After bumping around in a Safari vehicle for the last 10 days, we were thrilled when we arrived at The Z. They greeted us with cool face cloths and welcome drinks which was lovely, and then gave us a tour of the property before showing us to our room.
The rooms were great, we had a great view of the beach, 2 twin beds with each bed having their own TV (!), mosquito nets which is nice, and a great shower. There is wifi on the property and we were able to get a weak signal from the room, but around the pool or at the bar there was great wifi service.
The beach is BEAUTIFUL as well as the pool is great. A few people have said the chairs go around the pool quickly, which they do, but there are always chairs availible on the beach. Whenever we would get there if there werent any towels left, we would just ask one of the guys behind the bar and they would be sure to bring them to us wherever we were sitting. The best part of the pool is that it is an infinity pool overlooking the beach/ocean. The other hotels in the area had pools quite far from the beach with no view.
We enjoyed the restaurants, and traveling with a veggie, she still had lots of options.
FYI - the service is SLOW. There were lots of people that were very upset and agitated by this, but we figured we are on vacation, we aren't in a rush, so we would just order a drink and relax and chat while we waited for food. But I suggest going 45 min before you are hungry, because it isnt North American service speeds.
The staff were very friendly and always happy to help. We had issues with our air conditioning and they fixed it right away, and when we had a few questions about our bill on checking out, they quickly answered our concerns and they never made it seem like an issue. We also had to check out at 11am but werent leaving the hotel until 4pm and they were more than happy to let us use the spa to shower and get dressed before we left. This was a GREAT service which is rare and we really appreciated the thought.
We were 2 girls in our 20's and yes there were lots of people on their honeymoon, but there were other young travelers and families there so you didnt feel overwhelmed by the romantic couples. I would highly suggest this hotel to anyone looking.
- 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