• Swimming pool

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Escape to tropical paradise

Set on the powdery white sands of the island's beautiful north coast, the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort offers a paradise setting for your luxurious holiday escape.

The hotel's spacious rooms and suites overlook tropical gardens and swimming pools with the Indian Ocean beyond, and feature opulent fittings and stylish African-inspired interiors. Relax in the beautiful infinity edge swimming pool and admire the views with a drink from the swim up Upepo pool bar. Alternatively, enjoy a cool drink at the Baraza Beach Bar as the sun sets, golden, over the sea.

If you enjoy a more active holiday, you'll find beach volleyball, beach tennis, kayaking, paddleboats and more. After the exertion, it's time for a pampering treatment at the spa for a sense of total rejuvenation; you'll also have two restaurants to choose between, offering everything from Italian to seafood dishes.

Living up to its name, the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellent winner and the ideal spot for those that want breath-taking surroundings and elegant accommodation.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1826 Reviews
Beach

Hotel highlights

  • Four swimming pools
  • Traditional Swahili architecture
  • Perfect Honeymoon destination
  • Seaviews from all rooms

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 124 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

  • Beach
  • Approx. one hour from Zanzibar Airport.
  • Jozani forest excursion - see its animals, plants and view the stunning scenery
  • Dolphin boat trips
  • Visit a spice plantation
  • Scuba diving
  • Weddings
1826 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1055
  • Very Good 522
  • Average 143
  • Poor 53
  • Terrible 53

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Nov 18, 2019

Excellent service

Nice location, next to the beach. The resort has four beautiful swimming pools.The quality of the room was impeccable and clean and the food very good. The service provided was excellent and the staff very polite and helpful. Check in and and check out runned smoothly. They organise activities like volleyball, waterpolo. View from d block was amazing like the pictures attached
Nov 17, 2019

Friendly staff and locals help make a memorable vacation.

This resort hotel has it all as the name implies. Plenty for all the family to do or even just chill and recharge your batteries without being pestered. The fully inclusive package is impressive, the grounds extensive and well-cared for, the four pools clean and regularly ph tested; but the greatest pleasure was the friendly and helpful staff. Buffets in the main restaurant for breakfast, lunch and supper were well-prepared, interesting and tasty - particularly bearing in mind the challenging temperatures: the waiter/waitress service in the Cliff restaurant was excellent and basically the same food as in the main restaurant but in a stunning location. The inclusive drinks were available without question and the wines by the glass were surprisingly good. The biggest detraction was the access road from the main highway to the resort: it is similar to a bomb-holed war zone road, why on earth the big upmarket hotels that have to use it don't club together and hire a grader once a month defies logic and common sense. A $100 a month would cover it, I reckon. The next problem the hotel suffers from is crows: my suggestion that they hire or tether a bird of prey in the open part of the main restaurant has probably fallen on deaf ears - TIA (This is Africa!).
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The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Facilities

Sports & Entertainment

Activities include: table tennis, darts and beach volleyball and the resort also has a pool table and an array of evening entertainment.

Fitness Centre

A state-of-the-art, fully equipped gym is available for all guests.

Spa

The small spa, overlooking the ocean, offers manicures, pedicures and a variety of massages.

a sunset over a body of water

Swimming Pools

The resort has four free-form swimming pools, one of which has an infinity edge which appears to flow into the ocean.

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Room Types

Superior Room

Spacious superior rooms offer one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds draped with mosquito netting as well as a large outside balcony. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Suite

The large suites are located directly on the beachfront, giving you a spectacular view of the evening sunset. The suites offer one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds, draped by mosquito netting. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Superior Deluxe

These newly built third floor rooms offer all the space and light of superior rooms with the added advantage that every one offers stunning panoramic views over the gardens, pools and the Indian Ocean. Generous bathrooms offer a freestanding tub, separate walk-in shower and dual sinks. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Food & Drink

Coco Bar

The open-air Coco Bar overlooks the turquoise waters below. Here, you may enjoy a light lunch including pizza, chips, burgers and other snacks and refreshments during the day.

Baraza Beach Bar

Traditionally, 'baraza' is the sitting area outside of a Swahili home and it is also a meeting place. Mid-morning to night, you may retreat to Baraza – a two-storey beach bar – a space of peace and tranquility looking over the powder white sands and the astounding turquoise of the Indian Ocean.

Spices Restaurant

Spices Restaurant is open morning, noon and night for lavish breakfasts, sumptuous lunches and exotic dinners, tempered with a choice of delicacies from around the world.

Samaki Restaurant

Samaki is the Swahili word for fish, and while you take in the spectacular view of the Indian Ocean you'll enjoy a bounty of fresh seafood in an array of culinary styles to appeal to every taste. There is no set charge to eat at the a la carte restaurant (surcharge is based on menu of the day) but we advise pre-booking. Opening Times: Breakfast 07:00–11:00 Lunch 12:00–17:00

Mapenzi Bar

Mapenzi means beloved in Swahili and there is nowhere nicer to lounge away your day while you drink cool refreshments, including a tantalising selection of cocktails. Live entertainment is presented under a star-studded sky to sweep you into the night.

Upepo Pool Bar

The Upepo swim-up bar overlooks the Indian Ocean and is ideal for indulgent cocktails and chilled drinks all day long.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food: Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. Dinner can also be taken in the à la carte restaurant (at a charge). There is no fixed charge for the à la carte restaurant, it depends on what is ordered from the menu on offer that day. Snacks are available from the snack bar.
Drinks: Local wines served by the glass, local beer and soft drinks served by the bottle, local spirits and selected cocktails served until 11pm. Afternoon tea.
Activities: Land-based sports activities including table tennis and beach volleyball. Non-motorised watersports including kayaks and pedal boats. Windsurfing, canoeing and catamaran are not included but can be booked and paid locally.

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Special Offers

Free nights

Stay 7, pay 6

You may also stay 14 nights and only pay for 12. 

Early booking discount

10% Early Booking Offer

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Couples receive fruit and flowers in the room, along with a bottle of wine.