Hotel Verde Zanzibar — Azam Luxury Resort & Spa

Zanzibar's greenest hotel

About Hotel Verde Zanzibar

As the island’s greenest hotel, Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort and Spa is one of its kind. Set just outside historic Stone Town, it is the ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous break. Operated sustainably, the hotel offers 106 beautifully decorated luxury rooms all ocean-facing with views of the coast or the mangrove forests. Our range of dining options promise to tantalise your taste buds, while our world-class spa will melt away your cares. Designed to be chic and luxurious, our rooms are stylish, sophisticated and contemporary, accented with Zanzibari art and décor. All six penthouse suites boast private hot tubs on their terraces, providing the ultimate setting for relaxation.

*No alcohol served on the premises


  • Grey Water Harvesting (showers, basins) for reuse in WC’s
  • Black Water Treatment Plant – for use in irrigation, external rinsing/cleaning and supplement toilet flushing

  • Humidity and rain sensing based irrigation system


  • VRF System (Variable Refrigerant Flow) – efficient AC with heat recovery to heat water for showers and kitchen
  • PV Panels – carport & walkways, main reception building & black water plant roofs

  • Regenerative Drive Lifts

  • Energy efficient motors and pumps throughout facility

Building design

  • Spectrally selective double glazed Windows
  • Energy Modelled and optimised façade Building

  • Skylights for natural lighting

  • Roof garden on Spa building and shading devices on windows

Hotel operation

  • Responsible local procurement 
  • Waste Management
  • Mangroves protection
  • River Clean-up
  • Litter capture weir in river for continual clean up


Hotel Verde Zanzibar is targeting a 5-Star Green Star SA As-Built certification through the Green Building Council of South Africa (BBCSA).

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