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Keep Suite

A keep (from the Middle English kype meaning to hold or to protect) is a type of fortified tower built within castles during the Middle Ages by European nobility. The word keep became associated with the idea of a tower in a castle that would serve both as a fortified, high-status private residence and a refuge of last resort should the rest of the castle fall to an adversary.

The entrance to Keep Suite follows the time–honoured routes of the Middle Ages as you traverse bridges and stairs to reach the suite. The keep at Durham castle has been described as ‘arising from the “tumulus of rising earth reaching “into thin air, strong within and without”, a “stalwart house…glittering with beauty in every part”.

The Keep Suite is actually four distinct sections: the bedroom, the verandah parlor, the verandah garden, and a private Teahouse “the castle keep itself”.

The bedroom features a gigantic bed in a cocoon of netting and with a fan directly above the bed. Carved lattice windows open to a rooftop city view while air conditioning makes for a comfortable cool haven from the Zanzibar heat.

From the verandah garden up a teakwood staircase lies the castle keep itself, perfect for sunset cocktails or breakfast.

The view from the stairs and sky-walk leading to the castle keep are much like standing on the prow of a proud ocean liner above the city.

We must emphasize that while most guests adore this room, however if you suffer a fear of heights, maybe this room is NOT for you!

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trip advisor award excellence June 2020
This hotel totally captures the spirit of Stone Town
Quirkily charming this former palace has retained it’s character. This hotel totally captures the spirit of Stone Town–it’s history and its culture. Our room at the top (North) had great view of the rooftops, an outdoor (but private!) shower, and most amazing of all–and air-conditioned (as well as mosquito-netted) bed!
Lovely sunset ocean view
We stayed in the Blue room, which was beautiful and had a large tub and sitting area. Our friends stayed in the North room, which had a lovely sunset ocean view on a private terrace and open-air tub. You can have breakfast in your room for no extra charge.
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
This Stone Town Hotel was beautiful
The hotel was beautiful and the staff are beyond attentive and friendly. They truly think of everything from environmentally conscious soaps, to separate beach towels. The rooms are very clean and the historical architecture and furniture truly complement the mystery of Stone Town.  When we checked out, they gave us a room to use for shower and lounging for the full day at no extra charge. We were so impressed with their hospitality.
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Doctor JMF
Dinner on the roof was delicious
The Spirit of Stone Town… Dinner on the roof was delicious–accompanied by local musicians and an amazing sunset. And the service was outstanding–including free laundry and access to our fantastic guide Simai, he is a treasure!
trip advisor award excellence June 2020
Rainer M
Sunset spectacular… can only recommend!
Music great, Food excellent flavors of typical dishes, Venue nice, Sunset spectacular… can only recommend! Will do this again and again for sure.

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