• Rooms
    Carefully constructed using natural and local materials, this boutique hotel on Zanzibar also takes advantage of its idyllic position ensuring that each of the 40 suites and 3 and 4 bedrooms villas have views of either the Indian Ocean or surrounding tropical gardens.
    Garden View  Suite

    Garden View Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
    80 m2

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    Superior Garden View Suites

    Superior Garden View Suites

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
    80 m2

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    Ocean View Suite

    Ocean View Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
    80 m2

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    Seafront Suite

    Seafront Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
    80 m2

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    3 Room Garden Villa with Pool

    3 Room Garden Villa with Pool

    Max 6 guests
    2 King beds, 2 Single beds
    300 m2

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    3 Room Ocean View Villa with Pool

    3 Room Ocean View Villa with Pool

    Max 6 guests
    2 King beds, 2 Single beds
    300 m2

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    4 Room Ocean View Villa with Pool

    4 Room Ocean View Villa with Pool

    Max 8 guests
    3 King beds, 2 Single beds
    350 m2

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    3 Room Seafront Villa with Pool

    3 Room Seafront Villa with Pool

    Max 6 guests
    2 King beds, 2 Single beds
    300 m2

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    4 Room Seafront Villa with Pool

    4 Room Seafront Villa with Pool

    Max 8 guests
    3 King beds, 2 Single beds
    350 m2

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    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
  • Overview

    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel
    • world class spa

    • relaxed island vibe

    • kids club for 4-12 year olds

    Chic Treats

    Only when you book with Chic

    20% off spa treatments

    room upgrade

    early check-in/out

    Introduction

    Essque Zalu Zanzibar is, as the name suggests, a hip beachside hideaway on Zanzibar, the exotic honeymoon island just off the coast of Tanzania. Situated on the north east coast of Zanzibar this idyllic boutique hotel is everything you could wish for from a romantic holiday in the sun.

    Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the island is steeped in mystery and history from the exotic spice plantations to the tumbling streets of Swahili.


    Awards




    'Best for Romance', Condé Nast Johansens Awards - 2017

    Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel, World Luxury Hotel Awards - 2017

    World Luxury Spa Award - 2016

    Activities
    Zanzibar is known around the world as a romantic island hideaway, famous for its beautiful beaches and turquoise waters and because of its barefoot chic vibe you don't need to pack much.

    You can do nothing but laze by the pool, relax on the beach or head to the world-class spa, or you can try your hand at scuba diving, snorkeling or some of the other water sports available on the island including parasailing and jet skiing.

    There are two marine turtle sanctuaries right next to the hotel, worth a visit during your stay. If you are looking for advice on what to do and where to go, your Personal Navigator can put together an itinerary for you which might include a luxury safari in a game reserve, an amble through Stone Town (the oldest Swahili coastal trading town), a hike along the Marangu route or a tour of the famous spice plantations.

    We love the idea of setting sail in a wooden dhow and heading for Prison Island for the day where you can sunbathe or swim alongside giant turtles, a very different setting to when it was a detention centre for African slaves.

    Africology is the name of the spa which offers a holistic and organic experience for men and for women. It also offers treatments for kids whilst educating them on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, however, if you want to enjoy a pampering session in the spa you can always leave your kids (4-12-year-olds) in the Tinga Club where they will be entertained, educated and looked after.
    Dining

    You won't go hungry during your stay at Essque Zalu Zanzibar as there are 3 restaurants to choose from showcasing local as well as international cuisine. Market Kitchen serves simple delicious food available all day long including fresh seafood, salads, and meats.

    The Jetty is in a fantastic position right on the water and is a romantic and relaxed al fresco dining experience which focuses on fresh seafood. Here you can watch the local dhows sail by, relax with a cocktail or gaze into the sunset.

    Of course, you may prefer to head to Baobab Bar for an aperitif or if you fancy a drink whilst getting ready for dinner have one of the mixologists come to you with your favourite cocktail. With a little notice, you can even book in-room dining in the luxury of your suite or villa.

     

     

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • babysitting

    • bar

    • child friendly

    • diving

    • gardens

    • private beach

    • restaurant

    • spa treatment room

    • swimming pool

    • weddings

    • WiFi/Internet

  • Location
    Address

    Nungwi, Zanzibar, Zanzibar 3151, Tanzania

    How to get there?

    Taxi from Dar es Salaam city centre to airport: 20 mins to 1 hour
    Flight from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town: 20 mins
    Car from Stone Town to Essque Zalu Zanzibar: 50 mins
    Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town: 2 hours

    Nearest airport

    Zanzibar International Airport, 1 hour and 20 minutes by car. (Approximately 64.2km).

  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Direct payment from guests via credit card within 30 days prior to arrival.

    Cancellation policy

    Full amount will be charged if cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival. 

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 13:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    No pets allowed. Fee is $0

WHY BOOK WITH US?

ONLY THE MOST CHIC

Each hotel specially selected for its unique charm

CHIC TREATS

Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.

PRICE MATCH PROMISE

If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

TRANSFER SERVICE

Please ask for details about our airport transfer service

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)