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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Beachfront hotel in Nungwi with spa and outdoor pool

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Nungwi Village, Nungwi, 3151, Tanzania
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Super hôtel, tout était parfait de l’accueil chaleureux à l’au revoir ! Un personnel au…

    Aug 31, 2021

  • Good choice very limited and average. Many buffet dishes were repeated for past 3 days…

    Apr 1, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 40 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 5 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 13 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 21 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 38 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 10 mi / 16.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Ocean View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Garden View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Beach View
  • Superior Suite, Garden View
  • Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Garden View
  • Villa, 4 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Location

Nungwi Village, Nungwi, 3151, Tanzania
  • On the beach
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 5 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 13 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 5 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 13 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 21 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 38 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 10 mi / 16.1 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 11.1 mi / 17.9 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 19 mi / 30.5 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 22.4 mi / 36.1 km
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 23.2 mi / 37.4 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 40 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Essque Zalu Zanzibar Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

Guests under 2 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

A La Carte Fine Dining - This beachfront fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Market Kitchen - This beachfront family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Jetty Restaurant - This beach restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site

Nearby

  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2317.75 per person, per night

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • Christmas Day gala dinner fee for stays on 25 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December
  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee for stays on 1 January
  • Valentine's Day gala dinner fee for stays on 14 February

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 140000 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for TZS 147000.0 per night
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Guests under 2 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene and 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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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 sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Essque
  • Zanzibar Essque Zalu
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Nungwi
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
  • Essque Zalu
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Nungwi
  • Essque Zanzibar
  • Zalu Essque
  • Zanzibar Essque

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Essque Zalu Zanzibar 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include La Fontana (3.8 mi), Bistro del mar (3.8 mi), and La Grande Luna (3.9 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 140000 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, cycling, and motor boating. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Essque Zalu Zanzibar also has 3 bars, a sauna, and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Such a beautiful hotel! The staff for extremely kind and helpful. Anything you needed they would help you get it or figure it out. The rooms were clean and the views of the garden or the seaside were incredible. I would highly recommend staying at this resort. You won’t be disappointed! Also it’s walking distance to some great activities like the aquarium or the zoo.

    7 night trip, Mar 20, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Solo

    To start the hotel is 1.5 hrs drive away from the airport and excursions. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. And the room and views of the ocean was great.. However there is no place to sit on the beach , the food is mediocre, the drinks are expensive , small and watered down. There was one culture night with local dishes and music which was very nice . I did the Masai Ritual with spa treatment , which would have been a greater experience if it was explained to me the difference between having it in “the village ” (which I saw was on the resort, beautiful and private , when I retuned from the poolside to change at the end of my services ) and poolside. I had high expectations due to the cost. And wasn’t able to end my trip on a high note and was disappointed.

    Kim, 5 night trip, Mar 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing Views

    From check in to passing by interactions, the staff was friendly and accommodating. The amenities were very clean and enjoyable. The views spectacular. The food was decent and prices a bit high for drinks. Overall, nice upscale stay and would recommend to others.

    Amanda, 1 night trip with friends, Feb 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing and unforgettable experience!!!!! Hope to be back!

    FernandoPuertas, 2 night trip with friends, Feb 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hotel certainly lived up to the expectations. We enjoyed our stay in Essque, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed every moment spent in Zalu.

    4 night family trip, Nov 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Property was stunning. Service was excellent, Not much we didn't like but area of improvements would be (i) breakfast buffet - food selection was ok, not much variation day to day and (2) wifi did not work well in some areas on the property. But overall fantastic place that we would definitely recommend and return to.

    Elsa, 4 night romance trip, Sep 18, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    It doesnt have a beach front. Please dont describe it as 'Nestled on the Nungwi beach...'. It has a rocky seashore as front. It is also a fake property with basics missing. Highly overpriced for its value.

    4 night family trip, Jul 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing Property with Wonderful Staff

    Essque Zalu is truly a breathtaking place. The resort is stunning -- from the architecture in the front entrance to the landscaping to the picturesque villas to the saltwater pool. The resort is tucked away on the northside of the island, so expect an hour plus drive from the airport or Stone Town but once you're there you'll be so happy. We spent our days at the pool with walks on the beach and also had the hotel arrange a snorkeling excursion for us as well. The staff is amazingly friendly and greeted us every morning at the buffet breakfast, throughout the day, and at dinner as well. We also took advantage of dinner at the Moshe Spice Studio which was phenomenal and I highly recommend. I can't say enough good things about Essque and hope I get the chance to visit again one day! Asante Sana!

    Jennifer, 1 night trip with friends, Mar 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Kena hotell.

    Kena hotell,ilus vaade merele, armsad bangalod.Ujumine meres spets silla pealt või kaldalt pikalt kõndides.. Kindlasti on vajalikud merekingad. Ainuke lamamistoolidel päevituskoht oli basseini ümber, aga kuna seal olid põhiliselt turistid Venemaalt, oli seal liiga lärmakas.

    Epp, 11 night trip, Feb 3, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very nice hotel!

    Ghislaine Djapouop, 10 night family trip, Aug 23, 2020

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