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8.0
Excellent
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location
  • The Seyyida Hotel And Spa60 m
  • Beit el-Sahel70 m
  • Aga Khan Mosque80 m
  • Eco + Culture Tours100 m
  • Tima Tours130 m
  • Ijumaa Mosque190 m
  • Moto Handicrafts190 m
  • House of Wonders200 m
  • Beit el-Ajaib220 m
  • Sama Tours230 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    The Seyyida Hotel and Spa

    Kiponda, Nyumba ya Moto Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, TZ-71110 - See map
    "Lovely boutique hotel with great rooftop especially for the sunset, nice staff."
    Lisa - 10 August 2018
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.3 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.1 rating for service
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.6 facilities on premise
    Very good comfort
    7.6 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

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    Review score - Singapore
    7.8/10
    Room comfort score
    7.6/10
    Location score
    8.7/10
    Room size
    51 sqm.
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Zanzibar properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Zanzibar properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Zanzibar properties
    Bigger than
    97
    %
    of Zanzibar properties
    Value for money7.5
    Distance to city center0.5 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportAbeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
    Distance to airport7.3 km

    Rooms available at The Seyyida Hotel and Spa

    7.6
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Apartment with Pool View
    Apartment with Pool View
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    • Room size: 88 m²/947 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed or 1 king bed or...
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
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    Apartment
    Apartment
    ...
    • Room size: 88 m²/947 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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    Sea View Balcony
    Sea View Balcony
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    • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Balcony Double
    Deluxe Balcony Double
    ...
    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Standard Room
    Deluxe Standard Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Junior Suite Terrace
    Junior Suite Terrace
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 king bed
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    Family Suite
    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 76 m²/818 ft²
    • Partial ocean view
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    Deluxe Courtyard
    Deluxe Courtyard
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 king bed
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    Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms
    Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms
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      What people love about The Seyyida Hotel and Spa

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Location

        "Location is near port."

        Jonathan

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        22 February 2018

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Excellent location."

        Janet M.

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        4 June 2018

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "Fantastic food!"

        Janet M.

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        4 June 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Everything was really great"

      Viktoria

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      13 October 2016

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      Most talked about facilities

      Food & Dining
      2 mentions
      Breakfast
      2 mentions
      Beach
      2 mentions
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      What they offer

      9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Friendly staff."

      Janet M.

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      4 June 2018

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      Nearest essentials

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      Food and dining

      Restaurants on site

      Lulu Lounge
      Cuisine:Indian, International, African
      Menu:Buffet

      What's nearby

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      Reviews of The Seyyida Hotel and Spa from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.5
      Excellent
      From 439 reviews
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      Agoda Reviews (41)Booking.com Reviews (398)
      Rating via Agoda8.0
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      Cleanliness8.3
      Facilities7.6
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality7.6
      Service8.1
      Value for money7.5
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      9+ Exceptional (8)
      8-9 Excellent (5)
      7-8 Very Good (7)
      6-7 Good (5)
      <6 Below Expectation (5)
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      Mar - May (5)
      Jun - Aug (8)
      Sep - Nov (1)
      Dec - Feb (16)
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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Farai from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Junior Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

      Great location and close to all attractions ”

      Vicinity to beach and walkable distance to slave market and restaurants

      Reviewed August 17, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Stephanie from United Arab Emirates
      Couple
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      Love the place and breakfast. The manager was nice.”

      Didnt like the massage otherwise, everthing was good

      Reviewed August 16, 2019
      6.4
      Good
      Lisa from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      Overall alright but can use improvements ”

      Lovely boutique hotel with great rooftop especially for the sunset, nice staff. Massage wasn’t good, they shouldn’t include the name “spa” in the hotel if massages are sub-par. However the lady was nice and provided fantastic tea. The tour guide the hotel lady recommended was also a bit below average, I wasn’t too impressed. But overall a good relaxing place.

      Reviewed August 10, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Janet from Zambia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

      Exceptional”

      Excellent location. Friendly staff. Fantastic food!

      Reviewed June 04, 2018
      6.0
      Britni from United States
      Couple
      Sea View Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      So hot”

      Pro: This hotel is beautiful Con: it is so unbelievably hot. The AC didn’t work in our original room at all. We were moved to a much smaller and more cramped room thereafter where it worked somewhat. But coming off safari and sensitive to heat it was a very big issue for us. Would not stay here, but perhaps would come to their rooftop restaurant for a meal.

      Reviewed March 02, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Jonathan from United Arab Emirates
      Couple
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2018

      Central to Stone Town”

      Location is near port. Entrance is ok except no air when hot. Rooms clean and functional. Rooftops restaurant very nice. Staff great.

