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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Essque Zalu

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  • zalu 1/82 Arrival
  • zalu 2/82 Reception
  • zalu 3/82 ...
  • zalu 4/82 ...
  • zalu 5/82 Ground floor restaurant
  • zalu 6/82 Ground floor restaurant
  • zalu 7/82 Ground floor restaurant
  • zalu 8/82 Stairs to the first floor bar and restaurant
  • zalu 9/82 First floor bar and restaurant
  • zalu 10/82 First floor bar and restaurant
  • zalu 11/82 First floor bar and restaurant
  • zalu 12/82 First floor bar and restaurant
  • zalu 13/82 View from the bar
  • zalu 14/82 ...
  • zalu 15/82 Gift shop
  • zalu 16/82 Ground floor bar
  • zalu 17/82 Ground floor bar
  • zalu 18/82 View over the swimming-pool from the ground floor bar
  • zalu 19/82 Swimming-pool
  • zalu 20/82 Swimming-pool
  • zalu 21/82 Swimming-pool
  • zalu 22/82 Jetty
  • zalu 23/82 Stairs to the sea
  • zalu 24/82 Shoreline at low tide
  • zalu 25/82 Jetty bar
  • zalu 26/82 Jetty bar
  • zalu 27/82 Jetty bar
  • zalu 28/82 Jetty bar
  • zalu 29/82 View of the hotel from the jetty
  • zalu 30/82 Villas view from the jetty
  • zalu 31/82 Stairs to the sea
  • zalu 32/82 Suites
  • zalu 33/82 Walkway to the suites
  • zalu 34/82 Two-story building hosting a suite at the ground floor and a suite at the first floor
  • zalu 35/82 Walkway entrance to a beachfront suite
  • zalu 36/82 Balcony
  • zalu 37/82 View from the balcony
  • zalu 38/82 Entrance
  • zalu 39/82 Boudoir
  • zalu 40/82 ...
  • zalu 41/82 ...
  • zalu 42/82 Bedroom
  • zalu 43/82 Boudoir
  • zalu 45/82 Bathroom
  • zalu 46/82 Bathroom
  • zalu 47/82 Bathroom
  • zalu 48/82 Bathroom
  • zalu 49/82 Dress-room
  • zalu 50/82 Dress-room
  • zalu 51/82 Towards the villas
  • zalu 52/82 Three bedrooms villa
  • zalu 53/82 Balcony
  • zalu 54/82 Balcony
  • zalu 55/82 View over the jetty
  • zalu 56/82 Dining room
  • zalu 57/82 Dining room
  • zalu 58/82 Living room
  • zalu 59/82 Kitchen
  • zalu 60/82 Towards the bedrooms
  • zalu 61/82 Entrance to the double bedroom
  • zalu 62/82 Bedroom
  • zalu 63/82 Bedroom
  • zalu 64/82 Bathroom
  • zalu 65/82 Bathroom
  • zalu 66/82 Dress-room
  • zalu 67/82 Twins bedroom
  • zalu 68/82 Twins bedroom
  • zalu 69/82 Bathroom
  • zalu 70/82 ...
  • zalu 71/82 Entrance to the second double bedroom
  • zalu 72/82 Bedroom
  • zalu 73/82 Bathroom
  • zalu 74/82 Toward the massage room
  • zalu 75/82 The massage room
  • zalu 76/82 View over another seafront villa
  • zalu 77/82 Gym
  • zalu 78/82 Sauna
  • zalu 79/82 Turkish bath
  • zalu 80/82 Spa
  • zalu 81/82 Spa
  • zalu 82/82 Spa

Essque Zalu is located on the north coast of Zanzibar close to the fishermen village of Nungwi.

