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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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On the beach, white sand, beach towels, beach bar
On the beach, white sand, beach towels, beach bar
On the beach, white sand, beach towels, beach bar
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Nungwi Village, Nungwi, 3151

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMnarani Natural Aquarium5 min walk
  • Popular LocationNungwi Beach13 min walk
  • Popular LocationNungwi Natural Aquarium4 min drive

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About this area

Nungwi

Located in Nungwi, Essque Zalu Zanzibar is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Mnarani Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Natural Aquarium. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 5 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 13 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 4 min drive
  • Kendwa Beach - 7 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 35 min drive

Restaurants

  • A La Carte Fine Dining — 1 min walk
  • Market Kitchen — 1 min walk
  • Gerrys Bar - 18 min walk
  • Kajibange - 20 min walk
  • Kivulini Restaurant - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 65 min drive

About this property

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

5-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Essque Zalu Zanzibar's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. All 40 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Guests will appreciate conveniences such as sitting areas and coffee makers, while LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar offers 40 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

This Nungwi hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Essque Zalu Zanzibar Spa has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. 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.

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
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–11 AM
  • 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 3 bars/lounges, 1 beach bar and 1 poolside bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Free bike hire
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • DVD player
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Swahili

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 1:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express checkout

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for TZS 147000.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 188800
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: TZS 94400 (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 283200
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: TZS 141600 (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2317.75 per person, per night

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Day gala dinner fee
  • Valentine's Day gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

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: TZS 140000 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Rollaway bed fee: TZS 147000.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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 may be 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 25 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 1 January
A fee for a mandatory Valentine's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 14 February
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 2 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 44 out of 71 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 71 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 71 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 71 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 71 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
The staff are very accommodating and we had a great time staying at the resort! Food was excellent too and the location was perfect! Overall we had a great time and will come back again thanks!
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good choice very limited and average. Many buffet dishes were repeated for past 3 days during our stay
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2021