Melia Zanzibar

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On the beach, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
On the beach, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
On the beach, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas

Overview of Melia Zanzibar

Melia Zanzibar

5.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Top rated for cleanliness (4.5/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKiwengwa Pongwe Forest5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMapenzi Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationKiwengwa Beach11 min walk
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)50 min drive

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About this area


Located in Kiwengwa, Melia Zanzibar is in a rural area and on the beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest and Mapenzi Beach. Discover the area's water adventures with water skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 5 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 10 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 11 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 8 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 50 min drive


  • Jetty Lounge - 10 min walk
  • Amour Beach Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • One Ocean - 5 min drive
  • Local - 6 min drive
  • Madiba - 6 min drive

About this property

Melia Zanzibar

5-star luxury hotel by the ocean
At Melia Zanzibar, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a terrace. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, beachfront dining, and beach cabanas. Treat yourself to a massage, a manicure/pedicure, or a body treatment at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 5 onsite restaurants, which feature garden views and al fresco dining. Aerobics classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkeling. In addition to shopping on site and a coffee shop/cafe, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 2 outdoor pools with pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • An outdoor tennis court, luggage storage, and wedding services
  • A gift shop, a front desk safe, and a porter/bellhop
  • Guest reviews say good things about the bar, pool, and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Melia Zanzibar include perks such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs
  • 32-inch HDTVs with satellite channels
  • Childcare services, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Melia Zanzibar are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.


Arabic, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 5 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Spice Market Restaurant
  • Aqua Restaurant
  • Gabi Beach Club
  • Jetty bar and Restaurant
  • Pool Bar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bike parking
  • Canoeing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Steam room
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free children's club
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.
This property does not permit name changes on reservations. The name on the booking must match the name of the guest who is checking in and staying at the property; photo ID is required.
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.
This property does not permit name changes on reservations. The name on the booking must match the name of the guest who is checking in and staying at the property; photo ID is required.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

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.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 78 per person (one-way)

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
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children; please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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 December 24
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 31
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

Property is also known as

Melia Hotel Zanzibar
Melia Zanzibar
Zanzibar Melia
Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Hotel
Melia Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Hotel
Melia Zanzibar Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa

Frequently asked questions

Does Melia Zanzibar have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at Melia Zanzibar?

As of Sep 24, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Melia Zanzibar on Sep 30, 2022 start from $325.37, excluding 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.

Is Melia Zanzibar pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Melia Zanzibar?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Melia Zanzibar?

Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Melia Zanzibar?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Melia Zanzibar provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 78 per person applies.

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Melia Zanzibar?

Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 111 out of 187 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 53 out of 187 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 187 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 187 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 187 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a wonderful time. Property has gorgeous views of the ocean and beautiful gardens. Staff always read to help with a smile on their face. Highly recommended.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

The property refused to refund my money after catching CoVID and not being able to travel . They said they will re schedule however I am not coming back to the country anytime soon. Why take someone’s hard earned money because of situations they cannot handle . They are fraud .
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place must visit again and again
It was great. we were a group of 17 people across 3 continents for 5 nights -Melia provided the perfect location and ambiance for a mini family reunion and landmark birthday celebration. The staff were super helpful, nice and pro-active. the management demonstrated leadership by example and were aware of a simple fact. guests go to resorts to unwind, to leave their worries at the door. Stefa, Daniel, Javier
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I absolutely loved this property. The staff is amazing, the room was well kept and the property was designed with the guest in mind. This property is extremely large however shuttles are readily available or you can choose to walk. Several restaurants to choose from, different themes each night. Local garden, honey making, live entertainment, beach activities, kids friendly with adult only areas. I chose one of the all inclusive option it was totally worth it. Truly a 5 star experience! The location is far so arrange transportation ahead of time. You can have the doctor come to the property to get your Covid test done super convenient. I will be back.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Petro, Torrance
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overall very good experience, but a few glitches
Overall this was a great property and would give it a general thumbs up. The location was superb with fantastic views of the sea. The only part that was annoying was a continued sense of disorganized staff. For example, we needed to confirm airport transportation multiple times because one desk forgot to tell another desk, seemed to always need to remind them of food and drink orders, etc.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Verified traveler
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything is very slow and u need to ask more than twice for them to do or get you something
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

1/5 Terrible

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
An Amazing Resort with Terrible manager ! We chose the romantic sea view bungalow for our short break on Zanzibar which cost us 3100$ . upon check at 12 pm the lady said the room is mot available , when i push back asking for timing when do we expect the room she was like ok your room is ready ! Also no one informed us that the booking was done for 1 PAX instead of two and then when we had an issue with our room they were like we cant do anything for you we have already did you a favor to let u two check in !! We asked her to book a massage for us and she was like i prefer u speak to them yourself , we spoke to them and did the booking and no one informed us with any cancellation then again when we have an issue with the room they were like we doing u favors and waiving the cancellation fees ! The room was filled with worms , bed bugs and weird reptile that looks like crab , i went to the team asking to pay for an upgrade to a bigger newer room hoping that it would be better , the team couldnt help much and called the manager who advised that i need to pay 260$ per night to upgrade although this category of rooms was only 100$ more than mine online , i asked Javier the manager to match this where i was surprised with his arrogant and rude attitude that this is it you either take it or leave it and that they haven' taken any money from and i need to contact expedia ! I stayed with expedia for more than hour on chat where they were trying to contact the hotel with no respon
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2021

2/5 Poor

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service
Overpriced. Everything is overpriced. Even transportation they get you for 75$ each way
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021