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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3392, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful friendly small hotel with very helpful management and staff in the atmospheric heart of Stone Town. Central to all the tourist attractions of Stone Town and the management pleased to arrange trips to other places in Zanzibar.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a neat place, good feel & great location. I wanted to just keep walking all the side streets and alleys. Everyone in the hotel area was very frindly. The hotel is like a musem in a good way. MyThanks to the staff. I want to go back for a longer stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we started planning out trip to Zanzibar we initially decided to visit Stone Town on a tour but not to stay within the city confines as we thought it would be too busy and noisy, however, due to a booking complication our holiday plans changed to 2 nights in Stone Town at the Zanzibar Palace Hotel ~ what a... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is lovely & very tastefully decorated. We stayed in the Dunia Suite as it was our honeymoon & it was amazing. Was nice to watch the sunset from our private terrace aswell. Definatly recommend

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London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing service and friendly staff. In Zanzibar for our honeymoon with a night stay in stonetown. Location was perfect. Would highly recommend this hotel and would go back again. The room was really nice and cannot fault anything.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent rooms and food. Sure, the stairs are a little steep, but this is Africa, so no elevator companies when these houses were being built in the last century. Jules was obliging and attentive and treated us well. He's Dutch so is direct in making sure you have all you need. The other staff were kind and full of smiles... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My Husband and I stayed for a night in the Sherali Suite, after a week long Safari in the Serengeti. The location of the Hotel is very convenient to walk around Stone Town and the Staff in very accommodating and friendly. The Hotel has no elevator and the stairs are not very comfortable to climb. So, it might be better... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We quickly got through the tiny airport and found a taxi to take us to Stonetown on the way it started raining and when we reached the city an apprehensive quiet descended in the taxi. The roads were rutted and flowing with mud and water and the buildings were neglected, dirty and in disrepair. The rain was spectacular, it hurtled... More 

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Unique rooms, good A/C, very friendly and helpful staff. We stayed two nights, travelling with two other couples. The hotel has a binder with local tours available, we did a walking tour plus a boat ride out to Changuu Island with snorkeling. Reasonably priced and well worth it. We ate out our first night and were disappointed, stayed in and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

After our wonderful safari adventure we travelled to Zanzibar and had another unique adventure in Stone Town. We stayed at a beautiful hotel right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the town. Zanzibar Palace Hotel was such a unique, beautiful experience for us. On the outside, you are not quite sure what to expect. But when you... More 

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