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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed there 2 nights. Felt like in a fairytale: historical building, each room is special, staff is very welcoming and accommodating. Very clean, centrally located. Highly recommended. They organized my transfer from the airport and kept my luggage after check out.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stayed 1 night before going on to beach resort. Interest place, lots of character. Our room was lovely, but size was a bit disappointing, very small, tiny bathroom (the risk of a character building), other rooms where very large and roomy. We were only 2 (1xcouple) of 3 people staying there at the time. Hotel is right in the middle...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel has incredible views. I stopped in on the top floor terrace after a stone town tour for a quick drink and a bite to eat. Lunch prices are very reasonable, and the sesame chicken and mango wrap was delicious. Also the views from the roof top deck was incredible.

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Thank Steve P
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Pros: A nice looking hotel with quirky rooms and suites. Staff are great very helpful. They provide you with a map of stone town for the daytime. Food is delicious. Cons: Noisy at nights but hardly the hotels fault Menu is limited and could do with more choice, especially if staying more than one night. Aesthetics could be better but...

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Thank Princess S
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Melanie and I had been on safari for a week in Tanzania and were staying on Zanzibar to relax and here being an overnight stay before going to the east of the island. We arrived at the hotel to be greeted with smiles by the staff and eventually shown to our room before dinner. The room itself was lovely and...

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Thank Lewis F
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hotel is right inside Stone town only a few minute walk from all the attractions so great for exploring the area.The room we had was on the first floor & was very spacious with a large bath & nice balcony . We ate dinner here twice & both times the food & service was excellent , they went out...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a really great time staying here for two nights. The service was really great - Mona and Suzan looked after us really well throughout our stay. They organised two trips for us, both of which were really great. We had the Dunia Suite on the top floor. As lots of other reviewers have mentioned, there are rather a...

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Thank hettyhammonds
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the hotel with my husband for only 1 night but that was enough to experience the hospitality and undivided attention from the staff. Our luggage got lost on the way by the airline so we ended without anything but they made sure to provide us with all the necessities such as toothbrushes and advised us where to purchase...

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Thank Lucie U
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited the Place on vacation, we were Really impressed with this little piece of heaven in Zanzibar. Rooms were really modern and clean and there were a wide range of services available to us. Fantastic outdoor swimming pool as well as the restaurant which offered a variety of food to cater for all needs. Enjoyed evening walk at the...

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Thank Noel H
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 September 2016

A wonderful hotel in a great location with a bathroom that offers a spectacular view over the town. A true loo with a view! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it made for a great first night in Stone Town.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 and daily under Dutch management and 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Address: Kiponda Street | 831, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3392, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $212 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zanzibar Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Zanzibar Palace Stone Town
Hotel Zanzibar Palace
Zanzibar Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Family Hotel in Stone Town
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“Room was big and luckily we had aircon because it was so hot in zanzibar. We had no complaints on the rooms. ”
 of 5 bubbles KerriBerri758, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be prepared for at least one flight of stairs. But you will never carry anything yourself unless you want to!”
 of 5 bubbles GretchenB593, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you can, then a suite with a balcony is nice, all the rooms are pretty quiet as there is not a lot of through traffic.”
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 of 5 bubbles EllenH701, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are not good at climbing stairs go for the first floor!!”
 of 5 bubbles janainley, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Maybe request larger room for couples/bathroom. If they have a quieter side.”
 of 5 bubbles FamilyTime381, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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