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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stay over in stone town for transit, the hotel location is very good just next to main attraction of Stone Town and couple minutes walk to old town. The room are simple with air-conditioning, hot shower etc. Breakfast is serve at magnificent rooftop garden with panoramic view of the city. The manager of the hotel Sara and Yuri done...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good if you want just a room, food was bad. All in all I wish we hadn't stayed for so long in stone town! Stay in a resort in. Nungwi, paje or east/south coast. You can do all the tourist stuff as excursions from a resort. We went on to stay at Hilton double tree nungwi and wish we came...

Thank Ramiya G
Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Spent 4 Nights at the boutique hotel in January. It was my first time in Zanzibar and it was actually nice. The location is perfect in the middle of stone town so we could walk around town instead of going with cars. It is close to everywhere you need to check out n stone town especially the forodhani gardens (Night...

Thank livinginlag
gtzboutique, Manager at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Livinginlag. Thanks for your kind review in behalf of all the Staff of the hotel. Your kind suggestions will be useful to improve our services. For what is concerning the Internet unfortunately it was a problem of the Internet provider for the same reason we are doing all a new Internet System and we are changing Internet provider. Looking...

Reviewed 17 February 2017

Nice hotel with friendly staff, very clean pool and nice rooms.The aircons worked however the internet needs improvement.Food was nice, decent variety at all times and the room service menu pretty vast. Within walking distance of most historic sites in town. Recommend it highly if on business and the beach is not a priority. Great for seminars & conferences.

Thank Kashif S
gtzboutique, Manager at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kashif S in behalf of all the Staff of the hotel we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to host you again in Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique- Stonetown! Asante Sana na karibu Tena

Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The staff is good and the room have air condition. The roof top restaurant as a good view of the ocean. The food is also good they have a buffet or menu for breakfast or lunch. It is very well located close to Old town a 5 minute walk with some good restaurant and shops.

Thank maurice r
gtzboutique, Manager at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maurice R, thanks to have taken the time to review our hotel and we are grateful for your nice review, we hope to meet you again in Zanzibar. Asante Sana.

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I had the pleasure to stay at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel. Central located in Stone Town it's the perfect place to visit the city and to plan day trips to reach the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar. The room was very nice. Big, well cleaned and with all the comforts. The hotel has a stunning terrace restaurant and a...

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Oscarsicuro how can we express our most sincere gratitude for this wonderful review ... It was really our pleasure host you in our hotel and we hope to meet you soon in Zanzibar. Asante sana na Karibu tena! The Management

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited this hotel for only one night stay. It is located in Malindi area which is just few metres away from the sea port. It is a new hotel, the room was nice and clean, bed was comfortable, tv was there though it had very few channels, bathroom was clean, their services were good. This hotel didn't have swimming pool...

ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear saleem-khatri It is with extreme pleasure that we proudly announce the official opening of our swimming pool. Thanks a lot for your kind and nice review and we hope to host you again and let you try our new open air garden pool in the middle of Stonetown! Asante Sana na karibu tena. The Management

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stayed at the Golden Tulip ( formerly the Gran Palace) for 3 nights while in Stone Town. The location was perfect for touring around the old town and being close to the shore and restaurants. The air conditioning worked in all of our rooms and that was essential since Stone Town was extremely hot. The managers were really kind and...

Thank MDW789
ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MDW789 We are glad to have host you here in Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique and we thank you for your kind and positive review. In behalf of all the staff of the Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel Asante sana na Karibu Tena. The Management

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stayed here for 3 nights. I have been to Africa a few times before so I keep my expectation low for hotel. However: 1. Lift was broken. Appreciate that Management was aware and compensate the inconvenience with free room service. However, during my 3 day stay, I didn't see anyone working on fixing the lift. Hakuna matata! 2. Air-Conditioning not...

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Thuynguyen209, thanks to have taken the time to review our hotel, we will take your comments as suggestion to improve our service. Unfortunately You never seen person fix the elevator because we are waiting the spears from abroad, unfortunately neither in Zanzibar neither in Tanzania they have the spears necessary to fix this elevator problem. Kindly allow me to...

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Golden Tulip three nights this past summer and again for another three nights in December. For a midrange hotel it's a good choice. If you're travelling alone the price point is great, but as a couple I find it a little steep. The location is great - right across from the ferry terminal. The breakfast that...

Thank Renata R
ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Renata R, many thanks for your positive review and we apologize for the inconvenient that you had with our front office service. We take your comments as important suggestion to improve our service for the future. In behalf of all the Hotel 's Staff Asante Sana na Karibu Tena! The Management

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"International Standards, Local Flavors" Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique offers all those amenities that give the perfect frame for enjoying a stay in Zanzibar's capital before or after safari. The ideal place to discover Stone town from it is located within one hour drive from any of Zanzibar's beaches and attractions. Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique is a replica of a historic building located in the city center of Stone town opposite to the ferry terminal. Our guest can enjoy a stunning sea town view from THE TERRACE RESTAURANT. Located at the Top Floor, the Terrace menu a la carte, presents a selection of Continental and International dishes that can be consumed enjoying an incredible 360 degree Ocean and Stonetown scenery. All highlights of this beautifully city, recognized as UNESCO heritage sight, such as the house of wonders, Forodhani gardens, the old fort, Darajiani market (...) are within walking distance as well as the numerous shops, restaurants and nightspots. GT Zanzibar Boutique's rooms are decorated to ensure a traditional picturesque and soothing environment and are designed to meet all your needs. We offer at total of 33 rooms and in addition the property offers a state of the art conference facility as well as event venues that can accommodate up to 350 people comfortably. All rooms are fully furnished to meet the highest International Standard. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel

Address: Malindi Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 25524, Tanzania (Formerly Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel)
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $116 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Tulip Zanzibar Botique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Choose the rooms nest to elevator as they have a better”
178kashifs, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms overlooking the back would be best”
Wilsons70, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask NOT to have room overlooking front entrance and the busy street”
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JudyG53, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Amazing sea view from the restaurant top floor, very close to ferry boat terminal”
512yuri, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The rooms faced on the garden are quieter”
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