Dhow is one of the oldest and cultural hotels in Zanzibar.
This small yet luxurious hotel is situated in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, where East meets West.
It is a beautiful old building full of Swahili character.
Originally, the building belonged to a wealthy Arab from the Omani royal family. It then remained as a private house until thirteen years ago, when it was fully renovated and became a hotel.
The original structure is 150 years old (an extension was added several years ago) and the Dhow Palace still houses many antiques from the era of Arabian rule.
It takes around 35 minutes to fly to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam and then it is a further 10 minutes to Stone Town and the Dhow Palace Hotel
28 Standard Suites and one slightly larger and grander Presidential Suite.
The rooms are furnished with a mixture of locally crafted Zanzibari furniture, and items imported from India. The rooms are not spectacular or particularly large, but they are very comfortable and full of character and charm.
Dhow Palace Hotel canopied beds and authentic atmosphere make it a good stop for cost-conscious honeymooners