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Melia Zanzibar

Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Kiwengwa Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$549

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Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
8.4.Very good.
  • Everything is very slow and u need to ask more than twice for them to do or get you…

    Feb 20, 2021

  • Overpriced. Everything is overpriced. Even transportation they get you for 75$ each way

    Feb 12, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 124 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 5 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools

For families

  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 11 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 10 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 5 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 3.7 mi / 6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Melia Terrace Room Partial Ocean View
  • Melia Garden Room
  • Romantic Room, Oceanfront (Pavilion Romance The Level)
  • Bungalow, Ocean View
  • Family Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
  • Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Child)
  • Family Room (3 Adults)
  • Grand Suite (Zanzibar The Level)
  • Grand Suite (Zanzibar The Level (2+2))
  • The Level, Villa, 1 Bedroom
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom (The Level (3AD))
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom (The Level (2+1))
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom (The Level (2+2))
  • The Level, Villa, 2 Bedrooms
  • The Level, Villa, 3 Bedrooms
  • Room (The Level Beach Pavillion)
  • The Level 2 Bedroom Beach Suite
  • Room (Melia with Garden (2+1))
  • Suite (Grand Zanzibar The Level (2+1))
  • Suite (Grand Zanzibar The Level (3AD))
  • Room (Melia Terrace Partial OceanView (2+1))
  • Room, Terrace (Melia Interconnected)

Location

Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 11 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 10 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 11 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 10 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 5 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Pongwe Beach - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Mnemba Island - 10.5 mi / 16.8 km
  • Uroa Beach - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Marumbi Beach - 13.9 mi / 22.4 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 124 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities

Food and drink

  • 5 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness classes on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Services

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

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

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).

Spa

The Spa has 6 treatment rooms. Services include Thai massages, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

Spice Market Restaurant - Overlooking the pool and garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Aqua Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Gabi Beach Club - This beach restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Jetty bar and Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Pool Bar - This poolside restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Tennis on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

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.

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 78 per person (one-way)

Policies

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

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.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Melia Zanzibar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Local (2 mi), La Villa (2 mi), and Hug IV Soul (2.6 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 78 per person one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, rowing, and snorkeling and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Melia Zanzibar also has 3 bars, a sauna, and a fitness center, as well as beach cabanas and a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    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

    3 night romance trip, Feb 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Melia, Zanzibar is great

    We had a great stay in Melia. We had a complimentary upgrade to the Level which I highly recommend and our stay will always be memorable. The environment, the rooms, cleanliness and the service was awesome. Everyone who worked there paid attention to detail which is a very important thing to us and they even went out of their way to assist us and make us comfortable. Javier the manager was great and Said who was mostly our waiter was great. We will definitely be back.

    Kyle, 2 night trip, Aug 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Large property with many all inclusive restaurants, nice pools. The level area is much better then the main area, so upgrade to premium is worth the money.

    2 night trip with friends, Feb 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place!

    Amazing place . World class ocean views, great facilities . Only comment was that it is hard to understand room types and related amenities and exclusive facilities. In hindsight might have taken another package

    Amiad, 7 night family trip, Jan 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This place was just amazing!!! So tranquil, so unique, and so clean! The water and food are just amazing! Can’t wait to go back!!

    3 night romance trip, Dec 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful hotel very happy with the staff and cleanliness of the property.

    Omar, 5 night family trip, Oct 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel! Great food, beautiful pool and beach, the staff is very kind and the room is so comfortable, especially the huge bathroom. Highly recommended

    2 night family trip, Oct 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Its a beautiful Property , The staff very friendly

    3 night family trip, Aug 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything about this all inclusive hotel was great! 100% recommended

    3 night romance trip, Aug 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent Trip

    Excellent trip for the family. Beautiful view from the room. The service was great.

    Shafiq, 2 night family trip, Jul 20, 2019

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