ZANZIBAR HOTELS – ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?
I’m looking to draw some experience from forum members to recommend Zanzibar accommodation. I am looking for somewhere five-star/higher-end but, aside from this, there is no direct requirement apart from good food and overall experience. We stayed at the Doubletree by Hilton last year, right on the beach. Not really a business hotel but wonderful to stay at. The top tourist hotels are mainly Italian-run and can be found along the east coast of the island. I’ve stayed a couple of times in the Tembo hotel, which is right on the beach in Stone Town and has a lot of history. When I was there in the late 1990s it was a dry hotel (the only disappointment for me) but it gives you a real feel for the island. Not high-end, more authentic. Hideaway of Nungwi – I’ve stayed there three times now. Excellent, high-quality, all-inclusive, with very nice sparkling wine. Great food, especially the seafood. About an hour’s drive from Stone Town.