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Park Hyatt Zanzibar REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Park Hyatt Zanzibar REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

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Old Oct 16, 18, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by Zol View Post
I took a flight both ways, decided against the ferry for scheduling and duration really and because I anyway needed to be in DAR so saves the trip from the port.
Thanks Zol! Seems to be no way to avoid heading into town from the airport to overnight though, in that case.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by ung1 View Post
Thanks Zol! Seems to be no way to avoid heading into town from the airport to overnight though, in that case.
Can't schedule it for a transit?
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Old Oct 17, 18, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by Zol View Post
Can't schedule it for a transit?
Strangely, no. Arrive from Europe around 10 pm which is too late to go to Zanzibar. And the departure flight is at 7 AM which means I need to be there the day before.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 8:10 am
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PH Zanzibar

As per the wiki, a TSU upgrades to the Park Suite.
Has anybody had any recent experiences?

The website shows, that NONE of the suites are upgradable, not even using points for e.g. premium suites.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by 59Impala View Post
As per the wiki, a TSU upgrades to the Park Suite.
Has anybody had any recent experiences?

The website shows, that NONE of the suites are upgradable, not even using points for e.g. premium suites.
We got very lucky when we stayed. Had paid to upgrade to the Park Suite, and were offered their best suite for New Years Eve (in the main building, up from the reception, along the entire sea-front with a huge balcony). Had the regular suite for 2 nights, which was OK, and then the big one for the last night.

Seem to have much nicer experience at PH after stopping to stay with Hyatt. Also got a very nice upgrade in Buenos Aires a couple months back - much nicer than the upgrade we got when visiting with Diamond status.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by 59Impala View Post
As per the wiki, a TSU upgrades to the Park Suite.
Has anybody had any recent experiences?

The website shows, that NONE of the suites are upgradable, not even using points for e.g. premium suites.
"This 100 sq m suite with one king bed has an ocean-facing terrace and ceiling to floor windows in both the living room and bed room. Complimentary breakfast and pre-set dinner included for a stay booked only under the Standard Rate or Advance Purchase Rate. Not applicable for upgrades and points redemption."

I think it's just poor wording. The "Not applicable for upgrades and points redemption" is referring to the previous sentence - "Complimentary breakfast and pre-set dinner included for a stay booked only under the Standard Rate or Advance Purchase Rate", i.e. free dinner is not applicable for suites obtained using TSUs or points upgrades.

FWIW, I got upgraded to a Park King Suite on a 2-night stay last September.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 11:44 pm
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Thanks for the replies. I have used up all my TSUs, will need to wait till I requalify and then try to apply a TSU.Visit is in Feb only.
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Old Sep 3, 19, 5:25 am
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Hi guys,

Bahari Terrace Suite and Zanzibar Suite are both coming up the same price for my dates, which is the better choice ?
Seems the former from the one photo provided on the website but wonder if anyone here can share any further details.

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Old Feb 15, 20, 11:03 am
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Exceeded expectations

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Map| 3 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Shangani Street, Stone Town 4255, Tanzania , TZ

Exceeded expectations (12 Photos)

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Wonderful stay, and exceeded my expectations

 

 

Check In

We had arranged a transfer from the Ferry terminal to the hotel. Due to the fact, that it is a oneway street (officially, at times there is traffic in both ways especially after a ferry arrives and the local streets are just overburdned, the locals tend not to obey he traffic signs), we could not take the direct/shortest way, took us about 12-15 minute to arrive.

Hotel Lobby is impressive, with an Omani style decoration, open, breezy, view of the sea through open doors, wonderful. Was welcomed as a globalist, check-in efficient and was escorted to our room.

 

 

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Room

We used a TSU to upgrade to a Park King Suite. The room was a boasting 100sqm corner room. Bedroom and balcony was oceanfront, the living/dining room was facing Stone Town. The room was really huge and well layed out.

