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Spice Palace Hotel, hotel in Zanzibar City

Boasting an outdoor swimming pool and shared lounge, as well as a restaurant, Spice Palace Hotel is located in Stone Town. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi.

8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
2,136 reviews
Price from$101.20per night
Shaba Boutique Hotel, hotel in Zanzibar City

Located in the heart of Stone Town. It is located just 1640 feet from the fruit and fish market of Darajan.

8.5
Scored 8.5
Very Good
Rated very good
1,279 reviews
Price from$102.24per night
Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort, hotel in Zanzibar City

Set in Zanzibar Region, 4.3 mi from Stone Town, Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort features a year-round outdoor pool and free WiFi is available in the rooms.

7.6
Scored 7.6
Good
Rated good
1,239 reviews
Price from$100per night
Zanzibar Serena Hotel, hotel in Zanzibar City

Located on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, Zanzibar Serena Inn offers 5-star accommodations with a view of the Indian Ocean. There is an outdoor pool with sun loungers, a café and 2 restaurants.

8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
253 reviews
Price from$417.60per night
Park Hyatt Zanzibar, hotel in Zanzibar City

Featuring a seafront location in Zanzibar City, Park Hyatt Zanzibar offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant. This air-conditioned hotel comes with free WiFi access and has a spa and wellness center.

8.9
Scored 8.9
Excellent
Rated excellent
366 reviews
Price from$563.35per night
The Seyyida Hotel and Spa, hotel in Zanzibar City

Featuring barbecue facilities, The Seyyida Hotel and Spa is located in Zanzibar City, 984 feet from The Zanzibar Curio shop.

8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
484 reviews
Price from$110.70per night
Zanzibar Coffee House, hotel in Zanzibar City

Located in Zanzibar City, the unique and historical Zanzibar Coffee House offers individually designed rooms and suites. It features a coffee shop and a roof top terrace, overlooking Stone Town.

8.9
Scored 8.9
Excellent
Rated excellent
718 reviews
Price from$124per night
Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel, hotel in Zanzibar City

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center, Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel is set in Zanzibar City, 3.7 mi from Peace Memorial Museum.

8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
338 reviews
Price from$185.49per night
Al-Minar Hotel, hotel in Zanzibar City

Located in Zanzibar City, 1312 feet from The Zanzibar Curio shop, Al-Minar Hotel has a terrace and a shared lounge.

8.4
Scored 8.4
Very Good
Rated very good
962 reviews
Price from$85.50per night
27 Cafe Zanzibar Airport Hotel, hotel in Zanzibar City

Located in Zanzibar City, 2.1 mi from Food market, Coastal Zanzibar Airport Hotel, formerly MP Airport Hotel, features air-conditioned rooms.

7.8
Scored 7.8
Good
Rated good
939 reviews
Price from$61.75per night
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Zanzibar City's best hotels with breakfast

  • Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort and Spa
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 280 reviews

    Located in Zanzibar City, 3.2 miles from Peace Memorial Museum, Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort and Spa provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness...

    Very good customer service from their Guest Relationship officer, Hamed,/Hamid

  • Tembo Palace Hotel
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 394 reviews

    Offering three pool and outdoor restaurant, Tembo Palace Hotel is located in Zanzibar City, a 3-minute walk from the Old Fort and House of Wonders. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

    Very professionnal employées, always ready to help.

  • Royal Cliff Zanzibar
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 312 reviews

    Royal Cliff Zanzibar features a garden, a shared lounge and a sun terrace with swimming pool and buffet breakfast in Zanzibar City.

    One of the best hotels in zanzibar We highly recommended

  • Park Hyatt Zanzibar
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 366 reviews

    Featuring a seafront location in Zanzibar City, Park Hyatt Zanzibar offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant. This air-conditioned hotel comes with free WiFi access and has a spa and wellness center.

    Everything. Location, Calm and beautiful, Staffs were so kind.

  • Mangrove Lodge
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 481 reviews

    Mangrove Lodge offers eco-friendly accommodations in Zanzibar City.The lodge features a restaurant, bar and lounge with hammocks.

    It’s a breathtaking jungle paradise, loved every minute of it

  • Chuini Zanzibar Lodge by NEWMARK
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 432 reviews

    With a private beach overlooking the bay, Chuini Zanzibar Lodge is located 7.5 mi north of Stone Town. Its Zanzibar-style architecture includes the remains of the historic Chuini Palace.

    its remote private and truly an island luxury experience

  • Zanzibar Palace Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 315 reviews

    Zanzibar Palace Hotel is located in Stone Town on Zanzibar Island. It offers individually decorated suites with free Wi-Fi.

    it was personable and very well done and maintained

  • The Swahili House
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 276 reviews

    The Swahili House is located in the center of Stone Town among the bustling market, shops and restaurants. The refurbished 5-story Indian Merchant House is built around a courtyard.

    Beautiful property with high ceilings and great facilities.

Budget hotels in Zanzibar City

  • Zenji Hotel
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 129 reviews

    Zenji Hotel is located in Zanzibar City. Free WiFi access is available. Each room is air-conditioned and most rooms feature a balcony.

    The staff were very friendly especially Fadhili and abdullah

  • Forodhani Park Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 792 reviews

    Offering a rooftop terrace with outdoor pool and cafe, Forodhani Park Hotel in Stown Town is conveniently located at the Old Fort and just across the road from Forodhani Gardens.

    Delicious omelettes and lots of fruit for breakfast

  • Al-Minar Hotel
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 962 reviews

    Located in Zanzibar City, 1312 feet from The Zanzibar Curio shop, Al-Minar Hotel has a terrace and a shared lounge.

    Clean rooms, wifi worked well, staff very helpful, recommended. ​

  • Maru Maru Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 954 reviews

    Maru Maru Hotel’s cocktail bar has 360-degree views over Stone Town and the Indian Ocean. The property provides an onsite restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi .

    Cold aircons, neat and clean rooms, great service.

  • Zanzi House
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 128 reviews

    Located in Zanzibar City, a 7-minute walk from Stone Town Beach, Zanzi House has air-conditioned accommodations and a terrace. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk.

    bien situé, jolie maison traditionnelle avec boiseries

  • Golden Palm Boutique Zanzibar
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 807 reviews

    Located in Zanzibar City, 4.9 miles from Peace Memorial Museum, Golden Palm Boutique Zanzibar has accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.

    This is the best I have had so far with booking.com

  • Retro
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 464 reviews

    Located in Zanzibar City, a 5-minute walk from Stone Town Beach, Retro features views of the city.

    Simple accomodation, everything we needed, nice ambiance

  • 27 Cafe Zanzibar Airport Hotel
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 939 reviews

    Located in Zanzibar City, 2.1 mi from Food market, Coastal Zanzibar Airport Hotel, formerly MP Airport Hotel, features air-conditioned rooms.

    Location next to airport for an early start. Great Pizzas.

Hotels located in the center of Zanzibar City

  • Zanzibar Coffee House
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 718 reviews

    Located in Zanzibar City, the unique and historical Zanzibar Coffee House offers individually designed rooms and suites. It features a coffee shop and a roof top terrace, overlooking Stone Town.

    Fantastic place, even exceeded by the really nice staff

  • Zanzibar Serena Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 253 reviews

    Located on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, Zanzibar Serena Inn offers 5-star accommodations with a view of the Indian Ocean. There is an outdoor pool with sun loungers, a café and 2 restaurants.

    Excellent location, super clean and friendly staff

  • Kisiwa House
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 642 reviews

    Offering a restaurant, the historical Kisiwa House is located in the heart of historical Stone Town in Zanzibar. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

    staff were extremely helpful and friendly. 10/10

  • The Neela Boutique Hotel Stone Town
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 22 reviews

    Located in Zanzibar City, a few steps from Stone Town Beach, The Neela Boutique Hotel Stone Town has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar.

    Authentic Zanzibar house renovated with style and attention for detail.

  • Upendo House Hotel Zanzibar
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 380 reviews

    Upendo House Hotel Zanzibar is located in Stone Town and has a restaurant, a bar and a terrace. Free WiFi is at guests' disposal. All units in the hotel are fitted with a kettle.

    Everything, the staff were amazing and the food is exceptional

  • Emerson on Hurumzi
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 218 reviews

    Featuring a terrace, restaurant and views of city, Emerson on Hurumzi is located in Zanzibar City, a 3-minute walk from Stone Town Beach.

    Incredible location, amazing property and beautiful roof terrace

  • Mizingani Seafront Hotel
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,124 reviews

    Mizingani Seafront Hotel is located just a 2-minute walk from the Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. The hotel offers a restaurant, outdoor pool and 24-hour front desk.

    Lovely staff, rooms with seafront view are beautiful

  • The Seyyida Hotel and Spa
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 484 reviews

    Featuring barbecue facilities, The Seyyida Hotel and Spa is located in Zanzibar City, 984 feet from The Zanzibar Curio shop.

    everything was perfect including the spa and the breakfast !!

