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The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

4-star hotel with spa, near Shangani Beach

  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi

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  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pool
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Kijangwani, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
8.4.Very good.
  • Nice hotel with a good location. Very close to the beach and all the attraction, places…

    Mar 1, 2021

  • Great View. The stage kept the property very clean. I wish I knew of the hotel sooner.…

    Feb 17, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 16 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 1 outdoor pool

For families

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 6 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 31 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 3 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 5 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Balcony Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ocean View
  • Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Pool View (Apartment 757)
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Junior Double Room
  • Deluxe Courtyard Double Room


Kijangwani, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 6 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 31 min walk

What’s around


  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 6 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 31 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 3 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 5 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Old Fort - 5 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Prison Island - 9 min walk
  • Livingstone's House - 19 min walk
  • Chapwani Island - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 16 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, The Seyyida Spa. Services include facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


The Seyyida Rooftop - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Small print

Also known as

  • Seyyida
  • The Seyyida Hotel And Spa Hotel
  • The Seyyida Hotel And Spa Zanzibar Town
  • The Seyyida Hotel And Spa Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Seyyida Hotel
  • Seyyida Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Seyyida Zanzibar Town
  • The Seyyida Hotel Spa
  • The Seyyida Spa Zanzibar Town

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for TZS 30.0 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 45987.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 16 and 17 costs TZS 1 (roundtrip)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 2317.75 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, The Seyyida Hotel And Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Seyyida Hotel And Spa.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, The Seyyida Rooftop offers ocean views. Nearby restaurants include House of Spices (4-min walk), Maru Maru (5-min walk), and Old Fort (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 45987.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • The Seyyida Hotel And Spa has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent superb big comfortable caring central clean

    Amar, 1 night business trip, Jan 26, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It is a beautiful property set in a very old city, right next to the former palace. It is a stone throw away from the beach and some good restaurants. The hotel itself is ok, comfortable bed but the proprietor was not very pleasant. She was only nice to the white guests and completely ignored us or switched off our music at the roof top bar . The toilets kept clogging up . The breakfast was very bland overdone eggs always . The hotel gave us just 2 small shower gels for our stay of 3 days and doesn't provide tothpaste. At that price point you expect a bit more.

    3 night romance trip, Dec 28, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very good location for visiting stone town, beautiful building and nice breakfast. The room was pretty but construction was very messy making it look unclean.

    Kyla, 1 night family trip, Nov 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything was just so perfect about Seyyida. The Location=perfect The decor=perfect The price=perfect The bedspreads=perfect The staff=perfect

    Sarah, 2 night trip, Mar 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An easy walk from the ferry. Beautiful views from the rooftop restaurant and good food.

    1 night trip, Feb 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breakfast was amazing in a great setting, well worth the money. Room was good although shower entrance felt a bit tight. Would stay here again!

    1 night trip, Jan 23, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The hotel is in a good location in Stonetown and is situated close to the ferry. The rooms are comfortable, the AC works well as does the internet. I have stayed here before and will stay again.

    Russell, 1 night business trip, Dec 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect location, beautiful accommodations. Very helpful staff. Wonderful rooftop breakfast included! The view is spectacular. Great pool. Highly recommend!

    3 night trip with friends, Oct 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique blend of exotic yet contemporary hotel

    First...they let us check-in 4 hours early and gave us a late check-out! When you are a weary traveler, little things make a difference. And the staff at the spa stayed late so I could treat myself to a pedicure! Second...we were treated to a welcome drink on their rooftop bar/restaurant. I simply cannot imagine a better spot to view the Indian Ocean and sites of Stonetown. And the menu was varied and entries delicious. Third...the room was vast! High ceilings, antique furniture, grand entrance to the bed, and the fabrics were colorful and cozy. All you needed-hot water, refrigerator, fluffy pillows and safe. Lastly, the location within Stonetown allows one to explore fully. Recommend Seyyida Hotel & Spa as a perfect spot to begin or end your trip in Zanzibar.

    James, 1 night romance trip, Sep 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Central Stone Town Boutique Hotel

    Calm oasis in a bustling area of Stone Town with beautiful rooftop terrace

    rachel, 3 night trip, Aug 30, 2019

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