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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town 3392, Tanzania
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Ranked #3 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night in the dunia suite. Absolutely amazing room! It's on the very top floor. So be prepared to walk up 63 steps. As it is high up, there is not much noise from the streets below and it's airy and cool. Need to walk up 13 steps to get to bathroom with sundeck chairs. Can see... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an absolutely beautiful hotel and I would not hesitate to stay here again. My friend and I had the Nadia suite. It was perfect. Two of our other friends stayed in the Dunia suite. Both rooms were different but equally charming and beautiful. The staff was helpful and friendly. It's a perfect location in Stone Town - easy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in one of the suites - a gorgeous room, lovely decor that is full of character and a lovely 4 poster bed. What really sells it though is the bathroom and sun deck - there are stairs up from the bedroom to a semi-open air bathroom which looks out over the roof tops of the town, and... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I don't remember how I found ZPH online but was so glad I didn't go with another recommendation because this was exactly what we needed: a well appointed room (The Honeymoon Suite, though not on honeymoon), excellent service (Frans and Milou so calm; their staff so friendly and helpful; great tours (Spice Farm tour highly recommended); yummy meals (Amina's shrimp... More

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Houston, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wonderful place to stay. Very exotic building and rooms. Very clean and comfortable. Staff is super helpful and very friendly. Restaurant is good. Had problems with a taxi not showing up for a 03h30 departure for an early flight and the hotel folks made it happen. Can't say enough good things about this place. Stayed here after climbing Kilimanjaro and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had a wonderful stay in the Zanzibar Palace Hotel. I was treating myself after having climbed Kilimanjaro. The room was gorgeous, the spa was very relaxing, the managers Robert and Milieu couldn't have been more helpful. A friend joined me for my last night there and they very kindly upgraded us to a suite! Coffee was good and the breakfast... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hotel is perfectly located in Stone Town within easy walking distance of most attractions. Check was welcoming and efficient (there was a delicious free drink whilst we waited for our room). Our room was very clean and comfortable with a rather ornate tiled shower. Breakfast was plentiful with lots to select. Coffee was delicious!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I was travelling overland through Africa arriving in Stone Town after a month on the road through the desert. I was in search of a day spa so I could take a body scrub and refresh for the month ahead. I walked past the Zanzibar Palace Hotel a few times. On one occasion I thought why not just walk through... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The hotel is nicely situated - just a ten minute walk from the ferry. We were here in low season, so the hotel was not busy and they upgraded us to a wonderful room (Sultana) with a balcony. The room had many nice touches, from the beautiful lighting fixtures to the zanzibar style arches. One thing to note is that... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I had a very nice stay here. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was well run and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. I would have liked to stay longer than the one night there. Next time perhaps I will spend longer in Stone Town. I have no hesitation in recommending the Zanzibar Palace Hotel.

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Address: Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town 3392, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Zanzibar Palace Hotel 4*
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town #2 Spa Hotel in Stone Town #3 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town #3 Family Hotel in Stone Town #5 Business Hotel in Stone Town
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Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a luxurious nine room boutique hotel located right in the heart of Stone Town (an Unesco World Heritage site). It is independently owned and daily under Dutch management and an ideal home to explore and experience all the beauties of this magical town and Island. Zanzibar's rich history is integrated throughout the hotel by Arabian, Indian and English designs, this in combination with all modern comfort (airco, free WiFi, flatscreen TV's, etc). Each room/suite has its own unique decor with many local originating antique pieces of furniture, magical beds, Persian rugs, colourful silks, etc. Room rates for every purse definitely makes this a place to stay. In its adjacent building there is the Palace Luxury Spa, with its contemporary look and feel with one-of-a-kind art and furniture. As you walk through the front door, you notice the soft aqua blue interior colours along with the antique furniture. You are immediately put into a state of calm and relaxation. ... more   less 
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