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Best Western Plus Zanzibar

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk
Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Best Western Plus Zanzibar

Best Western Plus Zanzibar

3.5 star property
Stone Town hotel in city center

7,8/10 Good

170 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Kinu Cha Taa, Malindi, Zanzibar Town, Mjini Magharibi Region

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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)


  • Hurumzi - 6 min walk
  • Tea House Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Zanzibar Coffee House - 7 min walk
  • Café Foro - 7 min walk
  • Old Fort - 9 min walk

About this property

Best Western Plus Zanzibar

A great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town, Best Western Plus Zanzibar features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per vehicle. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the convenient parking and helpful staff.


Afrikaans, English, 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

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
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

  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited


  • 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
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library


  • Elevator
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

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: EUR 0.97 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 25 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 60 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs EUR 25 (one-way)

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Best Western Plus Zanzibar Hotel
Best Western Plus Zanzibar
Plus Zanzibar Zanzibar Town
Best Western Plus Zanzibar Hotel
Best Western Plus Zanzibar Zanzibar Town
Best Western Plus Zanzibar Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Best Western Plus Zanzibar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Best Western Plus Zanzibar 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
As of 04 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Best Western Plus Zanzibar on 05 December 2022 start from R1 716, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
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.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 25 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 60 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Best Western Plus Zanzibar and nearby?
Best Western Plus Zanzibar has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Best Western Plus Zanzibar?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hurumzi (6-min walk), Tea House Restaurant (6-min walk), and Zanzibar Coffee House (7-min walk).
What's the area around Best Western Plus Zanzibar like?
Best Western Plus Zanzibar is in Stone Town, a short 7-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 8 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

DNT, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

In our opinion, not even close to the Best Western standard, we got to know from other country. Far below expectations. Even having to struggle during 1 week for reasonable Internet connections, moving around between rooftop terrace and reception area to find reasonable connection. Breakfast surprisingly poor.
Lothar, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Did not get a perfect score because the area around the property was a bit undeseriable
MELINA, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Jennifer, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Martha, 5-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The breakfast experience was quite nice, the waterfall wall makes the entrance smell damp. I booked the best room they had. It was fine. The hot water in the shower was mediocre but the rainwater shower head was nice. Overall. I would return.
Kenovia, 2-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

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hayat, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

the staff was very helpful
Angela, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Reni, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Roaches crawling on us while sleeping,tv not working,one bright light for room no lamps,shower not draining properly,mosquito spray odor throughout room,breakfast was not worth mentioning! Bed sheets were not fully clean.Definitely not worth the amount of money charged or ratings it received on orbitz
Omar, 1-night family trip
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