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Zenji Hotel

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Malawi St, opp Cine Afrique | P.O. Box 661, Stone Town, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Lund, Skane Lan, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I stayed at Zenji during our 4 days in Stone Town. We had a wonderful time. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the centre of town, and conveniently placed for the ferry terminal. It is the touches such as homemade soaps in the rooms, the incredible banana and vanilla jam and the friendly staff that... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Zenji Hotel, is a cute little hotel, with nice quirky furniture and large rooms. There are really nice little touches in the room like home made soap and cushions which can be bought from the shop downstairs. Breakfast involved nice home made Jams. The only downside to the place would be the location to the harbour. Throughout the night... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we spent there 3 nights in January 2015, The best things about the Hotel: staff (always smiling, positive, ready to help and give you any advice you may need, fast wi-fi (the best one during our stay in Zanzibar), great breakfast (wonderful coffee, spice tea, home-made jams, hibiscus juice), nicely decorated rooms, very clean, ac and fan, clean mosquito nets,... More 

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ZenjiHotel, Owner at Zenji Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, many thanks for your nice review. We enjoyed having you at Zenji! We are very sorry about the noise that bothered you. Some nights container do pass by. The good news is that the government is building a new harbour outside Stone Town! Hope this new harbour will be finished soon so we are able to offer you... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 6th stay at Zenji Hotel. We usually spend a night or two there on our way to the beaches on the north or east side of the island. But this time we stayed for 2+ weeks. It is very easy to find, located just up from the main harbour/ferry terminal. The place is very, very clean and... More 

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ZenjiHotel, Owner at Zenji Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It makes us very happy you enjoy staying with us every time again. Hope the noise of the harbour at some nights of the weeks will be finished soon, now the government is building a new harbour outside StoneTown. Looking forward to welcoming you again next time you visit Zanzibar! Greetings from... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The hotel is decent for the price. The photos on the website are a bit misleading, so expect it to look worse than the photos. The staff are helpful. Location is a 5-10 minute walk to stone town, and easy to find if you are coming from the airport by taxi.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My spouse and I spent one night at the Zenji Hotel in early January 2015. It's clean, easy to find, and overall very welcoming. As other reviews stated, our AC unit worked perfectly, the mosquito nets was clean/covering, the mattress was fine (although a little hard for my taste), but it can get a little noisy because of the proximity... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were in Dar es Salaam and wanted a nice weekend away from the big city! Well we got exactly what we wanted! Arriving mid morning on Saturday we were warmly welcomed at Zenji Hotel. I have been at Zenji Hotel several times in the past 6 years, however hadn't been there for a year or two. I was pleasantly... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have been going to Zanzibar for work for 20 years, usually for one or two weeks at a time. Zenji is now my home away from home when I go. The location is great, one the edge of Stone Town near the port, a short walk along the waterfront to the palaces, fort, and gardens. The rooms are pleasant,... More 

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ZenjiHotel, Owner at Zenji Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hauke, how happy we always are when we have the pleasure of welcoming you again! We hope you're doing fine and send you best wishes from the Zenji Team! More 

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