Originally the home of a rich merchant, this graceful building has stood for more than one hundred and fi fty years in the heart of stone town, bearing witness to the events of Zanzibar’s history and fi nally being restored to an elegant hotel. Being right in the heart of stone town you do not have to go far to fi nd the shops, restaurants’ and the other historical attractions. Walking around the hotel you get the feeling of being in a museum dedicated to furniture, ornaments and pictures which represent all the styles which have been brought to Zanzibar over the years. Traditional Swahili beds, furnished with antiques. Dhow palace now has thirty rooms, fully access equipped with air conditioning, telephone, cables television, hotspot wireless internet, fridge, water heater and hair dryer, most of them with balconies facing the back courtyard of the swimming pool.
With its open-air interior courtyard, the snack bar with the pool side restaurant, the ideal relaxation spot for the guests where they can savour local and international cuisines. Watch the beautiful sunsets in peace and harmony while on the roof top terrace and wrapped up in Zanzibar culture. Let the Dhow Palace sail you through your holiday, explore the history and culture. Enjoy the food, the climate and relax while the hotel takes care of all your desires.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!