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What Guests Said About Zanzibar City:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    Paradise Found: Zanzibar's Enchanting Beauty

    Paradise Found: Zanzibar's Enchanting Beauty Zanzibar is simply one of the best places on Earth. Its beaches are nothing short of breathtaking, with pristine sands so fine they feel like silk beneath your toes. The tranquil waters, gentle and calm, create a mesmerizing backdrop that captivates the soul. My love for this place knows no bounds; it's a sanctuary of unparalleled beauty and serenity.
    Rahel Asefa
    Ethiopia
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Different styles from different times (african, muslim,...

    Different styles from different times (african, muslim, maybe also european). Interesting experience is the market place and the night market for dinner under the stars. Also the hammam is worth to visit (with good gide)!
    A
    Anonymous
    Finland
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    It was lovely and we got to see the history of the slave...

    It was lovely and we got to see the history of the slave trade (albeit sadly as it was a horrendous practice). The beaches are also very beautiful (Jambiani Beach was where we mostly went.) The spice farm tour and markets were lovely as we got all kinds of fresh spices. However, it is very tourist-centric. Payment is in dollars everywhere and people are always trying to sell you something. Feels very commercialised.
    Joy
  • 4.0
    Scored 4.0

    Dirty, smelly, full of approaching ~beach boys, sellers and...

    Dirty, smelly, full of approaching ~beach boys, sellers and beggars. Much more aggressive than up north. Mostly came for a Nakupenda tour. Nice place but be aware that it’s crowded - by lots of tourists and then of course even the aggressive up in your face wanting to touch you sellers there too. The more upscaled beach hotels and restaurants are nice though.
    Maria
    Sweden
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Stonetown is a cute, small city with arab influence.

    Stonetown is a cute, small city with arab influence. It is worth taking the boat to prison island to learn more about the history and see the turtles. 2 days is sufficient. In the evening there is a night market with different food stalls.
    Julia
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Lots of shops in Stonetown selling the same.

    Lots of shops in Stonetown selling the same. Plenty of souvenirs to buy. Check Darajani market for good bargains. Don't forget the spice market. Avoid shopping in Darajani street. Not for tourists. Relaxed lunches at the high terraces of the Swahili house and Emerson house. Supper at Lukmaan (reasonable and cheap), Masa Japanese Restaurant (good and reasonably priced), and Krishna Food House (good and reasonably priced).
    Lipaso
    Kenya

