The Z Hotel, on the popular Nungwi peninsula, has easy access to one of Zanzibar’s best beaches. This boutique hotel has high-spec finishes and beautifully made bespoke furniture, it exudes a stylish and modern feel.
Nungwi village and beach, at the northern tip of Zanzibar, is an area popular with the younger generation. Here you’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants and ships just as stone’s throw from the hotel. If it’s a peaceful beach location you are looking for then this might not be for you, that said there’s plenty of variety in the vicinity and tours are easily arranged and you certainly can’t argue with the beach location.
The Z Hotel has a number of dining options, these are also open to non-guests. The Cinnamon Café Bar offers light lunches and a range of drinks and snacks. Saruche Restaurant is a more formal affair with a four course menu of Afro/European cuisine, fresh seafood takes centre stage here. Rooftops Cocktail Bar, as the name suggests, gives patrons an elevated viewpoint, the perfect spot to watch the sun dip over the horizon. This area is definitely more lively than the quieter, less developed east coast of the Island.
Times to Go
Zanzibar is especially good to visit in the dry season from June to October. Most rain falls between March and May with light rains possible in November and December.
Z Hotel highlights
- Infinity pool with ocean views
- Private balcony
- Tropical gardens
- Unique decor
- Rooftop cocktail bar
- Wide range of optional acitvities
Z Hotel location
- 39 rooms
- Open all year round
- No children <12
- Swimming pool
- 2 restaurants
- Rooftop bar
- Mini spa
- Dive centre
- Tour desk
- Curio shop
- Kite surfing
- Sunset cruise
- Stone Town
- Jozani Forest
- Prison Island’s giant tortoises
- Ancient monuments of Zanzibar
- Zala Park
- Turtle sanctuary
Z Hotel rooms
Deluxe Garden View
These rooms overlook the gardens and are found on the ground and first floor. Some of the garden view rooms have a partial sea view. These are the smallest of the rooms, they have stylish decor and furniture and a private deck or balcony. They also have a tea and coffee tray, minibar, safe and hair dryer.
Deluxe Sea View
As the name suggests these rooms have a sea view. They are located on the second floor and have all the facilities that the garden view rooms have.
Two cottages have been built into the cliff face and are separate from the hotel. Each is arranged over two floors. The ground floor houses the living room leading out to a deck area with comfy loungers and a hammock. Upstairs is the bedroom with king-size bed and another balcony with ocean and beach views. Intricately carved furniture and local artefacts add charm.
The spacious rooftop suite is found on the third floor. Along with all the amenities of a deluxe room you also have an outside shower, TV and DVD player. There’s a lounge area and of course a spacious private terrace.
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Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.