Top notch service, amenities, charming detail, and ambiance. Nothing's perfect -- internet was a little spotty, and hot water was too -- but this is to be expected in a 450 year old building. We stayed two different times and both times we were very comfortable in spacious family rooms which included two large very comfortable beds and one smaller one, mosquito nets, a refrigerator, coffee pot, AC, ceiling fans, and a good TV. One room had a balcony on the street, the other had a balcony on the inner courtyard with its lovely fountain. Pool is gorgeous, small, cool. There are common areas and sitting rooms that are charmingly decorated in the Swahili style. The best feature is the very top level of the roof where you can get a drink and watch the sun go down as the call to prayer rings out from all the neighboring mosques. No alcohol served.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town