"Very nice hotel and hospitable and helpful staff"
Kisiwa staff have been great with us, we stayed there for three times in different 3 nights. we were allowed to keep our luggage in hotel several times in order to go on Safari.
Hotel very clean, spacious bedrooms, cozy authentic design. Highly recommended.
Zanzibar hotels and resorts usually
lack professionalism when it comes to serving customers. This hotel is no exception. Everything else is consistent
with Hilton hotels. Occasionaly, I disliked
the attidude of staff though the hotel
manager was quite professional.
We stayed at Dhow Palace in Nov 2015 for two nights as part of an extended tour across Tanzania. It suited our needs perfectly; being located right in Stone Town and near the major attractions there. The ambience was great and breakfast was ample and fresh. The staff were friendly and helpful. Well recommended.
This booking was a bit last minute as we were already in Zanzibar. We were extremely fortunate to find this hotel. Room was big and comfortable in the third level. Beautiful old wood decorations. Very clean. Quiet. Had meals at the restaurant a few times and all were very good. Location was close to bars, restaurants, shopping and a small beach.
If you are looking for a clean and good place to stay and for comfort in stonetown, i would deffinitely recommend this hotel. It is in the middle of the town yet feels like away from all that dirt and crowd. Best choice and quality.
But exchange rates are very low in this hotel when compared to anywhere in zanzibar.
Lovely, clean facilities, fabulous view of the Indian Ocean, staff is friendly and helpful, there were only a few peddlers on the beach who were not annoying.The location is central. I felt safe to walk the streets. The people of Stone Town were very nice. They didn't even demand money to have their picture taken! The breakfast buffet would get very repetitious after a few days, you would have to be creative, but it was nice to have the view of the ocean while eating. Restaurant food was good, but it would be nice to have an alcoholic drink with the meal as it was not a licensed facility. We appreciated the kettle, coffee/tea in the room. Overall, I wish we could have less time on our safari, and more time in Stone Town. I hope to return some day.
We spent 9 days in this boutique hotel. It was lovely, our room was so cute with lovely touches from flowers on the bed on arrival to towels laid out in different style each day (even a heart to end our stay). It was beautifully turned down twice a day and made us feel so welcomed. Our room was lovely as a romantic as retreat and to get out of the madness of he markets.
What truly made the hotel was the lovely, thoughtful, ever smiling and helpful staff. Those there morning until night working tirelessly to ensure our needs were met, from room service, freshly squeezed juices to providing a pandit when my partner felt unwell. They went above and beyond with even the guy there coming out to translate for us when our rental car was broken into.
Neema, Jacq, Lucy were wonderful and full of smiles, jokes and warm welcomes. We were very impressed by our boxed breakfast when we had to leave for the airport at 3am and our wake up calls.
Their evening restaurant was lovely and the chef really paid attention to detail with his food.
My only issue at the hotel would be we chose the room that was on a busy noisier side (fine at night as the AC drowned out the noise) but the room was so lovely we didn't really mind.
Perhaps good to have more guide books, points of interest knowledge and maps but I found all the amazing places to go from trip advisor to be honest.
The location was perfect not too on the main road and near the markets.
This hotel is housed in a an old, original building and is beautiful decorated. My room had lots of space and had everything I needed, including airco, good bed. fridge and little old fashion but good bathroom. The hotel is middle sized and has a real friendly atmosphere. Pity there is no swimmingpool in the big garden.
Internet was available, but only good in the lounge area
Carved wooden doors punctuate the narrow alleys that interlace the coral stone houses, shops, bazaars, and mosques of this ancient city on the Indian Ocean. Along the seafront, the Palace of Wonders and Sultan's Palace have been dedicated as museums to Swahili and Zanzibar culture. Visitors can also tour the Hamani Persian Baths or visit the Old Fort for daily performances in its stone arena.
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