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8.7
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Breakfast4
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location
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  • House of Wonders350 m
  • 4-star Hotel
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    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

    90 / 90A Shanghani, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 0000 - See map
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    "The front desk team was always such a pleasure to talk to, the room was comfortable and the roof top just hard to beat."
    Maria - February 29, 2016
    Exceptional comfort
    9.8 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.3 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    • Free airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Zanzibar in the last 24 hoursCompared to 755 Zanzibar properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center0.5 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportAbeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
    Distance to airport7.3 km

    Rooms available at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

    9.8
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    King Deluxe Room
    King Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Two Double Beds Guest Room
    Two Double Beds Guest Room
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 double beds
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    KING ONE BEDROOM SUITE
    KING ONE BEDROOM SUITE
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    King Guest Room
    King Guest Room
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    King Accessible Guest Room
    King Accessible Guest Room
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    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Double or Twin
    Double or Twin
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Double or Twin Guest Room
    Double or Twin Guest Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    King, Suite, 1 Bedroom
    King, Suite, 1 Bedroom
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Double
    Double
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town?

        Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town?

        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Zanzibar with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

        What is the smoking policy at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town?

        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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        What people love about Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Breakfast

          "The facilies and breakfast were very good"

          Jihye

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          February 8, 2018

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Location

          "Great location, nice breakfast with view."

          Caterina

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          July 11, 2017

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "Staff were awesome."

          Fahad

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          October 1, 2017

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        Room comfort score
        9.8/10
        Cleanliness score
        9.3/10
        Review score - United States
        8.9/10
        Value for money score
        8.5/10
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        Overall rating:
        8.7
        Excellent
        48 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.3
        Facilities
        8.1
        Location
        8.7
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        What travelers say they love:
        Overall satisfied with my stay and I recommend it.
        Fahad from Oman
        Solo traveler
        More about Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

        More about Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

        Well-placed in the culture, sightseeing, restaurants area of Zanzibar city, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only 0.5 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

        At Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town , the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

        In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, linens, air conditioning, desk, satellite/cable TV to please the most discerning guest. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Zanzibar.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast
        5 mentions
        Swimming Pool
        1 mention

        What they offer

        9.7
        Exceptional

        "Very well managed and very welcoming place!"

        Maria

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        February 29, 2016

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        Nearest essentials

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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        Continental
        Halal
        Vegetarian

        Restaurants on site

        Taarab Restaurant
        Cuisine:International
        Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

        What's nearby

        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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        Reviews of Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (48)Booking.com Reviews (352)
        8.7
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        10
        Cleanliness9.3
        Facilities8.1
        Location8.7
        Room comfort and quality9.8
        Service8.9
        Value for money8.5
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        9+ Exceptional (14)
        8-9 Excellent (10)
        7-8 Very Good (0)
        6-7 Good (0)
        <6 Below Expectation (2)
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        8.8
        Excellent
        Mark from Australia
        Solo traveler
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

        Nice central hotel”

        I enjoyed my time here. There is a resturant on the top floor that allows for good sunset views while enjoying nice food and beverages. Staff are attentive. Nice easy walk to most locations in stone town.

        Reviewed November 25, 2019

        Thank you Mark for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the overall experience and service to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future! Sincerely, Mary

        Responded March 10, 2020
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Neil from Australia
        Family with teens
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

        Exceptional”

        Met the GM and DGM during the visit, both very service oriented making sure guests we well looked after. This hotel is in a great location in Stonetown - excellent value for money

        Reviewed October 14, 2019

        Thank you Neil for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the overall experience and service to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future! Sincerely, Mary

        Responded March 10, 2020
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        9.2
        Exceptional
        nancy from United States
        Group
        Two Double Beds Guest Room
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

        Fabulous location.”

        They come on your room at night to spray for bugs, it would be better if they used nets like most of the other hotels do, no one wants to smell that spray. The breakfast buffet isn't worth $15. We ordered from the menu and just like most other places in Zanzibar it took forever to get something simple like eggs and toast plus the order was usually wrong. All this said I would stay there again because of the location.

        Reviewed July 16, 2019

        Dear Nancy, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your review with us. We sincerely appreciate you feedback. First of all, let me thank you for taking the time to express your true concerns and I would like to apologize for the inconvenience the turn down services we provide at 6pm had caused you during your holidays in our hotel. What the housekeeping ladies do is spray the room for any mosquitoes may have come into your room for preventive measure but not bugs. We are very sorry for the disappointing experience you had with breakfast. We take your comments very seriously. Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you and we are all looking forward to be of service to you during your next zanzibari visit. Best regards, Mary

        Responded July 23, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Melinda from Australia
        Solo traveler
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

        Great hotel”

        Staff were always ready and willing to help with any matter, breakfast buffet was amazing, very convenient location for wandering around Stone Town, bed was sooooo comfortable (especially after I’d just come from climbing Kili), rooms big and spacious, overall great experience!!!

