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Hotel on the ROck in Paje  Zanzibar


we are hotel on the rock

in zanzibar.

We are a small hotel situated at the end of Paje on the East coast of Zanzibar. Paje ranks among one of the most beautiful beaches of East Africa and charms with its christal blue lagoon and kilometer long white beaches. It is the perfect hideaway for kitesurfers and guest who are looking for tranquility. Hotel on the Rock is the different type of boutique hotel and we love it.



our rooms


Our bungalows offer accommodation with highest privacy. Build in an ecofriendly way all bungalows are made out of Coconutwood and local Makutiroofs. Each Bungalow has a private balcony equipped with a comfortable seating area from where you have an undisturbed view on the christal clear Indian Ocean. The rooms specially impress by their large window front that allows you to see the sunrise even without leaving your bed.

Deluxe bungalow

Our spacious deluxe bungalows are charming designed in a modern Zanzibar style. The rooms are in second row beachfront and offer an uninterrupted sea view. All rooms are equipped with a Kingsize bed, oversized mosquito nets, ceiling fans, bedside table, nightlamps, and a wardrobe for your personal belongings. All Deluxe Bungalows have bathroom ensuite with an exotic wooden shower with hot water and high pressure.  Each room has a small terrace to relax and enjoy the view. 

Kingsize bed, Oversized mosquito net, Ceiling fan, Hot water
Private terrace, Seaview, Bathroom ensuite.

Prices from 65 USD/ night


Our spacious Superior bungalows are made out of Coconut wood, charming designed in a modern Zanzibar style. The rooms are in first row beachfront and offer an uninterrupted sea view. All rooms are equipped with a Kingsize bed, oversized mosquito nets, ceiling fans and Air-condition, bedside table, night lamps, and a wardrobe for your personal belongings.  All our Superior Bungalows have en-suite bathroom with big shower and hot sweet water with high pressure. Each room has its own private balcony with wood deck from where you can enjoy the view on the colourful garden and the blue Indian Ocean.

Kingsize bed, Air-condition, Oversized mosquito net, Ceiling fan, Hot water, Private balcony with wood deck, Seaview

Prices from 75 USD/ night

You are more then two people?  Book a Triple Room:

Some of our Superior Rooms can be booked with an extra bed, surcharge 30$.  Please mention this in the notes of your booking. 

Please note all our room rates are included a fresh  delicious breakfast.

Half board Supplement: 15 USD per person per day

Full board Supplement: 25 USD per person per day

please mention you choice of mealplan in the additional information in the booking form. 

Bar & REstaurant

Good food &  Cold Drinks

Enjoy some cold drinks and fresh yummy food while watching the breath taking Indian ocean.

Lean back and relax with a good cocktail or smoothie and enjoy the fresh breeze of Zanzibar's East Coast, From our restaurant you can see over the whole lagoon of Paje. 

Our chef is a real magician who creates the most tasty dishes from Europe, Asia and Africa on your plate. Choose between a huge choice of fresh seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. 

Honeymoon or Anniversary Special

Are you celebrating your Honeymoon or Anniversary with us? Let us make it even more special.!

Book your private romantic candle light dinner on the beach for a special memory. Dinner includes a fresh Seafood platter for 2, one bottle of refreshing white wine, a romantic setup near the the beach fire with flower decoration and candles.  (Price 55$) 


Loads of thing to do…



Paje is the perfect base for all main attractions Zanzibars. If you want to swim with Dolphins in Kizimkazi or taking a tour through Jozani Forest, to visit the Red Colobus Monkey, all locations are very easy to reach. For those who like to enjoy their holidays from the waterside, there are several activities as Kitesurfing, Snorkeling, Safari Blue and Scuba Diving nearby.



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Hotel on the Rock is located on the south east coast of Zanzibar at the end of Paje. The area is perfect for KiteSurfing, if for beginners or advanced, the lagoon offer the ideal conditions for both. Environment and wind conditions are perfect for most months of the year. You will find a couple of Kitecenters just next to Hotel on the Rock.

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Blue Lagoon Snorkeling


Take a trip with a traditional wooden Dhow boat to one of the best snorkeling spots of Zanzibar.  Anchor in the famous Blue Lagoon, put on your flippers and have a delightful insight on Zanzibar’s rich marine life!



One of our favorite tours takes you out to to christal clear waters. Sail on a big Dhow and snorkel in the Indian Ocean, have lunch on a lonely island and enjoy the freshest seafood BBQ  you can get. One of the top tours you should have tried. 

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Jozani Forest


Jozani Forest Tour brings you to the nature conservation area where you will encounter the Red Colobus Monkeys, unique on Zanzibar.  

Stone town tour


Stone Town, the town, which was formerly the capital of Oman, was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.Walking around Stone Town, you can see the impact of the different cultures on the buildings around you. It is definitively a magical and charming place and a MUST for anyone who visits the island.



Taste, smell and discover herbs and spices of Zanzibar. Walk around the plantations and learn how to grow, harvest and use them. Learn about the history of vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon. A tour for all your senses combined with a lot of fun. 

Dolphin watching


Take a boat ride from Kizimkazi and meet pods of white dolphins and blue porpoises in their favorite spot. Join them as they play in the waves and have the close encounter that you will never forget!

Sunday Unplugged - Jam Session

Every Sunday Hotel on the Rock is inviting different musicians for a Jam session. 

The Jam session starts at 7 pm until midnight.  Everybody with some talent is welcome to join and perform. if it is playing an instrument or singing. Sunday unplugged is a relaxed evening in good atmosphere. 

Additional to the music our Chef is creating every week a Special 3 course menu for that evening, that is definitely worth trying. 

How to find us?

Hotel on the Rock is situated at the end of Paje, beginning of Jambiani. We are 60 km from Zanzibar airport outside of Stone Town and it takes you about 1 hours drive to get here. Please let us know if you wish us to organize an Airport transfer for you. In case you come on your own or by public transport, just take the road out of Paje to the direction of Jambiani and you will find us after 2 km on the left side of the road. 


A few thing that are good to know


Which currency do you accept?

We accept Tanzanian Shilling, USD, Euro and Pounds. Please note that there are no ATM´s around. The only option to withdraw cash is in Stone town.

Do you accept credit cards?

We do accept Visa and Mastercards, please note that there is an additional fee of 5% extra charge on top for credit card payments. 

Do you have laundry service?

We provide laundry service on request, price are on the Laundry list in the rooms

Make your reservation

Hotel on the Rock Zanzibar
P.O.Box 3439, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Phone: +255 629 987 902
E-mail: info@hotelontherockzanzibar.com

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