Stayed for 8 days in the hotel through the VIP Selection of Jetair. Checking in was a bit of a hassle as it took them over one hour to allocate a room. From that point onwards, everything went smoothly. There aren't any negative points to be found that might spoil your stay in the hotel, unless you get fussy about the details. Upgrading from the all inclusive to the premium level is not really worth it. Just a pity that the mini bar isn't filled up regularly. On the other hand, lunch and dinner are really fantastic, certainly the best food I ever experienced during my travels in Africa.
Tip: if you are planning to book some tours and travel around Zanzibar, bring some US Dollars cash from home. The nearest ATM is located in Stone Town, an hour drive away and the hotel will charge you a hefty 10% commission if you want to collect money with your credit card.
I definitely recommend this hotel. Would I go back? No, but the only reason is that the percentage of guests from the former communist republics is just too high for my taste.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Melia Hotel and Resort is Zanzibar's leading international resort, situated on the north-east coast of the island. Melia Zanzibar is built on a 40 acre estate with a beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300 meters long, situated at the very end of the property to procure the perfect combination with nature. The resort is ringed by a natural coral reef, making bathing a relaxing and safe experience. The hotel is the perfect destination for honeymoon or wedding vacations as well as meetings & incentives. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
- Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Kiwengwa
- Melia Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa