Zanzibar Palace Hotel

This award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town is within walking distance to all the sights, including the Old Fort, the House of Wonders and the Hamamni Persian baths. Set within a tall, narrow building, Zanzibar Palace Hotel has just three rooms on each of its three floors. Inside each one is a story of Zanzibar’s history – an exotic combination of Arabian, Indian and English designs. Expect antiques, Persian rugs, rich silks and beautifully carved shutters or doors.

The cool, air-conditioned lobby invites relaxation after a spice tour or an exploration of the city. The onsite restaurant specialises in fresh seafood and game meats, while the bar offers a selection of cocktails and fine wines.

There is also a wonderful spa at the Zanzibar Palace Hotel, offering a wide selection of treatments and therapies. This is an ideal place to soothe bodies tired from hiking through monkey-filled forests, scuba diving offshore coral reefs or wandering the interesting city streets.


How to get to Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Zanzibar International Airport is 20 minutes’ flight from Dar es Salaam. Zanzibar Palace Hotel is 9km or approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the airport.

Activities at Zanzibar Palace Hotel

  • Stone Town tour
  • Spice tours
  • Spa treatments

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Zanzibar Palace Hotel Highlights

  • A character-filled boutique hotel
  • In the heart of Zanzibar’s World Heritage-listed Stone Town
  • Small and intimate, with personalised service
  • Just 9 rooms tastefully decorated with antiques and Persian rugs
  • A charming onsite restaurant and well-stocked bar

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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

This award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town is within walking distance to all the sights. Expect antiques, Persian rugs, rich silks and beautifully carved



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