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Tembo House Hotel - Zanzibar - Pool
Tembo House Hotel
8.2 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Zanzibar Serena Hotel - Zanzibar - Pool
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
8.7 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Maru Maru Hotel
8.1 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
8.9 Very good
Free Wi-Fi

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Top tips for finding Zanzibar hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Zanzibar, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Zanzibar in April and May.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Zanzibar if you stay on a Friday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 52 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Zanzibar hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Zanzibar found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $27, while the most expensive was $236.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Zanzibar for 4 days.
  • Zanzibar City is served by Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which is conveniently located around 3.1 miles south of the city. However, if you don’t feel like making the drive into the city, one hotel option near the airport is the Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins. In addition to being close to the airport, the hotel also has a private beach area and dock.
  • In addition to the chain hotels in Zanzibar City, there are also a number of small boutique hotels. One good option in Stone Town is Dhow Palace Hotel. The hotel is styled after an old Arabian manor with arched windows and balconies outside many of the rooms. Additionally, there is an inner courtyard with a pool and lounge area.
  • Looking for beachside resorts and hotels in Zanzibar City? The neighborhood of Vuga is a great area to check out. Africa House Hotel is one of the beachside hotels in Vuga and along with the stunning ocean views, the hotel also offers a bar and lounge and bike rentals.
  • Zanzibar City is split into eastern and western sides by Creek Road. West Zanzibar is the more popular of the two among tourists but there are also hotels on the eastside. For example, Island Paradise Inn is one of the hotel options in East Zanzibar.
  • Zanzibar City has plenty of 5-star resorts that are sure to please even the most expecting of guests. For instance, Zanzibar Serena Hotel sits right on the beach and offers amenities like luxurious spa facilities and a terraced lounge area with a pool overlooking the coast.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Zanzibar

  • What neighborhoods have the most “character” in Zanzibar City?

    Shangani is one of the westernmost neighborhoods in Stone Town bordering the seaside. It is also a very popular area for hotels and resorts like the Beyt Al Salaam and Al Johari Zanzibar. The area is also a popular tourism hub because of the colonial era buildings like the Old Fort.

  • Where is best to stay in Zanzibar City with children?

    Many of the most family-friendly are located on the coast in Stone Town where hotels like the Tembo House Hotel & Apartments are found. Some of the fun amenities available at the Tembo House Hotel & Apartments include a swimming pool and game room. The hotel also has a terraced eating area overlooking the ocean.

  • Where is best to look for budget hotels in Zanzibar City?

    Kenyatta Road is a hotspot for cheap hotels in Zanzibar City and it also conveniently runs down the heart of Stone Town. Hotels in the area include Al-Minar Hotel and Mazsons Hotel. Additionally, both hotels are just a five-minute walk from Shangani Beach.

  • Where to stay in Zanzibar City for business travelers?

    The northside of Stone Town is a great area for business travelers because of its central location and ease of access to major roads like Mizingani Road and Shangani Road. Business hotels in the area include the DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, which features a dedicated business center. The hotel is also only 0.5 miles from the Zanzibar Ferry Terminal.

  • What are the best hotels near Stone Town?

    Tembo House Hotel, Zanzibar Serena Hotel and Maru Maru Hotel are very popular with users who want to stay within walking distance of Stone Town.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Zanzibar?

    The average price of a double room in Zanzibar is $148, but it varies considerably depending on location, facilities, and seasonality. In the last 3 days, KAYAK users have found double rooms for as cheap as $14.

  • How much is a hotel in Zanzibar for tonight?

    In the last 3 hours, users have found Zanzibar hotels for tonight for as low as $14. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $15 and 4-star hotels from $59.

  • How much is a hotel in Zanzibar for this weekend?

    The cheapest hotel room in Zanzibar for the upcoming weekend found on KAYAK in the last 3 days was for $18 per night. For the same dates, 3-star hotel rooms have been found for as low as $18 per night and 4-star hotel rooms from $57 per night.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Zanzibar?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Zanzibar with free breakfast. Hotels with free breakfast in Zanzibar include Safirablu Luxury Resort & Villas, Chumbe Island Coral Park, and Upendo Beach Boutique Hotel Zanzibar.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Zanzibar?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Zanzibar districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Zanzibar city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Zanzibar hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Zanzibar that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Kisiwa House, Mizingani Seafront Hotel and Dhow Palace Hotel.

Where to stay in Zanzibar?

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