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Sultan Palace

Pierre Ltd., Tanzania
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Sultan Palace
Ranked #50 of 143 hotels in Zanzibar
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Firstly, the location of the hotel is lovely, on a cliff with an essentially private beach and an infinity pool. The main building is beautifully designed and with lovely touches like board games and billiard table. There are several things about this hotel which were good: service, pool, afternoon tea and a friendly owner. However, we felt that, for the... More

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent a lot of time trying to decide where to stay in Zanzibar post safari. One requirement was that the place had to be air conditioned and that it had a good beach. We chose the Sultan Palace and we were not disappointed. It was about a one hour ride from the airport very close to Breezes. Upon arrival... More

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Dar
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here with our 3 kids. They loved it, and so did we. From the white beach to the great pool, and the fantastic accommodation, we were more than happy to have discovered this magical place. The patience of the owners and their obvious care and pride in their hotel is an indication of what you need to make... More

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed at the Sultan Palace with a group of friends in February after a fairly strenuous safari in the Tanzania game parks. We had booked six nights to recuperate and initially were worried that this would be too long a stay for us 'active 50-somethings'. However, our fears were completely unfounded as we absolutely loved every minute with Paola... More

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San Severo, Italy
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Rolling down the rocky hills of Zanzibar island's eastern coast, with a long stretch of pristine coral sand beach at its feet, there you find the majestic Sultan Palace Resort surrounded by its sumptuous gardens! This place conveys a sense of calm and peace of heart at first sight and you actually get in touch with its beauty and charm... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Sultan Palace recently, for our honeymoon. While I generally like to stay at more modest and "budget-friendly" accommodations while traveling, for this trip I wanted something romantic and relaxing. While not one of the more well-advertised hotels on the internet, I came across the Sultan Palace after much internet research. I am so... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Classy, intimate, hotel enhanced by its gracious owner Paola. There is no request too difficult for Paola, including meal choices. Every effort is made to not only accomodate guests but to discreetly assure their satisfaction Wonderful place to wind down after safari. This is a real hideaway. The beach on the Indian Ocean is beyond belief and actually seeing the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Sultan Palace is a beautiful hotel and by far the best we stayed at in Zanzibar. In fact it was so good I felt I had to write a review about it, a first for me as I haven't written one on TripAdvisor before. We were greeted with a warm welcome from the owner, Paola and her staff and it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Sultan Palace appears to have been one of the first 'boutique' category hotels on the island, having been opened in the late 1990s by its Italian owner, Paola. With only 15 rooms (primarily detached lodges/cottages throughout the grounds), it is an incredibly intimate and private place to stay. After a period away from running the hotel, Paola took up the... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

We stayed at the Sultan Palace in September 2011 and had a great holiday. Our stay formed part of a three-legged holiday: 6 days in the Selous game reserve, 6 days on the Zanzibar beach and 3 days in Stone Town. In brief, our Sultan Palace highlights include: - Beautiful surroundings characterised by well-kept gardens, ocean views, authentic interiors (ranging... More

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Additional Information about Sultan Palace

Also Known As:
Sultan Palace Hotel
Sultan Palace Zanzibar
Sultan Palace Hotel Zanzibar
Address: Pierre Ltd., Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#60 Romantic Hotel in Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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