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Warere Town House

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Behind Cine Afrique, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    4 of 5 stars
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Surrey, UK
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

4 of us stayed here in two balcony rooms for one night following two weeks on mainland and ahead of a week at a beach resort. We arranged to be collected at the airport by their taxi service - which I would highly recommend for ease, comfort, congeniality as well as price. Only 20 minutes from the airport we were... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Warere Town House is about a 10 minute walk to Stone Town Center. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The food and amenities were excellent. The Warere staff is what made our trip to Zanzibar easy, memorable, and enjoyable. They went our of their way to help us plan our stay, acquire tours and knowledgeable guides, answer all our questions,... More 

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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a real pleasure having you and your family stay with us. I hope to meet you again in the future! Karibuni Tena! More 

Coffs Harbour
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a balcony room ensuite (not many) and it served our purpose for arrival and later departure from the Island. A four storey "house" in Stone Town, clean rooms and linen. Helpful staff, gave us maps and organised a tour of Stone Town. Close to ferry and Freddie Mercury restaurant. We only ate breakfast here which was good with... More 

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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Hi Margot P, Thank you for taking the time to review the Warere! I am glad to hear you had a good stay with us. You are right our cheaper rooms are certainly smaller and squishier than our more expensive balcony rooms, but you can't beat the price quality ratio in Stone Town! We actually have a ground floor room... More 

South Africa
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We booked airport transfer With Warere House, highly recommended and on landing our driver was there (Salman) with a nice vehicle and sign with our names on transfer $10 per car and stress free! We were treated on arrival to a cool towel and fresh juice. Checked in helpfully despite power cuts into a small room with a large bed... More 

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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Hi Francesca, Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us and enjoyed our tours. We look forward to having you again! More 

Auckland
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I stayed at Warere Town House for 2 nights. I chose a budget room and this was fine. Standard double bed, own bathroom (the shower is not separated from the basin and toilet so this does mean the tiled floor gets wet around the basin and toilet until it has dried off). There was an air conditioning unit but I... More 

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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Hi Rosie C, Thank you for taking the time to review the Warere. Room 19 is indeed compact, but it has everything a single traveller needs ;) we are looking at redesigning the bathroom to avoid the wet tile problem, but this is a major job, so will likely happen next May during our annual refurbishment. We are also replacing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed only 1 night, in a tiny hotelroom perfect for 1 person. Good service, and clean rooms! They were fully booked, but he managed to get me a room for 25$, which I think was really nice. Really good drink at the arrival to! Thumbs up for a sentral and nice hotel.

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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Hi Birgitte S, Thank you for your review! You must have stayed in our teeny tiny budget single at $25. This room is not online as it is quite small and a bit dark but budget travellers love it as it has ensuite bathroom, AC, fan and mosquito netting and the $25 includes breakfast and wifi access! We look forward... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had a wonderful stay at Warere. The staff were very friendly and helpful, able to recommend good restaurants and places to see as well as providing us with a map of the town. Good location too, just a short walk into town and very close to the ferry. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the breakfast at the rooftop... More 

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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie G, Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future! More 

Austin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful budget guest house in historic Stone Town. Lovely roof-top breakfast setting,with fresh eggs and fruit every morning. Very knowledgable, helpful staff who can help arrange any trip and know the best guides. Restuta and Patrick were great hosts. If you are leaving town late in the day, you can check out and then come back and take a shower... More 

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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Hi RebTX, Thank you for your great review! We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Karibuni tena when you are next in Zanzibar More 

Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Warere felt like a little secret tucked away in Stone Town. They offer a pick up from the airport that I would suggest taking advantage of as the house can be a little difficult to find the first time you go. We stayed there for 3 nights and form the time of the pick up form the airport to... More 

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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Hi lyteqwest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Warere. I was thrilled to read your review as everything you mention is exactly what we aim to achieve. Clean, comfortable rooms at an affordable price, with a good breakfast and great customer service. I was particularly glad to read you found our drivers prompt and welcoming. We hope... More 

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at the Warere for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. The ginger welcome juice and fresh towel on arrival is a lovely touch worthy of much more expensive hotels. The breakfast was good with a nice range of food on offer. We peaked into some of the rooms and they are all different, some bigger, some smaller,... More 

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Warere, General Manager at Warere Town House, responded to this review

Dear 90zanzibargirl90 Thank you for reviewing the Warere. We are glad you found our rooms comfortable and well priced. Karibuni tena! More 

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