My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights during our honeymoon.
The initial start was somewhat disappointing. We had some issue with the bathroom in our first room. We went to the reception to complain about the room. The guy at the reception refused to call the manager in duty. However, when we returned and the manager heard about the issue, we got immediately upgraded from a Terrace Room to a spacious sea-front Suite.
Room was fantastic: clean and spacious. Outside shower was also a nice experience. We got a bottle of sparkling wine, some biscuits and some fruit.
Pool area was nice: infinity pool, sea view, etc. Gabi Beach should definitively be visited when staying at the Melia Zanzibar. White sand, amazing cocktails and delicious food.
Furthermore, the buffet in the Spices Restaurant was good: a lot of variety and one evening there was even grilled lobster and crab. Jetty lounge serves delicious Asian food in the evening (upon reservation). Very romantic to have dinner there. We also booked a 'romantic dinner' on the rooftop of the Aqua Restaurant. Had an amazing 7-course dinner, with sparkling wine, white wine, tuna, lobster, crab, etc. for only 65 USD per pax.
Personnel was extremely friendly. Management is clearly involved and committed, which is quite exceptional.
- 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