Zanzibar Accommodation, Zanzibar Stone Town Hotels
guide to diving and snorkeling expeditions, dhow and dolphin safaris, car hire rental, beach hotels, lodges and rates, tourist attractions, in the
honey moon paradise island of Zanzibar.Stone Town Safaris and Attraction include Spice island tours, Jozani Forest,
Dolphin tours or simply relaxation at your beach hotel. Last Edited
20 Apr 2022
Zanzibar Stone Town Hotels Accommodation, Beach Resort
Stone Town has a large number of hotels/accommodation facilities. Some hotels are fragrantly luxurious while others are for budget travellers. Serena Hotel is
the crown in the Jewel of Stone Town Hotels. However for those who want leisure in exclusive palm fringed, white sandy beaches, then the
North Coast hotels, the North East coast hotels, and the
East Coast hotels are ideal. Stone town refers the old quarter of Zanzibar. Our
Hotels directory while not exhaustive, gives one a guideline as to the location of hotel and the room rates. The room rates shown below
reflects HIGH SEASON RATES are subject to confirmation. For low season please make enquiries. We have also included the hotels in the
islands like Chapwani. The Hotels directory has two main columns for rates-Single and double. Some hotels have triple rooms or an extra bed
facility. Do not hesitate to ask for it.
There are two main ways of getting into Zanzibar:-By air or by sea.
- HIGH SEASON:-01JAN-31MAR; 01JUN-31DEC
- LOW SEASON:-01APRIL-31MAY.
Stone Town Hotels / Accommodation
- Africa House Hotel
- Beytl Al Chai Hotel
- Dhow Palace Hotel
- 236 Hurumzi/ Emerson
- Shangani Hotel
- Tembo Hotel
- Zanzibar Palace Hotel
- Zanzibar Serena Inn"
Getting to Zanzibar:
There are two ways of getting into Zanzibar. By air or by Boat.
The five star Zanzibar Serena Inn is a good example of restoration of old historical buildings into modern
hotels in Zanzibar. The old Ex-telcoms house forms the main building of the resort hotel. The other is the old Chinese Doctor's reseidence.
The hotels features en-suite rooms, a large swimming pool, restaurant and
coffee shop, business centre, conference facilities.
This hotel features Zanzibar style en-suite rooms with multi-channel Tv, air
conditioning, telephone facilities. The rooms are well decorated with
antiques and Persian Carpets. They have an upstairs restaurant and
roof top bar.
Hotel- Lying in the heart of Stone Town, 236 Hurumzi is a
beautifully restored palace that was once owned by one of the richest men in
the Swahili Empire. Each room has been elegantly designed to recreate the
grandeur of the past. Spacious airy rooms, original stucco decor, ornately
carved doors, antique furnishings, ceiling fans, and unique stone baths are
featured throughout the hotel. The hotel�s world renowned open air tower top
restaurant offers extraordinary views of Stone Town and the harbour and
serves the most delicious mouth watering Swahili cuisine
Dhow Palace Hotel This is a very luxurious hotel.
The only problem is that it lacks sea view. Rooms are en-suite and its
a very pleasant place to stay.
Zanzibar Stone Town Tourist Attractions
Besides Hotels, Zanzibar Stone Town has a lot to offer in terms of tourism. Historic buildings, spice
island tours, Arab Swahili culture are the main
attractions to the visitors. The main tourist attractions in
Zanzibar stone town includes:-
- Historic buildings like the
house of wonders, Livingstone's (1860) house (Houses Zanzibar Tourist
Corporation ZTC), the old dispensary. the old custom's house, the Palace
Museum, the house of Wonders, the Arab Fort, St Joseph's Cathedral, Tippu
Tip's House, the old British consulate.
- Forodhani Gardens:- Forodhani
gardens are a very popular place especially with the
locals in the evenings when they come for drinks and snacks
- The Market:-the main market
of Zanzibar is a meeting place of diverse people's from different part of
the island where they come to sell and buy commodities.
- Palaces-there are numerous
sultan palaces in Zanzibar. Besides the one in Stone Town, there are
others like the Maruhubi, Mtoni, Beit el Ras, Kibweni and Chuni Palaces
all to the North of stone town.
- Water sports:-Popular water sports include snorkeling, diving,
swimming and swimming. Diving can be done through out the year.
The Northern coast and Pemba are the most preferred
destinations for diving.
- Dolphin Tours:-the dolphin
tours are organized in the village of Kazimkazi in the southern tip of
Zanzibar. October to February is the most favourable time to see dolphins.
Sightings are not guaranteed and swimming with them is a rare occurrence.
- Spice Island Tours:-. The aim of these tours is to
introduce one to the spices and even fruits which are grown in Zanzibar.