Purified water is replaced up to twice daily. We had enough water in the room to drink and use for brushing our teeth and rinsing the mouth (just if somebody should be sensitive to the tap water).

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Service

Service is impeccable. Extremely friendly, attentive and caring staff. E.g. for breakfast we were asked for the room number, after having been shown to the table we were then always greeted by our name. The waiters generally were very attentive, remembered our names days after the first visit, they remembered our drink preferences and so forth. Amazingly attentive.

Dining

We had dinner at „The Dining Room“ 3 times. Food quality was really excellent. Price wise on the higher side for Zanzibar, but reasonable according to our standards. Not everything was available at all times though, but there was enough variety for us to find something delicious. Good Indian cuisine, good fish.

 

Location

Location is truly ideal. Beachfront, and right in the center of Stone Town. It’s about a 3 minute walk to the main attractions of Stone Town, e.g. the shopping area, the Freddy Mercury museum, about a 6-7 minute walk to a park, where the locals gather in the evenings. There are food stands (we did not try anything, I heard from locals that unsold fish from the previous day was just warmed up again, may not be advisable for certain persons with a sensitive stomach).

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Overall

I definitely would recommend this hotel. No doubt, and I’d go again for sure.

Most tourist visit Zanzibar after a Safari in Tanzania, either flying in from Arusha or Kilimanjaro. If you are doing so as well and are only planning to stay for 4 days in Zanzibar, then this hotel may not be the best option. It is ideally located for visiting Stone Town. The beach in front of the hotel is „ok to nice“. It is a public beach, and towards the evenings around 5pm, the locals gather there for swimming and it gets quite crowded.

We were visiting friends for 4 days in Zanzibar City and then spent 4 further days on the east side of the island in another hotel. The east coast has beautiful beaches and is very calm. Practically no body there on the beach.

We usually use our debit card to get cash from the ATM’s. This can be difficult, as we tried at least 4 ATM’s until we found some, which actually dispensed money. Other did not have any cash or were not usable with international cards. So beware of that.

Pool

The pool was just right in terms of size and had enough lounge chairs and shade.

Beach

As mentioned above, the beach is ok. We did take a swim there, water was clean. It is a public beach and it tends to get crowded towards the late afternoon till well after sunset. In the mornings there can be some trash, once an old tire as well. Otherwise clean. The hotel has guards so that no strangers enter the hotel from the beach.

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Bathroom

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Exceeded expectations

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Old Feb 15, 20, 2:54 pm
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Can confirm to the Park Suite. Stayed 3 nights in September and were upgraded without using a TSU. The one we were upgraded to was on its own floor in the original building (floor 2, no elevator). Property and architecture are very nice. Drinks are reasonably priced.

There are a lot of "hucksters" on the beach, so much so that we did not go down there. Only other negative is that we did a spice tour set up through the hotel and it kind of felt like a tourist trap/scam as they were constantly trying to upsell during it. Zanzibar/stone town kind of gave of this whole feel (people were constantly trying to rip you off or sell you something). Probably won't return because of it.
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Old Jun 28, 21, 5:32 pm
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Has anyone stayed in the Royal Residence? We have a stay in a few months for 4 of us and we have it booked for 30K/night.
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Old Mar 3, 22, 3:51 pm
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Any recent stays/reviews? I'd be interested in Globalist upgrades, Covid precautions, quality of service, any new developments, etc.

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Old Jun 28, 22, 11:20 am
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Zamani Presidential Suite


Presidential Suite (Green) and Royal Residence (Blue)

Royal Residence

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Old Jun 28, 22, 11:25 am
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Did you use points for the presidential suite?

How did you like the hotel overall? How was the globalist breakfast?

We are coming soon. What did you do outside the hotel grounds? Any interesting sightseeing? What about restaurants?
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Old Jun 28, 22, 11:26 am
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Zamani Presidential Suite 2


Guest Toilet 1

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Main Patio 1

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