Our hospitality is based on good taste and warmth, comfort and style. The 18 no smoking rooms are all unique; the ground floor looks into the courtyard and has high ceilings, several have balconies, some have sea views, some have a living area or mezzanine floor, but all are enclosed in this original ancient palace with cool, thick walls, Arabian beds, stucco decoration and carved doors, bringing you the essence of old Zanzibar with a twist of modern chic.
Wandering through the ancient corridors, your thoughts will drift to the past splendour of a lost era, and the secret memories, like a faint waft of incence, that this old palace jealously preserves.
Because the hotel is converted from the wing of the old palace, there are no two rooms the same. Each has it's unique and stylish features, either original or added.
The three general room categories that result from the imaginative use of the space are named after the three original areas of the old Stone Town nearby the palace, accessible from the hotel by foot along the narrow winding streets - Forodani: the seafront, Shangani: the residential area, and Darajani: the market and bazaars.
5 Darajani-Superior rooms are between 20-30 sqm meters and have all facilities listed, with typical Zanzibar features and details.
7 Shangani-Prime rooms are more spacious, between 30-45 sqm, and have either a small suite area or a courtyard balcony.
6 Forodhani-Deluxe rooms have further features such as sea views, mezzanine design, terraces or spectacular high ceilings.
The legend of a thousand and one nights...
feel it in Mashariki Palace Hotel, Zanzibar