Found in the historic Stone Town on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, The Zanzibar Palace is a small boutique hotel, with a strong sense of good service and distinctive style. With a colourful character and beautiful handcrafted furniture, the hotel blends authentic Zanzibarian decor with various other influences, including Arabian, English and Indian. The hotel is independently owned and possesses a homely feel and warmth that encourages an immediate fondness, built around the hotel's antiqued finish and cosy ambience.
The property offers only 9 rooms in total, all of which are elegantly appointed. Each of the rooms is decorated differently, with unique touches that make a stay here feel much more personal. Containing antique furniture, colourful materials, Persian rugs and comfortable beds, rooms pervade an aura of simplicity and Zanzibar style. All rooms include air-conditioning and a ceiling fan for keeping cool from the sun and mosquito nets for keeping out unwanted guests.
The hotel's Palace Restaurant aims to please with delicious meals served up by the chef, with seafood a speciality. The hotel's menu varies but usually includes something for everyone, with options for vegetarians too. Guests are also welcome to some relaxation time in the hotel spa, massages, facials and other treatments are on offer to provide a sense of calm and tranquillity to a stay here.
Around a 35 minute flight from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar before a 10 minute drive to the hotel and Zanzibar.
Excursions to Jozani Forest, tours of Stone Town, water sports, round-the-island trips, scuba diving and snorkelling and day-boat trips - all arranged from hotel.
Read what our previous clients thought of Zanzibar Palace Hotel
A mix up as we had booked an evening meal but the kitchen was closed. Jamie Pallin nailed this as quirky, with basic meals and challenging original stairs, and we had to forgo our Stonetown tour as I needed medical attention. The proprietor was nevertheless helpful.
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