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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Our rating

8/10

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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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Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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