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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
9 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Orleans, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The food is realy outstanding, the cook is perfect, excelent cousine. And by having no elevator you loose wait by eating good food.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

To start with the positives: the location is pretty good, fairly easy to find when you know where it is (other places deeper into Stone Town can be a nightmare to find, even when you've been there several times!). It is nice and quiet, set away from any road noise. The staff were friendly and quite helpful and the place... More

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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
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
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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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