We stayed 2 nights at this hotel Feb 28th and Mar 1st, 2014. Our original room had a malfunction of the air conditioner which made our first night very uncomfortable due to the heat. We did not say anything until the next morning when we spoke to a supervisor. we were immediately advised that they would make our remaining stay more memorable as they would upgrade our room to an Ocean view and better room. They were not kidding...we were upgraded to the 4th floor (highest floor with rooms) where there were only 2 suites. The room was phenomenal. It had a large sitting area, Queen bed and large windows that provided views of the ocean. Additionally, the bathroom and shower was outside with surounding walls but no roof ! It was really a cool concept. Outside the room there was also a large sitting area and a door led to a spiral staircase to the roof where one could sit at a table and watch the sunset or just the beach area. Everyone working at this hotel were very friendly and helpful. The food was very good as well ! We would certainly recommend this hotel.
- 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