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The Z Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania

4-star4 stars
Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Nungwi, Tanzania

4-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Nungwi Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Such an incredible hotel to stay at, every single aspect was beautiful and could not…Mar 25, 2020
  • Amazing stay wonderful staff cannot fault themMar 18, 2020

The Z Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania

  • Deluxe Double Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Double Room, Sea View
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Sea View
  • Cottage, Ocean View
  • Suite (Roof Top)

What’s around The Z Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania


  • On the beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 21 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 14 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 26 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 13.7 mi / 22.1 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 17.5 mi / 28.2 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 21.9 mi / 35.2 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 63 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 39 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. 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

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built - 2008
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 20-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Saruche - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

The Rooftops Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this rooftop bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered.

Z Cafe - This café serves light fare only.

The Z Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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 sanitizer.

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

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night
  • Resort fee (December - January): USD 40 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Z Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania

  • Does The Z Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Z Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is The Z Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from April 15 2020 to November 30 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • 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 sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear 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, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Z Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Z Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Z Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 98 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
great place right on the beach
We were very happy that we chose to stay here on our recent trip. The hotel is right on the beach and all the staff could not be more helpful, accommodating and welcoming. It was very nice also that the General Manager (Julie) personally welcomed us and took an interest throughout our stay in ensuring that we were happy with everything. We were on a bed and breakfast basis which suited us perfectly, we ate both in the Hotel and local area and can recommend both. All in all a very nice place to stay in Nungwi.
Jeffrey, gb6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Thé bed could have been more comfortable.
Paul, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful hotel, food and views
Wonderful time at The Z Hotel. Excellent facilities. Happy hour cocktails are great
Mr B, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing stay at the Z. Wonderful restaurants, service. Would. Definite recommend!
Cheryl, ca5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Understated touch of luxury in superb position
Went here on a friend’s recommendation and was so glad we did. A little above our normal budget but definitely worth the extra -especially in Africa where the attention to detail is not always there. We found the staff to be a real asset - friendly and available and quick to respond. The beds were super comfy with down pillows, the shower reliable (a big thing, honestly!) and good attention to detail. We ate in the restaurant three is the four nights as in the one night we ventured out we were off colour the next day. The menu is varied with excellent fish, of course, and the portions are generous. I would probably take the dinner inclusive option next time. The infinity pool is well placed to observe the beach and there are beds on a small private section of the sand. Although the whole island has many beach boys I was not really bothered by them whilst sticking to this area and they are all good humoured in any case. The well designed gardens were almost manicured and the paths etc regularly cleaned We organised a snorkelling/lunch trip on a dhow which was a great experience for $45 for two. We also took some dictionaries, pencils and a donation for the local school which the hotel helped us with - they were really pleased with thesaurus if you’ve got a few spare kgs in your luggage!
Julie, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The general manager is lovely lady and decided to upgrade us for our honeymoon to the wonderful suite!! since they had an internal problem of double booking. all very welcome and nice in the hotel.
eyal, il3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Destination Hotel!!!
The Z hotel is a MUST! out of all the hotels we visited in Zanzibar, this is the only one we would return to. Everything was just perfect, rooms were immaculate, attention to detail and decor was out of this world. Thank you to the GM and her team, they were wonderful, helpful and did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The pool area is so relaxing and clean. The beach is great for swims, and security ensures you do not get harassed by beach boys. We will be back
za3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Hotel - excellent location with friendly staff and fantastic amenities and very good security. I had an issue with my room on the first night and after to speaking with Reception was moved without issue. Would stay there again.
Pam, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything was perfect besides the fact that there was a lot of light in the room and the curtains couldn’t shade enough
ie4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
White Sand and Blue Waters
Great hotel with everything you need all in one location.
Jamie, us3 night family trip

The Z Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania

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