Stone Town, Zanzibar City

3.3
#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Zanzibar Island
This Stone Town hotel in Zanzibar features a contemporary Conference Center - a renovated historic building which boasts impressive brass ceiling lamps and classic décor. The top floor of the center is an expansive open space with windows opening out to the sights and sounds of the stone city - the perfect venue for a magical wedding or a corporate function for 6 to 200 guests. Take advantage of the complimentary 24-hour business center, contemporary A/V facilities and creative onsite catering services.

All of the inviting guest rooms and suites at this Stone Town hotel feature unique furniture, beautifully hand-carved in a traditional Zanzibar style. Feel at home with modern amenities including complimentary WiFi, a 40-inch TV and a laptop-sized safe.

Our sophisticated rooftop restaurant, the Taarab, offers delicious breakfasts by day and transforms into a romantic and atmospheric a la carte restaurant in the evening. Sip cocktails while you gaze out over the magnificent Stone City at sunset.

Highlights:

1. Beautifully refurbished historic building near popular Stone Town attractions.

2. Close to bustling markets and restaurants, offering a variety of exciting cuisines.

3. 20 minutes’ drive from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.

4. Conference center with eight flexible meeting rooms and breakout areas, 24-hour business center.

5. Guest rooms and suites with traditional hand-carved furniture and complimentary WiFi.

What to do around here?

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town boasts a wonderful location in the very heart of Stone Town, making it easy to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of the city. Visit the Old Fort - a landmark fortification built in late 17th century by the Omanis to defend the island from the Portuguese. Learn about the about the history of the Zanzibari royal family in the Sultan’s Palace or admire the House of Wonders; the largest and tallest building in Stone Town, set on the old town's seafront. Add some contemporary history to your trip with a visit to Freddy Mercury’s home.

Soak up the sights, sounds and heady aromas of the lively Forodhani Night Market, where you can sample a variety of local specialties ranging from freshly grilled seafood kebabs and Zanzibar pizzas to sugar cane juices with ginger and gyro. Take a fascinating Spice Tour or a Swahili Cultural Tour and explore the winding Stone Town alleys to experience everyday life, the Zanzibari way. On the way back to the hotel, be sure to pick up a few treasures like Tinga Tinga artwork, some rose water and perhaps a few words of Swahili.
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  • Stone Town has a beautiful harbour promenade where you can walk in the evening and enjoy the sunset. The beach is ok but not a highlight. The narrow streets and the partially derelict buildings characterize the picture.The city is like a labyrint and you have to be careful not to get lost. Walking through the alleyways during the day would be more fun if the vendors were not so annoying. It is not much fun to look for souvenirs, as you are quickly relocated by several sellers, There is a great cultural noish offer for little or a lot of money, depending on the claim,
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  • I highly recommend staying at the Best Western--location is perfect for an eagles eye view of the workings of the port and and easy walk to anywhere--be sure you watch the local kids diving from the p...  more »
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