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Asmini Palace Hotel

Kiponda Street, Box 3292, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #21 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The hotel is a short walk from the ferry terminal and some of the other major attractions in StoneTown. Rooms are comfortable and breakfast on the roof is decent. The decor mixes some Zanzibari style with modern features to give a slightly odd but reasonable ambiance.

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Hamburg, Germany
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12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Its difficult to compare hotels in the third world with those in the first world. By local standards the Asmini is good. By international standards it looses a star for me. But you go to Zanzibar to soak up the local culture not western style hotels. There are quaint quirks like the solid wooden doors which don't really fit and... More

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Roskilde, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed at Asmini Palace i December 2013. The staff was nice and the service was excellent. The location of the hotel is perfect; near Forodhani Gardens, Beit el Ajaib, the sea front etc. Roof top restaurant serves basic meals with a nice sea view.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Centrally located,walking distance from the ferry landing.The staff met us at the ferry landing and led us to the Hotel which was very convenient,Room was a little small but the bed was large enough to accommodate both of us.In the evening we walked down to the Forzani where we could buy all kinds of snacks and fruit.Roof top breakfast was... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Juma, Mohamed, Casiem, Evelyn. Beautiful friendly memorable staff at Asmini Palace. Couldnt ask for a more welcome (karibu !) Stone Town experience. They arrange everything you need just a phone call away. Clean basic rooms with own balcony. Clean bathroom with fan, shower only have to hold on to the shower head otherwise it sprays all over - not sure... More

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20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Small room/wc and poor pressure in the shower. The bed was a little bit short for us 1,75 & 1,84 and hard. Helpfull staff and also the breakfast was good except that they did not service real coffee just instante and that's not real coffee for 2 coffeedrinkers like we are.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I stayed 25 days at Asmini Palace Hotel. Maintenance, house keeping and services were excellent and all the staff service-minded and friendly. A roof top restaurant serving a mix of continental and local dishes. There is even an elevator, which is rare in Stone Town. Centrally located in a quiet mainly residential area. Value for money and a "home away... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I ate lunch at the roof restaurant of this hotel. It was my last day in Zanzibar and I went in because there was an item on the menu that I really wanted and their sign said they took credit cards. I wanted to save my last cash so I wouldn't have to make another ATM withdrawl and then end... More

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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I have stayed at Asmini Palace twice, once in 2008 and again in 2013. It is absolutely awesome! A bit hard to find in the middle of the tiny streets, but once you do you won't be disappointed. The staff are great and the rooms are even nicer. Four poster beds with mozzie netting and great Zanzibari architecture. Neat and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The rooms are excellent, big and comfortable with nice bathrooms and cable tv (which actually worked perfectly which is unusual!). However as the hotel is in the same price range as other nice hotels in stone town then the rest of the hotel is not good value. There's no pool of course and the roof top terrace is a bit... More

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Address: Kiponda Street, Box 3292, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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