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Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort

Zanzibar Town beach hotel with beach shuttle, outdoor pool

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and free parking

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Beit Al Ras, Kibweni Street, Zanzibar Town, 4087, Tanzania
  • The rooms are quite spacious and comfortable and the staff is friendly and…

    Nov 15, 2019

  • The hotel itself is lovely, very clean, good breakfast. However, we were not given any…

    Sep 10, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 31 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Beach towels

For families

  • Children's pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom

What’s around

  • Chapwani Island - 8-minute walk
  • Masingini Forest - 30-minute walk
  • Kidichi Spice Farm - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Nakupenda Beach - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Shangani Beach - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Livingstone's House - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Suite
  • Superior Room, Ocean View

What’s around


  • Chapwani Island - 8-minute walk
  • Masingini Forest - 30-minute walk
  • Kidichi Spice Farm - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Nakupenda Beach - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Shangani Beach - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Livingstone's House - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Prison Island - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Cheetah's Rock - 6 mi / 9.6 km
  • Old Fort - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) 12-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)
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Beit Al Ras, Kibweni Street, Zanzibar Town, 4087, Tanzania

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 31 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Free on-site extended parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby; booking required

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 861
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80
  • One meeting room
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter


  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 2016
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Memory foam mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Kitchenette
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Dhow Restaurant – This beachfront restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Ali Baba Lounge – Overlooking the ocean, this lobby lounge specialises in local and international cuisine and only serves light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Golden Tulip Zanzibar
  • Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort Hotel
  • Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort Zanzibar Town
  • Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort Hotel
  • Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort Zanzibar Town
  • Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort Hotel Zanzibar Town

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per vehicle (one way)

Cruise ship terminal shuttle and ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge.

Area shuttle service to the beach, shopping centre and theme park is offered for an extra charge


State tax ID - 111-224-498

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self, valet and extended parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Dhow Restaurant offers beachfront dining, international cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include House of Spices (4.2 mi), La Taverna (4.4 mi) and Green Garden (4.5 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba-diving. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort also has an outdoor pool.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location and staff are really friendly. The major drawback is lack of entertainment at this hotel. There’s virtually nothing to keep guests entertained which makes their prices high. Value for money is quite low here. My brother based in the UK bought this holiday for us and paid for all our expenses via online bank transfer. Despite getting charged by his bank an international Payment fee, the hotel tried to also charge him for a commission charged by their bank for receiving an international payment. How ridiculous is that? A hotel trying to charge a guest for their own bank charges. No amount of extortion supersedes that. This hotel does not provide alcoholic beverages but will allow you to bring in your own. So if you don’t fancy a stroll around to look for booze every now and then, this place is not for you.

    7 night family trip, Jul 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing. Very good place

    3 night business trip, Mar 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great hotel! Large room with spacious arrangements of furnishings. Good food and courteous staff especially the day staff we met. Always with a huge smile on her face. Only downsides are small bathrooms, bad WiFi and no beach access. Apart from that, the place is a definite must stay.

    John, 3 night trip, Nov 19, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stunning Views...

    Good hotel and the location is excellent, beautiful views!! Staff were very friendly and helpful!

    Tanaka, 1 night romance trip, Sep 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great value

    Fabulous and friendly staff - nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful views.

    5 night romance trip, Sep 21, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Pleasant stay at Golden Tulip

    A very pleasant hotel for a solo stay, which is located outside the hussle and bussle of Stone Town. Staff were very friendly and always welcoming. The room was unexpectedly large, with a great bed and sofa area. Although there is only one restaurant (also used for breakfast), all the food was excellent as was breakfast. Would definitely stay there again.

    Odette, 3 night trip, Aug 19, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Cool place with everything you need, but there is no beach here (well there it is but it’s mud). If you want a beach to compliment your stay, don’t come here. However, if you want stone town it and prison island this location makes sense

    Adrian, 3 night family trip, Nov 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great place for some quiet time

    We stayed for 6 days as a couple. Overall I think the hotel is quite nice. It does require a bit of cosmetic renovation. But the staff was so nice and helpful. Especially the manager Celene, she was so friendly and accommodating. We booked all of our activities through the hotel and were very satisfied with the service. But the best part was the restaurant. The view is amazing and the food is probably the best we've ever had. Especially the fried calamari steak. If you're looking for some quiet time this is the hotel to stay, but keep in mind that it's pretty remote.

    Rossita, 5 night trip, Nov 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Value for money

    Lovely room comftable worth the money

    Andrew, 1 night romance trip, Jul 30, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    It was good but the entertainment was poor

    1 night romance trip, Jun 25, 2019

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