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Best Western Plus Zanzibar

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Shangani Beach


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Kinu Cha Taa, Malindi, Zanzibar Town, Mjini Magharibi Region, Tanzania
  • Nice and clean and easy walking distance to sites.

    May 12, 2019

  • Great location. Rooms on the smaller size, however just what we needed. Aircon worked…

    Jan. 26, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 26 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 8 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 13 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 3 min walk
  • Prison Island - 6 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 7 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed


Kinu Cha Taa, Malindi, Zanzibar Town, Mjini Magharibi Region, Tanzania
  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 8 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 13 min walk

What’s around


  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 8 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 13 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 3 min walk
  • Prison Island - 6 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 7 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 7 min walk
  • Old Fort - 7 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 8 min walk
  • Livingstone's House - 15 min walk
  • Chapwani Island - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 26 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter


  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace


  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Western Plus - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Best Western Plus Zanzibar Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Zanzibar Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Zanzibar Zanzibar Town
  • Best Western Plus Zanzibar Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Best Western Plus Zanzibar
  • Plus Zanzibar Zanzibar Town

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 60 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs EUR 15 (one-way)


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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 before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.83 per person, per night

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.


  • Yes, Best Western Plus Zanzibar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 60 (subject to availability).
  • Yes, Western Plus offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Tea House Restaurant (6-min walk), House of Spices (7-min walk), and Café Foro (7-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 15 per vehicle one-way.
  • Best Western Plus Zanzibar has an outdoor pool.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A little gem in Zanzibar.

    Excellent location to the town,opposite the ferry terminal/harbour. Staff were excellent from check in to maintaining and cleaning the room. The drinks on the rooftop bar were great after hot day sightseeing.

    Bronwyn, 2 night trip with friends, Jan. 26, 2019

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Relaxing stay in Stonetown

    Lovely modern hotel, clean, friendly and helpful staff.

    Lisa, 1 night trip, Aug. 13, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Best Thieving at the Best Western

    We had $300 stolen from our Best Western room in June 2018. Best Western management were unconcerned even though CCTV footage showed that the only person (except us) to enter the room was a house keeper, who had no need to go there as we stayed for one night and there was no turn down service. We had hoped that the hotel would investigate this robbery, but they have ignored our emails despite promising to follow this up. All up we were very disappointed in our stay. Please be careful of your belongings if you stay here.

    shannon, 1 night trip, Jun. 24, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel is ok, I have so far stayed at the hotel more than 4 times. The rooms are clean but very small for the price. Breakfast is mediocre, not worth having it at the hotel. You better off going elsewhere for breakfast and paying money. They serve instant coffee while every hotel in Stonetown serves fresh coffee. The restaurant staff are not trained to provide good customer service they are just there to be at work but you don’t see that they are not happy. I had to wash my Apple one day and managed to enter the kitchen. It’s terrible, if I had seen that kitchen I wouldn’t have had any meal in their restaurant.

    2 night business trip, Mar. 25, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice clean place in the center of town

    Modern hotel and right in the center of town (a lot of the Stone Town hotels are slightly dated or missing services like elevators etc), rooms are clean and super comfy. Not much in terms of room service when we were there during lunch time but there are a ton of restaurants nearby, and they have a rooftop bar which opened in the evening

    Ammar, 1 night trip with friends, Nov. 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff is very kind, professional and courteous.

    Brenda, 1 night romance trip, Oct. 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good stay

    Good stay. Great transfer service especially because I arrived at a ridiculous time. Good location in city, easy walking to the sights.

    Andrea, 1 night trip, Feb. 26, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Location is good, everything other is terrible, more like a hostel than a 4* hotel, only cold water under shower, very loud and not good breakfast

    Jacek, 2 night family trip, Feb. 18, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    sttaf was not helpful The rooms are noisy and have no sound insulation

    Mohamed, 3 night family trip, Feb. 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, comfortable room, superb roof top restaurant staff, totally wonderful place

    1 night trip, Feb. 15, 2020

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