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Centrally located in Zanzibar’s Stone Town, Dhow Palace Hotel is set in a historical building from 1559. It features a swimming pool, restaurant and roof-top terrace with panoramic views. Each spacious room comes with air conditioning and Zanzibari-style furniture and décor. The rooms also include satellite TV and an electric kettle. The private bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer. Guests can relax by the swimming pool or on the roof-top terrace. The restaurant serves a variety of local Zanzibari and international cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Dhow Palace Hotel is located just 984 feet from Stone Town Beach and 1640 feet from the House of Wonders. The Ferry Port is 0.6 mi away and Zanzibar Airport is 3.1 mi from the hotel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Zanzibar City, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast Info

Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 full bed
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
2 twin beds
Bedroom :
1 full bed
and
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.9
Facilities
8.1
Cleanliness
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Value for money
8.2
Location
9.4
Free Wifi
7.6
High score for Zanzibar City
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Doaa
    Egypt Egypt
    Location was great, near everything. Breakfast was nice but may be needs more varieties everyday as we were bored after few days. The room was nice; a bit small though. The pool was great & clean, room had a lovely view on the pool. The staff are...
  • Stanislav
    Serbia Serbia
    Beautiful hotel, highly recommend a visit for the atmosphere and design
  • Effie
    Canada Canada
    The hotel building has so much history, around 600 years old. Renovations have been done to match historical style.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      African • Indian • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Dairy-free

Amenities of Dhow Palace Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular amenities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Free Wifi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Aerobics
    Off-site
  • Live music/Performance
    Off-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Temporary art galleries
    Off-site
  • Snorkeling
    Off-site
  • Diving
    Off-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – indoor
  • Open all year
Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
    Spa
    • Kids' pool
    • Beauty services
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Fitness center
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • Danish
    • English
    • French
    • Hindi
    • Norwegian
    • Swedish
    • Swahili

    House rules

    Dhow Palace Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Check-out

    From 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 11 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Crib upon request
    Free
    3+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    $30 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club Cash Dhow Palace Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    FAQs about Dhow Palace Hotel

    • Check-in at Dhow Palace Hotel is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Room options at Dhow Palace Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Triple
      • Twin
      • Single
      • Apartment

    • Yes, Dhow Palace Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Dhow Palace Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Dhow Palace Hotel is 1.4 miles from the center of Zanzibar City. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Dhow Palace Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant #1

    • Dhow Palace Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Fitness center
      • Cycling
      • Pool table
      • Game room
      • Snorkeling
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Bike tours
      • Aerobics
      • Temporary art galleries
      • Swimming pool
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Beauty services
      • Walking tours
      • Live music/Performance

    • Guests staying at Dhow Palace Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Buffet

    • The prices at Dhow Palace Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.