We stayed here for one night. The hotel has been beautifully renovated and evokes memories of the days when the Sultans ruled Zanzibar. The rooms are very comfortable a little noisy from the street at night but that's to be expected. The roof top terrace was lovely for meals and complimentary afternoon tea is served daily.
The hotel is in a great location situated next to the House of Wonders and very easy for exploring the old town.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful, our flight home wasn't until later in the day but we were able to keep our room until we checked out at 5pm. They also allowed us to print our boarding passes for our Nairobi flights which certainly helped with the chaos caused by the fire there.
- 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