The Seyyida Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel, nestled in the heart of Stone Town (the World Heritage Site). Stone Town has a unique story of arches, old walls, carved doors, and courtyard gardens that take you on a journey back in time. The name ‘Seyyida’ is derived from the Arabic word meaning ‘princess/ lady of the manor.’ The name of the hotel therefore denotes feminine characteristics as reflected in the aromatic plants featured in its indoor garden: Jasmine, wild basil, queen of the night and the most famous of Zanzibar flowers the ‘Kilua.’  The Seyyida has panoramic views over Stone Town and the Indian Ocean.

The Seyyida Hotel & Spa has 17 rooms, which are decorated in a Swahili style, using traditional furnishings, providing a style and comfort that is distinctly Zanzibar. All rooms come equipped with king size bed, state-of-the-art bathroom, flat-screen satellite TV, Internet connection, mosquito net, ceiling fan, A/C, mini-bar, coffee maker and safe deposit box.

Dining & Bar
The Seyyida Hotel & Spa has numerous seafood dishes.  There is a delicious blend of contemporary yet cultural delights, served on the breathtaking rooftop terrace while enjoying the views of the Old Stone Town and the picturesque harbor. The Seyyida has a Lounge Bar that offers a variety of drinks.


  • 24-hour reception
  • concierge and room service
  • laundry
  • business centre assistance
  • Boutique
  • Library
  • Spa
  • Credit Cards accepted

Community Activities
The Seyyida Hotel & Spa has contributed to the construction of the Zanzibar Orphanage. They also participate in the dhow race which raises money for the mentally challenged.