Dhow Palace Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Stone Town with indoor pool and restaurant

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Dhow Palace Hotel

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Property entrance
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In-room safe, soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Shower, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Dhow Palace Hotel

8,4 out of 10 Very good
8,4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Kenyatta Road / Baghani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town, 397400
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Twin Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Triple Room

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea View

  • 20 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Single Room

  • 10 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Double Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 14 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cape Town Fish Market - 6 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 6 min walk
  • Abyssinian Maritim - 2 min walk
  • Beach House Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • House Of Karafuu - 4 min walk

About this property

Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel is just 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours). After having fun at the indoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a poolside bar, a children's pool, and a snack bar/deli.


Danish, English, French, Hindi, Norwegian, Swahili, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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

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
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle within 60 km*
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool loungers


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An indoor pool
  • Arcade/game room


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer


  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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

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: USD 5.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 (one-way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
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.

Also known as

Dhow Hotel
Dhow Palace
Dhow Palace Hotel
Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
Dhow Palace Zanzibar Town
Hotel Dhow
Hotel Dhow Palace
Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel
Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
Dhow Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town
Dhow Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/stone Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Dhow Palace Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dhow Palace Hotel 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 Dhow Palace Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dhow Palace Hotel?
You can check in from noon - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Dhow Palace Hotel and nearby?
Dhow Palace Hotel has an indoor pool and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Dhow Palace Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers pool views.
What's the area around Dhow Palace Hotel like?
Dhow Palace Hotel is located near Nakupenda Beach in Stone Town, a short 5-minute walk from House of Wonders and 5 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach.



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10/10 Exceptional

Welcome Home
Lovely hotel. Very helpful staff. This is my 2nd time in Zanzibar and 2nd time in this hotel. I would definitely stay here again. Welcome Home.
Patricia, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean, convenient, well-located, with friendly and helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed my 4 nights there. Has personality the bigger, cookie cutter hotels don't have.
Kenneth, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Tone Iren, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Dhow Palace was a great place to stay, convenient to everything that Stone Town has to offer. The staff is amazing, very friendly and super helpful in organizing taxis and tours, and recommending activities as needed. The breakfast was also plentiful with varying options on a daily basis, unlike some places that offer the same exact things everyday. Housekeeping also came to the rooms on a daily basis to spray against mosquitos as a safety precaution. This was out first time in Zanzibar and we were there as a group for a couple of days. We wanted to experience different types of accomodations, and also had booked an Airbnb for a part of our stay, a decision we immediately regretted once we saw both places. Even after checking out, we still ended going back to Dhow Palace almost on a daily basis for one reason or another for the remainder of our stay in Zanzibar. Highly recommend.
Abiy, 5-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Friendly staff that provided good customer service. Walking distance to shops and restutants
Maryam, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

evelyn, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

evelyn, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Sanne Mussa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very friendly and attractive hotel, staff happy and invariably helpful. A good place to stay although it is in a busy area of Stone Town.
Peter, 9-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay
Really amazing place, would highly recommend to anyone!
Heather, 1-night trip
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