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Nungwi Dreams by Mantis
Nungwi,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
"This hotel summed up my whole experience of Zanzibar. Amazing, Simply kick ass amazing. One other thing that impressed me, was that as we were walking towards the breakfast area, i think the hotel concierge spoke to us in french, the fact that they thought we were french was also impressive, being arab and all, Merci beaucoup pour votre hospitalité "
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8.7

Excellent

210 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 213
Tembo House Hotel And Apartments
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Pets allowed
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Shuttle service
  8. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
"My wife and I flew into Zanzibar and spent our first 3 days in Stone Town The first night Tembo put us in the Tembo Apartments which is in a separate building across the street without a view of the Zanzibar Channel. The desk manager promised to move us and the next 2 nights we were in Room 026 which was a fantastic corner suite with balcony overlooking the Channel. Tembo is short walk to old Fort and Wonder House Boats to Prison Island tortoise sanctuary leave from in front of the hotel No alcohol at Hotel restaurant but there are other venues literally next door Hyatt Hotel is next door as well Book Tembo water view and you will be pleased"
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8.5

Excellent

477 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 131
Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort - All Inclusive
Nungwi,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Kids club
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
" this is really a lovely resort, with two restaurants, friendly staff (although they are partly friendly because they want your tips...) and nice rooms. Our room (E33) was new and very modern. My big problem was, that it had white curtains - so a lot of light in the room as soon as the sun rises... This really bothered me... Other than that we had a great time - nice hotel activities with two tours a week to the nearby village and school (bring school supplies with you, they really need them...). The pools are great and the beachfront is absolutely beautiful. In order to get to the water, you'll have to go through the guys attempting to sell things, if you are not interested, you mustn't be rude, but you must be very assertive! Food is OK, lunch could be better (go to the hotels cliff restaurant for lunch, it's better) and we didn't like the desserts"
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8.8

Excellent

243 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 326
Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique Hotel
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Car park
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Kids club
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"I was extremely impressed with the 3 nights I spent at the Zanzibar Grand Palace. The room was excellent with good facilities and very comfortable. The hotel is fantastically designed and the rooftop restaurant is a wonderful spot. The location is great being close to both Forodhani Gardens and Darajani Markets but being very peaceful and quiet. I had a wonderful stay here and would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a reasonably-priced, clean hotel in a good location with exceptional staff and a wonderful design."
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8

Excellent

231 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 84
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Kids club
  7. Bicycles
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"Great people, good service, best location, good culture."
8.7

Excellent

89 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 263
Dhow Palace Hotel
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Bicycles
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"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."
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8.5

Excellent

234 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 100
Kwanza Resort - By SUNRISE
Kizimkazi,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Kids club
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"the staff welcomed us and were super friendly to us"
9

Exceptional

37 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 271
Kendwa Rocks Hotel
Kendwa,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Steamroom
  6. Spa
  7. Bicycles
  8. Luggage storage
"We came here on our trip around Africa. They had overbooked due to the full moon party the next night so tried originally to put us in staff quarters instead of the room we had booked. After a night though we were able to get moved to a nicer room which was night and day better. Full moon party was lots of fun and if thats your scene I would definitely recommend. If not, the party activity is farther away from most of the rooms so shouldn't be an issue. Hotel is a bit isolated form some of the other things to do around this area of Zanzibar. "
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8.4

Excellent

350 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 212
Golden Palm Boutique Zanzibar
Zanzibar Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"The place is beautiful the ocean view did not disappoint."
7.9

Very good

73 reviews

Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"Breakfast here is awesome!!! Also near the Zanzibar ferry and about 5-10 min from night food market - great location. "
8.6

Excellent

426 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 110

Fast facts about Zanzibar, Tanzania

Accommodations1,324 properties
Popular hotelKendwa Rocks Hotel
Popular areaJambiani
Nightly rates fromR220
AirportAbeid Amani Karume International Airport

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Frequently asked questions

What are the best places to stay in Zanzibar for families?

Accommodations in Zanzibar that are highly scored by families include Tembo House Hotel And Apartments, Kendwa Rocks Hotel and The Mora Zanzibar.

What properties located in Zanzibar are exceptionally rated with respect to sanitation?

Resortslocated in Zanzibar that is well rated with respect to hygiene include Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas, Zanziblue and Villa Huruma.

What properties in Zanzibar are well rated with respect to room comfort and quality?

Hotelslocated in Zanzibar that is highly rated regarding room comfort and quality include Warere Beach, Pongwe Bay Resort and Zenji Hotel.

What are the very best resorts around Zanzibar equipped with swimming pools?

Verified vacationers to Zanzibar have given exceptional reviews regarding the swimming pools at Mizingani Seafront Hotel, Dhow Palace Hotel and The Z Hotel.

What are the preferred accommodations in Zanzibar which have restaurants?

Hotels that have restaurants around Zanzibar that are very highly rated include PASA LODGE ZANZIBAR and Santa Rita lodge.

What are some forthcoming holidays in Zanzibar?

Holidays that are coming up in city_name include Iddi El Haji (Feast of Sacrifice) on 6/16/2024, Maonyesho ya Saba Saba (Dar es Salaam Trade Fair) on 7/7/2024, and Wakulima ya Nane Nane (Peasants' Day) on 8/8/2024.

When should I make a trip to Zanzibar?

Last year, Zanzibar garnered its most visitors during the month of February. Nevertheless, you may want to consider other months during which there are less guests, as the most popular attractions will be less packed.

How long should I stay in Zanzibar?

