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Dhow Palace Hotel

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#17 of 33 hotels in Zanzibar Island
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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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Great place to stay with modern facilities - air conditioning (respite from the unrelenting heat), hot shower and a clean room. At the same time, I am also very priviliged to be in a historic place - this place was practically a walking museum. The staff were very kind. We were
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Response from Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Gerald L, Than you for booking your stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel, and for taking your time to write, rate and share your experience of Dhow Palace Hotel to the traveling community. It is much appreciated. Thank you, and we hope to see you again with us next time you`re in these parts of the world.
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My family and I stayed 4 nights at Dhow Palace on breakfast only. All the staff are super friendly and helpful. The kids enjoyed the swimming pool. The location is excellent, there are lots of restaurants in close proximity.
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Response from Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded Apr 9, 2019
Dear Sameem29, Thank you for staying with us at Dhow Palace Hotel, and for taking your time to rate, write a review and share it with the travelling community of TripAdvisor. It is indeed very much appreciated. We are indeed happy that you had a good time with us. Perhaps we`ll see you again next season ? Thank you
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Most of the staff are genuinely kind. A big thank you the gentleman who accompanied us to a certain restaurant out of the hotel. Looks like Zanzibari people are extremely helpful. Always willing to assist and would do anything for their guests. The hotel looks exactly like the
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Response from Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded Mar 26, 2019
Dear 156patiencen, Thank you for the detailed review of your stay at Dhow Palace Hotel, and for taking your time to share this on tripadvisor. Please accept my sincere apologies for the behavior of the person in charge regarding your meal. I have personally not been informed of the incident, nor did we speak regarding this issue. I shall personally investigate this and get to the bottom of it. Thank you
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Said is the manager of the Dhow Palace Hotel and is perfect for the job. He is unflappable and has a great sense of humor. Said arranged transport from the airport to the hotel by Hemed who ended up being our driver for the two weeks we were on Zanzibar. We arrived at the
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Response from Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded Mar 14, 2019
Dear Peptobiz, Thank you for staying with us at the Dhow Palace Hotel, and for taking your time to rate and write this really detailed review of your stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel. Thank you very much for this, and we hope to see you with us again sometime soon.
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My mom and I stayed at the Dhow Palace Hotel while in Stone-Town. The building was so beautiful and in an amazing location. We felt totally safe to walk from our hotel to the local food markets and shops. The staff members were very helpful and the rooms were perfectly clean.
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Response from Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded Mar 6, 2019
Dear emilyabroadbent, Thank you so much for booking your stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel, and for taking your time to rate, review and share your experience of your stay to the TripAdvisor Community. It is indeed very much appreciated. Hope to see you again next time you're in these parts. Thank you.
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PRICE RANGE
$63 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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