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North Room

With the entire north side of this room facing the Indian Ocean with only a lattice wall to protect, the imagination is transported to the distant horizon: other lands, other shores and other people. 

This and the view of the dhows, either moored and gently bobbing on the tides or gliding elegantly out towards the horizon evoking memories of trade and adventure, inspires the major influence in this room’s design and colour scheme.

The ‘blues’ are inspired by the iridescent colours of the ocean and the furnishings are in part derived from a nautical theme originating from both the English ships which patrolled the Indian Ocean coast in the late 19th century and the indigenous Arab dhows.

A heavy wooden basin counter (made from wood recovered from the harbour) reflects the material of the traditional dhow. The furniture selected for this room gives the ambiance inside an old trading ship as do the old brass and copper ships lamps which add to the nautical feel of the room.

An Evening Breeze air conditioner keeps your bed cool at night and the shower is open to the sky.

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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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