Villa Forodhani: A charming ocean front palazzo


Private room in villa hosted by Raphael

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The Villa Forodhani is a historical but recently restored spice traders residence set at the waterfront in Stone Town, Zanzibar. It is part of the sultan palace complex and has nearly 400 m2 with elegant and classy furniture in all the suites and common areas.

Our staff provides daily cleaning and basic amenities. Breakfast and meal cooking services are provided at a fee upon request.

We can assist you with booking daily activities and provide you information on any local attractions.

The space
We book individual suites that fit two guests. If additional guests come, they would need to book additional suites.

All suites have their own fully equipped ensuite bathroom.

We have extensive common areas (living room, piano room, balconies) and a unique terrace overlooking the sultan palace, the historic royal cemetery, the ocean and nearby prison island.

Guests can enjoy all common spaces including rooftop terrace, living room, balconies and kitchen.

What this place offers

Sea view
Bay view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Zanzibar, Mjini Magharibi Region, Tanzania

Most of the highlights are within walking distance:
Ferry Port: 5min
Airport: 20min (by car)
Forodhani Garden: 5min
Sultan Palace: 1min
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral: 10min
Emerson Restaurants 5min
Zanzibar Coffee House 5min
1001 Organic Spicery (Spice Shop) 5min
Darajani Food Market 10min

Hosted by Raphael

  1. Joined in February 2020
  • 54 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost


  • Siddharth
  • Raffael

During your stay

Our house keeper Warda and other staff are happy to assist you.

Raphael is a Superhost

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  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 14:00 - 23:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy