This hotel is described as a living museum dedicated to furniture, art and ornaments which found their way by dhow to the shores of Zanzibar over past centuries.
While the history of this stately building dates back to the 1500’s, the Dhow Palace Hotel was officially opened in 1993 and welcomes both leisure and corporate travellers to enjoy its lavish interiors. This exclusive boutique hotel is set in the Shangani area of Stone Town with easy access to the town’s facilities and beach.
While no alcohol is served at this hotel, there are loads of nearby restaurants and bars where one can go for a drink. The easy-going and tranquil atmosphere provides welcome respite from the hubbub of the streets outside.
Stay in either one of 29 standard rooms or the luxurious Presidential Suite. Sleep in ultimate luxury on traditional Sultan-size 4-poster beds with Zanzibari artefacts and Indian ornaments adding to the allure of this striking place.
All the rooms are well-appointed and feature air conditioning, fans, satellite TVs, mini bars, hairdryers, electric kettles as well as Wi-Fi. En-suite bathrooms boast old-style tubs, showers and hot water. The balconies all look out over a lovely courtyard with palms and the swimming pool.
Dhow Palace has a lounge that has an impressive selection of antique ornaments and furniture. A rooftop restaurant serves fresh seafood dishes as well as local and intercontinental cuisine. Light snacks and refreshments are available throughout the day.
The swimming pool provides much needed respite from the heat. This boutique hotel also offers a games room with a pool table as well as a table-football table.
Guests can take some time to explore Stone Town and unveil its hidden treasures. Spend time on the beach, embark on a spice tour, do whatever you fancy in this mystical city of cultures and history.