Essque Zalu Zanzibar

| Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove on the island's north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean. Choose from 40 individual suites and 9 villas all with picturesque views over the tropical garden or the ocean. The suites are crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork, and housed under a traditional pitched Makuti roof. If you need extra space, try one of the nine expansive villas, each extend over two floors and offer two to four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Stretch out in the spacious living room, rustle up a snack in your own kitchen, laze on the terrace, or just chill in the privacy of your own plunge pool. Once you're comfortably installed in either a suite or villa, make the most of the in-room amenities; pick your favorite beverages and stock up your personalized mini-bar; connect back home on the high-speed wireless internet and telephone; freshen up under a solar-heated, high pressure rainfall shower; cool down with the integrated air-conditioning system; stash away your passport and valuables in the safety-box; curl up to watch a movie on the sleek flat screen satellite TV/DVD player; then lie back on the king-sized bed swathed in luxurious linens.

Guests can restore physical equilibrium in one of six exclusive spa treatment rooms, stroll along the water's edge, or inspire your artistic leanings in the gallery. Satisfy your taste buds with a choice of three unique restaurants, a scrumptious cafe, three well-stocked bars, or dial a mixologist to come shake a tailor-made cocktail.

Navigators are on hand from the moment a booking has been made and will guide you through your stay. They'll see to your every wish however big or small. So if you take a liking to a piece of artwork, they'll arrange for you to bring it home. Or if you need help with an activity plan, just call them for some in-the-know suggestions. At Essque, even the smallest things come with a big dose of personalization.
Hotel Address:
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar
  • Nungwi
  • Zanzibar, 255
  • Tanzania
Location Summary
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is located on the North East of Zanzibar, in Ras Nungwi and is 60 kilometres or 60 minutes drive from UNESCO World Heritage site, Stone Town, Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and Zanzibar International Airport.

Directions to Hotel
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.
Note Bene
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is the most awarded hotel in Zanzibar. It is the winner of best hotel in Zanzibar from World Travel awards, winner of Tripadvisor Traveler's choice award 2012, 2013, 2014, and recently 2015, and winner of seven star Global Luxury Awards 2013.
Disabled Access
Wheelchair friendly.
Fine Dining on Site
Market Kitchen restaurant & Jetty restaurant.
Child Programs
Kids Club.
Pool, Outdoor
Plunge pool in all villas.
Spa Facility
Spa treatment facilities include various treatment venues - two dual treatment rooms, four single rooms, Hydro shower room and two relaxation areas. The wet-areas offer a sauna and steam.
The resort is within walking distance of the beach.
Ecological Tourism
Near the Nungwi Village & Turtles National Aquarium.
Jogging & Running
On the beach.
Scuba Diving
Board a traditional wooden dhow and set sail for Prison Island, a former detention centre for the African slaves, nowadays just the spot for a sunbathe or snorkel with giant tortoises.
Recommended Rooms
The Ocean View Villa is situated in the middle of the resort and offers ocean views. Each have 2 king bedded rooms and 1 twin and offer 193 square meters of floor space. Each boasts a 73 square meter ground floor patio and a 36 square meter upper terrace.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
  • - Business Center
  • - Meeting Space
  • - Disabled Access
  • - Fine Dining on Site
  • - Fitness Center
  • - High Speed Internet
  • - Child Programs
  • - Pool, Outdoor
  • - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
  • - Ecological Tourism
  • - Fishing - Ocean
  • - Jet Skiing
  • - Jogging & Running
  • - Sailing
  • - Scuba Diving
  • - Shopping

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