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  • From $68.40 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,279 reviews
    I spent a night at Shaba Boutique Hotel before flying out of Zanzibar and it was perfect. I was able to check in a bit earlier and the room was stunning, the bed and all the decor felt true to Stone Town and the staff were so friendly and helpful in arranging transport to the airport as well. The breakfast was excellent in the morning. Location was great, during the night it can be intimidating walking the streets but it really isn't too far from the typical tourist spots. I would stay again in a heartbeat! Highly recommend.
    Divya
    Australia
  • From $208.70 per night
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 377 reviews
    Hotel outside area was nice, restaurant was pretty in evenings (needed more lighting at restaurant). Beach was nice but didn’t look like pictures on Booking.com. Comfy loungers. Large bed and spacious room. Aircon and Wi-Fi worked well. Hotel was close to airport and 10 min drive from stone town. Locals were nice on the beach. The cats were super friendly and looked like they were looked after. Pool was nice. Manager asked us for our opinion on hotel before leaving and listened to our considerations which was nice.
    Troy
    United Kingdom
  • From $81 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 792 reviews
    Forodhani is my second home in Stone Town. Competitive rates, big spacious rooms, and a nice basic breakfast to get you going. The hotel is in the best location. Across the road from Forodhani Park which is the central attraction in Stone Town for its famous night food markets. Also close to the beach. The hotel is a walking distance from the Ferry terminal. A great swimming pool on the rooftop. The staff is always great, welcoming, and considerate.
    Aussie
    South Africa
  • From $21 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,004 reviews
    The hotel is right on the edge of all the happenings in stone town, it is reachable by car/taxi, so you do not have to walk with luggage. Everything inside the little windy roads of Stone Town can be reached good by foot from the hotel. The owner also arranges tours and taxis. The room was pretty big, but mostly empty. It does serve the purpose of sleeping there, but otherwise it has not much to offer. The balcony is pretty, but that's it.
    Julija
    Slovenia
  • From $74.88 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,136 reviews
    The staff is amazing. Food at the restaurant is good. Rooftop is nice. Location is right in the middle of Stone Town. This hotel allows you to be a part of the city without being contaminated by tourism. I recommend the hotel if you want to breath the local culture and encounter locals. 2/3 nights is enough. Not recommended if you are looking for a European fancy beach with 5 stars service and no contact with local culture.
    kristian Andersen
    Norway
  • From $112 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 394 reviews
    Perfect location on the beach in Stone Town with all the amenities you need. The staff were very helpful. The decor is lovely and we enjoyed two pools. The breakfast selection was expansive. We had a big family room in a nearby building with a bathroom that was huge. On the last day, we stored our bags at the hotel while we did a morning tour of Prison Island. Great place to stay.
    Jill
    United States of America
  • From $352.05 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 253 reviews
    The staff is most welcoming and smiles every time you walk by. The rooms are nice with a dish of fruit. The breakfast has many choices and they aim to please. The restaurant food is wonderful! The hotel has a lot of Arabic accents and the pool and grounds are well kept. You can walk right into Stonetown. The hotel is right on the beach. I would stay here many times over.
    Carol
    United States of America
  • From $107.10 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,897 reviews
    The old palace is wonderful to visit and the rooms are big and very comfortable. We stayed in a nice room with a balcony. The swimming pool is clean and enjoyable, definitely a good advantage of the hotel after a long walk in Stone Town during the day. 10/10 for the position as it's in the city center and all places and restaurants in stone town are reachable by foot.
    A
    Anonymous
    Italy
  • 8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,124 reviews
    Beautiful and original, colonial style hotel located perfectly on the beach road. Very friendly and accommodating staff. The price was reasonable and well worth As we were leaning for the airport late in the evening we were very pleased we were allowed to stay at the pool and use all hotel facilities even if we had checked out. Will be back.
    Torgeir
    Netherlands
  • From $85 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 962 reviews
    Beautiful hotel in Stone Town, perfectly located to visit the city center walking and to take a boat to Prison Island. The room was comfortable and clean with hot shower. Breakfast is also very nice and served on a beautiful terrace. The owner and the staff were so nice and friendly, really supportive. We would definitely come back!
    Stefania
    Italy
  • From $92.75 per night
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 47 reviews
    Everything!! It has an excellent location, close to every activity and place in Stone Town. The staff are quite nice and ready to attend to your needs. In one of our outings, it rained terribly, we had to run from the ferry to the hotel. Thank goodness the hotel was just close by. Great experience:)
    Nikky
    Benin
  • From $112 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 4,663 reviews
    Tembo Hotel has a great location beside the beach and within Stone Town. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a historical building and has a lot of character. It's really easy to organise transport and tours through reception.
    Andrew James
    Bangladesh
  • From $108.10 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 954 reviews
    The Maru Maru Hotel is centrally located in Stone Town, a short walk from many of the main sites, including the Night Market. The view from the rooftop restaurant is excellent. The rooms are OK, and the bathrooms are recently renovated.
    Travis
    United States of America
  • From $117 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 672 reviews
    A 4 star hotel surrounded by Stone Town's main 5 star hotels. A pretty great location. Air conditioned lobby which is greeaaat if you visit when it's hot. Rooms felt spacious enough. The staff were really nice and conversational.
    Emmanuel
    Tanzania
  • 8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 32 reviews
    great location. oversight of the buzz of the beach/water activity, but far enough removed to relax , soak in the action and enjoy. stunning views/sunsets, spacious. 10 mins walk to the main stone town market.
    George
    Zambia
  • From $112 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 4,663 reviews
    Tembo House Hotel is really one of the best in Stone Town, Zanzibar and I highly recommend it for anyone visitng the city. The staff are very friendly and the ambiance that the hotel gives you is very unique.
    Mohamed Elhakim
    Egypt
  • From $32 per night
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,051 reviews
    This hotel has a great location. It is close to the beach and all the major sights in stone town. Rooms are comfortable and clean and I looked forward to breakfast everyday. Very nice spanish omelets.
    Davies
    South Africa
  • From $89.24 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,187 reviews
    Great food, Kindly staff And everythink was clean . In the centre. Very good prices. If you want to stay a few days in Zanzibar city here is no better hotel than this. Really Recomend.
    Honza
    Czech Republic
  • From $85 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,422 reviews
    Very kind staff, really good value for money! Located in the middle of stone town, right on the beach, near night market and fredy mercury's museum. 15 minutes drive from the airport.
    A
    Anonymous
    Israel
  • From $107.10 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,897 reviews
    Great location. It is a beautiful historic building. The balconies are stunning to sit on. I stayed at two hotels during my stay in Stone Town and would recommend the Dhow Palace.
    Nicola
    United Kingdom

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