      Reviewed February 22, 2018
      6.4
      Good
      Reshmee
      Group
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

      Not what we expected”

      The photos look much better than the actual place. The restaurant is crazy expensive and service was very very slow. It was really difficult to sleep since everything from outside our room could be heard. The staff are friendly but some are slow.

      Reviewed January 02, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Viktoria from Austria
      Couple
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      Very nice breakfast ”

      Everything was really great

      Reviewed October 13, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sakhile from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

      loved this place, clean and central”

      would go back to this hotel

      Reviewed August 04, 2016
      8.3
      Excellent
      Deniz from Turkey
      Couple
      Sea View Balcony
      Stayed 1 night in December 2014

      central”

      very central and cozy hotel. nicely decorated.
      Reviewed September 05, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      STEPHANY from United States
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

      Fantastic location with beautiful views in clean”

      Location, breakfast, service

      We stayed with 2 adults and 2 teenagers, and one of the rooms was upgraded to an ocean view. The staff were very helpful in arranging tours for us, at a much better price that we received at any of the tour companies. Breakfast is delicious and there is a beautiful view. It is walking distance from most of the attractions in Stone town!

      Reviewed July 13, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Beatrice from Norway
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

      Love this hotel”

      Everything

      Beautiful people and beautiful service. Thank you.

      Reviewed May 29, 2015
      5.7
      Marjolein from Netherlands
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2015

      overrated”

      location good.
      Reviewed April 09, 2015
      7.7
      Very good
      Sarah from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

      2 night stay”

      great location, friendly staff and safe feeling.
      Reviewed April 05, 2015
      7.7
      Very good
      Anita from United States
      Group
      Sea View Balcony
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2015

      Nice find. Will come back ”

      Location was perfect. The staff made an effort to make my visit easy and comfortable. And the rooftop view was of the best!

      Overall great place. A touch overpriced but will come back for sure

      Reviewed February 16, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      rachel from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

      Gorgeous boutique hotel in Stone Town”

      Location, comfortable bed, breakfast terrace

      Perfect location for Stone Town. You can easily walk a couple of minutes to the buzzing sea front one way or the alleyways of Stone town the other way. The rooms are lively with an enormous comfy bed and well equipped. The lounge and breakfast terrace has a great view to the sea and the staff are delightful.

      Reviewed January 16, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Mare from United States
      Solo traveler
      Sea View Balcony
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

      Gem of a hide-away”

      rooftop restaurant & lounge, room comfort, location

      Im very glad I discovered this little gem. Stone town has no shortage of charming boutique properties, but the Seyyida was special. Its nestled away near the ferry port and surrounded by interesting ancient fortress-like buildings. It is a bit away from all the tourist shops and touts. When you step out of the hotel front door, you are right in the middle of authentic stone town life. However, the tourists stuff is a short 5 min walk away. The sea-port view view from the roof top restaurant and lounge is great. Breakfast is generous and varied, and the lunch/dinner menu is a bit more sophisticated then other Stone town eateries. Very nice quality food! Do pay a little more and book a seaview terrace room; the others only look out upon a wall. The rooms are so comfortable! The décor is a pleasing mix of traditional east African furnishings mixed with modern, trendy upholstery and touches. The king bed was great, romantic surrounded by mozzie netting. The Air con worked well. there is wifi, but not so good in the rooms. Reception is better up in the restaurant. My only issue was that my room was below the restaurant and they start the breakfast set up at 6 am, so it was very noisy; I wanted to sleep in and enjoy the bed, but each morning I was awoken by the noise upstairs. Unfortunately the spa wasn't functioning while I was there, but you could book an in room massage if you wanted it. There is a small garden courtyard located at the back of the property. I enjoyed my stay, loved the location, and will stay here when next in Zanzibar.

      Reviewed January 05, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      LUCIA from Brazil
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

      Good location”

      Great attention from the staff

      Very good

      Reviewed September 05, 2014
      7.0
      Very good
      Suzanne from Ireland
      Couple
      Deluxe Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

      Great location, beautiful rooftop terrace. ”

      View from rooftop restaurant, rooms are well decorated.

      Great stay, view of stow town is amazing from the rooftop. It's a small boutique hotel and was not great value for money... But it is lovely ... Just expensive

      Reviewed June 26, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      ROB from South Africa
      Couple
      Sea View Balcony
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

      Very comfortable, centrally located.”

      Good value, attentive staff and close to restaurants and local attractions.
      Reviewed June 22, 2014
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