The Zanzibari

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Private beach, sun-loungers
Private beach, sun-loungers
Private beach, sun-loungers
Outdoor pool

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The Zanzibari

4.0 star property
Nungwi beachfront hotel with spa, outdoor pool

8.8/10 Fabulous

138 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Nungwi Road, Nungwi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Private pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 65 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Zanzibari

4-star hotel
You can look forward to a round-trip airport shuttle, a poolside bar and a terrace at The Zanzibari. With amenities such as a private beach and sunloungers, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up the sun. Treat yourself to a massage, a body scrub or a manicure/pedicure at the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Dhow Restaurant & Bar, the on-site restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Express check-out, massage treatment rooms and luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property, outdoor furniture and wedding services
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at The Zanzibari include comforts, such as private pools and premium bedding, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and air conditioning.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and deep-soaking baths
  • Decks/patios, wardrobes/cupboards and electric kettles


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach sunloungers


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom


  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Deck or patio
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, body scrubs and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.


Dhow Restaurant & Bar – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Zanzibari Hotel
Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi
Zanzibari Nungwi
The Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi
The Zanzibari Zanzibar/Nungwi
The Zanzibari Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
The Zanzibari Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
The Zanzibari Hotel
The Zanzibari Nungwi
The Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi

Frequently asked questions

Does The Zanzibari offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Zanzibari does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Zanzibari?
As of 7 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Zanzibari on 28 Oct 2022 start from £152, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Zanzibari?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Zanzibari?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Zanzibari?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Zanzibari?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Zanzibari?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Zanzibari?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Zanzibari and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours and scuba-diving. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. The Zanzibari also has a private beach and private pools, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Zanzibari?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Dhow Restaurant & Bar. Nearby restaurants include Sunset (3 mi), Essence Restaurant (3.4 mi) and Bistro del mar (3.9 mi).
Does The Zanzibari have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does The Zanzibari have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private pool and a deck or patio.
What's the area around The Zanzibari like?
The Zanzibari is a short 15-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and 9 minutes' walk from Mnarani Natural Aquarium.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Junnalyn, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

CHilling from diving
Very friendly staff and awesome breakfast with lots of fruit Nice cocktails and a great place to chill
Philip, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A tropical paradise
The Zanzibari is an enchanted getaway. It has very beautiful grounds with its own cliff beach. We are a family of 5 and just came off a safari and found it so peaceful and relaxing. The service and food was top notch. It is away from the action, but you can call for a taxi and be where there is a lot of activity and tourists only 15 minutes away. It is 1 1/2 hours from Stonetown which is a bit far, but you can still get a boat that picks you up from the Zanzibari and will take you to an island for snorkeling and some time on a sand bar. There is also a sunset boat cruise 15 minutes away. The room was so good, my teenaged, 20 something kids did not want to leave to go anywhere! If you are looking for a lush, tropical getaway with high quality rooms that is not too far from the tourist area, this is the place. I highly recommend the Zanzibari
Second floor open living area
Sunset on west side (15 minutes from the Zanzibari)
Looking out of master bedroom
Sunrise from room
mel, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Tracy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, genuine, comfortable jungle experience
I have lived at some of the best hotels across the world and would say the service I experienced at this hotel was the best I've seen yet. The staff and hotel personnel were extremely accommodating and helped us with any request we had or help we needed. They were highly service minded and their kind, genuine, and happy appearance made our first trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar very special. The hotel held high standards and we highly enjoyed our stay there. It felt very safe, luxurious, genuine, authentic, personal and really gave us the real Tanzania and Zanzibar experience. My partner had his birthday during the stay and the personnel arranged an exquisite breakfast and birthday cake in the room, as well as a karaoke night and traditional Tanzanian dance. We were especially impressed by a young servant who always smiled and provided high quality service, as well as the charming manager we met during our breakfast. Both of which helped arrange my partner's birthday.
Tom, 7-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

A lovely hotel if you're not fussed about getting in the sea, which isn't really swimmable on this part of the coast. The sea views are stunning from the pool and the sun lounging area and the rooms are clean and beautifully turned out.
Lydia, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms were very nice. The yards and the water are stunningly beautiful. We will be sure to stay there again when we go back to Zanzibar and we will also tell our friends.
Klaits, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We absolutely loved our stay at the Zanzibari. We felt welcome and home from the first minute. The property is beautiful and super quiet. You can walk on the beach to Nungwi or Kendwa when the tide is low or take a taxi/motobike for just a few dollars. The staff is super friendly, always smiling and very attentive. It is a rather small hotel with only few rooms so you feel like a little family. We definitely recommend staying at The Zanzibari and Zanzibar in general. Just a beautiful island with wonderful people
Christian, 10-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice property. Beach right in front (can swim during high tide). Spotless clean room. Staff very friendly everywhere. Good breakfast. Restaurant a bit overpriced. Small fridge in the room would have been nice.
Rayan, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was nice & clean. Staff were friendly and i enjoyed the place.
Brian, 2-night trip
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