Location: Situated in the old Zanzibar Stone Town just behind the Palace Museum, close to the House of Wonders and Forodhani Gardens, Mashariki Palace Hotel is ideal for visitors keen on exploring the old town.

Accommodation: Converted from the wing of the old palace created by the first sultan of Zanzibar almost 200 years ago, Mashariki Palace boasts 18 non-smoking rooms, all unique with no two rooms the same, 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. There are three general room categories: 5 Darajani-Superior rooms (20-30sqm) with typical Zanzibar features and details; 7 Shangani-Prime rooms (30-45sqm) featuring either a small suite area or a courtyard balcony; 6 Forodhani-Deluxe rooms with sea views, mezzanine design, terraces or high ceilings. All rooms have en-suite bathroom with shower, and are equipped with air conditioning, mosquito net, spring box mattress, hair dryer, internal phone, mini-fridge, safe, flat screen TV, wireless internet access, and tea & coffee facilities.

Facilities & Services: The restaurant and bar are situated on the rooftop terrace, with a breath taking view of the Forodhani gardens, Indian Ocean, the House of Wonders and spectacular sunsets. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, with a choice of wines and cocktails from the bar. An “al fresco” lunch or “starlight” dinner is available on request, as is laundry service, extra bed and babysitting service. Other facilities include the Tea Lounge offering complimentary afternoon tea with a selection of savouries and cakes.