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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A great hotel in the heart of the stone town, close to all the sights, shops & restaurants. We were given room 42 on the top floor with a beautiful quaint balcony & views of the sea/harbour. It was our honeymoon & the manageress had arranged for an ice cold bottle of bubbles to be waiting in our room on...

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N G, General Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, it is our pleasure to make our honeymooners feeling the way the deserve. Starting a new life together is special. Thank you for your nice feed-back Regards Norbert

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a great location, next to Fordani Garden night market and National Museum. It doesn't feel like a hotel at all. We had a room near the school which we loved but it was loud in the mornings, we didn't mind but if the kids don't wake you up, the mosque and chickens will 😊 The restaurant has great...

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N G, General Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, we are glad to hear that you entered in the spirit of our Zanzibarian city. Thank you so much for appreciating the way we are. Feel welcome at any time. Regards Norbert

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful, atmospheric hotel. Large space, bedroom hallway, large bathroom. The room we were in (number 21) was a terrace overlooking the garden. On the terrace kettle set of coffees and teas. Access to free wi-fi. Huge hallways with couches. The rooftop restaurant with a large selection of dishes and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The terrace overlooked a view of the...

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N G, General Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, what a pleasure to host you and your partner. you were so sweet in showing us all our trips. We hope to see you in the future! Regards

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beautiful views. Lovely architecture. Great Location. Beautiful, friendly and professional staff. We only went for lunch and a quick tour through the hotel, but it was worth the while. Thanks Norbert and Carlotta for a warm welcome and a delicious lunch. Keep up the good work. We will definitely consider staying there next time.

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N G, General Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for mentioning our names; we are always happy to establish a personal relationship with our guests; feel free to come and enjoy our hotel one more time. Thank you

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent all round. Characterful accommodation. Provides an authentic feel of Stonetown with the sights and sounds at one's doorstep. The food was delicious. You won't go wrong staying here although be prepared to climb many steps to get to your room

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N G, General Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for sharing your opinion with us. and thank you for appreciate our food. You know how it is important for me. Feel free to come at any time. Regards Norbert

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We spent two nights at the Mashariki in June during a one-week holiday in Zanzibar. This is a beautiful hotel, with each room having its own individual features. It is a great location from which to explore Stonetown on foot. The rooftop restaurant is beautiful and serves wonderful food, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the hotel demonstrates high...

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N G, General Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kati, what a surprise..thank you very much for your kind feed-back. We were happy to host you and your family and knowing about your busy life in etiopia. Please feel welcome at any time. Thank you Best Norbert

Oman
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

One of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed. Beautifully restored sultan's palace, with lovely individual rooms. Great food and excellent service from every member of staff - they couldn't do enough for us. Perfectly located for exploring Stone Town.

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N G, General Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you very much for your kind opinion. We personally train our staff members and in the kitchen my chefs are growing every day more. Feel welcome at any time. Thank you Norbert

England
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Indeed the place is like the Sultan's palace. Charming exotic and wonderful views. The hospitality and service provided Carlotta,Norbert and all the support staff is exemplary. Ours was a brief two night stay but we hope to stay much longer next time! Nazir,Fatima & Nihal

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N G, General Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear family, what a surprise!! thank you very much for maintaining your promise, please keep in touch, we will remember you as a cute little family like you are! thank you Carlotta

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I stayed here recently while in Stone Town. During our 3 night stay the staff were wonderful and the hotel room was very comfortable and had beautiful high ceilings. The restaurant has an amazing view over the harbour and the curry were especially good. Staff very helpful in giving directions and storing luggage.

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N G, General Manager at Mashariki Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, it was a pleasure to host you. The restaurant is doing well and the curry it is my favourite as well! Thank you very much for your beautiful comment, we hope to see you again. Regards Norbert

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed at the Mashariki palace for one night while in stonetown on our honeymoon. The hotel was in a great location, close to the center of town and we were able to walk everywhere. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the hotel was beautiful. Our room was wonderful with an AMAZING view of the water. We were...

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My dear Honeymooners, it was a pleasure to organize a beautiful stay for you! We wish you all the best for your life together. regards Norbert

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Official Description (provided by the 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 certain 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 all the 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 waters of the Indian Ocean, 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. ... more   less 

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Address: Nyumba ya Moto cn 293, Forodhani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $229 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mashariki Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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Mashariki Palace Hotel Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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#1 Spa Hotel in Stone Town
#1 Family Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Luxury Hotel in Stone Town
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
#5 Business Hotel in Stone Town
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“Room 21 has a beautiful internal balcony to sit out on, Room 15 has the amazing views, Room 14 has a two storey room with the bed up stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles TipperaryTipster, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not expect big windows this hotel has a very typical architecture. Choose a room with a terrace if you want to enjoy the exterior view.”
 of 5 bubbles 764maevad, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room away from the school”
 of 5 bubbles O9229AThelenh, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
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“Room 42 has a little balcony overlooking the sea”
 of 5 bubbles jr088, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
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