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Tembo House Hotel And Apartments
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Private beach
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Pool with view
  4. Free parking
  5. Restaurant
  6. Spa
  7. Massage
  8. Sauna
"My wife and I flew into Zanzibar and spent our first 3 days in Stone Town The first night Tembo put us in the Tembo Apartments which is in a separate building across the street without a view of the Zanzibar Channel. The desk manager promised to move us and the next 2 nights we were in Room 026 which was a fantastic corner suite with balcony overlooking the Channel. Tembo is short walk to old Fort and Wonder House Boats to Prison Island tortoise sanctuary leave from in front of the hotel No alcohol at Hotel restaurant but there are other venues literally next door Hyatt Hotel is next door as well Book Tembo water view and you will be pleased"
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8.5

Excellent

406 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 132
Heart of Zanzibar Bungalows
Paje,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi
  2. Swimming pool
  3. Restaurant
  4. Massage
  5. Bar
  6. Family room
  7. Pets allowed
  8. Water sports
"Its a lovely place with a very nice view , clean also and not far away from the beach Staff are friendly and nice people that will show you around and would help if needed"
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8

Excellent

15 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 44
Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Beach
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Swimming pool
  4. Free parking
  5. Fitness center
  6. Restaurant
  7. Massage
  8. Pool (kids)
"Breakfast here is awesome!!! Also near the Zanzibar ferry and about 5-10 min from night food market - great location. "
8.7

Excellent

373 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 109
Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique Hotel
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Beach
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Swimming pool
  4. Free parking
  5. Fitness center
  6. Restaurant
  7. Spa
  8. Bar
"I was extremely impressed with the 3 nights I spent at the Zanzibar Grand Palace. The room was excellent with good facilities and very comfortable. The hotel is fantastically designed and the rooftop restaurant is a wonderful spot. The location is great being close to both Forodhani Gardens and Darajani Markets but being very peaceful and quiet. I had a wonderful stay here and would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a reasonably-priced, clean hotel in a good location with exceptional staff and a wonderful design."
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8

Excellent

188 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 83
Stonetown View Inn
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi
  2. Car parking
  3. Restaurant
  4. Spa
  5. Family room
  6. Express check-in/check-out
  7. 24-hour room service
  8. Breakfast
"At first when we arrived there was a bit of confusion about our booking. Also as we checked in very early (as I had requested in advance) we were first given a room that was already occupied by someone else. When I pointed out that there was already someone elses stuff in the room they moved us to a different room. This time the room had no window and I requested to have a room with a window. For me it is not about the view but a safety thing, what if there is a fire? We were told that they had no other rooms available at the moment but that we could keep our luggage in here until later when a room with a window would be available. After all this we ended up in a large tripple room with a window and we were both happy with it. The hotel is within walking distance to everything in Stonetown but also quite close to the harbour and might not be the best area to stay in if you are travelling as a single woman. We had no problems in the area as a couple though. Worth the price."
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7.1

Very good

45 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 31
Sunseabar Beach Hotel Kendwa
Kendwa,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Private beach
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Swimming pool
  4. Free parking
  5. Fitness center
  6. Restaurant
  7. Massage
  8. Bar
"The location is amazing close to the beach."
7.1

Very good

16 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 82
Maru Maru Hotel
Stone Town,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi
  2. Pool with view
  3. Free parking
  4. Fitness center
  5. Restaurant
  6. Spa
  7. Massage
  8. Bar
"We stayed at this hotel for 1 night en route to Matamwe, Zanzibar. After looking for ages for a reasonably priced hotel (very few exist in Zanzibar!), we landed on Maru Maru as it had received excellent reviews on various websites and was reasonably priced. Rooms: We found the rooms to be very comfortable and spacious. (The bathroom was huge!) They were quite luxurious compared to the other places we'd stayed in Tanzania. The only drawback is that our particular room (311) was right near the kitchen, so light sleepers may find this an issue. Speaking of the kitchen, the food was delicious - the best buffet breakfast we've had in Tanzania so far. Location: The location was exceptional, only a few minutes walk to the Old Fort, the House of Wonders and, best of all, Forodhani Gardens where we ate on two occasions. Stone Town is not particularly big, so you can walk to most places of interest from the hotel. Service: Impeccable. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. The driver took our luggage and even walked us individually to the front door with an umbrella (it was raining quite heavily when we first arrived). The reception staff were very friendly and helpful with booking tours and also very responsive to emails. Best of all, we'd noticed that in Africa, most porters and staff will hover after bringing luggage to your room, or accompanying you if you carry your own luggage. They are obviously waiting for a tip and if you've carried your own luggage, it's a bit awkward if you don't want to give one - even moreso if they get angry. The Maru Maru staff never did this but always walked away with a smile. The first time I'd seen this in Tanzania."
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8.6

