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Villa Kiva
Villa Kiva
8.9 Excellent
Matemwe, Matemwe, Tanzania
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0.3 km from city centre, Matemwe, Tanzania 
ExcellentBased on 407 reviews
8.9

Located within the scenic countryside of Matemwe, Villa Kiva Boutique Hotel provides traditional accommodation and a wide range of facilities, such as an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and a private beach. There is also a fitness centre with a swimming pool.

Chumbe Island Coral Park
Chumbe Island Coral Park
9.5 Excellent
Chumbe Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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13.2 km from city centre, Zanzibar, Tanzania 
ExcellentBased on 110 reviews
9.5

Located in Zanzibar Town, Chumbe Island Coral Park is within a 40-minute drive of Zanzibar International Airport and offers a private beach and a swimming pool. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary Wi-Fi access during their stay.

Natural Kendwa
Natural Kendwa
8.7 Excellent
Kendwa, Tanzania
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0.1 km from city centre, Kendwa, Tanzania 
ExcellentBased on 174 reviews
8.7

Set within the picturesque parkland of Kendwa, Natural Kendwa Villa offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including free Wi-Fi. This comfortable 4-star bed & breakfast is just a 10-minute drive from Nungwi.

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa
7.5 Good
P.O. Box 71 Zanzibar (Tanzania) - Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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35.1 km from city centre, Zanzibar, Tanzania 
GoodBased on 63 reviews
7.5

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa is located on Zanzibar, and provides 5-star accommodation in addition to a private beach. Popular amenities, such as outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool, make for an enjoyable stay in Pingwe.

Malindi Boutique
Malindi Boutique
7.2 Good
Funguni Road, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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0.8 km from city centre, Zanzibar, Tanzania 
GoodBased on 731 reviews
7.2

Malindi Guest House is located in Zanzibar Town and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Mangrove Lodge
Mangrove Lodge
8.8 Excellent
Zanzibar, Tanzania
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10.1 km from city centre, Zanzibar, Tanzania 
ExcellentBased on 326 reviews
8.8

Mangrove Lodge has a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a bike rental. It is located a 25-minute car ride from Zanzibar International Airport and an airport shuttle is available for guests.

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa
Sea Cliff Resort & Spa
8.2 Excellent
West Coast, Mangapwani, Tanzania
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5.0 km from city centre, Mangapwani, Tanzania 
ExcellentBased on 90 reviews
8.2

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa is situated on Zanzibar, and provides 5-star facilities, including a private beach. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

Chapwani Private Island
Chapwani Private Island
9.1 Excellent
Grave Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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4.2 km from city centre, Zanzibar, Tanzania 
ExcellentBased on 97 reviews
9.1

This comfortable resort in Zanzibar Town offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an airport shuttle and an outdoor pool. It also features a terrace, a gift shop and a tour desk.

Smiles Beach Hotel
Smiles Beach Hotel
8.3 Excellent
North Coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi, Tanzania
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0.5 km from city centre, Nungwi, Tanzania 
ExcellentBased on 429 reviews
8.3

Located within the scenic parkland of Nungwi, Smiles Beach Hotel provides charming accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a private beach. It also offers a kids pool, a tour desk and a sun deck.

Maru Maru Hotel
Maru Maru Hotel
8.2 Excellent
Plot No: 397 Gizenga Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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0.9 km from city centre, Zanzibar, Tanzania 
ExcellentBased on 332 reviews
8.2

Maru Maru Hotel is located in Zanzibar Town and features a rooftop terrace. The multiple facilities this contemporary hotel offers include valet parking, an express check-in and check-out feature and a swimming pool.

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Mizingani Seafront Hotel
Mizingani Seafront Hotel
8.7 Excellent
Mizingani Road, StoneTown, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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0.9 km from city centre, Zanzibar 

Mizingani Seafront Hotel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Zanzibar Town. It also offers an outdoor pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and free Wi-Fi.

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Samaki Lodge & Spa
Samaki Lodge & Spa
8.6 Excellent
Uroa Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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26.5 km from city centre, Zanzibar 

Samaki Lodge & Spa is set on Zanzibar, and provides 4-star facilities, including a private beach. Popular facilities, such as a sauna, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts, make for an enjoyable stay in Uroa.

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Upendo Beach
Upendo Beach
9.1 Excellent
Po Box 1864, Kijagwani, Zanzibar, 1864, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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35.4 km from city centre, Zanzibar 

Upendo Zanzibar is situated on Zanzibar, and provides 5-star accommodation as well as a private beach. The various facilities this contemporary resort offers include free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a sun deck.

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Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
9.0 Excellent
Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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1.3 km from city centre, Zanzibar 

Located amongst a range of tourist attractions, boutiques and eateries, Park Hyatt Zanzibar is ideal for guests wishing to discover Zanzibar Town and its surroundings. It provides superior fitness facilities, which include an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

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Maru Maru Hotel
Maru Maru Hotel
8.2 Excellent
Plot No: 397 Gizenga Street Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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0.9 km from city centre, Zanzibar 

Maru Maru Hotel is located in Zanzibar Town and features a rooftop terrace. The multiple facilities this contemporary hotel offers include valet parking, an express check-in and check-out feature and a swimming pool.

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Dhow Palace Hotel
Dhow Palace Hotel
8.5 Excellent
Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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1.1 km from city centre, Zanzibar 

Dhow Palace Hotel is situated in Zanzibar Town and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides a coffee bar, an outdoor pool and a kids pool.

