We stayed only one night in Stone Town and chose the Dhow Palace based on the reviews here. We were really happy with our stay. We had the Executive King Suite because we wanted a sea view and also wanted to stay in the old wing. However we did not realize that there are three flights of stairs!! Loved the open air shower! We did not have any of the meals so cannot speak for the restaurant. They gave us a boxed breakfast because we had an early morning flight to Arusha. The boxed meal was so-so. We didn't eat most of the stuff. Great location for walking to Forodhani Gardens and exploring the maze of alleyways. Would definitely stay there again if we ever visit Zanzibar (and I hope we do!) However I felt that one afternoon in Stone Town was more than enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dhow Palace is an elegant, boutique hotel in the heart of historic Stone Town, close to all amenities, shops and restaurants. Furnished extensively with antiques in a truly Zanzibar style, this 150 year old graceful building has been modernised to take care of all your desires.The hotel offers an open-air interior courtyard with a spacious swimming pool and snack bar, where guests can relax and unwind in peaceful privacy. Bask in the sun on our serene roof top terrace where you can enjoy delicious local and international cuisine and tropical refreshments. The roof top terrace is an idyllic place to watch life unfold in the busy Stone Town streets below, or to witness the remarkable sunsets on this romantic island. Dhow Palace is a place to find tranquility, eat well and become wrapped up in the best of Zanzibar culture. Many of our rooms have balconies overlooking the peaceful interior courtyard and swimming pool; all have traditional Swahili beds, air conditioning and many other facilities, including cable television and hotspot wireless internet. Let the Dhow Palace sail you through your holiday whilst you enjoy the blissful climate and explore the history and culture that this beautiful island has to offer. Location and amenities:The Dhow Palace Hotel is conveniently situated in central Stone Town, close to the shops, markets and restaurants. The Dhow is also within easy access of Zanzibar's awe-inspiring beaches, watersports, excursions and historical attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar/Stone Town