Zanzibar Serena Inn – Stone Town
This is simply the best choice of accommodation in Stone Town. Two historical buildings in the Shangani area, right on the sea, were painstakingly restored and the hotel was opened in 1997. The location, décor, service, food and every detail make this one of the best Serena has to offer. Historical Stone Town with museums and shopping is only steps away.
Beyt al Chai – Stone Town
This is an exquisite five room boutique hotel within a traditional Zanzibar house, built on three floors in what was once a tea house. Sitting only a few paces from the sea, the house is cool and breezy. On a typical day, guests relax in beautifully appointed lounge and rooms overlooking a square filled with hibiscus and ancient tamarind trees only steps a way from the shops, restaurants and attractions of historic Zanzibar.
Blue Oyster – Jambiani Beach
Out on one of the most exquisite of the east coast beaches, Blue Oyster Hotel is a small family-style hotel, directly adjacent to the white sandy beach of Jambiani, picturesquely surrounded by coconut palms. Only 50 kms from Stone Town and easily accessible, the lure of endless white sandy beaches cooled by sea breezes, will be satisfied by this small, full service, traditionally furnished hotel.
Flame Tree Cottages – Nungwe
A small, family-run hotel, Flame Tree Cottages are also family friendly! There are several family rooms to choose from and diving and deep sea fishing companies are situated nearby. All rooms have simple furnishings, air conditioning, refrigerators, ceiling fans, WiFi access and comfortable mosquito netted beds.
Matemwe – Matemwe Beach
This lovely small resort is located on the northernmost reaches of the east coast. It looks out over the turquoise and teal coloured ocean to Mnemba Island and Atoll where the snorkeling and diving is amazing and dolphins often frolic by your boat. Cottages are set up on a rocky cliff to catch the sea breeze and there is a nice beach as well as two pools. Spa services and fine dining complete the romantic set up.