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. Guests will appreciate conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers, while LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment.

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Nungwi Village Nungwi 3151

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 can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception on select days. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 5-star property offers access to a business center and a meeting room. This luxury hotel also offers a children's pool, a fitness center, and spa services. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Essque Zalu Zanzibar is a smoke-free property.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

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 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.

  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing 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.

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


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for TZS 147000 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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

24-hour check-in


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 252000
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 440000
  • Shuttle transfer per adult: TZS 264000 (one way)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
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.
  • Airport shuttle fee: TZS 258000 per vehicle
  • Rollaway bed fee: TZS 147000 per night
  • 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.

Hotel Name

  • Essque
  • Essque Zalu
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Hotel Nungwi
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Nungwi
  • Essque Zanzibar
  • Zalu Essque
  • Zanzibar Essque
  • Zanzibar Essque Zalu
  • Essque Zalu Zanzibar Island/Nungwi

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.

Standard Benefits

Book a stay in any room and rate category and receive a la carte breakfast and complimentary early check-in and late check-out.

Full details at check-in. Early check-in and late check-out subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.

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