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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Beautiful hotel, nicely decorated rooms, a really good spa experience, a Vareid selection of breakfast options - always served with a big smile, perfect location and easy to find. Thanks to a great owner and staff. We will be back

Thank Karianne L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at the Zanzibar Palace Hotel. Rooms were clean and beautifully designed. Staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful! Overall really amazing experience. I would recommend this hotel 10/10

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Thank Suaad M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This was a perfect way to spend our first night on Zanzibar. The service was impeccable, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and I felt as if I had been transported back in time to an enchanted world of the noble Sultans.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The hotel has its charm, but it does not feel like a palace. It is clean, the staff polite and smiling, reasonably comfortable, but a bit underwhelming. It is located in the old town house, renovated a little bit cheaply – not bad really, but not the standard of for instance Emerson Spice either. We stayed in Dunia Suite on...

2Thank Lucja K
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed 2-nights at Zanzibar Palace. This boutique hotel was originally a luxurious Arabic home. The hotel retains that old world charm with gorgeous wood staircases, comfortable antique furniture and beautiful decor throughout. Our room, Shaba, had a lovely sitting room, 2-comfortable beds and a huge bathroom complete with Turkish tile tub. Air conditioning was a must...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is my third trip to Stone Town and I think I have now found the PERFECT place to stay. The price is reasonable, but the service is luxury. Frans' staff provide the attention to detail and responsiveness I expect in a top quality hotel in Asia, not the "nice try but not quite" one often gets in Africa. The...

1Thank Gretchen B
Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 7 January 2017

When you first drive up to the hotel, you think this cant be right, as it is situated down some of the very narrow streets, and appears to be in the middle of nowhere, although only a few minutes walk from the seafront. Once that big wooden door has been opened, you get a lovely welcome from the staff and...

Thank Ellen H
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A very friendly and welcoming hotel. The management and staff went out of their way to meet our needs. The room was very clean and spacious, the beds were turned down and mosquito nets in place every evening. The breakfast offered was most adequate and the in house bar was much appreciated after a hot day exploring the town. This...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The more we travel, the more I'm beginning to realize just how much we enjoy small boutique hotels. Amazing prompt service, friendly staff and great location. I would only caution you to be mindful of the steps.. they are steep and many. So, if you have bad knees or cannot walk up and down a bunch of steps, I would...

1Thank FrmAtl
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Stayed at the Zanzibar Palace Hotel for 2 nights to see Stonetown before heading to a coastal resort. This is a very nice little boutique hotel run by the very helpful Frans and his team. The hotel is situated in an older building and, by virtue of that, it has an old world simplicity to it. Indeed, it has stairs...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a luxurious nine room boutique hotel located right in the heart of Stone Town (an Unesco World Heritage site). It is independently owned and daily under Dutch management and an ideal home to explore and experience all the beauties of this magical town and Island. Zanzibar's rich history is integrated throughout the hotel by Arabian, Indian and English designs, this in combination with all modern comfort (airco, free WiFi, flatscreen TV's, etc). Each room/suite has its own unique decor with many local originating antique pieces of furniture, magical beds, colourful silks, etc. Room rates for every purse definitely makes this a place to stay. As you walk through the front door, you notice the soft aqua blue interior colours along with the antique furniture. You are immediately put into a state of calm and relaxation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Address: Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3392, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $231 - $436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zanzibar Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Palace Stone Town
Hotel Zanzibar Palace
Zanzibar Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
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“Room was big and luckily we had aircon because it was so hot in zanzibar. We had no complaints on the rooms. ”
KerriBerri758, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be prepared for at least one flight of stairs. But you will never carry anything yourself unless you want to!”
GretchenB593, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you can, then a suite with a balcony is nice, all the rooms are pretty quiet as there is not a lot of through traffic.”
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EllenH701, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are not good at climbing stairs go for the first floor!!”
janainley, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Maybe request larger room for couples/bathroom. If they have a quieter side.”
FamilyTime381, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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