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Amira's Roomz Zanzibar
7.0 Good

3.2 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

GoodBased on 280 reviews
7.0

Amira's Roomz Zanzibar is situated in Zanzibar Town and features free wireless internet. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature.

Zanzibar Retreat Hotel
9.2 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Matemwe Show on map

ExcellentBased on 166 reviews
9.2

Located within the picturesque countryside of Matemwe, Zanzibar Retreat Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a full range of facilities, including free Wi-Fi, a private beach and an outdoor pool. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, laundry facilities and a sun deck.

Zanzibar Beach Resort
7.0 Good

2.7 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

GoodBased on 145 reviews
7.0

Boasting a private beach and an outdoor pool, Zanzibar Beach Resort is situated in Zanzibar Town and provides comfortable accommodation. It also features valet parking, a coffee bar and free Wi-Fi.

Malindi Boutique
7.2 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

GoodBased on 573 reviews
7.2

Malindi Guest House is located in Zanzibar Town and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Funguni Palace Hotel
7.0 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

GoodBased on 153 reviews
7.0

Providing a shuttle to Zanzibar International Airport, plus free wireless internet, Funguni Palace Hotel is a convenient base in Zanzibar Town. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Chapwani Private Island
9.2 Excellent

2.6 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

ExcellentBased on 68 reviews
9.2

This comfortable resort in Zanzibar Town offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an airport shuttle and an outdoor pool. It also features a terrace, a gift shop and a tour desk.

White Paradise Zanzibar
9.0 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Pongwe Show on map

ExcellentBased on 100 reviews
9.0

White Paradise Zanzibar is located on Zanzibar, and provides 4-star facilities, including a private beach. It also offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

Smiles Beach Hotel
8.3 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Nungwi Show on map

ExcellentBased on 396 reviews
8.3

Located within the scenic parkland of Nungwi, Smiles Beach Hotel provides charming accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a private beach. It also offers a kids pool, a tour desk and a sun deck.

Royal Cliff Zanzibar
8.9 Excellent

2.4 mi from city centre, Bububu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 156 reviews
8.9

Royal Cliff Zanzibar is set on Zanzibar and provides 3.5-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also offers a car rental desk, bicycle rental and a swimming pool.

Zanzibar Palace Hotel
9.1 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

ExcellentBased on 29 reviews
9.1

This comfortable hotel in Zanzibar Town provides complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a coffee bar and a butler service. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Mizingani Seafront Hotel
8.8 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Mizingani Seafront Hotel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Zanzibar Town. It also offers an outdoor pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and free Wi-Fi.

2
Jambiani Villas
9.3 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Jambiani Show on map

Set within the scenic countryside of Jambiani, Jambiani Villas provides comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, such as an outdoor pool, a private beach and free Wi-Fi. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned villas.

3
The Z Hotel
9.0 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Nungwi Show on map

Situated in Nungwi, The Z Hotel Nungwi is an easy drive from Kendwa and offers free Wi-Fi, an infinity pool and a private beach. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

4
Spice Palace Hotel
8.6 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Boasting a swimming pool, Spice Palace Hotel is situated in Zanzibar Town and offers comfortable accommodation. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

5
Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel
7.7 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Boasting a rooftop terrace and an outdoor pool, Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique is located in Zanzibar Town and provides luxury accommodation. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

6
Samaki Lodge & Spa
8.6 Excellent

16.4 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Samaki Lodge & Spa is set on Zanzibar, and provides 4-star facilities, including a private beach. Popular facilities, such as a sauna, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts, make for an enjoyable stay in Uroa.

7
Upendo Zanzibar
9.2 Excellent

22.0 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Upendo Zanzibar is situated on Zanzibar, and provides 5-star accommodation as well as a private beach. The various facilities this contemporary resort offers include a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a sun deck.

