Zanzibar hotels

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Low season October
High season July
  Average price (weeknight): £91
  Average price (weekend night): £75

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Top tips for finding the perfect Zanzibar hotel

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

How much is a cheap hotel in Zanzibar?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Zanzibar for as cheap as £8 in the last 3 days. The average price is £80.
How much is a hotel in Zanzibar for tonight?
In the last 3 hours, users have found Zanzibar hotels for tonight for as low as £13. Users have also found 3-star hotels from £17 and 4-star hotels from £52.
How much is a hotel in Zanzibar for this weekend?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Zanzibar hotels for this weekend for as low as £8 per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from £11 and 4-star hotels from £52.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near you.
What neighborhoods have the most “character” in Zanzibar City?
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.
Where is best to stay in Zanzibar City with children?
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.
Where is best to look for budget hotels in Zanzibar City?
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.
Where to stay in Zanzibar City for business travelers?
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.

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Best Zanzibar hotels

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Zanzi Resort - Zanzibar - Pool
9.4 Excellent (277 reviews)
Pongwe Beach Hotel - Zanzibar - Bedroom
9.3 Excellent (387 reviews)
Meliá Zanzibar - Zanzibar - Building
9.2 Excellent (845 reviews)
Breezes Beach Club & Spa - Zanzibar - Building
9.2 Excellent (280 reviews)
Park Hyatt Zanzibar - Zanzibar - Building
9.0 Excellent (924 reviews)
Zanzibar Coffee House - Zanzibar - Bedroom
8.9 Excellent (349 reviews)
Chapwani Private Island - Zanzibar - Building
9.1 Excellent (67 reviews)
Baraza Resort & Spa Zanzibar - Zanzibar - Pool
9.7 Excellent (19 reviews)
Mizingani Seafront Hotel - Zanzibar - Building
8.7 Excellent (1,960 reviews)
Al-Minar Hotel - Zanzibar - Bedroom
8.7 Excellent (923 reviews)
Kisiwa House - Zanzibar - Bedroom
8.7 Excellent (426 reviews)
Mangrove Lodge - Zanzibar - Beach
8.7 Excellent (299 reviews)

Best rooms in Zanzibar

Zanzi Resort - Zanzibar - Pool
9.4 Excellent (277 reviews)
The Swahili House - Zanzibar - Bedroom
8.6 Excellent (176 reviews)
Maru Maru Hotel - Zanzibar - Bedroom
8.5 Excellent (746 reviews)

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Zanzibar Serena Hotel - Zanzibar - Bedroom
9.1 Excellent (397 reviews)
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments - Zanzibar - Building
8.4 Excellent (2,334 reviews)