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The Zanzibari

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Frangipani Suite | Beach/ocean view
Frangipani Suite | Private pool
Bustani Suite | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually furnished, free WiFi
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

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The Zanzibari

4.0 star property
Upmarket beachfront hotel with spa, near Nungwi Beach
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

150 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
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
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

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


  • M&J Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Promenade Main Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Nungwi Inn - 5 min drive
  • Fisherman's Grill - 4 min drive
  • Istanbul Restaurant & Bar - 5 min drive

About this property

The Zanzibari

The Zanzibari offers a private beach where you can relax on a sunlounger, plus you'll only be a five-minute drive from 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 available
  • 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 (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • 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

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 1 April and 25 May.

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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Zanzibari currently open?
The property is closed between 1 April and 25 May.
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.
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 an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Zanzibari?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Dhow Restaurant & Bar.
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 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.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great location on the coast, extremely friendly and helpful staff and good sized rooms. Strangely, not many taxi drivers knew how to get there from Stonetown, best to contact the hotel directly to arrange a transfer to get there. The local zoo is also well worth a visit. A great place for couples and families, a little quiet for solo travellers but I still had a good visit.
Ian, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A very nice boutique resort. Fantastic staff, great amenities, and excellent food. Rooms were very clean and everyone super friendly and helpful.
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10/10 Exceptional

A place to totally relax. Amazing presentation of food, calm, quiet and very relaxing. A place to really reconnect with yourself. Beach is beautiful but rocky amd be careful of the sea urchins!
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Very good stay. Restaurant service was a bit slow and grumpy but the receptionists were very helpful in sorting out problems
Miss, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful paradise at the Indian Ocean
I was visiting with my mother, brother his wife and their 1.5 year old son. We lived in the Frangipani suite which was our own villa with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an outside living room at the 2:nd floor of the villa. At the 1st floor you had your own garden with a private pool. Both the 1st and 2nd floor had an amazing view over the Indian Ocean. You could hear the waves from the ocean when you were falling asleep and waking up. The hotel area was dreamish, luxurious, very green, a nice pool with a bar, also with amazing views over the Indian Ocean, the garden is so big that it almost feels like you have the hotel for yourself. Easy access for a swim in the Indian Ocean from the hotel with stairs down to the beach. You could also run on the beach during low tide. The seafood salad and tuna salad was very pleasant for dinner and our favorites on the menu. But they had many other nice options too. The staff was very friendly and relaxed, they made you feel at home at the hotel, they felt more like friends than staff. Thank you kindly for such a nice stay. Asante Sana, I hope we will meet you soon again. Thanks, Simon Tikkanen Anne-Mi Tikkanen Peik Skrifvars Anna Skrifvars Elton, the 1.5 year old (the bossman)
Simon, 7-night family trip
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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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