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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 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place. Well appointed, thoughtful staff, filling breakfast. Robert was able to help us with all our needs, arranging a spice tour, a trip to Prison Island, and a ride up to Nungwi beach. The staff was very responsive to all our requests. When returned to Stone Town after the Northern Zanzibar beach, they thoughtfully upgraded our room... More

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in early March this year, I specifically chose this hotel for the room with the open view bathroom. Being on honeymoon and after a week on safari with canvas tents, this hotel was beyond luxurious - beautifully decorated with old wooden furniture, colourful lamps, cushions and drapes, it truly gives a feeling of being in an... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this cozy hotel. The management and staff are very professional and were always willing to go a step farther step to assist us with whatever request we had. Thank you all very much for accomodating all of our requests and Kyle's; I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience Stone Town... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We loved everything about the Zanzibar Palace hotel. I thought this boutique hotel with its unique ambience & great personalized service was worthy of a 5 star rating. It is hidden away in one of the winding narrow alleyways of Stonetown, close to shops & within walking distance to the sea. The hotel is very discreet from the outside but... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was a lovely boutique hotel. We had a warm welcome and a cold drink on arrival. Mark, Robert and the whole staff team were helpful, friendly and attentive. Our room, the Sultana Suite, was beautiful; the balcony ran the length of the hotel and was an amazing place to watch Stone town from. Mark and Robert arranged two trips... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed two nights at this hotel. The location is perfect, close to the attractions Stone Town has to offer, but at the same time in a quiter part of the town. On arrival, we were presented with a passion fruit smoothie/juice and a cold towel, and our luggage was taken up to the room for us. The hotel and... More

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Camrose, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed 6 nights in this beautiful small hotel in the heart of Stone Town. The staff was so exceptionally good to us, we felt like part of their family. They went the extra mile to help with a tour that wasn't even booked through the hotel. Our room was very comfortable, a home away from home. The food was... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The staff is serviceminded and professional. The hotel is perfectly placed regarding Stone Town and all it's splendour. Breakfast is the best we ever had at Zanzibar, and the staff is helpfull regarding allergies. Rooms are beautiful, but the bathrooms are a bit small. Standard is still high, so it beats most of the other bathrooms we had on our... More

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Additional Information about Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Also Known As:
Zanzibar Palace Stone Town
Hotel Zanzibar Palace
Zanzibar Palace Hotel Stone Town
Address: Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town 3392, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#4 Business Hotel in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Zanzibar Palace Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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