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Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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A spectacular view of the Indian Ocean from almost anywhere on the resort makes this all-inclusive property a wonderful choice for those guests looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Fantastic swimming pools, a beautiful beach with clear, turquoise waters and amazing sunsets all add to the ambiance! The rooms are large, approximately 80 square metres for Superior Rooms and 100 square metres for Suites. A spacious bathroom with a large bathtub, separate shower and double sinks provide luxurious comfort. All rooms include a quiet split-unit air conditioner, TV, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, a safe and a terrace from which to enjoy the view. The warm, friendly staff invite you to enjoy meals in the buffet restaurant with a varied selection of local and international dishes or a traditional pizza oven near the beach offers a quick snack while you relax by the pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Game room
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Hindi and 4 more
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jean louis V wrote a review 17 Apr
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The hotel is superb, the beautiful setting very well maintained beautiful beach well supervised. All staff, receptionist, waiter, maid, cook, gardener, bartender, plagiarist, is extremely smiling available and attentive! The excellent cuisine, varied congratulations to the chef! Do not hesitate to make the dinner special lobster is exceptional. the animations are varied and qualities! The bathrooms are always clean! The managers are attentive to their customers and responsive!! We had a great stay! We thank the whole team! Highly recommend this hotel Mr Villain - F42
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dani E wrote a review 17 Apr
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Amazing resort, people are kind and nice, all services are excellent. Rooms are tidy and clean. Reception people are helpful and they try to make your stay more comfortable. Food and drinks are good. A lot of activities offered to have a good time .
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark C wrote a review 13 Apr
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Our honeymoon. Mean to be one of the best holidays of a lifetime. Arrived at home, pre-paid and guaranteed room, at 2pm. After a lot of weirdness at 4pm we were told there was no room in the hotel as our room had been given to someone else. Eventually they took us to a different hotel nearby, down an unsafe road, in a broken car. We felt incredible unsafe. This different hotel was a much cheaper, back-packer party resort, no bed covers, insect infested room, loud party until 11pm right next to the room, it was utterly horrible. The hotel did not give us the things they promised to give in exchange when we moved to the other hotel (a facial treatment for my wife) and even lied after the trip saying there wasn't a facial at their spa (fact check: there is and it's on your website...) After a lot of patience and a lot of emails to both the hotel and hotels.com, they are unethically refusing any refund to us. It's honestly unbelievable, we've never experienced anything like this in our lives and it ruined our honeymoon. Refunding 1 night would not make up for the horrid experience we suffered, but it would have probably changed the review a little. The fact is though, they don't care, they don't care at all. This happened to at least 3 other bookings that we witnessed. Avoid.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Karolina d wrote a review 11 Apr
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The hotel is really lovely and we had a nice and relaxing time with my 8yo son. We stayed in April so wether was so so but still managed to experience the beautiful sunset in the infinity pool and at the beach. Staff in the main restaurant and the bar and all housekeeping are definitely an asset for the hotel. They go above and beyond with their kindness and service to make your holiday special. Food in the restaurant is good which is important because the hotel has only one restaurant. The a la carte by the beach has beautiful view and is nice for lunch to enjoy the view. Not sure about capacity in full season, it might be a struggle to get in. I was definitely missing some snacks and small bites to offer to kids just by the beach without packing up and making all the way to main building for lunch. Hotel itself feels a bit dated and rooms need maintenance. They are spacious and comfortable but have maintenance issues and I don’t think anyone checks the arrival rooms for that reason. They have seen better days… It is fine and doesn’t matter in a way but definitely does not go in pair with 5 star rating and the price advertised on their website. It is just not the standard. Few things that Minibar fridge was empty in the room and I was told I can bring whatever I like from the bar in the evening. Just don’t see myself doing it.. Cliff restaurant at the beach didn’t have any red or rose wine for three days in a row at the end of our holidays and no one bothered to replenish it for the service. It was available in the main restaurant so not sure why it didn’t make the way to the other outlet. I have asked for coconuts for my son at the beach bar as obviously lots hanging around on the palm trees and they appeared next day on the menu for $3. Day after they were on display for $6 each! Not sure why if can be purchased on the street for pennies. Not really an imported expensive product 😂 For a week of holiday I would need to pay for a coconut meal plan on top of my all inclusive 😌 There is no lost and found procedure in place at the hotel at all, they have several places where things might end up and I have been sent around the hotel to ask in few places for something that I left behind at the pool. I did get it back eventually but it was really stressful to be sent from one desk to another and ask different staff members about the same thing.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michelle B wrote a review 6 Apr
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WOW just WOW! What a lovely place! From we arrive the staff just was amazing, si helpful and Nice to US. All the pools are amazing, its so clean everywhere and all the time. The room are so Nice and good size. The bar is good and many and good drinks inkluderet. The food is so good and many things to chose. The view everywhere around is amazing and the Beach. The entertement is really Nice at dinner and at evening. There is so many thing do do at the hotel, even it rain for a Hole Day, we was having the best dag- hakuna matata🤩 Best hotel we ever Stayed and we love it so much, family of 4. Thanks to all the staff at royal 🥰🥰
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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혜진 조 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Very nice view and good service. Especially i liked the swim pool(infinite pool)at sunset time. Very good breakfast, lunch in cliff restaurant, dinner. Everything happy me when i stay. And inclusive stay was very good. Thanks a lot every staff.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from RZBR GM, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your sweet review of your stay at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort! It's an absolute pleasure to read that you enjoyed your vacation and we appreciate your praises about our lovely resort, infinite pools, amazing sunsets, diverse food options and of course, the warm hospitality of our team members. Asante Sana again for choosing to stay with us, we trust to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in a not-too-distant future. Asante Sana! Sincerely Jean Noël General Manager
