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Dhow Palace Hotel

Kenyatta Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#17 of 37 hotels in Stone Town
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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hawk269 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom22 contributions8 helpful votes
We spend 1 night in the hotel, The desk staff were very friendly and accommodating (even upgrading us to a suite). The room are quite big, clean and the decor was amazing, included an en suite bathroom with large sultan style shower, solid wood furniture, a little balcony. The location was excellent , stone town is not very big so from the hotel you can pretty much walk every where. It is also located a less than 10 minute walk away from the Freddie Mercury house and museum :) The breakfast was good thought the menu for dinner and lunch we pretty uninspiring (Pizza, pasta, burgers, sandwiches e.t.c). We were offered the use of hotel facilities even after we checked out , our flight was late afternoon which was very kind of them. One thing i would point out (not sure if it said on the hotel website) is that its a non-alcohol hotel. We had a great stay and would recommend the hotel!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Craig and Diane W wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia229 contributions50 helpful votes
This is the 3rd time we have stayed here. The style of the rooms are magnificent, we have had 3 different rooms and they are all full of character . This time we had a double room near the top of the hotel, it was not only huge but had an outside shower! The staff are lovely, the rooms are spotless, excellent position to everywhere- wouldn't stay anywhere else!
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Yasmin wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions4 helpful votes
One of the best places to stay in Zanzibar.. the rooms and washrooms were pretty big nice and clean.. had a nice clean swimming pool .. pool table and the breakfast was excellent.. the location was excellent close to everything. We had a morning flight leaving so we had to leave the hotel at 5am they gave us a packed breakfast which was very thoughtful of them... I would surely recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Akhtar Issak, General Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Dear Tadkeshwar Thank you for staying with us at Dhow Palace Hotel for your vacation to Zanzibar, and thank you for taking your time to rate and write this lovely reveiw of your stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel. We shall see you with us again sometime soon. Kind regards
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cr159 wrote a review Mar 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida481 contributions136 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel situated right in the middle of Stone Town. The whole area is lovely and this hotel, its old, its beautiful and such a lovely place that if you are in Zanzibar you must visit you will love it.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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hahaSmg wrote a review Mar 2020
smg45 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel for 1 night, in February, very clean and traditional hotel with huge room and free Breakfast, very nice and super friendly people, we forgot our souvenir bag in a lobby, and they brought a bag to our room, thank you Dhow Palace for superior hospitality, We felt very safe at this hotel,very close to the park , we walked everywhere, Kenyatta street 100 feet away, we loved Stown town, very interesting place, i wish we would stay longer,
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Date of stay: February 2020
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$54 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dhow Palace Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dhow Palace Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.2 miles), The Coins Shop (0.2 miles), and Christ Church Cathedral (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Dhow Palace Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puzzle Coffee Shop, Taarab Restaurant, and Tea House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Dhow Palace Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dhow Palace Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Dhow Palace Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.3 miles) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.3 miles).