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Dhow Palace Hotel

4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Shangani Beach

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • Outdoor Pool
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  • Dhow Palace Hotel have been very understanding during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Jul. 27, 2020

  • This property was amazing, the architecture for a building that was in existence in the…

    Mar. 10, 2020

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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
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 30 guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Childcare

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 5 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 40 min walk
  • Old Fort - 5 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 6 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea View


  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 5 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 40 min walk

What’s around


  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 5 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 40 min walk
  • Old Fort - 5 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 6 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 8 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 14 min walk
  • Prison Island - 17 min walk
  • Livingstone's House - 25 min walk
  • Chapwani Island - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 7 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

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

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room


  • 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 onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 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


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Danish
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Norwegian
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

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 fridge/freezer


  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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

Small print

Also known as

  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/stone Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel
  • Dhow Palace Zanzibar Town
  • Dhow Palace
  • Dhow Palace Zanzibar Town
  • Hotel Dhow
  • Hotel Dhow Palace
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
  • Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 (one-way)

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 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, Dhow Palace Hotel 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 and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers pool views. Nearby restaurants include Archipelago Cafe & Restaurant (3-min walk), Livingstone (3-min walk), and The Silk Route (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 one-way.
  • Dhow Palace Hotel has an indoor pool.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Good position in relation to sightseeing, restaurants, beach.

    3 night trip with friends, Jul. 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The suite is great

    N, 2 night business trip, Feb. 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Treated like royalty.

    Great location -- central but quiet -- and an even better staff made my short stay lovely. I was allowed to check in early to my large room with a balcony overlooking the pool. Breakfast was very good and I appreciated the art in the public areas and the smiles of the staff.

    Edward, 1 night trip, Dec. 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    If you are looking for a place in stone Town close to everything this is a great one to be in. Breakfast is great and you get a few options. The bigish fridge in the room is pretty nice to have to store water and drinks over the hot days. Staff are helpful and courteous. WiFi is decent depending on where your room is situated. Good security standards and try the restaurant currys they are surprisingly good compared to the graphic looks of the menu ;)

    M, 11 night trip, Dec. 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice place

    After spending 10 days on the mainland I was expecting the hospitality to be the same. There was a completely different vibe here but nothing unpleasant.

    1 night trip, Mar. 6, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Charming, historic hotel in old part of Stone town

    4 night family trip, Jan. 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very Charming heritage hotel with very nice room, good bed and pleasant staff. Good location. Quiet. Nice pool. Breakfast good. Lunch dinner ok

    4 night trip with friends, Jan. 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a beautiful hotel in all respects. The furnishings throughout were museum quality. The rooms were very attractive & airy. The staff was extremely helpful. The location was central to the main attractions. The only negative is that the WIFI sucks. We’re not sure if this is true in Zanzibar or just the hotel but we were essentially without WIFI.

    3 night romance trip, Jan. 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Dhow Palace Hotel

    Wonderful stay at Dhow Palace Hotel. Booked a triple room for family of three and the room was lovely. Bathroom was a little smelly, but not off-putting and smell did not permeate into bedroom. Room 25 very quiet and dark at night. Breakfast spread very impressive.

    Helene, 2 night family trip, Jan. 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful 2 day stay in Stone Town at the beginning of our holiday in Zanzibar excellent hotel but, if you are a sensitive sleeper you may find road noise at little disturbing but traffic usually calms down after 10pm. Beds were extremely comfortable but, ladies clothes storage space maybe more limited than you might be used to. Great Hotel fabulous friendly helpful staff would highly recommend it

    PATRICIA, 2 night family trip, Jan. 2, 2020

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