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Dhow Palace Hotel

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People and staff are very nice at the hotel as well as all around stone town. Rooms are pretty clean, have ac and fan, and also USB sockets. Location is nice , fresh and light breakfast Hotel is Small and quite. This hotel and Tembo hotel are of the same owners. If to choose I think the Tembo hotel location...

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shanie Z, Thank you for staying with us at Dhow Palace Hotel, and sharing your experience of both Dhow Palace Hotel and Tembo Hotel. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much like Goldilocks and her preference of porridge, this hotel was juuuuust right - not too fancy, but not a dump; and not too pricy, but not a steal. It's a perfect blend of return on the dollar and satisfaction! Its location is superb (minutes from anything in Stone Town), and we were very happy with the attention of the...

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GreenMtner Thanking you for taking your time to rate and review Dhow Palace Hotel. We are indeed very happy to learn that our staff are attentive, and that you had a pleasant stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel. Thank you once again, and welcome back next time you`re in these parts of the world.

Devon
Reviewed March 15, 2017

I stayed at The Dhow Palace for the second time in December and liked it just as much as the first. It is not the smartest hotel in Stonetown and certainly not the most chic. Its charm derives from its history and its location. There cannot be many other hotels where you encounter parties of tourists passing through while taking...

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tedwarddavenport Wow, .... I'm at a loss for words. Thank you does not even begin to cover the gratitude for this indeed very detailed and very honest review of Dhow Palace Hotel. Thank you for visiting us. We have, since you stayed with us, installed roof safes in all the rooms ( the ones at reception are also still...

Reviewed March 13, 2017

It's pretty much in walking distance to anything mentioned in Stone Town, the hotel is pretty nice and charming. It's not modern in any way, but it has it's character.... and wifi and A/C. Close to the beach and it has an okay pool, I prefer the beach in any case.

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Glenn A, Thank you for staying with us at Dhow Palace Hotel, and for taking your time to rate and write this sweet review... Thank you.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Dhow Palace has a ton of character; the building has been around a long time and has a rich history. Everything about it is beautiful and the location is excellent. Staff was all friendly and helpful.

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Krogdor, Thank you for staying with us at Dhow Palace Hotel, and for sharing your thoughts and experience here on TripAdvisor. Welcome back to the Dhow Palace Hotel next time you`re in these parts of the world.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We stayed here from Jan 6-9th 2017. We are from Canada, so it was a long flight to get there. This hotel was an awesome choice. Location - Great! It's on Kenyatta road, which is very touristy and its only a short ten minute walk to the beach. There are several great restaurants within walking distance. Close to night life,...

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sarah R, It is not often that we see such a dedicated and detailed review of Dhow Palace Hotel. Thanking you for taking your time off your busy schedule to write in such detail your experience of your stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel. I really enjoyed reading this. The (small) issues you mentioned, shall and will be...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We only stayed one night on our outward journey from Zanzibar but really like this hotel. Very nice hotel, awesome rooms with comfy beds and pillows. Hotel has quite a history (which you can read about in the lobby). Staff were friendly and even let us pick between two rooms. Good breakfast. Very nice stay and can definite recommend.

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ryan_Becker, Thank you for choosing Dhow Palace Hotel for your last night in Zanzibar - they say that the first and the last impressions of any place will last for ever. So thank you. We are indeed happy that you had a nice and pleasant stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel, and that our staff were performing their...

Reviewed February 21, 2017

This is a beautiful and charming hotel in the middle of Stone Town. The breakfast buffet was delicious (coffee, fruit, oatmeal, breads, juices, etc). I didn't try any other meals there. There are so many great restaurants in Stone Town it is worth eating outside of your hotel. The attendants at the front desk were very helpful and did not...

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra S Thank you for taking your valuable time to write this marvelous review of your stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel. We are indeed very happy that you enjoyed Dhow Palace and what it has to offer. It is a home away from home - welcome back next time you`re in this part of the world. Thank...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed February 18, 2017

The location is very good as it is easy to find and walking distance to restaurants and places of interest. The rooms are spacious and clean. Bathroom looks nice, but unfortunately the shower was moldy and didn't drain very well. Staff very friendly, but they also try to sell you e.g. tours

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear gelegentlich, Thank you for your honest and to the point review. Your concerns are being addressed, and will be resolved asap. It is with this type of information from valued guest such as yourselves that we are to improve and grow the experience of Dhow Palace Hotel. I have reprimanded the staff in regards to the tours they offer,...

Reviewed February 15, 2017

A man who we believe was the manager tried to rip us off on breaking a large US bill, he sorted us $30 and had it in his pocket. The pictures make the hotel look much nicer than it really is. The staff try really hard and are great but the food really want good at all.

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Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kobey R, Your first review ever on TripAdvisor - Fantastic. Keep up the good work. We thank you for putting us in the limelight. I`m not sure how to go about this - here it is anyway. We do not have a cash register, a till or a cash drop box at the reception. You gave my assistant manager...

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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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Address: Kenyatta Rd | Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $89 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dhow Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#11 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Request a room overlooking the central area”
Ewen53, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the higher floors may be quieter. Ground floor has the pool and dining area so it gets noisy.”
943smeetab, Jan 25, 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room 37!! (and 27) View of a concrete wall!”
shooby70, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
“Perhaps in the old part of the building on which is a bit more peaceful.”
helenpF302WW, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
“ask for room facing pool - a little quiter”
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grahamphillips692, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
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