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Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town

4-star4 stars
Kenyatta Road / Baghani StreetStone Town, Zanzibar Town397400Tanzania

4-star hotel in Stone Town with indoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.0
Great pool
Tasty breakfast
Awesome vibe
Bar and Beverages
Bar could improve
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From 699 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town

from $51
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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle within 60 km *

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Indoor pool
Working away
  • Business center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Dhow Hotel
  • Dhow Palace
  • Dhow Palace Hotel
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace Zanzibar Town
  • Hotel Dhow
  • Hotel Dhow Palace


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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.

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1 per person, per night

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Cribs/Infant beds are available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

What’s around Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town


  • In Stone Town
  • Hamamni Persian Baths - 1 min walk
  • Marahubi Palace - 1 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 1 min walk
  • Palace Museum - 1 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Old Fort - 5 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 9 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 78 reviews

Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Unique hotel with a lot of character!
Great location, lots of local color; Good service and decent breakfast. Rooftop views are also very good. Lot of steps for upper floors.
Jagdish, us1 night romance trip
Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Excellent hotel and facilities. Staff were really helpful.
A Traveler, us3 night family trip
Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Very Good8.0
Utterly Charming
The Dhow Palace is a beautiful building full of charm and quite close to the major attractions in Stone Town.
Susan, us2 night romance trip
Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town
I enjoyed the people that worked there they'll hard workers.
William, us9 night trip with friends
Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town
Very Good8.0
Great location, historic building.
Great location. Historic building in an historic area of Stonetown. Helpful staff.
Marc, us3 night romance trip

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Dhow Palace Hotel, Zanzibar Town

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