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Al Johari

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   116 Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Stone Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013
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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I stayed with a friend in this hotel, looking for a relaxing break after a busy week working in Tanzania. I do have to say that the staff were just wonderful. Friendly, helpful and really caring. And the hotel is in a great location in Stone town. My room was on the ground floor and breakfast was on the fourth... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Forced to pay in advance @ $100 per night and on arrival was placed in a dungeon styled, dingy room next to reception with a window that opened directly into the street. The room had no lock. Was promised a rebate and upgrade of room early next morning but was not moved until 17.00. Then no rebate was offered and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I stayed in Al Johari as a solo traveler for six nights in February 2013; my reservation was made through a local travel agency, Suntours. Good aspects: the location is very convenient to visit Stone Town and to go to the boat port, and not too far from the ferry port; the staff members are kind and quite efficient, in... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 6 days and had the best experience, Salom who is one of the front desk managers is very kind hearted and helpful, the fact that he speaks proper english was a cherry on top. he went out of his way to welcome us and made sure we had all we need. the kitchen stuff... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

3am it wake me up because water in bathroom cant stop. stuff came to repair at 4am to 5am. I could not sleep. finally no creaning. no apologize.

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Malawi
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Was a very nice and reasonably priced place to stay in the heart of stone town, a very traditional type house, with lots of traditional yet functional furniture, a lovely roof top bar and restaurant, with great views over the town especially at breakfast. Which was a good breakfast and the service was overall friendly and relatively efficient. Only thing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed at the Al Johari 4 years ago and it was delightful, however on our return to Zanzibar last year it was not that great as we had issues with the service etc, however we have just been there last week and found that the management has changed and the Hotel has its delightful homely charm back ! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

When I decided to visity Stone Town, I wanted to stay in a smaller boutique hotel that represented the culture and style of Zanzibar. The Al Johari exceeded my hopes and expectations in every way. There was ample space in my Jr. Suite room. There was also a decent amount of hand-crafted (yet highly functional) Zanzibari furniture, including a beautiful... More

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Additional Information about Al Johari

Address: 116 Shangani, Stone Town, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Stone Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Al Johari 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Al Johari Stone Town
Al Johari Zanzibar/Stone Town

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