We stayed two days after a week at a beach resort on Zanzibar. The contrast was a wonderful experience. Central location made touring Stonetown easy and the facilities and decor made it an experience to remember. The hotel is more like a well furbished museum with attention to historic detail and antiques in rooms and hallways. Our room (25) was huge with three double beds and while ornate in Arabic style had air conditioning and a modern bathroom with a Turkish bath. :-) The staff were very friendly and helpful, always offering assistance and inquiring about our stay. The restaurant and cafe served delicious food throughout the day with excellent service. The swimming pool was a delight after a hot day out in the crowded city streets sight seeing. The rooftop garden was an oasis above the rooftops perfect for a spectacular sunset and star gazing.
This hotel was way more opulent than the Sultan's Palace around the corner. No wonder it has won Trip Adviser's Traveler's choice for a number of years. We will definitely return and plan to book room 41 on the top floor. :-)
- 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