I recently stayed at Z hotel for 2 nights on a solo holiday. After spending 3 nights in Dar and 2 nights in Stonetown in budget hotels, I decided to splurge on an ocean view room at Z. Imagine my disappointment when my "ocean view" was completely obstructed by overgrown trees! I immediately requested a room switch and was initially ignored by a very rude front desk employee (Abdul or Mohamed perhaps?). Fortunately, I persisted and the very gracious hotel manager moved me to a nice room with a true ocean view in an adjacent building.
The service, with the very notable exception of the rude guy at the front desk, was great (I'd have given 4 or 5 stars, but that guy really got under my skin). The massage was heaven. Food was overpriced, but delicious, as were the drinks. The infinity pool was great to look at, but hard to enjoy. Service there was lacking and it was a bit noisy due to shaky/rumbling floorboards and tons of flies! The hotel should really do something about that -- there must be candles or something they can put out there.
Rooms were gorgeous! Great bath products. Mosquito nets. Spacious balconies. The only downsides were the very thin walls. Fortunately, I had ear plugs.
Overall, it was a lovely retreat, and a nice way to pamper myself after several days of traveling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This chic, boutique hotel located on the northern tip of the Island, blends contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari features to create a unique, cool and relaxing environment. Set in a lush tropical garden with direct access to white powder beaches and the Indian Ocean, the Z hotel has been finished to an extremely high specification. Each room has floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading onto a balcony, which looks out across the crystal blue ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- z Hotel Nungwi
- The Z Hotel Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Nungwi