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Mashariki Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nyumba Ya Moto Street | Cn. 293, Stone Town 3904, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommended by our driver when we couldn't get into Emerson's Rooftop Terrace. It was a quiet night in terms of patronage but the food and service we're outstanding. A real taste of Africa in the lane ways of Zanzibar. Highly recommended. Karen

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal location in front of the Fhordani Night food market and near the fort and central area in Stone town. Walk in from the madness of the narrow streets and the vast cool rooms are a sanctuary! Lovely hotel still with the feeling of a sultans palace. Rooms are spacious and airconditioned Didnt eat there, but the restaurant had lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff always willing to help. The hotel is really beautiful, recently renovated, looking like a Moroccan riad. There is a beautiful view from the roof terrace where the restaurant is. We had been upgraded to the 2-storey-room, it's really nice although we could not really enjoy the space of it. The hotel is I think ideally located close... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very well appointed, warmly decorated, and the restaurant is excellent. A very good choice for Zanzibar. The view from the rooftop restaurant is very, very nice. The food is Italian, and prepared with a lot of care and attention to detail. A very enjoyable stay.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 4days with my family in this historical palace that was renovated by Italians investors to restore the damaged parts. It's an Arabic house with several rooms it felt like staying in your own private villa just amazing michella was just amazing the denomo of this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had three fantastic nights at the Mashariki Palace Hotel. It is a fabulous building architecturally and has been renovated with great care and style. You could sit and enjoy the view from the upstairs bar/restaurant for hours, and the evening food was excellent - certainly not cheap, but very enjoyable. The hotel is in a great location overlooking the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for two nights with my colleagues and everything was so brilliant: The staffs were more than friendly especially Kamis at the front desk. I like the way he explained all the history of the palace and Stone Town to us upon arrival while enjoying hibiscus juice. He took us to very pleasant beaches outside the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Thanks to the recommendations of fellow tripadvisors, I stayed at the Mashariki Palace Hotel and was very pleased with the hotel. The hotel is very unique and the rooms were very spacious. The bathrooms were incredibly large and the bed was comfortable. The room includes a refridgerator, air conditioning, TV, and there is mosquito netting around the bed. The staff... More

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Michela M, Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

My dear Thank you for taking the time to write such kind review, to know that our customers are satisfied and that Mashariki will remain a good memory is really the best reward we can receive and motivates us to do even better. Hoping to see you again Michela More

Benghazi District, Libya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I liked the theme of the hotel, the nice and friendly hospitality, and the view from the roof cafe and restaurant. it is located in the center of Stone Town, and could easily move around town either for a walk or by transportation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Right in the middle of the old Oman Palace complexe, between the palace proper and the House of Wonder, now the national museum, this was the home of the imam. A discrete place of spatious rooms and well attendence. Helped to get a really good guide, recommended. Marvelous breakfast and nice lunch. Unfortunately now drinks Friday evening.

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Address: Nyumba Ya Moto Street | Cn. 293, Stone Town 3904, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mashariki Palace Hotel 4*
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Stone Town, Zanzibar: Exotic and mystical, evocative of the centuries of sultans, traders, adventurers and explorers who came to these magical isles of Zanzibar off the Swahili East African coast, leaving a cultural and architectural fusion which echoes its proud history of Persian, Arabian, Indian, Colonial and African influences.Stone Town is now home to the new MASHARIKI PALACE Hotel. This is the Eastern Palace on the islands, once the seat of the Omani empire spanning a thousand miles, created by the first sultan of Zanzibar almost 200 years ago. The domicile of the Sultan's religious councillor is now restored beyond its former magnificence.The MASHARIKI PALACE Hotel is a privileged residence for travellers choosing refined hospitality in a historical setting. ... more   less 
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