We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 31 Stone Town hotels

The Seyyida Hotel & Spa

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Old Stonetown | Next to House of Wonder And Palace Museum, Stone Town, Tanzania
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
The Seyyida Hotel & Spa
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
You added The Seyyida Hotel & Spa to your Saves list
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in Stone Town
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
dgannes Boston, Massachusetts
Write a Review

145 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (28)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Seyyida and we had a lovely time again. The staff is extremely helpful -- beyond providing excellent service at the hotel itself, they also assisted us to book a massage/pedicure, a taxi to the north side of the island and a flight back to the mainland. The rooms were comfortable and large with strong... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seyyida s traditional charm and central location make it a go to hotel. A lot of effort is made by the staff to make one s stay a happy one. The food was good and an added bonus was it was on the rooftop. Will soon be returning.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed my stay immensely ,rooms were beautiful and food was divine especially the seafood.staff were helpful and kind, the terrace restaurant had beautiful views of the sunset am looking forward to coming back in june with my grandchildren

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seyyida is a charming hotel located centrally.Close to all the sites in Stone Town.The rooftop restaurant has a great view of the port and the sea.Staff are really helpful and kind.Rooms are spacious as well.Can't wait to go back this year!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lusaka Province, Zambia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seyyida is centrally located, near Forodhani (a popular hang out during evening hours), House of Wonders and the harbour. It is the perfect starting point if you want to explore Stone Town on foot. The rooms have a charming interior and are spacious. Staff is very friendly and helpful. It offers a roof top restaurant with a spectacular view over... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is small, charming, has very nice decor and mostly excellent service. The rooftop restaurant is excellent for breakfast and has a fantastic view of the sea and port. The lunch and dinner menu did not cater at all towards vegetarians however it should be mentioned that after we mentioned that we were not satisfied with the menu they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Seyyida Hotel & Spa is charming, just make sure to get a sea balcony room! The other rooms look out upon a wall. Its located walking distance to the Dar es salaam ferry , and an intriguing collection of old, ancient fortress-style buildings surround this little gem of a hide away. When you step outside of the hotel, you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel.for 2 nights. The staff is very professional and so kind. The breakfast is very very good. The restaurant on the roof with a view on the port is very nice. We had lunch: good food. The lady from the spa does marvelous massages. I had foort reflexology with her. Just woaw. The rooms are very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful environs, a place of comfort, nice delicatessen, affordable. The rooms makes awhole lot of sense. Good furniture, excellent service. It's a place I would stay in my next visit with my family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The hotel is really beautiful and the designer is fantastic and should be proud of themselves. The rooms are great, laid out nicely, a good size and very comfortable. Though the toilet didn't work so well, there were stains on the bed and chair and the air con was only slightly working. The entrance is down a bad alleyway making... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Seyyida Hotel & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Seyyida Hotel & Spa

Address: Old Stonetown | Next to House of Wonder And Palace Museum, Stone Town, Tanzania
Phone Number:
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Seyyida Hotel & Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, Tingo, Booking.com, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your The Seyyida Hotel & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa
The Seyyida Hotel Stone Town
The Seyyida Hotel & Spa Zanzibar/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#11 Family Hotel in Stone Town

71 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (61)
Dining (20)
Hotel & grounds (14)
Room/suite (16)
View from room (1)
Bathroom (1)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (10)
Dining (4)
View from room (1)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Room/suite (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay