Mashariki Palace Hotel

Mashariki Palace Hotel

Stone Town, Tanzania - Nyumba Ya Moto Street, 293, Forodhani, Stone Town, Zanzibar
$340 per night
$340 per night

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Description - Hotel

Stone Town, Zanzibar, exotic, magic and still evokes its incredible past of sultans, missionaries, traders, adventurers and explorers. These magical islands off the Swahili East African Coast have been a real magnet since time immemorial and all those who passed by left their marks. Stone Town, on the Unguja Island, for a long period of time was even the capital of the Omani Empire. Everywhere you can still see and feel the cultural and architectural fusions echoing Persian, Arabian, Indian, Colonial and African influences.

Stone Town today is home to the “new” Mashariki Palace Hotel.
Mashariki, which means “east” in Kiswahili, according to the old documents seems to derive its name from its position, in fact of the entire sultan’s palaces it was the one located more to the east (the Sultan residence was in the near-by palace known as Beit-al-Sahel). Constructed by the first sultan of Zanzibar approximately 200 years ago, Mashariki Palace served as the residence of the Imam, the Sultan's first religious counselor. The building hosting the boutique hotel has now been carefully restored as per the original plan in order to reflect the antique glory and magnificence.

The Mashariki Palace Hotel is a privileged residence for those travelers favoring refined hospitality in a charming setting. When you wander through the ancient corridors, your thoughts naturally drift to the past splendors of a lost era and to the secret memories of a bygone time … all jealously preserved by its thick walls.

Relaxing on the spacious terrace while overlooking the tropical seafront gardens, the sparkling blue Indian Ocean waters, and the Old Town; mosques, churches, temples, palaces and simple homes all around you. You cannot help wondering about the many generations of sailors who have come and gone with the Kusi and the Kaskazi; the monsoon winds allowing all journeys across the ocean.

As the sound of the muezzin calling to prayer mingles with the laughter of children at play, and as the red sun sets over the sea while the starry African night advances, the live pulse of this vibrant town becomes so strong that past and present become but one.

The legend of One Thousand and One nights – is alive in Mashariki Palace Hotel, Zanzibar

The space
  • Property type: Hotel
  • Guest rooms/units: 18
  • Year built: 2011
  • Renovated: 2014
  • Public classification: 5
Hotel accommodations

Lowest price available: $340

Double King Single Standard Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: noon

Hotel amenities

24-hr front desk Airport pickup Bar/lounge Beauty salon Bicycle rental Boat rental Breakfast included Car rental Childcare or babysitting Children permitted Concierge Currency exchange Gay friendly Gift shop Group services Historic site Icemaker Laundry/valet service Luggage carriers Multi-lingual staff No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (extra charge) Pets not allowed Religious services on site Restaurant on site Room service Safe deposit box Smoking permitted Spa Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

All the eighteen non-smoking rooms offer maximum comfort in a stylish setting, each being unique and slightly different from the other since they have been “adapted” to the existing layout of the palace. All ground floor rooms have high ceilings and look into the courtyard, several rooms on the higher floors have balconies while others have sea-view, and some rooms have a living area while others even have a mezzanine. All rooms enclosed in the original ancient cool thick walls and present stucco decorations, large Arabian beds, ornamentally carved doors and windows. Indeed the essence of the old with the comforts of modern charm

The Three General Room Categories that result from the imaginative use of the space named after the three original areas of the Old Stone Town: Forodhani - the seafront, Shangani - the residential area, and Darajani - the market and bazaar. The 5 Darajani rooms are 20-30sqm meters. The 6 Shangani rooms are 30-45sqm and sometimes even offer a small sitting area The 7 Forodhani rooms besides being as spacious as the Shangani rooms also offer features such as sea-view or mezzanine or terrace or courtyard balcony, or spectacular high ceilings.

All rooms include: air conditioning, complimentary tea and coffee, mosquito net, hair dryer, internal phone, minifridge, safe, flat screen satellite TV

A/C climate control Balconies Coffee/tea maker Cribs available Ensuite Hairdryer Lockers Non-smoking rooms Ocean view rooms Private bathroom Refrigerator Safe box in room Showers without bath Telephone Television Television (cable/satellite) Toiletries WIFI Wake-up calls

Points of interest
  • Museums (on site)
  • Ocean/Sea (on site)
  • Park (on site)
  • Spice Farms (12km)

Price details

$340 - 475 per night

US$ 58 = Extras Adult

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Location - Hotel

Nyumba Ya Moto Street, 293, Forodhani, Stone Town, Zanzibar
Stone Town
Zanzibar Urban/West (Zanzibar Urban/West Region)
Tanzania  P.O. Box 3904

Latitude: -6.16368, Longitude: 39.19184

How to get there

Reservation and Cancellation Policy

  Upon confirmation, the payment of 50% of the total amount is necessary in order to secure the reservation, (full amount if arrival date is within 30 days) the balance to be received 30 days prior to arrival

  Cancellations between 30 and 7 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the total cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  Cancellations between 7 days and 48 hours prior to the arrival date, 75% of the total cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  Cancellations between less than 48 hours prior to the arrival date and for no-shows, the full payment will be forfeited

Nearest airport: Zanzibar International Airport (12km)