Stone Town

Hotels & places to stay in Stone Town

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Serena Inn

Serena Inn

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The Serena Inn in Stone Town is part of the internationally renowned Serena chain, which has hotels all over East Africa. The ...More about Serena Inn

Excellent  91%
(50 reviews)

The Serena in Stone was a really good choice. It may be a bigger hotel but is still steeped in history with great service and restful rooms. Also the best sunsets we ... reviews...

Zanzibar Coffee House

Zanzibar Coffee House

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The small Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel sits above a coffee shop down one of Stone Town's narrow streets. All their coffee comes ...More about Zanzibar Coffee House

Good  83%
(47 reviews)

We loved our stay at the Zanzibar Coffee House! It oozed style and atmosphere - great rooms (our connecting rooms were perfect for our family) - great cafe at the bottom ... reviews...

Beyt al Chai

Beyt al Chai

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STOP PRESS Beyt al Chai will be closing its doors on 1st April 2013, when it is being taken over and refurbished by new owners...More about Beyt al Chai

Good  82%
(44 reviews)

Rooms fine, good setting, food in restaurant good, service appaliing. reviews...

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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Opened in July 2006, the Zanzibar Palace has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best boutique hotels in Stone Town. The ...More about Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Good  90%
(38 reviews)

Great hotel. Lovely people. Food and room was very special. I would have scored higher and recommended but I was charged to use my card. Not good for a hotel. Not happy... reviews...

Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel

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The Dhow Palace Hotel in Stone Town is a beautiful old building full of Swahili character. Originally, the building belonged ...More about Dhow Palace Hotel

Good  77%
(31 reviews)

A good quality hotel in the centre of Stone Town in a pedestrianised area. It ought to be made clearer in the brochure that it is a no alcohol hotel, although there were ... reviews...

Jafferji House

Jafferji House

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Opened at the start of 2012, Jafferji House is a new luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Stone Town. It was formally ...More about Jafferji House

Good  83%
(12 reviews)

We only stayed here for one night but were pleased with location and the staff. We were upgraded to superior room on arrival. Rooms are very dark and have a strange smell ... reviews...

Kholle House

Kholle House

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After three years of restoration work, Kholle House opened its doors in February 2011 as one of Stone Town’s newer boutique hotels...More about Kholle House

Good  85%
(11 reviews)

Kholle House was a perfect location for us - towards the edge of the old town, rather than in the midst of the warren of streets/alleyways, meant that w could always find ... reviews...

Swahili House

Swahili House

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The Swahili House first opened its doors in June 2009 and we have since stayed on a number of occasions. Aiming to be a high ...More about Swahili House

Good  82%
(10 reviews)

Good location, nicely refurbished building with great rooftop restaurant and bar. However, our spposedly superior room didn't have any furniture apart from a bed and ... reviews...

Tembo Hotel

Tembo Hotel

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The Arabian-themed Tembo Hotel is situated right on the beach in the centre of the Shangani area of Stone Town. Originally the ...More about Tembo Hotel

Average  63%
(6 reviews)

Room very spacious and comfortable (would have liked a view). Construction of nearby hotel ruined sleep on final night; cement mixers working all night. Hotel management ... reviews...

Mbweni Ruins Hotel

Mbweni Ruins Hotel

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Mbweni Ruins is a small hotel just outside Stone Town. It is perfect for those who want to be close to the museums, shops and ...More about Mbweni Ruins Hotel

Excellent  95%
(4 reviews)

We were so lucky that this hotel had air conditioning. I had not processed how hot it would be with the humidity and the room air made us so comfortable. The people again ... reviews...

Asmini Palace

Asmini Palace

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The Asmini Palace opened in October 2007 and is a small hotel in the heart of Stone Town. It is only a short walk from the waterfr...More about Asmini Palace

Excellent  93%
(3 reviews)

Great hotel 4 the price good location reviews...

236 Hurumzi

236 Hurumzi

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236 Hurumzi (once known as the Emerson & Green) is a small boutique hotel right in the heart of Stone Town. Mr Green, of the ...More about 236 Hurumzi

Average  60%
(2 reviews)

Our 2 night stay at 236 Hurumzi was disappointing after our first leg. We were first shown to a room resembling a prison cell with no windows, generally grubby, and in the ... reviews...

Emerson Spice

Emerson Spice

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Colourful, stylish and with a strong sense of place, Emerson Spice is a new and not quite finished boutique hotel in the heart ...More about Emerson Spice

Good  80%
(2 reviews)

We have stayed in Stone Town many times in the past so were interested to see what Emerson Spice would be like. Overall the building and location were good, but we were ... reviews...

Maru Maru Hotel

Maru Maru Hotel

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After 6 years of renovation and refurbishment, the Maru Maru Hotel opened in January 2012. It is set in the heart of bustling ...More about Maru Maru Hotel

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

The hotel was very central and comfortable. It has a fantastic roof top bar which is great for watching the sunset. The only downside is that the restaurant only serves Indian ... reviews...

Africa House Hotel

Africa House Hotel

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The Africa House Hotel is a lively hotel in the heart of Stone Town, with a fantastic spot right by the sea. Though the Africa House is probably better known for its popular bar and restaurant than its hotel rooms, it is a good value place to stay with a lovely location. The Africa House Hotel ...More about Africa House Hotel