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Park Hyatt Zanzibar
5 out of 5
Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £251 per night
34.42 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (141 reviews)

"Amazing property in a truly stunning place. Staff were soo friendly and helpful. Rooms were beautiful, clean, amazing views of the ocean/beach. Can’t recommend this property more"…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
4 out of 5
90 / 90A Shanghani, Zanzibar Town
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34.4 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (353 reviews)

"The hotel is nice! The AC worked well, the WIFI was OK, but not great, the dinner was delicious! The workers were very nice and they went above and beyond! The only I didn’t like was that I paid for a breakfast buffet, but during the two mornings, it was served a la Carte and it was kinda slow. Other ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi
4 out of 5
Nungwi Village, Nungwi
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12.82 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (404 reviews)

"Great location, nice, rooms, tasty food, friendly and helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

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Zanzi Resort
5 out of 5
Kama, Zanzibar, Kama
The price is £193 per night
27.64 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)

"Loved the privacy the pool and gardens not keen on the food"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Zanzi Resort
Dhow Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Kenyatta Road / Baghani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
The price is £67 per night
34.44 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (221 reviews)
Nice place

"After spending 10 days on the mainland I was expecting the hospitality to be the same. There was a completely different vibe here but nothing unpleasant."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

Dhow Palace Hotel
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town
The price is £49 per night
34.34 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (364 reviews)

"The Tembo hotel offers a very unique location, on a beautiful beach where small local boats are waiting to take you on a tour of beautiful small islets a few miles off the coast. Its historical setting and romantic architecture definitely add to the experience. The hotel is also at the center of ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
Nungwi Dreams
5 out of 5
North Coast, Nungwi
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11.8 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (59 reviews)

"Loved everything about the property. It's location right at the beach, the pool was clean and gorgeous. The staff was very friendly and very well educated on hospitality. All staff I met had a degree in hospitality and were very professional. The services are excellent and would like to commend Laizer, ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Nungwi Dreams
Hotel La Gemma dell'Est - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Zanzibara
The price is £188 per night
12.86 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (137 reviews)

"Room and bathroom slightly tired ( refurb coming soon as hotel been bought by RIU.) Gardens and grounds superbly maintained. Food choices cater for everyone. Staff v friendly but limited English. Beach superb."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Hotel La Gemma dell'Est - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only
The price is £193 per night
12.79 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (287 reviews)

"Long before we flew, we specifically contacted the hotel to say we would be arriving very early to the property and was there some arrangement we could make for an early check in. We never received a response until the day before iur flight and that was an auto reply that someone might contact us ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2020

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Mahonda, 100, Zanzibar, Kiwengwa
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14.99 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (94 reviews)

"We had a wonderful two nights, we here my boyfriend. We were able to enjoy"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach - All Inclusive
Maru Maru Hotel
4 out of 5
Gizenga Street, Shangani, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar
The price is £95 per night
34.23 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (377 reviews)

"Really a great location, close to all the amenities you can ask for. In particular the roof top restaurant with great views of the ocean was just great."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Maru Maru Hotel
Essque Zalu Zanzibar
5 out of 5
Nungwi Village, Nungwi
The price is £281 per night
12.07 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (59 reviews)

"Amazing and unforgettable experience!!!!! Hope to be back!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Essque Zalu Zanzibar
The Z Hotel
4 out of 5
Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Nungwi
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12.93 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (340 reviews)

"Such an incredible hotel to stay at, every single aspect was beautiful and could not reccomend this hotel more!"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

The Z Hotel
Reef & Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Jambiani Beach, Jambiani
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £44 per night
42.73 mi from city centre
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
Melia Zanzibar
5 out of 5
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £383 per night
15.6 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (169 reviews)

"Large property with many all inclusive restaurants, nice pools. The level area is much better then the main area, so upgrade to premium is worth the money."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

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Visiting Zanzibar

Travellers to Zanzibar give high marks for the beaches and local tours. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its entertainment. Top sights in the city include Nungwi Beach, Kendwa Beach and Jambiani Beach.

  • There are 575 hotels and other accommodation options in Zanzibar
  • The closest major airport is in Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), 36.4 mi (58.6 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Pemba Island (PMA), 41.4 mi (66.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in 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. Snorkelling, taking a tour and dolphin viewing are top activities, while sights to visit include Kidichi Spice Farm and Zanzibar Ferry Terminal.

Other favourite sights in Zanzibar include Mnemba Island, Mapenzi Beach and Kiwengwa Beach.

Dressing for Zanzibar

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 33°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 31°C, whilst the average at night is 23°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 29°C with night-time averages of 22°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 32°C and night-time averages of 22°C
  • Zanzibar gets about 35 millimetres of rain per year
  • Usually February and March are the hottest months with an average of 33°C, whereas July and August are often coldest, averaging 22°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Zanzibar?
Mvuvi Boutique Resort is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star resort offers a private beach and free breakfast. It is located a short 1-minute walk from Kiwengwa Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Zanzi Resort and Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Zanzibar, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals in Zanzibar.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Zanzibar?
Based on reviews, Zanzibar Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Mbuyuni Beach Village - Bungalows and TUI Blue Bahari Zanzibar.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday to Zanzibar?
Tausi Palace Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 2 restaurants and free valet parking. Other good options for your child-friendly holiday include Villa Kiva and Mbuyuni Beach Village - Bungalows. Also, attractions such as Mnarani Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Natural Aquarium are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday to Zanzibar?
Fruit & Spice Wellness Resort Zanzibar is a favourite 5-star resort for couples, and features a full-service spa and a private beach. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Diamonds Mapenzi Beach - All Inclusive and Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa.
What's the best all-inclusive hotel in Zanzibar?
Melia Zanzibar is a 5-star hotel featuring 5 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools, and a favourite with Expedia travellers. Other good choices for your holiday include Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa and Hotel La Gemma dell’Est - All Inclusive.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Zanzibar?
Mvuvi Boutique Resort is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Pongwe Beach Hotel and Konokono Beach Resort. Head to Nungwi Beach or Kendwa Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury hotel in Zanzibar?
Park Hyatt Zanzibar is a 5-star hotel with an ocean-view restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Matemwe Lodge and Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Zanzibar?
Boutique Hotel Matlai is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a poolside restaurant and a beach bar. The Z Hotel and Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only are other choices for a boutique stay.

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