Doubletree By Hilton Stone Town

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The hotel

A stopover in Stone Town is a sure-fire way to add an authentic Zanzibar experience to your beach holiday – and DoubleTree by Hilton puts you a stone’s throw from all that’s happening in town. In the buzz of the meandering residential back streets, you’ll instantly feel part of the local scene, with the UNESCO World Heritage town’s sights, markets, and restaurants a stroll from your door. Stone Town’s also the starting point for many tours in Zanzibar, giving you extra scope to soak up island life. The local vibe continues with the hotel’s historic architecture, true Swahili styling, and homely touches like warm chocolate chip cookies on arrival. But there’s one treat in store the neighbours here won’t have – the fine sunset views from Taarab Restaurant & Bar, taking pride of place on the hotel’s rooftop.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town. Transfer time from Zanzibar Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms and suites have air-conditioning, TV, complimentary Internet access, mini-fridge, traditional hand-carved furniture and safe. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms offer extra space in a contemporary setting with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

One Bedroom Suites with seperate lounge area are also available, sleeping maximum 2 adullts and 1 child.

Taarab Restaurant and Bar. Café. Fitness room. Babysitting service*. Laundry service*. Room service*.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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May 17, 2019 MTolik Toronto, Canada

Excellent location in great vicinity to historical part of stown town. Clean hotel with good internet and yummy breakfast and dinner. Not noisy and clean inside. The hotel is not new, but very comfortable and convenient. Strongly recommend and will stay there by myself as well.
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May 14, 2019 TaraNotShaun Montgomery, Alabama

I loved everything about this property. The rooms were spacious and clean; the staff was friendly and helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better stay. Mary assisted me prior to arriving as I was traveling with a large group and she exceeding my expectations. The restaurant is amazing. I could go on and on about this property. Let me not forget to… Read more
I loved everything about this property. The rooms were spacious and clean; the staff was friendly and helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better stay. Mary assisted me prior to arriving as I was traveling with a large group and she exceeding my expectations. The restaurant is amazing. I could go on and on about this property. Let me not forget to thank the bellman Ramadan for his outstanding service. If you’re looking for a hotel in Stone Town look no further. This is definitely the best service I’ve ever received from a Hilton property. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good hotel, but the best was the staff

May 13, 2019 Sherpa37392167051

The staff were very friendly and flexible and in the restaurant they serve very nice food and a lot. The chef will even go out and ask how was the food. The rooms were also nice and clean and have a very comfortable bed. I recommend this hotel
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Apr 30, 2019 TPM805 San luis obispo, California, United States

After staying at their sister property in Nungwi for three nights, we moved to Stone Town for our final night in Zanzibar. What a cool property! Located in the heart of Stone Town, the narrow alleyways make getting to the hotel a little challenging (ask for help!). The rooms are very well done, bathrooms great and the staff outstanding...… Read more
After staying at their sister property in Nungwi for three nights, we moved to Stone Town for our final night in Zanzibar. What a cool property! Located in the heart of Stone Town, the narrow alleyways make getting to the hotel a little challenging (ask for help!). The rooms are very well done, bathrooms great and the staff outstanding... special thanks to ABUBAKER! We chose dinner on the rooftop and were very impressed, especially after having a lackluster food experience at the Nungwi Doubletree. The restaurant staff was full of happiness and professionalism. A great way to end our trip to Zanzibar. Read less
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Apr 27, 2019 andreass585 Gardens, South Africa

I stayed at the Double Tree in Stone Town and it was much better, than my expectations! The hotel is right in the middle of the historic Arabic old town and after entering the hotel you will get first from the very friendly and competent staff a warm delicious homemade Cookie ! The rooms are very clean , but without a view ! If you look for a… Read more
I stayed at the Double Tree in Stone Town and it was much better, than my expectations! The hotel is right in the middle of the historic Arabic old town and after entering the hotel you will get first from the very friendly and competent staff a warm delicious homemade Cookie ! The rooms are very clean , but without a view ! If you look for a hotel with view in Stone town, you will pay double ! Breakfast was ok and when you tell them how you like to have your omelette done , they will do it the way you like it ! Of course on an island with lots of spices , you should ask to add some ! In my eyes , they should offer in the morning at least one Cappuccino for free to start the day with a proper Coffee! The morning welcome juice is very tasty! The free Wifi is fast enough and of course very helpful ! Big thank you to the hole team of Double Tree and a very big thank you to the general manager Yehia for his big help !!! I'll come back ! Read less