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Low season April
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  Average price (weeknight): £151
  Average price (weekend night): £137

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Best Zanzibar hotels

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Zanzi Resort - Zanzibar - Building
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9.2 Excellent (231 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at Zanzi Resort in Kama, you'll be on the beach and steps from Unguja. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Kama? This lodge features 161 square feet (15 square meters) of event facilities. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
Pongwe Beach Hotel - Zanzibar - Building
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9.2 Excellent (209 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel in Pongwe, you'll be on the beach and steps from Unguja. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Breezes Beach Club & Spa - Zanzibar - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (210 reviews)
Overview
Located in Dongwe, Breezes Beach Club & Spa – Half Board is by the ocean, a 1-minute drive from Unguja and 6 minutes from Paje Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar - Zanzibar - Building
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9.0 Excellent (695 reviews)
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Seated majestically on the beachfront in Stone Town, a designated UNESCO Heritage site, the architecture reflects its Swahili culture with a unique blend of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. Featuring 67 spacious guest rooms including 11 suites, brilliantly combing contemporary style and timeless regional accents.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Terrific hotel with wonderful pool, views, right on the beach, good food selection and quality, superb staff. A bit pricey for being right in stone town (and therefore not on the nicest beach), but a great place to stay for those who don't have time to get out to the further parts of the island
Meliá Zanzibar - Zanzibar - Building
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9.0 Excellent (630 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Melia Zanzibar in Kiwengwa, you'll be on the beach, just a 1-minute walk from Unguja and 11 minutes by foot from Mapenzi Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Zanzibar Coffee House - Zanzibar - Building
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8.9 Excellent (367 reviews)
Overview
Zanzibar Coffee House is located in Zanzibar Town and is close to the area's popular attractions. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a rooftop terrace and a swimming pool. This stylish hotel features a range of amenities, such as a coffee bar, a 24-hour reception and a sun deck. Those staying at the property are able to enjoy a book in the library. Zanzibar Coffee House has 8 cosy rooms that are fitted with all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay. Zanzibar Coffee House features a conveniently located café, perfect for those who want a meal without having to leave the property. The hotel also offers a daily breakfast that can be enjoyed in the dining room, or there are a variety of popular eateries in the local area. Zanzibar International Airport is a 10-minute drive from Zanzibar Coffee House.
Kisiwa House - Zanzibar - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (351 reviews)
Overview
A stay at Kisiwa House places you in the heart of Zanzibar Town, steps from Unguja and 3 minutes by foot from Hamamni Persian Baths. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
Al-Minar Hotel - Zanzibar - Building
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8.7 Excellent (1,061 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Al-Minar Hotel in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), you'll be steps from Unguja and Shangani Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Zanzibar Serena Hotel - Zanzibar - Bedroom
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8.7 Excellent (313 reviews)
Overview
For a thousand years, Zanzibar was one of the worlds crossroads of trade, with Persians, Arabs and Europeans attracted to its exotic exports. Stone Towns architecture is testimony to that cultural heritage. Masterfully restored, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel occupies two historic seafront buildings within the town, commanding majestic views of the Indian Ocean.The hotel offers the best in island hospitality. All bedrooms overlook the azure waters of the Indian ocean while the interiors echo Zanzibars rich Arabian heritage.Dining is a feast of variety, with local seafood reflecting many cultural influences. Transport is free to the private Mangapwani Beach with its exclusive beach and water sports activities. There are also excursions to the spice gardens and Jozani Forest.
Zenji Hotel - Zanzibar - Bedroom
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8.7 Excellent (277 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Zenji Hotel in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), you'll be steps from Unguja and 9 minutes by foot from House of Wonders. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Baraza Resort & Spa Zanzibar - Zanzibar - Building
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9.5 Excellent (19 reviews)
Overview
Nestled on the beach, this Dongwe resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Unguja and 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Paje Beach. Kizimkazi Beach and Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Mangrove Lodge - Zanzibar - Building
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8.6 Excellent (234 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at Mangrove Lodge in Bububu, you'll be on the beach and within the vicinity of Prison Island and House of Wonders. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary (available 24 hours).
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The only Protea in the beautiful Zanzibar, Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins provides the perfect choice for both beach and Stone Town holidays in Zanzibar. We are located amidst Mbweni Ruins dating back to 1870s and a beautiful botanical garden. The hotel is ten minutes away from Stone Town, airport, ferry terminal and the CBD of Zanzibar. Protea Hotel Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins is a cozy boutique hotel offering serene accommodations amidst a rare blend of history, greenery and ocean with a beautiful beach. Traditional Zanzibar hospitality at its best is offered at an affordable price. It’s a hotel that complements your travel style. The site where the hotel is built was once an old Arab House, which was then bought by UMCA missionaries in 1871 to build a school for girls. The hotel makes a perfect base for exploring Stone Town. Please contact the hotel directly for any further information, info@phmbweniruins.com.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Manager is very accommodant and staff so NICE... GO THERE
9.7 Excellent
Pros: First the staff was amazing and so was the location. I liked being close to stone town and the airport but still having a secluded beach.
Cons: The bathrooms could use an update but rest of the room was great
Dhow Palace Hotel - Zanzibar - Building
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8.5 Excellent (611 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dhow Palace Hotel in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), you'll be steps from Unguja and 3 minutes by foot from Shangani Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and luggage storage. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: This is a very unique and beautiful hotel...They take care of a lot of little details. I believe it was a little pricey - but it was also during the holiday season. Some nickel and diing- too much for taxis and so forth - ut a kind and attentive staff.
Kholle House - Zanzibar - Building
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8.6 Excellent (113 reviews)
Overview
A stay at Kholle House places you in the heart of Zanzibar Town, steps from Unguja and 7 minutes by foot from House of Wonders. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
Ras Michamvi Beach Resort - Zanzibar - Building
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8.5 Excellent (253 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at Ras Michamvi Beach Resort in Michamvi, you'll be by the ocean and steps from Unguja. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.

