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Zanzibar Hotels

Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel (****)


  • Best beach, game fishing
  • North end of Zanzibar


  • 32 rooms (garden or sea view)
  • Each room has A/C, en suite bathrooms, balconies
  • SCUBA ($90 for two tanks), snorkeling, water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing dhow cruises, kayaking, pool, table tennis, darts, board games, TV room, mountain bikes, massage, tours available

Breezes Beach Club

  • International beach hotel, awesome pool, popular for honeymooners
  • Southeast side of Zanzibar


  • 70 rooms, 4 restaurants
  • Each room has A/C, en suite bathrooms, refrigerator, safe box, balcony or terrace
  • Fitness center, shopping, disco, Internet access, TV room
  • Windsurfing, paddle boats, canoes, snorkeling, SCUBA ($40 one tank), tennis cournt, massage, tours available

Matemwe Bungalows (***)

  • Remote white sand beach, diving at Mnemba Atoll
  • Cheap but nice!
  • Northeast side of Zanzibar
  • 17 rooms, one honeymoon suite
  • Each room has unsuited bathrooms (hot water in), fans
  • SCUBA, snorkel, kayaks, sailing, fishing
  • Note: June and July are windy, closed April 1 - June 10

Ras Michamvi Beach Hotel (***)

Ras Michamvi pool and beach

Ras Michamvi bungalow


  • Huge quiet plot with three independent beaches and a small forest; a nature-lovers paradise! Even the indigenous red colobus monkeys can be spotted on the plot.
  • On Michamvi Peninsula, East coast


  • 15 rooms (garden or sea view)
  • Each room has A/C, ceiling fan, mini fridge, en-suite bathrooms with shower and bathtub, terrace, telephone
  • Attractive seafront swimming pool, restaurant, PADI 5 star IDC Centre and kite surfing nearby, Internet facility, laundry service, henna painting, massages, gym, bicycle rental, sailing and snorkelling trips, fishing trips, beach barbecue, excursions

Stone Town

Zanzibar Serena Inn (*****)

  • Only 5-star hotel in Stone Town
  • 51 rooms
  • Rooms have private balcony overlooking ocean, TV, A/C, telephone
  • Swimming pool, business center, room service, water sports
  • First-class restaurant and bar with ocean views

Hurumzi 236 (***)

  • Good location, awesome rooftop restaurant
  • 10 rooms
  • Some rooms have A/C, all have fans (no phone or TV)
  • Very stylish and elegant, but funky and sometimes noisy with inconsistent customer service
  • Modest rooftop restaurant

Dhow Palace (***)

  • Good location, upmarket B&B
  • 16 rooms
  • All rooms have en suite bathroom, telephone, refrigerator, A/C, TV, and balcony
  • It can be noisy at night

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