Dhow Palace Hotel occupies the grand former home of a wealthy merchant, held in the family for three generations before its conversion. Right in the heart of Stone Town, the property was transformed in 1993 into one the Stone Town’s most attractive and atmospheric small hotels, with a new wing added in 2005.
Behind a pair of heavy, carved wooden doors, Dhow Palace Hotel is a living museum, brimming with priceless art, historic artefacts and ornate period furniture. Its 30 guestrooms are romantically decorated with items such as four-poster beds draped in mosquito netting and sunken tiled baths. Most rooms have a private wooden veranda with intricately carved railings, while some face ancient Stone Town and the stunning Indian Ocean beyond.
Facilities at this boutique hotel include a small swimming pool, a courtyard restaurant and a rooftop terrace where you can taste Zanzibari cuisine while watching a famous island sunset.