        Reviewed February 08, 2019

        Thank you Melinda for sharing your feedback with other travelers. We were happy to be of service and we will be happy to welcome you once again in the near future. Best regards, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        8.8
        Excellent
        Matthew from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

        Nice hotel”

        The hotel is to Hilton standards and holds a lot of character in its setting.

        Reviewed October 31, 2018

        Thank you Matthew for sharing your feedback with other travelers. We were happy to be of service and we will be happy to welcome you once again in the near future. Best regards, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        8.8
        Excellent
        Jihye from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        King Accessible Guest Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2018

        Excellent”

        The facilies and breakfast were very good

        Reviewed February 08, 2018

        Thank you Jihye for sharing your feedback with other travelers. We were happy to be of service and we will be happy to welcome you once again in the near future. Best regards, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        8.4
        Excellent
        Fahad from Oman
        Solo traveler
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

        Clean hotel with lovely staff”

        Hotel was great, when checking in loved the welcoming cookie, it was delicious. Room was clean. Staff were awesome. Good variations of food in buffet. Personally Didn't like the location of the hotel, wished it was near the beach, no swimming pool and gym was with little machines. Overall satisfied with my stay and I recommend it.

        Reviewed October 01, 2017

        Thank you Fahad for sharing your feedback with other travelers. We were happy to be of service and we will be happy to welcome you once again in the near future. Best regards, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        8.4
        Excellent
        Caterina from Australia
        Couple
        King Accessible Guest Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2017

        Easy & great location!”

        Great location, nice breakfast with view. Staff were really lovely & were able to organize tours & transfers really easily for us. Would recommend for a stay in Stone Town

        Reviewed July 11, 2017

        Thank you Caterina for sharing your feedback with other travelers. We were happy to be of service and we will be happy to welcome you once again in the near future. Best regards, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        5.6
        harold from United States
        Business traveler
        Two Double Beds Guest Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

        rough start”

        Received a really nce room. The room itself is very large and very clean and nice. I was very surprised with the size of the room. The bathroom is also very clean and large and again very pleased. The breakfast is basic, the location is conveninently nestled away in a quiet area in Stone Town, but stil in the middle of it so a great balance in terms of location. The only issue was I had left the room after checking in to get some food. on return I found the door completely open and left ajar. Thanfully nothing was missing. I complained to the front desk and asked if housekeeping entered the room? They said they would check, but after 2 days absolutely no reponse. Another complaint and another no answer. Very upset about the service and staff. I expect more from Hilton...

        Reviewed June 08, 2017

        Dear Harold, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and are very sorry we fell short in meeting and exceeding your expectations of an exceptional stay. We are reviewing your comments with our team as we continually work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will consider staying with us in the future and allowing us the opportunity to restore your faith in our hotel. Thank you again for your time and feedback. Sincerely, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        8.4
        Excellent
        Lijie from China
        Couple
        King Accessible Guest Room
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

        Nice”

        Friendly staffs,clean,comfortable.but was not good to lived in the G floor.

        Reviewed July 29, 2016

        Thank you Lijie for taking your time and sharing with us your feedback. We hope your Zanzibar experience was memorable and we will be happy to host you once again in the near future. Best regards, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Maria from Czech Republic
        Solo traveler
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

        Great welcome to a great island”

        Lovely staff, great location and highly comfortable beds!

        This was the first hotel I've stayed in after arriving to Zanzibar and what a great choice it was! The front desk team was always such a pleasure to talk to, the room was comfortable and the roof top just hard to beat. Very well managed and very welcoming place!

        Reviewed February 29, 2016

        Thank you Maria for taking your time and sharing with us your feedback. We hope your Zanzibar experience was memorable and we will be happy to host you once again in the near future. Best regards, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Bhasker from India
        Solo traveler
        Two Double Beds Guest Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2015

        Perfect location in Stone Town”

        Cleanliness Helpful staff location

        Can't fault except on one major goof up and no remedial action! My booking ws done by Agoda.com and paid as such to Agoda. The hotel staff charged my credit card $ 220 for the stay without my knowledge. Once I found out their mistake, told them to correct and reverse charge by crediting same amount to my card. They said sorry it will take 4 to 5 days, some banking excuses given for delaying paying back their mistake!!!! This is not expected of Hilton Group!! Saying sorry is fine but hello you made mistake, reimbusrse me immediately my money!! And they could have said sorry in so many ways, not just saying so!!