Excellent

187 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 134
Mnarani Beach Cottages
Nungwi,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Private beach
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Swimming pool
  4. Free parking
  5. Restaurant
  6. Spa
  7. Massage
  8. Bar
"The hotel was very nice and the food was lovely (especially on local night). But the best thing about this hotel was the staff. They were so lovely, helpful and kind all the times! You can also book trips there. The hotel is right at the beach and the view is outstanding!"
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8.2

Excellent

156 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 133
Kwanza Resort - By SUNRISE
Kizimkazi,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Private beach
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Swimming pool
  4. Free parking
  5. Fitness center
  6. Restaurant
  7. Spa
  8. Massage
"It was secluded and setting was magical."
9.3

Exceptional

14 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 401
Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa - Deluxe All Inclusive
Matemwe,Zanzibar - View on map
  1. Private beach
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Pool with view
  4. Free parking
  5. Fitness center
  6. Restaurant
  7. Spa
  8. Massage
"(+)very clean rooms, spacious with welcome drink and fruits ."
9.4

Exceptional

172 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 500

Fast facts about Zanzibar, Tanzania

Accommodations1,324 properties
Popular hotelEmerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa - Deluxe All Inclusive
Popular areaNungwi
Nightly rates from£10
AirportAbeid Amani Karume International Airport

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What are the best places to stay in Zanzibar for families?

Accommodations in Zanzibar that are highly scored by families include Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa - Deluxe All Inclusive, Kendwa Rocks Hotel and Tembo House Hotel And Apartments.

What properties located in Zanzibar are exceptionally rated with respect to sanitation?

Resortslocated in Zanzibar that is well rated with respect to hygiene include Zanzibar Sunrise at Bandas, Villa Huruma and Zanziblue.

What properties in Zanzibar are well rated with respect to room comfort and quality?

Hotelslocated in Zanzibar that is highly rated regarding room comfort and quality include Warere Beach, Pongwe Bay Resort and Zenji Hotel.

What are the very best resorts around Zanzibar equipped with swimming pools?

Verified vacationers to Zanzibar have given exceptional reviews regarding the swimming pools at Mizingani Seafront Hotel, Dhow Palace Hotel and The Z Hotel.

What are the preferred accommodations in Zanzibar which have restaurants?

Resorts that have restaurants found in Zanzibar which are exceptionally rated include BIANCO AZZURRO Hotel & Restaurant, Zanzigo and Zanzigo.

What are the best hotels in Zanzibar with fitness center?

Resorts which have fitness center in Zanzibar that are well rated include Fumbatown Cozy 1 bed Apartment, Comfortable apartments on Zanzibar and Kuti House Stone Town Zanzibar.

What are some forthcoming holidays in Zanzibar?

Holidays that are coming up in city_name include Republic Day on 12/9/2023, Christmas Day on 12/25/2023, and Boxing Day on 12/26/2023.

When should I make a trip to Zanzibar?

Last year, Zanzibar garnered its most visitors during the month of December. Nevertheless, you may want to consider other months during which there are less guests, as the most popular attractions will be less packed.

How long should I stay in Zanzibar?

In the past 3 months, visitors remain in Zanzibar for 1 nights on average. The optimal duration for your trip will depend on what you'd like to see and do while there.

Is evidence of vaccination needed to enter Zanzibar?

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to enter Zanzibar from outside the country. For additional information, please speak to local authority or visit here.

Is pre-departure covid test expected for fully vaccinated travelers to enter Zanzibar?

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required to enter Zanzibar. For up-to-date and detailed information on travel restrictons, please take a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to travel to, or go to here.

Is covid test upon arrival needed for fully vaccinated visitors to enter Zanzibar?

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival when entering Zanzibar from outside the country. For up-to-date and in depth information on travel restrictons, please have a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you hope to travel to, or go to here.

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More about Zanzibar

Discover the Best Time to Visit Zanzibar for Your Dream Vacation

Zanzibar is a tropical paradise located off the coast of Tanzania. The archipelago is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rich cultural heritage. The best time to visit Zanzibar is from June to October, which is the dry season. During this time, the weather is warm and sunny, and the sea is calm, making it ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The months of July and August are the busiest and most expensive, so it's best to book your hotel in advance to avoid disappointment.

