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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Stay, Great Location

Sep 14, 2019 lindaX7268LN Ashburn, Virginia

The General Manager and Chef set the tone for a great experience for our Stone Town visit. They personally greeted their guest and offered amenties immediately upon our early arrival at the hotel. My suite was roomy, comfortable and nicely appointed.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect to mix business with pleasure...and child friendly too!

Sep 14, 2019 DrKSigei Nairobi, Kenya

I stayed at DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar during a work trip where my wife and daughter also accompanied me for some leisure time away from home. It was fantastic, the rooms were good and the restaurant was excellent with the Chefs even throwing in a fabulous dessert on the house as a surprise for us. The best part about it is how the management… Read more
I stayed at DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar during a work trip where my wife and daughter also accompanied me for some leisure time away from home. It was fantastic, the rooms were good and the restaurant was excellent with the Chefs even throwing in a fabulous dessert on the house as a surprise for us. The best part about it is how the management team went out of their way to prepare wonderful meals for my 10 month old daughter - she loved it! Overall the service was top notch, keep it up! Thank you so much for the fantastic hospitality! Read less
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Sep 13, 2019 Katrina K Manchester, United Kingdom

we stayed for 2 nights and were very happy with the hotel. Checkin quick and efficient , they let us have the room earlier than we expected and room lovely , comfy bed , great ensuite . English plug sockets so didnt require adaptors . Tea and coffes facilities in room a bonus . we didnt take any meals here but the roof top dining room looked… Read more
we stayed for 2 nights and were very happy with the hotel. Checkin quick and efficient , they let us have the room earlier than we expected and room lovely , comfy bed , great ensuite . English plug sockets so didnt require adaptors . Tea and coffes facilities in room a bonus . we didnt take any meals here but the roof top dining room looked great. The location is brilliant and a short walk to cafes , post office ( i changed dollars to shillings ) restaurants, attractions Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful place wonderful people

Sep 11, 2019 Gauravsharma2013 Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Just returned from a wonderful holiday. Very much enjoyed the stay. Beautiful property with amazing ocean view. The staff are very friendly and food and service is amazing. Thank you so much hilton and fnb service team really it was great time
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice location but just an average hotel

Sep 11, 2019 Steve F

After 3 weeks of trekking and safaris in Tanzania we were really looking forward to staying at the Hilton. It turned out to be our most disappointing stay. This is not the normal standard we had experienced from other Hilton hotels. The reception area is small and pokey with little room to move around. There is some unappealing seating squeezed in… Read more
After 3 weeks of trekking and safaris in Tanzania we were really looking forward to staying at the Hilton. It turned out to be our most disappointing stay. This is not the normal standard we had experienced from other Hilton hotels. The reception area is small and pokey with little room to move around. There is some unappealing seating squeezed in but was not a place to sit and relax. Hallways are dark. Rooms are small and have no views. There is no pool or outside area other than the top floor terrace used for the restaurant. Breakfast was poor quality with few offerings, probably 2 star hotel standard. The only exception to our experience were the wonderful and helpful staff that made our stay more pleasant. Overall this is not a good hotel for tourists. We saw and visited much nicer hotels in the area like the Hyatt but also boutique style hotels in lovely period buildings with prices on par with the Hilton. Note that if you are not a business, corporate or Hilton Preferred customer you will probably be allocated the noisy rooms on the lower floors or street level. Read less