8
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
9.0 Excellent

0.8 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Located amongst a range of tourist attractions, boutiques and eateries, Park Hyatt Zanzibar is ideal for guests wishing to discover Zanzibar Town and its surroundings. It provides superior fitness facilities, which include an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

Cheapest hotels in Unguja, Zanzibar Archipelago

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Malindi Boutique
7.2 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Malindi Guest House is located in Zanzibar Town and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

$7
Avg. per night
Paje Hotel
8.0 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Paje Show on map

This comfortable guest house in Paje provides free Wi-Fi, as well as massage services and an outdoor pool. It also offers babysitting/child services, luggage storage and an airport shuttle.

$10
Avg. per night
Karibu Inn
7.1 Good

0.7 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Karibu Inn offers a comfortable setting while in Zanzibar Town. It also provides a car rental desk.

$15
Avg. per night
Riverman Hotel
6.7 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

This comfortable hotel in Zanzibar Town offers free wireless internet, as well as a beauty centre and an express check-in and check-out feature. It is ideally located for those wanting to visit local attractions.

$16
Avg. per night
Makofi Guest House
9.0 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Nungwi Show on map

Makofi Guest House is situated in Nungwi and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides a 24-hour reception.

$20
Avg. per night
Shangani Hotel
7.1 Good

0.7 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Shangani Hotel is situated in Zanzibar Town and offers complimentary Wi-Fi. It is conveniently located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$20
Avg. per night
Lost & Found Zanzibar
8.0 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Lost & Found Zanzibar is situated in Zanzibar Town and is close to the area's popular attractions.

$20
Avg. per night
Balcony House
8.5 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Zanzibar Show on map

Balcony House Zanzibar Town offers a comfortable setting while in Zanzibar Town.

$23
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Unguja

3 stars

$36 - $321

$80
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#2 Most popular

$70
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Best value

$36
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$58 - $547

#1 Most popular

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
9.0 Excellent
$281
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Melia Zanzibar
8.9 Excellent
$216
Avg. per night

Best value

$58
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Where to stay in Unguja

About Unguja

Situated off the coast of Tanzania, the exotic island of Zanzibar boasts a rich Swahili culture combined with influences brought by Omani Sultans and Portuguese colonisers. It’s home to the captivating trade centre of Stone Town and blanketed with spice plantations, beautiful beaches and colourful coral reefs.

Things to do

Wander through the atmospheric streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town, which boasts architecture from Asia, Africa and Arabia. Explore the lavish Sultan’s Palace Museum and delve into Swahili and Zanzibari culture at the House of Wonders, then feast on freshly-caught seafood in the lively night market at Forodhani.

Discover Zanzibar’s exotic spice trade legacy on a guided tour of a spice plantation. See how all your favourite spices are cultivated and learn about their economic significance throughout Zanzibar’s history, then purchase freshly-ground spices to take home.

Relax on one of the idyllic beaches that ring Zanzibar, with blindingly white sands nestled against the surreal blue of the Indian Ocean. Soak up the Zanzibari village atmosphere on the shores of beautiful Matemwe or test your skills with a day of kitesurfing in the waters off Paje Beach.

Teeming with marine life, the coral reefs that surround Zanzibar are among Africa’s most impressive, particularly within the marine conservation area of Mnemba Atoll. Go scuba diving with whale sharks, green turtles and large pelagic species or enjoy a traditional dhow cruise to the Pange Sandbank to snorkel with tropical fish.

Getting around

Kisauni International Airport is around 15 minutes’ drive from Stone Town, one hour from Paje and 1.5 hour’s from Nungwi. Dala dala mini buses are the main means of getting around the island or you can hire a private taxi or rental car.

Unguja travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Unguja?

    Our travelers prefer to stay in places like Zanzibar, Nungwi, and Kendwa while in Unguja.

  • What are the best hotels in Unguja?

    Unguja is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, which has a current rating of 8.4. For other potential stays, consider Park Hyatt Zanzibar and Melia Zanzibar, which can also be great places to stay in Unguja.