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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town 3392, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Karatu, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a beautifully renovated old Stone Town house (mansion really). What a treat to enter the blissfully cool lobby from the oppressively hot streets in February. The Dutch managers and owner were very welcoming and the Zanzibari staff were friendly and helpful. As in all these houses there are many, many stairs to climb so you should be... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very hospitable staff made our stay super comfy, and upgraded our room as we were on honeymoon as an extra treat! Great location away from the Westernised/touristy areas (although everywhere is only 10 minutes walk away) although was a little difficult to find when not familiar with the area. Facilities were great for the price paid, although I would say... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel feels very comfortable and cozy. It has a special atmosphere, is very clean and quiet in the middle of Stone Town. I can very much recommend this hotel for both families as well as business travellers; the internet is good and staff is very helpful and friendly; great breakfast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden among the maze of streets that characterise Stone Town, the Zanzibar Palace hotel is a gem definately worth seeking out. Small, intimate, excellently run and painstakingly restored, the facade is clean and cared-for but appears nothing special standing on a narrow street where every second building desperately need some tender-loving-care. However, once inside it is a haven of style,... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed at the Zanzibar Palace Hotel for only one night but the staff were extremely helpful - they couldn't do enough for us. The hotel was an old merchant 's house and is jam packed full of character. The air conditioning is terrific - Stone Town is pretty hot - and the food in the restaurant is very good.... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The staff are extremely efficient and friendly. The hotel is unique and very charming. Would recommend this hotel for anyone staying in Stone Town. The dining room is excellent with great food and service.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We loved the Zanzibar Palace hotel. It's a beautiful, romantic building, with lovely rooms (you should look at all the rooms that are available, as each has a very distinctive character). Jelle and all his staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and they know how to make their guests feel at home. I really, really hope we'll have the chance... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had 2 nights in Stonetown following a mainland safari. This was the perfect escape from the heat and noise of the town and the perfect starting point for full immersion in a distinctive culture. The rooms are large and nicely decorated while retaining much of the original look and feel of the old building. Staff are very friendly and... More 

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Barham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at the Zanzibar Palace hotel at the end of our Tanzanian holiday. All staff were fantastic and went out of their way to help. Rooms are well decorated and very interesting with different themes. Food was excellent and we really enjoyed the Swahili feast. If you are staying in Stone Town I would recommend the Palace... More 

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