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Island Paradise Inn

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In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Island Paradise Inn

Island Paradise Inn

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Malindi Mosque

7.2/10 Good

9 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
Mlandege Road, Zanzibar Town

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Zanzibar Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 14 min drive


  • Zanzibar Coffee House - 12 min walk
  • Hurumzi - 13 min walk
  • Tea House Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 14 min walk
  • Mercury's Restaurant - 14 min walk

About this property

Island Paradise Inn

A great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town, Island Paradise Inn is just 4.4 mi (7 km) from the airport. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Other features include a snack bar/deli and a terrace.


English, Hindi, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2015
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 36-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Island Paradise Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Island Paradise Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Island Paradise Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Island Paradise Inn?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Island Paradise Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Island Paradise Inn?
You can check in from noon - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Island Paradise Inn and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Malindi Mosque (13-min walk) and Christ Church Cathedral (14-min walk), along with Hamamni Persian Baths (14-min walk) and Prison Island (0.8 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Island Paradise Inn?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Zanzibar Coffee House (12-min walk), Hurumzi (13-min walk), and Tea House Restaurant (13-min walk).
What's the area around Island Paradise Inn like?
Island Paradise Inn is in the heart of Zanzibar Town, a short 17-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 18 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Great WiFi an AC very friendly and professional staff good location
antonio, 5-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Tolerable, but Disappointed
The photos of the bath and shower are very different. Water pressure very low. Mosquitoes like crazy. Staff tries to be friendly and helpful, however response time is hit or miss depending on who you get. The mosquito nets are a joke. I woke up both days with fresh bites, despite having the room sprayed and using the nets. The a/c functions well, as does the water heater. Continental breakfast was limited and underwhelming.
abby, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Value for money
Decent hotel in Zanzibar city close to stone town but without paying the extra that all stone town hotels seem to charge. Air conditioning and safe in room. Breakfast basic but included.
J, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Hamdi, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Semi hyvä paikka. Stone Town uudella puolella.
Hannu, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Average hotel even by African standards
This is at best an average hotel, mostly maybe to factors outside of the staffs control or maybe not. + Friendly and mostly helpful staff. + Relatively cheap hotel if you book in time. + Located just outside of Stone Town with a nice 5-10 min walk through a narrow shopping street until you reach the area where you can see the sea. + AC in room. + Hot shower water. - Lack of amenities. No hand soap in the bathrooms, few towels (you can ask for more which they will provide), you can't get an extra quilt etc. - Lots of mosquitoes, especially in the hallways, maybe because it was so moist there. We stayed on the first floor and the hallway felt like a bathroom after a long hot shower. Each bed has a mosquito net though. - Unfresh rooms. Our bed had lots of dead mosquitoes on the bed roof. The glasses provided for tea/coffee together with the water boiler was smudgy and dusty. - The hotel breakfast is awful! Few options and everything taste like it came from the local factory. The staff also takes forever to bring out refills, cutlery, plates etc. when things run out. If you stay here make sure you find somewhere else to eat your breakfast. Or just go for a brunch or early lunch in Stone Town instead. Some rooms are tiny, so if you are staying more than a night or two make sure you get a big room. All in all if you can do without a good breakfast and withstand the mosquitoes then the hotel is alright for a couple of nights stay.
5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sehr empfehlenwert! Großartiges Team!
Nachdem uns das Jafferji House einen Tag vor Sylvester trotz bezahltem Zimmer einfach abgesagt hatte, hat uns dieses kleine Hotel willkommen geheissen und uns auch direkt ein kostenloses Abendessen und eine Dachterassen-Sylvesterparty spendiert. Das Team ist außerordentlich bemüht und herzlich. Die Zimmer sind schön und sauber. Wir hatten alles was wir brauchten. Frühstück gab es reichlich auf der schönen Dachterasse. Wem es nichts ausmacht, 10-15 Minuten (zu Fuß) nach Stone Town zu brauchen, dem empfehlen wir dieses Haus definitiv weiter.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Akinobu, 1-night trip with friends
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