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Sokomuhogo Street Jaws Corner, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#8 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
3.8
Value
3.9
At Spice Palace Hotel we have comfortable amenities that help you get the most out of your stay in Stone Town. We offer accommodation in 28 elegant rooms of various categories, including some spacious Superior suites for families. Each room is equipped with flat screen TV and AC, offering offer exceptional comfort and tranquility to every guest.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
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Non-smoking rooms
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English
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estrella rosa wrote a review Sep 14
Tanzania14 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel in general looks nice, simple and clean, but they need to look after details specially maintenance. The shower area (in the room) was having a big leakage due the glass door was broken. In other way, breakfast was nice, services (waitress) needs more training.... Even though the location is in a very busy area of stone town, was cool, quiet and chill the terrace, very confortable to relax. For those who likes to stay in the heart of stone town is perfect.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Shivee wrote a review Jul 2022
21 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel, room, rooftop restaurant, location everything is nearly perfect but beware of the dishonest Reception and travel desk staff. We were told that a trip to prison Island in a group of 6 costs 30usd pp incl guide, boat ride, snorkeling however when we reached there, there was no guide and no snorkeling equipments. It was a local boat which we could have taken for 10-15dollar from the port but we chose to overpay to have better experience. But the boat driver was sort of a drunkard, dropped us and asked us to return within an hour. When we returned to the hotel to re-check what all was included at least as per the *written* rates, guide and snorkeling charges were levied without service. Additionally, worst part was that the printed rate for tour pp was also 20usd in a group of 6 instead of 30usd. When we confronted that you lied to us, they had no comeback and made stories like they called the boat driver who apologised and this that. It was a waste of half day with a bitter experience on our last day of the trip. That way, we could have simply taken any tour from any random person outside.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nikos M wrote a review Jul 2022
Athens, Greece194 contributions180 helpful votes
Very good choice for the center of Zanzibar. Good price compared to others. The breakfast is satisfactory with choices of omelette and eggs. Staff clean and helpful. I would definitely recommend it. Very vvlose to everything. Very comfortable bed.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Marilena26 wrote a review Jul 2022
Barcelona8 contributions2 helpful votes
We did not book but were very lucky to get the last available room. The hotel is very well located in Stone Town. The staff is very professional, the rooms are clean, the breakfast is great and the bar has a great variety of drinks/cocktails on offer.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Belinda W wrote a review Jan 2022
Pomona, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Othman was great! Had a wonderful stay at this hotel set in the center of Sone Town. The breakfast was delicious and the air conditioner was awesome! I would recommend this place for groups, couples, and individuals.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kiboko anacheza wrote a review Nov 2021
Olney, United Kingdom28 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed for a single night and it was ok - but just that. Took staff 30 minutes to find my room key when I came in at 11.30pm - not what I wanted when I was hot and tired. Rooms are typical cheap cheap finish. Chinese fittings going a bit crap quite quickly. Thin towels, No feeling of quality anywhere. Breakfast disappointing. Looked like lots on offer but nothing much I wanted to eat. Location right at Jaws corner good if you want to be in the heart of the Stone Town maze. Second time I’ve stayed here and still not convinced. A $40 per night hotel which they try to sell for $60 . I’ll look around harder next time for alternatives - I know that they exist in Zanzibar.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Eamon O wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellesley, Massachusetts21 contributions6 helpful votes
I thought this was an ok option for a budget hotel in Zanzibar town. The rooms were nice and the staff was pretty helpful, but there was a lot of weird stuff like keys not working, lights burning out, and people coming in during the day to spray bug spray in the rooms. Next time I go, I’ll probably pick somewhere else.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Croatia guest's wrote a review Jun 2021
Central Croatia, Croatia24 contributions25 helpful votes
It was rly nice and clean place with good staff, good breakfast on the hotel roof with nice view and pool. All the staff is there to help you 0-24 with the Stonetown tours, islands tours and they even arranged a guy to bring us scooter at hotel and even make driving licens for us. So for all the boring things u dont need to waste your time beacuse they will do it all for you😁
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jiten V wrote a review Feb 2021
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania154 contributions14 helpful votes
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The hotel is situated in the heart of stone town, you get to pass through the alleys of Zanzibar while getting to the hotel. Nearby to Forodhani (food market), Cape Town fish market is also a 3 minute walk away. If you want to catch the ferry to the mainland, it’s also just a few minutes walk away. A lot of cafes around. Hotel is clean, friendly staff, good breakfast! Definitely recommend this hotel for a stay in Stone Town.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Akulasthraxus wrote a review Feb 2021
Cedar Park, Texas198 contributions47 helpful votes
I stayed here after my Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater safari to get some vitamin sea. The hotel is really quite wonderful, the staff was very helpful, and the food and location were excellent. I was working remotely while I was there and had some trouble getting wifi in certain spots but one of the guys from the lobby walked me around all the rooms until we found one with excellent wifi and let me stay in that one rather than the room I originally booked. I would happily stay at this place again!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$63 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spice Palace Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Spice Palace Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.08 miles), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.2 miles), and Christ Church Cathedral (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Spice Palace Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Spice Palace Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Spice Palace Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Taarab Restaurant, and Tea House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Spice Palace Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Spice Palace Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Spice Palace Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Spice Palace Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Spice Palace Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.1 miles), Mkunazini, Urban West, Zanzibar (0.1 miles), and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.2 miles).