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Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Best Holiday”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

My wife and I spent a week at the. The staff are just wonderful. Totally obliging and this is obviously a reflection on Senior Management. The hotel is clean and the facilities is ideal. Cannot stop raving to whoever I meet. Only thing i can fault is the 2.5 kg that I have put on due to the variety of tasty food as well as the deserts. Could not resist to over indulge.
Hoosein Rajah

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
Thank you so much for your heartwarming and wonderful review of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

It was delightful to speak with you during your stay and we appreciate your positive comments both then and now. We're very proud of our staff and it's a pleasure to be able to share such kind words with them when we receive reviews like this.

We were sorry however, to hear about the 2.5kgs... we will be sure to set you up for daily gym times with Salim on your return, in order to ensure that we return you home in the same state that you arrived!

Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi. We sincerely hope that we will be welcoming you both back... maybe with your children? in the very near future.

Warmest regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

My wife and daughter and Myself had the Best Beach Holiday in our Lives.
The Managers,Chefs, Waiters etc were at hand all the time. Food was Excellent, with a lot of Varities to choose from.
Royal Zanzibar is a place where you throw your watch away and let Time pass by.
I have never felt so peaceful in my life.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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RZBRmanager, Manager - Social Media & Communications at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dear Shiraz Nanji,

Thank you for your terrific review on The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort. We always strive to achieve goals and targets for guest satisfaction.

Your comments have been distributed to the concerned departments.

Looking forward to your next visit.

Asante Sana.

Team RZBR
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

A friendly welcome on arrival with a refreshing drink of fresh coconut after a long hot and dusty trip from our safari in Tanzania. the room was spacious and comfortable but could have done with a few more coat hangers.
My wife has walking difficulties, and we were immediately given the use of a wheelchair for our weeks stay, which with ought we would have never managed as the resort is spacious and on an incline.. thank you!
unfortunately we were woken on our first night by a horrendous thunder storm. that wreaked havoc on several of the hotel buildings, leaving the only option of dining in the main restaurant, although the staff put on a beach BBQ daily which was fun. Sadly the food in general we found to be disappointing. unless you like pasta.
The rain continued on and off the rest of our stay and coupled with a stomach upset, spoiled our chance of visiting more of the island and what was hoped to be a relaxing week. We realise this was not the fault of the hotel, as it appeared the rainy season had arrived early, as for the dickey tummy, I can't say?
All the staff were extremely friendly and always very helpful, especially relieving me at times the struggle of pushing the wheelchair up hill, thank you boys!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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RZBRmanager, Manager - Social Media & Communications at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Dear keith_bidwell,

Thank you for your wonderful review. Your comment will be passed on to the boys who helped you out and to the Management.

Looking forward to your next visit.

Team RZBR
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Holon, Israel
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We had an amazing stay at the Royal Zanzibar B.R, we cant think of something wrong we experienced there! Beautiful big rooms - see pictures - what you see is what you get! Very clean! Newly internet in the room which was perfect for us. Very friendly stuff - all the stuff! My husband is very difficult with his meals and there was always at least 1 solution for him in one of the restaurants, because the people warking there wanted him to be happy and always surprise him with their attention and remeber what he needs! I would like to thank Claudy from the Spacies restaurant for welcoming us for breakfast every single morning with his big smile, Rajab and his friends for making my husbands special mornings shakes!!!! Kheri, Siwema, Theresa, Mikembo, Margaret, Zainab, Ali and also the survisors Robert and Kapigawasi for their grate job at ther restaurants!! Im sorry if I forgot someone, everybody are just stunnig there! I would like to highlight Salim, he was always there for us, ready lo listen to us and to other guest and he was a grate source of infromations for us!! Thank you for making our holidays the best on ever and hope to see you all when we return also with our children!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Martina L
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RZBRmanager, Manager - Social Media & Communications at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear Martina,

It was a pleasure meeting you during your check-out.

Thank you for your stunning review for Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort. Reviews like these is what makes our team more happy and be more helpful to our guests.

We will pass on your positive comments to the teams you have mentioned.

We look forward to your next arrival with your children.

