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Dhow Palace Hotel

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Property entrance
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool

Overview of Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Stone Town with indoor pool and restaurant

8.4/10 Very good

266 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
Kenyatta Road / Baghani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town, 397400

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Traveller's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Abyssinian Maritim - 3 min walk
  • The Silk Route - 4 min walk
  • Mistress of Spices - 5 min walk
  • Old Fort - 5 min walk

About this property

Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel is just 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours). After having fun at the indoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. The pool and comfortable beds get good marks from fellow travelers.


Danish, English, French, Hindi, Norwegian, Swahili, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 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
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 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
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby


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


  • Area shuttle within 60 km*
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An indoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Norwegian
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer


  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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 20 (one-way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Dhow Hotel
Dhow Palace
Dhow Palace Hotel
Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
Dhow Palace Zanzibar Town
Hotel Dhow
Hotel Dhow Palace
Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel
Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town
Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/stone Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Dhow Palace Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dhow 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 Dhow Palace Hotel?
As of 29 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dhow Palace Hotel on 2 Feb 2023 start from CA $122, 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 Dhow Palace Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dhow Palace Hotel?
You can check in from noon - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Dhow Palace Hotel and nearby?
Dhow Palace Hotel has an indoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers pool views. Nearby restaurants include The Silk Route (4-min walk), Mistress of Spices (5-min walk), and Old Fort (5-min walk).
What's the area around Dhow Palace Hotel like?
Dhow Palace Hotel is located near Shangani Beach in Stone Town, a short 6-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 8 minutes' walk from Slave Market. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay
Really amazing place, would highly recommend to anyone!
Heather, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place to stay to immerse yourself in the history and feel of old Zanzibar. The staff is eager and very helpful; the rooms spacious with lots of character. The hotel overbooked and I was moved (for one night) to a room in their sister hotel’s annexed rooms, which was fine but I’m glad it was only one night.
Stetson, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great Place to Stay
We really enjoyed our stay. The location was in the heart of stone town and walking distance to the pier. Breakfast was very nice with a lot of options to choose from.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Emiliano, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great staffs and great place.
Pam, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Great location. Antique theme. Too much roaches. No convenient outlets to close to my bed to charge my phone. Staff is awesome. Slight weird ordour in the room.
Stephen, 2-night business trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

Super convenient and great staff
Booked this hotel for my last night in zanzibar and as my flight was early. Super convenient location. The hotel is not 'modern' but has all the conditions needed, has a lift, and room was well cleaned and comfortable. The fridge had 2 complimentary waters. They organised a taxi to the airport ( 10 usd) and prepared 2 boxes of breakfast has we needed to leave hotel at 6h45am.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Downgraded and not compensated.
The porters and men at breakfast were good. However they downgraded us rooms and the owner/manager made themself scarce. And never resolved the problem. We were told we had a nice room. The room wasn't sound proofed, no safe, no pool view, ac never got cold at its lowest temperature. I didn't get what i paid for, I paid more for a room and was given a cheaper room. And the hotel did nothing about it except say sorry. Would NOT recommended this hotel.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

O melhor hotel de Stone Town
Atendimento nota 10, estrutura do hotel nota 10. Ficaria novamente nele sem pensar.
Erik, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

great option
perfect location, nice atmosphere. Breakfast is average. I recommend
Sebastien, 1-night trip
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