Dhow Palace Hotel
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9.2
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Dhow Palace Hotel

Recently renovated
Exceptional location
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8.2
Recommended by 92% of guests
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

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8.0
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Room comfort & quality
Twin Room
Twin Room
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  • City view
  • 64 m²/689 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • City view
  • 64 m²/689 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room
Triple Room
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  • City view
  • 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • 3 single beds
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Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Single Room with Bath
Single Room with Bath
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  • 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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8.2
Excellent
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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities8.4
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.5
Value for money8.1
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8.4
Adrianus from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
Excellent”
Kitchen/cook needs improve,ent
Reviewed May 30, 2018
8.0
azemiyah from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
Overbooked on first night but otherwise pleasant place”
A messup on the hotel's end led them to overbook guests so we were placed in the nearby Zanzibar Hotel. As a note, our Zanzibar Hotel room was very airy and wide and had a large photogenic blue-tiled tub and fun breakfast staff. Dhow Palace Hotel's interior is beautiful; a nice inner courtyard with antiques strewn about. The pool was beautiful and we went for a pleasant dip in the evening. The staff were kind and the breakfast was good and entertaining because some tourists toured the inside of the hotel while we ate. The location was near the main street and even nearer to a wonderful Chinese restaurant with good seafood that stayed open quite late. The room itself was a bit small and dark but it was clean and cool and the TV had plenty of English language channels. Very pleasant stay but highly recommend to check ahead before check-in.
Reviewed April 03, 2018
9.6
Cat from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
Exceptional”
The hotel was beautiful and felt really Zanzibarian with friendly helpful staff and a great location.
Reviewed January 22, 2018
9.6
Baudouin from Belgium
Solo traveler
Single Room with Bath
Stayed 9 nights in December 2017
Good location, friendly staff.”
Good location, friendly staff.
Reviewed December 22, 2017
10.0
Kathryn from United States
Family with teens
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
Great Hotel in the Heart of Stone Town”
If you want to feel as if you were really in Zanzibar, this is the place. It's a beautiful old building with interesting architecture and old-world furnishings The staff was very welcoming and helpful, especially with my six Tanzanian students. The rooms were comfortable, well-appointed, and clean. The breakfast buffet was large and good. I arranged a reasonably-priced walking city tour through the front desk, and the guide was excellent. You must climb stairs to the rooms, but I believe they are installing an elevator.
Reviewed December 06, 2017
10.0
Kathryn from United States
Family with teens
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
Beautiful old property in heart of Stone Town.”
If you want to feel as if you're really in Stone Town, Zanzibar, this is the place. Lovely, interesting old building with dark woodwork and furniture, and interesting twists and turns of stairs and hallways. Courtyard pool. Another courtyard has a fountain. Very friendly, welcoming staff. Big breakfast with all the trimmings. Good AC and wifi. Clean rooms and comfortable beds. We loved it!
Reviewed November 27, 2017
9.6
Brian from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2017
Great choice”
Great character, friendly helpful staff, nice pool, good food, super comfortable bed. Will definitely choose next time.
Reviewed August 27, 2017
8.8
Yong from China
Family with teens
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
Special hotel in Stone Town”
Very special decoration
Reviewed October 20, 2016
7.6
Aliasghar from United States
Group
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
Excellent”
Need elevator.
Reviewed October 16, 2016
6.0
Ramolokwane from South Africa
Group
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Great value for money. ”
The shower was so bad - trickles off a few drops at a time. Breakfast quality ok-ish. Super high beds. Not recommended for physically challenged people in any way or form. We loved the pool and proximity (walking distance) to the key attractions in Stone Town.
Reviewed March 01, 2016
7.7
Wyatt from United States
Family with young children
Triple Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2015
Quaint local flavor in a nice Stone Town location”
A great location, with nice amenities, near good shopping and restaurants
We had a nice big room with three beds, which was more than enough room for the three of us. The hotel has a nice pool, and it is near good restaurants, and it is close to the sea. We were able to arrange some excursions through the hotel and they were enjoyed by all. The only downside was the food, and the fact that there wasn't alcohol served (which isn't that big of a deal).
Reviewed October 01, 2015
6.3
Hasnain from Tanzania
Business traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2014
Reasonable - could be better!”
Location - walking distance from everything
Overall, the staff we friendly but I was not so happy with the breakfast and cleanliness of the hotel. The bathrooms seem old and I had to have a cold shower as there was a problem with the shower faucet.
Reviewed September 30, 2014
8.3
nassim from United States
Group
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
An amazing island with so many must dos”
Friendly staff, historical building and antique furniture, large beautiful rooms
Our stay was excellent, great location and beautiful architecture. we highly recommend it.
Reviewed July 15, 2014
8.3
Phil from United Kingdom
Couple
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014
Fabulous old world setting with modern facilities”
Decor Pool Location
Reviewed June 21, 2014
6.3
PRINSLOO from South Africa
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2014
comfortable. easy access to attractions”
nice clean swimming pool
Reviewed April 19, 2014
7.3
Mark from Philippines
Solo traveler
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014
Good place”
Huge rooms
Good rooms, and huge. Not so good food. Just OK.
Reviewed April 09, 2014
5.0
Ronald from Brazil
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2014
ok. but that's it.”
location, pool.
besides the location, the pool and that the building used to be a palace (the architecture is pretty nice), i don't understand the other reviews. the breakfast is poor, our room was smelling, the furniture is extremely old (not in a nice way). definitely too expensive for what you get!!! but maybe all hotels in zanzibar are like this.
Reviewed February 18, 2014
7.3
Robert from Netherlands
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2014
Nice big room, balcony, wifi, centrally located.”
Big room, wifi, centrally located.
Pleasant stay in Dhow Palace Hotel. Disadvantage there is no elevator.
Reviewed January 26, 2014
9.7
Ilya from Russia
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2014
Very good”
Design, Location, & Design again
Reviewed January 14, 2014
8.3
Christian from Denmark
Family with teens
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2013
Excellent location - spacious rooms, nice interior”
The good central location in Stonetown. Spacious rooms and good service.
We upgraded to a spacious family room with nice balcony and view of Stonetown. This hotel exceeded our expectations and made us consider prolonging our stay.
Reviewed January 03, 2014
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