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4.5 / 5Wonderful
12 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Jambiani Beach
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Zanzibar Kite Paradise
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kite Centre Zanzibar
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)
    62 min drive

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Book online or call:

020 3564 4853
  • Classic Double Room, Sea View, Beachside

    Room Amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Classic Double Room, Beachside

    Room Amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Panoramic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ocean View, Beachside

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Family Bungalow, Ocean View, Beachside

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Deluxe Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View, Beachside

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Classic Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Beachside

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area


Located in Jambiani, MELIK'S is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Jambiani Beach and Paje Beach.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Jambiani Beach - 1 min walk
  • Zanzibar Kite Paradise - 16 min walk
  • Kite Centre Zanzibar - 7 min drive
  • Paje Beach - 8 min drive
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 74 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast and lunch daily.

About this property


3-star guesthouse on the beach, near Jambiani Beach
Guests at this beach guesthouse will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 4 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, 24-hour room service and ceiling fans. Safes and showers are also available to guests.
MELIK'S offers 4 forms of accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–11 AM
1 restaurant
24-hour room service

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Beach loungers
Beach umbrellas
Beachfront location
Picnic area


Massage - on the beach


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom


Beach towels

Room amenities


Ceiling fan







Check-in between 1 PM - noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets stay for free
  • 1 per room

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 35 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

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.

Property is also known as

  • Melik's House jambiani
  • Melik's House
  • Melik's jambiani
  • MELIK'S Jambiani
  • MELIK'S Guesthouse
  • MELIK'S Guesthouse Jambiani


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This hotel is a great little haven of serenity set right on the beach front with friendly hospitality. The staff are really helpful and will do as little or as much for you as you want. The breakfast is fresh, healthy and sufficient. There are plenty of little restaurants in in the village or along the beach front but the hotel will cook for you if you wish and the food is great.

Stayed 14 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Lovely friendly beachside hotel/hostel

My fiancé and I wanted to hit the beach and relax, Melik's was just the ticket, very relaxed environment and some nice areas to sit and read or just watch the world go by. The only things we would have changed would be the temperature of the drinks, we wanted ice cold beer and water. There is intermittent issues with the electricity meaning the fan sometimes goes off in the night which makes for a very hot sleep. Mike and Alex were excellent hosts and the chef was brilliant, we asked for some specific dishes a couple of times and he came up trumps! Just delicious food.

Pros: Very relaxed, quiet location and lovely staff

Cons: The temperature of the drinks, we love ice cold drinks and they were just not cold enough.

Location: We didn't really explore, we wanted to lie on the beach and take a few walks - perfect for that.

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2018

4/5 Good

Nice couple's retreat.

This is very nice secluded area. Everything is within walking distance and fairly inexpensive. We went during the off season, so be mindful of exaggerated prices on anything. The facilities were very good. There is no A/C but had fans in all the retreats. They made your food to order and have a very nice cook or cooks. There is really no need for shoes unless you walk the interior part of the village. Everything was in walking distance along the beach. Everyone has different taste, but for me, a really wonderful experience. I highly recommend it for couples that want to keep the flames going in their relationships or marriages. Oh, there is no ATM. Make sure you take your payment with you unless you pay online before you get there.

Pros: clean, quite, and respectful

Cons: Nothing

Location: All in walking distance

Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Clean, Relaxing Oasis!

We had a wonderful time at Meliks! We stayed for two nights, and Chris went above and beyond to make sure we had everything that we needed. On our arrival, we were greeted warmly by the staff, and they helped us take the bags upstairs to the room. The room was great- not huge, but it worked for the two of us. The wind blew in the windows which had shutters and in conjunction with the fan, we stayed cool on some hot days! The bathroom was clean and had hot water- only downside is that the door to the bathroom is just a curtain. Outside our room, we had a balcony that looked out over the ocean- it was beautiful! Meliks offers a fantastic breakfast- no complaints there. Access to the kitchen and the ability to store our food and drinks in the fridge was great. We ate down at Chez Hassan each night, which was a two minute walk, and the food was spectacular. Definitely recommend the octopus here above any other place on the island! You can wander the beach, or just relax- it is quiet and if you wade out during low tide past the boats, you can swim in clean, cool water. We arranged excursions through a fellow named Pando on the beach, and he took special care to cover all details and gave us a great rate. We loved our stay at Meliks and would definitely stay again!

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Kleine, familiäre Anlage. Direkt am Strand. Perfekt um Ausflüge zu machen.

Stayed 22 nights in Dec 2019

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