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Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel

Malindi | PO Box 271, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Rooms are adequate, but not roomy. A/C failed in our room, but we were quickly moved to another. The hotel is located just close enough to the Stone Town sights and restaurants. Front desk staff is helpful, but did not have the local knowledge or expertise we've come to expect at good hotels. For example, they had no idea about... More 

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Bern
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

! From the minute my husband and I entered this hotel, things went south. The lift was under repair and they were painting so negotiating the hallways with our bags was not easy!  It was evident the air conditioning in our room was not working and the safe door was hanging at an angle! We requested a room change which... More 

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Soest, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I can write quit a big review about my three nights in this hotel. A great rooftop restaurant with nice stone town view The rooms are perfect in space and luxury. The staff is excellent trained, the breakfest is great. The only down is they dont sell alcohol. But easy to solve: 50metres away is mercury restaurant. Will go back... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I was here on a business trip and the hotel was selected by the client. Its in a reasonably convenient location and the rooms are well equipped and comfortable. The wifi works well if you are in a corner room on the first floor. I stayed in room 106. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way... More 

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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I went to Zanzibar on May 2011. I got the information about this hotel from my friend who was really satisfied with the service while she was there. When I was arrived in the airport, the hotel driver was already there to pick me up and took me to the hotel. It was not check in time yet, but they... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and were not disappointed. Clean rooms with LCD, safe and a good a/c. Breakfast at the rooftop is pleasant. We had one dinner at a very reasonable price but went elsewhere on the following evening. Friendly staff. Not appointed in a beautiful/prime location but close to the ferryterminal. Construction going on nearby (nearly finished).... More 

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Alexandria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

You'd think the way my friends reacted to every element of this hotel that it was their worst experience ever but in all honesty it wasn't that bad. Its pretty close to the Mercury bar which is nice for if you want to stay out late and have a nice bar nearby. Buuuuttt...you definitely want to walk around the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Highly recommended if you want to stay at stone town. Very relaxing ambiance at the lobby. The room was wonderful. I can still smell the fregrance of the room. Good value for money. The hotel is at a walking distance from the port and the centre of stone town. Staff were friendly and helpful. However there's a room to improve.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I had reserved another hotel room for my one non-business night in Zanzibar but when I got there, they had run out of rooms! Fortunately, I found the Zanzibar Grand Palace... They were able to take me in at a very good rate, so really saved my trip. The front desk staff was very helpful and gave good advice for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Nice new modern hotel with good location. Stone Town was very hot when we were there snd the excellent air conditioning was a blessing. Hotel has elevator which is great since the rooftop dining was delightful. Best of all was the assistance the manager Nic gave us. When my husband needed a doctor New Year's Eve. Nic called for the... More 

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