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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$427*
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2013

When I went to Essque Zalu, the first impression I got was that the enormity of the entrance hall made a big statement. It is, as I am told, the largest Makuti Thatch structure on the island and houses the upstairs art gallery, where you can find astounding artwork made by local artists, as well as the fine dining restaurant....

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Dear Jenza. We are in the process of reprinting our brochures and i am wondering if i should hire you to write the descriptive paragraphs. Thank you for the wonderful statement. When are you coming back? Kind regards, Luc

Mellor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2013

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were spoilt by the staff at this luxurious resort. We arrived after a weeks safari and were pleasantly met by Luc the General Manager. From here there was no fuss checking in or waiting around as we were shown swiftly to our suite. The room suite was fantastic with...

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GM-Essque_Zalu, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

good morning Nick! it's true, our guests have no checking-in to do, in fact we don't even have a front desk. Thank you for your compliments towards John and Jon! I will pass them on to both team members. Also thanks for the compliments about the meals. With a certain pride we would like to mention that we have only...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Before travelling to Zanzibar we had been on a safari in the Serengeti which as been an incredible experience. Essque Zalu heightened yet our satisfaction with these holidays. The hotel is really fantastic! We were on an ocean view suite which was very spacious and the seaview was really nice. The staff is always eager to please and satisfy any...

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GM-Essque_Zalu, General Manager at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, responded to this review

Bom Dia Rui. Thank you for your kind remarks on your stay at Essque Zalu. Whilst we agree that the à la carte experience might not have met your expectations, we gladly inform you that we have changed the menu and it seems to be collecting some amazing reviews in-house. True, we have no beach and that is how our...

Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We celebrated our honeymoon at essque and could not be more satisfied! Staff are everywhere and super helpful, room and hotel facilities of very high standard and location is the best on Zanzibar. The honeymoon offer (you have to order via their website) is incredible and includes couple massage, romantic dinner on the roof with private butler, upgrade to full...

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Dear Jonas. thank you for your kind review on your experience at Essque Zalu. It is true that we try to pamper our Honeymooners and the dinner on the terrace-roof with private butler is indeed unique. However, we are sure that you will find an occasion to come back: ask your friends to buy this as a gift for your...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Its an hour's drive to the north of the island to get here, but once you're there you don't want to leave, well, we didn't. Our 2 night 3 day stay turned into 5 days and 4 nights. The pool looks like it drops into the sea. The Jetty is an incredible place for sundowners, cocktails and lunch. The restaurants...

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Buenas Dias CVR2013; I remember how sad you were having to leave Essque Zalu, even after extending your stay. We would like to point out that our watersports activities are organized by a fully licensed company, East African Diving, hence we are ensured that their equipment is properly ensured, maintained and manned. what cannot be said about the activities one...

Schoten, Belgium
Reviewed 30 August 2013

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Address: Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Price Range: £207 - £514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essque Zalu Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
Essque Zalu Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
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#1 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#2 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
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