Stone Town is home to the luxurious Kisiwa House where modern touches meet historic architecture. Visitors delight in the finest details throughout the hotel like white drapes on their bedposts, carved woodwork on staircases, brass fixtures and golden tea trays. The historic building has been standing since 1840 and was previously owned by a wealthy merchant during the reign of a 19th century sultan of Oman. This means, you’ll sleep in the same four walls that ancient founders have spent their nights. Today, guests can have their royal escape in one of its stunning rooms and dine at Darini, Kisiwa’s own elite restaurant serving freshly-caught lobsters before finishing up with spiced tea and pastries. The restaurant has its own view of the Indian Ocean and a private beach within steps from the rooms.