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3.6 / 5Good
7 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Livingstone's House
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Darajani Market
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani)
    15 min walk
  • Airport
    Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)
    7 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Superior Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Deluxe Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Single Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area

Zanzibar Town

Located in Zanzibar Town's Stone Town neighborhood, Island Paradise Inn is in the city center and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shangani Beach and Nakupenda Beach.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Livingstone's House - 9 min walk
  • Slave Market - 13 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 13 min walk
  • Darajani Market - 14 min walk
  • Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani) - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 11 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast and lunch daily. Open 24 hours.

About this property

Island Paradise Inn

3.5-star Zanzibar Town hotel in Stone Town, near Shangani Beach
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center are available at this hotel. Free English breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All 40 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.
Island Paradise Inn offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished. 36-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Microwaves and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free English breakfast available daily 6 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Microwave (on request)


Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage

Languages spoken


Business services

24-hour business center
1 meeting room




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan


Free toiletries
Hair dryer (on request)


36-inch flat-screen TV
Premium channels
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Microwave (on request)

Outdoor space

Balcony or patio


Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board



Check-in time starts at noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM


  • Pets stay free
  • 3 per room

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed)/rollaway bed. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Property is also known as

  • Island Paradise Inn Zanzibar Town
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  • Zanzibar Town Island Paradise Inn Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


Tolerable, but Disappointed

The photos of the bath and shower are very different. Water pressure very low. Mosquitoes like crazy. Staff tries to be friendly and helpful, however response time is hit or miss depending on who you get. The mosquito nets are a joke. I woke up both days with fresh bites, despite having the room sprayed and using the nets. The a/c functions well, as does the water heater. Continental breakfast was limited and underwhelming.

Pros: Clean. Friendly staff. Nice quality furniture.

Cons: The towels need renewing. Find a better way to deal with the mosquitoes. Don't add ginger to fresh pineapple juice. .

Location: The location was a bit further from Stonetown than we wanted. So a Taxi ride is necessary, unless you want to take a v. long walk.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017


  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort

Value for money

Decent hotel in Zanzibar city close to stone town but without paying the extra that all stone town hotels seem to charge. Air conditioning and safe in room. Breakfast basic but included.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2017

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities


Semi hyvä paikka. Stone Town uudella puolella.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2018


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Average hotel even by African standards

This is at best an average hotel, mostly maybe to factors outside of the staffs control or maybe not. + Friendly and mostly helpful staff. + Relatively cheap hotel if you book in time. + Located just outside of Stone Town with a nice 5-10 min walk through a narrow shopping street until you reach the area where you can see the sea. + AC in room. + Hot shower water. - Lack of amenities. No hand soap in the bathrooms, few towels (you can ask for more which they will provide), you can't get an extra quilt etc. - Lots of mosquitoes, especially in the hallways, maybe because it was so moist there. We stayed on the first floor and the hallway felt like a bathroom after a long hot shower. Each bed has a mosquito net though. - Unfresh rooms. Our bed had lots of dead mosquitoes on the bed roof. The glasses provided for tea/coffee together with the water boiler was smudgy and dusty. - The hotel breakfast is awful! Few options and everything taste like it came from the local factory. The staff also takes forever to bring out refills, cutlery, plates etc. when things run out. If you stay here make sure you find somewhere else to eat your breakfast. Or just go for a brunch or early lunch in Stone Town instead. Some rooms are tiny, so if you are staying more than a night or two make sure you get a big room. All in all if you can do without a good breakfast and withstand the mosquitoes then the hotel is alright for a couple of nights stay.

Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2017

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