We were incredibly happy with our weekend stay at Mashariki Palace.
The hotel is beautiful, with soaring ceilings and a cool, calm feel in the lobby. We were lucky to be upgraded to the top floor room with ocean and town views, and a little balcony to enjoy the breeze. The amenities (toilet, shower etc) were brand new and all the interior design was stunning. I kept finding new nooks and crannies perfect for a lazy afternoon with a book, and it was great to see the renovation photos.
Restaurant was lovely, again with amazing views and the breakfast was great. Unfortunately we didn't manage a dinner at the restaurant, but I'll def try for a meal next time.
But most of all the staff were great. Welcoming, helpful etc. They arranged airport transfer and towels for our trip with Safari Blue, as well as a guide to take us for dinner at Emerson Spice. The also organised a guide for a walking tour around Stone Town. We were celebrating my partner's birthday and the staff surprised us with a personalised cake, and bottle of bubbles (which is why we missed dinner at the hotel!) when we got back from a day out.. as well as a few small gifts and a birthday card. Way above and beyond the call of duty!
Thank you to the staff and host.. we will be recommending the Mashariki Palace to all our friends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stone Town, Zanzibar: Exotic and mystical, evocative of the centuries of sultans, traders, adventurers and explorers who came to these magical isles of Zanzibar off the Swahili East African coast, leaving a cultural and architectural fusion which echoes its proud history of Persian, Arabian, Indian, Colonial and African influences.Stone Town is now home to the new MASHARIKI PALACE Hotel. This is the Eastern Palace on the islands, once the seat of the Omani empire spanning a thousand miles, created by the first sultan of Zanzibar almost 200 years ago. The domicile of the Sultan's religious councillor is now restored beyond its former magnificence.The MASHARIKI PALACE Hotel is a privileged residence for travellers choosing refined hospitality in a historical setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mashariki Palace Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town