The Park Hyatt brings a touch of luxury to Stone Town without losing its Zanzibari charm.

Opened in 2015 and sharing the same oceanfront setting as the popular Zanzibar Serena Inn, this is Park Hyatt’s first foray into Africa. Made up of two buildings, the beautiful older part – the17th-century stately mansion of Mambo Msiige – sets the tone for style and character, while the contemporary Zamani Residence Wing brings things up to date.

The hotel fronts a public sandy beach where local life is in full swing, and all of Stone Town’s key attractions – bustling labyrinthine streets, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort and the harbour – are within easy walking distance. It’s the ideal place to spend a couple of nights ahead of a stay on one of Zanzibar’s white-sand beaches and the service is excellent. After a day exploring the old town, a soak in the hotel’s glass-fronted pool that extends out towards the beach is a must. For extra pampering, The Spa has three treatment rooms including a couples’ spa suite.

The original mansion houses the lounge, library and signature suites, while the elegant-but-homely Dining Room, rooms and the rest of the suites are housed in the new building. Exuding understated elegance and with a cool white and cream theme, they’re spacious and come with all the mod cons you’d hope to find in a hotel of this standard.

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Key information

Fronting a narrow public beach in the heart of historic Stone Town, next to the Zanzibar Serena Inn

Airport transfer time: Approx. 15 minutes from Zanzibar airport
Rooms: 67

Accommodation information

67 rooms

Dining

Dining room, living room, pool lounge

What's included

Breakfast in the Dining Room.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • Breakfast and three-course set menu dinner in the Dining Room.

*Denotes local charge