Serena Hotel
from 150.- € per person

Serena Zanzibar also belongs to the Aga Khan Foundation and is the best standard hotel in town. Set by the sea, and close to everything, it is a good address if you want good service and peace.

236 Hurumzi
from 40.- € per person

Formerly known as Emerson and Greene, this old renovated Arabian house has beautifully decorated rooms and suites, each of them different, that make one believe in the 1001 nights stories...Its tower-top terrace is renowned for its view, as it is set in the heart of Stonetown, and for its delicious food, worth a try, even when not staying at the hotel.

Beyt al Chai
from 40.- € per person

Also known as Stonetown Inn, this lovely hotel, situated opposite Serena, is a renovated Arabian private house, decorated and furnished with taste, and only has six rooms. The atmosphere is charming and the service simple, but good.

Mbweni Ruins
from 60.- € per person

This hotel is built besides the ancient ruins of St Mary's School, of Mbweni Mission, for freed slave girls in late 19th century, between Stonetown and the airport. Here you will find peace after a day in town, as well as a special atmosphere and a friendly staff.

The first owners planted a botanical garden around it, with more than 650 different plants coming from all over the world, including the famous Kew Garden. It is nice to stroll around in the garden and the ruins.

Dhow Palace Hotel
from 35.- € per person

Dhow Palace Hotel is also in a renovated Arabian house, with many staircases and windy corridors. The roof-top terrace gives you a nice view on the roofs of Stonetown. All rooms are air-conditionned and have a mini-bar. The pool situated in the lobby is beautiful to see, but generally easier to use for children...

Mtoni Marine Centre
from 35.- € per person

Mtoni Marine Centre is by the sea, 5 minutes from town by car. Simple and nice, it is perfect for families, as it offers a swimming-pool, the beach and a garden to run around. The restaurant has good reputation, with a very romantic setting in the evening, as the tables are directly on the sand.

Africa House Hotel
from 35.- € per person

Africa House, former British Club, is the most famous meeting point of Stonetown at sunset. Everyone comes here to admire the view, over a fresh beer or cocktail. After many years of being a building site, it has at last become a hotel, which tries to give an insight into the past.