Z is an elegant and contemporary boutique hotel situated on one of the best beaches in the whole of Zanzibar – the setting is truly stunning.The Z Hotel is fairly new to the Zanzibar hotel scene and has already gained a reputation for good value.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The Z Hotel is located in the heart of the busy Nungwi village on the northernmost tip of Zanzibar island. It is approximately an hour’s drive from the airport at Stone Town.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The 35 rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, lovely travertine marble floors and Italian-designed bathrooms. All are decorated in a contemporary style, with sumptuous Indian silks and bespoke furniture made out of local coconut wood.
There is a main pool area and a lush tropical garden that looks out onto the beautiful white sandy beach of the Indian Ocean. However, the plot is relatively small compared to other hotels we use on Zanzibar.
Z is usually booked on a B&B basis, which is no bad thing considering the quality of affordable restaurants in Nungwi village. However, guests can also enjoy an alfresco meal at the hotel’s restaurant, Saruche, or indulge in tapas and Asian fusion dishes at its cocktail bar, Cinnamon.
Although it is a lovely place to stay, it is not suitable for anyone who is looking for a peaceful beach holiday. Nungwi is the party capital of the island, so it can be noisy and extremely busy here. Instead, guests can take the opportunity to learn about the island's varied history with a Stone Town tour and take part in the wide range of water sports, such as diving, fishing and snorkelling.