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Zenji Hotel

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Malawi St, opp Cine Afrique | P.O. Box 661, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for both my arrival and departure nights. It's fairly reasonably priced for a hotel that is still considered in Stone Town. It's less than a 2 minute walk from the port, and maybe 10-15 minutes from the center of Stone Town. The rooms are all named, instead of numbered. The two I stayed in were very well... More 

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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here since it opened, every year and around 6 nights every time. So we have long and thourough experience of Zenji hotel. It is like a second home for us. We enjoy the friendly atmosphere, the very nice staff , the superb breakfast. The hotel is situated in a local area of Stone Town which we appreciate,... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value and one of the only places in Stone Town where you can get a reasonably sized setup for 3 (one double bed and one single). Service is good, wifi is fast and reliably works within the rooms, and breakfast was delicious. The room is quaint, clean and spacious. The only thing that keeps this place from being 5... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights on arrival and departure from Zanzibar. The hotel arranged airport pickup for us which was a reasonable price. We stayed in Spice Corner. We were offered this or another room but chose that one as it was supposed to be quieter and we were not bothered by any noise during our stay. The location... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi, I have slept year one night only, last September 2014. 50$ for a double room with shared bathroom. The room was fine, the bathroom was clean and just outside our room. It was quiet noisy because of the traffic. We were leaving really early in the morning so they prepared a " breakfast-to-go"....not good. The location is conveniently in... More 

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Kigali Province, Rwanda
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spend a few nights there and were agreably surprised. The staff were courteous and handy,this including the hotel manager. The room are simple but arranged with taste, all equipments (air condition,lights) are functioning as required. The bathroom although simple is a pleasure to use, with the recycled wine bottles used as lamp holder. The furnishings are... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The hotel was clean and fairly placed. The facilities were good and air con worked. Our room was small but had everything that you might need in a bedroom. However, the bed was very high and one side was against the wall. This made it very difficult for the second person to get in and out of the bed. The... More 

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Toulouse, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We spent 2 nights there and enjoyed each. We found out about Zenji on Tripadvisor and are happy we gave it a try! Their numerous certificates are totally well deserved! First of all it is located 5 min walk from the ferry, which is a huge plus if you are taking the boat to go back to Dar es Salaam.... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice hotel with very helpfull staff. Our rook was quite small and a bit noisy facing the road, but well ceapt and clean. The others rooms ( we were eight people traveleing) were bigger and much more quiet. The brekfast was not huge but very good with tasty home made bread and marmelade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One of the best things about this hotel is that the owners run a venture which benefits the local community. They offer a tour unique to Zenji which takes you to a locals only part of town where they have a small home which has become a handicraft centre for women to work. It is a great initiative and were... More 

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