We stayed here for 2 nights as part of an 'Adventure Company' tour. It's in a perfect location right in the heart of Stone Town yet still pretty easy to find. The building epitomises the local architecture and has that old slightly worn but comfortable shabby chic feel. Our room was huge with a soft four poster bed, a collection of old hand carved furniture, a chaise longue and a wooden balcony overlooking the courtyard pool. The bathroom had those exquisite arabic tiles and a pretty decent shower.
Food wise breakfast was a nice buffet style spread with eggs cooked to order and the 1 lunch we had was fairly mediocre and uninspiring - far better to get out and try the loads of interesting places that Stone Town has to offer. All in all a decent and safe place in which to see Stone Town.
- 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