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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Kiponda Street 831, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3392 Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 21-03-24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 37 hotels in Stone Town
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Zanzibar Palace Hotel is a luxurious nine room boutique hotel located right in the heart of Stone Town (an Unesco World Heritage site). It is independently owned is an ideal home to explore and experience all the beauties of this magical town and Island. Zanzibar's rich history is integrated throughout the hotel by Arabian, Indian and English designs, this in combination with all modern comfort (airco, free WiFi, flatscreen TV's, etc). Each room/suite has its own unique decor with many local originating antique pieces of furniture, magical beds, colourful silks, etc. Room rates for every purse definitely makes this a place to stay. As you walk through the front door, you notice the soft aqua blue interior colours along with the antique furniture. You are immediately put into a state of calm and relaxation.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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agnesepastorino wrote a review Mar. 2021
Rome, Italy3 contributions
I enjoyed my stay in a beautiful suite, and a delicious breakfast. I appreciated a lot the food and the kindness of all people! I highly recommend this traditional style hotel few minutes walk from the main attractions in Stone Town!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Agnese, first of all, thank you in the name of the whole team for finding the time to write this review. It was my pleasure to meet you!. We have indeed a great location to visit and enjoy Stone Town, day and night. Thanks for staying with us, and all the best for your future, amazing travels!
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Juergen wrote a review Mar. 2021
1 contribution
Stayed for two nights to experience feel of historic site also at nighttime. Excellent and helpfull staff! Whatever we needed, there was a helpful hint. Nice and historic building in the middle of Stone Town.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Juergen, thanks for finding the time for this review. Glad to hear our hints and suggestions helped you to enjoy Stone Town. Please come back!
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Oleg Baranovskyi wrote a review Mar. 2021
28 contributions30 helpful votes
Zanzibar Palace Hotel **** is one of the most interesting hotels in Stonetown which allows you to feel Middle Ages. Big and spacious rooms, ancient staircases, friendly staff and central location will make your stay unforgettable. Each room is different from another room. Price / quality is very reasonable. Stayed at the hotel in March and enjoyed it a lot!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: spacious rooms
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Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Oleg. Thank you so much for this wonderful and clear feedback. We always aim to offer a great and unique experience, and we're happy you found it interesting and you enjoyed it! We hope you'll visit us again one day.
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James L wrote a review Mar. 2021
24 contributions
We stayed for a couple nights at Zanzibar Palace Hotel during our East Africa visit recently. Daniela, the owner, was a wonderful host at this charming masterpiece in the heart of Stone Town. Minutes from the local markets, a splendid list of recommended activities which the hotel will arrange, and delicious food all a phone call away with their attentive staff. This is the kind of place that makes you remember you are in Africa, but then reminds you that Africa can be a luxurious experience. We were shown to a nice Arabic themed room, complete with a very comfortable and charismatic bed, well cleaned and air conditioned room that included a veranda overlooking the narrow and bustling streets of Stone Town. Our host was helpful in giving us a map and outlining suggested places to visit and tours that would satisfy our experience in our short time in this town. Daniela was one of the best hosts in the world that I've had, and no request was too big or small for her. They also arrange on site massage treatments that me and my girlfriend enjoyed so much that we booked 2 days in a row. Stone Town itself was our favorite city that we visited while on holiday. We went to Africa for safari and diving, but with our schedule we were glad to be able to squeeze in this charming area. The locals markets and in particular the slave monument and art installation was impressive to see. The citizens here are quick to smile and visit with you, should you just smile first and give a warm 'jambo!' If you ever find yourself considering visiting Stone Town, please stay with Daniela at Zanzibar Palace Hotel. She will make sure that you enjoy your stay to the fullest in one of her perfectly suited rooms to whatever your travel style. Thanks Daniela, we hope to see you again!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Wow: what great and extensive feedback: we, the team, do all our best to offer the best experience in Stone Town, both inside our hotel with its authentic atmosphere, and outside in town! Mostly, I’m happy you enjoyed town so much: many people traveling to Zanzibar are mostly interested in the beach, but a couple of nights in Stone Town definitely add to the experience, to discover this beautiful and unique place, and its distinctive architecture and style, its bazaars, its alleys with the famous doors, and its nightlife. Thank you again and all the best! Daniela and the Team
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Yousuf Alrawi wrote a review Feb. 2021
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We enjoyed our stay at Zanzibar Palace Hotel. Daniella, Jamila and the team were very helpful and nice. They were very happy to provide information about almost everything. The hotel is clean and the rooms are spacious and the location is great, just a few minutes walk from the seaside.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Daniela Brenco, Owner at Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Responded Feb. 25, 2021
Thank you so much for your nice feedback. Jamila and the rest of the team will be very happy to hear. We believe our job is not only to provide accommodation but a great experience here in Stone Town, doing our best to share with you all the information to make it so. Stay safe, and we hope you'll be back!
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US$153 - US$295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.4 km), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.3 km), and The Coins Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea House Restaurant, Ma Shaa Allah Cafe', and Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant.
Does Zanzibar Palace Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zanzibar Palace Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.4 km) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.3 km).