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Al Johari

116 Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2008

I didn't stay at the hotel, but my friend and I wandered by and decided to go to the restaurant for lunch. The restaurant, with a full menu, was empty. We decided to sit in the lounge area because of the view of rooftops and the ocean. It only had a bar/snacks menu, but it was so hot we didn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2008

The Junior suite cost us $200 per night and was tiny - a huge bed in a small room that smelled of damp. We also found out that the spa advertised on the website isn't actually open yet - one of the main reasons we chose the hotel. We complained, and got upgraded to the Deluxe suite which was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2008

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Zanzibar. We stayed in Stone Town for five nights at The Al Johari and I don't think we could have chosen a better hotel. The location is excellent, close to all the main sights and some good restaurants and you feel safe walking to and from it at night as it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

I just came back from Zanzibar and i must say i had a fabulous time. We intended to stay just one night in Stone Town but after staying at this hotel we decided to go back for another night. The hotel is tastefully decorated , the entrance is inviting and the staff are friendly and extremely efficient. The hotel organised... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2008

We booked to stay at the Al Johari in July 2008. The booking was made following a reccommendation of a friend who had stayed there in March 2008 and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was to be the last night of our holiday and therefore as a treat we reserved a suite. I emailed the hotel directly and received good information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

Hidden away in one of Stone Town's many back alleys, the Al Johari hotel is an Arabian nights style gem. Its gorgeous decorations ooze style and atmosphere. The room was modest in size but plenty made up for by the beautiful wooden furniture in it. The bathroom is modern and super stylish. The rooftop terrace with its restaurant provides a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2008

Stayed at Al-Johari for one night on our last night in Zanzibar. The staff are all very friendly, the receptionist is good fun for a joke and threw in a bottle of bubbly when he realised we were honeymooners. The location is ideal if you intend to just shop a little on Kenyatta Road and see the main sights. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

The Al Johari was extremely well located in the Shangani district of Stone Town (Everything you would want to see was within walking distance!) Sunset on the roof terrace was lovely and the food in the restaurant was exceptionally good (the crab curry being a wonderful house speciality and the chef coming out to speak to us about the meal).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2008

Nice location. Tucked away but within easy walking reach of most sights. Very friendly staff, including the male receptionist who was polite, efficient and helpful. Our room (101) on the ground floor was rather small, but this is limited by the building itself. Well fitted out with luxury finishes, including the sink - but a bit over the top and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

We spent two nights here at the beginning of our holiday and one at the end. I was really surprised at how lovely the hotel was from as soon as we arrived - it is still sparkling clean from it's opening and the beginning of the year and the rooms are lovely. It was a welcome surprise. The waiting and... More 

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