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Spice Palace Hotel

Sokomuhogo street Jaws Corner, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#10 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Stone Town
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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Jiten V wrote a review Feb 2021
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania109 contributions13 helpful votes
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
Akulasthraxus wrote a review Feb 2021
Cedar Park, Texas178 contributions39 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
DanCanReviewIt wrote a review Jan 2021
United Kingdom24 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are looking for a hotel in the centre of Stone Town (Zanzibar City) then this is ideal. We stayed on New Year's Eve since there were few other hotels available and were pleasantly surprised! The hotel itself is lovely, and the plunge pool is probably quite refreshing after spending the day in the shops of Stone Town however we didn't actually get the chance to swim in it! The breakfast was fantastic and the views of the town are excellent since it is on the roof. There's a handy luggage room if you have checked out but want to stay in the town for the day and the staff are helpful and happy to help. The room we stayed in was a bit small and it felt a little old fashioned (very frilly mosquito nets)but they were clean enough and we slept well! Also it had a very nice bathroom and all the appliances you would need (hairdryer, kettle, variety of teas, water bottles etc)!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Rodrick V wrote a review Oct 2020
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This was was 3rd stay at the Spice Hotel since my last visit to Zanzibar 2 years ago. The 1st time I came, I loved the place so much & I've since referred my friends and family to this hotel. Something seems to have changed at Spice. Understandably, these can be tough times, especially for hospitality businesses but there seemed to be too many shortcuts especially with the FOOD. First, the breakfast which used to be one of the best in stone town has become a quick box with convenience store options. The juice options were "drink fruit mixes" ?? C'mon Spice!! For dinner, we ordered room service and they didn't most of the items on the menu, we told them to give whatever was available. I still like this place & it's usually been a highlight of my trips to Zanzibar but I hope they fix these problems soon
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Date of stay: October 2020
Stew Evans wrote a review Oct 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom126 contributions36 helpful votes
Everything was great, I wasn’t expecting much due to the low cost of the stay. The buffet breakfast was brilliant. The facilities were clean, spacious and very comfortable. The pool and gym is very clean. A coffee shop and a bar upstairs also adds to the quality of this hotel. I would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
$66 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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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 The Coins Shop (0.08 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, Tea House Restaurant, and Taarab 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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Spice Palace Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Spice Palace Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.1 miles) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.2 miles).