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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Charming and atmospheric, the terrace alone, overlooking Stone Town's old harbour and ... a stone's throw from the House of Wonders is worth stopping at Mashariki. Not your usual international hotel (no lifts, only staircases, with a noisy "assassin's step", and no swimming pool) and no views from most of the rooms but then, it was a Sultan's palace, and... More

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed here and were impressed with the quiet elegance of this small boutique hotel. The rooftop restaurant where we had dinner and all of our breakfasts was scenic and food was well prepared. We had 3 excursions booked through reception and were very happy with them. We did a city tour with Talib, who was very knowledgeable and... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal for people who want to stay in an historic hotel right in Stone Town. Not for those who have mobility issues (no lift and no access directly off a street) or want lots of add ons/extra facilities. It was just what we wanted.

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Khartoum, Sudan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night and was very disappointed with the quality of the hotel given how much they charge per night ($300+). The reviews were overly complimentary. The hotel is tucked away down an alley. Doesn't have a lift but instead a noisy staircase. Noisy neighbourhood and windows offering no view. Rooms are small and average at best! Cheap... More

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

Dear Mr. Amr Tayfour, I think not even need to respond to your review since you question the veracity of the other reviews, on the other hand your comments are overly negative that seem targeted to denigrate. All the best Michela More

Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the palace is sort of hidden and integrated in stone town architecture. Reception is impeccable: they make you feel at confort with a fresh drink the take you to the rooms. The internal palace is an authentical arab architecture and takes its movement from the interlaced staircases up to the terrace which is overlooking the port of the town with... More

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

Dear Stefania, It is truly rewarding to read your enthusiastic comments of appreciation for the particular architecture of the hotel and for our services. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Mashariki.! We look forward to having you again as a guest. Thank you very much and “Karibu tena” from all the staff and myself. Michela More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Karen, thanks a lot for taking your time to write a so kind review. Hoping to see you again at Mashariki All the best Michela More

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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

Dear Jenni, Warm greetings from Mashariki , Thanks for taking the time to write a so kind review! I am glad you appreciated the style and the ancient charm of our palace, hope we get to welcome you back again one day! Michela More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 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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Michela M, Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, All the staff and myself, we thank you for your kind comments . Is definitely the best reward for our efforts and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again at Mashariki Palace Michela More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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

Dear guest, thanks to write this kind review. Is always a pleasure to know that Mashariki remains a good memory for our guests. Hoping to see you again. Michela More

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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

Dear guest, All the staff and myself, we thank you for these comments so generous to us. Is definitely the best reward for our efforts and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again at Mashariki Palace Michela More

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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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