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Pierre Ltd., Tanzania
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Sultan Palace
Ranked #55 of 141 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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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Really, really amazing little unique hotel. Great food, great service and just by the sea which you overlook from most rooms. It's a "honey moon" place and for adults. I would not bring children. Only little thing to complain about would the the beds, which we found a little too hard (but we normally sleep in soft beds) - so... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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25 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 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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Additional Information about Sultan Palace

Address: Pierre Ltd., Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Sultan Palace Zanzibar
Sultan Palace Hotel Zanzibar

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