This hotel has only been open for 6 months and still getting established. We had the mezzanine room which was spread over 2 floors (large bathroom and small sitting area downstairs and bedroom upstairs.) The bedroom opened onto the roof terrace/restaurant which has immediate sea view! The restaurant is quiet so this does not cause disturbance in the room. The room was very clean including bathroom, towels and bed linen.
The staff at the hotel were extremely welcoming and helpful.
The best part was the restaurant. Our room rate included breakfast which was possibly the best breakfast I have eaten anywhere in the world and the best location. We also ate dinner there both nights-we choose set menu which was 15 USD for 4 courses and the food was very impressive. (There is also an regular menu)
The room cost 269 USD per night - pricey-but in line with all the top stone town hotels.
The downsides were that at the time we were there the spa was out of order as it was being refurbished.
The room was a bit on the dark side unless you opened the door to the roof terrace but this is zanzibar style and probably not a fair criticism as opening the door does not compromise your privacy either.
Think the atmosphere at the hotel of peace and quiet was perfect for couples wanting to spend time together after the hustle and bustle in stone town. I hope it stays like that as the hotel becomes more popular. However, the location is perfect for walking to all the main sites of the town.
If you do not stay there, I would highly recommend the restaurant which is significantly more reasonable than the 236 Hurumzi rooftop restaurant that features in all the guidebooks and the food is fantastic!
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- Also Known As:
- The Seyyida Hotel Stone Town
- The Seyyida Hotel And Spa
- The Seyyida Hotel & Spa Zanzibar Island/Stone Town