Voted by the Guardian Uk: Seven of the best Boutique Hotels in Africa http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/feb/17/best-boutique-hotels-africa
Voted as one of the top hotels in Stone Zanzibar by Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g488129-d1985434-Reviews-Mashariki_Palace_Hotel-Stone_Town_Zanzibar_Zanzibar_Archipelago.html
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The New York Times, January 2011: 46 places to visit in 2011
"Zanzibar. The name alone evokes images of spice markets and swaying palms. Newly renovated palace hotels in Stone Town and exotic villa hotels by the sea are adding to the allure of this Tanzanian island. New hotel options include the Mashariki Palace, which just opened with 18 spacious rooms."