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Kiponda Street 831, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3392 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 41 in Stone Town
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a luxurious nine-room boutique hotel located right in the heart of Stone Town (a Unesco World Heritage site). It is independently owned and is an ideal home to explore and experience all the beauties of this magical town and Island. Zanzibar's rich history is integrated throughout the hotel with Arabian, Indian and English designs, in combination with all modern comfort (AC, free WiFi, flatscreen TVs, etc). Each room/suite has its own unique decor with many local originating antique pieces of furniture, magical beds, colourful silks, etc. Room rates for every purse definitely make this a place to stay. As you walk through the front door, you notice the soft aqua blue interior colours along with the antique furniture. You are immediately put into a state of calm and relaxation.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Quaint
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian, Swahili
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Ernest A wrote a review Jun 25
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The design and decor added to the adventure of my stay in Zanzibar. The staff are top notch, very friendly and helpful. The location is where you want to be in Zanzibar, near the water and excitement of the town.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Wow! Thank you Ernest for this great review and your comments: I will share them with my colleagues. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope one day you'll come again.
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ONUR K wrote a review Jun 5
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We visited Stown Town Late April, and Stayed at the Zanzibar Palace hotel. Contrary to many things we read, April was a wonderful time to be there, very calm and quite and (short rainy periods) . The Zanzibar Palace hotel was in a perfect central location, the room was generous, the breakfast was an amazing spread, and Daniela and her team were very helpful. They also granted us an afternoon checkout which made our last day perfect, as we could take a shower and freshen up in our room, before catching our evening flight. thanks Daniela Onur Alix & the kids.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Onur Alix & the kids, thanks to you for staying with us! And for this great review. We only wish you had more time, and hope one day you visit us again!
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Grace R wrote a review May 2022
Carmel, Indiana3 contributions
My partner and I stayed for two amazing nights. The room was gorgeous and everyone went above and beyond to provide an amazing experience. The location was super walkable to everything we wanted to see. We'll definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded May 14, 2022
And we will very happy to have you again with us! Thank you so much for finding the time of writing this great review.
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David D wrote a review May 2022
Las Vegas1 contribution
Daniela was absolutely amazing. She provided my friends and I with fantastic service during the time we were there. She provided us with transportation to and from the airport, recommendations on places to eat, and directions in case our Google Maps didn't work. If you would like an authentic Stone Town adventure, I would recommend staying at the Zanzibar Palace Hotel. Thank you so much Daniela!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded May 13, 2022
Thank you! For your kind words and these great comments. The key here is the team: without them, we wouldn't be able to provide the service you enjoyed. I know we're not around the corner, but we hope you come to visit us again!
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Lorenzo G wrote a review May 2022
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Located right in the heart of Stone Town, about 20 minutes from the airport! Daniela and her staff made us feel right at home. She was very good at communicating and even arranged transport to and from the airport for me and my travel companions. Room was very spacious and comfortable. I felt quite safe sleeping there. Prices were more than reasonable compared to other hotels in the area and the complimentary breakfast was exquisite. Thank you for everything!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded May 13, 2022
Thank you for this great review! I'll make sure to share it with the staff and hope you will visit us again.
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Adgarodia wrote a review May 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India18 contributions
Beautiful little palace in the heart of Stone Town. Royal palace feel, high ceilings, wooden stairs and airy lit up rooms. Daniela has done a wonderful job with the upkeep and amenities. She is assisted by a lovely team consisting of Mbaya, Rodrick and Jamila who take very good care of every detail. Will definitely come back and stay here when I visit Znz next. Thanks Daniela and team
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: I stayed in the Farizah on the first floor. Huge room with a tub, big balcony and high ceilings....
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded May 10, 2022
Thanks to you for this great feedback! We all look forward to welcoming you again when you come back to Zanzibar.
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Stash wrote a review May 2022
Berlin, Germany5 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a great experience starting from booking until check out. Lovely hotel with beautiful rooms that are authentic zanzibari style with great views and friendly, helpful staff. Will definitely be back,
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 9, 2022
Thank you for this great review. And we'll definitely be happy to have you again!
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indiokiowa wrote a review May 2022
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
The staff are lovely and very helpful. The place is beautiful, clean and peaceful. Stone Town is absolutely fantastic, and Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a perfect place to explore it. I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded May 7, 2022
Thank you for your great feedback. I absolutely agree that Stone Town is fantastic: thanks for pointing it out. And I'll share your comments with the staff, the real key to a great experience for our guests.
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Megan D wrote a review Apr 2022
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Between the inflexibility of this hotel and Expedia's terrible practice of changing the stay dates and not allowing even a minute's grace period to change/cancel (when you realize they changed the dates), I had to pay for a room I can't use. I booked a room at the neighboring Seyyida hotel with Booking.com which has a reasonable 1 hour grace period.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded Apr 30, 2022
Dear Megan, I understand your frustration and I'm really sorry about your bad experience, but your anger is misplaced. Expedia never formally asked me about your request, which I'd have gladly approved. And FYI, we also have a grace period on Booking.com: unfortunately, this option depends on the platform, not the hotel. Said that, I wish you a great stay in Stone Town! Kind regards, Daniela
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SD wrote a review Apr 2022
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We only spent one day in Stone Town and the Zanzibar hotel has been certainly the best part of the day. The rooms are great, we had space for us and our two children, especially on the bathrooms that are just amazing. The staff has been "aux petits soins" and always here to fix things (AC issue on our side), provide good advises or just share some story about the town and Zanzibar
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded Apr 10, 2022
Merci beaucoup for this great feedback! We always check before guests arrive that everything in the room is working properly, but sometimes issues arise: we're happy we were able to solve your issue quickly and efficiently so that you could enjoy your stay
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PRICE RANGE
$93 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.2 miles), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.2 miles), and Christ Church Cathedral (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea House Restaurant, Ma Shaa Allah Cafe', and Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant.
Does Zanzibar Palace Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Zanzibar Palace Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.2 miles), House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.2 miles), and Mkunazini, Urban West, Zanzibar (0.3 miles).
Does Zanzibar Palace Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.