In Zanzibar you will find a different landscape around every corner: the idyllic beaches and ocean, become a playground for diving, snorkelling and kitesurfing, while the narrow alleys of historic Stone Town meander between ancient buildings decorated with balconies and gigantic carved doors. Whether you are looking for an ideally-located hotel to explore the island, or as part of your adventurous holiday, The Zanzibari has you covered. This boutique hotel’s excellent location on the North-Eastern tip of the island and its peaceful surroundings make it the perfect destination for those after somewhere a bit smaller, offering a relaxed atmosphere and simple but efficient rooms.
What room to get?
The Zanzibari’s simple rooms are part of their signature. Offering quiet, relaxing and luxurious accommodation, they ensure the privacy and exclusivity you are looking for. There are 11 rooms, so the hotel never feels crowded, and all of them have balconies overlooking the manicured tropical gardens and the Ocean. Each room has air conditioning as standard and lockable safe boxes. The Bougainvillea House consists of just 8 stylishly decorated, en-suite double and twin rooms. For Families, The Bustani Suite is the perfect choice: tastefully decorated, this spacious villa offers a large open plan lounge area as well as a twin-bed separate bedroom, great for the kids. If you are looking for privacy, space and comfort, you will probably want to try the luxury Frangipani Villas: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a lounge arranged over 2 floors. Each of these has a private pool, its own patio and outdoor furniture – the views of the ocean and beach are fabulous.
Where to eat?
Dhow Bar & Restaurant in Zanzibar is not just a dining experience, but also a very unique one. All the furniture in the restaurant is made from Dhow Wood. The experienced chef makes full use of the wide variety of spices that are available on the island to produce delicious dishes – do not miss the tender beef fillet steak! In addition to the dining area, there are three open-plan lounges which are the perfect place to relax before dinner or to indulge in a couple of cocktails. For breakfast, you will find a great selection of the freshest products, such as fruits and homemade bread and of course, any classic breakfast dish. For lunch, we highly recommend the tasty pasta and rice dishes, or the homemade pizzas. The five-course dinner menu at The Zanzibari is different every day. The meals and most of the recipes are a fusion of European and traditional Zanzibari dishes.
What else should we check out?
Here at Zanzibari, find not one but 4 different pools: The 3 Rockpools are overlooking the Indian Ocean; listen to the waves crashing against the beach and watch Dhows sailing by. The infinity pool is the perfect place to relax, cool off and enjoy drinks from the poolside bar. Whether you are looking for some aromatherapy or a manicure, do not miss the chance of getting to see the cool surroundings of the spa room which overlooks the Indian Ocean. Water activities such as snorkel and scuba diving are offered in the hotel as well.
Address: No. 1 Nungwi Road, on Hotel Street Zanzibar, Nungwi, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 772 222 919
Price: A night stay at The Zanzibari Hotel starts at £120