The hotel consists of 40 suites and 9 villas scattered around a large pool and a main makuti building hosting two restaurants, two bars, an art gallery and a gift shop. The 40 suites are located on the left side of the plot and are divided into seafront [first row], ocean view [second row], garden view [all the remaining]. The first three rows are single suite buildings the others suites are hosted on two-storey building featuring a suite on the first floor and a suite on the the ground floor. Each suite offers a double bedroom, a boudoir with sofa bed that can eventually sleep an adults or two children below 12, bathroom, dress-room and outdoors balcony. The Le 9 villas are set on the right side of the plot and well spaced-out from each other. We deem it would be more appropriate to call them apartments. They consist of a large outdoors terrace with a small swimming-pool, kitchen facilities, massage rooms. Some villas features three bedrooms some others four bedrooms all with ensuite. The daily rate includes butler service but no chef in-house. All rooms have air-conditioning and non-opening windows.

The hotel is complemented by the kids club Petit VIP, the SPA, the small gym, the Turkish bath and the sauna. A long jetty leads to the third bar at the sea. Diving and snorkeling can be arranged with East Africa Diving based at Z-Hotel. Traditional fishing and deep sea fishing can be arranged with Zanzibar watersports based at the nearby Ras Nungwi.

The hotel has no beach and walking is possible only at low tide provided you are well informed before leaving about high tide schedule.

Essque Zalu aims to families and to a relatively high clientele, more interested to the specific comforts and services offered by the hotel than to the island in itself.

INDICATIVE RATES 2014 per night per suite / villa [based on 2 occupants per suite]
 
FROM 06 TO 31/01
FROM 01/07 TO 31/08

FROM 01/02 TO 31/03
FROM 01/06 TO 30/06
FROM 01/09 TO 22/12
APRIL
MAY
FROM 23 TO 31/12
[min 5 nights]
GARDEN SUITE
usd 576
usd 474
usd 392
usd 662
SEAVIEW SUITE
usd 696
usd 570
usd 468
usd 804
SEAFRONT SUITE
usd 822
usd 672
usd 546
usd 948
3 BEDROOMS GARDEN VILLA
usd 2628
usd 2118
usd 1722
usd 3024
4 BEDROOMS GARDEN VILLA
usd 3138
usd 2526
usd 2046
usd 3612
3 BEDROOMS SEAVIEW VILLA
usd 2916
usd 2340
usd 1902
usd 3348
4 BEDROOMS SEAVIEW VILLA
usd 3480
usd 2802
usd 2268
usd 4008
3 BEDROOMS SEAFRONT VILLA
usd 3192
usd 2574
usd 2088
usd 3672
4 BEDROOMS SEAFRONT VILLA
usd 3822
usd 3072
usd 2490
usd 4398
Rates include: HB basis exclusive of beverages.

Rates do not include: transfers between airport and lodge

Children 0 - 3 sharing with adults: free
Children 4 - 12: first child sharing with two adults stays for free, second child pays 50 USD. Max 2 children + 2 adults.
Third adult bed in suite: USD 70

FB supplement: USD 40 per person per day
All-inclusive supplement: USD 80 per person per day. Early bird and long stay offers discounts cannot be appliedalso to the supplement.
Festive season supplements [24th and 25th December]: USD 60 per night per person
New Year's Eve supplement on half board: USD 60 per person
Children 0 - 12 pay 50% of the above supplement

SPECIAL OFFERS:

Long Stay offer: Stay 4 pay 3 + Stay 5 pay 4 + stay 7 pay 5. Valid year round except from Dec 20th to Jan 4th. Only applicable to half board basis: full board or all-inclusive supplement have to be paid for the entire duration of the stay.

Honeymooners: 30% discount + upgrade to FB + private dinner and sparkling wine + fruit and flower on arrival + one swahili cuisine couple's lesson + one hour complimentary henna for the bride + 15% discount on all SPA treatments + 30 minutes couple's massage. Minimum 5 nights. Offer valid also for same sex couples. Applicable for nine months from the date of wedding/civil patnership. Valid year round except from Dec 20th to Jan 4th. It cannot be combined with Long Stay or Early Bird offers.

Early bird offer:
10% discount on the HB rate for all bookings paid 90 days prior arrival. The discount cannot be applied to full board or all-inclusive supplements. Valid year round except from Dec 20th to Jan 4th.

Rating:
Location: 6
Beach: not available
Staff: 8
Activities: 8
Architecture: 7
Food: 8
Cleanliness: 8
Value: 7