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What We Love

  • A warm and welcoming oceanfront resort just a short drive from Zanzibar City, with breakfastThe hotel's stellar location, with unforgettable ocean views as well as easy access to Zanzibar City and the airport
  • Making a day trip out of a visit to Jozani Forest, an hour's drive away, home to the rare and once-endangered red colobus monkey
  • Swapping tranquillity for city on an afternoon out visiting Stone Town's Old Fort, Sultan's Palace and other architectural marvels

What To Know

  • One- and two-bedroom suites have separate sitting areas
  • Complimentary shuttle service is provided in and out of Stone Town
  • Free WiFi works well
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Compelling vistas and easy access to main attractions at an oceanfront resort on Zanzibar's west coast, with breakfast and a choice of rooms

The Lowdown

Land, sea, city and convenience combine at the four-star Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort, an oceanfront Tanzanian gem with quick and easy access to Stone Town, Zanzibar International Airport and an expansive verdant landscape, further inland.
Situated in the village of Kibweni on Zanzibar’s west coast, this property brings plenty comfort, peace and quiet to the table. Spacious guest rooms and suites come with splendid beach, city or ocean views, while a sea-facing outdoor pool and deck make sun-soaked relaxing a particularly easy task. Hungry stomachs will find respite in the form of buffet and à la carte options at the restaurant, while two lounges offer refreshments and shisha sessions with – you guessed it – even more amazing sea views.
For a change of scenery take the 11-minute drive south to Zanzibar City and its Stone Town, where the Old Fort of Zanzibar, Sultan’s Palace and far-reaching vistas from Forodhani Gardens are all worth adding to your checklist. Jozani Forest is no more than an hour’s drive away, and nature lovers will easily find their slice of happiness on a guided eco-tour of this 6,207-acre expanse, taking in local flora and fauna – look out for the rare red colobus monkey, bush babies and plenty butterfly species.

How to Get There

Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort
Kibweni, Beit al Ras
Zanzibar, 4087 Tanzania


4.0 Very Good 129 Reviews
Good rooms but has no beach front
Reviewed 3 days ago

This hotel has no beach, just a seaview. The photos can be misleading. However, the rooms were large and great. The breakfast is also good.
The hotel is a distance from the town and one needs a driver to move around.

Clean and friendly hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice hotel. It's very near the port if you want to go to Dar el Salam. Hint : If you buy a ticket to the capital either get from the travel people at the hotel, or if you do go to the bingo office down the road, make sure you clarify it's a return, as I asked for this and just got one way and nearly missed the return journey, but the staff at the port in Dar el Salam were great and got us tickets very quickly. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. The air conditioning is good. The pool os nice. It's halal, so there is no alcohol served here, though you can walk a short way to Mercury's bar ad restaurant for food and drink. Don't sit right by the sand at Mercury's unless you have bug spray. The breakfast is ok.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed the stay with the lovely staff and food The location is almost 20-30 minutes from the city using a local commuter vehicle.Not sure if my room had a heater coz i failed to locate it and i did not ask but that was just a small thing...all in all the hotel and service was great

A good place to stay during a conference
Reviewed 6 days ago

I stayed at the Golden Tulip for five nights with a group of colleagues attending a conference in another venue about 2km away. My room was a decent size, with all the basic amenities, though I did have to ask for a small fridge. I was on the 4th floor, overlooking a fairly major street, and though I didn't find it particularly noisy, I did wake up to the Muslim call to prayer. I would have liked the bedside lamps to have been a bit brighter, as I usually read before sleeping. I only ate breakfast at the hotel, which had a decent range, including fresh fruit, plus it was ready by 7am as promised. The swimming pool, which isn't large, overlooks the ocean between Zanzibar and the mainland, and sunsets can be very beautiful; I swam there a couple of times in the early evenings and it was gorgeous. Staff were welcoming and generally helpful, especially if one needed transportation and directions.

seaside hotel with decent breakfast but no bar
Reviewed 2 months ago

decent rooms with good sea side views, fridge, tea maker and good bed/bathrooms. The breakfast was nice, very close to the stone town. the reception supported with many package arrangements for sightseeing. However, there is no bar so if you like to drink, either arrange your own or find another place to drink