Reviews of The Z Hotel
Wildlife sightings and reviews
7 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited The Z Hotel and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Good for area"
Different vibe up in nungwi from the quieter less developed east coast, but nice to have opportunity to try different beach restaurants. Had one meal in their supposedly fine dining restaurant which was so bad the management correctly didn't charge us for it.
Staff overall very good." See all these reviews: 8n in Zanzibar; 4n in Tanzania
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"Looks great, but cracks beneath the surface"
Positives: Good location in Nungwe, great pool, best bar and restaurant in the area. Staff are very good. Drinks reasonably priced.
Negatives: Rooms are getting rather tatty, electrics have been wired strangely (for instance the light in the room had to be on for the light int he bathroom to work). Plumbing is a bit dodgy. Everything feels a little cramped, they have built 30+ rooms in a surprisingly small area. Diving in the area is poor - locals have caught all the fish and algae is starting to overrun the remaining coral.
P.s On the first day we had $200 stolen from our room. by a staff member. To their great credit, the management acted immediatly and refunded us the money. This did not affect our experience." See all these reviews: 5n in Zanzibar; 4n in Tanzania
"Z hotel.....boutique on the beach"
The hotel's private beach area was very small and crammed between the hotel building and a tacky supermarket -not somewhere you would want to spend time. Also it was hard to walk on the beach without getting hounded by someone trying to sell you something.
The hotel allowed guests for a fee of $8 a day. The result was that one afternnoon was spoilt by noisy children in the swimming pool and on another occasion we were subjected to a foul mouthed drunk. I think management seriously needs to consider what their target market is looking for from a 'boutique' hotel.
Would I recommend the Z? No.
The positive was the beautiful white sand and clear blue sea. Fantastic for swimming. Also there were some good places to eat and drink nearby." See all these reviews: 6n in Zanzibar; 3n in Tanzania
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The massage we had in the Spa was excellent.
The guy Andrew who organises excursions was very cheerful and happy.
The people in the Dive shop were also very helpful.
The extra's you get as a Honeymoon couple, i.e. sparkling wine and fruit platter, sunset cruise, lobster dinner, etc. again help to make for a wonderful experience.
The location was fantastic, the beach was great with a few other beach side bars and restaurants available if a change was desired." See all these reviews: 8n in Zanzibar; 6n in Tanzania
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