips when the beach was high. Food is very good mostly from their own garden and consistently beautifully presented. Hardly any use of plastique in the hotel. Even the wines were very decent. Hard not to fall in love with the Tulia.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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£337 - £566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandPongwe
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (3.9 miles), Uroa Bay (3.9 miles), and Kiwengwa Caves (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant, The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, and La Base JungleKite.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Czech, Vietnamese, Slovak, and Swahili.