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Overlooking the Indian Ocean and located next to a lush forest, Essque Zalu Zanzibar in Nungwi features a large outdoor pool and a spa. It offers direct access to the beach. Combining contemporary and Swahili design, the spacious suites are housed under a traditional Makuti roof. They either have views of the ocean or the garden from a balcony or a terrace.All suites are equipped with air conditioning, a mini-bar and feature a spacious bedroom, a living area and a bathroom with bidet and shower. Essque Zalu Zanzibar has 3 restaurants and 3 bars. Surrounded by the ocean, The Jetty offers modern Arabic cuisine. Fine dining can be enjoyed at A La Carte and The Market Kitchen serves culinary cuisine. Snacks, cocktails and refreshments are available at the stylish 1506 Bar and Terrace, The Jetty and The Baobab Bar. Guests can choose from a variety of massages and beauty treatments at Zalu, which also offers a sauna and a hydro shower room. Other facilities at Essque Zalu Zanzibar include a fitness center, an art gallery, a kids club, meeting facilities and a ticket service. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including windsurfing, diving and snorkeling. The resort is 39 mi from Zanzibar International Airport and 36 mi from Stone Town. Airport transfers can be arranged for a surcharge.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Activities:

Fitness center

Fishing

Game room


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
and
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Bedroom 3:
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Bedroom 3:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Bedroom 3:
1 king bed
Bedroom 4:
2 twin beds
1 sofa bed
and
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
and
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
and
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
and
1 sofa bed
1 sofa bed
and
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
and
1 sofa bed
1 sofa bed
and
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
and
1 sofa bed
1 sofa bed
and
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
and
1 sofa bed
1 sofa bed
and
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
and
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3:
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3

This property told us they’re making large investments and efforts toward sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.0
Facilities
8.5
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
8.9
Value for money
7.8
Location
8.0
Free WiFi
7.3
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Ramond
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    everything was good, ocean front suite is really cool
  • Ankita
    IndiaIndia
    We liked that the property is close to Nungwi but away from the madness. The jetty bar really stands out... perfect spot for a sundowner. The staff were amazing! There was a good variety with the buffets and food was generally good. Rooms are...
  • Bryan
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Location was excellent, staff and facilities were perfect. Staff went out of their way to help and make our stay extra special.

Area info

Restaurants
2 Restaurants On Site

  • Market Kitchen
    • Cuisine
      African • American • Chinese • British • Italian • Local • International
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • The Jetty
    • Cuisine
      Middle Eastern • Pizza • Seafood • Local • Grill/BBQ
    • Open for
      Brunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic

Resort Facilities at Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • View
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Aerobics
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Water park
  • Evening entertainment
  • Kids' club
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Darts
  • Windsurfing
    Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Soundproof
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
Spa
  • Kids' pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Massage chair
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Waterslide
  • Open-air bath
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Swahili

House rules

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Check-in

From 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Check-out

From 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
$50 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
$50 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
$70 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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FAQs about Essque Zalu Zanzibar

  • Room options at Essque Zalu Zanzibar include:

    • Suite
    • Villa
    • Family
    • Triple

  • Check-in at Essque Zalu Zanzibar is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The prices at Essque Zalu Zanzibar may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Essque Zalu Zanzibar on this page.

  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar has 2 restaurants:

    • The Jetty
    • Market Kitchen

  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar is 2,800 feet from the center of Nungwi. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Essque Zalu Zanzibar. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Ping-pong
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Windsurfing
    • Kids' club
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beachfront
    • Water park
    • Bicycle rental
    • Walking tours
    • Open-air bath
    • Locker rooms
    • Horseback riding
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Beach
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Beauty services
    • Live music/Performance
    • Swimming pool
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Facial treatments
    • Themed dinners
    • Waxing services
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Manicure
    • Cooking class
    • Pedicure
    • Aerobics
    • Body treatments
    • Bike tours
    • Body scrub
    • Happy hour
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Private beach area
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Foot bath
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Massage chair
    • Entertainment staff
    • Fitness
    • Yoga classes

  • Yes, Essque Zalu Zanzibar is popular with guests booking family stays.