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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

Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
59 reviews
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

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Explore the area

Popular LocationMnarani Natural Aquarium5 min walk
Popular LocationNungwi Beach13 min walk
Popular LocationKendwa Beach18 min drive

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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • 3229 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 King Beds and 2 Single Beds
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Beach View

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Suite, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 915 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 3229 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 King Beds and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsVilla, 3 Bedrooms, Garden View
  • Villa, 4 Bedrooms, Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • 3767 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 8
    • 3 King Beds and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsVilla, 4 Bedrooms, Ocean View

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.
Visit our Nungwi travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 5 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 13 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 18 min drive
  • Kigomani Beach - 57 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 65 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • A La Carte Fine Dining — 1 min walk
  • Market Kitchen — 1 min walk

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 3 restaurants. All 40 individually decorated 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.

Guests can surf the web using 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 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.

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 industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
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
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–11 AM
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 3 bars/lounges, 1 beach bar and 1 poolside bar
  • Manager's reception (select days)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand

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
  • Swahili

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre

Outdoors

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

Spa

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

Accessibility

  • 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
  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 1:00 PM and 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 check-out

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
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details

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:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2320 per person, per night

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 258000 per vehicle
  • 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
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

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 Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Essque Zalu Zanzibar and receive a full refund?
Yes, Essque Zalu Zanzibar offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Essque Zalu Zanzibar cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Essque Zalu Zanzibar have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Essque Zalu Zanzibar pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at Essque Zalu Zanzibar?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Essque Zalu Zanzibar provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of TZS 258000 per vehicle applies.
Where is Essque Zalu Zanzibar located?
Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mnarani Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Beach. Kendwa Beach is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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Amazing and unforgettable experience!!!!! Hope to be back!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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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.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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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.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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The hotel was lovely overall and we had a nice time. The pool area is beautiful and gardens beats and tidy. The rooms were spacious and well equipped. Our only criticism would be the lack of variety of food across the two restaurants. When you only have the option of eating there every night, limited number of main meals is not enough. But the buffet night by the pool was a pleasant surprise and very welcomed with lots of variety.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019
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