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The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.0 / 5Good
77 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Malindi Mosque
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Beit el-Sahel (Palace Museum)
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Shakti Temple
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)
    8 min drive

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    About this area

    Zanzibar Town

    Located in Zanzibar Town's Stone Town neighbourhood, The Seyyida Hotel And Spa is in the historical district and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shangani Beach and Nakupenda Beach. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Malindi Mosque - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Beit el-Sahel (Palace Museum) - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Shakti Temple - 2 min walk
    • Popular Location
      House of Wonders - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 5 min walk

    Getting around

    • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 8 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • The Seyyida Rooftop – Ocean-view restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.

    About this property

    The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

    This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, 24-hour room service and a business centre. All 17 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • No on-site parking available
    • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request

    Food and drink

    • Free full breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Full-service spa

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities


    • Front-desk safe
    • No lifts
    • Reception hall

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • Business centre
    • Meeting rooms


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Rooftop terrace


    • Aromatherapy
    • Body treatments
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massages


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning


    • Hairdryer


    • flat-screen TV
    • satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Minibar


    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Beach access

    Where to eat

    • The Seyyida Rooftop – Ocean-view restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    Unique blend of exotic yet contemporary hotel

    First...they let us check-in 4 hours early and gave us a late check-out! When you are a weary traveler, little things make a difference. And the staff at the spa stayed late so I could treat myself to a pedicure! Second...we were treated to a welcome drink on their rooftop bar/restaurant. I simply cannot imagine a better spot to view the Indian Ocean and sites of Stonetown. And the menu was varied and entries delicious. Third...the room was vast! High ceilings, antique furniture, grand entrance to the bed, and the fabrics were colorful and cozy. All you needed-hot water, refrigerator, fluffy pillows and safe. Lastly, the location within Stonetown allows one to explore fully. Recommend Seyyida Hotel & Spa as a perfect spot to begin or end your trip in Zanzibar.

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Central Stone Town Boutique Hotel

    Calm oasis in a bustling area of Stone Town with beautiful rooftop terrace

    Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019


    The pictures aren’t a great representation of what your actually getting, the room looked much larger and the balcony should not be classified as a balcony since there was barely enough room for a chair. The staff were pleasant but under trained. In the restaurant every meal we ordered something and it wasn’t available. When we were finally able to order something available it took a long time to receive and was inconsistent to what we had previously ordered and enjoyed, particularly the cocktails. In our room there was a broken toilet seat, a leaking shower, calcium buildup in the shower head meant it sprayed all over the floor and the bedside table PowerPoint was hanging off the wall. It was great to be able to book tours through reception but the description for what could be anticipated was very poor, a two hour tour for $35USD ended up being a four hour tour for twice as much plus a tip. Although maintenance issues were communicated to management on check out just to give them a heads up the owner didn’t seem bothered and tried to excuse the shower head due to poor water when the night before we stayed in a resort which had no issue only half an hour away. Unfortunately as much as the staff were pleasant and the location was good we won’t be staying again.

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    What a fantastic hotel! I absolutely loved my room- I booked the king suite and it was huge- suitable for 2 couples as the room has separate areas with 2 king beds and in the middle is the bathroom. Both sections have a seating area and one has the tv. Internet connection wasn’t the best but it was better in the lobby. The restaurant offered a fantastic breakfast- the bacon was beef and a bit hard to chew though. The location is perfect to access the ferry terminal- about a 4 minute walk. Wonderful location is stonetown! I will definitely rebook. Also, the pool was a little iffy but there were plenty of chairs to lounge and chill. The staff was friendly and had 24-hour coverage.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    Comfortable little hotel

    Overall nice hotel with nice small pool. Very friendly staff and clean rooms. Only problem was the mosquito net was poorly set up and didn’t close up which left with extremely bad sleep.

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

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