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Fairmont Zanzibar, Zanzibar

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Description & Facilities


5 Stars





The Fairmont Zanzibar is actually located on Unguja which is Zanzibar's main Island.

The Farimont has around 100 rooms to give you a great choice of accomodation ranging from villas, cottages and deluxe rooms. You will find each room hidden in the welcoming shade of the beach forest and palm-covered paths.

As you would expect of a Fairmont hotel there is a generous selection of dining options. You can try the tradewinds restaurant will can cater for all palates. Then there is the Zama Lounge which takes its lead from Arabic/African food.

There is then the Nahodha Lounge for those small, essential snacks and refreshments throughout the day. Finally you try the Mchanga Poolside Bar for those water babies who don't want to leave the cool refreshing waters. If you prefer privacy then in-room dining is also available.


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Fairmont Zanzibar
Flight Time
9 hours (approximately)
Journey Time From Airport
  • 35 minutes by road

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There are no customer reviews for December.

Customer reviews for January

"Hot with a breeze"

Customer reviews for February

"Weather was great. A bit of rain on safari and one day of rain in Zanzibar but other than that it was hot and dry."
"Weather was hot, approx 35 degrees celcius"
"Hot but with a cool breeze off the sea. Quite humid in Stonetown on the west coast but typical Indian Ocean on the East Coast where we were based. Evenings warm but comfortable. Sun very strong!"

Customer reviews for March

"very good"

Customer reviews for April

"Not bad considering that it was the rainy season."

Customer reviews for May

"Very light rain on a few occasions, other then that, Amazing."

Customer reviews for June

"poor - rain and overcast for 10 days. the other days overcast with heavy rains showers then clearing up. Only one full day without rain"
"warm and pleasant"
"Good sunshine with a little rin on some mornings."
"Overcast and windy most of the week, with frequent showers, but the locals and staff all seemed to think this was very unusual for the period"
"In genera many cloudy days, no rain. Warm and humid. 50% sunny"

Customer reviews for July

"Sunny quite breezy temps up to 28 degree."
"25c very nice"
"V good"
"Good, not too hot"

Customer reviews for August

"The weather was hot and sunny 95% of the week, suntan guaranteed"
"It was cloudy a lot of the time and rained 3 - 4 days. When the sun came out it was glorious and there was a lovely breeze by the sea."

Customer reviews for September

"Could not have been better, sunshine all day everyday."
"Perfect although some drizzle on last day."
"can be cloudy in the mornings but clears by midday for a full afternoon of sun."
"Lovely - sunny, not too hot though, about 27"
"hot and sunny"
"Perfect. Dry, hot and sunny with a constant on-shore breeze."

Customer reviews for October

"Hot with only a couple of spells of rain"
"Average of 28c daily very little cloud"
"Absolutely fantastic until 31st Oct..then literlly rained from Nov..rained 1 whole day but was expected and fantastic up til then and not enough to spoil anything"
"Hot and humid, little sunshine."

Customer reviews for November

"Lovely and hot and sunny. Average temp was about 29-31 C. No rain at all. No humidity which was nice."
"Hot - around 30 deg c daytime and 25 night time. Occasional shower."

Customer reviews for December

"V hot"
"v hot"

Fairmont Zanzibar, Zanzibar

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2002 Reviews

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Holidaysplease Customers Reviews

Rating Summary

Rooms 9.5 / 10
Service 6.0 / 10
Food 8.5 / 10
Facilities 6.5 / 10
Average 7.5 / 10

Jonathan C Hambleden

Well worth upgrading room to sea view or Deluxe villa. GM excellent. Limited options for HB clients at lunchtime unless you take the (£17pp) buffet - a bit excessive if you want light fare. Full Board might be a better option if supplement less than £15pppn as not many options to eat out.

Dena Y Bristol

Food was fairly good but repetative. It is an 'American' style resort in a nice location but does not give you an insight to the culture of the country.
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