The Zanzibar archipelago is well known for its turquoise ocean waters and white sandy beaches. The culture, fun and sun that define this East African topical paradise make it hard to compare with anywhere else in the world. I mean with pristine beaches, cultural activities and world-class watersports to keep you occupied during your holiday, Zanzibar is a truly one of a kind destination.
Unknown to many however is that not all accommodation in Zanzibar has to cost you an arm and a leg. Find below 11 SleepOut.com accommodation that will cost you less than $99 a night.
Prices below are valid as of July 2014 and are subject to change.
La Madrugada Beach Hotel, Jambiani – $95
La Madrugada Beach Hotel is located in a picturesque setting at the South-end coast of Zanzibar in Makunduchi, an amazing coral village marked by pristine sandy beaches.
The 37-room beach hotel has 2 swimming pools in the centre facing the Indian Ocean opening up to an amazing view of the surroundings. Enjoy free wireless internet connection as you sip a cold drink at the pool bar, take a walk into bustling Stone Town or engage in nature walks in the Jozania Forest National Park.
Book your accommodation at La Madrugada Beach Hotel from $95 per night for two people. Click here to book now.
Hiliki House, Stone Town – $80
Hiliki house is a one-storey historic Swahili house with six bedrooms, a living room and a small bar. The house’s outlook matches its location within the coastal Island of Zanzibar as it employs native Swahili designs in its architectural setting. Hiliki House is furnished with rustic coastal carvings, locally made furniture and picturesque wall hangings that speak of Zanzibar’s Swahili culture.
The house is located a few metres from Statehouse Peace Memorial Museum and the Palace Museum and the history-rich Stone Town.
Spend your weekend with a loved one or a friend at Hiliki House from $80 per night. Click here to book now.
Warere Town House, Stone Town – $75
Warere House is one of the oldest hotels in Stone Town. The house was recently renovated to add glamour to its already appealing look while still retaining its historical significance.
The inside has an appealing decor with several antiques splashed here and there to compliment the general feel. You can relax on the balcony and enjoy the ocean breeze in the evening as you watch the water adapt an orange hue from the setting sun.
Accommodation at Warere Town House starts from $75 for two people, with the option of expanding to 3. Click here to book now.
Zenji Hotel, Stone Town – $85
Zenji Hotel is located within walking distance to the Zanzibar harbour. The hotel, owned by a Dutch couple, integrates the best of both worlds, blending Zanzibari cultural design with a western touch.
The rooms have rustic beds to keep touch with ancient Swahili works with a calm ambience to ensure maximum comfort.
You can book a room for two at Zenji Hotel from $85 per night. Click here to book now.
Mazsons Hotel , Stone Town – $90
Mazsons Hotel promises excellent and pocket-friendly accommodation in Zanzibar. The hotel has standard double rooms with air conditioning, Satellite TV, mini fridge and telephone while the bathrooms are fitted with hair dryers.
The hotel has a well-manicured garden as it offers the visitor the feel of a quiet suburban atmosphere within the town. The hotel has room service, laundry service and babysitting service among others alongside airport shuttles and tour guides. For guests on self drive there is safe parking around the hotel.
You can book a room for two people at Mazsons Hotel from $90 per night. Click here to book now.
Villa de Coco, Jambiani – $90
Located on Jambiani beach in Zanzibar, Villa de Coco stands as an epitome of beauty with a well maintained tropical garden and a clear view of the Indian Ocean.
During your holiday at Villa de Coco, take time to engage in several activities including snorkeling, game fishing and excursions in Stone Town. You can also visit Jozani Chwaka National Park which is 22-minute drive from the hotel.
You can book your accommodation for two at Villa de Coco from $90 per night. Click here to book now.
Utupoa, Matemwe – $75
Utupoa, Swahili translation for “humanity is cool” lies opposite Mnemba on the dazzling Matemwe beach.
The hotel has 3 en suite bedrooms that can accommodate a variety of guests. In all its glory, Utupoa provides just the perfect atmosphere for guests to let go and feel recharged. The hotel rooms have well positioned balconies providing a clear view of the Indian Ocean.
Book your accommodation for two at Utupoa from $75 per night and enjoy your holiday in its entirety. Click here to book now.
Al Minar Hotel, Stone Town – $90
Nestled in Zanzibar’s iconic Stone Town, within walking distance to the Old Fort and Forodhani Gardens, Al Minar Hotel is built in local swahili design to create an ideal environment for unwinding and exploring Stone Town.
The hotel is appealing to holidaymakers on business or leisure as it is fitted with all the necessary facilities perfect for time away from the office, including internet connection and Satellite TV to keep you connected to the outside world.
You can book a stay for two at Al Minar from $90 per night. Click here to book now.
Tanzanite Beach Resort, Nungwi Beach – $75
Tanzanite Beach Resort is situated in the northern coast of Zanzibar along the Indian Ocean. The resort, named after the most precious stone of Tanzania, enjoys an oasis-like environment with clear views of the clear blue ocean waters and the pristine beach.
Some of the activities available here include deep sea fishing, snorkeling, sailing and diving.
Accommodation at Tanzanite Beach Resort costs $75 per night for two guests. Click here to book now.
Safari Lodge Hotel, Stone Town – $83
The Safari Lodge is located a few metres from Zanzibar harbour and 5 minutes from the town.
Set up in an old traditional Zanzibar exterior, the lodge offers a range of accommodation from luxurious rooms to supreme rooms with traditional handcrafted furniture that portrays 18th Century Zanzibar craftsmanship.
Spend your time at the beach or visit renowned historical sites in Zanzibar.
For $83 per night you will get a room for two people, that can accommodate up to 4. Click here to book now.
Promised Land Lodge, Kizimkazi – $75
Promised Land Lodge is a simple but exotic lodge located in the Zanzibar archipelago along the Indian Ocean.
From its setup, it is evident that the lodge has embraced a true coastal approach in its design with makuti-thatched rooms surrounded by palm trees and well-manicured gardens.
The lodge stands on a 2-hectare tropical garden by the Indian Ocean making it an ideal place for bonding sessions with friends or family. Some of the fun activities available at Promised Land Lodge include playing volleyball, swimming with dolphins, boat riding, snorkeling, or just chilling on a hammock and enjoying the afternoon sun.
Book a room for 3 people at Promised Land Lodge from $75 per night. Click here to book now.
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