We were really impressed with every aspect of our stay in Royal Zanzibar. Our room was just the way we hoped for, with the stunning view to the sea (not all the rooms have that, one must reserve it, and it probably costs more) but for us it was worth every penny.
The reception was beautifuly designed, also all the paths, flowers, bushes, trees, all beautifully manicured
there were enough lounge chairs around the pool areas, they were big and comfortable and there were always some staff members ready to move one where you wished.
The food was good, varied, tasty, both at breakfast and for lunch and dinner.
Some dinners were at the beach and around the pool area which was romantic and very memorable.
The staff made the biggest impression on us, all were friendly, relaxed, with big smile, never did we see a frown, rolling eyes or boredom. They were also nicely dressed.
Wonderful sandy beaches, one could walk for kilometres, the boys on the beach were coming to us offering tours or something to buy but with a friendly manner and they weren't a nuisance.
The sea water temperature was just right but the water felt prickly, apparently microscopic jelly fish (?) Some of us felt it, some didn't. It made me leave the sea water sooner than I wanted, and switch to the pool. All around very enjoyable and we would recommend it to anyone.
Gut: Friendliness of the staff
Beautiful layout of the gardens, pool area, reception
Nicht so gut: no complaints.
Lage: walking for kilometres on the beach in each direction, aquarium (if you could call it that, with some turtles in it, but it supports the local economy