A fresh concept in Zanzibar and a chic beach retreat, Z hotel sits on the north coast overlooking a beautiful white-sand beach. The style is boutique and contemporary, with bold colours and prints complementing crisp white bed linen and cool marble floors.
The rooms are all designed and finished with modern amenities and a contemporary feel and come in six categories: Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Sea View, Interconnecting, Roof-top Suite, Ocean Front Cottage with private deck and, for the ultimate in opulence, there’s the Z Suite with two terraces and outdoor Jacuzzi.
There is a lovely pool overlooking a pristine white beach and the glorious Indian Ocean. The hotel offers à la carte, alfresco dining in the main ‘Saruche’ restaurant along with Asian-fusion tapas and sharing platters in ‘Cinnamon’, the cocktail bar, where you can also find an exclusive list of mouth watering cocktails. There is also a spa that features a range of rejuvenating treatments.
Zanzibar’s warm turquoise waters and stunning coral reefs offer the perfect haven for divers and deep sea fishing enthusiasts. The Z Hotel recommends the most professional and fully equipped local Dive Centre, located close to the hotel, who’s very experienced and safety conscience team will reassure the novice and challenge the more experienced diver. Whether it is snorkelling amongst the rich marine life that inhabit the coral reefs, or swimming with the Humpback whales during their migration that you would like to do, the Z Hotel can assist with all your diving needs.
Nungwi has a fun vibe to it with a range of bars and restaurants. It is fun to get a feel of Zanzibar and be able to have the choice of eating both in and out of the hotel.
There are six room designs: Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Sea View, Interconnecting Rooms, Roof-Top Suites, Ocean Front Cottages with private decks over the sea and for the ultimate in opulence, there is our 70 sq metre Z Suite with two terraces and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
Each bedroom has French doors, set in floor to ceiling glass which lead onto a balcony with views over landscaped tropical gardens and out across the Indian Ocean to the magnificent Zanzibari sunset on the distant horizon.
Although there are no specific child care facilities available, children of all ages are most welcome to come and stay at the Z hotel. Food and meal times can easily be adjusted to suit the younger guests and babysitting can be organised as required.
The hotel offers alfresco dining in the main restaurant ‘Saruche’, along with Asian-fusion tapas and sharing platters in ‘Cinnamon’, cocktail bar, where you can also find an exclusive list of mouth watering cocktails. Other facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, spa and dive centre.
Guests at The Z Hotel can be as active as they wish. They can choose between relaxing by the pool with a cocktail or deep sea fishing or arranging a variety of excursions including a visit to Jozani Forest – home to the endangered Red Colobus Monkey-, a spice tours, a Prison Island Excursion or a visit to Mnarani Turtle Sanctuary.
When to travel
Situated only 6° south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys ideal holiday weather. Temperatures average between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year with 7-9 hours of sunshine per day.
There are 2 rainy seasons: Acute, brief showers, lasting about an hour in the morning occur for a couple of weeks during November. The rains last slightly longer in April and May, but even then it does not rain every day. These rains replenish the Island and are often referred to as the “Green Season”.
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Location and directions
Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania
Z Hotel is located 50kms from Stone Town near the village of Nungwi on the Northern tip of the Zanzibar. The Island is located about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast.
How to get there
The easiest and most direct way to reach Zanzibar is to fly via Dar es Salaam, on Tanzania's coast (9-hour 30-minute international flight). The connecting flight from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town Airport on Zanzibar take 20 minutes. The hotel is approximately a 1-hour drive from Stone Town and the airport.