Zanzibar International Hotel

9 Eversfield Place, St. Leonards-On-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, TN37 6BY
Telephone: 01424 460109
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Zanzibar International Hotel 9 Eversfield Place Hastings East Sussex 01424 460109 213 4.9
Honeymoon in Japan
5 stars 5

'Amazing experience, such a clever idea..we thoroughly enjoyed our stay..however we probably should have chosen a different room from Japan for the summer...a little hot in the room! X'

Review By - Mr. Tim Matthews
Date - 23rd July, 2014

Verified Customer

A great find !
5 stars 5

'This hotel is a gem . Unique and quirky concept makes for great fun . The food is a real highlight but it is the friendliness of the team that really stands out . Looking forward to next visit.'

Review By - Mr. James Macguill
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 20th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely hotel
5 stars 5

'Stayed one night in the Antarctica room with spectacular sea view. Perfect room, delicious breakfast and Hastings such a good place to potter around - loads of interesting second hand shops. Definitely recommend!'

Review By - Mr. Nicholas Porter
Date - 19th July, 2014

Verified Customer

South America
5 stars 5

'An extremely enjoyable stay. The hotel was amazing and the attention to detail was stunning. Our room was beautiful. The hotel staff are really friendly and we would recommend a meal in the restaurant. We will definitely be back to stay in a different room this time.'

Review By - Mrs. Andrea Arnold
Date - 12th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Reccomended
5 stars 5

'Had a great weekend staying in this hotel. I Stayed in Morocco which was great room. The mezzanine sleeping area was fun. Service was excellent, friendly staff and great breakfast service. It rained a bit on our visit but that was fine as we loved the hotel.'

Review By - Mr. Jay Toland
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 8th July, 2014

Verified Customer

40th birthday weekend in Manhattan!'
5 stars 5

'Wow! What can we say. ..... Just back home after a fantastic weekend staying in Manhattan room with my husband celebrating my 40th birthday. The room was fantastic and we could not of asked for more and with a nice touch a welcoming bottle had been put on ice for us when we arrived. The staff were helpful and we did not envy them climbing the stairs with our champagne breakfast each morning!! We ate both lunch and dinner in Pier Nine and the food was delicious with full compliments to the chef! The sea views were breathtaking and we could have spent all day watching the world go by! In fact we put it off for as long as possible until we checked out. We have already been looking at dates for our next visit!! Huge thanks to Max and all the staff, we will be seeing you all again soon.'

Review By - Mrs. Rachel Biggs
Date - 7th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Heaven!
5 stars 5

'Literally can't fault the hotel, the (Manhattan) room was totally amazing!! Everything from the ceiling filling bath, to the fish tank coffee table and jukebox made us feel like we were in a million pound rock star pad! The staff were extremely polite and professional and the restaurant and decking area look beautiful and the food was great too! Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!'

Review By - Miss. Rebecca Loake
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st June, 2014

Verified Customer

Antartica
5 stars 5

'I got this late booking from the website. I was hoping for another room but dont have any regrets. really nice room, great view and the bathroom was excellent. The room service breakfast was first class! the staff were very polite and welcoming and were extreamly helpful with our late arrival and breakfast requests. An excellent place to stay at very good rates. many thanks!'

Review By - Dr. Haroon Rauf
Date - 17th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Our new 'Favourite' Hotel
5 stars 5

'We tried the Zanzibar as it was something a bit different. We were hoping for an experience we wouldn't forget (in a positive way!) and it delivered on every level. The Antarctica room was fabulous - the view is straight out to the sea, there is a steam shower and a sauna in the room (the sauna is a bit tempramental but just get Max to show you how to coax it back on), the decor suits the room theme perfectly. The atmosphere at the hotel can't be faulted - all the staff couldn't be more helpful and are genuinely smiling all the time. Breakfast was probably the best we have ever had at a hotel (and we have stayed at quite a few 5 star hotels over the last few years). It is a credit to Max who turned the building from a seaside B&B into the experience it is now and to all the people he has working with him now. We will definitely be staying again :-)'

Review By - Mr. Peter Silverman
Date - 13th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Cramer and Naish
4 stars 4

'Staff were very Friendly.A warm welcome. Clean room. Great breakfast served in our room Would strongly recommend. One negative,area looked a bit run down but once inside all was forgotten Thank you to Jason and his team Mr Naish and Miss Cramer'

Review By - Mr. Stewart Naish
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 8th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Amazing Hotel
5 stars 5

'A wonderful stay in "Antartica" with its superb shower & amazing sea views. The food in the Pier 9 Restaurant was really excellent both at dinner and breakfast the next morning. The fruit bowl with the best yoghurt I've ever tasted got the morning off to a great start. All the staff were very friendly and so willing to help make our stay special. So thank you very much!'

Review By - Mrs. Valerie Redman
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Amazing last minute break
5 stars 5

'After deciding we needed to get away from the stresses of London and a crazy house move. We picked the Zanzibar hotel & Hastings for a last minute mid week break after reading other reviews on TripAdvisor. Fortunately we managed to snap up the last remaining room - Bali. What a wonderful 24 hours we had. On arrival Max welcomed us wholeheartedly, helping us with sea front parking, our bags and a tour before showing us the room. He apologised for the room being small but we have stayed in smaller. Plus with velux roof windows, ambient lighting and a talking spa shower - we could not complain!! What was the highlight of our stay though was our time in the restaurant for both dinner and our included breakfast. The cooking and quality of food is just divine. If you just visit for the restaurant I would not expect you to be disappointed. We will certainly return and try out one of the bigger rooms and a new seasonal menu. Thanks to everyone at the hotel for making our escape wonderful.'

Review By - Mrs. Sarah Cromwell
Date - 5th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Simply wonderful
5 stars 5

'I was lucky enough to get a late cancellation at this wonderful B&B. As it was a cancellation we didn;t have a choice of rooms - however, I do think that made our life easier - how would one even know where to start in picking?! We stayed in Morocco, a smaller room, yet with a spacious feel as the room is set up as a beautifully decorated sitting room with a mezzanine above for sleeping. I can't fault the accommodation or the helpful and friendly staff at the hotel and would definitley recommend the Zanzibar. I would also highly recommend the restaurant - I was amazingly pleasantly surprised. The food was most excellent, absolutely London standard, with a good choice and some excellent wines - go for the smugglers wine!'

Review By - Mrs. Carolyn Townsend
Date - 5th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Relaxing retreat on Hastings seafront
4 stars 4

'Enjoyed our stay in the Zanzibar and found the Japan room very relaxing. The sit in bath/jacuzzi is a nice feature and it's always good to sleep on a comfy king-size bed. The breakfast was amazing and there were lots of options available. The location is good if you don't mind short walks and the hosts were very welcoming. The only reason I haven't given this 5 starts is because the price could have been less, especially when compared to similar B&Bs I have stayed in. Would still recommend.'

Review By - Mr. John Smith
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Big in Japan
4 stars 4

'Stayed for two nights in 'Japan' room for our first weekend away from the kids! The room was beautifully decorated, & it was great fun having our very own spa bath! Loved the Breakfast in bed... a really luxurious brekky, & free drink on arrival, proper coffee in your room- real attention to detail. Staff were delightful, bed was comfy, all in all a great hotel.'

Review By - Ms. Emma Reynolds
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th May, 2014

Verified Customer

perfect
5 stars 5

'Stayed here with my husband for our first wedding anniversary...perfect homely feel in lovely accommodation...thank you'

Review By - Mrs. Clare Bates
Date - 8th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Clare, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We all work our socks off and it means a lot to my staff and I when we receive positive feedback. If you get the chance, please would you post your review to ‘tripadvisor.com’ for us? People don’t go anywhere these days without checking the reviews first! We hope you return to try another of our rooms soon. Best regards, Max'

Highly recommended
5 stars 5

'We had a great time at Zanzibar. It was every bit as luxurious as we hoped it would be, especially the deep, Japanese-style bath. Great little touches - like the free welcome drink and the excellent breakfast - really made the difference, too.'

Review By - Mr. Vincent Forrester
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 6th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Zanzibar - Japan room
4 stars 4

'Great little spot! Rooms well done - hospitality and food well done - and reasonable prices too - great atmosphere in restaurant and breakfast to compare with the best we have ever had (and we have travelled a lot!) super place for a chilled night away from the kids. DVD player in room too - added bonus!'

Review By - Mrs. Helen Wada
Date - 5th May, 2014

Verified Customer

I travelled through 2 continents in a day!
5 stars 5

'After Jason had welcomed us and showed us to the Morocco room we had booked for our 2 night stay, he then bought us complimentary drink and fresh tapenade, which were most welcome and eagerly consumed! The room is small (particularly for me as I weight 18 stone!), but beautifully and tastefully decorated, with a large drench shower (which was amazing!) with the bed on a Mezzanine level accessed via a spiral staircase. The headroom in the bed area is low so you cannot stand, but this, along with careful placing of lighting and appropriate ornamentation did add to the ambience. One nice surprise was a TV in the bed area as well as downstairs, and another - real fresh milk in the mini bar & free mineral water. The mini bar prices were on the steep side being nearer to London than Hastings, but no one is forcing you as there is an off licence 2 doors down. We had an issue though, what I hadn’t realised when booking is that, as a larger person, I would be unable to easily get up the stairwell. Following a night on the sofa Jason upgraded us to Antarctica, with sea views and a large separate bathroom this was quite a spectacular suite! The bathroom comes equipped with a Sauna, Steam and shower enclosure, and while quite small was also a nice change. There are 2 tiny downsides. The bathroom did smell a tad damp, and the window which goes almost to floor level in the bathroom is not frosted that gave me quite a shock in the morning to see someone walking along the promenade looking directly at me in all my morning glory! Breakfast ... As spectaculour as the rooms, full English and no holding back on the portions either.'

Review By - Mr. Neil Moakes
Date - 1st May, 2014

Verified Customer

Wonderful stay
5 stars 5

'I had booked South America as a surprise for my wife's birthday. We we're met at the front door by the owner who was extremely friendly and welcoming. He showed us the bar and dining area then took our bags up to show us our room, and what an amazing room it was. Spacious, tastefully decorated and furnished with a huge bed and a stand alone bath to die for! It was easily big enough for two and we had the deepest hottest bath we have ever had. Lovely views over the sea and much to my wife's annoyance I spent a happy half hour looking at passing ships and the Sovereign Lighthouse with the room's telescope. We didn't dine at the hotel during the evening as we already had plans but when we went out it was packed and it smelt divine. A v v comfortable nights sleep was followed by a delicious breakfast. All the staff were very smiley and friendly. Looking forward to going back.'

Review By - Mr. Chris Storey
Date - 26th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely!
5 stars 5

'We couldn't have asked for a better venue to see in my husbands 30th. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. We had room service to our room from the Pier Nine restaurant which was just divine and just what the doctor ordered. My only comment would be the sound from the jukebox, I understand it can't be loud but I could hardly hear it. However, I am sure if I had asked the lovely Max to turn it up a notch I am sure he would have done. The bath was incredible and the bed was so comfortable too! Hastings itself has a certain charm to it however, we didn't really leave the hotel!! We played mini golf but was straight back to have a very long lunch downstairs. It really felt like we were on holiday! We will return there soon, especially as they are restoring the pier too!'

Review By - Mrs. Joanna Gregory
Date - 23rd April, 2014

Verified Customer

Simply amazing!
5 stars 5

'Wow - what a gem! I normally would not choose Hastings as a place to visit but forget about that and visit this wonderful boutique hotel!! From the start we were warmly welcomed, comp drink, lots of info. The rooms are beautiful - we stayed in the Moroccan which was to die for - only criticism would be more space for using the complimentary tea/coffee area, larger sink but we are scraping the barrel. It is a real oasis and once inside and In the garden area you could be anywhere in the world !! The relaxed but stunningly designed restaurant was fab and the food top notch - nothing was too much trouble - This hotel should go on your bucket list !! Thank u :)'

Review By - Ms. Shelley Strike
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 12th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Shelley, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us and for re-booking. We all work our socks off and it means a lot to my staff and I when we receive positive feedback. If you get the chance, please would you post your review to ‘tripadvisor.com’ for us? People don’t go anywhere these days without checking the reviews first! We look forward to seeing you again in near future. Best regards, Max'

Perfect romantic getaway
5 stars 5

'Unique and wonderful boutique Hotel. We stayed in the Manhattan room - felt very indulgent. Best hotel breakfast I've ever had.'

Review By - Dr. Rene Frank
Date - 5th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely stay
5 stars 5

'Had a lovely weekend break. Very comfortable room and super breakfast. Enjoyed dinner at Pier Nine too - delicious! Will certainly return.'

Review By - Mrs. Jane Parish
Date - 4th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Brilliant, cheers.
5 stars 5

'A great boutique hotel with brilliant staff, food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in the area.'

Review By - Mr. Daniel Cantale
Date - 1st April, 2014

Verified Customer

What a find!
5 stars 5

'This is wonderful small hotel, each room is unique and we chose Morocco, beautifully decorated and quirky. The ambiance and quality are truely lovely. The staff are friendly and helpful and very approachable. Food in the restaurant is of the highest quality and breakfast was a really good choice, the glass of champagne added the wow factor. The owner is passionate about his hotel and it shows! Would I come again - most definately!!!'

Review By - Mrs. Christine Joyce
Date - 26th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Unique hotel, great food
5 stars 5

'Friendly staff, beautiful room, delicious dinner and a truly luxurious breakfast in bed. Book immediately. It rocks.'

Review By - Miss. Sarah Buckley
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 25th February, 2014

Verified Customer

5years gone
5 stars 5

'Almost 5 years to the day since we last stayed at the Zanzibar. Max And his team continues to work their magic. The addition of an in house restaurant is very welcome. A bit pricey but very good quality. Will not leave it another 5 years this time great experience,many thanks.'

Review By - Mr. Colin Wade
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 23rd February, 2014

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Colin, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We all work our socks off and it means a lot to my staff and I when we receive positive feedback. If you get the chance, please would you post your review to ‘tripadvisor.com’ for us? People don’t go anywhere these days without checking the reviews first! We hope you return to try another of our rooms soon. Best regards, Max'

Morocco
5 stars 5

'Brilliant hotel, we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to others. The room was very comfortable, the staff were all welcoming and breakfast was delicious.'

Review By - Miss. Josephine Edwards
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 19th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Really Interesting
4 stars 4

'As someone who stays in hotels 3 nights a week it was really good to stay somewhere interesting. Lady who greeted me on arrival was fab and dinner very enjoyable. I stayed in the Morocco which is interesting but not really practical. Wet shaving impossible in tiny sink and stairs to bed need a bit of thinking about. That said room was warm & comfortable and really good fun. I think my overall take on hotel was very very pleasant, friendly and funky. I will most certainly be trying some of the other rooms during the year.'

Review By - Mr. Robert Berringer
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 31st January, 2014

Verified Customer

Loved it!
5 stars 5

'My partner and I stayed in the Manhattan Penthouse and we loved it. The room itself is amazing and the breakfast delivered to our room was divine. We also ate at Pier Nine which we would highly recommend. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable.'

Review By - Miss. Samantha Purser
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 29th January, 2014

Verified Customer

30th Birthday stay
5 stars 5

'I was very pleased with my stay in the South America room, it was just as it looked in pictures. The staff were very welcoming and happy to talk about the local area. The dinner in the restaurant was lovely and so was the breakfast. Amazing view from the room, which was clean and well stocked. Would love to come back and try all the other rooms.'

Review By - Miss. Katie Gibbs
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 31st December, 2013

Verified Customer

30th Birthday stay
5 stars 5

'I was very pleased with my stay in the South America room, it was just as it looked in pictures. The staff were very welcoming and happy to talk about the local area. The dinner in the restaurant was lovely and so was the breakfast. Amazing view from the room, which was clean and well stocked. Would love to come back and try all the other rooms.'

Review By - Miss. Katie Gibbs
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 31st December, 2013

Verified Customer

Zanzibar Hotel.
5 stars 5

'We were both very impressed with the hotel and Pier Nine restaurant which we will be eating in again in the not too distant future. We were able to have a look at Manhattan and Antarctica and next time we visit will book Antarctica for its decor and superb outlook onto the seafront. We were VERY inpressed!!'

Review By - Mr. Martin Nugent
Date - 24th December, 2013

Verified Customer

Pleasure bubble
5 stars 5

'This was a joy from start to finish. A warm welcome. Great room. Friendly,efficient service Even sound advice on local places of interest and restaurants. Very relaxing.This site gives a very good idea of what to expect but the reality is even better'

Review By - Mr. Terrence Sawkins
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Mr Sawkins Thank you for leaving us a great review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Kyma'

FABULOUS!
5 stars 5

'I cannot recommend this hotel high enough! We stayed in the Manhattan suite for a couple of nights. The whole experience was amazing, from start to finish. The apartment is finished to a high standard and has a number of perks to enjoy such as a hot tub in front of the King-size soft bed! Another lovely touch is the Juke Box! And...you can enjoy watching gold fishes swim under your coffee cup on the coffee table! The kitchen is amazing and the view from the windows is simply breath-taking. The breakfast was delicious and was served on a tray in the room. You can choose from a variety of foods + you have a newspaper waiting for you under the door at 8 am! With it came a card indicating what the weather would be like on the day and suggestions where to go and places to see! We also dined in the PierNine Restaurant. I have to say that the food was exceptionally good! I had scallops - the best I have ever had! The hotel sits like a gem in a row of terraced houses on the sea-front. It is a real diamond in a place that (apart from the sea front) is not all that appealing. However, a short walk along the sea front would take you to the old town of Hastings, which is a place you just HAVE to go to if you are into antique items, books and good food! All in all, a 5 star experience! Thank you Zanzibar for an incredible mini break! A special thank you to the staff - everybody has been very friendly! We will come to stay in Zanzibar Hotel again, that is a given!'

Review By - Mrs. Ekaterina Trinquart
Date - 8th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Made a happy birthday
5 stars 5

'I booked the Zanzibar on line after finding your website while I was looking for something different to take my wife to celebrate my birthday (Nov 5th). The website was so good that often the actual hotels do not match expectations. However, in this case the Zanzibar was amazing. We stayed in Africa where we could watch the tide come in from our window. The room was beautifully decorated and the experience of the spar bath is beyond words. We had dinner in your restaurant and it was simply a treat to our senses. My wife keeps talking about 'that meal'. My wife says you need to keep hold of your chef. We had breakfast in our room and it was the best hotel breakfast experience we have had in a long while. We could well be back to sample another escape in another country at your unique hotel.'

Review By - Mr. Ian Walker
Date - 6th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Amazing
5 stars 5

'I surprised my husband with a stay at the zanzibar hotel for his 40th birthday. We were immediately made welcome by Max who met us at the door. When he found out it was my husbands birthday he upgraded us to the South America room.....Wow!!!! We were blown away. We have never stayed anywhere like this before. It was complete luxury. Max and his team have thought of everything. You cant fault this gem of a hotel. The food was also superb and the touch of being able to have a romantic breakfast in your room was really special. Thank you so much Zanzibar hotel, we will be back.'

Review By - Mrs. Lynette Lawlor
Date - 6th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely boutique hotel
5 stars 5

'Stayed in the India Room with lovely Jacuzzi bath and had an amazing experience from start to finish. Staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Lunch at Pier Nine was delicious and the champagne breakfast was even better with more food than you could wish for. Max the owner has done a superb job and we will be going back.'

Review By - Mrs. Nadine Dulake
Date - 4th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Wonderful
5 stars 5

'The imagination that went into designing the Morocco room we stayed in is extraordinary. The service was top rate and the breakfast was like no other. Thank you for a wonderful two days. If only that bathroom was slightly larger, but it won't stop us coming again.'

Review By - Mr. John Payne
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st November, 2013

Verified Customer

Top Boutique Hotel
5 stars 5

'"Exactly what a boutique hotel should be"...but in addition to "small" and "very stylish" you should add "outstanding service" and "excellent food" to your expectations....we will stay again!!'

Review By - Mr. James Mills-webb
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 31st October, 2013

Verified Customer

Small but Perfect!
5 stars 5

'The Zanzibar may be small but it is perfect in all aspects. Friendly and welcoming staff, comfortable rooms with all amenities and Pier Nine has really excellent food. The breakfast and evening meal menus catered for all tastes and were well balanced, prepared and presented. Our two night stay here was top notch. I would certainly stay here again if I was visiting Hastings rather than in chain hotel. Well done Zanzibar 10 out of 10 from us!.'

Review By - Mr. Philip Wade
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 22nd October, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Hi Philip Thank you for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed the Zanzibar experience! See you again soon. Kind Regards Kyma'

A Special Experience
4 stars 4

'Our room at the Zanzibar was special indeed. It had every amenity including a huge soaking tub, a jukebox, an aquarium/coffee table, and a giant Buddha covered in mirror tiles. On the top floor it overlooked the beach along the English Channel. The food was excellent and service generally quite good. The only glitches were a mix up in the dinner order one evening and somewhat sluggish service at one of the breakfasts. But these weren't enough to degrade our enjoyment. Highly recommended!'

Review By - Mr. Jackson Fahnestock
Date - 15th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Luxury by the Sea
5 stars 5

'Just returned from a brilliant weekend break at the Zanzibar. The hotel staff were excellent and the food some of the best we have tasted.'

Review By - Mr. Kevin Hansell
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 24th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Review
5 stars 5

'Great atmosphere, interior and staff incl. owner/manager. And the view in the morning from bed to sea! Dining with live music, very good. A real gem where we did not expect it.'

Review By - Mr. Ruurd De Fluiter
Date - 21st September, 2013

Verified Customer

Short break
5 stars 5

'Spent two nights in "South America" lovely room, very good efficient service. We ate in the restaurant both evenings and the food was exceptional.'

Review By - Miss. Natalie Jameson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th September, 2013

Verified Customer

One night away
4 stars 4

'The outside and locality is quite off putting but inside the hotel was very well done and the room Antarctica had a fabulous view with a sofa to watch the sea with a glass on wine in hand. Hastings is an unusual choice but this is a great place to stay.'

Review By - Mr. Jeremy Aitchison
Date - 16th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Thank you
5 stars 5

'Fantastic stay. made so welcome by Max when we arrived even though he was very busy! Everything you could ask for in the room, decor amazing. So much thought has been put in to everything. We will be booking again. Thank you again so much'

Review By - Mr. Simon Sanctuary
Date - 9th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Japan room
5 stars 5

'We really enjoyed our stay at the Zanzibar hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were really well designed and the breakfast and restaurant were great - I'm only sorry we couldn't stay longer.'

Review By - Dr. Catharine Rossi
Date - 8th September, 2013

Verified Customer

1 night stay
5 stars 5

'Great Boutique Hotel, especially if you are looking for something abit different. Calm atmosphere, great staff, super food, had both lunch and dinner in Hotel. Central location and we also had great weather ... would definatley stay again for a short break from hustle and bustle of London.'

Review By - Miss. Kate Gaunt
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 3rd September, 2013

Verified Customer

Manhattan Room
5 stars 5

'Just returned from a wonderfully relaxing and very tranquil stay in the amazing Manhattan room for my husbands 40th birthday. We were looking for something with the Wow factor and the Zanzibar sure has that. The staff were very polite and helpful the restaurant food was delicious and very well presented, the option to eat in your room was a really nice touch also. Sea views from the room were very calming and the resident sea Gull who we named Bill visited our window daily to be hand fed which was very entertaining.'

Review By - Mrs. Heidi Evans
Date - 22nd August, 2013

Verified Customer

Fab stay!
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely, friendly welcome, a tour and a complementary drink in the garden. Our Moroccan style room was cosy, colourful and comfy. We enjoyed the room and separate bedroom very much. We didn't try the restaurant this time, but definitely will when we come back and we will be coming back!'

Review By - Ms. Jacqui Cramer
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 18th August, 2013

Verified Customer

India
5 stars 5

'It was everything it said it would be, advice in room information notebook to chill out was just right. Room was excellent as was food in restaurant and staff were lovely. As we drove along the seafront on arrival first impressions of the area were not good but once you scratch the surface we fell in love with Hastings. We will be returning to the Zanzibar and hope to stay in Afica !'

Review By - Mr. Keith Last
Date - 16th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Fabulous - again...
5 stars 5

'A return visit; wonderful as ever.'

Review By - Mr. Andrew Jenkins
Date - 13th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Recommended
4 stars 4

'Very pleasant experience. If in Hastings would definitely stay again.'

Review By - Mr. Peter Warrener
Date - 6th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Antarctica
5 stars 5

'The Zanzibar lived up to all out expectations. The room was exactly as it appears online. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Our thanks and congratulations to everyone involved for making this how all hotels should be! Where will the next one be?'

Review By - Mr. Michael Penny
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 20th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely hidden Gem
5 stars 5

'Beautiful hotel, friendly staff, excellent food - both evening meal and breakfast and across the road from the beach! We stayed in the India room and it was delightful! Loved the Jacuzzi bath. Only disappointment was the view from our room but nothing the hotel can do about that! Would definately stay again! Thank you'

Review By - Mrs. Suzanne Oakley
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 16th July, 2013

Verified Customer

SOUTH AMERICA
5 stars 5

'VERY CLEAN, GREAT HOTEL TO STAY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, BEST HOTEL WE HAVE EVER STAYED AT, THANKS'

Review By - Mrs. Ann Ray
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic stay at the Zanzibar
5 stars 5

'I booked this hotel as a surprise for my husbands birthday and I couldn't of chose anywhere better. Everything was perfect from our welcome, our room (The Manhattan)the staff and the food. We were thoroughly spoilt with the choice of breakfast which was delicious, unfortunately we didn't have time to have lunch/dinner in the hotel as we were often out all day but from what we could see on the menu it looked great. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for that something extra special and we will definitely be re-booking for next year. )'

Review By - Mrs. Kym Mowles
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd July, 2013

Verified Customer

Great hotel
5 stars 5

'Was friendly and welcoming from the outset. The room was very well presented and what is shown on the website is the finish that is seen when entering. Food was good with breakfast option for room service which was fantastic. Overal a great stay at the hotel.'

Review By - Mr. Joseph Saunders
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 25th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Manhattan
5 stars 5

'We loved it, the service, the cleanliness and the just about everything to do with The Zanzibar. Thanks to all for making our stay special. p.s. the cocktails are naughty too!'

Review By - Mrs. Ana Marsh
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 25th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Anniversary
4 stars 4

'We had a wonderful stay in 'Antartica'. A warm welcome immediately made us feel at home. The food was of a high standard, both for dinner and breakfast, as you would expect for the price. The breakfast options were comprehensive and extremely tasty. Our service was flawless, friendly and always with a smile. A few things need attention; replacing the tall unit which stored the hot drink making with something more apt. Fresh paint on ceiling. Candle holders in the restaurant. The DVD library is a great idea.'

Review By - Mr. John Greeves
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 23rd June, 2013

Verified Customer

A fab stay
5 stars 5

'We had the best time at your hotel,a complete chill out!,fabulous food from your restaurant,we will recommend the Artartica room...it was beautiful,thank you for a fabulous stay...one we will remember!'

Review By - Mrs. Paula Dolan
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 16th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Simply perfect !
5 stars 5

'Attentive but relaxed service, great food, stunning breakfast...and the rooms are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Can't praise this place more.....I will definitely come back !'

Review By - Mr. Mark Lodge
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 7th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Zanzibar
5 stars 5

'Stayed again in South America room for our 2nd visit to this stylish hotel. New enormous bath installed.. plenty of room for 2 to bathe in style! Food delicious from talented young chef and fab relaxed ambiance to the whole place. Will be back again.. thanks to all staff who were polite, welcoming and efficient.'

Review By - Ms. Susan Whaley
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Zanzibar
5 stars 5

'We stayed in Manhattan, which is an amazing room. The food in the restaurant was lovely and the staff were very helpful and welcoming.'

Review By - Mr. Richard Woolmer
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th May, 2013

Verified Customer

wedding anniversary
5 stars 5

'our pearl wedding anniversary in the morocco room was not a dissapointment, although a small room it lacked nothing in decor or comfort. all the staff in hotel and resturant are pleasant and and helpful and go out of there way to fufill any needs you may have. food here exceptional and plenty of it. very clean and no late noise from the resturant. definatley be returning'

Review By - Mr. Michael Hine
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Wonderful!
5 stars 5

'Our welcome was very pleasant,once we got to our room we where truly astounded at how wonderful the room and view really was,Even the mini bar was very well stocked,The bathroom jacuzzi was a delight and every lotion potion slippers had been taken care of. We booked for dinner the restaurant is beautiful! very good food,Breakfast was brought to our room wich was delicious, all in all we would return again and try a different room out....'

Review By - Mrs. Marie Silverthorne
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 12th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Long weekend
5 stars 5

'We stayed in the Antartica room which was exceelent. Food, service and atmosphere firts rate. I would certainly recommend the Hotel.'

Review By - Mr. David Goddard
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th May, 2013

Verified Customer

lovely stay
5 stars 5

'Had a lovely stay at hotel, felt thoroughly spoilt, especially having breakfast in bed. Was met with a very warm welcome, all staff were friendly. thanks for a lovely stay would recommend it for a special occasion.'

Review By - Miss. Joanne Goldsworthy
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Love this place!
5 stars 5

'This place is amazing! We stayed in the South American room and loved it! The staff are lovely and really welcoming, the breakfast was delicious which we had in the room, the garden is great for drinks. Can't recommend this place enough!'

Review By - Miss. Laura Parkes
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 5th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Great
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely stay at the Zanzibar Hotel. The room was absolutely beautiful with lovely views. The staff were extremely friendly, attentive and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast. We would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for that bit of luxury.'

Review By - Mrs. Kelly Payne
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Great stay
4 stars 4

'The hotel was lovely and quite unique. The manager was very helpful, if a little busy, and the free welcome drink and breakfast in bed, which was included, was delightful. Would definitely visit again and would like to try different rooms (we had Japan).'

Review By - Miss. Michelle Peach
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 28th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Bliss on the South Coast
5 stars 5

'We travelled here for a treat for my wife's birthday and were not disappointed. We stayed in Antarctica - a beautifully relaxing room on the second floor with spectacular views. Sipping champagne on the chaise longue with the windows open to the sound of the sea was just perfect. The welcome was warm with our bags taken to our room while I parked the car and welcome drinks with nibbles provided shortly afterwards. We ate at Pier Nine which was wonderful and had a lovely post-dinner drink in the small bar. Champagne breakfast (including a vegetarian full english!)was served in our room the next day and was perfectly prepared. All in all, too short a stay at this hidden gem - we'll be back.'

Review By - Mr. James France
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Excellent as always
5 stars 5

'Fantastic rooms, service and breakfast. Highly recommended.'

Review By - Mr. Luke Kavanaugh
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 15th April, 2013

Verified Customer

blissful retreat
5 stars 5

'Lasting memories are forged by truly remarkable experience and we will remember our stay at Zanzibar, fondly, for life. 10 years ago I married my wonderful husband and we shared a fish and chip supper in a borrowed camper van in a carpark for our honeymoon. To celebrate our 10th anniversary (and our 1st night away together without our children!) I wanted to surprise him with something very special. I could not have chosen better. Unliike the weather, the welcome was warm and friendly and our room was gorgeous. The grey sky and murky sea was framed beautifully by the clean white lines of the decor. Stunning. Once we had checked in we felt no need or desire to leave the hotel until checkout the following morning.It was a real treat to be able to truly relax, kick back and just be. Antarctica is a haven, a sanctuary, a magical space where the only thing to consider is whether to sauna or to steam and when to go downstairs for dinner! The restaurant is lovely, the staff attentive, efficient and friendly and the food served in Pier Nine took the whole experience up to another level. I had expected it to be good but it was sublime. We both really like food, good food, but this was not just good food, it was amazing. A sensory delight, exquisitly crafted, beautifully presented, perfectly balanced - awsome. In fact, the whole place exudes an effortlessness that belies the amount of thought and work that must surely go on behind the scenes and a confidence that comes from knowing it is appreciated. Thank you, all - very much.'

Review By - Mrs. Wendy Stanley
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Excellent service
5 stars 5

'The Hotel is both luxurious and relaxed and the staff are friendly and attentive We would recommend Zanzibar for a relaxing weekend away'

Review By - Dr. Martin Green Obe
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 4th April, 2013

Verified Customer

outstanding
5 stars 5

'Booked a surprize night away for Fiancees birthday and chose the zanizbar hotel for its individual rooms. From the minute we walked in we felt special, champagne welcome drinks and a warm and friendly welcome from all the staff. We stayed in the India room which was gorgeously presented. Although being at the top of the building and there being no lifts was quite a treck. But after the climb nothing felt better then a long soak in the jacuzzi spa bath. With beautiful lighting in both the bedroom and bathroom it was the perfect way to relax. When it came to dinner reservations we were told there was no need to book, however, of they were filling up they would ring our room just incase we did want to eat in the restaurant,in our room (which was at no extra cost, no tray charge here) or if we were eating elsewhere. Although I would definatly recommend their restaurant. With individal genuine service and food which blows your taste buds into next week, the restaurant offers everything that makes a exclusive restaurant for a much more reasonable price. Both the mains and desserts were incredible. With a fully stocked dvd libary to relax the night away and very comfy bed to sleep in we both woke up fresh the next day and went down to a gorgeous breakfast, complete with champagne at no extra cost. A gorgeous breakfast menu that was as tasty as our evening meal. Overall an outstanding gem of a hotel that goes above and beyond thoughs that charge 2 or 3 times more. Definatly will be going back to try one of the different room and experience perfection once again. Well done Zanzibar Hotel. Top marks.'

Review By - Mr. Michael Noakes
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Amazing stay
5 stars 5

'Room & facilities were superb. The bed was extremely comfortable and the sea view was delightful. We enjoyed a beautifully presented tasty breakfast in our room sitting at the table in the bay window overlooking the sea.'

Review By - Mr. Roger Storey
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Wonderful 5* experience
5 stars 5

'I could write an essay about how great the Zanzibar International Hotel is. Suffice it to say the room was stunning, the service exemplary from start to finish, the food in the restaurant among the best i've ever eaten! Thank you. This hotel would not be out of place in some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities!'

Review By - Mr. Glyn Burroughs
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st March, 2013

Verified Customer

Winter Weekend!
5 stars 5

'A fantastic weekend despite the almost Artic weather conditions! The hotel was excellent and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. It almost made it a pleasure to stay in the hotel room the whole weekend and not brave the cold outside. However, the Old Town is fantastic with so much to reward any exploration. All in all a great weekend. Thank you for making it so special!'

Review By - Mr. Colin Smith
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Antartica
5 stars 5

'We had a fabulous time. The room is wonderful, the food was amazing ( especially pudding )Lovely and clean and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. Thanks we had a blast.'

Review By - Ms. Debbie Horton
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic
5 stars 5

'We stayed in South America which was a fabulous room overlooking the sea. Pier Nine (the hotel's restaurant) was superb, in fact so good, that we asked to see the chef to compliment him on the standard of the food. In the morning, we relaxed in bed reading the papers (delivered to the room and complimentary) before eating our breakfast in our bedroom - again a delicious meal. My only regret is that we only stayed one night!'

Review By - Mrs. Nathalie Parker
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Antarctica
5 stars 5

'I booked this room as a treat for my mum. We were not disappointed. The room and its facilities were fabulous, especially having breakfast in our room looking at the sea! We also had dinner in the restaurant which we would both highly recommend. The staff were also polite and courteous, we definitely will be staying again.'

Review By - Miss. Hannah Killala
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 11th March, 2013

Verified Customer

2 night stay
5 stars 5

'Everything was perfect.'

Review By - Mr. Michael Callow
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 10th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Perfect bolthole!
5 stars 5

'My partner and I stayed in 'Manhattan' on 28th Feb 2013 and were completely delighted with the beautiful suite and how much thought had gone into creating such a luxurious and stylish space with unique features such as the amazing bath, jukebox and aquarium table! The staff were all lovely and food highly recommended. The perfect bolthole for a relaxing escape - we will definately be back.'

Review By - Mrs. Wendy Maher
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Great place to stay
5 stars 5

'Lovely welcoming atmosphere, posh hotel with that little bit extra. Complimentary drinks on arrival and an amazing breakfast the next morning. A detailed hand book is in the room to tell you anything you need to know about the hotel or hastings. I will be definitly be going abck as I am very intrigued to try all the other rooms.'

Review By - Miss. Natasha Atkins
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 27th February, 2013

Verified Customer

Absolutely Superb
5 stars 5

'As the title suggests, our stay was absolutely superb. We stayed in the Manhattan apartment, which has to be the best place we have ever stayed in.......and a perfect place to propose to my girlfriend (she said yes!!). We loved the jukebox, the bed, the bath and shower, the kitchen area, huge tv's, the fish table and the sea view.....I could go on..........the staff were fantastic and all our needs were catered for, including a superb breakfast and a simply stunning meal in the restaurant. I really couldn't recommend this hotel more highly......we can't wait to come visit again!!!!!!! Thank you all so much for making a special time perfect for us.'

Review By - Mr. Ian Brown
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 26th February, 2013

Verified Customer

Manhattan suite
5 stars 5

'Staff were very helpful and friendly! Exceptional Wild love to come back again and will recommend to all! Perfect weekend break we loved it and food was top notch!'

Review By - Mr. Darren Hawkesworth
Date - 26th February, 2013

Verified Customer

INDIA
5 stars 5

'BRILLIANT WEEKEND BREAK, WILL BE STAYING AT THIS HOTEL AGAIN. WE STAYED IN THE INDIA ROOM AND IT WAS SUPERB,THE BED WAS VERY COMFORTABLE AND MASSIMO, THE JACCUZZI BATH WAS A REAL TREAT. WE LOVED THE FACT THAT YOU COULD HAVE YOUR BREAKFAST BOUGHT TO YOUR ROOM SO NO RUSHING AROUND IN THE MORNING TO GET READY. THE SERVICE IN THE RESTAURANT WAS FANTASTIC AND ALL STAFF VERY FRIENDLY.'

Review By - Mrs. Britt-nicola Shaw
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st February, 2013

Verified Customer

A diamond in the rough!
5 stars 5

'We wanted to escape to the sea for a few days, so chose Hastings... Battle, seaside etc etc. Whilst Hastings leaves an awful lot to the imagination, we were completely bowled over by the Zanzibar. From the moment we walked through the door, we were impressed. We stayed in the Morocco room. It was lovely. The mezzanine bed was a treat, the warmth of the decor and the wonderful aromas all added to the experience. All the hotel staff were helpful and welcoming. Lovely touches include the honesty bar, the willingness to provide cutlery and plates for takeaway meals and the free bottled water... A minor detail but it all adds up. Another great touch is that you can have breakfast in your room for free. Why don't other hotels do this?! All round it was a lovely couple of days. Still not sure about Hasings but the Zanzibar is definitely a place where you can go if you want to hide away from the outside world! Thank you to Max and his wonderful team.'

Review By - Mrs. Tracy Edwards
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th February, 2013

Verified Customer

Another Good Weekend
5 stars 5

'This was our 3rd stay at the hotel, our 2nd at Antarctica. As usual the room was great and the weather actually cooperated this time. We chose to have breakfast in the room as it was more relaxing and felt less rushed in the mornings. We'll definitely return.'

Review By - Mr. Gilbert Christovale
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th February, 2013

Verified Customer

Hotel stay
5 stars 5

'Had a fantastic stay at the zanzibar, the service we recieved was first class, and the room was amazing, will definately stay at the hotel again .'

Review By - Mr. Ian Cross
Date - 5th February, 2013

Verified Customer

A Five Star Experience
5 stars 5

'We had a wonderful time staying at Hotel Zanzibar as a post Christmas treat. We stayed in the South America room, which benefitted from lovely sea views as well as an exceptionally comfortable bed and decadent double bath. The food at the hotel was second to none, with a delicious meal in the Pier Nine restaurant on our first evening a particular highlight. The breakfast was a veritable feast, with a bountiful array of options. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the Zanzibar International hotel for a fantastic time - it's definitely the best place we've ever stayed.'

Review By - Mr. Matt Newnham
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st January, 2013

Verified Customer

Africa room
5 stars 5

'Stayed for my husbands 50th birthday, is the second time we have and will definatly come again. Thank you for making our stay special.'

Review By - Mrs. Andrea Pecorini
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 12th December, 2012

Verified Customer

Antarctica
5 stars 5

'Wonderful to fall asleep listening to the waves on the beach. Very welcoming, Antarctica was a lovely restful suite, plus the Sauna and Steam, whats not to like!'

Review By - Mrs. Marilyn Prestney-archer
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th November, 2012

Verified Customer

Just what we needed
5 stars 5

'Wonderful weekend in spite of the awefull weather. The in-room spa/sauna was just the ticket after a day out in the rain. We have already booked a return visit.'

Review By - Mr. Gilbert Christovale
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th November, 2012

Verified Customer

Wow
5 stars 5

'Having seen this hotel in numerous magazines I finally got the chance to stay in a very sunny couple of days in September. From the mooment we approched the hotel and we could see how close we were to the sea front we knew this was somewhere special! The service from the moment we walked in was first class, the lady even came out to where our car was parked and took our luggage to our room whilst we find somewhere suitable to park. We stayed in the South Africa room and the moment we walked in we were taken aback the room was even more lovely in the flesh and the sea view room was amazing especially viewing it from sitting on the bed! The requested ice bucket was there ready and waiting too which was great. The attention to detail like the Elemis bath range, robes, snacks and so on made us feel like we were at home. The choice of DVD's to watch was an added bonus after a long day walking round Hastings. The best thing was the choice of having breakfast in our room along with a choie of papers. A lovely finishing touch was the owner greeting us in the morning. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and loved it so much I have already booked for May next year for our Anniversary. Cannot wait lets hope the weahter is as glorious as it was in September! Thank you for a wonder stay where we left truely relaxed!'

Review By - Miss. Natasha Kirke
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 22nd November, 2012

Verified Customer

Anniversary in Japan
5 stars 5

'The fact I got a phone call to see when I was arriving so the champagne would be ready for us was a good start. The staff were lovely, the room very relaxing if a little to warm(open window and sea air fixed that). The breakfast in bed followed by a soak in the jacuzzi topped a very pleasant stay.superb and different. .'

Review By - Mr. Toby Croker
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 18th November, 2012

Verified Customer

AMAZING!!
5 stars 5

'we stayed for one night in the antartica room and loved it!! the room was so luxurious and was even better than i expected with its sauna and wonderful sea view. i was especially impressed with the huge champagne breakfast which was included in the room price- overall excellent value, brilliant service and highly recommended! thank you!'

Review By - Miss. Angela Sari
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 7th November, 2012

Verified Customer

Superb all round!
5 stars 5

'We chose Antartica and were not disappointed!! The room was fantastic with whtie floors, walls, a huge bay window overlooking the sea, the sauna and steam shower were a little on the small side for two but great fun - especially the shower (lights, music, jets etc). We had breakfast on the chaise long with the window open and the sun streaming in - even in late October! The food was superb. Dinner in the restaurant was fantastic and well worth going to on it own merits, even if you are not staying in the hotel - great decorations, great ambiance, very attentive service, and extremely well cooked food. The breakfast menu is amazing - we had it delivererd to the room and it was perfect. Rather than most hotels which just bring hot and cold all together, so by the time you've had your fruits/cereal, the hot has gone cold - here, they bring the 'starter' and then come 10 minutes later with the hot mains. Very thoughtful, beautifully presented and very hearty! We have enjoyed a great stay and definitely recommend this hotel. Thank you!'

Review By - Mrs. Clare Emmerson
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 6th November, 2012

Verified Customer

Heavenly weekend
5 stars 5

'Wonderful from the moment we walked in for our second stay...we were warmly greeting, shown to our gorgeous room, given complimentary wine and nibbles,. The evening meal with our (local) friends at Pier Nine was incredible...completely delicious, amazing menu, beautifully presented (the "best food we've ever eaten in Hastings" our friends said) Comfortable bed, superb jacuzzi bath, delicious breakfasts....five stars!'

Review By - Ms. Sue Odell
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th November, 2012

Verified Customer

south america
5 stars 5

'Having walked pasts this hotel many times, i only live two miles away! have always been curious to see what is hidden inside. Ive read reviews in glossey magazines so as my anniversary approached i booked a suprise visite for my other half. Dispite there being several weeks until our anniversary the hotel only had one room left, so the difficult decission on which one too pick was nt an option. South America it was! from start to finish the whole experiance was amazing from the huge inviting bed, beautiful smelling toiletries and fluffy gowns. The breakfast was divine and every little detail thought off, we cant wait for the next special occasion so we can return , just amazing !!'

Review By - Mrs. Jacqueline Blackman
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st November, 2012

Verified Customer

Manhattan
5 stars 5

'Stayed in Manhattan for the weekend. I don't normally write reviews, but the whole weekend was quite simply superb. Couldn't fault the room, restaurant or the staff - all excellent!! Thank you'

Review By - Mr. Neil Barnard
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th October, 2012

Verified Customer

Hidden Luxury
5 stars 5

'I took my boyfriend here for one night for his birthday and stayed in the Antarctica room -amazing sea views, huge bed with soft sheets, beautiful decor, brilliant sauna and shower, a huge breakfast, a newspaper of our choice with breakfast, easy parking right outside. So luxurious and excellent value for money. I highly recommend Zanzibar and will staying here again ASAP!'

Review By - Miss. Sarah Maycock
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 23rd October, 2012

Verified Customer

gorgeous antarctica
5 stars 5

'Excellent stay. lovely staff who gave a lovely welcome and were so helpful. Facilaties were excellent and cannot fault the hotel. would stay over the hilton.'

Review By - Miss. Gemma Nie
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 14th October, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellent break away
5 stars 5

'From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special and very welcome. We were greeted with a welcome drink which was a lovely touch and observed the modern and chic decor of the restaurant and garden area whilst we sipped on bubbles and began to relax - toasting to our excellent choice in hotel taste ;-) We stayed in the 'Morrocan' themed room, and we were so impressed by the style and uniquness of the room, we were so excited to stay in it! There was lots of lovely personal touches such as robes, slippers, chocolates and a really reasonable priced minibar. The best part had to be the champagne breakfast in bed each morning... delicious! and a varied menu cooked to order! The first evening we ate in the hotel restaurant, we were a little disapointed to now get a sea view window - but what do you expect booking a table a few hours beforehand! - certainly a tip for guests wanting to dine here - book in advance... Well just wow... absolutley outstanding food... the atmosphere was fantastic and the piano player topped our overall experience off perfectly. The whole restaurant and bar was buzzing. We both agreed that this was an 11/10 meal overall and we even contemplated dining here on night 2! Overall we had a a perfect stay at Zanzibar,so much so that we even got engaged here this weekend! :-) it was our first trip to Hastings and we were so impressed with the hotel chic-ness, outstanding food, friendly personable staff and very reasonable prices - everything that tops our requirements for a special weekend treat away. We will certainly be back to stay again! Thank you for making our weekend so special. Caroline & Wayne'

Review By - Mr. Wayne Bonney
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 8th October, 2012

Verified Customer

fabulous weekend
5 stars 5

'lovely hotel ; wonderful staff; briliant room; service amazing; restaurant food and service brilliant; would recommend to anyone and will be back asap'

Review By - Mrs. Laraine Faulkner
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd October, 2012

Verified Customer

Brilliant short break
5 stars 5

'The Zanzibar International Hotel is a great place to stay. We felt that we were being thoroughly spoilt. The staff are lovely and could not have been more helpful. We stayed in Japan which was a unique experience - we have never stayed in a room like it before. The food was excellent. We would recommend staying at the hotel if you want to go somewhere that you feel pampered and are encouraged to relax.'

Review By - Mrs. Sarah Kirkpatrick
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd October, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellent night
5 stars 5

'The rooms are great fun and extremely clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic. There are complimentary drinks on arrival, fresh milk to go with your morning tea and coffee, a newspaper waiting under your door when you wake up. Brilliant!'

Review By - Mr. Tim Hopkins
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st October, 2012

Verified Customer

Superb!
5 stars 5

'What more can I say that my review title doesnt? - The Hotel is in a wonderful sea front location - The staff are warm, welcoming and extremely helpful - The Room was exceptional. Really comfortable, and with a spa/jacuzzi bath to ease away any aches you have from all the walking you will do! - Last and certainly not least, the Food. Simply, WOW! We had an evening meal, which was truly sublime, cooked to perfection and a very good portion too!!! All in all, would highly recommend this hotel to anyone!'

Review By - Mr. Scott Wilson
Date - 1st October, 2012

Verified Customer

Great hotel
5 stars 5

'Amazing hotel with a variety of beautifully decorated themed rooms. Staff all very helpful and friendly. Would recommend. Would stay again.'

Review By - Mr. Paul Ingram
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 28th September, 2012

Verified Customer

Fab hotel !!!!
5 stars 5

'My husband and I stayed in the Japan room , it's was lovely can't complain about anything ,we stayed for two nights and had breakfast in our room both mornings nothing was too much trouble all staff were very friendly would highly recommend if your looking for a relaxing get away , we're defiantly be back .'

Review By - Mrs. Vanessa Levett
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 27th September, 2012

Verified Customer

Exquisite!
5 stars 5

'We stayed in the Manhattan room to celebrate a 40th birthday (but I refuse to describe us as a "mature couple" in the list above!! We loved its quirky decadence and comfort. Once we'd arrived it felt like we were in our own cocoon of heaven. The highlights include the huge bath, the amazing sea views, the jukebox, the excellent level of service and heaps of thoughtful extras. It is such a romantic hideaway and we loved every minute. The food was also excellent and we loved being able to have a fabulous meal without wandering around looking for a restaurant. Brilliant! It was wonderful to finish our meal and take a late night stroll on the beach. Wow wow wow!'

Review By - Mrs. Beverley Steele
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 23rd September, 2012

Verified Customer

Zanzibar review
5 stars 5

'We stayed for just one night in the Japan room and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel has style, is excellent value and all the staff are charming. We had our breakfast out in the garden, the food was delicious. We will definitely be going back as we didn't have time to eat in the restaurant which also looked fabulous.'

Review By - Mrs. Jayne Couchman
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd September, 2012

Verified Customer

Another Amazing Visit
5 stars 5

'We stayed in Antarctica and my husband loved the sauna. We love the hotel and consider it our favourite romantic place to escape to in the UK. Highly recommended for complete relaxation. The restaurant is excellent too.'

Review By - Mrs. Caroline Jacobson
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 3rd September, 2012

Verified Customer

first night of marriage
5 stars 5

'very helpful staff on check in as we were coming late in the evening they showed me everything we had to do. The japan room was absolutley amazing i would reccomend this room to anyone and the jaccuzzi bath is great for relaxing'

Review By - Mr. Andrew Dobinson
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 3rd September, 2012

Verified Customer

Coastal retreat
4 stars 4

'Wonderful jewel nicely laid out excellent food both breakfast & dinner was top notch. Would like to stay again sometime.'

Review By - Mr. Terence Campion
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd September, 2012

Verified Customer

Amazing Hotel 5* plus
5 stars 5

'We stayed in this hotel over the bank holiday hotel and what a truly amazing experience it was from the time we arrived until the time we left. We stayed in the Morocco room and everything in this room was exceptionally high standard. We ate in the restaurant on Saturday evening would the food, atmosphere and service was exceptional, definately as good if not better than some london restuarants. We were so impressed with the whole experience that we came straight back and booked another stay for December. We intend to try every room available. Thanks to everyone for making a stay so enjoyable.'

Review By - Mr. Neil Fogg
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th August, 2012

Verified Customer

Wonderful Hotel
5 stars 5

'Highly recommend this hotel, we stayed for 1 night in the Morocco room. Completely different to any hotel we have ever stayed at. The staff were amazing, lovely welcome and they simply couldn't do enough for you. For the hotel, staff and food 10/10 - thank you.'

Review By - Mrs. Michelle Nolan
Date - 20th August, 2012

Verified Customer

Manhattan stay 17.08.12
5 stars 5

'Thoroughly enjoyed our stay;from the minute we arrived we were made very welcome; the staff are very courteous and helpful. The penthouse is fabulous; it wouldnt have mattered what the weather was, the sea views were fantastic and the room was so comfortable and clean. The food we ate in the dining room that evening was first class; the attention to detail, the choice and the service were superior to anything previously encountered. Thank you also for the wonderful breakfast the next morning; it was faultless.'

Review By - Miss. Penny Bailey
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 19th August, 2012

Verified Customer

hidden gem
5 stars 5

'wow, what a weekend i have just had. as a gift my new wife and i were given our wedding weekend in this amazing hotel. i have lived in Hastings all of my life and had never had the chance to sample Zanzibar. We stayed in the Manhattan suite and were simply blown away by it. from the superb staff at check-in to the great food, ,jukebox , mega deep bath and massive bed i cannot fault the place. my wife and i were treated like royalty the day after our wedding by the staff and made to feel so special. All in all this is a must for anyone looking for a weekend retreat. 10/10'

Review By - Mr. Michael Southgate
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 13th August, 2012

Verified Customer

A perfect escape
5 stars 5

'We have been coming to The Zanzibar for 5 years and every stay is always of an amazing standard. Friendly and welcoming staff and beautifully clean rooms. We will be back without doubt!'

Review By - Mrs. Victoria Gibbons
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 7th August, 2012

Verified Customer

Lovely
5 stars 5

'We had a wonderful stay, food and service were excellent - Thank you very much'

Review By - Ms. Samira Teuteberg
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th August, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellence found!
5 stars 5

'Trying something different always appeals. Unfortunately too often you experience a money making gimmick. We enjoyed our short stay immensely and as many other reviewers have found, it is the staff that make all the difference. You just have to experience it.'

Review By - Mr. John Bishop
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th July, 2012

Verified Customer

Great experience
5 stars 5

'Wonderful room and lovely dinner. Staff were great and the breakfast in our room was the best we have had in a hotel. Certainly recommend this hotel. The Manhattan room was brilliant with it's own juke box, fish tank, beutiful views of the beach and great seating area. Would go back tomorrow if we could find a babysitter!!'

Review By - Mr. Nicola Simmons
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 20th July, 2012

Verified Customer

Perfect experience
4 stars 4

'My wife and I stayed in "South America" for our tenth anniversary and it was spectacular. I would have given 5 stars had it not been for the fact the advertised whirlpool bath was not in the room, even though the replacement was almost as good. Will definitely visit another of their rooms.'

Review By - Mr. Dean Wood
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 3rd July, 2012

Verified Customer

fantastic
5 stars 5

'very nice, i booked this as a suprise for my lovely wife to be,we stayed in Manhattan, well she was very suprised to say the laest, fab,great, thanks guys and girls for a lovely time,i am lost for words,, see you again soon Marc and Kate'

Review By - Mr. Mark Jeffery
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 28th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Fine to dine
5 stars 5

'Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice room with many subtle but welcome touches - fresh milk in fridge, lovely large ,soft towels. The highlight however was the food - great bearkfast and superb menu for evening meal - best chips! I have ever had.'

Review By - Mr. John Walton
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Manhattan
5 stars 5

'We stayed in the Manhattan suite for our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left our stay was perfect. The room is just as amazing as it looks and as the reviews say but to top it off all the staff are just as fantastic :) this is what truly makes this hotel. They cannot do enough for you. If I get my own way, we will be back for every anniversary!! Well worth the 3 hour drve from Coventry.'

Review By - Mr. Kat Milsom
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 9th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Wonderful Stay
5 stars 5

'A lovely relaxing stay at a fantastic hotel, totally different to other hotels we have stayed in and perfect for a romantic break. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel so welcome and comfortable. We will definitely be returning in the future to try one of the other rooms. Thank you.'

Review By - Mrs. Olivia Gannon
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Zanzibar stay
4 stars 4

'Great Hotel with very friendly staff and good restaurant. Good for touring, as Hastings and St Leonards aren't really at the same standard as the hotel.'

Review By - Mr. Mark Tiller
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 30th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Wedding Weekend
5 stars 5

'My partner & I were married on Saturday 19th May, we chose the Zanzibar based on reviews & the tour of most the rooms they took us on which showed us how amazing it was. We stayed in the India room which was amazing, the bed was so comfortable & the jacuzzi bath was amazing! We stayed for 2 nights both mornings the breakfast was delicious & you had such a wide range to chose from, on Sunday evening we had booked a table in their restaurant where we enjoyed the best & most tasty meal we have ever had before! My partner & I would recommend the Zanzibar to anyone to stay or to go for a meal, 5 star does not do it justice. We will be back to stay again on our 1 year anniversary for sure. Mr & Mrs MacNicol'

Review By - Mr. Arran Macnicol
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 22nd May, 2012

Verified Customer

A Haven in Hastings
5 stars 5

'My partner and I stayed in the South American room and we had a simply luxurious night. Right from the moment we stepped in to the hotel and were greeted by the staff we were given five star treatment.The room is stunning and the food at the hotels 'Pier Nine' restaurant is amazing. I can't recommend this hotel enough.'

Review By - Mr. Edward Power
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 16th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Perfect Boutique Hotel
5 stars 5

'Amazing hotel,fantastic friendly staff,look forward to returning!!!'

Review By - Miss. Adele Evans
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 16th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Fabulous hotel
5 stars 5

'We stayed in the Manhattan suite which was lovely. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the food was delicious! Would thoroughly recommend.'

Review By - Mrs. Katie Wild
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Perfect stay
5 stars 5

'Everything was perfect: the stylish interior, the relaxed athmosphere and the kind and helpful staff. Our room (Antarctica) was spacious and really beautiful, furnished with a great attention to detail. The sea view was stunning. This was one of the greatest hotel rooms we have stayed ever. We'll certainly return :-))'

Review By - Mrs. Kerstin Dittert
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Zanzibar stay April 2012
5 stars 5

'Wonderful experience, couldn't fault the room, the restaurant or the staff. A very enjoyable stay and am already planning to book another room later on in the year. Congratulations to Max and his team for getting this just right.'

Review By - Miss. Teresa Bell
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th April, 2012

Verified Customer

Gorgeous!
5 stars 5

'We did a mid-week stay in the Africa room in April and it was perfect! The room was lovely and the sun was shining, making our sea view gorgeous! We were shown to our room by a lovely lady, who then returned with complimentary glasses of champagne. We opted to have our champagne breakfast in our room, which was also lovely, hot and on time. We loved our stay and would defintely be back. The room was perfect, the staff were attentive and friendly and we were even lucky with the weather!'

Review By - Mr. Emma Blair
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 25th April, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellent hotel
5 stars 5

'My husband and I recently stayed at Zanzibar in the Morocco room. Everything was excellent, the hotel was immaculate and we were treated like VIPs from the moment we arrived. Would defineltly stay again.'

Review By - Mrs. Victoria Marsh
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 8th April, 2012

Verified Customer

Best B&B we have ever stayed in!!
5 stars 5

'This was a truly special weekend. Right from the reception we received on arrival including champagne welcome drink(!), to the wonderful breakfast and fantastic spa bath in our room (Japan). We were in Hastings for the Half Marathon and had such a wonderful weekend. We both got our best race times, the sun shone and the B&B was a dream! Perfect weekend and we hope to be back again next year! Thanks so much to all the staff for an unforgettable stay.'

Review By - Mrs. Julia Donovan
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 26th March, 2012

Verified Customer

Thanks for a great stay.
5 stars 5

'The Manhattan suite was fabulous. The seaview was superb, the facilities were excellent. All the staff were extremely helpful, courteous and very friendly. The restaurant food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Our stay at the Zanzibar was just what we hoped for and we hope to return again soon.'

Review By - Ms. Denise Stagg
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st March, 2012

Verified Customer

Top notch hotel
5 stars 5

'Our second stay at this hotel was just as enjoyable as the first. Great rooms, relaxed, friendly staff, and well worth the cost. They also listen to their guests - I was disappointed on my first visit that they didn't have any higher quality cognacs (my only complaint!) - this time that had a bottle of Hennessy Paradis on hand.'

Review By - Mr. Wayne Duley
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th March, 2012

Verified Customer

Perfect place!
4 stars 4

'What a find! We felt like this hotel was perfect for our mini break/ anniversary. The room was beautiful and spacious and the view was magnificent- even thru the rain! Food served to our room for lunch was excellent, as was the breakfast. We felt thoroughly relaxed after using the 'spa' style facilities in Antarctica and watching great films from the library. Hastings old town is also perfect for a couple of hours break from the delights of the room! Worth every penny. We will be returning.....'

Review By - Mrs. Rachel Green
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 8th March, 2012

Verified Customer

UK Winter Break
5 stars 5

'Book yourself in, reserve a table in the hotel's restaurant (you won't find a better one locally)and chill out in your themed room. Take breakfast in your room, it's served on two visits so the food doesn't get cold between courses. If you must leave the hotel, visit nearby Rye.'

Review By - Mr. Robert Scarborough
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 28th February, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellent break
5 stars 5

'Lovely hotel. Great service. Fantastic food.'

Review By - Mr. Andrew Frampton
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 28th February, 2012

Verified Customer

Highly Recommended!
5 stars 5

'This is the second time my partner and I have stayed at the Zanzibar international and we are likely to go again. Each room gives you a different experience and view. The staff are welcoming and helpful to the nth degree, your every need is catered for and the rooms are just as described on the website (& sometimes more!). They also have a restaurant which is fully booked most nights, not just by guests, giving you the option of enjoying your stay to the fullest. I have recommend this hotel to friends for any occasion,as the main outcome is relaxation and a sense of being pampered!!'

Review By - Miss. Lyanna Blake
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 19th February, 2012

Verified Customer

The day after Valentine's Day
5 stars 5

'My wife works shifts and had to work the day after her birthday so we wanted to get away for just one night and spend the day (15 February) somewhere nice. We eventually managed to book the one night (14 February) at 'Zanzibar'. We didn't want to eat in the hotel two nights on the trot and with a late booking we were never going to get the Pier Nine for Valentines Day anyway. We tried, and very much enjoyed, one of the local recommendations. Back to ‘Zanzibar’. It was heaving. Piano playing the ladies with their roses and the staff running around keeping customers happy. Incredibly busy but an incredible crew. Slept very well in a comfortable room and down for our breakfast in the morning. WOW! Service was excellent, food even better! We had booked a table for the evening with friends and again the food was to die for and the service exemplary. For B&B this hotel is better than excellent and the value for money ratio is off the scale. We rather pushed the boat out for the birthday dinner which naturally pushed the cost up a bit too. An extraordinary place, excellent value and definitely a place we will return to time and again - we want to try the other rooms and the garden too.'

Review By - Mr. Tim Wood
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th February, 2012

Verified Customer

Beautiful hotel
5 stars 5

'We stayed for one night, but wish we booked for two!! The hotel is gorgeous and well worth the money! The Japan room had a lovely, relaxing spa bath which i wanted to take home with us, aswell as the power shower which was very refreshing! As for the breakfast...mmmmm delicious! The staff were very friendly too. Hoping to book again soon and try a different room!'

Review By - Miss. Sidney Kong
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 11th February, 2012

Verified Customer

Fabulous surprise
5 stars 5

'Excellent in every respect. A real treasure and a great find. Will always use it when I'm in the area.'

Review By - Mr. Tim Dowse
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 10th February, 2012

Verified Customer

Antartica
5 stars 5

'Lovely room and the hotel staff very friendly & helpfull. This hotel is well worth a visit and would not hesitate to go back to try a different room.'

Review By - Mr. David Kingston
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st February, 2012

Verified Customer

morocco room
4 stars 4

'Unusual room but very nice,good value "we had a late booking price" great breakfast,and nice welcome drink,would book again if in Hastings.'

Review By - Mr. D Hayter
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 31st January, 2012

Verified Customer

Amazing
5 stars 5

'We booked Zanzibar the week before we went and were so happy to have chosen this place! We stayed in 'Morocco' which was absolutely stunning. The room wasn't too overcrowed with 'things' and the decor was spot on. We felt at home the whole time and were welcomed by staff as soon as we got there, verbally and with some complimentary Champagne! The breakfast was superb and nothing was missing or over/under cooked... The dining room overlooks the sea and the whole room just makes you relax. Exceptional value for money, I can't think of one thing that was negative and will definitely be going back!'

Review By - Miss. Melina Leversuch-roberts
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 24th January, 2012

Verified Customer

excellence
5 stars 5

'This is a fantastic boutique hotel on the prom, within easy walking distance of the old town and attractions, make an effort to speak to the elderly guide in the RNLI boathouse, full of wonderful tales. The breakfasts were delicious and the coconut yoghurt served with the fruit bowl, we will try at home. The penthouse - Manhattan suite, has everything you can wish for, an aquarium coffee table meant we spent ages gazing at the fish and the juke box was a treat - we want one, large range dvd's and books available to borrow! Free newspaper delivered to the door along with suggestion of where to go and a local weather forecast. Fantastic sea views, cleanliness and lovely staff make for a wonderful stay - would thoroughly recommend the Zanzibar to anyone. Huge thank you for making my birthday memorable. Tip - ask for a parking permit for the road we did and parked directly outside the hotel.Thanks Pete & Gail'

Review By - Mr. Peter Laurie
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th January, 2012

Verified Customer

Stunning
5 stars 5

'What a fabulous weekend, the room was 5 star as was the service but with a personal twist. Will definetley be back for more first class service at the Zanzibar.'

Review By - Mr. Stephen Robbins
Date - 16th January, 2012

Verified Customer

Zanzibar = A Five Star!!
5 stars 5

'I discovered the Zanzibar Hotel by chance several years ago but this was the first opportunity that I had to actually stay as a guest. We booked the Manhatten loft suite and to be honest it's impossible to fault the hotel, the facilities, the excellent breakfast, the service, in fact anything. I would say if anything that the Zanzibar excelled my expectations in every way!! I will definitley return as soon as possible.'

Review By - Mr. Darren Melbourne
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 9th January, 2012

Verified Customer

Fantastic Hotel
5 stars 5

'Wonderful decor and extremely kind and helpful staff. Breakfast was amazing, thank you very much.'

Review By - Mr. Paul Angear
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 6th January, 2012

Verified Customer

Fantastic Home away from Home!
5 stars 5

'We stayed for two nights over the New Years period. I can safetly say I have never stayed in a better hotel, everything is catered for and the place is stunning! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again!'

Review By - Mrs. Emma Porter
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 3rd January, 2012

Verified Customer

Anniversary visit
5 stars 5

'Had a lovely stay at Zanzibar. Such a friendly welcome, we were really made to feel comfortable. Food in the restaurant was amazing! Thank you so much.'

Review By - Mrs. Kirstie Jones
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 2nd January, 2012

Verified Customer

Very relaxing stay
5 stars 5

'30.12.11 We stayed in the Japan room which was very nice and comfortable with lovely finnishing touches . The spa bath was lovely and the bed very comfy . We had smoked salmon and scammbled eggs for breakfast with bucks fizz so that was a real treat . The staff were very polite and friendly and went out of their way to make sure you stay was perfect . We will be booking again for the summer and we will recommend this lovely little hotel to friends'

Review By - Mrs. Rosamunde Warner
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th December, 2011

Verified Customer

Perfect
5 stars 5

'It's not often you feel this welcome when you are a guest at a hotel. Brilliant service, beautiful room and wonderful breakfast. Spent only one night but apart from going downstairs for a terrific dinner we never left the building. We will absolutely be back. Really perfect.'

Review By - Mr. Daniel O\'brien
Date - 6th December, 2011

Verified Customer

A fabulous hideway
5 stars 5

'I rarely write reviews but in this instance I've been moved to do so. Thank you so much for a wonderfully relaxing stay - it was the perfect way to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. I can't speak highly enough about the friendliness of the staff, the luxury of our room, the quality of the food in the restaurant...the list goes on. We're already planning to return next year. As my wife said, "One word - fabulous."'

Review By - Mr. Nick Baker
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 5th December, 2011

Verified Customer

Lovely hotel!
5 stars 5

'My wife and I stayed in the Zanzibar Friday/Saturday night in November and thought it was a fantastic. The room itself (Antarctica in our case) has everything you could need and the shower/sauna was great. The staff were lovely and the DVD library (lots and lots of good DVDs) is a really good idea if you just want to chill out. We had breakfast in the room both mornings and the food was both plentiful and of good quality. We would certainly go back to the Zanzibar if we were in the area again. Ultimately you get what you pay for; this is a great hotel and we are very glad we made the choice. Thank you for a lovely weekend'

Review By - Mr. Simon Langley
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 28th November, 2011

Verified Customer

Manhattan
5 stars 5

'Stayed here for 2 nights on 25/26th Nov. We recevied a very warm welcome from Monika and all of the staff. Room was very clean and had fantastic views. This hotel is the best we have stayed in within the UK. Ideal for anyone looking for a fantastic hotel for some relaxation and getting away from everyday stresses. Cannot recommend this hotel enough. Will definitely be going back!'

Review By - Mr. Jonathan Raby
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 28th November, 2011

Verified Customer

Visit
5 stars 5

'Thankyou for your welcome, hospitality and excellent food. I only stayed one night (after a long journey) but chilled as soon as I arrived. I will be back in Hastings - if only to come back to you.'

Review By - Mr. Mark Taylor
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 26th November, 2011

Verified Customer

wonderful weekend
5 stars 5

'We had such a lovely weekend at the Zanzibar, both agreeing that South America is easily the nicest hotel room we've ever stayed in. The quality of everything from furniture to toiletries made it extra special and it really did seem as if you had thought of everything. Also, the food (both breakfast and the meal we had at Pier Nine) was delicious. My only reservation was the lack of a toilet door. I know part of the room's charm is that it's so open and that one obviously wouldn't want to obscure the window, but even a sliding screen would make a difference. Bathing in front of one's partner seems romantic and decadent, but I'm not sure the same can be said of other ablutions... It's a small point though and perhaps I'm just a prude. We really did have a wonderful time and very much hope to return before too long. Many thanks.'

Review By - Ms. Clare Heal
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st November, 2011

Verified Customer

Fantastic - our favourite hotel in the UK
5 stars 5

'Our favourite hotel in the UK (we've stayed here twice) - luxurious rooms in a relaxed and friendly environment. The champagne breakfast is delicious and we love the fact you can get it delivered to your room free of charge. Fantastic value for money. We will definitely be back to stay in one of the sea view rooms.'

Review By - Mr. Ben Garrard
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 8th November, 2011

Verified Customer

An Oasis.
5 stars 5

'We stayed for 3 nights in the Antartica room,this was just what the doctor ordered,really good food and wine,superb staff who made you welcome and who are deservedly proud of their hotel. thank you for a great weekend,be back soon.'

Review By - Mr. Derek Wood
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st November, 2011

Verified Customer

Wow
5 stars 5

'This is our 2nd stay at The Zanzibar. Our first stay was in the Morocco room which was lovely but this time we booked The Manhattan Suite for 3 nights and it was just heavenly. Breakfast was more of a banquet & the hot tub sippng champagne was something else. Can't wait to go back again.'

Review By - Mr. Mark Thorington
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st November, 2011

Verified Customer

Morrocan room
5 stars 5

'Lovely, stayed with partner for his birthday treat, bed really comfortable, took advantage of the massage which was really nice, breakfast lovely, only 1 tiny critisism- bathrobe too small for my partner as he's slightly bigger than average, other than that- perfect, staff really nice too would love to stay again.'

Review By - Mrs. Karen King
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 31st October, 2011

Verified Customer

simply the best
5 stars 5

'My wife surprised me by booking a few nights away along the coast and out of the other 2 boutique hotels we stayed at this was the best.We stayed in the south america suite which was picture perfect,pure luxury. The entire hotel had a laid back feel which was very homely.we ate at the tajmahal which was fantastic then made use of the dvd library.The hotel is filled with interesting items from around the world so even the walk to your room is fun.The mini bar and in room facilities are well thought out and the Breakfast was simply 5 star.Not a bad word to say especially as My wife is now determined to sleep in every room of this beautiful oasis'

Review By - Mr. Gabriel Among
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 28th October, 2011

Verified Customer

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
5 stars 5

'I took my wife to the Zanzibar Hotel for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Our room was exactly as describe, large and very comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helped make our stay one to remember. The food at the hotel is amazing. All in all a brilliant weekend, and a Hotel we would gladly recommend to family and friends.'

Review By - Mr. John Bambury
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th October, 2011

Verified Customer

Night in Antartica
5 stars 5

'Delicious food, lovely room, amazing view (open the windows and listen to the sea!), friendly staff. I would recommend it!'

Review By - Mr. Alex Hazell
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 24th October, 2011

Verified Customer

Return visit
5 stars 5

'This was our second visit this year. This time we stayed in the room Anarctica, last time Manhattan. Had a great time. We did not eat in the new Piernine because the menu did not appeal to us. Breakfast was of a very high standard as usual. Will return to try out another room!'

Review By - Mrs. Lynda Lycett
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st October, 2011

Verified Customer

Best (Zanzi) bar none
5 stars 5

'Perfectly pitched for a bit of luxery without pretentiousness. Professionally run, but with a relaxed homely feel.'

Review By - Ms. Liduina Sankar
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th October, 2011

Verified Customer

Manhattan
5 stars 5

'Before booking I read so many great reviews, they are all true :-) What a fantastic oasis, if Carling owned hotels....'

Review By - Mr. Neil Donohue
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th October, 2011

Verified Customer

Must be experienced
5 stars 5

'We booked the Japan room for our first stay at the hotel and we can't wait to go back to try the others! The service was faultless and the breakfast probably the best we have had - you must try the vegetarian. We also had an excellent dinner in the restaurant. So much thought and hard work has gone into making this hotel unique and we highly recommend it.'

Review By - Mrs. Tanya Cowin
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th October, 2011

Verified Customer

Outstanding
5 stars 5

'We recentley stayed in this hotel in the South America room for a couple of nights after we got married and was looking for somewhere in the south of england which was special and had all the extras you would look for for an occasion like this .. For us The Zanzibar is exactly that , the room was outstanding the attention to detail was first class , the staff was more than helpful , the champagne breakfast served to our room was a nice touch .. We did also eat in the restaurant downstairs one night and again was faultless not only the food but again the setting inside and out .. Thanks very much Zanzibar our only reluctance is to tell people where you are incase your fully booked next time we come down ... Many Thanks Danny and Mo (the newly weds )'

Review By - Mr. Danny Clow
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 3rd October, 2011

Verified Customer

weekend away
5 stars 5

'Had a fantastic weekend away in a magnificent hotel with great staff who couldn't do enough to help us enjoiy our stay.The room (antartica) was amazing with a fantastic view which no one could get tired of admiring. The breakfast was lovely & the glass of champagne or bucks fizz topped it off. Peir nine resturant was lovely also. We will return for sure.'

Review By - Miss. Claire Rathbone
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 26th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Simply Perfect
5 stars 5

'Had a very warm welcome, the room was simply superb (Manhattan), it was so quiet and peaceful, didn't leave the room as we were so comfortable, ordered room service which was really lovely. Will absolutely be back!!'

Review By - Mr. Darren King
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 20th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Bali
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely stay at your hotel. The room, although small had everything that we could have needed and the staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. We ate in the restaurant two nights and had very enjoyable meals - as were the breakfasts. Thank you very much for a happy stay. Anthea Thomas.'

Review By - Mr. Peter Thomas
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Great Stay
5 stars 5

'Fantastic hotel! Very cool rooms and atmosphere. Great food in the restuarant. The staff were very attentative to al our needs. We wil definitely be up for a return visit.'

Review By - Mr. Gilbert Christovale
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Beautiful Boutique Hotel
5 stars 5

'A warm welcome and delightful ambience greet you at this gem of a hotel in Hastings. We stayed in the Africa room with stunning views of the sea. From the welcoming glass of wine to the efficient checkout, we had a fabulous stay and hope to return in the near future.'

Review By - Mrs. Christine Medhurst
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Bang Box Marvellous!
5 stars 5

'Loved the place! I've stayed in a number of so called 'Boutique Hotels' and this is the only one that I can say is truely 'Top Banana!' Extremely friendly staff (helped us with our bicycles), furnished us with a welcome drink on arrival and served up a most fine breakfast. Great to see a place like this in Hastings. I'm coming back.'

Review By - Mr. Royston Swarbrooke
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 4th September, 2011

Verified Customer

Fabulous!
5 stars 5

'My husband and I spent a night in the Manhattan room for my husbands 40th birthday. We had the most amazing experience from the welcome champagne to the most delicious breakfast we have had! Everything was first class and nothing was skimped on. We also had dinner in the new restaurant and this was also first class and most reasonable. We hope to return again very soon. Thank you.'

Review By - Mrs. Karen Schofield
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st August, 2011

Verified Customer

Funky, fun & welcoming
5 stars 5

'From the start, great first impression with a warm welcome and drinks in the garden. Dinner in the new restaurant was excellent, value for money. The room (Morocco) was as expected, fun and comfortable. We will definitely return to the hotel and try out one of the other rooms!'

Review By - Mr. Stephen Higgins
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 15th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Beautiful
5 stars 5

'We stayed in 2 rooms and both were awesome. Service was friendly but not intrusive. Breakfasts in room was generous and tasty. Details like the flowers and bottles of water in room were nice. Highly recommended.'

Review By - Mr. Michael Pilcher
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 12th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Perfect Getaway
5 stars 5

'My partner and I had a two night stay in the Manhattan suite and it was everything we had hoped and more. The room was amazing, the staff were brilliant - nothing was ever too much trouble for them, the breakfast was above our expectations... all in all in was the perfect place to get away from everything for a couple of days.'

Review By - Miss. Elizabeth Done
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 10th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Brilliant hotel trip
5 stars 5

'Quite simply the best hotel we have ever stayed in. A very friendly welcome from the whole team including a glass of bubbly- just what the doctor ordered after a Friday night on the M25! We were staying in the South America room, which turned out to be every bit as glamorous as the photos show. Massive bed, double jacuzzi bath, and all incredibly clean and tidy. Fantastic nights sleep and an even better breakfast served in our room at a time suitable to us. Brilliant! I had a few reservations about the location before we came due to some other reviews on the internet, but I really can't see what they did?! Perfect seafront location with good parking. The town centre is only 10 minutes away with a good few restaurants to try. We didn't have time to try the new restaurant in the hotel but it looked lovely. All in all a fantastic romantic trip away, completely unforgettable.'

Review By - Mr. Nicholas Child
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 8th August, 2011

Verified Customer

Wonderful boutique hotel
5 stars 5

'We were welcomed warmly and shown to our room (Antartica). From the complimentary glass of champagne and nuts, to the shower/ sauna, the comfy bed with a wonderful view over the sea and the great breakfast the following morning, we enjoyed our stay very much, and would certainly book again.'

Review By - Mrs. Serena Maundrell
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 3rd August, 2011

Verified Customer

Weekend Break - July 2011
5 stars 5

'We had a fantastic weekend staying in the Japan room. The attention to detail was amazing and we particularly enjoyed the Japanese spa bath! Food wise - we had dinner on our first night in the restauant and after a 6 hour journey down from the Midlands(!) managed to totally un-wind and enjoy a fabulous meal. The food was truly delicious! Also having breakfast each morning in the garden was such a treat and a wonderful start to each day (particularly with a glass of Bucks Fizz!). Again the attention to detail and quality of food was superb. Thank you so much for a truly memorable stay.'

Review By - Miss. Charlotte Ingram
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 2nd August, 2011

Verified Customer

Ace
5 stars 5

'We had a brilliant weekend the staff were super friendly, the room was lovely and two breakfasts and a dinner were all perfect. The honesty bar is a sign of how simple and beautiful Zanzibar is. We'll be back.'

Review By - Mr. William Mcdonald
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st August, 2011

Verified Customer

India Room
5 stars 5

'A very enjoyable stay...Friendly and helpful staff...Lovely room...lovely breakfast...would definately stay there again..maybe seaview next time.'

Review By - Miss. Lorraine Standen
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 29th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Fabulous!
5 stars 5

'We had a thoroughly wonderful time from the moment we walked through the door. Very relaxed and laid back but with an extraordinary eye for detail. Thank you.'

Review By - Mrs. Katrina Jenkins
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Fantastic service
4 stars 4

'We really appreciated the great service we received when staying in the Japan room. Had a fantastic meal at PierNine our first night (prices are way too cheap for such a stunning meal) We look forward to returning next year to try out another room! Thank you'

Review By - Mr. Murray Swanson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 25th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Hotel Zanzibar
5 stars 5

'Just returned from a weekend at the Zanzibar in Hastings, and had a fantastic time. We were in the Africa room, and the views were simply amazing, across the sea. The staff were brilliant throughout our stay, and the newly opened restaurant was absoltely excellent. The best meal we've both had in ages, and again, a fantastic view from the dining room!'

Review By - Miss. Samantha Harris
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 11th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Manhattan
5 stars 5

'My partner and I stayed at the Zanzibar in the Manhattan suite for two nights at the end of June this year (2011). We had a fabulous time. The warm welcome from the staff was great. The information in the room and the facilities were fantastic. Comfortable big bed, double bath in the bedroom and a double shower in the bathroom. Juke box, coffee table fishtank, two tvs. Too much to do and not enough time. All of this and lovely views out to sea as well. And if you manage to leave your room, Hastings old town is well worth a visit. Thanks again for a great stay. D'

Review By - Mr. David Rodericks
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 11th July, 2011

Verified Customer

Manhatten Room
5 stars 5

'Our Anniversary Weekend spent in The Manhatten at The Zanzibar Hotel, was wonderful. We had the best room and the facilities were excellent. The stairs were a challenge, but it was worth it. Sea view, friendly service from the staff, lovely touches in the room and breakfast delivered each morning. We enjoyed the experience very much. Julie and Paul Holman'

Review By - Mr. Paul Holman
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 20th June, 2011

Verified Customer

A short break
5 stars 5

'The most fantistic hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. A true joy to stay there.'

Review By - Mr. Ian Hann
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 18th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Manhattan
5 stars 5

'The top room at the Zanzibar is a classy secluded retreat. We settle there and don't come out again until we check out. Wine, snacks, bath, music, videos and R&R. Just the tonic we need occasionally.'

Review By - Mr. Lucy Russell
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th June, 2011

Verified Customer

WONDERFUL HOTEL
5 stars 5

'My wife and I have traveled around the world and I can honestly say that this is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in and Max is a great guy and a brilliant hotel boss, well done Max you have nailed it son'

Review By - Mr. Gary Moorey
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th June, 2011

Verified Customer

5 Start Zanzibar Antarctica stay
5 stars 5

'We give this hotel 5 stars. Our stay was only for one night and wish it had been longer. The service was excellent and the hotel itself was very elegant high end boutique. The Antarctica room was very spacious, with great sea view and even had a relaxing mini sauna/steam shower in the ensuite.'

Review By - Mr. Daniel O\'Hara
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Perfect Night Away
5 stars 5

'The hotel was stylish, the breakfast sublime, the room (Moroocco) perfect for rediscovering romance and relaxation after three children. We loved the area too - emerging from cosmopolitan boutique to faded Victorian seaside. We swam in the sea opposite, ate at The Dragon Bar, spent hours at the De La Warr Modern art gallery and ate fresh oysters. We will be back soon!'

Review By - Mr. Aidan Hehir
Date - 7th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Thoroughly relaxing
5 stars 5

'Me and my partner only stayed one night in the Japan room but we loved it. As soon as we entered the hotel and waited in the garden, we were taken by the look and charm of the hotel. We were shown to our room and checked in very easily. Max was very friendly as was the other staff. The room was amazing, I loved the furniture and theme of the room, the spa bath was especially our favourite thing. The hotel has the essentials you need such as the bar down stairs which you help yourself too and add to your bill on checkout. i loved the garden lit up at night, the whole hotel has been very well put together and a lot ofd thought and effort has gone to making it and unforgettable stay. The breakfast served to us in the morning before leaving was tasty and good quality, it was a treat to be able to have it in the garden. Absolutely fabulous hotel and next time we visit we will stay in the Manhattan room! Many thanks to Max and his team, you made mine and my partners 4 years anniversary perfect.'

Review By - Mr. Jonathan Howard
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 5th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Anniversary
5 stars 5

'Warm welcome,lovely room,comfortable bed,delicious breakfast and the sun shone the whole time! Looking forward to our return with a seaview room next time'

Review By - Mrs. Caroline Palmer
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th June, 2011

Verified Customer

Beautiful Hotel
5 stars 5

'We stayed in Antarctica and the room was beautiful with amazing views of the sea, on arrival we sat for 2 hours just looking out the window at the view. Thanks for a lovely stay.'

Review By - Ms. Sarah Wisbey
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st June, 2011

Verified Customer

Moroccon Charm
4 stars 4

'The attention to detail at Zanzibar was delightful - excellent breakfast food, complementary water in room, complementary paper, exquisite decor. If you are a tad clausterphobic, I'd recommend a larger room than the Moroccon as it is very cozy!'

Review By - Mrs. Mary Gadsden
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 31st May, 2011

Verified Customer

A secret gem of a place
5 stars 5

'We stayed at the penthouse suite (Manhattan) that was one of the loveliest rooms we ever stayed in: very quiet with spectacular view, very modern (high tech) AND romantic room with 2 flatscreen TVs, a jukebox (!) and even an aquarium with fishes, serving as coffee table... Staff was also very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Geat breakfast! Very good restaurants nearby, ask Max!'

Review By - Mr. Guido Verhelst
Date - 23rd May, 2011

Verified Customer

A Short Stay
5 stars 5

'Superb room (Antartica), fizz on arrival, lovely garden, wonderful sea views, spacious bathroom, comfortable bed, attentive and obliging manager, excellenty breakfast. What more could you want?'

Review By - Mr. David Wakefield
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 10th May, 2011

Verified Customer

Thank you
5 stars 5

'The hotel certainly lived up to it's billing, from the very warm welcome, to the fantastic room (South America) and the great breakfasts. Everything about the Zanzibar made it possible to have the most relaxing weekend. By the way the recommendations for places to eat were amazing - especially the Taj Mahal - you've got to go. Once again, thanks very much.'

Review By - Mr. Steve Gerlach
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th May, 2011

Verified Customer

Anniversary
5 stars 5

'Great hotel, friendly staff, excellent food, fab weather, the only TINY downside was the road noise, it was constant and because the weather was so warm we needed to have the windows open all night, nothing that the hotel can do about it though, comes with the location'

Review By - Mr. Martin Wiles
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th April, 2011

Verified Customer

Time flew by too quick
5 stars 5

'After arriving later than expected , we had a warm welcome along with a drink ,a quick run through of running of the hotel.Then taken to our 'India' room.What a delight.Breakfast was lovely,what a choice & where to eat it.Nothing was too much bother,even down to directions to a vineyard.Cleanliness & tidiness was on par with a 5 star hotel.Highly recommended.Will be singing your praises.'

Review By - Mr. Colin Prictor
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th April, 2011

Verified Customer

morocco room
5 stars 5

'our stay was excellent, the service and staff was outstanding as was the room. we'll be back'

Review By - Mr. Simon Collins
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 26th April, 2011

Verified Customer

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