Dhow Palace Hotel

Reviews of Dhow Palace Hotel

Good(80%) From 36 travellers
Excellent
8
Good
21
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 36 of our travellers who have visited Dhow Palace Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs C. from Windlesham
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Quaint & Quirky

An old hotel, with lots of atmosphere. It's location is ideal for seeing Stone Town, very near the Post Office and some good shops and caf├ęs.

We were lucky to get an upgrade to a much larger room, which was great. Not much storage space, but fine for a 2-night stay. Loved the mosaic bath, Zanzibar chest, fridge and 3 balconies !

Rather hot at night, despite fan and air-con.

The pool is great after a dusty day sightseeing.

Breakfast buffet good.

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Mr D from Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
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Return to Dhow Palace

See previous comments. [Ed: see below!]

Staff again very helpful

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Mr D from Surrey
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Fine stay at Dhow Palace Hotel

A hotel with a Colonial feel about it and located conveniently in the older part of Stone Town. The staff were very helpful and the facilities good.

Unfortunately there was not enough time to use the swimming pool. The food was good. The hotel is muslim therefore teetotal.

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Ms K & Mr B - Connecticut
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Treated like Royalty at Dhow Palace

We felt like we were in a very special and exotic place. The hotel had lots of character and charm.

We loved the zanzibari bed and the Persian bath. The rooftop terrace was a delight for sunset viewing We had the terrace all to ourselves. We also enjoyed having the balcony overlooking the pool and the breakfast provided was more than adequate.

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Mr & Mrs F - Neterlands
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Dhow Palace Hotel Review

Superb location in the middle of the old city, very old restored merchant's house dating from the 16th century with wonderful views from roof terrace.

Might not suite guests looking for a very modern set up i.e. no lift etc , but for us it was perfect and just what we liked. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Mr and Mrs D from Kent
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Interesting hotel centrally located

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 plenty of hotels and bars nearby.

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Miss P from Stoke Newington
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Great Location

Great location for sight seeing and reastaurants. Not the most amazing hotel but good value for the price. I ran out of hot water in the morning. The beds are super comfortable.

Having stayed here before, I think I prefer the rooms in the old part of the building (we were in the new bit).

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Mrs C. from Fairfield
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Facilities:
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Dhow Palace Hotel

Location was great for access to the center of Stonetown.

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The S family - Bristol
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Average
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Dhow Palace Hotel

The location in Stone Town is excellent but the facilities in the hotel itself are a little tired.

The staff did notice that it was my wife's birthday and brought a cake up to our room which was a delightful touch.

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The P family - New York
Arrived on: 8-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
Average
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Activities:
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Dhow Palace Hotel review

nice place. Centrally located in Stonetown, so its easy to walk anywhere. Room was clean, large and comfortable. Staff were helpful and friendly. Lots of old world ambiance. Incense at bedtime was a nice touch. Air conditioning at night was a relief for us cold climate people. Pool and courtyard are very nice.

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