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The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

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1591 Reviews
Guide Price £1,679 per person
Based on 10 December 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Ethiopian Airlines, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Superior Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Escape to tropical paradise

Set on the powdery white sands of the island's beautiful north coast, the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort offers a paradise setting for your luxurious holiday escape.

The hotel's spacious rooms and suites overlook tropical gardens and swimming pools with the Indian Ocean beyond, and feature opulent fittings and stylish African-inspired interiors. Relax in the beautiful infinity edge swimming pool and admire the views with a drink from the swim up Upepo pool bar. Alternatively, enjoy a cool drink at the Baraza Beach Bar as the sun sets, golden, over the sea.

If you enjoy a more active holiday, you'll find beach volleyball, beach tennis, kayaking, paddleboats and more. After the exertion, it's time for a pampering treatment at the spa for a sense of total rejuvenation; you'll also have two restaurants to choose between, offering everything from Italian to seafood dishes.

Living up to its name, the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellent winner and the ideal spot for those that want breath-taking surroundings and elegant accommodation.

  • Four swimming pools
  • Traditional Swahili architecture
  • Daily kids' club
  • Seaviews from all rooms

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 124 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

  • Beach
  • Approx. one hour from Zanzibar Airport.
  • Jozani forest excursion - see its animals, plants and view the stunning scenery
  • Dolphin boat trips
  • Visit a spice plantation
  • Scuba diving
  • Weddings
1591 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 929
  • Very Good 458
  • Average 117
  • Poor 47
  • Terrible 40

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 20, 2018

Amazing

After a week Safari in Kenya we stayed at this beautiful resort. Staff were incredible making every moment of our stay memorable, from the gardeners, maintenance and pool staff greeting us with Jambo Jambo to the front of house staff who couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly if they tried. Our room was kept immaculate, flowers on our bed. Aperitifs brought to our room in the evening. I’ve never been so spoilt. I’d like to mention a young trainee waiter Leornard who was so happy and helpful, making us laugh and just a joy to have around. Emmanuel and his team were great. And a big thanks to David who quickly went into first aid mode when needed. We had a very spoilt private meal on the beach, it was like a dream come true. No problems with beach boys and a snorkelling trip with captain Marco Polo was fabulous. I was too lazy to use the gym or play volleyball, but again it looked lovely and the spa is beautifully situatated to have a massage overlooking the sea. Overall this place is magical ..
Aug 19, 2018

Royal Zanzibar- relax after safari

The staff and management went over and above and our stay was very comfortable and relaxing.The food was excellent and a big variety of choices. They even had a pasta station operated by Filippo who made the best aglio and olio (garlic and oil) . They offered gluten free pasta which was also excellent. over all great stay
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The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Facilities

Sports & Entertainment

Sports opportunities include: table tennis, pool table, darts and beach volleyball. Evening entertainment.

Fitness Centre

A state of the art, fully equipped gym for the body and health conscience is at your disposal.

Spa

There is a small but fully functional spa offering manicures, pedicures and a variety of massages. What could be more relaxing than a massage in a space overlooking the ocean, where you can hear the gentle sound of the waves and enjoy the cooling breeze, all while fragrant oils sooth your senses.

Four Swimming Pools

Not one but four free-form swimming pools, one of which seemingly flows out to sea and eternity beyond.

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Room Types

Superior Room

The spacious superior room offers one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds draped with mosquito netting to ensure you have a peaceful, worry-free nights rest. There is a large outside balcony which is an oasis of calmness from the midday sun. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Suite

The large Suites are located directly on the beachfront giving you a spectacular front row view of the stunning evening sunset. The suites offer one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds draped by mosquito netting for a comfortable and worry-free night’s sleep. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Superior Deluxe

These newly built third floor rooms offer all the space and light of our Superior rooms with the added advantage that every one offers stunning panoramic views over the gardens, pools and the Indian Ocean. The oversized bathrooms offer a free standing tub, a separate walk in shower and dual sinks. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Food & Drink

Coco Bar

The open-air Coco Bar overlooks the turquoise waters below. Here, you may enjoy a light lunch of pizza, chips, burgers and other light refreshments during the day.

Baraza Bar

Traditionally, Baraza is the sitting area outside of a Swahili home. It is also a meeting place. Mid-morning to night, you may retreat to Baraza, a two-story beach bar - it is a space of peace and tranquility looking over the powder white sands and the astounding turquoise of the Indian Ocean. The palms will fan you, the waves lull you and the view delight you!

Spices Restaurant

Zanzibar is rich with spices & the Spices Restaurant is ready to offer these to you - morning, noon and night! Lavish breakfasts, sumptuous lunches and exotic dinners, tempered with a choice of delicacies from around the world. Spices is out-door dining at its finest, where every detail that surrounds the experience is attended to. Opening Times: Breakfast 07:00–10:00 Lunch 12:30–14:30 Dinner 19:00–21:30

Samaki, A La Carte Restaurant

Samaki is the Swahili word for fish and while you take in the spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, enjoy a bounty of fresh seafood in an array of culinary styles to appeal to every taste. There is no set charge to eat at the a la carte restaurant (surcharge is based on menu of the day) but we advise pre-booking. Opening Times: Breakfast 07:00–11:00 Lunch 12:00–17:00

Mpenzi Bar

Mpenzi means beloved in Swahili and there is nowhere nicer to lounge away your day while you drink cool refreshments, savour tantalising cocktails, or enjoy hot, heady potions of liquor to your hearts content. Live entertainment is presented under a diamond studded sky to sweep you into the night

Upepo Swim up Bar

Upepo means wind in Swahili. Travel back in time on the wind, floating lazily like the old Arab dhows upon the tide. The Upepo pool swim-up bar overlooking the Indian Ocean makes sure your sails are forever billowing!

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food: Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. Dinner can also be taken in the à la carterestaurant (at a charge). There is no fixed charge for the à la carte restaurant, it depends on what is ordered from the menu on offer that day. Snacks are available from the snack bar.
Drinks: Local wines served by the glass, local beer and soft drinks served by the bottle, local spirits and selected cocktails served until 11pm. Afternoon tea.
Activities: Land based sports activities including table tennis and beach volleyball. Non-motorised watersports including kayaks and pedal boats. Windsurfing, canoeing and catamaran are not included but can be booked and paid locally.

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Special Offers

Free nights

Stay 7 pay 6

Stay 14 pay 12 can also be applied.

Early booking discount

10% Early Booking Offer

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Couples receive fruit and flowers in the room, and a bottle of wine.

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