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Mashariki Palace Hotel

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Nyumba Ya Moto Street | Cn. 293, Stone Town 3904, Tanzania
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Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on our honey moon for a couple nights. Wonderful old building with a wonderful history including document pictures of the reconstruction. Excellent service and really nice food. Well appointed rooms. The only issue for us was the size of the air-conditioner in our room. It wasn't big enough to keep the room cool. If you went outside... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Amazing and romantic night at Mashariki ..all was perfect and Margherita was very kind with us. Food was excellent and I felt in love with the rooms, no word to describe ! Italian architects are always unique. See you soon!

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milan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Perfect Stone Town location; historical building carefully refurbished with an eye on both preserving original features and ensuring absolute comfort. Beatutiful large and spotless rooms, fantastic roof terrace with great views, excellent food. The manager Ms Marchisio is very kind and competent and all the staff is friendly and efficient. Reliable wireless connection. In a nuthshell, perect blend of athmosphere... More 

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MasharikiPalace, Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gabri, it was really a pleasure to have you and your beautiful family as guests at Mashariki! Thanks for choosing us! We are gratified by your very kind feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. Our staff thank you for the compliments and are looking forward to host you again. With gratitude I wish you all the best.... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is beaaautiful and comfortable! Such a nice splurge after a week-long camping in safari. It is located conveniently one-minute walk away from the souvenir shopping street and many local restaurants. We also love the hotel's one-table restaurant. We had very special and romantic moments for our honeymoon dinner. Thanks very much! We were absolutely pleased with our stay.

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MasharikiPalace, Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your kind comment in particular for the special candle light dinner at One Table Restaurant We are very pleased that Mashariki will remain as a small part together with wonderful memories of your honeymoon. May you come for anniversaries in the future? Wishing you all the best for your new life together Michela and... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have stayed in Stone Town several times. This hotel is very comfortable, but I have been to others that have more flavor. The all-white decor in the room seemed uninspired to me, compared to the colors I've seen elsewhere. Beautiful views from the rooftop terrace, and fantastic location near Forodhani. We got an excellent deal from Bookings.com, but there's... More 

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MasharikiPalace, Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for taking time to review our hotel. I’m glad that you have enjoyed the view from our terrace certainly brightened by the colors of the ocean; but Mashariki Palace colorful decorated would be just ridiculous and senseless!. Is true that other nice hotels in town according to their style are decorated with bright colors. You can appreciate... More 

johannesburg
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Mashariki over New Year. The rooms were nicely decorated and the staff all very friendly. Especially tha manager who really made us feel at home. We will definitely be returning here...

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MasharikiPalace, Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jackie, the measure of gratification is definitely good when our guests, as you say, want to return! Thanks a lot, we wait for you coming back Michela and Mashariki staff More 

Tanzania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

To stay in one of the original Palaces in Stonetown- and have it match up to full expectations in terms of rooms, service and informative staff definitely enriched our stay in Zanzibar. There aren't many places like this.

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MasharikiPalace, Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steve, we are so glad that you find Mashariki quite unique according with your expectation. We look forward to the pleasure of your next visit and assure you of our best services at all times. Thanks a lot. Michela and Mashariki team. More 

Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I travelled with my husband, our 2 yo daughter and my parents and all the places that our friends had recommended were fully booked. We didn't know what to expect from Mashariki Palace and we were very pleasantly surprised indeed! The hotel is set in a refurbished wing of the sultan's palace and we were told by the very friendly... More 

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

Dear Fiammetta, We are so happy that Mashariki was a pleasant surprise. Thanks a lot for your review it means a lot to receive great compliments that encourages us to do better. We look forward to welcoming you back and your so nice family in the next future. Michela and Mashariki team More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Having travelled a fair bit and being lucky enough to stay in some wonderful places...this is one of my favourite hotels. For what Emerson Spice has in terms of the curios & Olde Worlde feel...the Palace matches in terms of modern reconstruction and extremely good interior design. The rooms are just gorgeous, the staff are fantastic. Love love loved it!*

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

Dear Shaz, ..........and we love you for your kindness and your your ability to express in a few words the "sense" of Mashariki. We wish you all the best for the new year. Michela More 

Ottawa, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It's a beautiful white palace converted to the hotel. The restaurant is on top of the building with a view of the ocean - we really enjoyed breakfast with the gorgeous view. As the place is owned and run by Italian couple, they serve good Italian food as well. The rooms are very spacious.

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

Dear guest, thanks for choosing Mashariki and for your kind reviewed. We hope to host you again and we wish you all the best for the new year. 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*
Number of rooms: 18
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