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Kiponda Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#27 of 42 hotels in Stone Town
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If you’re looking for a charming hotel in Stone Town, look no further than Asmini Palace Hotel. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Stone Town, Asmini Palace Hotel is located a short distance from House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.1 mi) and Old Dispensary (0.1 mi). Rooms at Asmini Palace Hotel provide air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. In addition, while staying at Asmini Palace Hotel guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a rooftop terrace. You can also enjoy free breakfast. Need a place to park? There is free public parking available nearby. Stone Town has plenty of cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots , which are serving up some great dishes. Stone Town is also known for some great ancient ruins, including Hamamni Persian Baths and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), which are not too far from Asmini Palace Hotel. The staff at Asmini Palace Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
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24-hour front desk
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Wifi
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Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Mai wrote a review Jul 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Ok place, good location. We were supposed to stay 2 nights but we changed it to 1 night. Try to negotiate the rates. The rooms are clean. Shower is open in the bathroom it doesn't have a partition. Water pressure is very low. There are noises in the evening from the street and you can hear the noise from the hotel lobby as the hotel is built in an old way so the rooms are not very well isolated. The room doesn't have a balcony and you will not be able to open the windows.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This hotel is only for sleeping. Don't expect much
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Habel wrote a review Mar 2021
Solingen, Germany53 contributions48 helpful votes
I and my family arrived at Asmini PALACE Hotel on 21st february 2021 at around 14:00 hrs.The parking area close by is overlooking forodhani garden about 200 m to asmini PALACE so you will have to pull your luggage to the hotel.Aircondition is very good.shower runs very slow..when I asked they told me it's all the same in stonetown but we moved to KISIWA house hotel and water was running with power nicely..very powerfull indeed.At asmini PALACE Hotel they dont put shampo no shower gel..but they put a small solid bathing soap.Breakfast is a repeated set menu starting with a plate of fruits.papaya,pineaple(half ripe)and banana.a small glass of juice.then agg of your choice mostly with too much salt,toasted two slices of home baked broad and two pancakes..This is served daily the same except the juice will change sometimes.The staff are very friendly..internet fluctuates everyday.i asked and was told that the problem is from provider.Tv has no signal.Toilet doors make noise closing and opening..I put some oil to silence them.Was our second Holiday but will never again.its not worth 4 star hotel and not worth the money.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mohamed Mohamed, General Manager at Asmini Palace Hotel
Responded 6 Jun 2021
Dear Habel, I hope everything is fine at your side after difficult moments caused by the covid-19 around the world. I take this opportunity to apologize after reading what you lived during your short stay at Asmini Palace Hotel. Let me say that our driver was not kind because he knew that his taxi could come till our front door with clients. I think you saw that there is always 4 or 5 cars parked at around 7 steps from our main door, they took the Kiponda Street coming from the Harbour side. My staff did not lie in telling you that the water problem is known in the whole area, Kisiwa is far from where we are. In stone we often got similar situation with water supply, electricity and internet. You can find it good in one area today or this week and miss it on another are. That is why every hotel has its own Generator. Regarding the shampoo and shower gel, we do not put in our rooms . We always check our rooms before any check in. We do have every day a maintenance guy available 24h ,so if ever there is any technical problem in the room we send some one to help or fix it. I understand that may be you did not inform the Reception about your TV. It could be a setting matter. We got similar cases (TV+AC)with other guests but once they inform the front desk we just send someone to fix or show them how it works. Regarding the breakfast, we serve a continental one and if ever there is not a special request, we serve which is liked by more than 70% of our yearly guests. Once again, sorry for what happened. Looking forward to welcoming you again in Zanzibar, Kind Regards! Mohamed
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Jan-Olof O wrote a review Aug 2019
Malmö, Sweden236 contributions164 helpful votes
This hotel is located in the old town of Stone Town in Kiponda area.. The location is great you are near all interesting areas in Stone Town. The staff at this hotel is very friendly and helpful. All rooms are sprayed with insects repellent each evening. Rooms are large with great bed and mosquito net, Wifi worked very well, there is a fridge in the room. The restaurant is on top of the building with great views over Stone Town. Great breakfast in the restaurant. For dinner the restaurant is one of the cheaper option but the competition is strong from other restaurants you will probably eat some there else? Services for guides, taxis are very good its a bit on the expensive side but the quality is also very high!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Mohamed Mohamed, General Manager at Asmini Palace Hotel
Responded 6 Jun 2021
Jambo ! We hope everything is fine at your side and covid-19 remains just a story. Serving you was a great experience for the whole team, believe it. Thank you very much for sharing to the world what you lived during your stay at Asmini Palace Hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you again and again, Kind Regards! Mohamed & your Asmini Palace Hotel team
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NickyC68 wrote a review Jul 2019
York, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
Love staying at this hotel in Stonetown. It’s got character, is very clean and friendly. Breakfast on the hotel roof is wonderful giving great views over Stonetown. It’s quiet and the staff at reception are very helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 6 Jun 2021
Jambo Nicky! We hope everything is fine at your side. Serving you was a great experience for the whole team. Thank you very much for sharing what you lived during your stay at Asmini Palace Hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you again and again, Kind Regards! Mohamed & your Asmini Palace Hotel team
