Zanzibar hotels

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
17 Oct — 18 Oct2
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Sun 17/10
Mon 18/10

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Low season

JulyCheapest month to stay with an average 55% drop in price.

High season

FebruaryMost expensive month to stay with an average 80% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

£183Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

£181Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

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When to book cheap hotels in Zanzibar?

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Top tips for finding perfect Zanzibar hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Zanzibar, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Zanzibar in July and April.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Zanzibar if you stay on a Monday. The opposite is true for, Saturday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Zanzibar accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Zanzibar found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £11, while the most expensive was £100.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Zanzibar for 6 days.
  • Zanzibar City is served by Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which is conveniently located around 3.1 miles south of the city. However, if you don’t feel like making the drive into the city, one hotel option near the airport is the Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins. In addition to being close to the airport, the hotel also has a private beach area and dock.
  • In addition to the chain hotels in Zanzibar City, there are also a number of small boutique hotels. One good option in Stone Town is Dhow Palace Hotel. The hotel is styled after an old Arabian manor with arched windows and balconies outside many of the rooms. Additionally, there is an inner courtyard with a pool and lounge area.
  • Looking for beachside resorts and hotels in Zanzibar City? The neighborhood of Vuga is a great area to check out. Africa House Hotel is one of the beachside hotels in Vuga and along with the stunning ocean views, the hotel also offers a bar and lounge and bike rentals.
  • Zanzibar City is split into eastern and western sides by Creek Road. West Zanzibar is the more popular of the two among tourists but there are also hotels on the eastside. For example, Island Paradise Inn is one of the hotel options in East Zanzibar.
  • Zanzibar City has plenty of 5-star resorts that are sure to please even the most expecting of guests. For instance, Zanzibar Serena Hotel sits right on the beach and offers amenities like luxurious spa facilities and a terraced lounge area with a pool overlooking the coast.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Zanzibar

  • Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Zanzibar. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • If you are looking for a hotel close to Stone Town, you should consider staying at Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins and Beyt Al Salaam, as they are the most recommended by KAYAK users.

  • Shangani is one of the westernmost neighborhoods in Stone Town bordering the seaside. It is also a very popular area for hotels and resorts like the Beyt Al Salaam and Al Johari Zanzibar. The area is also a popular tourism hub because of the colonial era buildings like the Old Fort.

  • Many of the most family-friendly are located on the coast in Stone Town where hotels like the Tembo House Hotel & Apartments are found. Some of the fun amenities available at the Tembo House Hotel & Apartments include a swimming pool and game room. The hotel also has a terraced eating area overlooking the ocean.

  • Kenyatta Road is a hotspot for cheap hotels in Zanzibar City and it also conveniently runs down the heart of Stone Town. Hotels in the area include Al-Minar Hotel and Mazsons Hotel. Additionally, both hotels are just a five-minute walk from Shangani Beach.

  • The northside of Stone Town is a great area for business travelers because of its central location and ease of access to major roads like Mizingani Road and Shangani Road. Business hotels in the area include the DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, which features a dedicated business center. The hotel is also only 0.5 miles from the Zanzibar Ferry Terminal.

  • KAYAK users found rooms for tonight for a cheap as £12 in the last 3 hours. 3-star hotel rooms have been found from £13, and 4-star hotels from £45.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Zanzibar districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Zanzibar city centre

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

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