Dhow Palace is located in Stonetown on Zanzibar island off the coast of Tanzania.
Conveniently tucked away in an alleyway on the edge of the bazaar, we have always found this low key hotel to be a rather pleasant and discreet lower cost option, much less overtly touristic than its sister facility the Tembo House Hotel down on the waterfront.
Since the considerable extension works of 2005 increased the room count fro 18 to 37, added a pool to an internal courtyard and a rooftop restaurant, the atmosphere has certainly become rather less intimate, but service remains friendly and welcoming under the stewardship of our old friend Imtiyaz.
So whilst we tend these days to make more reservations at 236 Hurumzi and Swahili House, we are of the opinion that the Dhow Palace hotel remains the best lower cost hotels in Stonetown.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.