Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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Overview of Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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Zanzibar Palace Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping center, near House of Wonders

9.0/10 Superb

64 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Kiponda area house number 831, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour room service
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
For families
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • DVD player
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

4-star hotel in the heart of Stone Town
Free cooked-to-order breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a library are just a few of the amenities provided at Zanzibar Palace Hotel. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a body scrub, a facial, or a deep-tissue massage. The onsite restaurant, Palace Restaurant, features seafood and brunch. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Additional perks include:
  • A ferry terminal shuttle, express check-out, and a TV in the lobby
  • Express check-in, wedding services, and concierge services
  • Smoke-free premises, a 24-hour front desk, and massage treatment rooms
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff, WiFi, and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms are individually furnished, and boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks like air conditioning and bathrobes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and Select Comfort beds
  • Blackout drapes/curtains, turndown services, and guidebooks
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with premium channels and DVD players
  • Wardrobes/closets, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping


Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, 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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach towels


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1904
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Doorbell and phone notification
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.


Palace Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

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: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per vehicle (one way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

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

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

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


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Palace Hotel Zanzibar
Zanzibar Palace
Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Zanzibar Palace Stone Town
Hotel Zanzibar Palace
Zanzibar Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Zanzibar Palace Hotel Hotel
Zanzibar Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
Zanzibar Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Zanzibar Palace Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Zanzibar Palace Hotel 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 Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
As of 26 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Zanzibar Palace Hotel on 27 Sept 2022 start from CA $197, 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 Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
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.
Are pets allowed at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Zanzibar Palace Hotel.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 25 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Zanzibar Palace Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, kayaking, and scuba diving. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking, game viewing, and safari tours. Zanzibar Palace Hotel also has spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Zanzibar Palace Hotel?
Yes, Palace Restaurant offers seafood. Nearby restaurants include Old Fort (5-min walk), Mistress of Spices (5-min walk), and Lukmaan (6-min walk).
What's the area around Zanzibar Palace Hotel like?
Zanzibar Palace Hotel is located on the boardwalk in Stone Town, a short 4-minute walk from House of Wonders and 5 minutes' walk from Christ Church Cathedral. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Junnalyn, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

In the heart of Stone Town
Beautiful historical building in the heart of old town, but with a balcony view across the city. And great breakfast as well
Philip, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Defiantly going back
A unique hotel , with a special atmosphere.
Miri, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lucy, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything was clean and decent. Italian lady in the front (probably the owner) takes care about each detail at the property. Located in the center of old town,close to the sights and easy to find.
Mustafa, 1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I had a wonderful stay. Danielle and her team are very nice and nothing was trouble. I also had an amazing massage. Great value and I'd stay there again.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

What a wonderful stay in Stonetown. Daniela has reached out to me when I booked to offer a car service from the airport and I knew from there that we would be well taken care of. We stayed in the Dunia (top suite) with a balcony that offered a panoramic view of the city. The room was lovely with a very comfortable bed and ample living space. We booked all of our excursions through the hotel and Daniela’s recommendations were spot on. We loved the spice plantation tour, and the visit to prison Island to meet the tortoise. We are also connected with a local guide who brought us on a private tour of the city. Food and service were spectacular and I would highly recommend this hotel for its unique charm, boutique experience right in the middle of the action!
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great little hotel in the heart of stone town
Great little hotel in stone town! Fantastic staff and service. No rooftop but plenty of options in walkable distance to enjoy the outdoors (eg zanzibar coffee house and walk to the main stone town beach). Would stay again!
Megan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay at the Palace
Wonderful small hotel right in the middle of the small winding streets of Stone Town. Rooms were very nice and the service and hospitality were first rate. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Breakfasts and the one dinner we ate there were very tasty. Great people working there!
Chad, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Mary L, 1-night family trip
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