Villa Forodhani: A charming ocean front palace


Private room in villa hosted by Raphael

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 3 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Raphael is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.


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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.

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 join, they would need to book additional suites.

All suites have their own fully equipped ensuite bathroom. Wifi in living room and on rooftop only.

Villa Forodhani has extensive common areas (living room, piano room, balconies), a traditional Moroccan style garden (riad) with dipping pool and private tea house, and a unique terrace overlooking the ocean, the sultan palace, the historic royal cemetery, and the nearby prison island.

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

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Bay view
Harbor view
Beach access – Beachfront
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private outdoor pool - available all year, open 24 hours
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 80 reviews


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
  • 80 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost


  • Siddharth
  • Elizabeth

During your stay

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

Raphael is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy