Park Hyatt Zanzibar Review

The Park Hyatt Zanzibar is a brand new, Category 5 Hyatt hotel that costs 20,000 Gold Passport points per night. We couldn’t wait to check out this new property, and slotted our stay here for the end of our vacation in Tanzania. We decided to use cash (instead of points) because we were able to take advantage of an opening sale for $210 a night. In addition, we participated in a promotion that gave us 5000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points for staying 2 or more nights. Given the promotional rate, the 5000 bonus points, and the fact that we were only staying 2 nights, it did not make sense to transfer 40,000 Chase UR points to book our stay as a point redemption. That would’ve given us a value of less than one cent per point. Since you can redeem Chase UR points for a cent each, this would’ve been a bad idea.

Once we arrived at the hotel, someone immediately came to our cab, took our bags and brought us to reception. The woman who checked us in personally walked us to our room (which included a tour along the way) to ensure everything was to our liking. I thought that was a nice touch. Upon entering the room, there was a nice welcome message on the TV.


The rest of the room was also stunning.

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Given the attention to detail, the quality of service and the brand new facilities, this was one of the nicest hotels either of us had stayed at. Breakfast in the morning was included and it was fantastic. It was buffet style, so you could fill up if you wanted to only have 2 meals a day.  It had everything you could imagine, including fresh breads from the stone oven and squeezed watermelon juice. We also had one lunch and one dinner at the restaurant – the food was pretty good, but nothing to write home about.

We spent most of our time by the pool as it was very refreshing and had amazing views. At the other 2 places we stayed in Zanzibar, we spent most of our time on the beach, so it was nice to relax by a pool (with drink service). On the first day, we saw dolphins jumping in the ocean right in front of the pool. It was stunning.


When it was time to leave, neither of us wanted to go. We had a great time at the hotel and, because the hotel had just opened, everything felt immaculate. Here are a few more pictures from different spaces & places around the hotel.

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Let me know if you have any questions about this beautiful property!

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