Team RZBR
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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We've stayed there for 8 days after our safari trip. It was the best holidays ever. Hotel is located at the north part of the island at the beautiful beach, very long and created for walking. Gardens very colourful, four pools with salty water – very big, infinity type. Sunbeds very comfortable.
We had a beautiful room with the ocean view and it was an amazing experience to wake up every morning and see the blue water. The room was very spacy, with a huge bathroom, with a shower and a double bathtube. The staff is amazing, caring about our comfort all the time, very friendly and polite. Many young trainees trying to do everything to make your stay even better. The food is delicious, with italian influences – most of guests are Italian – so you can get fresh made pasta, pizza, plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables.
Evenings – twice we had outside garden dinner, there were also some animations organized e.g. -the Masai dance.
Among the people there are a few cats living in the hotel - I'm a big cat fan so I was happy I can feed them.
No doubt – if I could stay longer, I would; if I have any chance to go back to Zanzibar – this is the place I will visit again with a great pleasure.
And ask to the management and staff: don't forget to feed cats, please!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Katarzyna Z
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post both your lovely review and a number of photos of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort!

It was such a pleasure to speak with you while you were here and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We're also delighted that you took special note of our hardworking trainees. Tourism is a relatively new industry for Zanzibar and we do everything we can to ensure that the local staff are being encouraged to learn and progress. That includes not only our own staff and the training we do with them, but also the trainees who are students in the tourism colleges on the island and come to do their practicum with us. We do what we can to give them the experience they need, but it's lovely to also be able to share your kind words with them, I'm sure that will encourage them in their work here and their further studies.

As for the cats, have no fear!! We have a number of cat lovers among the management staff and these are the best cared for working cats you're ever going to find! We promise to take good care of them until your return.

Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi. We look forward (as do the cats!) to your return in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Kenilworth
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

My wife (Abby Wilde.....wildechilde123) has already reviewed this hotel and I concur with everything she has said....this hotel is stunning !!!! I'm not very good at writing reviews so I will just add that after spending just half a day at the hotel, we decided that we would definitely put this RSBR on our list of places to revisit.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Abbyger
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you so much for adding your very supportive review of Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort to the one your wife had already submitted.

We are still not sure that there is a bigger compliment than guests who would like to return when we are not exactly located in an easy-to-travel-to location! The fact that you made the decision in your first half day is an even bigger compliment that we simply can't thank you for enough.

It really was a pleasure to meet you both and we look forward with great anticipation to your return in the near future. Thank you once again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Izmir, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2014

It was one of our best holidays. Nungwi and Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort was the best possible place to be in Zanzibar .We could have stayed more if we would be able to chance our fligt schedule for returning back home :( Too bad we went there only for one week. But for sure we will go back again on our next vacation to the same lovely place as you feel the warmth of yr own home .We found the staff very close and friendly and the supervisors as well but the much more important thing was they were having a very successfull and well experienced general manager .I would like to thank you very much to Kim Elizabeth for having such a good control on every single detail to please their customer which is a great chance.The pools were very big and very clean . Food , tropical fruits , desserts were sufficient and very delicious. Drinks were enaugh .Even if it is low tide , you still have the beach and the sea in any period of the day . The sun is sinking right infront of the hotel so you can sit at the beach or at the terrace to enjoy.Very big bathrooms and shower area .Briefly we are missing that paradice beach resort very much and can not wait to be there again !! I can highly recommend this lovely place and also recommend for you to book at least for 10 -14 days.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank MYUMIT
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GM-RZBR, General Manager at Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review and your very kind, long stay recommendation!

It was truly delightful to meet you and your family during your vacation and we appreciated your kind remarks at that time and here in Trip Advisor very much. I am also grateful for your kindness in mentioning my name, but assure you that every step is a team effort, I just have the pleasure of providing a little team guidance here and there. We will be sure to share your comments with the staff and their supervisors, I'm proud of them all and enjoy reading them reviews like this to assure them their friendliness and hard work makes a difference to our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and thank you again for choosing Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort for your stay in Nungwi.

Kind regards,

Kim Elizabeth Bird
General Manager
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
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Property: Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
Address: North Coast, Nungwi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Family Hotel in Nungwi
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
#4 Spa Hotel in Nungwi
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nungwi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A spectacular view of the Indian Ocean from almost anywhere on the resort makes this all-inclusive property a wonderful choice for those guests looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Fantastic swimming pools, a beautiful beach with clear, turquoise waters and amazing sunsets all add to the ambiance! The rooms are large, approximately 80 square metres for Superior Rooms and 100 square metres for Suites. A spacious bathroom with a large bathtub, separate shower and double sinks provide luxurious comfort. All rooms include a quiet split-unit air conditioner, TV, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, a safe and a terrace from which to enjoy the view. The warm, friendly staff invite you to enjoy meals in the buffet restaurant with a varied selection of local and international dishes or a traditional pizza oven near the beach offers a quick snack while you relax by the pool. ... more   less 
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