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The Seyyida Hotel & Spa

Kiponda Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City TZ 71110 Tanzania
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#19 of 37 hotels in Stone Town
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The Seyyida Hotel & Spa, Stone Town’s Boutique Hotel - Zanzibar Feel History! The Seyyida Hotel & Spa, standing proudly on the edge of Zanzibar’s Stone Town, captures the spirit of romance of an island whose history has been written by the Monsoon winds. Zanzibar has a cultural heritage dating back to the era of the Omani rule in East Africa. The hotel’s name, Seyyida harks back to an era in the island’s history when the term “Seyyida” was used in addressing female Arab royals. The Seyyida Hotel & Spa itself is a royal place to be and its physical proximity to the former royal residences is an interesting historical coincidence. To this day, the hotel shares a strong bond with the island’s royal heritage, overlooking the resting place of the former sultans. In the course of its history, Zanzibar witnessed waves of visitors from far and wide making the archipelago an ethnic and cultural melting pot. This is reflected in the art collection in this boutique hotel, which includes handcrafted textiles, artifacts, paintings and oriental furniture. Do you want to know more, or maybe you want to stay with us at the Seyyida Hotel & Spa? Then do not hesitate, for further queries, availability or a quotation request, please, feel free to contact us directly at anytime!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Street parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 3 more
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KarimAly wrote a review Mar. 2021
Cairo, Egypt292 contributions48 helpful votes
Nice hotel with a good location. Very close to the beach and all the attraction, places to visit, nice restaurants and Cafe and the ferry terminal. Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is set menu but enough and simple, with a great view as it's on the roof top. Spacious room and nice decoration. Needs a little bit of maintenance and renovation but Ok.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Simonetta Carusi, Marketing at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa
Responded Mar. 5, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Seyyida. We appreciate your kind comments on our strategical location, our breakfast menu and rooftop, rooms and team. Our team will appreciate your feedback and will be happy to hear about it. We hope to see you soon at our structure again, Regards, Simonetta Carusi, Guest Relations Manager
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Katie O wrote a review Feb. 2021
Kampala, Uganda6 contributions
I got to stay here with a friend just a few weeks ago and i was so glad we chose Seyyida. Very beautiful hotel with a breathtaking view of Stone town and the ocean. The staff very helpful and friendly. The receptionist was very kind to help us figure out our way around stone town and was very informed. I would totally recommend this place to anyone looking for accommodation in stone town. Thank you Seyyida team for making my stay in Zanzibar a pleasant one.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Simonetta Carusi, Marketing at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa
Responded Mar. 5, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our structure. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our rooftop and view, as well as our helpful team. We will share your kind words with the rest of our team members. We hope to see you soon at Seyyida Hotel, Regards, Simonetta Carusi, Guest Relations Manager
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Michelle W wrote a review Dec. 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions1 helpful vote
Seyyida Hotel was a welcome sanctuary in the chaos of Stone Town. We loved our short stay with friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff as well as a beautiful room. The pool was clean and beautiful, and the rooftop restaurant had a gorgeous view. We can't wait to head back to Seyyida in future. Our only query would be that we had expected a sea view from our balcony, but this was not the case. Not a huge issue for us, but perhaps worth confirming when you book if this is important for your stay. Not about this hotel specifically, but in general Stone Town can be busy and the streets can be loud at night, so if you are a light sleeper, perhaps bring earplugs.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: The higher floors have gorgeous views!
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Response from Simonetta Carusi, Marketing at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa
Responded Jan. 10, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review, all the staff thank you for your kindness, we tried to make your stay at Seyyida as comfortable as possible by giving you our best solution to your request, we are happy that you enjoyed our wonderful terrace, for a dinner in front of an unforgettable sunset. We hope to be able to welcome you at Seyyida again. Simonetta Carusi, Guest Relations Manager
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steveD4862CA wrote a review Mar. 2020
London, United Kingdom107 contributions49 helpful votes
I have read all the good and bad reviews of this Hotel and to be honest they are all correct. But we really enjoyed our four days here in February, Our room was large and clean with excellent aircon. The breakfast was fine and the pool was great, The rooftop dining was great with a view of the harbour and gentle welcome breeze. It's a fairly modern Hotel and there are others with much more character but this is perfect for enjoying Stonetown. The Hotel is in Stone town. Which is a labrynth of very old buildings and really fun. The Stone Town people are very friendly and very few hassled us, Getting lost was easy but there are plenty of lanmarks and locals to put us right, and stone town is quite small.Someone complained in their review about the graveyard next door, These are the graves of the ancient rulers of Zanzibar and are part of the museum which is also right next door ! be sure to see the Oman's car ( a blue Ford Zephyr) The area is busy and a little noisy but these sounds are all exotic sounds and part of the magic, I sugest you stay here but dine in some of the exotic resturants within a few yards. Don't worry we found it safe and met no.one who had had a bad experience. One evening a lady at the bar complained to us about the service. Who is she I asked ? The Manager was the reply ! honestly. The staff were great and friendly and really just needed some training.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Silje Victoria Sæthre wrote a review Mar. 2020
Kampala, Uganda14 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent our last night in Zanzibar at this Hotel, and it was amazing! The view from the rooftop restaurant was so beautiful. You can see the sunset, and watch people passing by the harbor. The service at the hotel was very good. We came earlier then expected, but still got our room ready. Room was so clean, shower was amazing, bed comfortable. When we left our room to have dinner, they prepared our bed and gave us new towels. And when we had cocktails on the rooftop we got some tasty bruschettas with it. And I want to mention the great location of the hotel. So close to the sea, Zanzibar coffee house and Tea House Restaurant (which is a must visit) The colors, interior and design of the hotel is also very beautiful. I really recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$89 - US$179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Seyyida Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Seyyida Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.3 km), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.4 km), and The Coins Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Seyyida Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea House Restaurant, Ma Shaa Allah Cafe', and Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Seyyida Hotel & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Seyyida Hotel & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Seyyida Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Seyyida Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, and Swahili.