Mashariki Palace Hotel*****
Conveniently connected to the airport, Mashariki Palace Hotel is in Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), close to House of Wonders, Old Fort, and Forodhani Gardens. Additional attractions near this hotel include Anglican Cathedral and Slave Market.
Description of Mashariki Palace Hotel*****
The MASHARIKI PALACE Hotel is a privileged residence for travellers choosing refined hospitality in a historical setting. 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.
Relaxing on a balcony overlooking the old town, with mosques, churches and temples below you, you can cast your eyes past the tropical seafront gardens to the sparkling blue Indian Ocean and wonder about the generations of people who sailed here on gentle monsoon breezes.
As the sound of the muezzin call to prayer mingles with the laughter of Zanzibar children at play, and the red sun sets over the sea to bring you the sultry and star-spangled African evening, you will sense the pulse of this living, breathing, vibrant town, and bask in the charm of a mingling past and present.
Tips Mashariki Palace Hotel*****
Solarium and massage
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage or hammam scrub to wind-down from your journey and prepare your body for the beach, or have a nap on the sun beds in our open terrace.
Concierge service is on hand to book local restaurants for you as well as to organise any Island excursion, including tours of the old town, sunset cruises, trips to outlying islands, spice tours, beach excursions, snorkelling, diving and other watersports and even to recommend various safaris to the fabulous game parks of Tanzania, a short flight away on the East African mainland.
A meeting room for up to 20 guests is available upon request for those who wish to mix a little business with pleasure.
Photos of Mashariki Palace Hotel*****
Accommodation at Mashariki Palace Hotel*****
The 18 non-smoking rooms are all unique; the ground floor looks into the courtyard and has high ceilings. Several rooms 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.
Because the hotel has been converted from the wing of the old palace, no two rooms are alike. Each has its 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.
Restaurants at Mashariki Palace Hotel*****
Daily and free of charge in the tea lounge, the pastry chef offers a selection of savouries and tea cakes to enjoy with Zanzibar traditional morning coffee selection or afternoon spiced teas.
Ideally situated on the rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view of the Forodhani gardens, the Indian Ocean and the House of Wonders. Enjoy a choice of tapas with a glass of chilled Champagne or your favorite cocktail watching the spectacular African sunset.