Zanzest Beach Bungalows
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8.5
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Excellent service
8.9
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center55 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportAbeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
Distance to airport42.1 km
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Superior Sea View Bungalow
Superior Sea View Bungalow
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Sea View Triple Bungalow
Sea View Triple Bungalow
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Garden View Wooden Banda
Garden View Wooden Banda
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room Sea View
Triple Room Sea View
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Sea View Bungalow
Deluxe Sea View Bungalow
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Bungalow
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 super king bed
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8.5
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10
Excellent
From 21 reviews
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities7.6
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service8.9
Value for money8.5
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8.4
Excellent
Rafael from Brazil
Family with teens
Superior Sea View Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in October, 2018
Relaxing and beautil”
The owner showed great attention prior our arrival. The place is well cared and clean...gardens and beach view astonishing.
Reviewed October 29, 2018
7.7
Very good
Beth from United Kingdom
Couple
Garden View Wooden Banda
Stayed 4 nights in February, 2015
Lovely, relaxing, quiet haven for a bargain price.”
food, location, atmosphere
We went to Zanzest as a couple with our parents and it was perfect for this occasion. Extremely quiet at the end of the beach. Lovely sunbeds to relax on overlooking the beach and a gorgeous dining/lounging area. The owners were very welcoming but not overpowering. The food and drink system where you pay at the end made everything very relaxed. The rooms got a little hot at night time but this was probably due to the season and perhaps we should have asked for an extra fan. Food was lovely, vegetarian friendly! Overall I would highly recommend this place, especially because of value for money.
Reviewed February 25, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Hari from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in October, 2014
A perfect place for a relaxing stay”
Beach/Ocean view, staff, food
We stayed six nights at Zanzest and had a truly wonderful time and I cannot recommend it enough. Davide and Annalisa as well as the rest of the team were so attentive and hospitable. Davide and Annalisa were also able to change a room for us (although the sea view upper bungalow ("Lion" room) did have an amazing view, we found it a little small so we were kindly moved to a larger room). The food was lovingly prepared and we enjoyed every meal. Although we spent more time at the beach the garden is also beautiful with fruit trees and flowers all around. While Jambiani does have quite a tide, swimming at high tide is possible just by the hotel and even at low tide it's a short walk to find the clear blue sea further out. The excursion to the Rock Restaurant is also recommended, particularly at high tide, when you need a boat to visit it!
Reviewed November 02, 2014
8.3
Excellent
deborah from France
Couple
Sea View Triple Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in August, 2014
Breathtaking view”
View Atmosphere Food
if you are looking for simplicity , a quiet and relaxing place with tasty food and a breathtaking view at a reasonable price..Zanzest is a little gem. Annalisa & Davide the owners are very friendly and helpful. highly recommended!!
Reviewed August 23, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Stela from Spain
Group
Stayed 2 nights in June, 2014
We had a great stay!!! ”
Total relaxation, attentive staff and owners, excellent food.
We really enjoyed our time in New Zanzest. I travelled there with my mother. We booked the lion room, upper sea bungalow. We were right in front of the sea. The bed and pillow were not the most comfortable ones, but they were ok for a few days. The food was really really nice, homemade pasta and everything else was also fresh, fish, prawns...the pizza was also amazing. The owners were always there making sure things are done as they are supposed to be done. The staff was friendly and attentive. Is located on the corner of Jambiani beach, so you have no noises at all, no people around, no other places too close but not too far, you can really relax. If you want to have more ambient you can walk down the beach 2 minutes and you will see the rest of Jambiani, all places one after the other. Zanzest is different as it is located in a small beach behind some rocks which gives you some privacy or a sense of exclusivity with this kind of private beach. I really liked this. 10 minutes by car you have Paje. Overall we were very happy and we highly recommend it.
