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Al Johari

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   116 Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #21 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013
MrLomas Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had an ok time here, not so bad, clean, but we'll used. The day before we were to leave, we had all of our cash taken from the room. Over $1000 in three different currencies from two different places, well hidden too. We told the manager and needed to fill out Alice report and wait for them to investigate... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Just arrived in Zanzibar a few hours ago! Its hot!!! But its okay compared to the -17 temp in Toronto!! This hotel is in a heritage hotel but it has not been kept up to date. We just found out that the building is not to be tampered with and this coming from the government. It sounds stupid to me... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Good location, friendly staff, clean rooms... That's about it. The highlight is probably breakfast on the roof top, which is pretty good. Perhaps best suits a single night before heading to Nungwi or the East Coast. My bathroom was pretty much falling apart - even by local standards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights after a 2 week safari in Kenya and mainland Tanzania. It was a little out of my budget as a solo traveller (around $110 a night) however was well worth it. The building is full of charm and Zanzibar character. The room had a king size four poster bed, heavy ornate wooden door and... More

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Zanzibar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Good food, nice and clean rooms, a wonderful rooftop restaurant with an amazing view to indian ocean. Breakfast on the roof is like moonwalk where heritage stone town can be seen with history. Nice clean Beach is just 100 steps next to Al Johari and location is right in the centre of town where one can walk at night and... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Stayed just two nights at the Al Johari but would definitely return. It is a beautiful old building with lots of character but the rooms are comfortable with modern fixtures. Staff were all welcoming and helpful. Breakfast is served on the rooftop with views overlooking the sea and the food was lovely. Also a great location for exploring Stone Town.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

i booked al johari thru one of my friend in znz, he recommend this with good feedback. i booked for 3 days and later extended one more day, its nice and clean hotel with very good rooftop bar and restaurant with view to sea. a perfect place to stay in stone town zanzibar. it was 120$ stay but absolutely worth... More

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Jobourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I thank you Al Johar for lovely stay with good food and beach just few steps from hotel. A good value for money. Friendly and helpful staff. We palanned december visit again with our office couligues. Swahili african food was a lovely experience and they make good sea food. We shall come back again. Vincent Godwin

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is very nice hotel to stay when visiting Zanzibar. Next time I am coming back to Zanzibar I will definitely stay here! An excellent choice for a stay in historical Stone Town/ Zanzibar. The restaurant was a great location at the Lounge. The room was lovely and the whole hotel was in an excellent condition with a good quality... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We absolutely LOVED this small hotel. It is charming, very clean, and close to everything. The Beach is just across the road. There is a nice lounge & restaurant with friendly staff, The rooms are beautifully renovated with a big walk-in closet. the breakfast and food is delicious. Beds comfortable. Wi-Fi is free. Aveda toiletries. Beach towels included. Wonderful Experience!... More

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Additional Information about Al Johari

Also Known As:
Al Johari Hotel
Al Johari Stone Town
Al Johari Zanzibar/Stone Town
Address: 116 Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 29 hotels in Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Al Johari 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Al Johari means the Jewel in certain translations of Kiswahili and Arabic, and we invite you to experience the Jewel of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Al Johari is a small 15 room Boutique Hotel in the Stone Town area of Zanzibar, and was the result of a careful refurbishment combining two ancient buildings in Stone Town to produce an exceptional hotel property while keeping within the Architecture and dimensions of Stone Town history with an emphasis on modern state of the art amenities as well as the opulent luxuries of the Omani, Persian, Indian and Swahili influences. ... more   less 
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