Cheap Hotels in Zanzibar
Set in Zanzibar City, 300 metres from The Zanzibar Curio shop, Keki House features a restaurant and free WiFi. The bed and breakfast has a fitness centre and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.
Set in Zanzibar City, 500 metres from Stone Town Beach, Riverman Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant and private parking. This 3-star hotel offers room service and an ATM. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared lounge and free WiFi. The property has a hairdresser's and business centre. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Peace Memorial Museum, Hamamni Persian Baths and Cinema Afrique. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 7 km from Riverman Hotel.
Zenji Hotel is located in Zanzibar City. Free WiFi access is available. Each room is air-conditioned and most rooms feature a balcony. The room is equipped with a safe, work desk and includes bed linen. At Zenji Hotel you can check-in 24-hour. An array of activities can be in the surroundings, including cycling and snorkelling. The property offers free parking. Zanzibar International Airport is 9 km away.
Set in Zanzibar City, 4.5 km from Peace Memorial Museum, Sea View Beach Hotel offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking and a restaurant. This 3-star hotel offers a concierge service and a tour desk. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel all rooms have air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, towels and a balcony with a sea view. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Continental and halal breakfast options are available every morning at Sea View Beach Hotel. Hamamni Persian Baths is 5.3 km from the accommodation, while St Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral is 5.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 2 km from Sea View Beach Hotel.
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Zanzibar Ocean View Hotel offers accommodation in Zanzibar City, 3 km from Stonetown. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this resort is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and a hair dryer. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. This resort has a private beach area and bike hire and car hire are available. The area is popular for diving. Peace Memorial Museum is 2 km from Zanzibar Ocean View Hotel, while The Zanzibar Curio shop is 2.7 km from the property.
Hotels in Zanzibar
A mesmerising tropical breathing space and one of the leading holiday destinations in Africa, Zanzibar is very popular with couples, friends and families seeking nothing more or less than pure exotic tranquillity. It is likely that this island has been inhabited since the Stone Age, and this area of Tanzania was already a busy maritime trading region by the late medieval period.
Although tourism is a key sector of Zanzibar's economy, the island is also renowned for its spice trade, and produces vast quantities of popular cooking spices such as cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. A major event in the local calendar is the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which has been held annually since 1997 and is is considered to be the largest festival in East Africa.
The main attraction of the island, besides the spectacular natural scenery, Stone Town is a fascinating historic district with intriguing 19th-century architecture, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
See the Palace Museum, where you can learn about the story of the Zanzibari royal family in this formidable former sultan's home. The House of Wonders, meanwhile, is another former Sultan's palace that dates back to the 1880s and has a museum showcasing the history of local culture.
The 19th-century Old Dispensary also contains a museum exhibiting the history of Zanzibar, and is noted for its beautiful stained glass decorations and unique blend of European Neoclassical and Indian architectural styles. Another striking historic landmark is the Old Fort of Zanzibar, which is the oldest building in the Stone Town district and dates back to the 17th century.
Featuring some of the finest sandy beaches in Africa, if not the world, Pemba Island is surrounded by breathtaking coral reefs and is devoid of crowds, which will certainly appeal to holidaymakers seeking a secluded, rejuvenating environment. This lush, highly undeveloped island, which is called 'The Green Island' in Arabic, is approximately 100km from Zanzibar and overlooks incredibly clear lagoons.
Where to eat out in Zanzibar – suggestions
For some delicious, freshly prepared Mediterranean, try the House of Spices restaurant in Stone Town, or enjoy some fantastic Ethiopian-themed cuisine at the Abyssinian Maritime Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant. You can also have tantalising seafood and fusion dishes at 6 Degrees South Grill and Wine Bar, or head to The Silk Route if you're looking for some divine Indian cuisine.
Accommodation – ideas
One of the most deluxe Zanzibar hotels is the Zanzi Resort, which is particularly popular with honeymooners. Other sought-after hotels include the value-for-money Sunset Bungalows, the affordable and elegant Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, the exquisite Breezes Beach Club & Spa in Bwejuu, and the photogenic Melia Zanzibar in Kiwengwa.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Zanzibar
What are the best hotels to stay in Zanzibar?According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Zanzibar are Riverman Hotel, Kiponda B&B and Keki House.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Zanzibar?Malindi Boutique in Zanzibar offers one night in a double room at the price of £17.
What are the best hotels in Zanzibar near the center?If you want to stay near the center of Zanzibar, you can consider staying at Zanzibar Beach Resort, Sea View Beach Hotel and Zanzibar Ocean View Hotel.
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