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Dhow Palace Hotel

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The Dhow Palace is an elegant, boutique hotel in the heart of historic Stone Town, close to all amenities, shops and restaurants. Furnished extensively with antiques in a truly Zanzibar style, this 150 year old graceful building has been modernised to take care of all your desires.The hotel offers an open-air interior courtyard with a spacious swimming pool and snack bar, where guests can relax and unwind in peaceful privacy. Bask in the sun on our serene roof top terrace where you can enjoy delicious local and international cuisine and tropical refreshments. The roof top terrace is an idyllic place to watch life unfold in the busy Stone Town streets below, or to witness the remarkable sunsets on this romantic island. Dhow Palace is a place to find tranquility, eat well and become wrapped up in the best of Zanzibar culture. Many of our rooms have balconies overlooking the peaceful interior courtyard and swimming pool; all have traditional Swahili beds, air conditioning and many other facilities, including cable television and hotspot wireless internet. Let the Dhow Palace sail you through your holiday whilst you enjoy the blissful climate and explore the history and culture that this beautiful island has to offer. Location and amenities:The Dhow Palace Hotel is conveniently situated in central Stone Town, close to the shops, markets and restaurants. The Dhow is also within easy access of Zanzibar's awe-inspiring beaches, watersports, excursions and historical attractions.
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This beautiful palace retains its identity in its furnishings and shady nooks, whilst offering beautiful rooftop views over Stone Town and modern day delights such as a lift, a pool and air conditioning. The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable and the bathrooms functional
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We stayed at the Dhow Palace hotel in December 2018. We stayed for 3 nights. The hotel is quaint, and clean. The hotel is situated in stone town and an is within walking distance to restaurants, Freddie Mecury house etc. The staff were friendly and made our stay more enjoyable.
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Response from Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Saajida A, Thank you for staying with us at Dhow Palace Hotel on your recent vacation to Zanzibar. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and for sharing this on TripAdvisor. Welcome back next time you are in Zanzibar. Thank you
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I loved this hotel. The look, the decor, the pool. It is charming and interesting. I loved the carved wood in the room and all of the small details. This room looks out on to the street and into the courtyard. There is a small balcony. We used the AC due to the temperature and
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Response from Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear xtine16, Thank you for staying with us at Dhow Palace Hotel during your vacation trip to Zanzibar. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the ambiance of Dhow Palace. We thank you for taking your time to rate, review and share your thoughts here on TripAdvisor. Welcome back to Dhow Palace Hotel next time you`re in these parts of the world. Thank you
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This beautiful hotel was built in the 1500’s and makes you feel like you are stepping back in time. The new part is built seamlessly into the old. It is in a perfect location for exploring stone town just steps from the beach. The place is filled with quirky antiques. It’s
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Response from Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Agamashs We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel. Thank you for booking your stay with us, and we welcome you back next time you`re in Zanzibar. Thank you
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Excellent location & helpful staff. Within a 5-10 minute walking of many restaurants, Africa House Hotel, the beach, Forodhani Gardens, the spice market & the House of Wonders. Sayid was a wonderful host who was ready to help us with any questions we had & book any tours we were
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Response from Dhowpalace, Manager at Dhow Palace Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 983hannahv, Thank you for booking your stay with us at Dhow Palace Hotel, and for taking your time to rate, review and share your experience of your stay with us to the travelling community of TripAdvisor. Thank you very much, we really appreciate this. Thank you, and welcome back to Dhow Palace Hotel next time you`re in these parts of the world.
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Are the rooms private or shared?
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how will I pay for seven days for 3 people
You may use Visa or MasterCard credit cards upon arrival / check in. Or if you wish, you may do a bank transfer - however this option will add additional bank transfer charges ( should you opt for this - please drop us an email - so we may send you the banking details ) Thank you
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yes, dhow palace is a very good place to stay and very safe. you can ask for airport pickup through reservation and the front desk will arrange you an airport transfer on ur day of leaving :)
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Dear Lynne V, We can arrange for one of our taxi drivers to take him to he Airport. Dhow is a good place to stay as a family, couple or single. See you in September
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Everything was within walking distance probably half an hour to the beach. Not sure about taxi as we didn't use it we got a transfer from the airport to the hotel.
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"Many stairs, but there is a lift."
"Check the room before you accept it."
"Accessibility seems a challenge. This is something to research carefully before visiting here, or anywhere actually."
"Rooms are really not created equal in this place. There is tons of them too and each one is totally different."
"Splurge on a suite its worth it!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$83 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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