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Suite Tour

Located on the Northwest corner of the Hurumzi Square wing this suite has a commanding view both from its balcony windows and from its own private tower top retreat.

The antique furnishings including a romantic brass bed under voluminous netting offer the real feel of Zanzibar in the grand style of the Victorian era when Zanzibar was a hub of trade for all East Africa.

Air conditioning and a ceiling fan provide the comfort needed for the hot Zanzibar days and a cool breeze while taking in the panorama from your own tower top will be the highlight of your stay in Zanzibar.

A large stone bath and bath facilities are tucked away in one corner near and under the substantial teak wood stairs to your tower top retreat. From high upon the rooftops guests can take in breathtaking sunsets over the historical Stone Town.

Towers have been used by mankind since prehistoric times. The oldest known may be the circular stone tower in walls of Neolithic Jericho (8000 BC). Some of the earliest towers were ziggurats, which existed in Sumerian architecture since the 4th millennium BC. The tower throughout history has provided its users with an advantage in surveying defensive positions and obtaining a better view of the surrounding areas, including battlefields. They were constructed on defensive walls, or even rolled near a target (siege Towers) Today, strategic-use towers are still used at prisons, military camps, and defensive perimeters.

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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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