Zanzibar Palace Hotel
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... of the 1989 live-action Disney film "Cheetah," was that "Jambo Bwana" song that is featured in the movie.) We got a video when he got near the bottom again; he was too far away when he was high in the tree for our camera to capture him well. We also got to taste a wide variety of tropical fruits grown at the farm: both young and mature coconut, mango, jackfruit, banana, grapefruit and the specialty orange from which we make marmalade. I savored what will certainly ...
... immigration in Dar and then having to show our documents again even though we were still in the same country, we walked past it all to the taxi stand. A taxi took us to the hotel we had booked on-line, the Zenji boutique hotel. We didn't have the exact change for the driver and so he wanted to take what we had given him. Finally he said okay I'll get change and handed the money to a fellow who had bent down into the front passenger window. He took the money, ...
... produces spices such as cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, lemon grass, vanilla; fruits and vegetables like bananas, coconuts, papaya, mango, lemon, lime, cassava.
The guide had an assistant who did all the tree climbing and had an amazing talent for making anything out of coconut tree ...
... for 5 minutes and then anchored approx. 500 meters from Zanzibar for 6 hours. At 2.30 the ferry started moving again and arrived in the port of Dar es Salaam at 6.00. Some people say these ferries operated by the company Flying Horse can be dangerous. We have also heard there was an accident at the beginning of this year when one of the ferries sank and a lot of people died. In any case such a ferry enabled us to save not only money but also time. Luckily nothing ...
... of giraffe and hippos. Overnight again at Kirumurumu Tented Lodge. Got up to the sunrise over lake Manyara. Have to say goodbye to our new friend and guide Hussan today as he has another job to go to. He was a great guide and got to be a good friend. North to Arusha then off to Zanzabar. Wenda got to sit up with the pilot but was so tired she fell asleep all the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Zanzibar Palace Hotel Stone Town
Sebastion, of Sebastian and Marion the owners, met us at the airport and from that moment on we felt like friends of the family being welcomed to their very special home. The Zanzibar Palace Hotel offers a personalised service in beautifully restored and furnished surroundings.
This is an amazing hotel with superb service. The staff is is friendly and helpful and the location is perfect - I could not ask for more!
I chose this hotel and contacted Sebastiaan directly because I read wonderful reviews from previous guests. It's always important for me to stay in a charming place during my travel and hopefully with charming experience throughout as well. And Zanzibar Palace Hotel delivered exactly just that.
My husband and I stayed at the hotel for three nights over Christmas as a break from our safari. We loved our room, the service, free breakfast and our hosts - Marion, Sebastian and their Chihuahua.
This is a great little hotel. It is in the middle of stone town, which is an amazing place. At first I was a bit shocked by the buildings and the roads. Very run down and old. I have to admit I wasn't too happy once we arrived. I am used to staying at nice places and the drive to the hotel wasn't what I had expected. However, once inside I was smitten. Sabastian and Marion really went out of their way to make our stay comfortable.
We stepped into the hotel by accident in an effort to escape from annoying commission-hunting papasi. The very friendly and warm welcome of Sebastian (the manager of the hotel) immediately made us feel at home. With his romantic, luxury rooms each decorated in a distinct (Arabic) style, and with all comfort (safe deposit, air-conditioning, and clean bathrooms), the Zanzibar Palace hotel in Stone Town resembles a lush oasis in a dry dessert. Prices are reasonable for Zanzibar standards: a generous breakfast buffet is included in the price. The hotel also has two charming, exclusive suites.
If you're going to Stone Town, a really fantastic place to stay is the Zanzibar Palace Hotel. It's a beautiful place that is truly well looked after by the lovely owners, Sebastian and Marion. Each room has its own distinct personality and there are different rooms to suit a range of budgets, including a fabulous room that has its own roof terrace and outside bathroom that overlooks the whole of Stone Town.
We have just returned from Zanzibar where we stayed in one of the lovely suites of the Zanzibar Palace Hotel. The hotel is magnificent.
Overall I would say this is a "great" hotel, maybe the best hotel we have ever stayed in on holiday. When you visit Zanzibar you must stay at least one or two days in this hotel before visiting the beachsite. You easely could stay longer, but that's up to you.
Zanzibar Palace Hotel, Kiponda, Stonetown, Zanzibar
While visiting us in Tanzania my sisters in law wanted to see Zanzibar. My wife and I took our toddler along and we headed off to Zanzibar Palace. The moment we pulled up to the hotel door we were greeted by Sebastian who immediately made us feel as though we were family come to visit. On entering the lobby we immediately got the feeling that we were transported back to ancient Zanzibar. The decor and ambience were amazing and the detail gave the hotel a charming old world feel. Check in was a breeze and as we made our way to our room we couldn't help but observe that the decor was so thoughtfully done that you immediately felt you were being welcomed into a friend's home, rather than a hotel. Each space had furnishings and accents that spoke to the care and attention that was taken for the comfort and pleasure of the guest. We were completely charmed by our room (The Dunia Suite) with the al fresco jacuzzi and shower where you could enjoy the balmy breezes of the Zanzibar nights while sipping a cocktail and lounging on the deck chairs.