Ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Luis from Buenos Aires, Argentina

New hotel in a beautiful location

Posted Feb 26, 2014
Pros: It is newly built (two years I think), management opperates a tight ship.
Cons: Wifi need improvement, but is not a Melia problem I guess. Other than that, small details, like one day they forgot to leave one of the towels.
Location: Did not leave the hotel, the pool and the beach were great.
We were there for five days after a safari. We had a wonderful time. Kudos to the management of the Melia for being able to bring this level of experience in a very unsophisticated evironment. Rooms are roomy and beautiful, staff is very friendly, training is excellent. Food is very good, in my opinion it pays to do the all inclusive, even if you (like me) do not drink. We did not leave the hotel in the four days (five nights) we were there.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Great place to relax

Posted Nov 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
I would definitely recommend taking the "all inclusive" option which they offer upon check in, otherwise the meals can be quite expensive. At times we found it very hard to communicate with the support staff (waiters, cleaners, etc) as their knowledge of English was very limited and our orders were almost always confused. For example, bringing coffee without cream and sugar, and by the time they return with the missing items the coffee is cold. No matter how clearly, and simply we tried to speak, the instructions were always misunderstood. The administrative staff however, were all excellent and made time to have conversations with you daily, and always remembered our names which was an excellent personal touch. There were frequent power outages, which sometimes caused the fuses in our suite to trip and we would suddenly have no air conditioning. We had to call maintenance to our room several times. The location of this hotel was not convenient if you are one who likes to venture out and walk about town. A cab ride to and from town will cost you $100US flat rate and there is no other transportation, so we felt a little confined at times. However, if you are looking for a nice relaxing beach hotel designed for lounging poolside, then this is the perfect spot. Do some more research if you are looking for a beautiful beach. Although Gabi Beach (a 15 min walk) is nice, there are much nicer beaches in Zanzibar.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Aug 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing hotel with great beach view

Posted Jul 20, 2013
Pros: The beach and suites
Cons: knowledge of the staff
Location: not much to do around the resort maybe they need to invest in more activities within the resort
I had a wonderful time at Melia and would recommend this spot to all my friends; in fact i already have.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by queenie from scotland

away from it all

Posted May 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Wonderful stay for four days. Hotel staff could not be more attentive. It was still rainy season so hotel was, happily, not full. Happy to return any time.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by DhC from New York

Nice hotel in romantic setting

Posted May 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
The quality of service, rooms and food was top notch. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that wants to take a romantic getaway. However if you're expecting to experience a bit more of the culture of Zanzibar I would not stay here. We were disappointed that they didn't have more local cuisine and cultural offerings at the hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Mar 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

honeymoons

Posted Mar 1, 2013
Nice hotel, really good food. Room are nice and big, but not really clean. The service at the different restaurant was bad. Nice people but maybe a lack of experience. No neach in front of the hotel, but great private beach really really close. Thanks
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Eric

Fabulous Holiday

Posted Jan 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
If you're looking for an amazing resort away from the hustle and bustle of Stonetown, this is your place! The food service was excellent and all of the employees were great and helpful. While it is a little far from the beach, the carts will come and pick you up. Overall, I highly recommend this resort. If you get a room on the bottom level, you get an outdoor shower which was my favorite part of the room!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Wonderful Place to Stay in Zanzibar

Posted Jan 3, 2013
Pros: The comfort of the room and the view outside.
Cons: Didn't enjoy the food much.
Location: Spectacular view. I loved it.
I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel. It is a wonderful place to stay. However it would be great if there were more ctivitie to make the stay more lively e.g Snorkeling and water sports.