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4.3 / 5Excellent
53 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mbweni Ruins
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Shangani Beach
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)
    14 min drive

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  • Deluxe Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Suite

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area

Zanzibar Town

Located in Zanzibar Town's Stone Town neighborhood, Shaba Boutique Hotel is in the city center and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Shangani Beach and Nakupenda Beach. Our guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mbweni Ruins - 2 min walk
  • Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) - 3 min walk
  • Marahubi Palace - 3 min walk
  • Shangani Beach - 3 min walk
  • Old Fort - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 14 min drive

About this property

Shaba Boutique Hotel

3-star Zanzibar Town bed & breakfast in Stone Town, walk to Shangani Beach
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a rooftop terrace, a garden, and a front-desk safe. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. All rooms are individually furnished and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, showers, and free toiletries.
Shaba Boutique Hotel offers 6 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

No onsite parking available
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free full breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM


Front-desk safe
No elevators

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage

Languages spoken



Rooftop terrace


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan


Free toiletries
Hair dryer (on request)

Food and drink

Free bottled water


Individually furnished
Safe (surcharge)



Check-in time starts at 14
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 11 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 25 per vehicle (one-way)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 5 per stay

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.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • 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). Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Property is also known as

  • Shaba Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Shaba Boutique Zanzibar Town
  • Shaba Boutique
  • Shaba Boutique Zanzibar Town
  • Shaba Boutique Hotel Zanzibar Town
  • Shaba Boutique Hotel Bed & breakfast
  • Shaba Boutique Hotel Bed & breakfast Zanzibar Town

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  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

There is no refrigerator in the room. Safety box usage is also charged.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Is was in a great location in the heart of stonetone. Just what we needed for the night.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Nice location. Interesting rooms with great woodwork. I think there are only 6 rooms which is nice. Staff could have been a bit more friendly. Good rooftop spot!

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    Location was good. We got the deluxe double room and it was very small.

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Clean boutique hotel right in the middle of Stone Town. Great daily breakfast provided.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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