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 ‘Home away from home’ with outstanding kitchen

Nov 15, 2019 JudithR381 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

We stayed here many times over the last few years. It’s always nice to be back in large part because of the great staff and the wonderful food. The roof top restaurant has nice views, it’s a delight to have breakfast there. The breakfast buffet is one of the best in town with its wide choice and local delicacies. I highly recommend the… Read more
We stayed here many times over the last few years. It’s always nice to be back in large part because of the great staff and the wonderful food. The roof top restaurant has nice views, it’s a delight to have breakfast there. The breakfast buffet is one of the best in town with its wide choice and local delicacies. I highly recommend the restaurant for dinner. The chefs are outstanding both in Zanzibari specialties and international dishes. Lovely fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Room in Stonetown

Nov 13, 2019 giannaki88 Montreal, Canada

Loved our room at the Double Tree in Stone Town! It was decorated with a local flair, very large, spotless & the location of the Hotel was perfect. We also loved the onsite rooftop restaurant Taarab for lunch.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good hotel, spectacular breakfast

Nov 11, 2019 AGtraveler79 California

This hotel is very comfortable , clean and efficient but it really shines because of the well trained staff and great breakfast in the rooftop terrace dining room. Dinner was not as good as I expected for the price and from reviews, but this had nothing to do with the quality of the stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Genuine Zanzibari hospitality!

Nov 5, 2019 GhalibD1 Port Moody, Canada

This was our second time at the Zanzibar Double Tree Hotel.and I must say it continues to impress us. From efficient and professional Robert at the front desk to lovely warm welcoming smiles from Khalisa and Sophia in the restaurant. Ramadan didn't just give us directions, he took us where we were planning to go! The breakfast buffet was… Read more
This was our second time at the Zanzibar Double Tree Hotel.and I must say it continues to impress us. From efficient and professional Robert at the front desk to lovely warm welcoming smiles from Khalisa and Sophia in the restaurant. Ramadan didn't just give us directions, he took us where we were planning to go! The breakfast buffet was incredible - variety and taste...including changing menus. Loved it. Well worth it. This trip was my mom's 80th birthday trip back to her place of birth - Zanzibar, Sokomogo. She was missing her childhood home. We mentioned that to Mary Njoroge prior to our arrival and kudos to her - she let her staff know and my mother was treated like a queen throughout her stay. Chef Alex and Executive Chef Shaffique went way beyond call preparing my mom's childhood dishes and made her feel so warm and welcomed. It was genuine Zanzibar hospitality. "Bibi", as mom was referred to, was very happy throughout the visit. Kudos to Deputy GM Mary for running an excellent operation! With family history in the hotel industry we're used to viewing service with a critical eye, but in this case we were suitably impressed. Thank you so much. We look forward to returning! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent customer service

Oct 25, 2019 jolF4504YX London, United Kingdom

We arrived at the Double Tree at 10:30am and were greeted by some warm cookies. As we were early we didn't expect to be allowed into our room, but the team managed to find us a room and we quickly checked in. Nothing was ever a problem during our stay here. The rooms were very comfortable, with lovely duvets, the restaurant has great views out to… Read more
We arrived at the Double Tree at 10:30am and were greeted by some warm cookies. As we were early we didn't expect to be allowed into our room, but the team managed to find us a room and we quickly checked in. Nothing was ever a problem during our stay here. The rooms were very comfortable, with lovely duvets, the restaurant has great views out to see and the location was great. Highly recommend. Read less