Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little
changed in the last 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling
bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses, whose original owners vied with
each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship
is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors.
Many hours can be spent just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth
of narrow streets and alleyways.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar is housed in two buildings. The graceful Mambo Msiige building dates back to the 17th century and is steeped in history.
Situated on the seafront of ancient Stone Town, washed by the aquamarine waters of the Zanzibar Channel, the Serena Inn is a haven of tranquillity amongst the
bustle of Zanzibar.
Maru Maru Hotel is just a few steps from Stone Town's colourful markets, shops and historical sites. Sympathetically restored with Zanzibari design and modern facilities, the hotel was previously a town house, famed for its marble floors and tiles.
Al Johari is a small boutique hotel in the Stone Town area of Zanzibar,
within walking distance of the beach. It is the result of a careful
refurbishment combining two ancient buildings.
The hotel lounge has an impressive selection of antique
ornaments and furniture, and adds to the relaxed
ambience that is a Dhow Palace trademark.
Formerly Emerson & Green, this beautifully restored palace, in the heart of Stone Town, has fabulous views of the Indian Ocean from the roof of the Tower Top restaurant. A historical building which once belonged to a powerful Swahili merchant.
Tembo House is an impressive white stone building in the heart of Stone Town, beside the picturesque seafront.
A small and intimate hotel, designed to reflect Zanzibar's rich history, where Arabian, Indian and English styles create a homely stay.