Reviewed June 30, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Guillaume from France
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in February, 2014
Perfect place to relax”
The food, the location and the friendly staff
I’ve stayed 4 nights in Zanzest and it’s the perfect place to relax and this for different reason. First of all the location is great, in a creek with its own private beach, it’s at the same time at short walking distance from Jambiani. Secondly the view on the sea is just amazing; the accommodation is very nice and friendly as well. The restaurant is incredible. First it has an amazing terrace with view on the sea. During my first breakfast I’ve got the surprising visit of Monkeys on the terrace (unfortunately they didn’t come back in the next few days). Secondly the food. Zanzest has a lot of advantage but the most important one is the food. If you like seafood, Swahili and Italian food it’s the place to eat. It was just so good, I tried many different place in Zanzibar and no one reached the level of Zanzest. Finally the manager (Sharif) and the owner (David and Analiza) are very friendly. They will make sure you are fine and satisfy all your request. The good thing is it’s a small place, so you are not only a client but you are a guest as well. Do not hesitate, book to Zanzest.
Reviewed February 17, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
Irana from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in January, 2014
little paradise”
excellent food, friendly staff and beach front
We had a excellent stay at zanzest. It had a very relaxed atmosphere and the staff is alwats there for you. The location is perfect, right at the beach, quiet and with perfect views. The food is delicious. For everybody who wants to relax in paradise go here
Reviewed February 04, 2014
8.0
Excellent
christa from Canada
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January, 2014
A lovely, tasteful, affordable place to stay.”
The view, the food, the view!
Recently renovated by a lovely young Italian couple, Zanzest is the embodiment of "classy rustic." Everything is natural and beautifully designed. The view is truly amazing, and the bungalows are clean and well designed. The beach is nice, but the tide can make swimming tricky. However they are very happy to arrange trips to go snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or whatever you want to do. The place is a little out of the way, but is perfect for people looking for a quiet place to get away from it all!
Reviewed January 31, 2014
7.3
Very good
Chris from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 8 nights in December, 2013
Good location, nicely revamped, well-prepared food”
Location away from the bustle, great lounge/restaurant area, well-prepared food
New owners Davide & Annalisa have revamped it and did a good job - there is a great relaxed atmosphere (the photos on agoda as at 09 Jan '14 are outdated). The location suited us - on the outskirts of the village, so the area is peaceful (none of the hawkers that cruise the beach further North). A 10min stroll up the beach takes you into the busier area and the village just behind the beach. Rooms were basic but clean, with mozzie nets and fans (no aircon), in line with the prices relative to other hotels. Staff were friendly and helpful/attentive. The owners were in attendance most of the time to keep an eye on things. We had a few small issues re the food (inconsistency of composition of standard breakfasts) and in our opinion the portions were smaller than at some other restaurants, but meals (especially main meals) were well prepared and tasty. All in all a really pleasant stay.
Reviewed January 09, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Kateryna from Ukraine
Couple
Sea View Triple Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in December, 2013
Charming place with a rat in a room”
Amazing ocean view, attentive stuff, great Italian food
Zanzest is a small charming family run place. You really feel like home there due to kind and attentive Italian hosts and staff. Italian couple has newly started to manage the place. It has one of the best restaurant with amazing sea view and one of the best food choice on the whole island. Rooms are cute but rather simple, decorated in Zanzibarian style. Instead of window glass there are nets providing natural AC. The hotel stands away from civilization. Other restaurants, hotels, beaches can only be comfortably reached in low tide when the beach gets wider. Its a great place to chill, relax and watch amazingly beautiful shades of water in low tide. Also a good spot to do kite-surfing. From here few excursions like Dolphin tour and Jozani forest are inexpensive to organize. But its better to organize somewhere else, since prices at Zanzest are too high. Internet is paid daily and at rather high price. Also safety box is paid. Which is kind of rediculous but not a big deal. We loved our stay there except one thing that made us very uneasy. Rat. Once there was a huge rat inside our room on the table! I personly can not tollerate these creautures next to me and prefer not to share a room with them. I understand that its a wild area full of life. But I prefer that life stays outside my room door and in any case not on my table eating smth! Its not a dirt poor place to have rats inside the room. A handy man came to handle the situation with a wooden stick. I hoped its not his first rat and he knew what to do but he missed it and the rat ran away in another room full of stuff around. We lost it. At the end the rat was neither killed nor chased out of the room. I can not express my feelings at that time. I couldnt sleep all night. There was no comment or appology from the owners of the place which I assume as unprofessional. Considering the ' rat situation' I am not sure if I would recommend Zanzest or not.
