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Overview of The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

4-star property
4-star hotel in Stone Town with spa and outdoor pool

8,0/10 Very good

137 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is R2 258
Price available on 2023/02/16
Kijangwani, Stonetown, Zanzibar Town

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 23 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Mercury's Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Hurumzi - 3 min walk
  • Tea House Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Zanzibar Coffee House - 4 min walk
  • Old Fort - 5 min walk

About this property

The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

A great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town, The Seyyida Hotel And Spa features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TZS 45987.00 per vehicle. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in massages, aromatherapy, or mani/pedis, and The Seyyida Rooftop serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this upscale hotel. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, The Seyyida Spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


The Seyyida Rooftop - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2321.34 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 45987.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for TZS 30.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 16 and 17 costs TZS 1 (roundtrip)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Seyyida Hotel
Seyyida Hotel Zanzibar Town
Seyyida Zanzibar Town
The Seyyida Hotel Spa
The Seyyida Spa Zanzibar Town
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa Hotel
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa Zanzibar Town
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does The Seyyida Hotel And Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Seyyida Hotel And Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 45987.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa and nearby?
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Seyyida Hotel And Spa?
Yes, The Seyyida Rooftop offers ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Zanzibar Coffee House (4-min walk), Old Fort (5-min walk), and Café Foro (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Seyyida Hotel And Spa like?
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa is a short 5-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 6 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Alexzandrea, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Overall for one night stayed, it was a good experience. Although, I thought that it was noisy outside, the bathroom needed maintenance, and some of the furniture appears that they needed cleaning. The restaurant was out of beers one afternoon, which seems unusual. There was gap/holes in the mosquito netting above the bed. It seems like the hotel needs some care and some love. The pictures on the website are not representative of the hotel.
Patrick, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Tired and in need of a refurb.
On arrival we were informed we'd been 'upgraded' as our room was in use for another guest. This was not an upgrade but a large family room on the ground floor for one night only. Unfortunately, the room was located next to an alley where mopeds and motorcycles were driven all night. We hardly had any sleep as we would be woken by the next vehicle every time we dropped off to sleep. Some passersby even knocked on the windows at all hours The bar ran out of normal beer and only had small bottles of lite. The kitchen could not make toast on request. The toilet for the restaurant/ bar area is disgusting and smelt of urine. The bathrooms in the rooms are tired and grotty. Cracked sinks, loose and broken toilet seats that don't fit the toilets. The electrics were so bad, they were dangerous. Bared conductors on the metal bed side lights being the worst example. Light switches that did not work and arced when switching, but did not turn on the lights. Only one bedside light and table for double beds in some of the rooms. Why? Air conditioning worked well in every room we used; three in total. Towels were well past their best and stained even after laundry. One of the reception staff and the cleaners were very helpful, but the rest of the staff just didn't seem that interested in doing a good job. Had a chat with other guests who'd also had to request different rooms due to late night noise issues or malfunctioning equipment. Would try elsewhere if we were to return.
Joanne, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The locatoin, the staff and hotel is wonderful. I was in room 402 and would have like to see the bathroom fittings update and maintained, The toilet flush constantly made noice and kept running, the shower heat was blocked and the wash hand basin faucet was well worn. These are easy items to sort and keep looking fresh. I would still come back despite these as they did not affect my stay.
Nawir, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location is superb, it is a clean and very well managed property, staff are friendly and service oriented and their manager 'Maureen' is very capable and professional..pleasure to do business with. what can be improved is more wheel chair friendliness to be introduced and somesort of a lift or elevator even if a tight/small external one so people with disabilities can enjoy your roof top restaurant and terrace and enjoy its breath taking views that are so memorable and among your best property assets or attractions.
HADEEL, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Accessibility to all interesting places around Forodhani, staff very warm and supportive. Even allowed me a late check out on last day because i had an evening flight.
Jared, 4-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I was so amazed by how friendly and accommodating the was to me. The setup my ride to a from the airport, and gave me dining suggestions of local restaurants. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I will Highly recommended staying at the Sayyida when visiting Zanzibar.
Shawn, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Free breakfast was $15 per person
The room was enormous and beautiful. The location is great, close enough to walk to/from the ferry in daylight. The hotel would not honor the free breakfast that said we would get. But I blame that on because they subcontracted with and did not select the free breakfast option.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing location and property.. In the heart of stonetown. Beautiful views from the roof top and amazing food. Stayed here for 5 days and it our 12th hotel in zanzibar after 2 months of honeymooning and I must say it was a highlight of the hotel experiences.
Okan, 4-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Uncomfortable and dark
The greatest thing about this hotel is their talent for photo shop. This hotel was the worst we’ve stayed at in 10 years, incredibly noisy, bed was extremely uncomfortable and our room had no light due to facing a cement wall, an apartment from across the alley could look directly into our room. The staff was nice but the surroundings outside did not feel safe at night time.
1-night trip
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