Uncover the Top Reasons to Visit Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is a unique destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you're a beach lover, history buff, or foodie, there's plenty to see and do on the island. One of the top reasons to visit Zanzibar is its beautiful beaches. With its white sand, turquoise water, and palm trees, Zanzibar's beaches are some of the best in the world. Another reason to visit Zanzibar is its rich cultural heritage. The island has a fascinating history that is reflected in its architecture, music, and cuisine. Finally, Zanzibar is a great place to relax and unwind. The island has a laid-back vibe that makes it the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Explore the Must-Visit Attractions and Fun Things to Do in Zanzibar

Zanzibar has a wealth of attractions and activities to suit all tastes. One of the must-visit attractions on the island is Stone Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stone Town is the historic center of Zanzibar City and is famous for its narrow streets, colorful markets, and historic buildings. Another popular attraction is the Jozani Forest Reserve, which is home to the rare red colobus monkey. Other fun things to do in Zanzibar include snorkeling, diving, and taking a spice tour. Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island, and visitors can take a tour of the island's spice plantations to learn about the various spices grown on the island.

How to Travel to Zanzibar: Tips and Tricks for a Hassle-Free Trip

Getting to Zanzibar is relatively easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a hassle-free trip. The main airport on the island is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which is located in Zanzibar City. Many airlines operate flights to Zanzibar from major cities around the world. Once you arrive in Zanzibar, you can take a taxi or a shuttle bus to your hotel. It's a good idea to book your airport transfer in advance to avoid any confusion or delays. If you're traveling from mainland Tanzania, you can take a ferry to Zanzibar. The ferry journey takes around two hours and is a great way to see the island from the water.

Where to Stay in Zanzibar: The Ultimate Guide to Accommodations

Zanzibar has a wide range of accommodations to suit all budgets and tastes. Whether you're looking for a luxury beach resort or a budget guesthouse, you're sure to find something that meets your needs. Some of the top hotels in Zanzibar include Antonio Garden Hotel, Spice Palace Hotel, Nungwi Beach Resort by Turaco, Mahali Zanzibar, and Warere Beach. These hotels offer a range of amenities, including swimming pools, restaurants, and spa services. If you're on a budget, there are plenty of guesthouses and hostels in Zanzibar that offer affordable accommodation.

Indulge in the Flavors of Zanzibar: What to Eat and Drink on Your Trip

Zanzibar is famous for its spices, and the island's cuisine reflects this. Some of the must-try dishes in Zanzibar include biryani, a fragrant rice dish made with spices and meat or vegetables, and pilau, a spiced rice dish that is similar to biryani. Seafood is also popular in Zanzibar, and you can find fresh fish and shellfish at many of the island's restaurants. If you're looking for a sweet treat, try the Zanzibar pizza, which is a savory crepe filled with vegetables, meat, or cheese. When it comes to drinks, be sure to try the freshly squeezed sugarcane juice, which is sold at many of the street stalls in Zanzibar.

Why Agoda.com is Your Best Bet for Booking a Hotel in Zanzibar

When it comes to booking a hotel in Zanzibar, Agoda.com is your best bet. Agoda.com offers a wide range of hotels in Zanzibar, from budget guesthouses to luxury beach resorts. With Agoda.com, you can easily compare prices, read reviews from other travelers, and book your hotel online. Agoda.com also offers a best price guarantee, so you can be sure that you're getting the best deal on your hotel. Finally, Agoda.com has a 24/7 customer service team that is available to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Pro Tips for Travelers Planning a Trip to Zanzibar, Tanzania

If you're planning a trip to Zanzibar, there are a few pro tips that can help you make the most of your trip. First, be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent, as the sun can be strong and the mosquitoes can be pesky. Second, dress modestly when visiting Stone Town or other conservative areas of the island. Finally, be prepared to haggle when shopping at the markets in Zanzibar. Bargaining is a common practice in Zanzibar, and you can often get a better price by negotiating with the vendors.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Around Zanzibar for Adventurers

Getting around Zanzibar is relatively easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind. The most common way to get around the island is by taxi, which is relatively cheap and convenient. However, if you're feeling adventurous, you can also rent a scooter or a bicycle to explore the island on your own. Another fun way to get around Zanzibar is by dhow, which is a traditional wooden boat. Dhows can be rented for day trips or overnight excursions, and they offer a unique way to see the island from the water.