The Z Hotel

4.0 star property
Upmarket beachfront hotel with spa, near Nungwi Beach

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The Z Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Double Room, Garden View
Rooftop bar, ocean views
Meeting facility

Overview of The Z Hotel

9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Nungwi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Twin Room, Sea View

  • 24 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Twin Room, Garden View

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Twin Room, Garden View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Oceanfront Cottage

  • 60 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Suite (Roof Top)

  • 70 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room, Garden View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Classic Triple Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds

Double Room, Sea View

  • 24 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room, Garden View

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Ocean View

  • 120 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 96 min drive
  • Airport pickup service


  • M&J Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Upendo Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Cocco Bello - 10 min walk
  • Zava Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Nungwi Inn - 1 min walk

About this property

The Z Hotel

At The Z Hotel, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax on a sunlounger, plus you'll only be steps from Nungwi Beach. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy and manicures and pedicures. Saruche, one of 2 restaurants, offers ocean views and serves dinner. This upmarket hotel also features a poolside bar, a fitness centre and a snack bar/deli.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Deposit is payable by credit card, Direct Pay Online, or by bank transfer and is due at the time of booking the reservation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Children (16 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 20-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Saruche – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.
The Rooftops Bar – Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar only serves light fare. Happy hour is offered.
Z Cafe – This café only serves light fare.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit is payable by bank transfer and is due within 24 hours of booking the reservation

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 5.00 per person, per night
  • Resort fee (December 22-January 06): USD 40 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 65 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 5
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Z Hotel Nungwi
Z Nungwi
The Z Hotel Zanzibar Nungwi
The Z Hotel Hotel
The Z Hotel Nungwi
The Z Hotel Hotel Nungwi

Frequently asked questions

Does The Z Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Z Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Z Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Z Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Z Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Z Hotel?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Z Hotel?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 65 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Z Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Z Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as sailing, scuba-diving and waterskiing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Z Hotel also has a fitness centre and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Z Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining and ocean views.
Does The Z Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Z Hotel like?
The Z Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and 14 minutes' walk from Nungwi Natural Aquarium.







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10/10 Exceptional

This place is amazing. Right on the beach. Food is delicious. Staff are extremely attentive. I have nothing bad to say.
Orla, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, service and views
Great beachfront hotel with superb security and pleasant service and great rooms. Great private beach is welcome addittion
Tyrone, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kristen, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Its just a beautiful place
Kevin, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Céline, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It’s a beautiful resort hotel in Nungwi beach north of Zanzibar Island . It has a beautiful beach that you can swim plus a pool and great restaurants. Very relaxing nice place to end a Safari .
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jon, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location, food & service
Perfect location in Nungwi, best food in town , breakfast included was a fantastic standard. Rooftop bar perfect for sunset. Rooms and amenities great standard for East Africa. Would 100% return to this hotel.
5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff starting from reception Kassim, Maryam and pool and restaurant staff Omar, khalifa, Ismail, mohamad, rabia all were wonderful to deal with. Location is great a walk to small shops and excuraions very close to the village and walking dostance to the night life.
5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Umar, 4-night trip
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