The Seyyida Hotel


Stone Town, Zanzibar

Accommodation Type


Accommodation Level

Mid Range

Price Guide

The Seyyida Hotel

A characterful retreat in the centre of Stone Town with a courtyard garden and swimming pool, as well as a spa and gorgeous rooftop restaurant. If you fancy being in the midst of the bustling fascination of Stone Town, this is a good place to choose.

The Seyyida Hotel is an historic four-storey building that has been meticulously restored and retains much of its original charm in the form of fine architectural details, marble floors and carved woodwork. Situated in the heart of Stone Town the hotel is ideal for sightseeing, exploring the narrow alleys and strolling in Forodhani Gardens, however just bear in mind that being in middle of the town also means that this is not the quietest place you could choose.

The same stylish decor found in the rooms is evident in the communal areas, which include an inviting lounge-bar and a pretty courtyard, both excellent places to rest away from the busy streets outside.

The swimming pool is a real bonus in a city centre hotel, and if you want some pampering you have the benefit of a spa on the premises offering a range of therapies. Meals are a treat, owing not just to the quality of food but also to the location: from the rooftop restaurant you can gaze out over the city and harbour, and enjoy dinner under stars.

The Seyyida Hotel highlights

  • Central Stone Town location
  • Fine views from the roof terrace
  • Pool and spa
  • Range of room sizes
  • Attractive courtyard

The Seyyida Hotel location

The Seyyida Hotel


  • 17 rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Children welcome


  • Rooftop restaurant
  • Courtyard
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wi-Fi

The Seyyida Hotel rooms

There are 17 rooms, all air-conditioned, with king-size bed and mosquito net, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, phone, safe and bathroom with shower. Rooms vary in size and layout, and each has been decorated in the same lavish style with wooden furniture, long curtains, colourful upholstery and elegant mosquito net-draped beds.

Each has an en-suite bathroom, and some have a balcony or terrace.

There are several categories of rooms:

  • deluxe standard
  • deluxe courtyard view
  • deluxe mezzanine with living room and terrace
  • deluxe with balcony and street view
  • sea-view room with balcony
  • family suite, the only room with a bathtub

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Amanda Marks

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Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.