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Hotel Kiponda

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Nyumba Ya Moto St | PO Box 3446, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed two weeks in this hotel while I was taking a Swahili course and visiting the Island and I found it very comfortable. I loved the room, the terrace and the copiouos breakfast supplied. I also loved the friendly and super helpful staff. It felt like home. It was a place to stay and come back to. A great... More 

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Moss, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was actually closed during our school trip to Zanzibar because of refurnishing and fixing up the hotel. But they hadn't informed us about it, so they opened it up for us the nights we stayed over. The beds were good, the mosquito nets had som holes, but not as big as many other I've seen in Zanzibar/Tanzania. They... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If the rooms are only basic, everything else is amazing. The location is just perfect, the building looks charming, you have wifi on the rooftop terrace, at the same place you can have breakfast and have a few drinks in the evening. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If he has time, Jimmy will entertain you with stories about... More 

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Moshi, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used this hotel two times in one week period in order to attend a family event in the north west part of Zanzibar. What favorably impressed me was the customer service oriented attitude of their staff. Rooms were well appointed. In particular I will mention the experience of my last day there. I had to be at the airport... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free wifi in the dining/rooftop area. Breakfast was well laid out with ally of variety. Rooms were clean, spacious all with mosquito nets for each bed. Showers were warm and towels are provided. Triple rooms $35, single rooms $25, very good prices and very good location!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

After staying in 2 other hotels in stone town offering rooms for similar prices but poor service we discovered Kiponda hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful,the rooms very clean and neat and the whole atmosphere very charming with lots of international guests. The upper dining area/lounge on the roof was a great place to relax and eat an... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great location, great price, great service, and fantastic complimentary breakfast! The staff were accommodating and helpful. We had a little confusion in regards to the rooms we had requested, and the staff did everything they could to quickly fix the mix up and ensure that we had a great stay. Also, the breakfast is really great! Much more than the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very convenient location in the heart of Stone Town. Well priced and very comfortable rooms, clean and safe. Air con and fans so it kept the temperature down even in the hot part of the year in January. Lovely zanzibar style beds and furniture. Nice breakfast space on the roof. Would recommend for a budget stay location in Stone Town.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I stayed in this hotel in November 2014. $50 and 20.000 Shilling (approx. $10) was taken from my luggage in my room on the one and only day I left my key at reception for housekeeping to clean my room. When I reported this to the staff they immediately responded that it was unthinkable that the housekeeping could have taken... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good B&B, very helpful staff/management. Would book again. People from all over the world. If you like, familiar atmosphere (at least at breakfast time). Good connetctions with tour operators. Save and clean.

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