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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Well the hotel is nice and centrally located with breakfast options but the day I arrived after a long flight, my room's AC wasn't working, I was frustrated, it was late and I needed sleep. I complained and it was changed and same thing. When I complained, the guy at the front desk told me it wasn't a 5 star...

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chinyere, We had immediately taken action with the Receptionist who replied to you in that way. He was in probation time here with us and actually he is not anymore with us. Our Mission is to have your satisfaction and all the Staff in Zanzibar Grand Palace is trained for to be extremely helpful with the client. Customer satisfaction...

Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I had a nice stay at grand palace in the executive suite for about $100/night. It was a reasonable price for Zanzibar. The quality of the facility was on par with the price. So, if you are looking for a bargain in Zanzibar this might be a good fit for you. Don't get your hopes up for a luxury stay....

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chase. Many thanks for your positive review. We are glad that you loved your stay with us. Karibu Zanzibar. The Management

Pavia, Italy
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We really enjoyed out time at the Zanzibar grand Palace, No problem. Rooms,breakfast, food,Wi-Fi, staff all great.... Excellent location,great food , very friendly and competent staf, Rooms with Wi-Fi, quiet and comfortable.... What else....we loved it!!

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for your great and detailed review, we at Zanzibar Grand Palace appreciate your feedback. I am very happy you and your husband enjoyed staying at our hotel. I would like to thank you for acknowledging the efforts of our staff to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Thank you for choosing Zanzibar Grand...

Pavia, Italy
Reviewed 1 April 2016

My husband and I stayed 4 nights at the Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel in February 2016 and we really enjoyed our time. The rooms are really comfortable with everything you need to spend a pleasant stay. The staff is absolutely warm and friendly, breakfast is above expectations and the terrace has a magnificent view besides being always fresh and windy....

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MireMire, Many thanks for your great review in behalf of all the Staff of Zanzibar Grand Palace we hope to see you again here in ZGPH. Asante Sana na karibu tena! The Management

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 9 March 2016

1 short night before our flight to Europe. Great location, walking distance to everything. The room was nice. Bath towels was old and grey with old spots. The most disapointing was when we check out in the middle of the night and there was no breakfast box to us. We were promised this in the evening.! Not so nice -...

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your constructive review of Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel We find this extremely helpful. We shall investigate further, and make changes where change is due.Concerning what is happened for the breakfast package we have already take action with the Staff involved in this poor service given to you. We really apologize for the inconvenient and we...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Really lovely room, very friendly staff. My husband was ill and everyone was asking about him and trying to help, sending food to the room and reminding us to call if we needed anything. Great location if coming from the ferry, less than one mins walk away. Good food and lovely fresh fruit juices.

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Becks Thanking you for taking your time to share your experience of the Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Hope to see you and your family again soon! In behalf of all the Staff of ZGPH Asante Sana! The Management

Abuja, Nigeria
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Very good hotel, neat and excellent for those with limited budgets.... the food is much better than most of the other hotels i have stayed in in town, and one of the best qualities of this hotel is its proximity to MOST of the tourists attractions in Zanzibar. If i were to return to Zanzibar, i would return to this...

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ekundayo we would be extremely happy to accommodate you yet!!! Many thanks for your great review!! Karibu Zanzibar Karibu Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel. The Management.

Heraklion, Greece
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Hotel is located just opposite the ferry terminal and within walking distance to everything. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are comfortable and very clean, but windows can't be open. Pillows are like rocks.. Elevetor is sooo slow that you get around to taking a nap from groundfloor to 3rd floor. Hotel is not serving alcohol and if you...

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ZGPH, Direttore vendite at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marianna. Many thanks for your positive review. We are glad that you loved your stay with us. So sorry for the pillows if you had advised us maybe we could change immediately your set.The Elevator is working but as you said is slow ... we are so pleased to announce you that in March will arrive the new elevator...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I used the hotel as it was one of the few places which had large enough conference facilities in Stone Town. The managers were very helpful but not organised - same with the rest of the staff. Overall the rooms are a little overpriced considering what else you can get nearby. But they were large, had aircon and were clean....

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ZGPH, Direttore vendite at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jo. I am very surprised to see your review after one year from your check out and I am really surprised of your review. We had a so long email conversation before that you decide to host your conference in ZGPH. I am really surprised because you change so many times the numbers of participants and the organisation of...

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the place from 24th December to 29th December. The rooms were ok to leave in, nothing spectacular. Room 308: this was the initial room we were allocated. The shower wasn't working well. There was lot of noise from moving tables above us in the kitchen. Room 110: we were reallocated to this room and the room was worse...

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ZGPH, Direttore at Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maphetla Zake, we are really sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us and we apologize for the noising, the inconvenient that you had in your first room and the problem that we had with the WiFi. As you write we provide immediately to change your room with another room and we didn't receive any others complain from...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel

Address: Malindi Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 25524, Tanzania (Formerly Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel)
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $94 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Choose the rooms nest to elevator as they have a better”
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“rooms overlooking the back would be best”
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“Amazing sea view from the restaurant top floor, very close to ferry boat terminal”
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