Dhow Palace Hotel

Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar 1052, Tanzania
+255 242 233 012

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8.5

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Dhow Palace Hotel - Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Distance to city center 0.7 mi
Location rating 9.7

Rooms

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Double Rooms

$72+

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Standard Rooms

$102+

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  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.0

    Beautiful restored and refurbished Arabic “city palace”. Not direct at the the sea but very good located at the old city. Fantastic staff!

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  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    Hotel is very beautiful, has its own history. We had a beautiful room on the top, with wonderful view of city and sea. Room was very spacious and the shower with no ceiling really impressed us. You can enjoy sunsets on roof terrace, or observe city rooftops with a cup of tea. Also tried the pool, which was lovely. Breakfast was good. Location - perfect. Close to tourist agency, pharmacy, many souvenir shops and restaurants.

    On our stay there were quite a few rains with wind, so there were some water leaking through wooden windows.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    8.8

    The hospitality and friendliness of the staff. The general running of the hotel.

    The stairs.

  • Okay
    Oct 2019
    5.0

    Beautiful old building with interesting pieces of antique furniture, proximity to the historical center

    Bathroom had a terrible smell, the room was quite small, breakfast was average with some of the food obviously gone bad, some of the personnel was friendly, others seemed like they were doing us a favor by working there, overall the warm hospitality we encountered everywhere else in Zanzibar was completely missing. Overpriced.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    8.3

    The view from balcony was very nice. The location is really good. We had issue with the hot water in the shower but they helped us by providing bigger room. All the rooms hav beautiful balcony with a swimming pool view. We had a room with two balcony. One with street view and another with swimming pool view. Will come again.

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Overview

With a stay at Dhow Palace Hotel in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), you'll be a 5-minute walk from Shangani Beach and 5 minutes by foot from Old Fort. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.5 Excellent

based on 882 reviews

10.0

Beach

9.7

Location

5.3

Food

0.7

Bar

Things to Know

  • Nice building
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Stylish hotel

Check in

12:00 PM

Check out

10:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
Car rental
Concierge service
Room service
Game room
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free parking
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Elevator
Library
Business center
Bar/Lounge
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child services (surcharge)
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Currency exchange on-site
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Hot tub

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