Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel

4.0 star property
Paje beach hotel with 2 restaurants, spa

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Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel

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4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Front of property
Down duvets, free minibar items, in-room safe, desk
Breakfast buffet
Food and drink

Overview of Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel


Very good

Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
Paje Beach, Paje
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Premium Double Room

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Premium Room, Private Pool (Terrace)

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Triple Room, 3 Single Beds

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Paje Beach - 1 min drive
  • Jambiani Beach - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 50 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • African Bbq - 10 min walk
  • Bar of Breezes - 9 min drive
  • Mr. Kahawa - 13 min walk
  • Oxygen - 12 min walk
  • B4 Beach Club - 19 min walk

About this property

Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel

Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or play volleyball, plus activities such as scuba-diving, snorkelling and windsurfing are nearby. 4 outdoor pools provide plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages at the spa. Dining choices include 2 restaurants, and the 2 bars/lounges are great places to grab a cold drink. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the overall property condition.


All-inclusive room rates at Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Private beach nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Turndown service
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include massages.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 12515.65 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: TZS 35.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: TZS 35.00

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TZS 170.000 per vehicle (return)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Dhow Inn
Dhow Inn Paje
Dhow Paje
Dhow Inn Zanzibar/Paje
Paje Dhow Hotel Paje
Dhow Inn Zanzibar Island/Paje
Dhow Inn
Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel Paje
Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel Hotel
Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel Hotel Paje

Frequently asked questions

Does Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there are 4 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TZS 170.000 per vehicle return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel?
You can check in from noon - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation on-site includes racquetball/squash. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools. Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel also has 2 bars and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants.
Does Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel like?
Dhow Inn Boutique Hotel is located a short 4-minute walk from Paje Beach.



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10/10 Exceptional

What a great hotel! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Elizebeth, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Riina, 6-night trip
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6/10 Good

christine, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful hotel
Love the location and overall the hotel is well maintained. I just didn't like so much light in the room (no blackout) and food was average. Everything else is excellent, especially the staff. Very clean and super safe!
Lana, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel, feels very private. Amazing food and lovely staff members. Special Thank You for Zaina and all the girls from there bar. Masha
7-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

7-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The design and furniture is very elegant and the all-white fabrics contrast beautifully with the setting. But the poor management ruins the experience. The food is horrible. There is limited to no internet. The managers are nowhere to be found. There is no first emergency kit or anyone who knows first aid. No training in hospitality. There is no external lighting. It’s a disaster waiting to happen. What a shame!!!
2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This space is amazing! We loved it. The staff is fantastic and our experience was truly exceptional. The bikes need to be tuned up and adjusted to people's heights before allowing guests to take off with them.
Jen, 5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean hotel with all the services you could want at the beach. There is a private area plus the pools are there if you want a night swim or to take a break from the ocean. The breakfast was really great and all the staff were helpful. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it.
Alanna, 2-night trip
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