Zanzibar is owned and operated by 'Max'. Max looks like he'd very at home on a surfboard across the street and in the not far away water. He says he's owned the funkily and lovingly and creatively restored hotel for 12 years. Bot it then for a song when the whole boardwalk was boarded up and ran it as a youth hostel. As things got better he reinvested the cash flow and then 6 years ago closed it down, gutted it, and reopened it a year later in its present, still a work in progress (a restaurant opens in the living room next month) form. The love and thoughtfulness certainly shows in the two rooms we stayed in (late decision; so we had to move rooms after the first night). Great beds, views right into the Channel, and a fantastic (adjective well deserved) breakfast served wherever you want. Max and his staff are terrific. If you can afford the reasonable prices (breakfast is included) then try Zanzibar and we doubt you'll be disappointed. Two things...some rooms face the back garden....make sure you book an ocean room if that's what you want; also, if you're walking get out at the Warrior Square train station....that will be closest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique beach-front hotel with good size, well-designed rooms providing outstanding creature comforts. Unbroken, panoramic sea views through elegant floor-to-ceiling windows. The perfect hideaway for those needing to de-stress and unwind. Big soft bathrobes, complimentary slippers, contemporary bathrooms for your well-being. Quiet rooms and the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen for the perfect night's sleep. ... more less
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