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Zanzibar Accommodation, Zanzibar Stone Town Accommodation, Beach Hotels

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.

Getting there:

There are two main ways of getting into Zanzibar:-By air or by sea.

Stone Town Hotels / Accommodation Room Rates In USD Meal Plan

 Hotel Name /Location /NOTES

Room Type/  Name




Africa House Hotel

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Standard Room


205.00  BB
Twin Delux 280.00 310.00  BB
Royal Delux 230.00 250.00 BB

Beytl Al Chai Hotel

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Sultan Room 250.00 280.00   BB
Prince Room 190.00 220.00 BB
Prince Room 105.00 135.00 BB

Chavda Hotel

All rooms en-suite with A/C, Multi channel Tv,

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Standard Room 105.00 125.00 BB
Twin   130.00 BB
Triple Room   180.00 BB
Suite   160.00 BB
Family rooms available on request
Dhow Palace Hotel

Hotel is located 10 minutes from airport. Hotel has 28 rooms en-suite; Hot/Cold baths; A/C; Telephone; Mini Bar; TV; Ala Carte Restaurant.  Book this Hotel 

Standard 105.00 130.00 BB
Standard 125.00 170.00 HB
Standard 145.00 210.00 FB
Suites USD140.00 BB/  180HB /   220 FB

236 Hurumzi/ Emerson & Green Hotel

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Standard Rooms 180.00 180.00 BB
Suite Seyyed   218.00 BB

Shangani Hotel

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Standard Room 75.00 103.00 BB
Junior Suite   113.00 BB




Tembo Hotel Hotel located 10 minutes away from Zanzibar Airport.  s  Book this Hotel

Standard Rooms 85.00 150.00 BB
Family Rooms   175.00 BB

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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Standard Rooms   95.00 BB
Luxury Rooms   225.00 BB
Suites   295.00 BB

Zanzibar Serena Inn

Hotel located at Shangani. One of the best hotels in Zanzibar. All rooms en-suite, A/C,

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Standard Room 310.00 450.00 HB
Business suite   575.00 HB
Honeymoon suite    725.00 HB
StateSuite   875.00 HB

Getting to Zanzibar:

There are two ways of getting into Zanzibar. By air or by Boat.

By Air

  • Kenya Airways flies from Nairobi

  • Precision Air flies daily from Nairobi to Zanzibar with departures at 09:20 and arrival at 11:20 Hrs

Hotels In Zanzibar Stone town in Brief

Zanzibar Serena Inn

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.


Chavda Hotel

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.


Other Stone Town Hotels restored from historic building include.

  • 263 Hurumzi Hotel/Emerson & Green 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

  • Tembo Hotel

  • Mazson's Hotel

  • Hotel International

  • 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.
Zanzibar North Coast Hotels  

La Gemma dell east Hotel


Doubletree Hilton Beach Hotel


Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel


Ocean Paradise Beach Hotel


The Z Beach Hotel

Diamonds  Star Of The East Hotel  
Zanzibar East Coast Hotels  

Dream of Zanzibar Hotel


Mapenzi Beach Resort

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Zanzibar West Coast Hotels  
Zan  North East Coast Hotels  
Mnemba Island Lodge  
Chapwani Island lodge  
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