Reviewed January 07, 2014
8.0
Excellent
RUI from Portugal
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in November, 2013
Idyllic and quiet beach”
beach; time to relax; the team
The bungalows were being repainted and we were the only guests. Therefore we can not correctly evaluate the restaurant (we had our meals at nearby beach restaurants) and the hotel conditions. The scenery and the beach are superb and we wish the best to the team of managers.
Reviewed December 11, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
amy from United Kingdom
Group
Standard Room
Stayed 7 nights in August, 2013
paradise!”
friendly and entertaining staff, on the beach-great view!, good cheap trips available
We had an amazing stay in Zanzest! Soo chilled out. The staff are amazing, so friendly and accommodating. We stayed at the hotel most nights as it was such a nice atmosphere and the staff were so entertaining. They made bonfires and one night a friend of the hotel came over with a guitar and played music and sang to us- so much fun! Rooms are basic but clean. The hotel is on the beach so you have a great view of the sea while eating or chilling at the bar. Also at night when the tide is out you can walk along the beach which is lovely. Food takes a while to arrive sometimes but it's so chilled out there you won't mind! And when it does arrive it's delicious. Breakfast was served quick though and very tasty, pancake or omelette with toast, fresh fruit and a fresh fruit juice, tea or coffee. Yam Yam! Zanzest is very close to Paje which is a beautiful beach and close to the forest to see monkeys etc. Taxis are easily booked if you want to plan your own trips although Zanzest offers all the main trips at very competitive prices. (I've visited Zanzibar before and Zanzest was way cheaper than when we booked from Stone Town!) To sum up, I couldn't recommend Zanzest any more! Please experience this paradise place!!
Reviewed September 12, 2013
7.7
Very good
thierry from France
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February, 2015
très agréable”
emplacement avec un tout petit bémol , nourriture et accueil
Nous avons été accueillis par la propriétaire Anna-Lisa qui a repris ces bungalows avec son compagnon. Hébergement simple mais agréable, nous avions une chambre à l'étage avec vue sur l'océan. S'assoir pour lire ou prendre un verre devant sa chambre avec vue sur l'ocean est un grand bonheur. Anna-Lisa essaie de satisfaire toutes les demandes. La nourriture est excellente swahilo-italienne. Le petit bémol concerne les feuilles qui envahissent la plage mais c'est un tout petit souci durant le séjour. L'équipe essaie de satisfaire aux demandes et prend soin des clients. Nourriture et boissons sont un peu plus chers que dans d'autres bungalows mais fort bien préparés.
Reviewed February 09, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Mira from Germany
Couple
Superior Sea View Bungalow
Stayed 8 nights in November, 2016
Total begeistert! ”
Sehr gemütlich, super schön, coole Anlage, tolles und sehr nettes Team und leckeres Essen!
Reviewed November 12, 2016
6.4
Good
Eva from Germany
Couple
Sea View Triple Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in August, 2016
Urlaub”
Die See View Zimmer haben eigentlich gar keinen richtigen Blick aufs Meer, ansonsten sind die Zimmer aber sauber und ganz gemütlich. Die Anlage an sich ist ziemlich abgelegen, was schön ist, da mann am Strand nicht genervt wird. Das Personal ist nett, die Besitzer kümmern sich wenn man äußert das etwas fehlt oder nicht in Ordnung ist. Alles in allem Ok aber nix besonderes, da die Besitzer nicht zu den vorkommenden Menschen gehören.
Reviewed August 14, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
cristiano from Italy
Couple
Superior Sea View Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in August, 2018
Esperienza vera”
Posto magico per lo spettacolo delle maree, ineguagliabili; stupende camere immerse nella natura (astenersi insettofobici, cmq insettini innocui!!! ); atmosfera più che accogliente, qui si riesce a dimenticare qualsiasi preoccupazione, perfetto per staccare la testa; cibo eccezionale, si mangia meglio che in tanti posti in Italia; personale accogliente e sempre disponibile. Qui si trova la vera Zanzibar che altrove è stata nascosta dal turismo di massa.
