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Maru Maru Hotel
4 out of 5
Gizenga Street, Shangani, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar
The price is £77 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (378 reviews)
Highly recommended

"Excellent! Highly recommended for anyone who wants to stay in Stone Town. There are swankier places but for the budget, this is great."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020

Maru Maru Hotel
TUI Blue Bahari Zanzibar
5 out of 5
Mahonda, Kiwengwa
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £204 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (122 reviews)
A bit of African paradise

"Beautiful 5 star resort. Great food, clean rooms, excellent service. Only concern is the very hard mattress. We stayed in the villa - an upgrade. The standard rooms were also very nice."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

TUI Blue Bahari Zanzibar
Al-Minar Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Plot 96 Shangani, Zanzibar Town
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4.2/5Excellent! (255 reviews)

"Staff was EXTREMELY friendly and super helpful!! My original tour to Prison Island was abruptly cancelled without notice one day. So I asked the front desk if they knew of any tour guides. They immediately hooked me up with a great guide and matched the price of my original tour. Facilities were ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Al-Minar Hotel

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Reef & Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Jambiani Beach, Jambiani
The price is £107 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct
4/5Very Good! (101 reviews)
Mixed Feelings on this one.......

"Lets start by saying we enjoyed our stay. The location is fantastic. We booked a Seafront Bungalow that we strongly recommend and not a lot extra. The room was lovely, the location great but it was destinctly rustic and the bathroom was well overdue for a refurb. We loved the Jetty Bar too BUT BUT ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Reef & Beach Resort
Zanzibar Hotel
3 out of 5
Off Bhangani Street, Zanzibar Town
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4/5Very Good! (112 reviews)

"We booked the Zanzibar Hotel in February 2019 for a stay in August. The week before we travelled we contacted the hotel to request an airport transfer, which their website said they offered. They replied to our Expedia message by saying that the hotel was undergoing refurbishment but we would be ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

Zanzibar Hotel
The Swahili House
2.5 out of 5
Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
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4/5Very Good! (44 reviews)

"The Swahili House is a beautiful hotel nestled in the centre of Stone Town so it’s very easy to get around on foot. The staff were very nice and friendly, and the rooftop restaurant has a wonderful view over the town and the port. The wifi wasn’t so great; so be sure to let your loved ones know that ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

The Swahili House
Asmini Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Kiponda Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
The price is £67 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov
3.9/5Good! (43 reviews)

"This is a really lovely hotel, perfectly situated for walking tours of Stone Town. The rooftop breakfasts were delicious and the staff was attentive and helpful. We had a wonderful stay."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

Asmini Palace Hotel
Mbuyuni Beach Village - Bungalows
2 out of 5
East Coast of Zanzibar, Jambiani
The price is £41 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
3.8/5Good! (104 reviews)

"The only thing to like was location. Based on the was we were treated, i would never recommend this place to anyone. There are ants and insects in every room, food is terrible and cold, run by men that dont even shower/wash their clothes( and they’re the same ones cooking and serving). I saw one ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019

Mbuyuni Beach Village - Bungalows
Africa House Hotel
4 out of 5
Shangani, Zanzibar Town
The price is £63 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
3.8/5Good! (155 reviews)
Great old hotel

"Great old hotel, not over restored. Air con rooms. Very nice atmosphere."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Africa House Hotel
Maars Resort, Chwaka
3 out of 5
Village Chwaka, Chwaka
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3.2/5 (167 reviews)

"It was an amazing experience although there was nothing much to see. We had to go to other places to have the Zanzibar experience."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

Maars Resort, Chwaka
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What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Zanzibar?

Based on reviews, Al-Minar Hotel is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Zanzibar Hotel and Asmini Palace Hotel.

What is staying in Zanzibar like?

Travellers to Zanzibar give high marks for the beaches and local tours. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include Nungwi Beach, Kendwa Beach, and Jambiani Beach. In Zanzibar, there are 527 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

What's the best place for a stay in Zanzibar?

Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 5-star lodge offers 2 outdoor pools and a private beach. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Boutique Hotel Matlai and Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

What should I do while I'm visiting Zanzibar?

The city is notable for landmarks like Christ Church Cathedral, Old Fort, and Livingstone's House. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Nungwi Beach, Kendwa Beach, and Jambiani Beach. Snorkeling, taking local tours, and dolphin watching are top activities, while sights to visit include Kidichi Spice Farm and Zanzibar Ferry Terminal.