Zanzibar hotels – any recommendations?

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  • peter19
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    I’m looking to draw some experience from forum members to recommend any Zanzibar hotels/Accommodation?

    This is less business but more a downtime/leisure request but I hope some of you have had experience from your extensive traveling.
    I am looking for 5 star, higher end hotel/accommodation but aside from this there is no direct requirement apart from good food and overall experience – at the moment!
    cheers


    Charles-P
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    We stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton last year, right on the beach. Not really a business hotel but wonderful to stay at.


    Stowage222
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    peter- all the top tourist hotels are mainly Italian run and can be found along the East coast of the Island. I’ve stayed a couple of times in the Tembo hotel which is right on the beach in Stone Town and has a lot of history. When I was there in the late 1990’s it was a dry hotel (the only disappointment for me) but it gives you a real feel for the Island. Definitely not ‘high end’ but more authentic!


    Simon
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    Head to the east coast. At the top end, somewhere like Xanadu Villas is exceptional.
    Also very good are The Palms, Zanzibar, Breezes and also Baraza. Smaller, more intimate places, not massive chain resorts.


    peter19
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    Charles-P, Stowage222 and Simon thanks for the suggestions. I have had a look at some of those very briefly and I will in more detail over the weekend. Simon, some of those look fantastic and exactly what we are after style wise although the cost was pretty up there on some. It’s for our honeymoon so it needs to be special but this is the relaxing part/week after a safari so I’m also trying to find the balance.


    sandtrekker
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    peter – try the Zanzibar Serena Hotel. Great location and be sure to head to the nearby Forodhoni Gardens in the evening where you have a large variety of market stalls selling barbecued fish and veg and all kinds of fruit juices. Also, an evening cruise on a dhow is a lot of fun.


    stainforth
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    Hi
    I stayed at Dreams of Zanzibar, good food , place to relax as well as business center


    peter19
    Participant

    some more good suggestions – thank you. has anybody stayed in the white sands?


    Andy
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    Hideaway of Nungwi – http://www.hideawaynungwi.com/en/ – have stayed there three times now. Excellent, high quality all-inclusive with very nice sparkling wine and wine in general. Great food, especially the seafood, naturally! 🙂 About an hour’s drive from Stone Town.


    rodders
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    hi
    We spent a couple of days at the Park Hyatt in Stonetown in February and then a few days at the Residence, both were excellent and can highly recommend, enjoy.


    rodders
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    oh, also try Emerson Spice for dinner, you need to book but a great experience, this is in Stonetown.
    Cheers


    peter19
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    Andy and Rodders thanks for the suggestions. I have noted the hideaway and also have come across the Residence. The residence has come up a few times and one of the travel company’s preferred selections but I was not sure from the web and reviews how it was so its good to know these are recommend options.

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