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Room type

Suite, Garden View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Superior Suite, Garden View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Suite, Ocean View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Suite, Sea Facing

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Get an overview of this hotel5-star beach hotel with a full-service spa


Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mnarani Natural Aquarium, Nungwi Beach, and Kendwa Beach. Mapenzi Beach and Mnemba Island are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Hotel Features

Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Essque Zalu Zanzibar's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 40 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and sofa beds. LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Essque Zalu Zanzibar features an outdoor pool and a sauna. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 3 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. Guests are offered a complimentary breakfast each morning and a complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business center and a meeting room. Event facilities include a conference center and conference space. This luxury hotel also offers a children's pool, a fitness center, and a steam room. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Essque Zalu Zanzibar is a smoke-free property.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Beach bar 
  • Beach towels 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Business center 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free reception 
  • Computer station 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 40 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Separate living room  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Bidet 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • DVD player 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Minibar 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Separate living room 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Shower only 
  • Slippers 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Turndown service 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 11 AM. A complimentary manager's reception is offered on select days.

A La Carte Fine Dining - This beachfront fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Market Kitchen - This beachfront family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Jetty Restaurant - This beach restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness center.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, or fitness facility without adult supervision.

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

  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Fishing on site 

Spa Services

Essque Zalu Zanzibar Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 2 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Minimum age to access spa is 2 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Number of treatment rooms 6 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No pets or service animals allowed


A city tax of US$ 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
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