Mashariki Palace Hotel

About Mashariki Palace Hotel, Zanzibar

A small, intimate boutique hotel in the centre of Stone Town; with the building being built by the first sultan of Zanzibar over 200 years ago many of its original features still shine through.

The Mashariki Palace Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Stone Town as well as the thriving sea life in the nearby ocean.

Lodge Details


A minimalist, boutique hotel with an intimate atmosphere.


Right in the centre of the historic setting of Stone Town, the Mashariki Palace Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful surroundings of Zanzibar.

Accommodation & Facilities

Each of the 18 rooms are unique in layout although the style is the same throughout. Furnishings are minimal keeping the focus upon the actual architecture of the building- a mixture of its past as an Arabic palace and the present Zanzibari style. The panoramas from each of the rooms are spectacular, especially the ones looking over the harbour!

Although the Mashariki doesn’t have its own private pool it is possible to pay a small fee and use the swimming pools of neighbouring hotels. There are also numerous activities which the hotel can organise for you; including a spice tour where you can learn about the different plantations or even going microlighting- an extra light plane which gives you a different perspective on the glorious landscapes and you can even spot whales from the air!

There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the entire hotel.


Breakfast is included and consists of freshly baked pastries, organic fruits and juices. Although there isn’t a fully functioning restaurant there is an option to pre-order lunches or dinners with freshly caught fish. The friendly staff are always on hand to assist you in choosing and booking restaurants within the town.


There are ample opportunities available from the hotel, ranging from scuba diving and snorkelling to fishing expeditions and guided tours of historic Stone Town. For those wishing to broaden their culinary skills there are Swahili cooking lessons, often taken place within a local home.

Child Policy

Children are welcome however; the adult atmosphere may not suit all families.

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