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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Owner run and managed
- Central Stone Town location
- Excellent service
- Individually decorated rooms

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Overview

Tucked away in the side streets of Stone Town and only a short walk to the sea front, the Zanzibar Palace Hotel has been lovingly restored by a Dutch couple. With just 9 rooms set over three floors, this boutique hotel offers fantastic service in a charming and unique setting.

Each room has been individually decorated with a fusion of Arabic and Indian styles and is furnished with high quality fittings, many of which are antique. Despite the traditional feel of the hotel, the rooms all come with air-conditioning, fans, and mod cons including cable TV and DVD. There are 2 luxury rooms, 5 suites and 2 luxury top floor palace suites, one of which has an open air bathroom on the rooftop. Less suitable for younger or larger families, this is a perfect choice for a couple travelling with an older child looking to stay somewhere sophisticated. For families the Grand Suite Kijani (double bed + wide single bed), Grand Suite Shaba (double bed + wide single bed) and Palace Suite Sherali (double bed) are a good option. And for those wanting separate room they are all in close proximity and can be divided up on one floor.

Hotel services include a restaurant (superb dinner available by prior arrangement), an Arabic lounge bar, internet service, and 24 hour room service. Breakfast is a cold buffet complete with tropical fruit and hot breakfast orders. There is also a spa with a variety of luxurious treatments available.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 495 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

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