How To Choose the Best Zanzibar Hotel for Your Needs

Choosing the right hotel for your stay is one of the most important decisions to make on any holiday trip. Your accommodation could potentially make your holiday great or the worse one you’ve had yet. So here are a few tips to help you find the best hotel to stay in Zanzibar.

Know Your Budget

Decide how much of your travel budget you want to use for your accommodation. This way you can narrow down your search according to your budget from the get-go. Ask yourselves the following helpful questions. How much do you want to spend on your accommodation? How much are you willing to spend to feel comfortable and content with your lodging? These types of questions will surely set things in perspective and will help you land the best hotel to stay in Zanzibar according to your budget. Booking a luxury hotel, mid-range or even a budget hotel will be largely determined according to this. 

Decide What’s Important For You

Another thing you should consider when deciding which hotel to book is to know what is important for you to have in the hotel. For example, is it important to be close to the beach? Must the hotel have WiFi connection in all the rooms? Is there a free breakfast served? Do you need a 24 hour reception? Deciding what is important for you will help you determine the factors to look for in a hotel when you’re booking. This way you can narrow down your search to your preference and need during your holiday. 


Take Your Travel Companion Into Consideration

If you aren’t traveling alone it is also important to take into consideration your travel companion or companions. Their comfort and happiness would also determine the success of your trip. So don’t forget to ask them what they need as well. If you’re coming as a family maybe booking a hotel that has conjoining rooms is ideal for you. If you’re on your honeymoon trip then maybe staying at a hotel with private suites would fit the bill. Do your companions want to enjoy uninterrupted access to the beach? Then a beachfront hotel like the Z Hotel would be ideal. You can enjoy ocean access and even a number of water activities.

Value For Money

Don’t compromise your comfort just because you’ve found a cheaper hotel. Find the right balance between your budget and you need. A boutique hotel in Zanzibar for example can offer you that luxury experience with a personalized touch. You may want to put that into consideration when choosing between a boutique hotel or a luxury chain hotel on the island. Sometimes visiting the island when it isn't peak season can even get you a lower price for the same value. So timing your holiday during those months can be worth it. Any traveler would definitely want to be able to enjoy a wonderful stay worth every penny they’ve spent. 

Where Do You Want To Be Located

Do you want to be near public transportation? Do you want to be in town? Or do you prefer to be by the beach? Do you want to stay at a quieter area on the island? These are some of the questions you can ask yourself so you know where you want to be. There are a number of beaches on the island and each with their own characteristics. Nungwi beach is one of the more popular choices for visitors so there are a number of choices located in this area. So determine first where you would like to stay and then narrow your search from there. 

Determining which hotel is best for you to stay in Zanzibar really depends on your own needs. No one traveler is ever exactly the same so relying on what others say isn’t always ideal. Asking yourself the right questions, reading through the reviews and thoroughly conducting your search is all part of what you need to do to find the best hotel in Zanzibar. 

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The Z Team
July 17, 2023