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The Seyyida Hotel

Great location, great rooftop restaurant, great price!

The Seyyida Hotel - Bedroom
The Seyyida Hotel - Bedroom

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Located in the heart of the alleyways and on the edge of the Forodhani Marketplace, the Seyyida Hotel is one of our favourite properties in Stone Town. Once a merchant’s home, the property features interesting and large rooms which offer a cool sanctum from the heat of the alleys. On the roof is a very good restaurant which overlooks the port and gives a different view of this UNESCO site. All in all, we are fans of here, Beyt al Chai or the nearby Mashariki Palace.


The Seyyida Hotel is located in the heart of the alleyways of Stonetown. This is a prime location for those looking for an authentic experience in Zanzibar, those who want to wander the alleyways and see the real charm and quirkiness of the city. Behind the hotel is the Forodhani Gardens, which is the hub of local street food and drink- especially fresh seafood- in the evenings.


The hotel is a three-storey building with rooms, suites and family units on each floor. On the top floor is The Lulu Rooftop lounge and restaurant, renowned for its views over Zanzibar's rooftops and the Indian Ocean. With special dishes, traditional recipes and drinks made to order, the restaurant is the perfect place to take in the views of the historical city and its picturesque harbour. The Seyyida Hotel also has a spa for guests to use, with a wide range of relaxing health and beauty treatments available.


It has 17 elegant and spacious rooms with exquisite hand carved furniture in the traditional Swahili style. There are a range of room types to accommodate all, including family suites, balcony seaview suites, deluxe mezzanines and standard deluxe rooms with views of either sea, street or courtyard views. The rooms are all en-suite, with have king size beds, satellite TV, air conditioning and WiFi.

Central location and good value for money

Located in the alleyways, it may not be peaceful enough for some

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