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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Take a deep breath of fresh Indian ocean air, relax and unwind. Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove in the north east coast of Unguja (alias Zanzibar). Essque Zalu Zanzibar combines contemporary luxury with a real sense of place. This boutique hotel has the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean to one side and lush green forest to the other, and there is just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air. At Essque Zalu Zanzibar, create your own personal paradise, your own kind of luxury, an experience of a lifetime. Choose from 40 individual suites and 8 villas all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Our suites offer a luxurious-styled space crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched makuti roof. From farm to table, we take great pride in our sumptuous cooking. Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of two unique restaurants, three well stocked bars and a variety of destination dining experiences. Unashamedly indulgent, the Spa comprises of two couples treatment rooms, four single rooms, vichy shower, a sauna and steam room - a haven of restorative and rejuvenating perfection. Using only 100% truly organic and natural ingredients, our focus is on capturing the intelligence of nature in the restorative process. We know that the essence of nature can synergistically interact with the energy system, and this knowledge forms the basis of our Africology creations, all orchestrated to help you lead a more holistic lifestyle. Essque Zalu is your outpost into the first steps of the wildness and tranquility of Zanzibar. Reconnect with nature and experience a land rich in life and uninhabited space. We offer guests the opportunity to partake in activities to experience some of the islands most Spectacular and scenic excursions.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Charming
Lagoon View
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We stayed four nights at the Essque Zalu at the end of our honeymoon. The resort is located on the very North Shore of the island, which brings constant winds to help cut the hot Zanzibari sun. There is no beach b/c of the rocks and changing tides, but there is an infinity
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Response from zaluznz, Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ncdiette, Thank you for staying with us! We are glad that you enjoyed your time as Essque Zalu Zanzibar. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Cyrus
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What could be more idyllic than sitting on the verandah of our seafront villa overlooking the Indian Ocean idly reading a good book and deciding whether to eat dinner in the main restaurant or out on the jetty in the seafood restaurant. Decisions, decisions!! Great
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Response from zaluznz, Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Peter, Thank you for staying with us! It was a pleasure hosting you and your lovely wife. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our maintenance plans for May are in place for the pool and the tower roof. We look forward to seeing you again in December. Best regards, Cyrus
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Myself and my husband stayed at the essque zalu for around 4 days as part of a short break. The verdict is .... it was fabulous! The staff were exceptional, nothing was ever too big or too small and the service was swift. The jetty restaurant is lovely, in terms of food and
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Response from zaluznz, Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear SouthWestHappy, Thank you for staying with us! We are glad that you had a good time at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. See you again soon. Best regards, Cyrus
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We worked for a year with the Essque Zalu team towards an amazing wedding day. The team was patient and kind, always willing to assist and make recommendations. The stay before and after the wedding was beautiful, with amazing views, food,drink and massages and we truly felt
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Response from Naresh_byra, Director of Rooms at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
"Dear Valued Guest, Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your experience at Essque Zalu and loved our services. I’ll be sure to share your comments with my team. They will be happy to know that your enjoyed your stay! Your comments are very much valued and are inspiration to our team. Thank you again and we are looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Best regards Naresh Byra"
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We spent the day here, did not stay overnight. Visiting our daughter and son-in-law who love on Zanzibar, and daughter brought us here for the day. Strikingly beautiful: crystalline blue/aqua water of the ocean juxtaposed with the striking saltwater pool area with its covered
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Response from zaluznz, Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Marc, We are so glad that you enjoyed your short stay here! We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Cyrus
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Hey, Airport transfers are charged at USD 80 one way by private vehicle. You may upgrade to either Standard all inclusive at USD 60 or Premium all inclusive at USD 80.
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No not from here... go towards The east of Zanzibar for some excellent deals on scuba and the snorkelling.
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you could take a taxi to the main nungwi beach thats like 5 mins away for 10 usd maximum. yes safari is a good option as well however please check on the season as if its the rainy season then safari would not be a good option.
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No, it is not. We paid for it separately. It is not too expensive.
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"seafront villa undoubtedly!"
"Sea View rooms"
"Villa 1 amazing"
"Ocean view room"
"We had the villa to ourselves! Best views ever!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$321 - US$686 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
essque zalu zanzibar hotel nungwi
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandNungwi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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