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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3392, Tanzania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I traveled to Zanizbar palace with my parents a few years ago. The rooms are all unique, with different themes and are sublime. I loved it so much that my wife and I spent the first two days of our honeymoon at Zanzibar Palace. Rooms with balconies have great views of stone town. Its great to sip a beer on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights as part of an amazing tailored package through Imagine Africa The whole experience was of the highest quality from accommodation in the incredible Dunia Suite with the stunning views from the outside terraced bathroom through service and food The perfect filling between safari in Selous and the beach on the island Thank you all for a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say about this hotel other than it has what can only be described as the best roof terrace and bed in Stone Town. The hotel has been so carefully restored in fitted out with furniture and fittings which must have been painstakingly found to give it the truly authentic feel for Stone Town. It totally paid off.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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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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