Dhow Palace is a realy nice place to stay in the centre of Stone Town. The rooms a really nice and the furnishings wonderful.
It has a fantastic character to it. The original building dates from the 17th century and is beautiful with a central courtyard with fountain. The 'new' section has been excellently blended into the old and features a nice pool in the centre - which is fantastically refreshing in the heat of Zanzibar!
Partially agree about the staff issues highlighted in other reviews, in particular about the restaurant staff, although, we had the most wonderful level of assistance from one of the porter/front desk staff who was amongst the most helpful and engaging characters we've met and in general the other staff were good.
Would definitely recommend this place
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town