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the Z hotel

Z hotel is the original boutique hotel on zanzibar; opening in 2010, it brings casual relaxation blended with contemporary london–inspired design to the beaches of zanzibar providing the 21st century traveller with a fresh and original beach-holiday experience.

set in a tropical garden with steps to white powder of nungwi’s award winning beach and temperate indian ocean, the Z hotel will provide you with everything you need for a unique away-from-it-all holiday but with all the advantages of modern living, including lcd tv, cable tv, wifi & docking stations in all rooms.

our london-inspired design blends philippe starck furniture and lighting with zanzibari features to create a bright, airy atmosphere. the Z was named one of the ‘trendiest hotels in africa’ by tripadvisor and the world travel awards – and the only one in tanzania.

while we aim to offer a totally relaxed and stress-free environment, the location of the Z means we are also perfectly placed to offer our more ‘energetic’ guests some of the best diving, snorkeling and fishing available anywhere in the world as well as a range of water sports. the world-renowned mnemba atoll has one of the highest concentrations of turtles anywhere in the world and is just a half hour boat ride away.

have a look at the video to see a day in the life of the Z hotel. 

karibu Z hotel…

“Beautiful, relaxing, amazing service”
Khobar, Saudi Arabia
“Zanzibar resort dreams”
Chae Amando
Los Angeles, California
“Finest of them all”
Nairobi, Kenya
“Fantastic stay
“Beautiful boutique hotel - prime spot!”
Lauren C
London, England

international media awards and reviews

the Z hotel voted 7th best hotel in Tanzania with over 500 hotels registered.

Check us out on Tripadvisor.
'The 25 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World’

Nungwi Beach,Zanzibar

Our local beach - Nungwi beach was amongst the top 25 Most beautiful beaches in the World 2021’
quotes from the press about the Z hotel zanzibar
"the Z hotel is the island’s first designer property, featuring furniture by mr minimalism himself, philippe starck ... a suitably chic retreat to repair to"
-  the times, london
awards for the Z hotel zanzibar
nungwi beach rated the 5th best beach in the world
- the guardian, uk national newspaper
awards for the Z hotel
Z hotel was nominated for africa’s leading beach hotel
- world travel awards 2012

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video tour of the Z hotel

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