The Seyyida is an elegant 17-room boutique hotel located in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Stone Town, Zanzibar. The hotel is ideally situated next to the Palace Museum, formerly the residence of the Zanzibari Royal Family, and short walk from the most celebrated Stone town monuments such as the Forodhani Garden, House of Wonder and the Old Fort. The building is a unique story of arches, old walls 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 hotel is a charismatic and gracious model of femininity that mixes the beauty of the old with the modern. With our combination of Colonial and Arabic décor The Seyyida’s warm and inviting atmosphere in accompanied by an expansive roof top restaurant with stunning views out over the town and Indian Ocean.