This hotel isn't in a touristic area in Stonetown but a 10 min walk to the main "tourist" street with all the souvenir shops, restaurants and other hotels. It's in a parrallel street to the main street so very quiet. There are guards in front of the hotel, 1 during the day and about 3 at night. we felt safe though and also walked back from the central area after dark. it's also one street away from the water where everyone walks. The night food market is a 5 min walk.
The hotel is in an elegant almost Arabic style I would say, the room quite big with a tile floor and A/C, comfortable beds and pillows, flat screen TV and a very clean and modern bathroom and shower as well. The wireless internet also works fine in the rooms.
Breakfast is on the roof terrace and one can select from quite a big menu, like pancakes, bread, different styles of egg and sausages, fruit, fruit juice, coffee, tea, danish pastries.
If you want to drink though, they don't sell alcohol. One can eat in the restaurant but we never did.
The reception ordered us a taxi to the airport and charged the same price as a travel agent down the road. So it wasn't more expensive. The staff were also very nice ad helpful.
it was a small little hotel and I would recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "International Standards, Local Flavors" Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique offers all those amenities that give the perfect frame for enjoying a stay in Zanzibar's capital before or after safari. The ideal place to discover Stone town from it is located within one hour drive from any of Zanzibar's beaches and attractions. Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique is a replica of a historic building located in the city center of Stone town opposite to the ferry terminal. Our guest can enjoy a stunning sea town view from THE TERRACE RESTAURANT. Located at the Top Floor, the Terrace menu a la carte, presents a selection of Continental and International dishes that can be consumed enjoying an incredible 360 degree Ocean and Stonetown scenery. All highlights of this beautifully city, recognized as UNESCO heritage sight, such as the house of wonders, Forodhani gardens, the old fort, Darajiani market (...) are within walking distance as well as the numerous shops, restaurants and nightspots. GT Zanzibar Boutique's rooms are decorated to ensure a traditional picturesque and soothing environment and are designed to meet all your needs. We offer at total of 33 rooms and in addition the property offers a state of the art conference facility as well as event venues that can accommodate up to 350 people comfortably. All rooms are fully furnished to meet the highest International Standard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town