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Private beach, sun-loungers
Private beach, sun-loungers
Private beach, sun-loungers
Outdoor pool

Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
92 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationMnarani Natural Aquarium9 min walk
Popular LocationNungwi Beach17 min walk
Popular LocationKendwa Beach17 min drive

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  • Family Suite (2)

    Room amenities

    • 646 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 King Beds and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsFamily Suite (2)
  • Suite (Double 4)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 850 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSuite (Double 4)
  • Double or Twin Room, Garden View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 312 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room, Garden View
  • Double or Twin Room, Sea View

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room, Sea View

About this area


Located in Nungwi, The Zanzibari is on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium and Mnarani Natural Aquarium are also worth visiting. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing adventures can be found near the property.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 9 min walk
  • Nungwi Beach - 17 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 17 min drive
  • Mnemba Island - 37 min drive
  • Kigomani Beach - 50 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Dhow Restaurant & Bar — 1 min walk
  • Gerrys Bar - 5 min drive
  • Kajibange - 5 min drive
  • Chef's Baking shop - 6 min drive
  • Murina Cafè - 6 min drive

About this property

The Zanzibari

On a private beach with a spa tub, near Nungwi Beach
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a spa tub and massage/treatment rooms. All 10 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and balconies. Other amenities available to guests include room service (during limited hours), premium bedding and rainfall showerheads.
The Zanzibari offers 10 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

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

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.

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

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili


  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • 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


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Safe

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Check-in between 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
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


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available for USD 20 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information


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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

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: USD 50 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 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 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

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
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Zanzibari and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Zanzibari offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Zanzibari cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Zanzibari?
As of 22 Oct 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Zanzibari on 24 Oct 2020 start from £119, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does The Zanzibari have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is The Zanzibari pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Zanzibari?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Zanzibari?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Zanzibari?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does The Zanzibari provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 50 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is The Zanzibari located?
Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mnarani Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Beach. Kendwa Beach is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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The views are amazing, the facilities are clean and spacious. The viewing spots for the ocean are numerous and comfortable. The pool is big and clean. I was there in September, was maybe 1 other guest in the property, I had the entire resort to myself.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hidden gem
My fiancee and I got engaged in this hidden gem. Spotless little resort with quiet and clean rooms, good quality food and plenty of romantic and private corners. The staff organized a maasai ritual for our engagement which made it extra special. The private access to the sea with no one coming from the outsize was also a pleasant factor. The beach is made of shallow water which requires some walking to get to deep waters. Be aware of the sea urchins, but they do warn you and make sure you wear beach shoes! The staff was very friendly and professional. The maasai security guards are super friendly and polite too. Overall an outstanding place.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Relaxing and friendly stay in Nungwi
We stayed here for 4 nights and had a great experience, staying in a beach front villa. The villa had an amazing front garden with pool and sun loungers- almost on the beach, providing great views. The staff were excellent, all very welcoming and friendly and ensured a smooth and comfortable stay. As there are not many rooms and good amount of space, it has a very peaceful vibe- there is not much passing foot traffic along the beach either as it is a little further out from Nungwi than most of the beach front hotels. This does mean you are quite far away from the action- either a long beach walk or 5 minute taxi (we paid around $5 for taxi from centre of Nungwi back to hotel) There are limited dining options outside the hotel - other than neighbouring hotels, but the food at the hotel restaurant was enjoyable and the dinner menu changed daily with several options.Would definitely stay here again!
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were very warm and friendly, helpful and informative, a special mention to Abdullah. The facilities felt authentic and gave a rich feel of the culture and traditions. Unfortunately we went during the season when the beach at the hotel was naturally without much sand, however the pool was great and there are other beaches nearby. The food was awesome. Excellent overall experience!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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I think it needs some renewals done, getting a bit old, though very nice
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

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