Best hotels in Zanzibar near House of Wonders

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Nestled in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town is the perfect base from which to experience the sensory Island of Zanzibar. Formerly the Old Court House, the hotel has now been restored, developed and decorated with traditional Zanzibari influences. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, this inviting Stone Town hotel is set amongst historic buildings and offers easy access to vibrant markets and Stone Town attractions, including the Sultan’s Palace and the House of Wonders. This charming Stone Town hotel provides the ideal setting for impressive business and social events, conferences and weddings for 6 to 200 people. The conference center offers eight versatile meeting rooms and breakout spaces, a complimentary 24-hour business center, contemporary A/V facilities and inspired catering services. The top floor of the conference center is a tranquil, open space, flooded with natural light and offering magnificent views over the city. Unwind in a comfortable guest room or suite, beautifully decorated with traditionally hand-carved furniture and equipped with everything you need to relax and stay productive. Stay connected with complimentary WiFi, browse channels on the 40-inch TV and work in comfort at the spacious desk. Savor delicious European specialties in the stunning rooftop bar and restaurant or sip a glass of wine as you admire splendid city views at sunset. Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in Stone Town with a warm chocolate chip cookie on arrival.
7.4 Good
Pros: Big clean comfortable beds, spacious room, great wifi, fridge in the room, excellent tv reception with lots of channels
Cons: We didn't have hot water the first day. They fixed it the second, but the water pressure wasn't very good- I don't have thick hair and it took awhile to rinse the shampoo out... It's set back a ways from road so you need help with your bags an the food in the restaurant is limited and prices are high. Better breakfast at the Serena
Mizingani Seafront Hotel - Zanzibar - Building
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8.7 Excellent (962 reviews)
Overview
A stay at Mizingani Seafront Hotel places you in the heart of Zanzibar Town, steps from Unguja and 4 minutes by foot from House of Wonders. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments - Zanzibar - Building
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8.4 Excellent (1,180 reviews)
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A stay at Tembo House Hotel & Apartments places you in the heart of Zanzibar Town, steps from Unguja and Shangani Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Zanzibar Town? This hotel has facilities measuring 161 square feet (15 square meters), including a meeting room. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and staff
Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar - Building
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8.2 Excellent (569 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Maru Maru Hotel places you in the heart of Zanzibar Town, steps from Unguja and House of Wonders. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-in, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Zanzibar Town? This hotel has facilities measuring 388 square feet (36 square meters), including a conference center. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Simple but friendly, good quality option in stone town.
Cons: Kayak's price was ~$30 less than booking at the hotel. The person at reception couldn't match the rate even though I was standing at the reception desk while booking.