In the past 3 months, visitors remain in Zanzibar for 1 nights on average. The optimal duration for your trip will depend on what you'd like to see and do while there.

Is evidence of vaccination needed to enter Zanzibar?

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to enter Zanzibar from outside the country. For additional information, please speak to local authority or visit here.

Is pre-departure covid test expected for fully vaccinated travelers to enter Zanzibar?

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required to enter Zanzibar. For up-to-date and detailed information on travel restrictons, please take a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to travel to, or go to here.

Is covid test upon arrival needed for fully vaccinated visitors to enter Zanzibar?

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival when entering Zanzibar from outside the country. For up-to-date and in depth information on travel restrictons, please have a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you hope to travel to, or go to here.

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More about Zanzibar

Discover the Best Time to Visit Zanzibar for Your Dream Vacation

Zanzibar is a tropical paradise located off the coast of Tanzania. The archipelago is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rich cultural heritage. The best time to visit Zanzibar is from June to October, which is the dry season. During this time, the weather is warm and sunny, and the sea is calm, making it ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The months of July and August are the busiest and most expensive, so it's best to book your hotel in advance to avoid disappointment.

Uncover the Top Reasons to Visit Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is a unique destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you're a beach lover, history buff, or foodie, there's plenty to see and do on the island. One of the top reasons to visit Zanzibar is its beautiful beaches. With its white sand, turquoise water, and palm trees, Zanzibar's beaches are some of the best in the world. Another reason to visit Zanzibar is its rich cultural heritage. The island has a fascinating history that is reflected in its architecture, music, and cuisine. Finally, Zanzibar is a great place to relax and unwind. The island has a laid-back vibe that makes it the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Explore the Must-Visit Attractions and Fun Things to Do in Zanzibar

Zanzibar has a wealth of attractions and activities to suit all tastes. One of the must-visit attractions on the island is Stone Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stone Town is the historic center of Zanzibar City and is famous for its narrow streets, colorful markets, and historic buildings. Another popular attraction is the Jozani Forest Reserve, which is home to the rare red colobus monkey. Other fun things to do in Zanzibar include snorkeling, diving, and taking a spice tour. Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island, and visitors can take a tour of the island's spice plantations to learn about the various spices grown on the island.

How to Travel to Zanzibar: Tips and Tricks for a Hassle-Free Trip

Getting to Zanzibar is relatively easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a hassle-free trip. The main airport on the island is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which is located in Zanzibar City. Many airlines operate flights to Zanzibar from major cities around the world. Once you arrive in Zanzibar, you can take a taxi or a shuttle bus to your hotel. It's a good idea to book your airport transfer in advance to avoid any confusion or delays. If you're traveling from mainland Tanzania, you can take a ferry to Zanzibar. The ferry journey takes around two hours and is a great way to see the island from the water.

Where to Stay in Zanzibar: The Ultimate Guide to Accommodations

Zanzibar has a wide range of accommodations to suit all budgets and tastes. Whether you're looking for a luxury beach resort or a budget guesthouse, you're sure to find something that meets your needs. Some of the top hotels in Zanzibar include Antonio Garden Hotel, Spice Palace Hotel, Nungwi Beach Resort by Turaco, Mahali Zanzibar, and Warere Beach. These hotels offer a range of amenities, including swimming pools, restaurants, and spa services. If you're on a budget, there are plenty of guesthouses and hostels in Zanzibar that offer affordable accommodation.

Indulge in the Flavors of Zanzibar: What to Eat and Drink on Your Trip

Zanzibar is famous for its spices, and the island's cuisine reflects this. Some of the must-try dishes in Zanzibar include biryani, a fragrant rice dish made with spices and meat or vegetables, and pilau, a spiced rice dish that is similar to biryani. Seafood is also popular in Zanzibar, and you can find fresh fish and shellfish at many of the island's restaurants. If you're looking for a sweet treat, try the Zanzibar pizza, which is a savory crepe filled with vegetables, meat, or cheese. When it comes to drinks, be sure to try the freshly squeezed sugarcane juice, which is sold at many of the street stalls in Zanzibar.

Why Agoda.com is Your Best Bet for Booking a Hotel in Zanzibar

When it comes to booking a hotel in Zanzibar, Agoda.com is your best bet. Agoda.com offers a wide range of hotels in Zanzibar, from budget guesthouses to luxury beach resorts. With Agoda.com, you can easily compare prices, read reviews from other travelers, and book your hotel online. Agoda.com also offers a best price guarantee, so you can be sure that you're getting the best deal on your hotel. Finally, Agoda.com has a 24/7 customer service team that is available to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Pro Tips for Travelers Planning a Trip to Zanzibar, Tanzania

If you're planning a trip to Zanzibar, there are a few pro tips that can help you make the most of your trip. First, be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent, as the sun can be strong and the mosquitoes can be pesky. Second, dress modestly when visiting Stone Town or other conservative areas of the island. Finally, be prepared to haggle when shopping at the markets in Zanzibar. Bargaining is a common practice in Zanzibar, and you can often get a better price by negotiating with the vendors.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Around Zanzibar for Adventurers

Getting around Zanzibar is relatively easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind. The most common way to get around the island is by taxi, which is relatively cheap and convenient. However, if you're feeling adventurous, you can also rent a scooter or a bicycle to explore the island on your own. Another fun way to get around Zanzibar is by dhow, which is a traditional wooden boat. Dhows can be rented for day trips or overnight excursions, and they offer a unique way to see the island from the water.