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“A good place to relax”

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The Z Hotel Zanzibar
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
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Sydney
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73 reviews
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“A good place to relax”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We were a family incl self, wife, brother (60+0 an 2 daughters and son in law (early 30's) and this was the end of 3 weeks of safari so we were wanting some relaxing time. This place was good for that. The deluxe sea view rooms overlooked the beach and pool area and were excellent. The meals were of good value and I thought the breakfast offering was very good indeed. Didn't notice many flies during our 3 night stay. The staff were helpful and smiling. The only negative was that our whole party found the service at both restaurants 'Saruche’ and ‘Cinnamon’ way too slow-up to an hours wait and only 1/3 full, and often arrived somewhat different to what was ordered. It just wasn't worth sending them back as the wait was far too long....we tried once but gave up. Now I am not expecting superlative service and I understand that slip ups can happen but this was at every meal. Otherwise I would have rated this "excellent".

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Spent 4 nights at Z in an Ocean View Cottage. Fantastic room with the most amazing view. The balcony was huge and the sea came right underneath it at high tide. Ate in the hotel most of the time and found all the meals were lovely. They do however have a problem with flies at breakfast which they are trying to address with fans on each table. You do get hassled to buy or book trips a bit once you step onto the beach which is expected, but we were even hassled on our own balcony which I wasn't impressed with but not sure what the hotel can do about this. Not a very big public area around the hotel but this is still a great hotel in a fantastic location and I would definitely recommend staying here.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gold Coast
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Even without the upgrade to a top floor suite (thanks Julie), we were so happy with this hotel. Amazing location, fantastic staff, top notch spotlessly clean rooms and facilities. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Don't expect to be able to pop out to try different restaurants...Z is remote, but seriously, why would you want to leave anyway?

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms here, but you would certainly want to be on a higher floor to take in the oce...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We are having our honeymoon at the Z Hotel at the moment..We booked it online before coming here.. Today we walked all around the Nungwi and found out that The Z is the best with the price - quality - service and the most important one with the location of the beach.. All staff is friendly to everyone.. I worked for the international chain hotels and must say couldn't observe a quality service like The Z has for a long time.. I am a partner of a travel agency based in Istanbul at the moment and I highly reccomed The Z Hotel all the customers and friends...

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liphook, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

The thing that makes this hotel stand out is the staff. They are very attentive, polite and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast buffet would put many large chains to shame with its wide choice of cold and hot food including a cook-to-order station not to mention the fresh tropical fruit. The location is excellent although the arrival is a bit disconcerting as you bump through some very rough, unmade roads and shacks but once there, it all seems well worth it. The beach is white sand with clear blue water and dhows coming and going on diving trips or sunset tours. The rooms are modern and well-equipped with air-conditioning and a fridge. The hotel has sufficient generating power to take on everything during the frequent power cuts (many hotels can't power the air-conditioning when the main supply goes off). Julie, the English manager, is very helpful with a wealth of knowledge about the local restaurants and Stone Town.

Room Tip: The garden view room we had was delightful. We had our own balcony with a view of the vegetation bet...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Stayed for a week and had the most amazing time. Property was immaculately kept and staff were always smiling. Rooms tastefully decorated in authentic Tanzania style.

Julie the GM takes great pride in running the hotel and is always there to see to her guests needs.

Location was amazing, infinifty pool overlooking the beach one could move there permanently!

Only flaw i found was the bathroom was tiny with the toilet and sink almost atttached to each other.A bit crampy

Breakfast was average- had the basics, could improve

on the hold had a great holiday and would definitely be back.

Room Tip: We had a garden view room but the sea was still visible, had to climb 3 flights of stairs though, ho...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We had the best time at The Z Hotel, the staff were all just so lovely, they always had a smile on their faces. The food was amazing, so many things to choose from, our rooms were so beautifully presented with the flowers on the bed and every day the staff would change the design. My Husband and I had a romantic dinner on the pool deck under the gazebo, it was very magical. The pictures you see on the internet are exactly what the hotel looks like. We will be definitely going back.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room which was great as there was no stairs to climb and being that it was abo...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: 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 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
#9 Family Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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z Hotel Nungwi
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