set in the tepid, crystal blue waters of the indian ocean, zanzibar, with its tropical climate, white powder beaches, rich cultural heritage and abundant coral reefs offers some of the best diving in the world. it is one of the last remaining areas of outstanding natural beauty unspoilt by tourism
- nungwi beach was voted the 5th best beach in the world by uk newspaper, the guardian, which describes it as “…to die for”.
the island’s capital stone town is a designated world heritage site and blends a culture steeped in the opulence of the sultans with influences from europe. zanzibar has, at various times, formed part of the portuguese, british, italian, and german empires creating a unique legacy and almost mythical atmosphere.
"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
nungwi beach rated the 5th best beach in the world
- the guardian, uk national newspaper
Z hotel was nominated for africa’s leading beach hotel
- world travel awards 2012
To Celebrate our re-opening all stays between: 1st October 2020 to 22nd December 2020 as follows;
All direct and website bookings to receive 30% discount.
All Z hotel guests to receive 20% off the Zanzibar Horse Club & SPA (October 2020)
Z hotel, Zanzibar - new flexible booking Terms & Conditions:
New 2-night minimum stay (normally 3 nights)
Full refund on all cancelations made up to 14 days before arrival.
Within 14 days, 100% charge. (normally 30 days)
Coming September 2020.
The Z hotels new Gym, Spa, Rooftop Yoga & Viewing Deck
All 3 new levels with the most amazing views in Nungwi.
Due to the recent Covid 19 worldwide pandemic, to keep both our guests and employees safe, we have made some changes to the Z Hotel & the Kidoti Villas that we would like to make you aware of. We believe that with careful planning and consideration by our staff and guests we can continue to provide the best hospitality services on Zanzibar. For now, this may be our new norm but the Zanzibar sun is still shining, the blue waters still shimmering and the cocktails are still being stirred, all waiting for your visit.
1. All our pool and beach beds will be a minimum of 1 metre apart.
2. All our Saruche restaurant tables at the Z hotel will be a minimum of 1 metre apart.
3. We have advice and guidance posters throughout the hotel and the Kidoti Villas to educate and remind all about keeping sensible distances if they wish to do so, plus the importance of hand washing.
4. All staff will be trained on the new social distancing norm both in and out of the work place.
5. All staff will have their temperatures taken daily before starting work shifts and they will only visit their homes weekly on their days off. Z Hotel & the Kidoti Villas will be laying on transport so all staff can avoid public transport.
6. All staff that come in close contact with guests will wear masks.
7. There will be non-touch automatic hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel grounds, the private Villas and staff quarters.
8. There will be a 24-hour period where each room/Villa is left empty between guests vacating and new guests arriving.
9. Guestroom keys & key cards as well as the Kidoti Villas keys will be disinfected after each use.
10. Guest transport: frequently touched places inside the vehicle in the passenger areas will be disinfected with every arrival.
For additional guest comfort, we have also banned smoking in all public spaces at the Z hotel including the pool deck and restaurant, however there will be small allocated smoking areas for those who do want to smoke.
Zanzibar wasn't really affected by Covid-19 to the same extent as most other countries, in fact the minister of health recently announced there have been no new cases for 5 days. However, we will keep the above measures in place for everyone’s peace of mind. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you at the Z hotel or the Kidoti Villas by Z for your African holiday of a lifetime.