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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I followed friends who had selected this hotel in Stone Town to optimize historic tourism interests and minimize excess time on the beach. Though I personally would've preferred to be on the water, the Mashariki Palace was a welcome surprise. Minimalism is the style du jour, however the simple lines and the unique layout of the hotel does ensure a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed there for a night and everything was perfect. Gorgeous place in the middle of stonetown. Located next to the sea and close to the small streets. Great terrace for breakfast. Highhhh ceilings.

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Madikwe, North-West, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mashariki Palace has a great location right next to the House of Wonders on the beachfront. The Hotel is beautifully restored and kept. The staff, food and service was excellent. This is Zanzibar though and can be a bit of a culture shock but in the best possible way. Stone Town is a photographers delight and a truly enjoyed walking... More

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silvanoalb, Proprietario at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valuable Guest, thank You for your comments. I am the one who made the project for the rennovation of this old Palace and, only for a matter of clarification, I refused to add a swimming pool because it does't match with the elegance of this Palace. Here You can breathe the history of this place walking over the centuries... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 15 day safari in Tanzania and Kenya we were really looking forward to our visit to The palace. This beautiful hotel with a lot of history, renovations were recently completed and restored this palace to it's origional glory. We had an apartment with large entrance and large balcony, separate bathroom and bedroom, Air conditioned bedroom, good hot water... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hotel, well located, near the main square in stone town, with good size rooms and nice decorated . The breakfast is cooked exactly the way you want, with good variety of health choices. All staff makes me feel special during all y stay .

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I arrived in Stone Town exhausted by work and left 7 days in far better shape thanks to a stay in this beautiful hotel, kept spotless and gorgeous by the manager Michela and the busy staff. A converted Palace, the strong features of the hotel were the sumptuous rooms with 8-metre ceilings (they gave me a free upgrade as the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

From the moment my friends and I were greeted at the entrance of the Mashariki Palace Hotel until our departure 3 days later, the management and staff always ensured our stay was more than pleasant. I was quite impressed with our greeting and introduction to the history of the palace and Stone Town. Our room was so unique and beautiful... More

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Lima, Peru
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed the majestic setting of this hotel, the kind reception of Michela and all the staff. The hotel is very well situated and the rooms are all different, we had a very comfortable one, with beautiful furniture, although not a great view. The interior garden in the center of the hotel is beautifully designed and it is a great... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The staff are marvellous and really go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and taken care of. The location is perfectly located between the port and everything in Stone Town. The rooms and grounds are majestic. Breakfast was wonderful and the view! (The eggs were maybe not the best if I need to say something critical). I would... More

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

Dear Katie, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us and write so kind comments. Positive guest feedback is treasured and keeps the motivation high. Creating a pleasant guest experience is our priority. We hope to host you again at Mashariki, Asante sana! Michela More

Sydney Australia
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114 hotel reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed at this recently restored (using original materials and methods) palace, which had been used by the Imam to the Sultan of Oman. As we were completing check-in procedures, the general manager, Michela, came to greet us and explained the history of the hotel. The hotel has elegant interiors with various common areas and restraint has been used with... More

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

Dear Guests from Australia...... Many thanks for taking the time to write this positive review The comments regarding the general attitude of the staff is most rewarding and appreciated. Creating an agreeable guest experience is priority number one. I m very happy to hear that you and your family had such a pleasant stay enjoying the atmosphere of the Mashariki... More

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Additional Information about Mashariki Palace Hotel

Also Known As:
Mashariki Palace Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town
Address: Nyumba Ya Moto Street | Cn. 293, Stone Town 3904, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#1 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#1 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Business Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mashariki Palace Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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