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Cheap Hotels in Zanzibar

Mkunazini Street
4.1 Miles from the centre

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Jacob's Inn offers pet-friendly accommodation in the heart of Stone Town, adjacent to the Lukmaan Restaurant and within 100 metres from the Slave Market. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Peace Memorial Museum is 500 metres from Jacob's Inn, while the Old Fort and House of Wonders is 400 metres away. The Abeid Amani Karume International Airport is 7.5 km from Jacob's Inn.

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per night from £17
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Mkunazini P.O.Box 1805
4 Miles from the centre

Riverman Hotel features rooms in Zanzibar City near Cinema Afrique and Old Dispensary. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The accommodation offers a shared lounge, an ATM and currency exchange for guests. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast. The property has a hairdresser's and business centre. Popular points of interest near Rivermanhotel include Peace Memorial Museum, The Zanzibar Curio shop and Hamamni Persian Baths.

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per night from £25
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204 reviews by TrustYou
Malawi Road
4.3 Miles from the centre

Offering a restaurant, Zenji Hotel is located in Zanzibar City. Free WiFi access is available. Each room is air-conditioned and features a balcony. The room is equipped with a safe, work desk and includes bed linen. At Zenji Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage, an ironing service and laundry facilities. 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.

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per night from £35
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Stone Town,
4.1 Miles from the centre

Set in a prime location of Zanzibar, Keki House Hotel Zanzibar puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Facilities like 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, photocopying, taxi service, 24-hour front desk are readily available for you to enjoy. Designed for comfort, selected guestrooms offer air conditioning, wake-up service, desk, balcony/terrace, extra long beds (> 2 meters) to ensure a restful night. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Friendly staff, great facilities and close proximity to all that Zanzibar has to offer are three great reasons you should stay at Keki House Hotel Zanzibar.

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per night from £54
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723 reviews by TrustYou
Malindi Road P. O. Box 271
4.4 Miles from the centre

This hotel is located in Zanzibar, in Stonetown and just 9 km from the airport. The hotel affords visitors the ideal setting from which to explore and experience the culture and heritage of this mesmerising area. The area's spectacular beaches can be found in an hour drive away. The rooms exude style and charm, providing a peaceful setting in which to enjoy restful slumber. Each unit is equipped with convenient amenities that guests need during the stay. Guests can take a refreshing swim in the 12 m long outdoor pool or maintain fitness at the gym. Guests will also find a taste of local food at the onsite restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere. This hotel welcomes visitors with warm hospitality and the promise of an unrivalled experience in Tanzania.

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per night from £66
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Beit-el-raas street, Malawi Road
7.1 Miles from the centre

Set in Zanzibar Region, 7 km from Stone Town, Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort features a year-round outdoor pool and free WiFi is available in the rooms. Each room has modern decor, is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms have a seating area for your convenience. Views of the sea or pool are featured in certain rooms. For your comfort, you will find a minibar, coffee machine, slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer in the room. The Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort features a restaurant and bar on site. Both buffet-style and a la carte dining options are available. Room service is offered at the property and BBQ facilities are available at a surcharge. There is a 24-hour front desk offering currency exchange and shuttle services. There is a fitness centre and gift shop at the property. Free private parking is available on site.

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per night from £67
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Mizingani Road, StoneTown
4.3 Miles from the centre

Sitting just next to the Ferry Terminal in Zanzibar, this hotel is a great choice for those who want to explore the city. They will be within a 5-minute walk of both the House of Wonders and Forodhani Gardens, while the Zanzibar International Airport is just a 15-minute drive away. The hotel itself offer well-appointed and air-conditioned rooms that feature modern Zanzibari decor, spacious sitting area and flat-screen TVs for some entertainment. Guests can relax with a dip in the outdoor pool or a visit to the Hamman. When the time for dinning comes the onsite restaurant will treat them to some delicious local and international dishes that will surely excite their taste buds and satisfy their appetite.

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per night from £74
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Mazizini road
1.3 Miles from the centre

Set in Zanzibar City, 5 km from Peace Memorial Museum, Sea View Beach Hotel offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a shared lounge. 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. All guest rooms at the hotel come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. The units at Sea View Beach Hotel feature air conditioning and a desk. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. The Zanzibar Curio shop is 6 km from Sea View Beach Hotel, while Hamamni Persian Baths is 5 km from the property.

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per night from £86
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643 reviews by TrustYou
1.2 Miles from the centre

With a stay at Zanzibar Beach Resort in Zanzibar Town, you'll be near the airport and close to Anglican Cathedral and Livingstone's House. This hotel is within close proximity of Old Fort and House of Wonders.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 84 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, shopping on site, and tour/ticket assistance. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a swim-up bar.Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.

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per night from £98
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90 / 90A Shanghani
4.2 Miles from the centre

Nestled in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town is the perfect base from which to experience the sensory Island of Zanzibar. Formerly the Old Court House, the hotel has now been restored, developed and decorated with traditional Zanzibari influences. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, this inviting Stone Town hotel is set amongst historic buildings and offers easy access to vibrant markets and Stone Town attractions, including the Sultan’s Palace and the House of Wonders.This charming Stone Town hotel provides the ideal setting for impressive business and social events, conferences and weddings for 6 to 200 people. The conference center offers eight versatile meeting rooms and breakout spaces, a complimentary 24-hour business center, contemporary A/V facilities and inspired catering services. The top floor of the conference center is a tranquil, open space, flooded with natural light and offering magnificent views over the city.Unwind in a comfortable guest room or suite, beautifully decorated with traditionally hand-carved furniture and equipped with everything you need to relax and stay productive. Stay connected with complimentary WiFi, browse channels on the 40-inch TV and work in comfort at the spacious desk.Savor delicious European specialties in the stunning rooftop bar and restaurant or sip a glass of wine as you admire splendid city views at sunset. Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in Stone Town with a warm chocolate chip cookie on arrival.

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per night from £102
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Malindi Boutique Hotel

598 reviews by TrustYou
Funguni Road, Zanzibar Town, Tz

Property Location . With a stay at Malindi Boutique in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Shangani Beach and Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. This hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Nakupenda Beach and 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from House of Wonders.Rooms . Make yourself at home in one of the 16 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature showers, complimentary toiletries, and slippers.Amenities . Take in the views from a rooftop terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.Dining . Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at the hotel's restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.Business, Other Amenities . Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

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per night from £17
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Mamdali Hostel Hotel

Kiponda street
per night from £17
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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.

Stone Town

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.

Pemba Island

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

Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Zanzibar?

According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Zanzibar are Zenji Hotel, Mizingani Seafront Hotel and Riverman Hotel.

What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Zanzibar?

The lowest price for a double room in Zanzibar is £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 Riverman Hotel.

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