A chic boutique hotel lying on the northern tip of Zanzibar, The Z Hotel is set within a lush tropical garden with easy access to the ocean.

Enjoy exciting water-based activities such as water-skiing, deep-sea fishing and swimming with humpback whales or for something different take a spice tour or visit Stone Town, Jozani Forest and Mnarani Turtle Sanctuary.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2014 - 2015
  •  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2015 - #10 of Top 10 Hotels in Tanzania
  •  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2016 - #4 of Top 10 Hotels in Tanzania


  • Small beach hotel in vibey area
  • Set in a tropical garden with beach access
  • Fabulous restaurant overlooking the ocean
  • Snorkelling, diving & massage treatments available

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The Z Hotel has a Re-Boot mini spa offering a variety of rejuvenating treatments that range from deep massages to exfoliating facials.

For the more active, waterbased activities such as water-skiing, deep-sea fishing and swimming with humpback whales are also on offer.

General Facilities

    Private garden
    Curio or Gift shop
    Wi-fi available
    Computer facilities
    Swimming Pool


Saruche is The Z Hotel's main restaurant and offers inside as well as al fresco dining while Cinnamon serves African-European tapas and shared platters as well as mouth-watering cocktails.

Deluxe Garden View Room

The Deluxe Garden View rooms feature marble floors, Italian bathroom suites, crisp Egyptian cotton linen and locally sourced furniture made from coconut wood.

Deluxe Garden View Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

Other room types available at The Z Hotel are Sea Views overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean; Interconnecting Rooms for families; Roof-top Suites and Ocean-front cottages with private decks but for something unforgettable you could stay in the 100m2 Z Suite that boasts two terraces and an outdoor jacuzzi.


  • Beach activities
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Boat excursions
  • Cultural tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Game drives
  • Historical tours
  • Kite surfing
  • Local village visits
  • Motorised water activities
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Sunset cruises
  • Water-skiing
  • Whale watching
  • Wind-surfing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $115 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $105 Bed & Breakfast
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018 $115 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018 $105 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $115 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $125 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018 $115 Bed & Breakfast
  • 23 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019 $125 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Mar 2019 - 15 Apr 2019 $115 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Deluxe Sea View Room,Rooftop Suite,Ocean Front Cottage,The Z Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Zanzibar was awesome!

    Briana Casara, March 2016
  • Z Hotel was great, Nice facilities, friendly staff, amazing location. Really nice to be able to wander up and down the beach and try different restaurants. We did nothing all week! Just relaxed in the sun!

    Sarah Fox, February 2014
  • The Z Hotel in Zanzibar was like heaven on earth. Upgrading to the ocean view room was well worth it, as we were able to watch the sunset everyday from our private balcony. They had paninis and champagne waiting for us when we arrived as our flight was several hours delayed and the restaurant was closed for the evening already, a lovely touch.

    Christina Swartz, August 2013
  • Z Hotel was perfect for us and the cottage room was great as we had a good feeling of space there.

    Tina Whitehouse, December 2012
  • The Z hotel in Zanzibar was a fantastic place, the service was just excellent, and I don't remember eating that well on holiday ever before. The hotel and rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the pool and beach were fantastic.

    Ryan Hills, April 2012
  • We definitely had the best room and it was much-appreciated. Not that people spend much time in the room but we were happy to have our own covered area to get out of the sun but be outside and have our own sun deck for late afternoon when we wanted to lie in the sun. Apart from that we spent most of our time walking (trying to burn off calories we had added to the waistline) or on two days we 'private hired' a dhow to take us to an island for snorkelling and giving us lunch on a beach close to the island followed by a leisurely sail back to the hotel.

    Paul Harris, September 2011
  • The Z Hotel was also lovely, super location, right on the beach with a pool if you didn't fancy the sea (there were a few small stingy things in the water which weren't a problem once you got used to them). We decided to upgrade the room to a sea view on arrival - extra $30 per night but definitely worth the money. The garden view room was on the ground floor and didn't have much view at all.

    Serena Newstead, September 2010

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

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"A chic and modern boutique hotel on the north coast, I would choose this resort for it's beachside location and vibrant atmosphere."



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