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The Z Hotel Zanzibar
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were impressed with every aspect of the Z hotel. From the cold towels upon arrival, to the beautifully detailed upkeep of the rooms. Staff are attentive and helpful, you feel they get to know everyone personally. A tour upon arrival is greatly appreciated. Room is lovely, as were surrounding hotel areas. Poolside area is an absolute highlight. Thanks for an incredible stay.

Room Tip: If returning I would choose a sea view room as we were quite jealous!
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank RachelOM
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

My wife and I stayed for 8 nights at this hotel after our Safari Tour and Kilimanjaro trekking. It was time to relax on the beach. I was communicating with Celine from Guest Relations by email since our booking inquiry. Flawless arrival experience: pick-up service arranged by the hotel. Mr. Safe, driver received us at the airport and he helped us to exchange the currency on the way to the hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were warmly welcomed by Celine, and Cheryl General Manager. Receptionist gave us a quick resort tour and took us to the room. I remember that I booked a Deluxe Sea View Room but she took us to the top floor. When the door was opened, we got amazed. That was a rooftop suite, perfect size (spacious) to stay for 8 nights and huge rooftop overlooking the sea and resort. On the rooftop, there are 2 couches and we can enjoy sunshine anytime we want instead of going down to the poolside or beach. I guess this suite has the best view. Welcome amenity incl. a bottle of sparkling wine. We were totally WOWed. The most memorable arrival experience in our life. All employees (especially restaurant named Saruche) were service-oriented and attentive. We had a chance to learn some Swahili from them too. This is the hotel to stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Longmao
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

This is a great idea in Zanzibar...one of the few quality hotels that accept only Bed and Breakfast in case you want to spend the day out, or try nearby restaurants or bars, very green beautiful garden, and the best beach location, situated in the area with less tide movement, guaranteeing clean, clear, nearby beach the whole day through.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Oscar P
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Zanzibar beaches are famously tidal - with the tide out most of the day, exposing reef and long stretches of sand that house razor clams and urchins (wear sea shoes). Z's location is perfect - the water is swimmable most of the day, and the sandy beaches are blissfully free of urchins and reef. It is one of the only beaches in Zanzibar's main island that is this way - so it is a bit more developed than other areas.

The Z is the nicest. The restaurants are good, if a bit on the pricey side, the views are amazing, and the pool facing the ocean is one of the prettiest and cleanest that I've been in. There's a bit of a local nightlife here too at the little local bar next door.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank san_shan
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Z hotel offers everything you could want on Zanzibar. It has a pool with the most amazing views and sunsets imaginable. It is clean and the staff are very friendly. They go out of your way to make you happy. They are very proud of the hotel and their Island and it shows. Sea view rooms are beautiful and always clean and wonderful presentation. Gillian who works in guest services was great in making sure we were getting everything we needed and was great with information before we arrived. The owner, was so kind and personally organized and help me decide on dive sights and dive trip. Breakfast you don't want to miss as it is really great. The area of nungwi the hotel is situated in is really great and very easy to and safe to get to explore the other beaches and see the turtles. I can really say that the high rating on trip advisor is spot on with this hotel and I would go back every time. Thank you for an amazing experience.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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8  Thank Rryan1world
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed at the Z Hotel in February 2014 for 6 nights after a week on safari. We couldn't have chosen a better place for our post-safari rest.

Rooms were amazing, food was fantastic (even after a freak storm damaged the restaurant roof), the staff and management couldn't do enough for you and everybody worked so hard to repair the damage in no time. The location of the Z hotel is ideal, being directly on the beach and close to other bars/restaurants, which were easy to walk to if you wanted a change.

Both the management and staff are amazing and nothing is too much trouble.

We enjoyed our stay that much, we have booked to go back next year!

Would totally recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Sea view is a must!
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NewbsKent
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

I visited the Z back in January and was blown away by this beautiful boutique hotel on the beach... If you are someone who enjoys a stunning location by the sea, white sandy beach, palm trees, friendly service, great food and some funky chilled-out music and a few cool cocktails to watch the sunset by, this is the place for you! The location is perfect, just on the beach and it feels very private, yet it is very close to other bars, restaurants and shops if you want to wander out. The hotel and rooms are decorated with an eye for design, with local influences but all mod cons you need for comfort. The staff are very helpful and genuinely lovely, they made us feel very welcome and looked after us well. The infinity pool is gorgeous, the bars have a great selection of drinks and the food in the restaurants was delicious. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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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: £140 - £180 (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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