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The Z Hotel

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Z Hotel


 
 
 
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Set in a lush, tropical garden with direct access to the white powder beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the Z hotel has been finished to a high specification by an international team of architects and interior designers: each room has floor to ceiling glass doors leading onto a balcony which looks out across the Ocean.



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Overview



Z Hotel is a chic, 35 room boutique hotel located on the northern tip of the Island near Nungwi, blends elegant, contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari features to create a unique cool and relaxing environment.

The rooms within The Z Hotel aim to offer the guest luxury, comfort and contemporary design. Each guest room comes with Travertine Marble floors imported from Turkey, Italian designer bathroom suites, crisp cotton bed linen from Egypt and bespoke furniture exclusive to the Z Hotel made from locally sourced coconut woodThere are 6 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's our 70 sq metre Z Suite with 2 terraces and an outdoor jacuzzi.

Each bedroom has French doors, set in floor to ceiling glass which lead onto a balcony with views over our landscaped tropical garden and out across the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean to the magnificent Zanzibari sunset on the distant horizon.

Zanzibar is fast becoming one of the top diving destinations in the world. Surrounded by coral reef structures abundant with marine life, good visibility (20-60metres) and a year round average temperature of 27 degrees C makes for an excellent diving experience. For those that are taking a trip to the island with the hope of learning to dive the Z Hotel has teamed up with the leading dive company in Nungwi, East Africa Dive Centre (EADC), offering a professional approach with the same high standards in safety and customer satisfaction that you would expect from a 5* Instructor Development centre.

The full range of courses from the International PADI system of diver education are available; from your first breath underwater to the wealth of specialty programmes to fit individuals needs Ocean wide. The numerous coral reefs off the coast of Nunwgi are teeming with a variety of fish such as Napoleon wrasse, graceful manta rays, sharks, kingfish, turtles, barracuda and wahoo. Divers will appreciate fantastic wall dives, night dives and drift dives off beautiful beaches, in warm and tropical waters and be rewarded with a rich variety of marine life.

Set in the 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. Indeed Nungwi beach has recently been voted the 5th best beach in the world by the 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 then formed part of the Portuguese, British, Italian, and German Empires creating a unique legacy and almost mythical atmosphere.