DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi is a modern hotel in traditional Zanzibar style with Makuti palm leaf roofs in a superb location on the beach in Nungwi, at the northern tip of Zanzibar.
Open: DoubleTree Resort is open all year.
Location: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton is in Nungwi, on the north coast of Zanzibar, about a 90-minute drive from the airport. Nungwi village is a 5-minute walk away.
Rooms: There are 96 rooms and suites. Rooms are air conditioned, have LCD TV, safe, tea and coffee makers, hair dryer, en-suite bathroom and private balcony. Beach bags and towels are provided for your stay. Suites are even more spacious and have minibars. Room service is available.
Activities: The hotel offers a full range of watersports. You can also go snorkelling and diving. Nungwi, a traditional fishing village, is a short walk from the hotel. The hotel arranges various excursions including cruises, visits to nearby islands and trips to Stone Town. Enjoy a massage or beauty treatments at the hotel. Take part in a yoga session on the beach.
Facilities: There are 2 restaurants, Fisherman Bar and Grill and Ngalawa Restaurant plus a pool bar. The hotel has an outdoor freshwater pool and deck with sun loungers. There are also sun loungers and sunshades on the small private beach. There is a fitness centre. The hotel provides a currency exchange and a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables. There are frequent theme nights, with barbecues and Swahili fare.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Babysitting can be arranged and there are special activities for children.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in rooms and public areas.
"Nestled next to the Indian Ocean, The buffet restaurant provides good quality food which includes, fresh, locally caught, game fish grilled and eaten right on the beach. Quality furnishing and fittings, a warm welcome and good service. A good choice of location for a wind down with a bit of luxury following a safari. I'm not a fan of the "All inclusive (AI)", spoilt years ago at a Sandals Resort, now most AIs would be accurately called "Some stuff Inclusive". This hotel has a slightly confusing price list. An example would be beer prices, for those not on AI beer A cost $5, beers B cost $6. For those on AI, A was free but B was $6, go figure! Minor point but it just shows up that there is a limit to what is included and it can be somewhat arbitrary. "