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Dhow Inn, Paje

4-star4 stars
Paje BeachPajeTanzania

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Unguja
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
Regular internet service
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Dhow Inn, Paje

from $233
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed

What’s around Dhow Inn, Paje


  • Unguja - 1 min walk
  • Paje Beach - 1 min walk
  • Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque - 19.3 mi / 31.1 km
  • Kizimkazi Beach - 19.4 mi / 31.2 km
  • Jozani Forest Reserve - 23.8 mi / 38.4 km
  • Livingstone's House - 30.3 mi / 48.8 km
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 30.7 mi / 49.4 km
  • Hamamni Persian Baths - 30.8 mi / 49.5 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 58 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 28 rooms


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2012
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Dhow Inn, Paje’s small print

Also known as

  • Dhow Inn
  • Dhow Inn Paje
  • Dhow Paje
  • Dhow Inn Zanzibar/Paje
  • Paje Dhow Hotel Paje
  • Dhow Inn Zanzibar Island/Paje


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

A city tax of USD 1 per person, per night will be collected at the property in cash. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 35.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: TZS 35.00

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 170.000 per vehicle (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 29 reviews

Dhow Inn, Paje
Overall nice place
Lovely place. Pros: nice pools, clean decor, good hot water shower, good location, gorgeous private beach, kite surfing shop, near restaurants Cons: Breakfast staff was literally the laziest, they were just staring/standing in groups while they watched me move silverware to a table I wanted to sit at and I had to ask them to refill things when they were out, they would tell me no more and then bring it and not tell me. Very strange. Noises outside rooms (music, talking) but sound proof windows helped (not with the loud hammering). Anyways overall very comfortable stay for 2 nights. Service staff varied, terrible for breakfast, good for other stuff (cleaning, dinner). Overall, 220 USD is def not worth it but I think I would it worth it at 120 USD. Nice in between total resort and just hotel. Food was decent.
Joanna, us1 night trip
Dhow Inn, Paje
Underwhelming is the best thing I can say about dhow inn. Terrible internet, no tv in rooms, front desk often useless, food average (pathetic breakfast selection). Overall just go to a cheaper place in paje (as paje was amazing) and save yourself the money and disappointment
A Traveler, ie4 night trip
Dhow Inn, Paje
Very Good8.0
Beautiful location
Beautiful hotel location right on Paje beach..the room was large and very clean. The staff were friendly and obliging..just a short walk to the beach where there was plenty of little beach bars and restaurants..we would definitely recommend this hotel and would not hesitate in returning there ourselves.
A Traveler, ie2 night trip
Dhow Inn, Paje
Great Stay. Enjoyed the excellent food and good service. Overall great service. A nice spot on the beach with sun beds.
Mathias6 night romance trip
Dhow Inn, Paje
Exceeds expectations is every aspect
Beach is incredible, staff are extremely welcoming, rooms are so much better than the pictures suggest. Would love to go back!
Matthew, gb1 night romance trip

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Dhow Inn, Paje

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