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Riu Palace Zanzibar
Riu Palace Zanzibar
9.1 Excellent
Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
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2.5 km from city centre, Nungwi 

Set within the scenic countryside of Kendwa, Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only offers art deco accommodation and a full range of facilities, including outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a private beach. The resort offers a sauna, as well as rooms with private terraces.

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Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa
7.5 Good
P.O. Box 71 Zanzibar (Tanzania) - Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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35.1 km from city centre, Zanzibar 

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa is located on Zanzibar, and provides 5-star accommodation in addition to a private beach. Popular amenities, such as outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool, make for an enjoyable stay in Pingwe.

Cheapest hotels in Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago

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Malindi Boutique
Malindi Boutique
7.2 Good
Funguni Road, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Malindi Guest House is located in Zanzibar Town and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

S$ 23
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Makofi Guest House
Makofi Guest House
9.1 Excellent
Nungwi Beach, Nungwi, Tanzania
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Situated in Nungwi, Makofi Guest House is an easy drive from Kendwa and offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

S$ 30
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Green's Guest House
Green's Guest House
9.3 Excellent
Nungwi-Zanzibar, Nungwi, Tanzania
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Situated in Nungwi, Green's Nungwi is an easy drive from Kendwa and offers free Wi-Fi and a dry cleaning service.

S$ 42
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Mangrove Lodge
Mangrove Lodge
8.8 Excellent
Zanzibar, Tanzania
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10.1 km from city centre,  

Mangrove Lodge has a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a bike rental. It is located a 25-minute car ride from Zanzibar International Airport and an airport shuttle is available for guests.

S$ 78
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Al Johari Zanzibar
Al Johari Zanzibar
7.5 Good
116 Shangani (Stone Town), Zanzibar, Tanzania
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1.3 km from city centre,  

Al Johari is a comfortable setting while visiting Zanzibar Town and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a coffee bar, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

S$ 79
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The Seyyida Hotel And Spa
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa
8.3 Excellent
Stonetown, P.O. Box 326, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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0.9 km from city centre,  

This comfortable hotel in Zanzibar Town offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool and a rooftop terrace. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

S$ 82
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Dhow Palace Hotel
Dhow Palace Hotel
8.5 Excellent
Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Dhow Palace Hotel is situated in Zanzibar Town and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides a coffee bar, an outdoor pool and a kids pool.

S$ 87
Avg. per night
Samaki Lodge & Spa
Samaki Lodge & Spa
8.6 Excellent
Uroa Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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26.5 km from city centre,  

Samaki Lodge & Spa is set on Zanzibar, and provides 4-star facilities, including a private beach. Popular facilities, such as a sauna, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts, make for an enjoyable stay in Uroa.

S$ 90
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Zanzibar

3 stars

S$ 93 - S$ 367

Ras Michamvi Beach Resort

No. 1 most popular

S$ 162
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Pongwe Beach Hotel

No. 2 most popular

Pongwe Beach Hotel
9.4 Excellent
S$ 229
Avg. per night
Indigo Beach Zanzibar

Best value

S$ 93
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

S$ 82 - S$ 1,002

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

No. 1 most popular

S$ 176
Avg. per night
Melia Zanzibar

No. 2 most popular

Melia Zanzibar
8.8 Excellent
S$ 438
Avg. per night
The Seyyida Hotel And Spa

Best value

S$ 82
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Zanzibar

About Zanzibar

Situated off the coast of Tanzania, the exotic island of Zanzibar boasts a rich Swahili culture combined with influences brought by Omani Sultans and Portuguese colonisers. It’s home to the captivating trade centre of Stone Town and blanketed with spice plantations, beautiful beaches and colourful coral reefs.

Things to do

Wander through the atmospheric streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town, which boasts architecture from Asia, Africa and Arabia. Explore the lavish Sultan’s Palace Museum and delve into Swahili and Zanzibari culture at the House of Wonders, then feast on freshly-caught seafood in the lively night market at Forodhani.

Discover Zanzibar’s exotic spice trade legacy on a guided tour of a spice plantation. See how all your favourite spices are cultivated and learn about their economic significance throughout Zanzibar’s history, then purchase freshly-ground spices to take home.

Relax on one of the idyllic beaches that ring Zanzibar, with blindingly white sands nestled against the surreal blue of the Indian Ocean. Soak up the Zanzibari village atmosphere on the shores of beautiful Matemwe or test your skills with a day of kitesurfing in the waters off Paje Beach.

Teeming with marine life, the coral reefs that surround Zanzibar are among Africa’s most impressive, particularly within the marine conservation area of Mnemba Atoll. Go scuba diving with whale sharks, green turtles and large pelagic species or enjoy a traditional dhow cruise to the Pange Sandbank to snorkel with tropical fish.

Getting around

Kisauni International Airport is around 15 minutes’ drive from Stone Town, one hour from Paje and 1.5 hour’s from Nungwi. Dala dala mini buses are the main means of getting around the island or you can hire a private taxi or rental car.

Zanzibar travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Zanzibar?

    Zanzibar, Nungwi, and Kendwa are the most popular places on HotelsCombined for stays in Zanzibar.

  • What are the best hotels in Zanzibar?

    DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, rated with a score of 8.3 from 472 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Zanzibar. Other top stays include Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, with an average rating of 8.2 from 90 reviewers, and Melia Zanzibar, with a score of 8.8 from 310 reviewers.