"It's a beautiful old building with interesting architecture..."
December 6, 2017
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.2|
|Distance to city center||0.1 km|
|Nearest airport||Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)|
|Distance to airport||7.1 km|
"The stile is unique, the room was big and high ceiling and the staff friendly and helpful."
December 27, 2018
"From the gorgeous interior to friendly and very helpful staff."
January 2, 2019
"The hotel was beautiful and felt really Zanzibarian with friendly helpful staff and a great location."
January 22, 2018
"I found this place very near to all services and in the hub..."
October 25, 2018
Situated in Stone Town, Dhow Palace Hotel is the perfect place to experience Zanzibar and its surroundings. The hotel lies 0.1 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Dhow Palace Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Zanzibar. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, taxi service, ticket service, 24-hour front desk can be enjoyed at the hotel.
22 rooms spread over 3 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, linens, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms can be found in selected rooms. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including outdoor pool, pool (kids), billiards. Dhow Palace Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Zanzibar.
"Great location, helpful and smiling staff."
September 23, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Dhow Palace Hotel
Great position, not great breakfasts ”
The hotel is situated in good position, cleanliness could be better and mediocre breakfast.
Nice place to stay”
It was a pleasure staying at Dhow Palace, with friendly staff, a good breakfast buffet and nice facilities you will be enjoying your time in Stonetown.
Enjoyed everything about Dhow Palace. The welcoming, the rooms, the pool, the beautiful palace and the warm kind and accommodating staff. Asante sana!
The Dhow Palace is a lovely, character filled hotel in a very good location, close to all the main points of interest, restaurants and seafront.
Plenty of room to relax by the pool and in the communal areas, a real haven when returning from sightseeing around Stone Town.
Our time in Stone Town was ruined by Dhow Hotel's scam”
I strongly suggest avoiding this hotel altogether. We booked (and had to pre-pay) one night here at the end of our Zanzibar holiday. Upon arrival we were told that they had no room and we would be transferred elsewhere. They refused to negotiate anything at all, even though I had a child and a very sick travel companion with me. We were hushed out through the back door. The hotel first tried to put us into a very small car where heavy luggage would have been placed against our heads with no straps at all. Getting a more suitable car lasted ages. We finally arrived at the second hotel. It was in the harbour area, the view from the window was cargo and ships. I find hard to imagine what could be more different from the Stone Town charm we had paid for. The episode of transferring hotel lasted the whole day. Furthermore, staff at the second hotel made clear that overbooking and sending clients with pre-paid reservations to lower-level is practiced by Dhow Hotel all the time.
Dhow Palace Hotel blew our minds. From the gorgeous interior to friendly and very helpful staff. We felt like royalty. The rooms were clean and spacious and the breakfast was exquisite. The views from the roof top were something special and the swimming pool added that extra “this place has it all” feel. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and definitely recommend it. Thank you again Dhow Palace.
great, different hotel”
The stile is unique, the room was big and high ceiling and the staff friendly and helpful.,
Superb place at Stone Town ”
I found this place very near to all services and in the hub of city capital Stone Town. Spacious rooms, traditional Zanzibari furniture, quiet at for good night sleep, very helpful and welcoming staff, immaculately cleaned and maintained, well managed property at a low budget rates for all sorts of visitors. Great reception and stay with true Zanzibari hospitality at it's best. Will definitely make this hotel as priority for my next visit to Zanzibar. I highly recommend it for all kinds of visitors to Zanzibar.
Great location, helpful and smiling staff. Kid friendly.
Amazing hotel in StoneTown”
It’s beautiful, it’s perfectly placed, the staff is helpful and I highly recommend this little pearl in StoneTown!
Kitchen/cook needs improve,ent
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.
The hotel was beautiful and felt really Zanzibarian with friendly helpful staff and a great location.
Good location, friendly staff.”
Good location, friendly staff.
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.
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!
Great character, friendly helpful staff, nice pool, good food, super comfortable bed. Will definitely choose next time.
Special hotel in Stone Town”
Very special decoration