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Spice Palace Hotel

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Shangani Beach

  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi
From
Rs6,002

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Soko Muhogo Street, Zanzibar Town, Mjini Magharibi Region, Tanzania
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Was a nice hideaway in the Middle of town, the staff and rooftop restaurant were a saving…

    Apr 28, 2021

  • I love the charm of this hotel. It’s very clean and up to date, perfect location and the…

    Jan 29, 2020

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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

Guests rated location

Walkable
Shopping
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 28 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 4 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 38 min walk
  • Old Fort - 4 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 4 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Studio Suite, Kitchenette

Location

Soko Muhogo Street, Zanzibar Town, Mjini Magharibi Region, Tanzania
  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 4 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 38 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Stone Town
  • Shangani Beach - 4 min walk
  • Nakupenda Beach - 38 min walk
  • Old Fort - 4 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 4 min walk
  • Forodhani Gardens - 5 min walk
  • House of Wonders - 6 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 11 min walk
  • Prison Island - 16 min walk
  • Livingstone's House - 21 min walk
  • Chapwani Island - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 28 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 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

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Parking

  • No onsite parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 2017
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 65-cm flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Dining

Blue Ocean - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Jaws Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Blue Ocean - This coffee shop specializes in local and international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Spice Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Spice Palace Zanzibar Town
  • Spice Palace Hotel Hotel
  • Spice Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Spice Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per room (one-way)

Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

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.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-out is available.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to 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: 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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Spice Palace 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 and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Spice Palace Hotel.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There's a 50% charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, Blue Ocean offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Green Garden (3-min walk), Stone Town Cafe (3-min walk), and Tapería (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per room one-way.
  • Spice Palace Hotel has an outdoor pool.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Clean, decent place

    It was a decent place. Great value for money... rooftop bar was great.

    Fahad, 3 night business trip, Jan 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The rooftop bar is a lovely, unique feature and the nightly note/cookies were nice to look forward to.

    3 night trip, Sep 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Excellent

    Perfect location Basic breakfast

    Mohammed, 6 night romance trip, Aug 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel is located perfectly in stone town, and has great amenities including a clean pool kept at a pleasant temperature, a cafe, and roof top restaurant. The staff are exceptionally friendly and sweet, and very helpful! The property itself is beautiful, and well maintained, and the rooms are clean and comfy.

    2 night trip, Aug 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff at the restaurant very youthful and lovely, i would definitely come over again :)

    1 night trip, Aug 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely staff, very clean, great location. Stayed in a single which had plenty of room and a really great sized, modern bathroom. Highly recommend

    2 night trip, Jul 23, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    I read this could happen and it did. When I arrived at my hotel to check in, they told me I had to stay at a different location.

    Andrea, 1 night trip with friends, May 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The rooms are very nice and good value for money. The pool is tiny, dirty and was emptied at some point. Cleaning service very good and friendly lobby. Restaurant service not so good.

    3 night business trip, Apr 2, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The proprety is placed in a very good location. Take dome earplugs, the phonic isolation is really poor. You can hear everything from outside and the lobby. The staff from the front desk are very kind and helpful. The food in the restaurant is ok, however the waiters have no idea what they are doing. The half board includes for dinner only main course, and we ordered a vegetables side salad. When we paid for the salad, instead of a regular garden salad, they charged me for a “beef salad”, their argument being that the system does not include my chosen option. I do not believe the customer has to pay for their error in the system. After this, at check-out, they said we need to pay an extra 25$, a bill placed on our room by the restaurant. The main course we had was included in the package we bought, and the salad was already paid for. This just delayed our arival in the airport for no reason.

    1 night family trip, Mar 26, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The receptionists are great, really helpful. The waiters in the Jaws restaurant are clue

    1 night trip, Mar 26, 2019

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