        Reviewed September 23, 2015

        Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and are very sorry we fell short in meeting and exceeding your expectations of an exceptional stay. We are reviewing your comments with our team as we continually work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will consider staying with us in the future and allowing us the opportunity to restore your faith in our hotel. Thank you again for your time and feedback. Sincerely, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Trond from Norway
        Couple
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2015

        Great vacation”

        Location, attentive staff, room cleanliness
        Reviewed August 26, 2015

        Thank you Trond for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the overall experience to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future! Sincerely, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Pablo from Chile
        Couple
        Two Double Beds Guest Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

        The best place in Stone Town”

        Best location, clean, comfortable

        Our stay was perfect! The staff was very friendly (specially Francis from the restaurant that gave us free Swahilli lessons during the breakfast). The hotel has the perfect and very safe location in Stone Town (walking distance to everywhere), it is really clean and the staff was extremely friendly. Congratulations for this nice place!!!

        Reviewed August 13, 2015

        Thank you Pablo for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the overall experience to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future! Sincerely, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Johanna from United States
        Solo traveler
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

        Best choice for comfort for the price”

        Great location; amazingly comfortable; wonderful staff

        If you want an "authentic" Stone Town hotel, that's not the DoubleTree. But if you want a clean, comfortable, lovely place that caters to your every need - all for less than $100/night - stay here. I've stayed here on both trips to Zanzibar and Id stay again. The view from the top floor restaurant is beautiful, the hotel is peaceful and quiet, the staff truly wonderful, and the rooms make the dirt and grime of stone town touring wash away. Thank you DoubleTree for another amazing stay!

        Reviewed August 12, 2015

        Thank you Johanna for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the overall experience to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future! Sincerely, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Lana from United States
        Family with young children
        King Accessible Guest Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

        Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Stay”

        Rooms, Location, Staff

        My family and I (2 small children) thoroughly enjoyed out stay. The location of the hotel was perfect as it was a short waking distance from the beach, restaurants and some historic sites. The staff were very helpful, friendly and accommodating. They had a smile on their faces the whole time and they were very welcoming. The rooms were spotless clean and comfortable. The decor of the room was tasteful and we enjoyed the coffee and tea selections that they offered in the room. My kids enjoyed their stay despite the fact that they did not have a swimming pool. They did not seem to mind at all. The view from the fifth floor where we had our breakfast was just lovely. I would definitely recommend this hotel to people who want to stay in Stone Town for a few nights.

        Reviewed April 11, 2015

        Thank you Lana for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the overall experience to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future! Sincerely, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Murtaza from Tanzania
        Couple
        Two Double Beds Guest Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

        nice”

        good location, great roof top restaurant, nice atmosphere

        Very nice

        Reviewed March 28, 2015

        Thank you Murtaza for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the overall experience to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future! Sincerely, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Salim from India
        Business traveler
        Two Double Beds Guest Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2015

        Beautiful inside yet maintaining the stone town fe”

        Bed, room size, toilet

        Excellent

        Reviewed January 21, 2015

        Thank you Salim for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the overall experience to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future! Sincerely, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        8.7
        Excellent
        Abiola from Nigeria
        Solo traveler
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

        Neat hotel, in the heart of town & friendly staff”

        Neatness, hospitable and friendly staff

        The location is not directly in front of the sea but the sea is a 2minutes walk from it. I received a delicious warm cookie on check-in My room was ready. wifi worked for most of my stay there. Lots of complimentary items in the room and the bed, pillow, duvet and beddings were really comfortable. I almost didn't want to leave my bed. I had breakfast once but i was feeling sick so i wasn't really excited even though the meal was good. Staff also checked up on how my health fared later. Hotel is in close (walking distance) proximity to Stonetown attractions, shops, and the Indian ocean. I appreciated the presence of their Security staff on the alleys around the hotel. They helped me arrange airport dropoff ($15) and the driver, Amis was also very good to me. Henry and the manager also assisted in tracking a parcel that was in my previous hotel. I had a good short stay. downer: The hotel is sandwiched very tightly by buildings on every side, I think it's only the restaurant and rooms on the 5th floor that have a seaview.” Probably due to size and location, They didn't have a spa or pool and i was discouraged when i tried to use the gym, probably the AirCon didn't circulate well or needs to be serviced or because i was also feeling sick.

        Reviewed August 30, 2014

        Thank you Abiola for taking a moment to share your experience. I am happy to hear you found the overall experience to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future! Sincerely, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
        Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
        8.7
        Excellent
        Marine from France
        Couple
        King Guest Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

        Très bel hôtel bien situé”

        La location est parfaite, situé à côté des principaux hôtels et totalement sécurisée. On peut se promener toute la journée autour de l'hôtel sans aucun soucis. La chambre est spacieuse et confortable.

        Nous sommes restés deux jours à Stone Town ou nous avons pu marcher a loisir autour des principales attractions. L'hôtel permet aussi de se relaxer avec une très bonne literie.

        Reviewed October 06, 2015

        Thank you Marine for taking your time and sharing with us your feedback. We hope your Zanzibar experience was memorable and we will be happy to host you once again in the near future. Best regards, Mary

        Responded September 01, 2019
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