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모닝 굿 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great travel ever had Room was nice and pool was verrrry clear So nice person in reception desk make me happy all time If you want stay comfortable room with nice environment, royal zanzibar will be best choice And also beach is clear, no seaweed
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Warm Greetings from The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort! Thank you so much for your kind appreciation and for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We were delighted that you chose to stay at our resort during your journey in Zanzibar and that you had comfortably enjoyed your stay. Our heartfelt appreciation as well for recommending our services, our spacious room, nice environment, accessible beaches with clear water, and our warm hospitality and attention. We trust that the journey back home has been uneventful and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future for another fabulous experience. Asante Sana! Sincerely, Jean Noël General Manager
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Ivy M wrote a review Mar 2024
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First stay in Zanzibar in a different location left a bad taste but this place changed everything!! Loved every aspect of the place. Stayed at the Ocean View suite and it was magnificent. Well trained and genuinely friendly staff. Great programs, amenities and hygiene. Great assortment of food. Beautiful beach. Just amazing.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Valued Guest, Warm Greetings from The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort! It is indeed an absolute pleasure to read that you had an amazing stay with us and that you are recommending us as a MUST VISIT resort in Zanzibar. It is rewarding to be described as an ‘Amazing Resort’ as this tells us that you were comfortable and that you all enjoyed our offers, services and recreational activities. Renewed thanks for staying with us, as we are eagerly looking forward to welcoming back soon to your preferred resort for another amazing experience! Asante Sana! Sincerely, Jean Noël General Manager
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ImpJac wrote a review Mar 2024
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We chose to spend our 14 nights at the RZ for its island features and position on a most beautiful beach.. We flew via Nairobi on Kenya Airways .. as there is still no direct route from the UK We were allocated a seafront suite on the first floor A21 and the views were breathtaking… Thank you to Esther for keeping our room so spotless and for the beautiful decorations we loved on our arrival back to our room during our stay .. Lovely suite, comfy bed, good air conditioning.. good English TV channels too.. The food.. be it breakfast, lunch or dinner was excellent and also the weekly BBQ by the beach .. all the staff work so hard on a Thursday for us all to enjoy true Tanzanian cuisine and culture Some aspects of the hotel are looking it’s age, I know we are in Africa and the weather can dramatically cause problems for the hotel, but I think the beach towels, the napkins and bath towels had really past their sell by date .. many are discoloured and had holes and old stains For me though, the staff completely make your holiday so special.. they are all so hard working, so polite, so helpful and true asset to this hotel .. I have a few I’d like to mention Suilman (Geezer) in the breakfast room each morning .. eager to learn a new London slang word Anna the fabulous waitress who looked after us so well most evenings .. Amani at the Cliff .. always charming and courteous.. Criscent at the swim up bar .. fun and a great cocktail maker Khamis for making my birthday dinner on the beach very special The girls from the Spa .. which is excellent value..Asha, Glady and Annette.. Ananeli.. one of the hardest workers setting up the beach beds everyday And lastly.. the star of the show .. the magnificent Cynthia ..totally fabulous lady who basically could sort anything out for you ..what a Gal!! We hope to return one day .. and hopefully Cynthia will be hotel manager!! Asante Sana Everyone x Bring a torch..
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring a torch.. all UK plugs…no irons or boards
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Dear Valued Guest, Warm Greetings from Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort! First of all, thank you for choosing to stay at our resort and for sharing the amazing details of your holidays with us. We are amazed that you made such a long journey all the way from the UK to visit us at Royal Zanzibar, and to read your highlighted comments about your experience at the resort and with the team, increasingly motivate all of us to deliver the promise to all our guests. Huge Thank You for your praising remarks. Our team-members extend their appreciation for remembering their names and personalized attention, thank you for highlighting Esther, Suilman, Anna, Amani, Khamis, Asha, Glady. Annette and of course our lady Cynthia! For sure, they represent great examples of customer service and Cynthia above all, is a gem in the team. All our team are eagerly looking forward to welcoming you back in a near future for another amazing African experience! Asante Sana! Sincerely, Jean Noël General Manager
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Aspen H wrote a review Mar 2024
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We spent three days here after doing some humanitarian work in Mwanza. My friend and I shared a room, all inclusive,the all inclusive package had everything you could ever hope for! The food was amazing. The selections were great. The cocktail menu was excellent doesn’t even get me started on how beautiful the beaches were! Anwar was the first person we met when we arrived and the last to tell us goodbye he was so welcoming and made us feel right at home and at ease. I’ve traveled many places but none I have felt so pampered and well accommodated as royal Zanzibar!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 12 Mar 2024
Dear Aspen, Warm Greetings from Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort! First of all, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for highlighting your holiday as a perfectly pampered stay. We extend our appreciation for your praising comments about our diverse offerings and services, highlighting the team members in general for their dedication and for mentioning Anwar for his great contribution in making your stay memorable from arrival to farewell. All our team members are eagerly looking forward to welcoming you back in a near future for another accommodating and pampering experience! Asante Sana! Sincerely Jean Noël General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
£205 - £300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
182
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Nungwi Beach (0.5 miles), CHE Rock Bar & Restaurant (0.4 miles), and Dr Bulugu Gallery (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Baharat Restaurant, Badolina Tokyo, Sushi & Noodles, and Sexy Fish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Hindi, Tamil, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (2.6 miles).
Does Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.