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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had a wonderful stay at this hotel food was excellent and the room was fresh and clean. the most interesting thing was the day trips offered by PujaTours we went to Nungwi and the rainforest one day and spent some time at Kizimkazi watching dolphins. T really recommend these trips the xourier wa sso friendly and knowledgeable

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Located in the center of stone town mein host Frans has great staff and great hotel. A home away from home. The building is an old Arab merchant's house and the rooms are well appointed. Furnished in Arab style the decor has the 1001 nights fantasy. Very accommodating the staff are friendly and coffee in bed a luxury that was...

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Richmond, California
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This hotel was the perfect romantic getaway for my BF and me. We stayed in the room with the rooftop open-air bathroom. The almost 360-degree view of the city and ocean were breathtaking. The hotel arranged tours for us during our stay, and everything was well taken care of. The breakfasts were delicious. I still dream of the coffee.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Imagine Africa booked this hotel for us for our Honeymoon and I must say, it was exactly what we needed. The location is great, only a short walk to the coast, and the staff were superb (especially Susan). All questions and requests were solved quickly and with no hassle. We had the Dunia suite booked and it was amazing -...

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Hotel was great, rooms had air con and was roomy and luxurious. Not able to fault the hotel. Arriving in Zanzibar and travelling to the hotel so late at night wasn't nice, felt vulnerable and uneasy. Won't be visiting again.

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Waimea, Hawaii
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My friend and I spent 3 nights here this past June. We arrived fresh from the peace and solitude of the Serengeti to the hustle and bustle of late afternoon Stone Town. In spite of being well-traveled we experience a certain amount of culture shock and weren't sure we were going to enjoy being here. The steps to our suite...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Excellent and fascinating design hotel in the health of the old city. You really get the feeling of an old mansion. Very nice staff. Good service and food. The owner takes an personal interest in your well-being.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The hotel is as described - boutique. It isn't the most modern but they've done a very good job with the building and rooms. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Given the state of Stone Town (not the most developed tourist destination) we found this hotel just perfect.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We were only here one night and it was pleasant enough. Staff were very friendly and helpful but it just wasn't "our style" of hotel. The rooms were clean, though a bit eclectic. The restaurant food was nice but the service very slow (however we've noticed this in other parts of East Africa). Importantly for those who have mobility issues,...

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Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights at this charming hotel. Friendly and service minded staff, beautifully decorated rooms (big plus for the silk robes in the bathroom, gave that little extra touch) and a very relaxing environment. We had a great time, nothing to complain about! A tip for future guests is to make sure you find the way back to the hotel...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 10,563 - ₹ 19,321 (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
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#1 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Business Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#3 Family Hotel in Stone Town
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“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
“The Sultana Suite is lovely”
  • Lovely touch on the bed
  • Lovely bath to relax in
 of 5 bubbles 33lewisf, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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