Reviewed August 20, 2018
8.0
Excellent
stefano from Italy
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in December, 2013
Cortesia e cibo di ottima qualità”
cucina posizione cortesia
Il nostro soggiorno allo Zanzest è stato all'insegna della tranquillità. Abbiamo utilizzato la posizione strategica in cui si trova per effettuare escursioni su tutta la costa sud est. La cucina è veramente ottima, lo chef prepara piatti africani ed italiani con la stessa eccellenteperizia. I proprietari, italiani, sono attentissimi alle esigenze degli astanti (abbiamo avuto un piccolo problema con il bagno al 3° giorno e ci hanno subito fornito una nuova stanza). Non consiglio il caffè espresso lavazza semplicemente per il prezzo (11.000 scellini, 5 euro!). A parte questo, consigliato.
Reviewed January 12, 2014
6.7
Good
stanislav from Russia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August, 2014
Уединенность и природа”
отличное уединенное место на окраине восточного пляжа занзибара. в 15 минутах пешком есть баобабы, обезьяны приходят в отель. отель на скале, спуск в воду по лестнице, зато потом превлсходный пляж
Я бы поставил отметку отлично , если бы не : очень и очень простые домики типа пансионат на азовском море в 80 е годы, немного завышенные цены в ресторане ( рядом никакой альтернативы) , скудный завтрак (на острове, изобилующем фруктами - на фруктовой тарелке маленький кусочек папами, ананаса и банан. Так как Анна Лиза только полгода как открылась - уверен огт все улучшать. Рядом кайт школа. На пляже пэж нашёл русских инструкторов - если нужны контакты, пишите 5091112@gmail.com
Reviewed August 31, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
Carina from Sweden
Solo traveler
Garden View Wooden Banda
Stayed 21 nights in December, 2014
Vilsam tid påZanzest”
maten, beachen, rummet
jag spenderade tre vilsamma veckor på Zanzest. Min lilla bungalow med ett sovrum och ett stort badrum med en liten veranda utanför gjorde att jag fick lugn och ro och kunde välja att vara ensam eller söka sällskap. Man ägnar ett stort engagemang åt maten på Zanzest och det var alltid gott och smakfullt serverat. Personalen är vänlig och lämnar sina gäster i fred utan att vara ovänliga, ett professionellt och vänligt bemötande. Närheten till stranden medbad och promenader är fantastiskt.
Reviewed January 14, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Aleksandar from Bulgaria
Group
Triple Room Sea View
Stayed 7 nights in February, 2016
Прекрасно изживяване”
плаж, прекрасен персонал, уникални общи части и градини
Уникално изживяване. Хотелът се намира извън населеното място и е сравнително на 10 мин от селото и съответно от навалицата туристи, което ни позволи да се наслаждаваме на прекрасна почивка. Стайте са сравнително малки, но не ти трябва повече място. прекарвахме времето си навън в градината, в ресторанта или на прекрасния плаж. Плажът е в зависимост от капризите на океана, при прилив от хотела си направо във водата, при отлив има прекрасна ивица плаж. Хубаво е да си носите и обувки, има малка ивица от скали, която трябва да се премине. Банята и тоателатната са отделени в отделно помещение - отворени и без врати и прозорци, което се оказа много вълнуващо. почти като външен санитарен възел. Стайте са оборудвани с най-необходимото. всекидневно почистване, топла вода и електричество. всяка стая е уникална и има собствено име. ние бяхме в зебра с изглед към океана и малка тераска. Градината е прекрасна. Има много и различни кътчета, където може да се прекара известно време. Ресторантът е на ръба на скалата и можеш да наблюдаваш как вълните галят скалите докато вечеряш. Персоналът направи престоя ни прекрасно изживяване. Бързо се сприятелихме и се забавлявахме заедно. С удоволствие ще се върна в Зансест.
Reviewed March 09, 2016
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