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mrrlstephen wrote a review Apr 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom199 contributions91 helpful votes
We were very well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Breakfasts were adequate, and reflected what you'd expect, given the price. Our comfortable bedroom was on the third floor, with a small balcony, so only one floor up to the roof-top restaurant with views around Stone Town. We spoke mostly to reception staff who were very courteous and friendly. We were actually only there for 2 nights, before going elsewhere on the island. When we were in staying in Matemwe, about 10 days later, we had a reason to return to Stone Town (needed an ATM). We popped in to say hello and were instantly recognised. Actually that's not true, my girlfriend needed the loo, so we hoped we might be allowed to use their facilities (finding a toilet in Stone Town isn't easy!) Thank you Asmini Palace! Anyway, if we returned to Stone Town, would we return to the Asmini - yes, definitely!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: High floor, for views outside
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Responded 6 Jun 2021
Jambo ! We hope everything is fine at your side and covid-19 remains just a story. Serving you was a great experience for the whole team, believe it. Thank you very much for sharing to the world what you lived during your stay at Asmini Palace Hotel, your ''home far from home''. Looking forward to welcoming you again and again, Kind Regards! Mohamed & your Asmini Palace Hotel team
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Wanderer825262 wrote a review Oct 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
On arrival we were given welcome drinks (Fruit juice), before being shown to our room with a king size 4 poster bed, with mosquito net attached. The room was very clean, and is very large. Tea making facilities, and a fridge in the room are a bonus. Lots of UK plug outlets available, though a few were quite loose, so using them felt a little dodgy. The hotel has a balcony (Stayed in room 201), from which you can see the sea (just about), although the main view is of the street below. The room has a switch for the hot water boiler, which we couldn't seem to get to work, though given the heat we weren't bothered. Not sure if it wasn't working, or if we were doing something wrong. The staff were incredibly helpful. After check out at 10am, we had a full day before our flight at midnight. The hotel stored our bags in a locked room for us, and were happy to let us wait in the lobby in the evening, as the reception desk is manned 24 hours a day. Breakfast is good. A plate of fruit, as well as toast, pancakes, and eggs, tea and fruit juice. This is served on the roof top. Overall a very good hotel, which I would recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Jun 2021
Jambo ! We hope everything is fine at your side and covid-19 remains just a story. Serving you was a great experience for the whole team, believe it. Thank you very much for sharing to the world what you lived during your stay at Asmini Palace Hotel, your ''home far from home''. As Room 201 is missing you too, we are looking forward to welcoming you again and again, Kind Regards! Mohamed & your Asmini Palace Hotel team
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feddyaroundtheglobe wrote a review Aug 2018
150 contributions68 helpful votes
I stayed in room 201: clean, cozy and spacious. The hotel is well located in the center of the town. Staff is nice, came swiftly when i called to fix the TV. Breakfast on the terrace offers a good view and breeze.Good value.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Frederik J wrote a review Jul 2018
Pythagoreio, Greece3 contributions1 helpful vote
I have to give this place, and first and foremost the people, our best recommendations. Centrally located and in fine condition. Good clean rooms that may not be luxurious, but very fine with air condition and very clean and tidy. Nice roof terrasse for breakfast, and everything is in Order. But the boss and his people were our favorite thing. So Nice and helpful and very truthful. Good prices on taxi and trips, and just very attentive to our every need. I give this place my warmest recommendation. Frederik
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jambo ,Frederik! We hope everything is fine at your side and covid-19 remains just a story. Serving you was a great experience for the whole team, believe it. Thank you very much for sharing to the world what you lived during your stay at Asmini Palace Hotel, your ''home far from home''. Looking forward to welcoming you again and again, Kind Regards! Mohamed & your Asmini Palace Hotel team
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Kathryn Mayall wrote a review Jul 2018
8 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at this sweet traditional hotel for 3 nights and had a wonderful stay. It is set in the heart of Stone Town , very close to the amazing seafront and local shops. The staff couldn’t do enough for us, such warm and friendly people who bent over backwards to make sure we were looked after. The rooms were clean and comfortable- loved the views from the roof top terrace. We will be back ! Thank you 😊
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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dimnoh wrote a review Jul 2018
5 contributions1 helpful vote
very nice service. clean quiet and typical. it is well centered. highly recommended for few days. they advice sama tour for spice tour or dhow cruisr. we were all very satisfied. hotel restaurant on the roof is simple but good and fresh
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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$68 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Asmini Palace Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Asmini Palace Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Aromas of Zanzibar (0.3 km), Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral (0.4 km), and Christ Church Cathedral (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Asmini Palace Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Asmini Palace Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Asmini Palace Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Asmini Palace Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea House Restaurant, Emerson Spice Tea House Restaurant, and Ma Shaa Allah Cafe'.
Does Asmini Palace Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Asmini Palace Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Asmini Palace Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Asmini Palace Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Christ Church Cathedral (0.4 km), Mkunazini, Urban West, Zanzibar (0.5 km), and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) (0.2 km).