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“Stunning”
Review of Melia Zanzibar

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Melia Zanzibar
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Kiwengwa
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

My husband and I stayed seven nights here and everyday was wonderful. The surroundings are pure bliss - exactly what you'd expect from a tropical island holiday. I didn't even read my book that I diligently took daily to the pool - the seascape beyond the infinity pool is mesmerizingly spectacular and better than anything beyond my dreams of paradise. The only improvement could be with the mosquito nets - our net looked a bit home made and took a little away from the five star feel of the room.

Room Tip: The hotel is positioned so that every room has a view, so even our garden room had a view across the...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tracey J
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Sophia O, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Meliá Hotel Zanzibar for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff, as it is due to their effort and dedication that we are able to accomplish our goal - the total satisfaction of our guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home, the Meliá Hotel Zanzibar.


We are expecting you…

Sincerely,


Sophia Othman
Guest Experience Coordinator
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Great Hotel, Food is excellent, Friendly staff, Big rooms, beautiful scenery, Nice beach and reefs, Security 24 hrs everywhere. You want to stay there! I rented a car from Zanzibar car rental and got there fairly easy.

Room Tip: Garden rooms in the first floor has an additional shower outside the room. Very nice!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Sophia O, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Meliá Hotel Zanzibar for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff, as it is due to their effort and dedication that we are able to accomplish our goal - the total satisfaction of our guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home, the Meliá Hotel Zanzibar.


We are expecting you…

Sincerely,


Sophia Othman
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Kiwengwa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Great holiday, friendly staff and all our dreams came true. We recommend this hotel to all, who want to relax in paradise, eat great food with big choice. We stayed in romantic ocean pavillon...local people ste very kind and friendly,

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Lenka S
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Sophia O, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Meliá Hotel Zanzibar for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff, as it is due to their effort and dedication that we are able to accomplish our goal - the total satisfaction of our guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home, the Meliá Hotel Zanzibar.


We are expecting you…

Sincerely,


Sophia Othman
Guest Experience Coordinator
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

The architecture, the ambiance, the style, the staff, the food, the rooms and the service, everything about this hotel is FABULOUS. The property is vast, the rooms well appointed and has a lovely jetty restaurant among other nice restaurants, an amphitheater, infinity pools among other attractive facilities and is on the sea front. The beach area is on one side of the property and you might want to take a golf cart to access it but once there, you will be glad you did; a private beach, beach volleyball and other sports, private cabanas, beach bar e.t.c.
I must mention how large their rooms are and the bathrooms as well and the outside shower is a must. We were on All Inclusive and I found that very helpful because the property is in a somehow secluded remote part of Zanzibar, there isn't much going on outside the hotel premises.
We enjoyed every bit of our stay and this hotel is a true 5 star with a touch of class.

Room Tip: Terrace rooms have great ocean views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank MsafiriTraveller
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Sophia O, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Meliá Hotel Zanzibar for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff, as it is due to their effort and dedication that we are able to accomplish our goal - the total satisfaction of our guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home, the Meliá Hotel Zanzibar.


We are expecting you…

Sincerely,


Sophia Othman
Guest Experience Coordinator
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Nairobi
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2014

we had gone for a weekend party at the beach which was organised at the Beach which belongs to Melia Zanzibar Hotel and it was out of his world.. we dancing till morning at the party. The Hotel is very well designed with big Spacious rooms and the Bathrooms were like better then Maldives.. i was confused on to where to enjoy outdoor or indoor... the snorkelling in Zanzibar is one of the best I have ever done..

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Jawahar74
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Sophia O, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Meliá Hotel Zanzibar for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff, as it is due to their effort and dedication that we are able to accomplish our goal - the total satisfaction of our guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home, the Meliá Hotel Zanzibar.


We are expecting you…

Sincerely,


Sophia Othman
Guest Experience Coordinator
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed in Melia for 2 nights (Me, Wife and 1 yr Old) The Welcome was warm, the ambiance was excellent and the rooms were worth it. We had booked Garden Rooms but since the Terrace Rooms above us were empty the Management was kind enough to upgrade us. All three meals were good (I wouldn't say Awesome) however the deserts were always to die for. The management staff and supervisors were going out of their way to make our experience worthwhile, however, it was the support staff and waiters who pissed us off every now and then giving us a kind of an attitude which makes you feel they're doing us a favor by serving us, and they never smiled. All in all, the experience was good, would I go again to Melia? Of course Yes.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Mo K
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Sophia O, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Meliá Hotel Zanzibar for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff, as it is due to their effort and dedication that we are able to accomplish our goal - the total satisfaction of our guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home, the Meliá Hotel Zanzibar.


We are expecting you…

Sincerely,


Sophia Othman
Guest Experience Coordinator
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

After having climbed the Kilimanjaro during an 8-day arduous but thrilling climb, we were ready to rest and relax for a few days before heading back to reality. We flew directly from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Zanzibar with Precision Air and in less than 90' arrived in paradise. Once arrived, the Melia driver picked us up and dropped us off at the hotel, 45' later. We had arrived in paradise!

The GM, Cesar and his head of F&B, Nicolas, waited for us and gave us such a royal welcome before being escorted to our villa, which was absolutely amazing. A massive living room, bedroom (with a gorgeous posted bed), bathroom with exterior jungle shower and an incredible pool in your own private yard with the ocean in the background. We could not have dreamt about this!! It was perfect.

The service was amazing (people are so friendly, they pick you up in a golf cart and take you anywhere you like to go); the food absolutely delicious in the several restaurants, and the atmosphere whether at the Gabi Beach or at the jetty bar was truly exceptional.

We cannot wait to get back, and would highly recommend it to all couples who are looking for some indulgence after climbing one of the seven peaks!!

Thank you SO much, Cesar and Nicolas!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank dsquare2012
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Sophia O, Guest Relations Manager at Melia Zanzibar, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our Meliá Hotel Zanzibar for your vacation, as well for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience.

It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and you may rest assured that their comments have been forwarded to the various Departments of the Hotel and the staff, as it is due to their effort and dedication that we are able to accomplish our goal - the total satisfaction of our guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at your second home, the Meliá Hotel Zanzibar.


We are expecting you…

Sincerely,


Sophia Othman
Guest Experience Coordinator
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Property: Melia Zanzibar
Address: Kiwengwa, Tanzania
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Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kiwengwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 Family Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kiwengwa
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kiwengwa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kiwengwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Zanzibar 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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

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