I booked the Seyyida in Stone Town on line having read an article about this new boutique hotel. Its location is perfect, only 2 minutes walk to the Fort where the 5 day Busara music festival is held in February. I had room 303 which was spacious, had air con, and a lovely bathroom, plus a small balcony and sea view. There is a great and not overly large rooftop restaurant (LuLu's) with stunning sea views. The breakfasts were great, although other food from their small menu was not so good. The coffee was exceedingly good. The shower heads need attention as they spray all over the place - except on you. My king size bed was exceedingly comfortable and although there are mosquito nets, I didnt see one mosquito in my room, or even in Stone Town !. Be advised that there is an ancient cemetery immediately below the balconied/sea view rooms. Other rooms face a square to the front of the hotel which can be noisey at night with locals cooking and eating so avoid any rooms at the front of the hotel. Its the rear of the hotel that has the lovely views. My recommendation would be a suite if you can afford it - room 301 which also has its own private roof terrace. As the rooftop restaurant was above my room, there was an annoying continual scraping of chairs across the marble floor beginning at 6.00am when cleaning takes place. However, this hotel is in a great location and practically next door to The House of Wonders. It is very clean, light and airy and definately up market. I paid US $234 per night for B & B in room 303. The staff were smiling and eager to please. I had a great time and will definately be booking this hotel for next year's Music Festival in February. The "Spa" is not really one as such. Just a hotel room used for massage on an ordinary bed. Pedicures, manicures are also on offer. I had a great tour guide called Tobi Ali (aka Mr Bush) who took me all round the labrynths nearby - ask for him at reception who arranged him for me.
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- The Seyyida Hotel And Spa
- The Seyyida Hotel & Spa Zanzibar Island/Stone Town