The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

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Overview of The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Stone Town with spa and outdoor pool

8.2/10 Very good

129 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is CA $154
Price available on 09/27/2022
Kijangwani, Stonetown, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Babysitting
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 23 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

4-star hotel in the heart of Stone Town
Take advantage of free full breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa. Indulge in a body scrub, a body wrap, and a facial at The Seyyida Spa, the onsite spa. The onsite restaurant, The Seyyida Rooftop, features ocean views. In addition to a rooftop terrace and a garden, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Barbecue grills, meeting rooms, and a front desk safe
  • A reception hall, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
  • Smoke-free premises, a 24-hour front desk, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa boast perks such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Cribs/infant beds, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping


English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, The Seyyida Spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


The Seyyida Rooftop - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2321.34 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 45987.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for TZS 30.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 16 and 17 costs TZS 1 (roundtrip)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Seyyida Hotel
Seyyida Hotel Zanzibar Town
Seyyida Zanzibar Town
The Seyyida Hotel Spa
The Seyyida Spa Zanzibar Town
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa Hotel
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa Zanzibar Town
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does The Seyyida Hotel And Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Seyyida Hotel And Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
As of 26 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa on 27 Sept 2022 start from CA $154, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 45987.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa and nearby?
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Yes, The Seyyida Rooftop offers ocean views. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Zanzibar Coffee House (4-min walk), Old Fort (5-min walk), and Café Foro (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Seyyida Hotel And Spa like?
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa is a short 3-minute walk from House of Wonders and 5 minutes' walk from Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Free breakfast was $15 per person
The room was enormous and beautiful. The location is great, close enough to walk to/from the ferry in daylight. The hotel would not honor the free breakfast that said we would get. But I blame that on because they subcontracted with and did not select the free breakfast option.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing location and property.. In the heart of stonetown. Beautiful views from the roof top and amazing food. Stayed here for 5 days and it our 12th hotel in zanzibar after 2 months of honeymooning and I must say it was a highlight of the hotel experiences.
Okan, 4-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Uncomfortable and dark
The greatest thing about this hotel is their talent for photo shop. This hotel was the worst we’ve stayed at in 10 years, incredibly noisy, bed was extremely uncomfortable and our room had no light due to facing a cement wall, an apartment from across the alley could look directly into our room. The staff was nice but the surroundings outside did not feel safe at night time.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent staff, great location a block from ocean.
Mary Ann, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Seyyida is a convenient location for Stonetown Old Fort events (like Sauti Za Busara) and other sight seeing and shopping. The only downside is getting through a dark alley at night to the front entrance, but the area is quite safe. The pool is refreshing, and the rooms are very well-maintained and clean. Staff is very helpful with everything you need. I will be staying again next time I'm in Zanzibar.
Erica, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The decor was tasteful. I loved the photos which were throughout the hotel...each photo included a description...the mixture of old (furnishings) with new...bathroom.....Although there was no elevator in the 4 story building, it was not a taxing walk. The restaurant was Amazing! The food, the staff (Mr. Massoud and Mundhir Said were attentive and pleasant) (Ms. Chichi Ally provided excellent meals). The housekeeping staff were accommodating and efficient. I had a much needed full body Zanzibar Spice massage (s/o to the therapist) Maureen Jollebo...was an absolute angel throughout my stay. I had experienced an unexpected delay in transit, which caused my initial hotel to be canceled. I was sad, frustrated and out of sorts when I arrived at the Seyyida. Maureen did all in her power to make sure I left Stone Town with a different impression...I will happily be returning to the Seyyida. The pool which was located within a few steps from my room was clean and relaxing...i am looking forward to another great experience at the Seyyida....#customer service matters!
Vicki, 7-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

I really liked this place and would stay again. But a couple of things let it down - the breakfast was poorly done, things like cheese, butter and bread are left out in the heat and flies buzz round the fruit. Cheeper hotels like Spice Palace are half price and have a better breakfast. The Pool is nice but it's in an atrium so you have to move about to catch or avoid the sun. The room I was in was big and really lovely, but there wasn't a refridgerator, and the shower only had cold water for most of the day. All the staff however were super friendly and helpful especially Cliffthon and Rita on the evening shift on the amazing roof terrace. That's why I'll recommend this place to friends. If they fix the breakfast this place will be amazing.
Jake, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We were only in for a night but the dinner menu was ok and the room was comfortable and perfectly cool. The service could be a lot quicker and some staff did not smile at all when engaged. Overall though it is a beautiful place inside. Also the outside was a bit scary when coming in because there is no signage and you access the hotel through alley ways. This is particularly unnerving for travellers who are just following guidance from people they dont know. You could think you were being set up for a robbery. But once inside, the place is amazing and the room and roof views are to die for. Love the art pieces and thoughfulness of the designs too.
Clare, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Pretty place
It was very clean. Beds were comfortable and big. Wonderful roof top restaurant you can eat. It’s mainly Greek food. Breakfast buffet had a good selection even smoked salmon and home made baked goods. The building, the decor and the plants make up for a wonderful picture. Personally I appreciate tasteful decor which I really liked about this place.
tina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good spot
Plato, 1-night trip
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