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ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in Zanzibar

Beyt al-Chai

Zanzibari beds and period furnishings define the six atmospheric rooms here. Downstairs, guests ... more

PO Box 4236
Kelele Square
Stone Town , Zanzibar
Tags: budget | great value | trendy
Breezes Beach Club

This expansive, family-friendly, 70-room resort manages to main a personalized ambience. A range ... more

East Coast
Michamvi Beach
Bwejuu , Zanzibar
Tags: beach | family | moderate
Emerson Spice

Romantic Zanzibari fantasies were realized when this 200-year-old building wasturned into a ... more

Stone Town
Tharia St.
Zanzibar town , Zanzibar
Tags: moderate | trendy
Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon’s Sixteen tented bungalows are nestled on a vegetated hillside above a small ... more

Pemba Island
Wambaa Beach
Zanzibar , Zanzibar
Tags: luxury | beach | expensive | trendy
Matemwe Lodge

Twelve upmarket bungalows, attentive service, tropical gardens, and a stunning beach are the ... more

East Coast
Matemwe Beach
Matemwe , Zanzibar
Tags: luxury | beach | expensive
Pongwe Beach Hotel

These 16 palm-shaded cottages on the powdery sands of a small cove are popular with the younger ... more

East Coast
Pongwe Beach
Zanzibar , Zanzibar
Tags: beach | budget | trendy
Shooting Star Lodge

This intimate property with 6 rooms and 10 cottages, is hard to beat with its infinity pool ... more

East Coast
Kiwengwa Beach
Eastern zanzibar , Zanzibar
Tags: beach | moderate | smart splurge
Zanzibar Serena Inn

The Serena is located in an elegant 18th century building. Request a waterfront room to take ... more

Kelele Square
Stone Town , Zanzibar
Tags: moderate | classic

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