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The Z Hotel Zanzibar
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 January 2012

We stayed at the Z hotel for a week during September of last year. We found the staff were friendly and from the minute we arrived were made to feel relaxed after a long flight. Being a medium size, the hotel has a boutique feel to it, the rooms were stylish, as were the pool and restaurant. We had a great room with a sea view, the room service was fantastic and we felt well looked after. Location wise, beach bars and restaurants are easy to reach by foot and hotel staff organise transport for trips outside of the village. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Zanzibar.

Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

The view from our balcony was dreamy and the tiny hotel beach nice enough (but watch your stuff). But one of our rooms smelled so moldy from the bathroom we had to leave the windows open and all sorts of other things were half done or missing. The service was highly uneven also, as were the quality of the meals - and even the electricity.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
1  Thank pappilan
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

my wife and i being very busy with patient care and running a hospital/dental clinic in Zambia (Africa) we needed to escape, thus found ourselves in Zanzibar. Being Americans and not knowing much about Zanzibar we heavily relied on online reviews to make our hotel choice.

We chose the perfect hotel!! We spent the xmas holidays (seven nights) at the Z-Hotel and was really pleased with everything. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. Julie from guest relations was very accommodating and made out stay stress free. As mentioned by many others on review, the hotel, staff, location, and food were all excellent. Thank you for making our stay a true vacation for us and we plan on staying with the Z-Hotel when we visit again.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Never been that impressed before to be bothered to write reviews for hotels but this place is amazing..stayed in the z suite, from the moment we arrived it was fantastic, staff very friendly and work so hard, the place is stunning and views amazing, very clean, the absolute perfect holiday, food delicious could not fault anything, the only negative would be the overwhelming beach boys it knocked the shine off strolling down the beautiful beaches

  • Stayed: October 2011
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2  Thank Nixie4p
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

I can safely say this has been one of the nicest hotels that I have stayed at. The room was great , incredibly comfortable beds with a wonderful bathroom. The infinity pool was a dream and the service was impeccable...not allowed to carry my own drink from the pool bar to my sunlounger as the lovely barman said I was on holiday and it was their pleasure...little things like this really stick in your mind and make your time so special.

The hotel is in a great spot in Nungwi close enough to all the action but set back enough to allow privacy.. a perfect place to relax and unwind. I have already recommended it to several of my friends and definitely intend to come back.
A special thank you to Keith and all his staff for making our trip so enjoyable

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Tessacc
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

My family and I have just returned home from a amazing 10 night stay at the Z which took in the New Year celebrations. Our rooms were great clean and very comfortable, the food restaurant and cinnamon bar great, the staff were amazing. Would like to say a big thank you to Keith,Julie, Rob, Justin, John and all the rest of staff. If your looking for the best hotel inZanzibar this is the one for you

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank kendyl
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Just wanted to share a snapshot of my Boxing Day at the Z Hotel in Zanzibar – how idyllic is that?

We were on our second visit to the Z Hotel, we came last year and decided to come back for Christmas. Last time we took a garden room which was great, but this trip we decided to go for a suite, which covers the whole roof of one of the buildings and has the best view of the sunset out at sea. Perfect for watching the world go by.

The biggest area of improvement since my last visit has to be the quality of the food. The main restaurant served up some of the best food I’ve had in Africa. Other cool additions are the beach hammocks and they’ve added TV’s into the beds (bandanas) near the pool. They have an infinity swimming pool – the only one I’ve seen in Tanzania – which looks out to sea and is really relaxing with chill out music and happy hour at sunset. The staff are a real highlight at this hotel, they are so friendly and really made an effort on Christmas day, all wearing hats and big smiles.

They seem to be constantly trying to improve the hotel, which is really refreshing having stayed in so many hotels which just seem to be content with half-hearted service and accommodation.

There’s not loads to do in Nungwi so I would recommend a 4/5 day stay. Try the flying fish – it’s like an inflatable mattress you lie on which is pulled along by a speedboat – it’s arranged by the local watersports centre. I also went diving one day to a local reef called Mnemba where we saw turtles and all sorts of tropical fish.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Stuart N
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Additional Information about The Z Hotel Zanzibar

Address: PO Box 4807, Nungwi, Tanzania
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Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#1 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
#9 Family Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range: £136 - £324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Z Hotel Zanzibar 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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

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