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Spice Palace Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
View from room
View from room

Overview of Spice Palace Hotel

Spice Palace Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Zanzibar Town with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

82 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Map
Soko Muhogo Street, Zanzibar Town, Mjini Magharibi Region
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Old Fort - 2 min walk
  • Ma shaa allah cafe - 3 min walk
  • Lukmaan - 3 min walk
  • Mistress of Spices - 3 min walk
  • Green Garden - 3 min walk

About this property

Spice Palace Hotel

Spice Palace Hotel is just 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 50 per room one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Blue Ocean, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge and a terrace. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English, French, Russian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast 7 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 65-cm flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Dining

Blue Ocean - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Jaws Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.
Blue Ocean - This coffee shop specializes in local and international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per room (one-way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Spice Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
Spice Palace Zanzibar Town
Spice Palace Hotel Hotel
Spice Palace Hotel Zanzibar Town
Spice Palace Hotel Hotel Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Spice Palace Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Spice Palace Hotel 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 Spice Palace Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Spice Palace Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Spice Palace Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Spice Palace Hotel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Spice Palace Hotel.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Spice Palace Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per room one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Spice Palace Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Spice Palace Hotel and nearby?
Spice Palace Hotel has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Spice Palace Hotel?
Yes, Blue Ocean offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Green Garden (3-min walk), Stone Town Cafe (3-min walk), and Abyssinian Maritim (4-min walk).
What's the area around Spice Palace Hotel like?
Spice Palace Hotel is located near Shangani Beach in Stone Town, a short 5-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 6 minutes' walk from Nakupenda Beach. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

8.9/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.2/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

5.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Nice stay
Was a nice hideaway in the Middle of town, the staff and rooftop restaurant were a saving grace, especially during our trip, the staff were very accommodating
Sven, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Clean, decent place
It was a decent place. Great value for money... rooftop bar was great.
Fahad, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I love the charm of this hotel. It’s very clean and up to date, perfect location and the staff was very friendly. The worst part about my stay at this hotel was having to leave. Great experience and I will stay here again! I highly recommend this hotel.
Sam, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Felistas, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joshua, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The rooftop bar is a lovely, unique feature and the nightly note/cookies were nice to look forward to.
3-night trip
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