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
Upmarket beachfront hotel with spa, near Nungwi Beach

8.8/10 Fabulous

136 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is £156
Price available on 26/8/2022
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
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

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

About this property

The Zanzibari

The Zanzibari offers a private beach where you can relax on a sunlounger, plus you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Nungwi Beach. The outdoor pool is perfect for guests looking for a bit of fun, while those in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body scrubs and aromatherapy. Dhow Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This upmarket hotel also features a poolside bar, a hot tub and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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


The Zanzibari Spa 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

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Overall score and ratings






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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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8/10 Very good

Mohamed, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

From check in to check out this place was wonderful ! Each staff member came up to introduce themselves to us as we roamed this beautiful property and really made sure we felt at home! We had the family style villa which was just the best and every day the cleaning staff came to not only clean everything for us but even had a turn down service at night where they sprayed for any bugs and put down our bug nets etc . We had great WiFi and saw others on property working during the day sometimes or laying out by the beautiful beach with the endless amounts of beach chairs , swings etc . We ended up liking the property so much that we opted even to stay there to relax more then to explore as that was end of our big trip and it felt great to just relax . The food was great as well as the drinks and they had a great system of just writing your food and drinks down and starting a hotel tab per say and letting you pay at end which if your someone that has a international charge on your card paying once was super helpful or just dealing with cash one time . A heads up you are pretty far from airport so a driver or shuttle is a must but don’t stress the hotel has one for you if you havnt made arrangements and charge same as anyone else so even that is taken care of if needed . All said and done I highly recommend staying here specially if your looking to relax towards end of your trip :)
charlotte, 3-night trip with friends
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