Dhow Palace Hotel
Set in a restored Omani-style villa with a modern addition, this colourful hotel is 2 minutes' walk from the closest beach and a 5-minute walk from the Old Fort of Zanzibar.
Vivid rooms with high ceilings and wood floors provide flat-screens and free Wi-Fi, as well as mosquito nets, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some rooms have carved wood furnishings, 4-poster beds and/or balconies.
Free perks include parking and breakfast. A relaxed restaurant features carved wood furnishings and exposed wood ceilings. There's a courtyard with an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace with views of Stone Town. Safes are available.