This hotel isn't in a touristic area in Stonetown but a 10 min walk to the main "tourist" street with all the souvenir shops, restaurants and other hotels. It's in a parrallel street to the main street so very quiet. There are guards in front of the hotel, 1 during the day and about 3 at night. we felt safe though and also walked back from the central area after dark. it's also one street away from the water where everyone walks. The night food market is a 5 min walk.
The hotel is in an elegant almost Arabic style I would say, the room quite big with a tile floor and A/C, comfortable beds and pillows, flat screen TV and a very clean and modern bathroom and shower as well. The wireless internet also works fine in the rooms.
Breakfast is on the roof terrace and one can select from quite a big menu, like pancakes, bread, different styles of egg and sausages, fruit, fruit juice, coffee, tea, danish pastries.
If you want to drink though, they don't sell alcohol. One can eat in the restaurant but we never did.
The reception ordered us a taxi to the airport and charged the same price as a travel agent down the road. So it wasn't more expensive. The staff were also very nice ad helpful.
it was a small little hotel and I would recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zanzibar Grand Palace is where exceptional standards of luxury fuse with vintage traditional interior design and traditional hospitality and values. The rooms are decorated to ensure a traditional picturesque and soothing environment and are furnished with amenities to meet all your needs. Located in Stone Town, Zanzibar Grand Palace is strategically located nearby both the beach, the historic centre of Stone Town and the Darajani Market. We are located in the centre of Stone Town with all main tourist attractions within walking distance from the hotel, as well as numerous shops, restaurants and nightspots. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town