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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Perfectly placed for exploring the winding streets of Stone Town, and owner-run, the Zanzibar Palace Hotel is an intimate, chic little hotel with just nine rooms and suites, right in the center of Stone Town and close to the fort and Forodhani Gardens.

At a Glance

  • Perfectly located in the center of Stone Town in reach of the port and Forodhani Gardens

  • Classic Stone Town House, lovingly restored

  • Delicious Swahili-fusion meals served in the hotel's restaurant

  • Just nine rooms and suites, all individually designed

  • Great bar for pre- or post dinner drinks

Culture, Honeymoon,

Insider's View

Ask for a traditional Swahili meal - the chefs will be pleased to prepare it for you!

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Insider's View

Explore Stone Town's winding streets and pick yourself up some souvenirs

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Insider's View

Visit the Forodhani Gardens food market in the early evening and wander among the bustling stalls

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Zanzibar Palace Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Zanzibar and the coast


In the center of Stone Town’s winding streets is a little gem in Zanzibar Palace Hotel, wonderfully air-conditioned in the Stone Town heat, with a small restaurant and bar. Like most Stone Town houses, the Zanzibar Palace is not enormous, but extremely tall.

There are three levels of accommodation – rooms, suites and the Dunia suite which extends right up to the roof and has an incredible, open-air, roof-terrace bathroom – and a bed which needs steps to get into! Each room is individually designed and original, with artwork and furniture sourced locally.

The slight downside is no rooftop restaurant, so classic of Stone Town hotels, but this is more than made up for by the warm welcome. The owners live right next door so are very happy to be contacted any time to assist with anything.

The food at dinner is delicious and varied, and special dinners are often planned for honeymooners – even in the bathroom of the Dunia suite if requested! For those wishing to experience some true Stone Town hospitality, the Zanzibar Palace is a great little option.

Location & Directions

Stone Town, Zanzibar

When to go

Situated only 6° south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys ideal vacation weather. Temperatures average between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year with 7-9 hours of sunshine per day.

There are 2 rainy seasons: Acute, brief showers, lasting about an hour in the morning occur for a couple of weeks during November. The rains last slightly longer in April and May, but even then it does not rain every day. These rains replenish the Island and are often referred to as the “Green Season”.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Zanzibar Palace Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Zanzibar and the coast

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