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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
property Bedroom Suite cottage Villa


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 143 Reviews
It is not a resort, terrible food, rude and unpleasant staff and next to a noisy busy road
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly the location is very poor, there is a noisy road and mosque next door.

Next the staff and genuinely unpleasant people, the waiters are rude and the manager clearly does not care when you come to her with a complain. Also while I was using the very small gym, two separate members of staff opened the door, stared at me without saying anything for some time, then walked off leaving the door open, letting the cold air out and making me feel mildly unconformable about being stared at.

The food in the restaurant takes ages and was of a very poor standard. I ordered a curry one day and it tasted very strongly of vinegar! The next day I ordered a fish dish and the fish came partly uncooked! Both times the staff were confrontational and rude about the fact I was complaining about the food, the chef looked like he wanted to fight me!

The photos on their website are very misleading, it is a bit tacky and not very nice in reality. Also there is not access to the beach.

I would suggest every other hotel in stone town before this one! It was totally awful, DO NOT STAY HERE.

I think the owners might want to consider looking at replacing some of their staff with

Very pleasant stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

Lovely hotel, friendly staff and venue. It was clean and comfortable. Food very tasty from room service. Short distance from stone town centre but easy and cheap to get a taxi. Pool had sun from 11am, great views! Would recommend for a short stop over!

Reviewed 2 months ago

Our Stay in Zanzibar was great, real enjoyed and we had good memories, People are welcoming so everything was good except Bathroom space is bit small at the city view.

Otherwise, Customer service was GOOD!!! and i will recommend this to my Friends / Family.

Horrible people
Reviewed 2 months ago

Would give this minus review if I could.
As a frequent flier I have never given any reviews until now. People need to know about these guys.

We booked for 7 nights however we had to fly back to UK After 1night as my partners dad past away.

Firstly we spoke to management (Mr Bonny) who assured us of a partial refund if not all which we were ok with.

The next day at check out we were being harassed by staff saying management asked to get our flight booking details back to UK... This is against privacy laws. They do not have any right to ask for this.

We called a taxi to leave for the airport however to our amazement the reception staff came out started speaking to our taxi driver in the local dialect and exchanged numbers.
On the journey the taxi driver says to us that he was instructed to make sure he follows us to check in at the airport to Confirm our departure. OMG!!!
When we got to the airport the driver did not leave. He actually waited.

Only after I read their reviews here did I realise why the drama as lots of clients leave this hotel prematurely.

Till date we have contacted them and management refuses to give a refund as agreed previously... as they think we can't do anything about it.

Management and staff are horrible alike.

Other negatives-

1. No beach even though they make out there is
2. Hell of noise from neighbouring mosque next door (you can't sleep)
3. Boring place
4. unsafe
5. Staff are not well trained
6. Management are liars and money hungry.

Do not go here... you will regret it.

Nice hotel
Reviewed 3 months ago

Cute hotel but not so close from the turquoise water like paradise. :)
People are really nice, the restaurant of the hotel has a really good food and the breakfast was good as well with fresh juices and tropical fruits.
Rooms are clean and spacious.
We had a good stay.
December the best month i guess