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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night en route from Arusha to my beach resort. It was very comfortable and more than adequate for my requirements. Great location for exploring Stone Town and staff more than happy to assist and give directions etc. Don't expect a glass of wine with dinner as this is a 'no-alcohol' facility, but food and service...

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1Thank Catherine O
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

So convenient for the Port and for meandering through old Stonetown. Has a great rooftop terrace for breakfast, but no pool or bar. The service was genuinely caring with exceptional management. Super location for restaurants, beach and historical buildings. Concierge staff excellent.

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1Thank JudyG53
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Had a good time, loved the friendly staff, the Zanzibar decor. A walking distance from the port and to and from a lot of necessities. Taxis were very accessible. However the breakfast needs improvement to include Zanzibari cuisine. Otherwise Hakuna Matata!

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1Thank jamila_abri
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The rooms fairly nice based on the charged rate.It had all essential amenities. However i would have appreciated for it to have toothpaste in the bathroom.I was however not very pleased by the fact that we had to wait for almost an hour and a half to be able to check in, considering that i arrived at past noon. The...

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Thank ndakigeorge
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had good 3 nights stay..you are close to Forodani and other a traction and at the same time away from noisy streets..hotel has lovely restaurant on the rooftop..good selection for breakfast! Clean rooms with good shower with hot water and good water pressure all the time..and attentive staff. Especially we were pleasantly surprised by Housekeeping..we got twin bedded room...

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Thank Andrea J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Nice and clean rooms. Plenty of space we had a large bed which was surprisingly comfortable. They have everything that you could need. We were in a good location and walked around easily. Our rooms were cleaned and made up for us. Nice hot showers.

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Thank Sherrie M
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Stench from drains so bad it got to the point I couldn't even enter my room. Their response was to spray airspray... We demanded a new room, they sprayed the next one to try mask it, so we refused to move in. Another room was made available but it was a single, barely big enough for us to move around...

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Thank Sue-Ann F
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The rooftop restaurant was wonderful. It was high enough that even during the hot afternoons there was a nice sea breeze. I enjoyed sitting there and working while drinking iced tea. The included breakfast was very good - fruit, pastries, meats, omelets, coffee, and juice. We tried to eat here for dinner, but they did not have several of the...

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Thank Michele G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

First day we arrived at 2am, we had pre booked so our room was ready for us. We were given room 301 and upon entering we were very pleased with the room, big size and well decorated. However we could not sleep that first night as the bed was so noisy! Every time you turned it was so loud. Also...

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Thank frequenttraveller674
Belgium
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Amazing island...nice town. We stayed 5 days in stone town in Zanzibar Grand Palace. Very good hotel, nice room, good service and near to the center. 1 hour by car from all the most important beach of the island nungwy, paje and Jambiani. Amazing terrace with sea view at top roof

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

Dear Yuri, all the Staff of Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel is grateful for your nice review we hope to see you soon in Zanzibar.Asante Sana and Karibu Tena The Management

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $108 - $253 (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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“Maybe ask NOT to have room overlooking front entrance and the busy street”
  • Moorish and cool
 of 5 bubbles JudyG53, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Amazing sea view from the restaurant top floor, very close to ferry boat terminal”
 of 5 bubbles 512yuri, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The rooms faced on the garden are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles miremirella, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Check the air conditioner for leaking water and make sure your belongings are placed far away as they will get soaked.”
 of 5 bubbles Sharmeen115, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Just take note that this is an unlicensed facility.”
 of 5 bubbles Marnewick_JP, 21 Sep 2014 | Read review
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