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Dhow Palace Hotel
4 stars

Dhow Palace Hotel

397400 Kenyatta Road / Baghani Street, Stone Town Zanzibar, Tanzania, Zanzibar 1052, Tanzania
Zanzibar, Tanzania
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8.1
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based on 1969 reviews
1,969 reviews
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About Dhow Palace Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free

Situated in Zanzibar Town, Dhow Palace Hotel provides 4-star accommodation, as well as an indoor pool. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

A 24-hour reception, a car rental desk and babysitting/child services are just some of the convenient services at the hotel. In sunny weather, an outdoor terrace offers a nice spot to relax.

Dhow Palace Hotel offers peaceful rooms equipped with a refrigerator and a hair dryer.

Guests staying at the hotel can sit down to a unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, ideally based for those who want to stay close when looking for a bite to eat. In the evening, guests are able to relax in the cozy lounge bar.

The area around Dhow Palace Hotel has a range of cafés and restaurants. Zanzibar International Airport is within a 10-minute drive.

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Amenities at Dhow Palace Hotel

  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine

General

  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Quiet street view
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view

Basics

  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Dining

  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Beauty salon
  • Pool table

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Walk-in shower

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Complimentary breakfast

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Drying rack for clothing

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV

Bedroom

  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Pool

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony

Fitness

  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center

Workspace

  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Safe

Reviews of Dhow Palace Hotel

8.1
Very good1,969 verified reviews
16.6Couples
12.7Solo
15.9Families
6.2Friends
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9.1Wonderful
Anonymous, Jan 2017

Pros. This is a very unique and beautiful hotel...They take care of a lot of little details. I believe it was a little pricey - but it was also during the holiday season. Some nickel and diing- too much for taxis and so forth - ut a kind and attentive staff.

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What are the pros of staying at Dhow Palace Hotel?

The staff is amazing, the location is excellent, the rooms are authentic, the breakfast is good, and there is a nice pool.

What are the cons of staying at Dhow Palace Hotel?

They don't serve alcohol, the breakfast room can be noisy, and some guests found the pillows uncomfortable with quick hot water depletion.

What can I expect from the rooms at Dhow Palace Hotel?

The rooms are spacious, clean, and authentic with a refrigerator and a hair dryer. Some guests found the mosquito net to be not well-matched to the room's character.

Is parking available at Dhow Palace Hotel?

Yes, the hotel offers free parking and shuttle services for an additional charge.

When is the best time to visit Dhow Palace Hotel?

The high season is in December, offering a great time to experience the hotel's beautiful architecture and enjoy the beach access and pool.

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They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests and hotel information to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

Opt for a Room with a Pool View

Several guests recommended choosing a room with a view of the pool, as it provides a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere.

Consider Bringing Cash

Some guests suggested paying in advance whenever possible, as payments for restaurant bills at the reception were mentioned to be charged with unfavorable exchange rates when converted to USD.

Explore Nearby Attractions on Foot

The hotel's central location in Stone Town allows for easy access to nearby attractions, making it convenient for guests to explore the area on foot.

Be Mindful of Noise

While the hotel's location is praised for its centrality, some guests noted that certain rooms may be susceptible to noise from the city, particularly those facing the street.

Check Room Amenities

Several guests recommended checking room amenities, such as the availability of furniture for clothes and the functionality of air conditioning, to ensure a comfortable stay.

Consider the Hotel's Historical Charm

Guests appreciated the hotel's historical building and antique furniture, which added to the overall charm and atmosphere of the stay.

Plan for Breakfast

While some guests enjoyed the breakfast, others found it to be disappointing, suggesting that visitors may want to consider alternative breakfast options.

Be Aware of Room Features

Some guests mentioned specific room features, such as high beds and the presence of stairs, which could be important considerations for travelers with reduced mobility or children.

Take Advantage of the Indoor Pool

The hotel's indoor pool was highlighted as a pleasant surprise, providing a relaxing retreat within the city center.

Engage with Friendly Staff

Numerous guests praised the helpful and friendly nature of the hotel staff, emphasizing their willingness to assist with various needs throughout the stay.

Location

397400 Kenyatta Road / Baghani Street, Stone Town Zanzibar, Tanzania, Zanzibar 1052

What's nearby

  • Stone Town Beach313 yd
  • Old Fort369 yd
  • Forodhani Gardens422 yd
  • House of Wonders0.3 mi
  • Slave Chambers0.3 mi
  • Stone Town0.3 mi
  • Christ Church0.4 mi
  • Livingstone's House1.1 mi
  • Nakupenda Beach2.7 mi
  • Changuu Island3.4 mi
  • Cheetah's Rock7.2 mi
  • Chumbe Island8 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 12:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Dhow Palace Hotel

Low season

May

High season

February

Average price (weeknight)

$79

Average price (weekend night)

$84
Cheapest month to stay with an average 32% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 46% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Dhow Palace Hotel

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Top tips for your stay at Dhow Palace Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Dhow Palace Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in May and August.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Dhow Palace Hotel, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Thursday. The most expensive day is usually Monday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Dhow Palace Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $65, while the most expensive was $122.
  • How long should you stay at Dhow Palace Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Dhow Palace Hotel

  • Where is Dhow Palace Hotel located?

    Dhow Palace Hotel is located at 397400 Kenyatta Road / Baghani Street, Stone Town Zanzibar, Tanzania, 0.7 miles from the center of Zanzibar. Stone Town Beach is the closest landmark to Dhow Palace Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Dhow Palace Hotel?

    Check-in time is 12:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Dhow Palace Hotel.

  • Does Dhow Palace Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Dhow Palace Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Dhow Palace Hotel offer free parking?

    Yes, Dhow Palace Hotel offers free parking.

  • How far is Dhow Palace Hotel from the airport?

    Dhow Palace Hotel is 4.8 miles from Zanzibar Kisauni. Dhow Palace Hotel is 49.2 miles from Dar Es Salaam.

  • Does Dhow Palace Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, Dhow Palace Hotel has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Dhow Palace Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Dhow Palace Hotel in Zanzibar and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Dhow Palace Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Dhow Palace Hotel.

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Good to know

Value for money

8.2

Distance to city center

0.7 mi

Nearest Airport

Zanzibar Kisauni

Distance to airport

4.8 mi