• City view
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private Bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe
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Located in the heart of Stone Town. It is located just 1640 feet from the fruit and fish market of Darajan. The air-conditioned rooms all include Zanzibari-style furnishings and are equipped with a fan. The private bathrooms come with a shower. The entire property and all rooms have free wifi. Shaba Boutique Hotel is located only a 2-minute walk from the House of Wonders museum and 5 minutes’ walk from the Fordahani Gardens. Zanzibar International Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Paradise Wilderness
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Zanzibar City, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.0

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Buffet

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Room Type
Number of guests
1 full bed
Bedroom 1:
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Zanzibar City
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Martin
    United States of America United States of America
    The room was very nice and we were very central to stone town, but the best part was the staff. Some of the nicest people you could ask for.
  • Divya
    Australia Australia
    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...
  • Chinyimba
    Zambia Zambia
    The hotel is located right in the heart of Stone Town which was great as I could easily walk to anywhere. The hotel staff were even more amazing, thank you Bianca and Ali for making me feel at home.

Hotel area info

Amenities of Shaba Boutique Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • City view
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wake-up service
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Swahili

House rules

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From 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM


From 5:30 AM to 10:00 AM



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.

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

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

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

An Infrastructure tax was introduced by the Zanzibar government from 1st July 2015. The tax of US$5 per person per day is to be collected by the hotel accommodations from all inhouse guests on behalf of the Zanzibar Revenue Board (ZRB). This amount is payable directly on check-in.

We accept MasterCard and Visa. Please be advised that all credit card payments will incur a surcharge of 3%.

For bookings of up to 5 rooms, a different cancelation policy applies. Cancelations must be made at least 60 days before arrival to avoid a 100% cancelation fee. Additionally, prepayment is required 60 days prior to arrival. Failure to remit payment by the deadline will result in the reservation being released.

When booking 6 rooms or more, a different cancelation policy applies. Prepayment is required immediately, and any cancelation will incur 100% penalties. prior to arrival. Failure to remit payment by the deadline will result in the reservation being released.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about Shaba Boutique Hotel

  • Check-in at Shaba Boutique Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

  • Yes, Shaba Boutique Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Guests staying at Shaba Boutique Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • Buffet

  • Shaba Boutique Hotel is 1.1 miles from the center of Zanzibar City. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Shaba Boutique Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at Shaba Boutique Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Suite