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Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Upscale beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Shangani Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Mizingani Road, Malindi district, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
  • Gracious beautifully restored Swahili coast palace.

    Mar 23, 2021

  • The Property is centrally located and has a amazing view. It's a amazing Hotel with very…

    Feb 12, 2021

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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
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 31 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 6 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 29 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 4 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room, City view
  • Deluxe Double with Pool view
  • Presidential Suite, Sea view
  • Family Room, Pool view
  • Prime Family Room
  • Single Room, Pool View (New)
  • Twin Room, Pool View
  • Triple Room, Pool View
  • Deluxe Triple, Sea view
  • Executive Suite, Sea view


Mizingani Road, Malindi district, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 6 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 29 min walk

What’s around


  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 6 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 29 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 3 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 4 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Old Fort - 5 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Prison Island - 8 min walk
  • Livingstone's House - 18 min walk
  • Chapwani Island - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 31 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time noon-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 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


  • Up to 3 children (6 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing on site
  • Snorkeling nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Norwegian
  • Swahili
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Plasma TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Mizingani Seafront Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Mizingani Seafront Hotel
  • Mizingani Seafront Zanzibar Town
  • Mizingani Seafront
  • Mizingani Seafront Hotel Hotel
  • Mizingani Seafront Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Mizingani Seafront Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, onsite parking, and access to the public bathing facility.

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.

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: USD 1.00 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, Mizingani Seafront Hotel 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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers ocean views and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Tea House Restaurant (4-min walk), Café Foro (5-min walk), and House of Spices (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    stylish hotel and amazing Fresh breakfast

    Absolutely outstanding breakfast, amazing fruit and bread. Friendly staff, comfortable room, very stylish hotel. If you want to rest during the day, request a room away from the side next to the music school.

    1 night trip, Feb 7, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovey room

    My stay was brief but lovely. The staff is polite and accommodating. The only thing I didn't love was that while I was out someone went into my room and closed the windows - other than that I enjoyed my stay.

    Jeni, 1 night trip, Nov 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good choice

    Mizingani is a very good choice in the mid price range in Stonetown. Old historical beautiful building on the seafront (no direct access, you need to cross a road). Clean, superb service, quiet and spot in the middle of Stonetown. No alcohol, but that’s easy to find else where if that’s an issue.

    1 night trip, Oct 4, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Decent hotel in old style

    Decent Hotel with old interesting interior style. Smaller than sister hotel Tembo, but very similar in style. Paid 145$ for a family room facing the pool. AC either on or off, no remote. Safe by the reception. Breakfast was said to start 07.00, but service slow and all things up and running by 07.20-30. Quite good restaurant, but we recommend 6degrees or Luk-Mann f.ex.

    Daniel, 1 night family trip, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The hotel was so full of old gorgeous wooden furniture and details: like rooms named after famous explorers- ours was Vasco Da Gamma... another was Freddy Mercury. Mosquito nets with patterned edging, wooden beams in the stucco ceiling, tiled tub, colored glass in bathroom window, huge thick doors, tall wooden shutters that secured out the light at bedtime. If it were for sale- I’d love to have the wooden waste basket with intricate painted design- that was in the restaurant bathroom! A big tree-ripping messy storm had just swept through the day before, so swimming pool wasn’t ready for swimming as we arrived. Just fine- lots to see eat and shop for in the immediate neighborhood. The kind front desk man upgraded our family of 4 from a pool view to a seaside view upon check-in. For free. They kindly arranged a ride to airport for us for the following day- I pre-paid 35,000 TSZ... all went well. The restaurant for dinner and the included breakfast were both very fine. I wish he had explained to us that we needed to turn on the water heater 1/2hr before a hot shower. Mine was cold- my husbands- semi-warmer- my daughters- warm. Our toilet stopped flushing mid-stay. and the lights in the room were very limited. I’m glad I had my headlamp for searching my luggage and re-packing in the room. Overall- we’d come back and recommend it to friends--definitely!

    1 night trip, Dec 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel for exploring Stone Town

    I enjoyed my stay at Mizingani Sea Front. The room was large and very comfortable. Checkin was easy and quick. Breakfast was included with my room and consisted of a buffet and egg station. All the staff were friendly. Pool are was nice and felt great on the hot days. Location was walking distance to most of the things I wanted to see and convenient to the ferry dock.

    Robert, 3 night trip, Dec 8, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good


    Average hotel. Nothing fancy. Could use a good cleaning. Good location.

    1 night trip, Sep 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Mizingani

    Great for family, loved the family room. Great location, beautiful antique style.

    Edmund, 4 night family trip, Aug 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place, close to ferry

    This is a great place to stay for many reasons. Firstly it has that old world Zanzibar charm. It is an old building and its a bit creaky around the edges and occasionally a few things don't work, but it more than makes up for this in character and and charm. The staff are very helpful (sometimes a little too much as one of our bags went to the ferry port without us - quickly resolved to profuse apologies). Secondly - location. It's very close to the ferry terminal - less than 5 minute walk, has great views of the harbour and is close to the fort and one the edge of the old town. Likes: Charm, character, staff, location, breakfast overlooking the harbour. Dislike: It's a little rough in places which some people might not like, but for me this adds to the charm Try it. It's an experience. Zanzibar is becoming more sanitised and this is a reminder of what was when I first started coming here 20 years ago.

    Allan, 1 night family trip, Aug 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Location was good. Staff is very helpful. Nice breakfast Hotel is a bit dated.

    Li, 3 night romance trip, Aug 1, 2019

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