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"Great location. Not modern, but great character. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Shangani Beach

Close to the beach

With a stay at this Stone Town hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Shangani Beach and 3 miles (5 km) of Nakupenda Beach. Old Fort and Forodhani Gardens are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a poolside bar. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like full breakfast and free self parking. An area shuttle, a shopping center shuttle, and laundry facilities are also offered.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 30 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and coffee/tea makers.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$56* Per night/room May 19 - May 20

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Dhow Palace Hotel ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dhow Palace Hotel

Everyone (2)
4 out of 5
Great location. Not modern, but great character.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015

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2 out of 5

Beds too small, uncomfortable stay

Pros: The room was huge.
Cons: Beds, air-conditioning and water pressure.
Location: Good central location, near restaurants and beach, and an ATM nearby.
We have stayed at Dhow Palace for three nights and had a twin room in the old wing at the third floor. The room was huge, but without a balcony. Beds were too small (1.80m) for our length (1.86m), which made them very uncomfortable. Because of the small beds and the noisy air-conditioning we didn’t have one good night of sleep. There was hardly any water pressure in the shower.

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between May 11 and June 10.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. An indoor pool, a terrace, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at Dhow Palace Hotel. An area shuttle within 60 km and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are available for a fee. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Zanzibar Town hotel.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) (7.5 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle within 60 km, ferry terminal shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dhow Palace Hotel offers 30 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

The front desk at this property 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.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Dhow Palace Hotel

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

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.

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.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 (one-way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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You should know

  • In accordance with local laws, unmarried guests may be restricted from sharing rooms. Guests are obligated to provide proof of marriage, if requested by the property.
  • Dhow Palace Hotel offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • Alcohol isn't served or allowed at Dhow Palace Hotel.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.